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As folks start to join us, I'd just like to remind everyone that this is a topic based instance. Discussion is mostly focused on SciArt, SciComm, data, visualization, creative coding, and related arts and research.

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Playing with some update ideas for my "Sunflowers" animated meditation. Might take me a while to get this one right, but here's an early screenshot.

The current version is already posted:

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Who's up for getting one of my Generative Art stickers? All I ask is that you let me know when the envelope arrives.

Together we can share a little joy, and collect data on USPS delivery times.

How it works:

1. You sign up
2. I mail a sticker to you
3. You tell me when it arrives

And these AI tools aren't the first time we've encountered these issues. Scientists, and just about anyone putting together a slide deck, has 'lifted' art for decades.

Do read Glendon's thread. He's done a very good job of explaining the issues.

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It's not about using technology, it's about using the labor of highly skilled artists against their will. It is about techno-colonialism and how it takes without asking.

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If you haven't seen my own concerns about artist copyrights and recent AI image generating tools, please see this thread from a fellow artist. He voices a lot of issues that I've expressed, but in another way.

I'm thinking of making another batch of my Cell Biology candy. Last time, Kickstarter worked out great. I could also do it on my Patreon or Ko-fi, but might not get as much attention as I did on Kickstarter.

What are your thoughts?

Today's prompt is "Invasion", and my mind went straight to ants of a different species invading another's territory.

This is the little glass pen I started my daily drawings with, five years ago. It was a souvenir from a trip to Venice, Italy.

The glass dipping pen I now use, looks very similar, but is bigger.

Today's prompt is "Contaminate". My brain is still a little overwhelmed from yesterday's art my drawing is a bit more abstract than usual.

Getting some of my larger hand drawn generative art into mattboard for showing at the Noe Valley Art Festival. Still figuring out how I'll mix my hand drawn pieces with the code created pieces. We'll see how it turns out tomorrow.

For , I've created public posts on my Patreon and Ko-fi:

I'll update these daily, with new drawings based on prompts from , , and possibly others.

It's time! Today's prompt is "Symbiosis". My mind went right to lichen. Maybe it's on a Gargoyle, not seen in my drawing?

, and some fun spinoffs, starts tomorrow.

Here's some advice on getting through the month of daily drawings

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It's hard to believe, but with today's drawing, I've been doing these little daily drawings every day for five years. Hopefully, I can keep going for another 5 years.

It all started with the challenge. I figured I'd give it a try: do a drawing in ink every day for the month of October. When I started, I was just trying to get through the first week. But by the end of the month, I wasn't done, so I just kept drawing.

Today's drawing was inspired by today's prompt, "Yielding", but is very indirect. I suppose it's an abstract mesh that is somewhat yielding...but that's a stretch.

Having fun with today's prompt: 'Dancing'. How could I resist drawing some dancing star fish? I couldn't.

Today's 's prompt is a fun one: Branching. So I went with a simple branching tree for today's drawing. Here's an in-progress ...finished drawing is now posted for my fans on Patreon and Ko-fi.

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