IRL Generated Art

Lapin Mignon
3 min readAug 24, 2022

When an artist tend to mimic the Art Generation with a live experience on Twitter


13–3–7–1–23–4-N — Generated with the string of numbers given by PoUpA on Opensea

As you start to know, despite being in the NFT space since 2019, and loving experiencing with technologies, none to say that I am not a tech savvy person — and it can not be truer when I try to go myself to understand better coding.

One day, I was desperately trying to follow a Youtube video on Coding 101 and preparing and trimming some paper for my next artworks, 24x24cm — when I was left on the side with paper cuts — all of the same size, too narrow to be used (8x24cm). And, without giving it a thought, I started crossing and knitting them in a pattern that would give me an other 24x24cm if I crossed 6 of those. So I had 24 of these papers which were about to be thrown away, and I started to paint on them all

All 24 bands fully painted with Watercolour and pigments

Once dried, I started to play with it — and I instantly adored the physical result of the knitted painted paper bands.

So I decided to number them from 1 to 24 and decided to have 2 finish Day and Night (J and N) and start to engage in a Twitter experiments with my friends an followers. On 22nd August 2022 and got a first response by Konohime who gave the following string “4–2–13–3–7–8 J” and I recorded my self creating the Artwork and sent him the NFT

All bands were numbered from 1 to 24
Tweet to engage an experiment on Twitter 22/08/22
4–2–13–3–7–8-J — Generated with the String of Codes from Konohime on OpenSea

And I published on Twitter my “Smart Contract” which refers to the standard process I have written down to get always the same result

The “Smart Contract”

The experiment then took — and people got fun giving numbers and experiencing their real art coming to life through a manual process and then received an NFT from the collection.

Here is the video of the process making before the experimenters get to receive their own NFT

25 artworks have been created so far and 7 are still left to be created and can be found OpenSea

Conclusion: as an artist, I loved playing experiment and being a robot for a little while, but after few iterations, I started to feel the repetition of the process. I am amazed how the artworks generated can look sometimes so different and sometimes so similar despite having a different string of codes.

The experimenters did also enjoyed the experiments

The best output is still the physical Artwork and I am now putting 3 of them on sales — request on demand for a pure unique generated physical watercolour ❤

This, framed, would look fantastic — one sales on request