Tyler Hobbs’ essay on “Flow Fields” delves into the use of flow fields in generative art, a technique he frequently employs. He explains the basics, including creating a grid of angles on a canvas and drawing curves through this field. Different methods for starting points and vector distortions, such as Perlin Noise, are explored. Hobbs also discusses combining flow fields with other techniques and experimenting beyond standard approaches. The essay is both a technical guide and an encouragement for artistic creativity in algorithmic artwork.

For more details, you can read the full essay on Tyler Hobbs’ website.