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.