Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Fractal-mania

I'm a huge fan of graphic art.  I enjoy the creating of something out of nothing.  Well, okay, fractals are all about math.

I think I enjoy this method of 'messing' around as a tool to explore and be surprised when something works out well.
I am not the master of Fractal Programs, but in the next week I plan on interviewing a few artists.

When I first saw Fractal Art, it was posted on Flickr.  I was mesmerized by the colors and the wonderful abstracts that were created.

So I started looking into 3D programs and Fractals.  

My very first fractal was created in a program called Apophysis.  I added all sorts of 'stuff' to it until I was satisfied.  I started in 2008 with Fe Explore and Sterling Fractals which I believe are still available to download.  A list of programs can be found at Amazing Seattle Fractals.

Sort of looks like a mad-person's mind doesn't it?  I put in several different little flames and then went made in Adobe Photoshop 7.0 with layers and brushes.

My first try in Sterling Fractals:

I sure had no idea of what I was doing but I knew that it fascinated me in so many ways.

In the next week I'm going to try and feature some fractal artists that I've met through social media and groups.
I enjoy their work and would like to know what exactly got them started down the road to being such an artist.

I'm still a novice but am always looking for deeper understanding of the programs and also for the fun of it.

It is always a welcome break from photography and for those days when I have to stay inside because of wicked weather.





2 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

I know nothing about these programs....looks like you understand them very well. Endless possibilities!

Val Ewing said...

I only have a very very basic understanding of these.
To me it is all about experimenting.

Thank you!