Hey there! I’m warrragwag, I have a background in architecture and interiors, specifically 3d & archviz since the early 00's. In late 2018 I finally learned Blender and broke free of my reliance on 3dsMax. I’ve been in the cryptoart space for more than a year now, with my work mostly focused on looping 3d motion graphics that has some architecture elements. I came up with “Make architecture weird again.” because I have always sketched weird stuff which are totally impractical or even senseless to construct in the real world and wanted to see them digitally. I use Blender's Geometry Nodes for semi-procedural arrangement and animation of instanced objects. Recently, I've been immersing myself in AI art using diffusion models. These are pretty good at producing conceptual scenes quickly. I am fascinated by how the machine interprets what I want and love spending time tweaking the settings or giving it text and/or images to start from. Although it is not easy to get the image you wanted, everyday I am excited to see what my artificial assistant can come up with.
I get so much inspiration coming in from all over from abstract paintings, to graffitti, to mecha anime, my neighborhood, nature, etc. Some artists that inspire me are: Lebbeus Woods, William Wray, Ashley Wood, early Zaha Hadid, Ganbrood, sorry can’t name them all, but there’s a lot of them.
A lot of times I feel like I’m just turning round and round, but I'm quite sure the overall theme is solidifying slowly. I just need to dig in more. Recently, I have been using AI to create concepts to reinterpret the ideas in my head. The machine produces a lot of images and I then curate those to fit my imagined scenes. The images that I have shortlisted will then be reused as various starting points in composition, texturing, lighting, motion, etc. It takes a long time to do this, maybe because I have not really refined an efficient workflow, or maybe this is just hard. On the other hand, working this way does create unique outcomes that I alone would not have thought of. There are, of course, lots of failures and sometimes it can be a downer but as long as I am focused on the long term on results, I'm sure this path I've chosen will produce a few gems here and there along the way.
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