The following is a guest post by Ana Tudor. If you’ve seen Ana’s work, perhaps you know that she uses mathematics and code together to make art. The finished pieces look like they take ages to make. But as I witness with my own eyes, Ana can think through what it takes to build something like this while doing it incredibly quickly. Here she’ll explain to us the entire thought process in a step-by-step tutorial.

In mid-August, I decided to try to reproduce a nice looking GIF I found on 12gon.

The original GIF

I thought I’d code it live for people to watch using CodePen’s Professor Mode. 30 minutes later, this was the result:

See the Pen M