Recursive Drawings

Since we are now working with code, I thought it would be cool to talk about recursive drawings. As we learned in class, in programming, there are these things called functions that execute a chunk of code when they are called upon in the program. One type of function is called a recursive function. When used in drawing, these types of functions are able to call upon themselves, which causes the same picture to be drawn multiple times because the same chunk of code is being executed each time. Usually, each iteration is decreased in size and the position of the drawing is changed so that the drawings do not just stack up on top of each other. Even though these drawings are just variations of one image repeated over and over again, I find them to be visually interesting and cool.

You can check out some recursive drawings at:


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