Plotting Stewie Griffin from Family Guy
Computer aided design gets ever more important in jobs – and with graphing software we can create art using maths functions. For example the above graph was created by a user, Kara Blanchard on Desmos. You can see the original graph here, by clicking on each part of the function you can see which functions describe which parts of Stewie. There are a total of 83 functions involved in this picture. For example, the partial ellipse:
when x is bounded between 3.24 and 0.9, and y is bounded as less than 1.5 generates Stewie’s left cheek. This is what he looks like without it:
By clicking on the various functions you can discover which ones are required to complete the full drawing. Other artwork designed by users includes:
See if you can create some designs of your own! This could make an interesting maths investigation for anyone thinking about a career in computer design or art – as it is a field which will grow in importance in the coming years.
You might also like to look at a similar post on using Wolfram Alpha to plot the Batman and Superman logos.