pacman dies soundwave art

pacman dies soundwave art
pacman dies soundwave art

Any self respecting nerd, geek, hipster or regular throw back from the 80’s will love my geek range of soundwave art. Soundwaves from pacman are used to create a cool abstract art print. (Also available, sound art from mario, lotr, starwars, street fighter, thundercats, songs or anything else you want)

I can create and sell thesat http://www.monowaveart.co.uk

Check it out! I have loads more soundwave related art. Mario dies soundwave art at https://frigopie76.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/mario-dies-soundwave-art/

I will even create soundwave art from your own audio files or from your favourite songs. Just think how cool it’d be to give your loved one a unique abstract artwork declaring your love. No one need know your soppy side but it will look amazing in any modern home.

Drop me an email and i’ll give you a code and quote pacmans ‘bloop bloop!’ to get a code for 15% off your order. (I’m nice like that cos i like you. 🙂 ) info@monowaveart.co.uk

Soundwave Art Inception

tynemouth surf wave art
Art from Soundwaves
soundwave tynemouth
Raw soundwave of Tynemouth surf

Mono Wave Art Inception –
The wave art concept developed by myself, Alex Patterson, originated from a summer evening surf session. It was calm night with good surf conditions, offshore breeze, 4 ft glassy waves and the sun low in the sky. Exhausted from making it through the breaking waves I took a moment to recouperate on my board (8ft 6″ Red and black mini mal if you’re interested).

As I lay there, I closed my eyes and listened to the waves. I tried to imagine how the rhythm of the waves crashing onto the shoreline and the gentle swell of the water would look visually.
The contrast between the tranquility of the undulating swell and gentle breeze against the raw power and speed of the breaking waves.

After a few more waves I returned, exhausted to the car, dried myself off and collected my recording equipment. I made my way back to the shore to try and capture something of the essence of the waves.

Later that night as I listened again to the waves I decided to try and portray the soundwaves visually.

Development –
Using various sound analysis programs and art software I extracted the soundwaves from my recordings. Soundwaves are complex and multilayered. Generally they just look a bit too messy and to me did not capture the contrast of the calmness and wild power of the waves.
After trying various techniques I converted the sound wave into a singular or ‘mono’ wave. With a few more adjustments I had the beginnings of a beautiful wave form.

The mono wave form portrayed the gentle rise and fall of the wave sounds perfectly while encompassing natures unpredictable simplicity and chaos. Using a limited minimalistic colour pallette the sound wave almost looks like the white water of a wave as it is just starting to break.

Since creating this soundwave art I have been inspired to further explore the possibilities of sound as art. My website www.monowaveart.co.uk is currently under construction. When complete I will make wave art prints available for purchase as well as the facility to create your own personalised soundwave art commissions.

 

binary art blue

binary art blue
binary art blue

Simple abstract art with a binary secret. The artwork when decoded spells out ‘frigopie76 AKA Alex Patterson’.

Initially this piece just looks like chaotic abstract art. However, there is order and structure. Any square in the wrong position and the message will not work.

Binary Art

Binary Art
Binary Art

I’ve always been interested in the secrets and messages hidden in art. Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Dali all had hidden themes in their art. With that in mind i created this artwork. Obviously the code is not really all that hidden, that is all there is. But without that knowledge it is simply a pretty cool looking abstract peice of art.

Basically, the hidden code is based on 16bit binary.

If you have the time and inclination you are welcome to attempt to decode the message. I’ll even give you a head start. 01010001 0101110110. (Simple when you know how.)

Space Invader (Invaded)

space invader
space invader

One of my earliest and greatest memories is playing space invaders. I used to sit for hours on a little foot stool in front of an old black and white tv. The choices of games were space invaders or pong on the Atari consone. Big chunky cardridges would slot in and my imagination would run wild.

If sat too long on the little stool you would get what we used to call ‘invaders cramp’.

My love of gaming was starter by this little space invading character. If not for him, maybe i might have got out more, seen more things, had more real life experiences. As it is I find solice in the fantasty worlds that games provide for me.

Games have come a long way since the giant pixels of invaders and pong, it wont be long until game and real world look identical. I look forward to that day. Once graphical perfection in games is achieved then game companies will have to become a little bit more creative in their game design and stories.

Question Everything

Question Everything
Question Everything

This was a design/artwork that is developed from 16 bit binary and is very personal to me. I still intend to get this as a shoulder/upper arm tattoo.

When interprated it reveals my philosophy in life, ‘Question Everything’.

The cubes represent the love i have of geometry and natural order. The non obvious layout of the design represents chaos. The colour scheme is representative of my love of art and design. The CMYK print process combination also aesthetically looks great.

To convert the art back into binary(ones and zero’s)  you need to read from top to bottom, left to right. Each cube represents four ones or zeros. A small cube is a zero, then filled left section is a one, blank top is a zero and right filled is anther one. It takes two cubes to represent one letter. 01010001 (top 2 cubes = Q).

ps pen tool

ps pen tool
ps pen tool

The pen tool is possibly my favourite photoshop tool. For years i was mistakenly using masks or lasso too to make selections. One mastered the pen tool opens up an extra element of accuracy to selections. Basically if you don’t know how touse the pen tool, you don’t know anything about photoshop.

As a design and retro pixel art geek I created this image. The simplicity of the Photoshop icon with a strong solid colour contrast perfectly.

The pixelation when enlarged, for me adds to the appeal of these art prints. Areas of the icon allow the colour of the background through just slightly. This helps blend the icon nicely and gives a more aesthetic, balanced feel.

ps eraser

ps eraser
ps eraser

If only real life had undo and an eraser tool. Things would be so much simpler.

As a design and retro pixel art geek I created this image. The simplicity of the Photoshop icon with a strong solid colour contrast perfectly.

The pixelation when enlarged, for me adds to the appeal of these art prints. Areas of the icon allow the colour of the background through just slightly. This helps blend the icon nicely and gives a more aesthetic, balanced feel.

ps bucket

ps bucket
ps bucket

One of the most basic and simple tools in photoshop. I always loved that it was refered to as a bucket rather than a paint pot.

Ironically, the paint bucket tool wasn’t used in creating this artwork.

As a design and retro pixel art geek I created this image. The simplicity of the Photoshop icon with a strong solid colour contrast perfectly.

The pixelation when enlarged, for me adds to the appeal of these art prints. Areas of the icon allow the colour of the background through just slightly. This helps blend the icon nicely and gives a more aesthetic, balanced feel.