Assignment 1 | Self-Portrait (Lavish Lady)

My passion towards the art was born a long time ago and I couldn’t truly believe that I would be able to find an area, which would challenge my art skills as much as an art production using p5js. It allowed me to combine my artistic expertise and expand my knowledge of Javascript. This work was inspired by the contemporary art that I experimented a lot lately. I decided to bring in my artwork a wide pallette of colors symbolizing the diversity of human beings in terms of their character development. Combining it with nature that could be observed in the front, I wanted to depict the idea of close relationship between human and nature. Undoubtedly, we are a part of nature and it has a profound effect on our development and nurturing of essential.

I’m particularly proud of the code I wrote for the interactive eyes that follow the mouse movement and the effect of color changing lips. This adds an element of interactivity and brings the portrait to life. Here’s a snippet of the codes:

```// Eye movement based on mouse position
fill(mouseX % 255, mouseY % 255, 100, mouseY % 255); // Color changes based on mouse position
let pupilOffsetX = constrain(map(mouseX, 0, width, -20, 10), -10, 10);
let pupilOffsetY = constrain(map(mouseY, 0, height, -5, 5), -5, 8);
ellipse(160 + pupilOffsetX, 280 + pupilOffsetY, 15, 15); // left pupil
ellipse(230 + pupilOffsetX, 280 + pupilOffsetY, 15, 15); // right pupil
}```
```lipcol.r = random(111, 218);
lipcol.g = random(72, 47);
lipcol.b = random(209, 67);
fill(lipcol.r, lipcol.g, lipcol.b);
strokeWeight(1);
stroke(lipcol.r, lipcol.g, lipcol.b);
beginShape();

```

For future improvements, I’d like to:

-Enhance the interactivity by adding more elements that respond to mouse clicks or movements.

-Improve the smoothness of the animated features to make them more natural.

– Explore using different algorithms for more complex shapes and patterns, such as fractals or noise functions, to add more depth and texture to the portrait.

Working on this self-portrait allowed me to explore various aspects of my creativity through code. I learned a lot about using shapes, colors, and transformations to create a digital representation of myself. In the future, I would like to add more interactive elements, like changing colors or shapes based on user input, to make the sketch more dynamic. Additionally, I’d explore adding animations to give the portrait a lively, animated feel that captures my personality even more.

Reference to this genius guy from “The Coding Train”