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The BEST of 2012 in FRACTAL ARTWelcome to the biggest journal (always) submitted only one a year for your personal pleasure, with amazing site finds considered in my humble opinion as the BEST of 2012 works from Fractal gallery !!!
The deviations are placed in no particular order (sometimes they do have a chronological significance, sometimes they don't) - all choices are mine & mine alone - grab a drink, grab a sandwich and prepare yourself for a visual feast - colors, patterns and textures !!!
F R A C T A L S
Celtic by allthenightlongAxon Distrubution by skyzykRecursion by ChaosFissure
.:HoleInTheWall:. by xero-samaAt the Car Wash by FarDareisMaiStarfish by SuicideBySafetyPinThe Session by SuicideBySafetyPinRomantically Mathematic by Zueuk
Orbia by zy0rgChauvet Abstract by BlurWingFaberge by neonrauschenFireballs by Avantgarda
If Friedrich Liked Cypresses and Summer by FarDareisMaielectric pulse by sewer-pancakeGraviton by SaTaNiAMorning Blues Again by jim373
dinoduni raw by piethein21Candycanes by Jimpan1973:thumb28
Inspiration Station pt1INSPIRATION STATION pt1
Inspiration Station is a joined community effort - started up by our new fractal gallery volunteer Light SuicideBySafetyPin
It features artists, who made an impact on the Fractal community, either via inspiration of artworks or selfless attitude of helping
others & coding programs we all enjoy and use. I would like to introduce the featured artists by using quotes from published journals.
So far we have Inspiration Station 'flash mob' journals for four first artists and they were warmly welcome by many viewers
Fiery-Fire says "What can I say about Xyrus-02 he is pure awesome fractal-kraut magic
and he did 'mutated me' into an apo proper user (yes, yes mutate window is bad I know that Georg). I have known Xyrus since
my first week on devart, and there isn't a better person around to introduce you to apophysis and help you out with multitude
Fractals that ROCK !! pt2FRACTALS THAT ROCK!! pt2
The first news with Rocking Fractals went over very well - and I got many comments from non-fractal artists, saying they really enjoyed it.
And since fractal art is still in the 'underdog' category getting folks on dA more familiar with it, sounds grand to me.
I would love to get you familiar with few artists - some new, some not so new and a nice mixed-smoothie of fractal works flowing to the gallery on regular bases and that will mean "Fractals that ROCK" is here to stay and give you updates on newest finds and excellent compositions and visions - Enjoy !!
All about BloomsI felt like looking at flowers this morning
and the bestest flowers around are from our lindelokse tutorials you must, must give it a try - it will bring spring to your fractal gallery
Let there be BLOOMS !!!
Flower of the Seasons by Will3Style:thumb278126421:Incandescent by WhiteKimahriThe scent of a flower by Astrantia01Bloom by SaTaNiA
glowing waterlily by sewer-pancakelet the dusk blooms by rce-ordinaryLove me.... by OutsideFateScissors flower by Luc14n
...Fills my Hollow Chest... by OutsideFateMidnight bloom for Chiara by LiuantaBreathe by lucid-lightStardust Bloom by SinInjection
:thumb260823449:Bluebell by Volneth:thumb271387399:KOUCYU-KA - 20120123-0125-01 by muzucya
WP - Eidolon by SaTaNiAMystic Flower by kawaiifaerieIt's Raining by wolfepawFirst Apophysis by syfyfan2
African Violet by The-ApparitionLily of the Lake by Lupus-deus-estSunny Harvest by mario837Blooms Collage by frchblndy
Chiara by Fiery-Firesmoking the nite away by Fiery-FireIsolde by Fiery-Fire:thumb199881987
Fractals that ROCK !! pt3Some new & some older finds from my vast gallery of fractal faves. I would say wrapping this years artworks, this is a year of the mandelbulb 3D - the new improved versions of the program, really opened up more horizons for many new fractal artists and also created fantastical compositions coming from the onces, who dabbled with the software longer time. Now with the reflections options, better dof settings, "dust" clean-up many scenes carry complex sci-fi terrains, or whole futuristic cities - just like Dune, or StarWars !!
Hail to all, who contribute to generating resources for Mandelbulb3D - big shouts to Jessie from FractalForum, thank you to Kali :devFractKali: and Luca dark-beam for his gnarling formula (which Im enjoying personally).
Please enjoy this installment of Rocking fractals - and stay tuned for more
INSPIRATION STATION pt5INSPIRATION STATION pt5
Inspiration Station is a joined community effort - started up by our fractal gallery volunteer Light SuicideBySafetyPin
It features artists, who made an impact on the Fractal community, either via inspiration of artworks or selfless attitude of helping others & coding programs we all enjoy and use. I would like to introduce the featured artists by using quotes from published journals.
Welcome to pt5
eReSaW says Coby from the Netherlands - Her works are all masterpieces of the finest. She is the queen of UF.
Paddlin-Maddlin says This week's artist is none other than Coby is one of my personal favourites and a very talented and prolific fractal artist who produces some very beautiful pieces. Here are a few of those I like, but you really must visit her page and see all she has there for you. Enjoy.
jim373 says One of the most talented Ultra Fractal
B E S T OF 2 0 1 1 !! and Happy New Year ;)
H A P P YN E W Y E A R2 0 1 2
Let me get a bottle of fine champagne and have a great quick hello to the coming new year 2 0 1 2 !!
Champagne.. by MmeCupcakeChampagne.. by MmeCupcakeChampagne.. by MmeCupcakeChampagne.. by MmeCupcakeChampagne.. by MmeCupcakeChampagne.. by MmeCupcake
champagne by guszti132To Our Future by PictureKnowsStrawberries and Champagne 2 by neongeishaChampagne by hypergeff
May we have another creative and productive year !!!
With tons of ideas, great images we all working on, many sales of prints and calendars, as well as tons of watchers following our works and a lush of faves with great comments & critiques
As usual at the end of the year, wha
More about Blooms !!!As you have noticed I got some Blooms going recently and they become very very popular So it happens I'm in a spring mood and feel like being showered with flowers - time to shed the heavy skin clothing into light and fragrant. Got amazing comments on the blooms as well - from dreamy, in my dreams full of magic to I wish they grew in my garden, can you make some prints and even could you make the Blooms into 3d-sculptures
All ideas and suggestions are very welcome - on short time notice I did added some prints & also a brand new calendar (with Blooms only). You can always add it to your wish list (so you don't forget the blooms when Christmas comes) or you can get it even right now, still 10 solid months left, and afterwards you can get the singular month pages to use as prints (I do that - good price for 12 artworks).
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals # 16 Goodies
In The Middle Of The Night by Loony-LucyThe New Dawn by zy0rgexplosions by alana-mFlower Of Chaos by ClepsidrasSpark in the Night by jim373Unity by AbsttLuster by ShadoweddancerMirage by Szellorozsa77W4-Citrus Slices by AmorinaAshtonVestige by Beesknees67:thumb292874688:Hieronymus Bosch by eReSaWBeyond colors remade by TahyonAscend by jadenkananDistorted Cubism by Jimpan1973Use Rainbows not Weapons by LeichenengelMidnight Insight by OutsideFateDa Vinci's Sketchbook by LinuronGolden Flowers by ResetblueSpring Thaw by EmasworldMandel Industries by VidomAscending of the Disciples at Zero Degrees Kelvin by MANDELWERKStill Life with Seated Movement by eReSaWBroccofungus by FractKaliBlueprint by PeterPan81Shroom by RowrattyTempered Soul by UniversalKinase
Resources, tutorials and parameters
Apophysis: Depths of the Sea by C-91Dimensions and sunbeams by Astrantia01Painting a Fractal, Part 1 by ChaosFissure49J by Prelkia
Ultra Fractal: On the Forest Floor by timemitA Simple Joy + Parameters by snow-valkyrieTextures Tutorial and Texture Pack by Jimpan1973Realistic objects in UltraFractal by raysheafGnarly Help by Kattvinge
MB3D: Fractalum Multicolour by GrahamSymCollonadium by MarkJayBee
Funny parameter tweaks
In November I submitted a fractal+parameters, free for tweaking. And loo
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals issue 14The first issue of this year! This time I want to present some of the coolest fractals from 2011, it was really difficult to pick out some faves of the year, you are too good!!! But first, a short resume of last year's happenings.
What happened last year?
Pretty lot! There have been fractal circles with tweaking fractals around, both in the group :#fractalcircles: and ponging parameters in :#aposhack: , Light SuicideBySafetyPin introduced us for the Inspiration station, the fractal flash mob, a collective feature of different artists. heavenriver has her UF challenge going on http://heavenriver.deviantart.com/journal/Ultra-Fractal-monthly-Challenges-Redux-Vol-12-277027446 and f--l--A--r--k has his Apo challenge http://fav.me/d4l1fc6 and it would be great if we could keep up supporting them! We were catched by :devlindel
Contest: Back to Fractal Class
Contest: Best of Both Worlds: Back to Fractal Class!
Fractals and Resources are two galleries that get crap about "not being art," so we thought it would be cool to team up for a contest to prove those people wrong!
In this contest, you will be provided with three tutorials from the Fractal Resources Gallery. (See rules below.) Use one or more of these tutorials for a chance to win! It's the Best of Both Worlds (resources and fractal art!) to offer an amazing Fractal class!
Not sure what fractal art is? Click this thumbnail for a short lesson about the meaning of the word "fractal"...
What is a Fractal? by TaraRoys
Then join our contest to teach yourself a whole new kind of art, or participate as a way to brush up on old skills! All skill levels are welcome to enter!
1st Place:18 month premium
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #8Goodies from the fractal gallery:
This is the place by Loony-LucyThem Holes by mutequacky-Dance- by silwenkaLiquid Jewels by wolfepawDreamland by FractalEuphoria:thumb258288320:909-1 by SolankiiRaise Your Glass by jadenkanancrawl's end by fractalhead12 by kimsmile11-09-10 by dwselThe Sultan's Kaftan by esintuStuff by Rowratty:thumb258457810:round cub hotel by ugniversFar space by EpoghMountain of Woe by ChaosFissureNautilus by Liuanta
Some fractal resources found this week:
Clockwork2 Params by heldenlamaWhere to put Apo Plugins by deadened-glow
Coloring Objects in Incendia by DeirdreReynolds
Intro to Mandelbub 3D Tutorial by stormymay888
10 More FE Spots by Ann-McLaren
Introduction to Ultra Fractal by stormymay888
Some gossips from le fractal corner:
Xyrus-02 goes to the US soon, go and wish him a nice trip!
Leichenengel is planning an interesting project, please read this article Tasty Tweaks Project by Leichenengel and if you join it, she would be happy
And a little note regarding the previous ar
Fractal Features - January FIRST, SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT...
how many fractal artists are there here at DA and how many worldwide?
is someone using (or have interest in) fractals in professional life (except making tools for us) or some art-unrelated form?
how does awareness of art being fractal change (raise) perception and appreciation?
SPECIAL SELECTION: beautiful 3d fractal scenes
by carlx is really fascinating with its clean design and peaceful setting, in an impeccable composition.
by Len1 reminds me of an illustration for a dark fantasy novel, with great attention given to both design and atmosphere.
by Forgot-my-pen is a beautiful and really creative manipulation with a nice touch of surrealism.
by LeonieZurakowsky shows great depth, intense colors and a very dynamic composition.
by Ectoplaz shows us the wonders and the great express
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals # 15Did you miss the series? I have missed it too, but I thought it would be a good idea to have a break from it until I found some inspiration again. You guys never stop to amaze me, I get new and fresh works, journals and tutorials in my inbox every day, and now I thought I should share it with you. First some news from DA's fractal corner.
raysheaf is planning a tutorial on how to make realistic shapes using concentric circles in UF. Be sure to add him to your watch list if you want this tutorial in your inbox! http://fav.me/d4t8eug
Light has challenged Chiara with this one: and I think it's a great idea! It's not like the usual parameter pongs, but a co-operation between two artists with different styles, where the result shows off each artist's style. Just imagine Leichenengel's colourful psychedelic style with :devjimpan73: metallic spirals and shiny gems. Or LeonieZurakowsky's colourful plastic mandelbulb shapes with kr0mat1k's quirky metallic bul
Fractal Features - June LET'S SAY WELCOME TO...
Million Squared by pvtandersonbryce Knives Edge by pvtandersonbryce Deformed Mickey by pvtandersonbryce Blue Waves by pvtandersonbryce The Big D by pvtandersonbryce
:thumb311394839: :thumb308906688: :thumb308659543: :thumb305479464: :thumb305269401:
Mandelbulb 3D by nic022 Abstract 33 by nic022 Shape 5 by nic022 Madame Irma by nic022 Mandelbulb 3D by nic022
:thumb311649772: :thumb311637190: :thumb310936869: :thumb307546413: :thumb310889380:
Perspective by Chanur18 Corridor by Chanur18 Er ... ? by Chanur18 Caves by Chanur18
April DD Roundup
Cats stuck in a Sierpinski triangle by n-0-n-a
Cats stuck in a Sierpinski triangle by ~n-0-n-a
(Featured by SuicideBySafetyPin)
Aurea Soles by f-ix
Aurea Soles by =f-ix
(Featured by SuicideBySafetyPin)
Spring is coming by Margot1942
Spring is coming by *Margot1942
(Featured by SuicideBySafetyPin)
July DDs in review
Sierpinski quilt by mahaon
Sierpinski quilt by ~mahaon
(Featured by SuicideBySafetyPin, suggested by esintu)
On Track by DsyneGrafix
On Track by =DsyneGrafix
(Featured by SuicideBySafetyPin, suggested by andreaseesstarz)
Frater's Chaos by GraphicLia
Frater's Chaos by *Lia01
(Featured by SuicideBySafetyPin, sug
Fractals that ROCK !!This is a very visual journal so if you have 'problems' looking at awesome and cool things - don't stay long on my page
Lets start with some artists and their galleries before showing of the rest of fractal goodies
Wireless by C-91Walk Away by C-91
Delusion Confusion by HalTennyBig Ears by HalTennyPressure Cooker by HalTenny
As you can see mandelbulb artists are really 'rocking' the scene the number of the formulas grew - I would say 10-times fold and it's giving more options for getting ulti
The TrundlerThe waste land behind the fire station is always silent. No birds sing there, and even the wild rabbits and feral cats avoid it. Weedy wildflowers nod their seasonal heads in the breeze. Lying fallow in the midst of housing developments, shopping malls, the new movie theater — the vacant lot stands out like a knife wound on a woman’s placid face, shocking, brazen, ugly.
It is always empty. Except for one thing: a ragged heap of old trash, all nasty black tar paper and vicious snarls of rusted wire, car parts and broken glass and other junkyard jetsam. The embodiment of injury waiting to happen, an invitation to a tetanus shot... the city never hauled it away. No one ever wants anywhere near it; it radiates an eerie sense of calculating watchfulness.
And at night, it wanders.
When darkness falls, and the last cars heading into the hives of tract housing stop illuminating the asphalt with moving-picture shadows, it… unfolds. Bitter, broken tangles, grotesquely mov
Inspector Wolf The old lady was dead. I could smell it before I even got into the house. The whole place reeked of adrenaline, sweat, fear, copper and steel. He’d dropped her right in her living room. Chopped and chopped until she stopped moving. But I could tell I was getting close. This had been done in a hurry, and the killer didn’t have the time to clean up after himself like he usually did.
Across the room, the phone rang. The shrill sound set my teeth to grinding, but I ignored it. Instead I followed the killer’s bloody footprints into the back bedroom. He’d climbed out the window. If I hurried, I could catch up to him and end this disgusting spree he was on.
Then the answering machine kicked in. “Hi, Gramma! It’s Red. Sorry I’m running late. I kind of lost track of time. But don’t worry. I packed the picnic and I’m heading out the door right now. Love you.”
She’d been expec
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