The WHIP Project
Medium: Prints (Ink on Archival Matte Paper), hand-drawn using digital pen and custom made Software.
Description: WHIP is a 3D Paint program that lets artists explore texture of color fields. The software intentionally breaks many of the traditional methodologies that apply to the physical painting process. By striping down the painter's skill set, WHIP provides professional artists a fresh encounter with the craft of painting.
Like many traditional tools (piano, oil-brush), WHIP allows a wide gamut of expression yet it is not easy to master. Pitaru has practiced the WHIP software for over a year, recording the entire process in a library of over 500 animations.
Technically, The software uses unique algorithms that enable the artist to use a computer-screen color system (72 dpi, RGB color base), and later render the material for Print quality output - 1440 dpi, CMYK color base. This enables the system to be reactive in realtime, while produce professional grade Prints.
This submission includes several scaled down reproductions of the original prints on Archival Paper, as well as movies of these prints as they are created; demonstrating how Pitaru uses the WHIP software.
Pitaru's prints have been featured in galleries in New-York, Asia and Europe. His work (Including the Whip project) was recently awarded the Tokyo Director’s Club award for Interactive Design.
About this Page
This Page includes digital scans of selected prints, and a java-based program that plays back Movies of the prints being created.
Viewing requirements: Computer (PC/MAC), Internet Explorer browser with Java installed. If needed, You may Install the Java-VM from this page: http://java.sun.com