About This Class
There are many different approaches you can follow to create generative art. In this class, I'll be teaching you an emergent phenomena-based approach. The basic idea is to create a large number of tiny creatures with simple behaviors built into them and let them loose on your canvas. The graphics that emerge from their collective behavior are almost always very intricate and sublime.
The best part about them is that, because the creatures are always moving, you can create both still graphics and animations with them, both of which can be breathtaking. Once you learn this technique, you can always modify the simple behaviors you hardcode into your creatures to create even more interesting and unique pieces of generative art.
As the project for this class, I want you to create and upload a still picture generated using 500 particles on your canvas. If you are looking for a challenge, I suggest you try applying different colors to all of them.