Archive for oktober, 2009


 My new AOP tries to simulate drawing with crayons. Just start and let it run until you like what you see. Usually it takes between 400 and 1600 strokes to get an interesting drawing. It has two palettes. The Crayola palette: Crayola crayons have come in a number of different colours over the years. When Binney & Smith first produced Crayola crayons in 1903, there were just eight colours. By 1949 the number had increased to 48 colours. This palette includes those 48 colours. The Rainbow palette has the same gradient colours as the portrait palette in my Rainbow AOP. It is much more suited for portraits and most other things than the Crayola colours.


I have just released my newest effort in AOP making, named Rainbow after its colourful palette. Its output reminds of airbrush paintings thanks to very soft brushes and a palette made of gradients instead of solid colours.


I started trying to create an AOP mimicking Edvard Munch – but with little success. The palette colours are sampled from four of Edvard Munch’s most famous paintings – all gloomy and depressing. Despite this I came up with an AOP that proved well suited for making portraits. I have tested it on several portrait photos of both my own colleagues and famous celebrities with different hair and skin colour. So far I am satisfied with all the resulting paintings. Facelook has much rougher brush strokes than some of the other portrait templates and often leaves interesting artifacts in the paintings – probably inherited from the Munch paintings I sampled to create the palette. I think this makes the resulting paintings more painterly and not so hyperrealistic. After a little bit more of tweaking I think I will release it on DAP café in a day or two.


I have now released my two versions of Poster AOP on DAP café. They have been available in the forum for months and have been downloaded  a few hundred times already but I think it is a good idea to gather all AOPs at the same place instead of having to look through hundreds of forum posts to find them. I made this AOP in the first place because I needed illustrations for posters at work and did not want to use ordinary, dull photographs.


Edward was my first AOP template and is probably rather crude by today’s standards. Nevertherless it is still popular because of its almost vectorized, rotoscopic look. So now I have made it available at the DAP café too.

Edward Hopper has been one of my favourite painters for many years. I went to London a few years ago to see a Hopper exhibition at Tate Modern and about ten years ago I made a virtual art gallery in my own virtual world with only Hopper paintings on display.

This AOP’s palette colours are extracted from some of Edward Hopper’s most famous paintings. Despite this the resulting DAP paintings are obviously not quite like real Hopper paintings and therefore I named the template Edward instead of Hopper.

To make your paintings as Hopper-like as possible you should use photographs of lonely people in sterile, unfriendly environments, for example hotel lobbies, gas stations etc.

DAP café

Oscar has now started a new site where we can put our AOPs. I have put a link to it in my site’s link section and will soon upload my own creations.