“Developing stylized trees and landscapes inspired by Eyvind Earle” by Murphy and Galanter

  • ©Laura K. Murphy and Philip Galanter

  • ©Laura K. Murphy and Philip Galanter

  • ©Laura K. Murphy and Philip Galanter

  • ©Laura K. Murphy and Philip Galanter

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    Developing stylized trees and landscapes inspired by Eyvind Earle

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    This work uses Houdini to explore methods of generating and rendering landscapes stylized to mimic the artwork of artist Eyvind Earle (1916-2000). I present general guidelines and procedural characterizations of various trees, a forest, cliffs, mountains, an ocean, and waves. I developed methods for matching the shapes of the objects, relying on noise, L-systems, and other constraints. The graphic style places importance on the shape of the geometry, as it is rendered with simple toon-based shading techniques. Additionally, any intricate details are portrayed with point or line geometry instead of a traditional shader to mimic fine illustrative brushwork. Carefully chosen color palettes, separate shadow geometry, and level-of-detail rules also add to the likeness of Earle’s style.


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