so...i looked at the postscript files i exported from flash and
realized I could read these values back into flash, and vary the
stroke weights on the fly...essentially I'm creating a hand-made
filter here...which was sort of depressing to realize. In any case...the
picture on the right is the input picture and the drawing on the
left is its interpretation using this filter. Line weight is adjusted
by the slope of the line...sort of a calligraphy pen.
This assumes that stroke weight is somehow dependant on an intrinsic
quality of the line drawing itself...rather than the subject...which
i know is BS. I think i'd like to see what would happen if i took
the original source (the photograph)...and varied the line weights
based on RGB values.
This study is an extreme example of how i am always convinced that
there is an underlying structure to what I perceive as natural...something
that I am slowly being forced to realize might not be the case at