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The Actual State of Fractal Art on DeviantArt
Hello and welcome! DeviantArt is a place known as an Art-sharing site and also as a strong Art community. This time, we'll take a deeper look into DeviantArt community. To be more specific, I invited 3 artists: Traditionalist, Digitalist and Fractalist for an interview about Fractal Art Community and its actual position on DeviantArt.
Hello everyone and welcome! Could you please kindly introduce yourselves to us?
I'm Milenka Delić, a self-taught artist from Croatia. Even though I spent my younger years painting, drawing and experimenting with other mediums, I ended up going to business school. At the time studying and making a living doing art seemed both immature and impossible. I hadn't resumed painting until my daughter opened up a DeviantArt account for me. Being a part of the community increased my motivation to paint. Thanks to DeviantArt I met many wonderful artists who never cease to amaze me with their positive charge and creativi
Mandelbulber v2 - 2.07
Free download (executables for win32 and win64, OSX and multiplatform source): http://sourceforge.net/projects/mandelbulber/
Together with zebastian, mclarekin and bermarte we have finished new version of Mandelbulber.
This time main focus was on implementation of many new fractal formulas (many thanks to mclarekin) and improvement of hybrid fractal calculation
What is new?
- Added new fractal formulas:
* msltoe Julia Bulb mod2
* msltoe Julia Bulb mod3
How To Fractal Well
Fractal Art Week
A warm hello to the fractal community from heavenriver!
As a contribution to the upcoming Project Educate: Fractal Week, I present you with this article which will focus on (hopefully) useful advice on how to make your fractals better, by paying attention to a few simple, yet crucial components of fractal art. I will be using my own fractals as examples, not because I think they are the best of the best, but rather because there is criticism to do, and I would rather not inadvertently hurt anyone's feelings by taking their own fractals as examples.
Point #1: Colouring
A BAD example of colouring:
What is wrong with this? Contrast and balance. The former is exaggerate; the latter is nonexistent. Just to name one, the purple areas stand out too much overall, compared to the other colours; it's as if we had nothing else at all. The yellow at top kind of stands out too,
Structured IFS Fractals - Basic Elements
Fractal Art Week
This article is about structred IFS fractals - basically, stuff made with Apophysis, Chaotica, and other similar software. Those aren't formal names of the things - just a little system that makes things easier for me.
A structured fractal is basically composed of main structure (framework), fillers and effects.
This decomposition, of course, is not universal and not even unique (one may see a transform as filler, while another as framework, for example).
This is the transforms or a group of transforms that create the main shapes of your fractal. Removing or replacing one of those transforms with something else will change drastically the looks of the work. Many frameworks have emtpy areas to be filled with fillers .
While some frameworks people use are quite hard to figure out (those are few though, since there are not many people able to find their own original crazy structures), other are common, explained in many tutorials, fe
Math and Programming for Fractal Artists
Math and programming may look as scary subjects sometimes, but it is quite a useful tool when you are creating algorithmic art. After all, it is algorithic art
Understanding how your favourite software works
Of course, you do not need to be able to create a brand new fancy perfect fractal software from blank Still, some basic knowledge of how things work may be useful. Understanding the math behind a formula or a transformation can help you to find some cooler settings for it, or combine it sucessfully with other things. Being able to read some code usually helps, since there are very few tutorials and explanations on how things actually work (and not "add this, and then more around those sliders).
Creating your own custom plugins / formulas
Sometimes, the existing things just don't do what you want. It could be just a tiny little change in a formula. With some basic programmi
The Dreaded Artist's Block
The Dreaded Artist's Block...and Ways to Overcome it . :iconscaredplz:....
Artist's block might not fit exactly into the "Artist's Toolbox" week, but we all know about it, we all have probably
experienced it, and we all hope it will never come our way again.
When a person is sick in body, eating is sometimes the LAST thing we want to do. But it is necessary to speed our way
to recovery. In the same way, the ideas I would like to set before you may seem like trying to eat something
when you are sick...but these steps may hasten the end of your artist's block. :iconimdeadplz:
And really, you have nothing to lose in trying these suggestions!
1. Put DOWN your instrument of art...paintbrush, pencil, pen etc...and go O
What exactly is a gnarl? Well, let's try Wiktionary for starters...
(mathematics) The average value of the magnitude squared of the curl of a vector field over a continuous path that is tangent to the vector field at every point. In mathematical notation, gnarl is represented by the lowercase Greek letter ξ
Okay. Unless you're a math geek that's not very helpful...
How about what a gnarl isn't? A gnarl is not a fractal (despite the fact that fractal software programs support the creation of them). While gnarls exhibit some self-similarity, they do not have infinite resolution, nor are they recursive. In other words, unlike a fractal, you can'
Fractal Tutorials and the Heroes Who Made Them...
I have been creating Fractals using fractal/flame software for about 2 years now, and have been so grateful for the makers of the Tutorials we learn from. In a previous journal we looked at different soft wares that are available to use...most of them FREE.
Today we look at a some of the wonderful Tutorials created by people here in Deviant Art. Without their excellent guidance...some of us would still bee stumbling around in the dark trying to figure things out. If YOU have ever been interested in making fractal images...this journal is for you!
Tutorials by the fractal artist TsukinoHikari20 :icontsukinohikari20: are some of the first I personally began to experiment with.