Mechanically Plotted Artwork
After seeing a few amazing examples of art done with pen plotting devices, I purchased the AxiDraw in late 2017. Mechanical plotting, which existed before laser printers came onto the scene, really fascinated me with its mix of precision and limitations. The AxiDraw specifically is incredibly precise, which usually meant my plots looked like prints. I still haven't wrapped my head around making the plots look more hand drawn. Instead I abused the hell out of the precision to see where it would take me.
Processing, Python, and Houdini were used to create plots. Surprisingly I ended up using Houdini for most of the plots, and loved the process. Houdini is an amazing generalist tool that allows for quick iteration and complete control over geometry. I haven't even scratched the surface of its capabilities.