Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mutapic - Rapidly Create Original Art

Update May, 2019: This tool is no longer online. 

Mutapic is a really interesting way to create original artwork online. Mutapic is not like any other online artwork creation tool that I've seen. The artwork users create with Mutapic is based on selecting and altering objects randomly generated within a set of user defined parameters. Mutapic randomly generates two images which users can combine to make a third image. Then the users can experiment with filters which alter the newly created third image. There are sixteen different filters that users can apply to their images. Within each of the sixteen filters are more variables that can alter an image. On top of the filter options are overlay options and image mixing options. If this sounds like a lot of variables, it is. I've been experimenting with Mutapic for a few days and I feel like I'm only scratching the surface of what this free web application can do.

Applications for EducationMutapic may be a great tool for art teachers and art students to experiment with many shading, shape, color, and overlay options. Mutapic's high resolution images show much better detail and the effects of color, shading, and overlay than other free online art creation/ drawing tools.

There may also be an opportunity for tying Mutapic's parameters and variables into a math lesson. (I don't have a good enough math mind to think about how that would actually work).