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The 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 heavenriver.deviantart.com/jou…  and f--l--A--r--k has his Apo challenge fav.me/d4l1fc6 and it would be great if we could keep up supporting them! We were catched by lindelokse's 3D blooms, and after her tutorial we could see magical blooms popping up in the fractal gallery. We had a succesful project week, a collaborative contest: Back to Fractal Class: fav.me/d4bfiho and DA fractal artists made it great in Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Artist Contest. www.fractalartcontests.com/201…  and here's Fiery-Fire's journal where you can find out whom is whom of the DA winners: fav.me/d4d8e9r. fractek and BlurWing started to sell fractal pendants  Fractal Pendants by fractek and Pendant Art by BlurWing Normally I keep my articles ad free, but I'll do an exception, run and buy'em, I've two of Kirsty's pendants, and they get a lot of compliments! 

And now to the goodies:

Forgotten City VIII by raysheafChaleur by synconi-Ella Gance- by silwenkaThe New Zodiac Chart-ApoChal63 by marthigMrs's Howards Picnic by Ann-McLarenPristine by heavenriverThe hill of that day - 20111220-0057-01 by muzucyaA magical Night by SARETTA1Love Is In The Air by Velvet--GloveEvening by findzhaSinging Colors by YulineThe Land of Serendipity by GypsyHSpores by DsyneGrafix:thumb270716072:Absttraction by Absttaquarelle by rce-ordinaryNot Here by lindelokseWinterWonderland by coby01paving stones by kimsmileShine On You Crazy Diamond Pt 2 by Joe-MaccerHall of the Goblin King by jim373frozen in time by heavymetalteacupNocturnal Bloom by ChristopherPayneClaustrophobia by Infinite Rooms by MANDELWERKTuneout by OutsideFate:thumb262386239:MandyGlyph by BlurWinglacework by giovannigabrielilipongpi by piethein21Murder in the snow storm by eReSaWScented Swamplands by kayandjay100Black Dahlia 3D by SaTaNiAGlassy bulb by dark-beamWind by pillemasterSoap Bowls by allthenightlongfractobatree by markdowThe Undoing-A New Day by beautifulchaos1:thumb198897432:Fun10 by DigithalieStrobiloids by Craig-LarsenThoughts of a Giraffe god spot by ClepsidrasSunrise Ad Infinitum by FarDareisMaiAttempting Unity by SophquestDaydream by dainbramage1the vegas strip by sewer-pancakeFrilly Laces by GolubajaThe Sydian Oracle by xzendor7Ballmap by bib993Incubator by hmnLumia by zy0rgIllusions by domitaliajinxMidnight Lily by ZyndaraDie Weide und der Fluss by Xyrus-02Mysticism by KiugSteampunk beetle by LiuantaLost in Twist by AvantgardaHarvest 11a by 12GOautumn lights by Fiery-FireEndless Journey by pinkal09Pastels With A Story by Iplywittreesfalling moons by Loony-LucyKaroo by de-fractoUndertone by A4067oxygen conversion by MobilelectroTingeling 21 by KattvingeBeginnings by FractalEyesCurrents by Beesknees67Burning Presents by uncubitodehielo88Cityscape by WyrdWolfTechno Sine by Jimpan1973Don't forget your ducky... by rockgemSummer Melodies by carlxMemories Of A Mason by esintuA warm welcome by IDeviantPalodine by Linuron187 - Lost in the wind by russianladScreaming by Fractal-KissVine of Ambition by davebold370What a lot of bubble by caffe1neadd1ctComplex Little Strings by snow-valkyrieMiyabi by EjimacSpring Flowers - Challenge 60 by Brigitte-Fredensborg08042011 a by guagapunyaimelThorns and Beetles II by rosshilbertOverload by milleniumsentry:thumb212163355:Pele by theaverCrackle in the Foreground by SuicideBySafetyPinOctopus Garden by MichaelFaber11 10 10 A by penny5775Dragon's Tail by obeyyourmasterCaoimhe by mutequackyDesert Windsong by Len1muscleflowers by Yubodoc




Recent gossips:

Since I've squeezed a lot of fractals in this feature, there will be less gossips this time,but  I got this one in my inbox:

Our fractal Supernanny, Jimmie Jimpan1973 has recently learnt us how to spank unruly fractal programs: Ultra Fractal Spanking Tutorial by Jimpan1973 and oh gosh, there have never been so many well behaved fractals keeping in line after this. We look forward to new parenting tips from him. 


Until then, happy fractaling :love:

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May DDs in Review

Thu May 31, 2012, 3:29 AM


Long Forgotten by zy0rg

Long Forgotten by zy0rg

Long Forgotten by ~zy0rg
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PYROCLASTIC FLOWERS by FRATMEX

PYROCLASTIC FLOWERS by FRATMEX

PYROCLASTIC FLOWERS by ~FRATMEX
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Nocturne 5 by VicEberly

Nocturne 5 by VicEberly

Nocturne 5 by *viceberly
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Ship Of Fools by HalTenny

Ship Of Fools by HalTenny

Ship Of Fools by *HalTenny
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A peaceful morning by Vidom

A peaceful morning by Vidom

A peaceful morning by ~Vidom
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potential by irishconnection

potential by irishconnection

potential by ~irishconnection
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City by fractalfiend

City by fractalfiend

City by *fractalfiend
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Links by Juniae

Links by Juniae

Links by ~Juniae
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Blooming Spring by SARETTA1

Blooming Spring by SARETTA1

Blooming Spring by *saretta1
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The Drowned World by MarkJayBee

The Drowned World by MarkJayBee

The Drowned World by =MarkJayBee
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Sky Pirates by quartertime

Sky Pirates by quartertime

Sky Pirates by ~quartertime
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Prometheus by kr0mat1k

Prometheus by kr0mat1k

Prometheus by ~kr0mat1k
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Pattern by MissyGainer

Pattern by MissyGainer

Pattern by ~OOhBetty
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Cosmic Oasis by jimmytc25

Cosmic Oasis by jimmytc25

Cosmic Oasis by ~jimmytc25
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MB-20gh by GypsyH

MB-20gh by GypsyH

MB-20gh by =GypsyH
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degustation by chp

degustation by chp

degustation by *chp
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KNSM-535 View 2 by JuanCarlosDeLaVega

KNSM-535 View 2 by JuanCarlosDeLaVega

KNSM-535 View 2 by *JuanCarlosDeLaVega
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Sierpinski Tunnel by depaz

Sierpinski Tunnel by depaz

Sierpinski Tunnel by ~depaz
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-11 07 09- by slavkox

-11 07 09- by slavkox

-11 07 09- by ~slavkox
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Grejo by infinite-art

Grejo by infinite-art

Grejo by ~infinite-art
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Sun Dance by JoelFaber

Sun Dance by JoelFaber

Sun Dance by `JoelFaber
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Escape the Egg by cabbie666

Escape the Egg by cabbie666

Escape the Egg by ~cabbie666
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Mitosis II by aerphis

Mitosis II by aerphis

Mitosis II by ~aerphis
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Stress Fractures by bluesman219

Stress Fractures by bluesman219

Stress Fractures by *bluesman219
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bulb 05 5-17-12 by MickHogan

bulb 05 5-17-12 by MickHogan

bulb 05 5-17-12 by *MickHogan
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Emeraldo by morphinum

Emeraldo by morphinum

Emeraldo by ~morphinum
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long thin thread by laethian

long thin thread by laethian

long thin thread by ~laethian
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Nature Finds A Way by Aeires

Nature Finds A Way by Aeires

Nature Finds A Way by `Aeires
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Honeycomb by nythrind

Honeycomb by nythrind

Honeycomb by ~nythrind
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Home Sweet Home by Rowratty

Home Sweet Home by Rowratty

Stuff by ~Rowratty
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AT THE STORMY BEACH by renderix

AT THE STORMY BEACH by renderix

AT THE STORMY BEACH by ~renderix
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Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals # 16

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 19, 2012, 1:28 PM
:bulletred: Goodies

Crying Peacock Constructed by eReSaWBranched by ClaireJonesSolemn by LeXXeDaydream With Brianna by PlatinusBlooming Spring by SARETTA1All Xaosed Out by mutequackyPoseidons Children by GrahamSymMy roots are on FIRE !! by Fiery-FireThis way by bib993Cartophilia by FarDareisMaiIn 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 FractKali:thumb296581859:Shroom by RowrattyTempered Soul by UniversalKinase



:bulletred: 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


:bulletred:Funny parameter tweaks

In November I submitted a fractal+parameters, free for tweaking. And look at the lovely results:heart:

Original parameters

A Threefold Cord  + parameters by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel

The tweaks:
Esquisse by DoubleLayerLunaria by Shadoweddancerdaigian's nut gathering by FractalEyes

:bulletred:You Can Has Progress

Render this Again meme by OutsideFate
Dots OutsideFate put this up some days ago, and I think it's a fun idea. What about whip up some of your old fractals, one of your first ones and tweak them/improve them and then put it up here? If you do so, I'll feature it in the next issue. If you want some inspiratio;  check out Iwona's Sucky Fractals articles. fav.me/d3l1mv5 fav.me/d3l1mxj fav.me/d3l1o6c

:bulletred: Fractals for Indonesia

Some weeks ago guagapunyaimel and killythirsk asked for some support to their exhibition at their school A Chance To Exhibit Your Fractal ArtworkHello everyone. :) How are you? hope you are all okay. :) It's been a long time since i wrote a personal journal. :D So here i am. posting a personal journal. Well, not very personal actually. :paranoid:
I'm here to tell you about an upcoming event called "Fractal For Indonesia".  So, me and my friend, killythirsk, are organizing a workshop about fractal art, what are they, and how to create them. The workshop will be held on April 7th, 2012 at The Hall of Polytechnic of Bandung, Indonesia.
On the workshop area, there will be an exhibition, showcasing some fractal artworks. Now this is the part where i need your help. One of the mission of the exhibition is to educate the visitors that fractal art is now become a global phenomenon. People all around the world are creating fractal art and it's getting bigger and bigger. So, i need your participation to proof this fractal global phenomenon.
How to participate?
It'
, and several the fractal artists here generously offered their works for this event, and here you can read about how this went:  fav.me/d4wgiso

Photos:Fractal For Indonesia Photos by guagapunyaimel
Media: www.indonesiakreatif.net/index… (in Indonesian)


Until next issue, Happy fractaling:love:

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January DDs

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 9:30 AM


Light My Fire by mutequacky

Light My Fire by mutequacky

Light My Fire is by =mutequacky
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Chaleur by synconi

Chaleur by synconi

Chaleur is by `synconi
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hexflex by piethein21

hexflex by piethein21

hexflex is by *piethein21
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Geometrie by Digithalie

Geometrie by Digithalie

Geometrie is by *Apofun
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oracle at r'lyeh - updated by tobaal

oracle at r'lyeh - updated by tobaal

oracle at r'lyeh is by ~tobaal
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Apo Electric by fractal2cry

Apo Electric by fractal2cry

Apo Electric is by =fractal2cry
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Light the Way by afugatt

Light the Way by afugatt

Light the Way is by *afugatt
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Macro by Schmiegel

Macro by Schmiegel

Macro is by ~Schmiegel
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Talking Fractals by janhein

Talking Fractals by janhein

Talking Fractals is by ~janhein
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December Spiral by caffe1neadd1ct

December Spiral by caffe1neadd1ct

December Spiral is by =caffe1neadd1ct
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Swimming pool? First door on the right. by GrahamSym

Swimming pool? First door on the right. by GrahamSym

swimming pool?. first door on the right. is by ~GrahamSym
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Born of Water by Rykk

Born of Water by Rykk

Born of Water is by *Rykk
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Pendulum by eccoarts

Pendulum by eccoarts

Pendulum is by *Eccoton
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Sure Plays a Mean Pinball by NinthTaboo

Sure Plays a Mean Pinball by NinthTaboo

Sure Plays a Mean Pinball is by =NinthTaboo
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Inverse Philosophy by LaxmiJayaraj

Inverse Philosophy by LaxmiJayaraj

Inverse Philosophy is by *LuxJai
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Zen by InfiniteIterations

Zen by InfiniteIterations

Zen is by *genesis1979
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The Quilt by CVaznis

The Quilt by CVaznis

The Quilt is by ~CVaznis
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coloured wonder station by Andrea1981G

coloured wonder station by Andrea1981G

coloured wonder station is by *Andrea1981G
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Hyperbolic Pattern 20 by rosshilbert

Hyperbolic Pattern 20 by rosshilbert

Hyperbolic Pattern 20 is by ~rosshilbert
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Wake up the spring II by terforpova

Wake up the spring II by terforpova

Wake up the spring II is by *terforpova
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Lakeside town by Astrantia01

Lakeside town by Astrantia01

Lakeside town by *Astrantia01
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delicate balance by sewer-pancake

delicate balance by sewer-pancake

delicate balance is by *a-j-s
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Hall of the Goblin King by jim373

Hall of the Goblin King by jim373

Hall of the Goblin King by =jim373
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HD_2011_027 by zzzzra

HD_2011_027 by zzzzra

HD_2011_027 is by ~zzzzra
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P U R G A T O R Y by Translucent-Image

P U R G A T O R Y by Translucent-Image

P U R G A T O R Y is by ~Translucent-Image
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Puzzled by segami

Puzzled by segami

Puzzled is by ~segami
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candyfloss by lyc

candyfloss by lyc

candyfloss is by *lyc
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Little men by SjerZ

Little men by SjerZ

Little men is by *Rubberbiscuit
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Fractal Monopoly by Jimpan1973

Fractal Monopoly by Jimpan1973

Fractal Monopoly by =Jimpan1973
Also suggested by 8 other people
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The Koch Corporation 05b by LeonieZurakowsky

The Koch Corporation 05b by LeonieZurakowsky

The Koch Corporation 05b by *LeonieZurakowsky
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Gold Spot by RCPage

Gold Spot by RCPage

Gold Spot by ~RCPage
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Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals # 15

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 23, 2012, 7:23 AM
Did 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! fav.me/d4t8eug
Light has challenged Chiara with this one:Waiting for Chiara by SuicideBySafetyPin 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 bulbs. Just throwing out the idea, if someone want to go together and make a fractal, I'll feature it here!
Don't forget to read guagapunyaimel's interwievs with MichaelFaber OutsideFate and esintu fav.me/d4tj6vy , fav.me/d4st6zy and fav.me/d4s69av
New updates to apo is here: : fav.me/d4to7z3
The deadline forheavenriver's UF challenge: fav.me/d4rhp11 is near! Don't miss it:la:
And dark-beam has a new formula here: fav.me/d4tcjk0

And  I stumbled upon this journal by killythirsk An event for Indonesian fractal artists is to be held soon. Read about it here:killythirsk.deviantart.com/jou…

That's the gossip, here's some of the beauties from the fractal gallery:


Fractal art:
BioSpell by lindelokseCharcoal by FractalEuphoriaSong of the Sun by seven-sa touch of porcelain by GeaAustenThe White Wave by raysheaf2.2.2 by Yourmung:thumb286749234:Mandelbrot 14  - Runaway - by Olbaid-STGoghic by ChaosFissure-NeonSymphony- by silwenkaHobo's by DsyneGrafixDelicate connections by eReSaWGreen Marble Arcs by halakimokDesert Flower of Barsoom by dainbramage1spiral by elrosTuominenGenetic rebirth by bib993Ultraviolece n Malarkey by timemitThe Pottery Barn by SjerZTasin by FarDareisMaiminiature by jost1Let the Sun Shine by SuicideBySafetyPinHybrid #2 (A View from the Floor) by RowrattyReshape by OutsideFateAnasazi by KoAltaiTeMaungaViolets by Shadoweddancerspring by kimsmileLeonardo Forever by Direct2BrainA Place Amongst the Stars by UniversalKinaseLeusa by afugattFire and Lace by Artico621Ainulindale by Xyrus-02benevolence by fractalheadInvitation to the Sun by FractalEyesA Fantasy by Loony-LucySymbiosis by AkuraPareSeahorse Valley by pinkal09trickly by piethein21What Comes After by Beesknees67BabeeBlu by BlurWingDevil's playground by kr0mat1khyalo by Theadora11Bloomin' Firefly's by AmorinaAshtonTweaking The Glass by Astrantia01Cosmic Burn by GolubajaChocolate Odyssey by LaxmiJayarajPure Evil Vampire Empire by MANDELWERKLilith 11 by KattvingeBlue Flowers by allthenightlong


Goodies with receipes (parameters)
:bulletred:MB3D: Boldly Go by GrahamSymCheckmate by MindsEye69Lame II by JulesAlbertPolTungstenTwisters by MarkJayBee
:bulletred:Apophysis: Buckyballs by pillemasterBelle de nuit by DigithalieDisc-Julian flamepack by FfeyEndless Judgement of the Autumn Flavor by mario837
:bulletred:Ultra Fractal: Blossomed Chaos by davebold370Wild Thing Parameters by FractalEyesKattvinges flowers by TanjaGrimstvedtYour choice UF Parameter by TanjaGrimstvedt
:bulletred:Fractal Explorer:FE Weekly 8 Challenge by VickyM72

Tutorials
:bulletred:MB3D:Mandelbulb3D Theli-at style Box tutorial by bib993Hands Away by C-91
:bulletred:Apophysis:Smo quick Elliptic/Splits Apo Tutorial by EpoghPainting a Fractal, Part 1 by ChaosFissure
:bulletred:UF:Visual Guides for UF5 by milleniumsentry


And don't forget to note me if you've something to be promoted in the next issue:la:

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:star: FIRST, SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT...

:bulletred: how many fractal artists are there here at DA and how many worldwide?
:bulletred: is someone using (or have interest in) fractals in professional life (except making tools for us) or some art-unrelated form?
:bulletred: how does awareness of art being fractal change (raise) perception and appreciation?



:star: SPECIAL SELECTION: beautiful 3d fractal scenes

Menger City by carlx by carlx is really fascinating with its clean design and peaceful setting, in an impeccable composition.
Home at Last by Len1 by Len1 reminds me of an illustration for a dark fantasy novel, with great attention given to both design and atmosphere.
Home by Forgot-my-pen by Forgot-my-pen is a beautiful and really creative manipulation with a nice touch of surrealism.
Le Petite Chat 04 by LeonieZurakowsky by LeonieZurakowsky shows great depth, intense colors and a very dynamic composition.
Empty Club by Ectoplaz by Ectoplaz shows us the wonders and the great expressive power of volumetric lights in mandelbulber.



:star: SPECIAL REVIEW: DarK--MatteR's mandelbrot explorations

For those (like me!) who love extremely detailed images and intriguing patterns, Mandelbrot zooms are probably one of the most fascinating kind of fractals to behold. Boris has many fine and inspiring examples of this style in his gallery, in many different flavors and great variety:
Spirit Incense by DarK--MatteR Heavenly by DarK--MatteR Power 15 Madness by DarK--MatteR



:star: LET'S SAY WELCOME TO...

:iconmynimi94: Mynimi94
Beautiful Mess by Mynimi94 Spherical by Mynimi94 Filled by Mynimi94 Veins by Mynimi94 Messed Up Symetry by Mynimi94

:iconquietstorm3: QuietStorm3
Centerpiece 2 by QuietStorm3 More Duckies Play III Edited by QuietStorm3 More Duckies Play II Update by QuietStorm3 Moody Blue by QuietStorm3 Blue and Gold by QuietStorm3

:iconlorinde: lorinde
True Colors by lorinde Xeno Virus by SinInjection Soles by lorinde Trames by lorinde Lucentezza by lorinde

:iconjulesalbertpol: JulesAlbertPol
Bonsai by JulesAlbertPol Terra Mechanica by JulesAlbertPol The fractal connection by JulesAlbertPol Ship travel by JulesAlbertPol Bridge by JulesAlbertPol

:iconairelephant: AirElephant
Aliens? Where? by AirElephant Golden Aurora by AirElephant Vanilla by AirElephant Alien Flora by AirElephant Fairy Forest by AirElephant



:star: MORE FEATURES

Revere Me by OutsideFate lady of the lake by piethein21 Eruptions of fractal seeds by janhein The Lake by dreamingaze Out Of Reach 1 by phoenixkeyblack She's Lonely by pondcypress :thumb280780985: Box of Gnarls by pinkal09 By the rainbow sea by Aralon the beetle convention by cyberxaos M3Db1 by nachoriesco Snowstorm by Fractal-Kiss What to Wear by VicEberly Pastorale by FarDareisMai Threesome by shoughad Fractalholic 3132 by Fractalholic Scorched by beautifulchaos1 those two by Loony-Lucy Apo 231 by Gerda1946 Patchwork by SuicideBySafetyPin Driftwood Lightning by KoAltaiTeMaunga Manipulating a Nightmare by 2BORN02B MB12 001 by Xantipa2 Resurgence by Cosmic-Cuttlefish :thumb276524430: Mandelbulb Fun 3 by Schmiegel Canvas-I by Kancano ZALUJIA by DorianoArt impossible megalith by fraterchaos Stupa of Yuga in a bubble by dark-beam In the City by CmdrChaos ...apoflower... by MartenD Many Mansions by PeterPawn kipper tie by kram666 Structure by Undead-Academy A Mandelbrot 3D Scene by trafassel Industria by lorinde FROSTY MORNINGS by GeaAusten Lost Time by 12GO 271111 II by Pasternak Shaking by xxxmaxamxxx Cliffs of Antartica by FractKali 3d Bloom: Starflower by raevensdemise Trap Doors by Craig-Larsen Fractal Dahlias by desmo100 Engraved Metal by Actionjack52 Hazy Monday is the one day. by Epogh Golden butterfly  - 20120102-1245-01 by muzucya Metallic dunes by Jimpan1973 Old Age. by CopperColour PerlinLavaFlow by BlurWing :thumb280524410: Crux Quadrata by rosshilbert Cherry blossoms by Ediblebatteries Spiraling Out - Version 2 by BryanCDonaldson Haywire by Zyndara Cast the First Stone by Lady-Compassion Escher Morning by Artico621 Tower of Might by Hyourinmaru7



:star: CHALLENGE WINNERS

UF monthly challenge redux winner:
December by Gerda1946 Globe of Christmas by Leichenengel

Apophysis Challenge winners:
Hot chocolate by thargor6 Snowflakes-crystalline structure by innac Lil Ms Sunshine by zweeZwyy Blume auf Flechtwerk by Astrantia01

Fractal Flowers colour of the month winner:
Frosty Winter by baba49



:star: TIPS AND TRICKS

I've been asked some suggestions about exploring new fractals and workflow in Apophysis, so I will give you some indications about how do I usually make flames (my personal views, obviously). I will maybe add more next month ;) 
- Always keep the variation preview grid enabled.
- When tweaking parameters, I usually try to find the "essential" transforms and then I get rid of the others. This way I feel less influenced and more motivated to try to fill the fractal with something more personal.
- Nobody said numbers you use must always be perfect integers or close. It just depends on the kind of flame you're trying to make, but a little disorder usually brings more personality, in my opinion. 90% of the times I enter values with click&drag, either in variations, variables, weights and colours.
- When a pattern seems too boring and obvious, my solutions usually are: adding blur (falloff2 especially) - adding light effects - extra texture details - insanely distorting/mirroring/scaling transform triangles.
- I try to keep colour schemes simple, with good chromatic contrasts to underline details. Two or three hues in a single image are often more than enough to make it appealing to me. I usually have two main transforms to rule the gradient (colour speed > 0.5) and all the additional ones with colour speed = 1: very easy to control, and good to keep hues clean and neat.
- I use a blue background. A very dark blue, almost black yet still blue.
- Gamma: always pull it down to 2 or lower, the minimum you can reach without burning the highlights. Not only you will get rid of most of the grain, but also your details and contrasts will be much more deep, neat and evident.

And you? Do you have any tips and suggestions you want to share? :)



special thanks to Fractalholic sjdebdaly Cosmic-Cuttlefish Deceneace OutsideFate GraphicLia DarK--MatteR :thanks:!
Fractal themed art features for January.
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Pure distance by dark-beam

Pure distance by dark-beam

Pure distance is by *LucaGN
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Colors of the wind by Joe-Maccer

Colors of the wind by Joe-Maccer

Colors of the wind is by *Joe-Maccer
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Antikythera by FarDareisMai

Antikythera by FarDareisMai

Antikythera is by `FarDareisMai
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Ink in Motion by OutsideFate

Ink in Motion by OutsideFate

Ink in Motion is by *DothackersDaichi
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Feeling of Life No. III Blanc-Jaune by eReSaW

Feeling of Life No. III Blanc-Jaune by eReSaW

Feeling of Life No. III Blanc-Jaune is by *eReSaW
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RR2- Wonderland Forever by magnusti78

RR2- Wonderland Forever by magnusti78

RR2- Wonderland Forever is by =magnusti78
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La Derniere Fois - Partie 1 by EtienneSaintAmant

La Derniere Fois - Partie 1 by EtienneSaintAmant

La Derniere Fois - Partie 1 is by ~EtienneSaintAmant
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Sanctuary by rougeux

Sanctuary by rougeux

Sanctuary is by `creativ82
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-Air- by silwenka

-Air- by silwenka

-Air- is by =silwenka
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floral vortex by cyberxaos

floral vortex by cyberxaos

floral vortex is by *cyberxaos
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No Boundaries by Beesknees67

No Boundaries by Beesknees67

No Boundaries is by *Beesknees67
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Fractal Lantern And Windbell by fengda2870

Fractal Lantern And Windbell by fengda2870

Fractal Lantern And Windbell is by ~fengda2870
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Eisa 2 by aleisa

Eisa 2 by aleisa

Eisa 2 is by ~aleisa
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The Snowy Day by LaPurr

The Snowy Day by LaPurr

The Snowy Day is by *LaPurr
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'Splode by 2BORN02B

'Splode by 2BORN02B

'Splode is by *2BORN02B
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Fill my life with colours by WhiteKimahri

Fill my life with colours by WhiteKimahri

Fill my life with colours is by =WhiteKimahri
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Ancient Technology by moonhigh

Ancient Technology by moonhigh

Ancient Technology is by *moonhigh
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Euphoria by Feeriee13

Euphoria by Feeriee13

Euphoria is by ~Feeriee13
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Octopus Garden by MichaelFaber

Octopus Garden by MichaelFaber

Octopus Garden is by `MichaelFaber
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Hiver de Neige by heavenriver

Hiver de Neige by heavenriver

Hiver de Neige is by *heavenriver
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Refraction by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel

Refraction by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel

Refraction is by =daigian
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Hydrangea by Mc-Gill

Hydrangea by Mc-Gill

Hydrangea is by ~Mc-Gill
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A Head Inside The Man by guagapunyaimel

A Head Inside The Man by guagapunyaimel

A Head Inside The Man is by ~guagapunyaimel
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After the Storm by giovannigabrieli

After the Storm by giovannigabrieli

After the Storm is by ~giovannigabrieli
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Twisted in Silence by Abstt

Twisted in Silence by Abstt

Twisted in Silence by ~Abstt
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The Ride of "La Navidad" by raysheaf

The Ride of "La Navidad" by raysheaf

The Ride of "La Navidad" is by *raysheaf
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Midwinter Festivity by Velvet--Glove

Midwinter Festivity by Velvet--Glove

Midwinter Festivity is by *Velvet--Glove
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FloatingBlossoms by coby01

FloatingBlossoms by coby01

FloatingBlossoms by =coby01
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the care and feeding of creepy-crawlies by heavymetalteacup

the care and feeding of creepy-crawlies by heavymetalteacup

the care and feeding of creepy-crawlies is by *rabidmoon
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Feliz Natal by Annissina

Feliz Natal by Annissina

Feliz Natal is by ~Annissina
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Monolithic by SaTaNiA

Monolithic by SaTaNiA

Monolithic is by `SaTaNiA
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Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #18

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 7, 2013, 7:13 AM
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  • Watching: lil'doggie baby sleeping in the corner
  • Drinking: coffee
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March Fractal DDs

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 4:40 AM


Black and White by baba49

Black and White by baba49

Black and White by *baba49
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Adamantium by Avantgarda

Adamantium by Avantgarda

Adamantium by ~Avantgarda
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spurplunking on sunday by Ace60

spurplunking on sunday by Ace60

spurplunking on sunday by *Ace60
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UF-TIA-Spiral 2 by Lupsiberg

UF-TIA-Spiral 2 by Lupsiberg

UF-TIA-Spiral 2 by =Lupsiberg
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MB12 MB Abstract 2 by Xantipa2

MB12 MB Abstract 2 by Xantipa2

MB12 MB Abstract 2 by *Xantipa2
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Etheric Multi-Dimension by Trip-Artist

Etheric Multi-Dimension by Trip-Artist

Etheric Multi-Dimension by *Acid420
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icecream by vepman

icecream by vepman

icecream by ~vepman
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Menger3 Infection 004 by ClydeFrogDA

Menger3 Infection 004 by ClydeFrogDA

Menger3 Infection 004 by ~ClydeFrogDA
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brick wall soliloquy by fractalhead

brick wall soliloquy by fractalhead

brick wall soliloquy by *fractalhead
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Orange is the color of joy by schindlabua

Orange is the color of joy by schindlabua

Orange is the color of joy by ~schindlabua
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Checkmate by MindsEye69

Checkmate by MindsEye69

Checkmate by =MindsEye69
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Under the Sea by DeirdreReynolds

Under the Sea by DeirdreReynolds

Under the Sea by =dlr4553
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autumn into summer by skulkey

autumn into summer by skulkey

autumn into summer by ~skulkey
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Uncharted Territory by Zooreka

Uncharted Territory by ~Zooreka
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Evolution by EyesOfAcheron

Evolution by EyesOfAcheron

Evolution by ~EyesOfAcheron
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Little China Dolls by 21citrouilles

Little China Dolls by 21citrouilles

Little China Dolls by *21citrouilles
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The Forest of Unearthly Delights by psion005

The Forest of Unearthly Delights by psion005

The Forest of Unearthly Delights by =psion005
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Crossroads by Szellorozsa

Crossroads by Szellorozsa

Crossroads by *Szellorozsa
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CITIES   OF  ALDEBARAN (1) by DorianoArt

CITIES OF ALDEBARAN (1) by DorianoArt

CITIES OF ALDEBARAN (1) by *DorianoArt
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Under the Sea by frchblndy

Under the Sea by frchblndy

Under the Sea by ~frchblndy
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Flow with the go by Rozrr

Flow with the go by Rozrr

Flow with the go by *Rozrr
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uf2003 by 0Encrypted0

uf2003 by 0Encrypted0

uf2003 by ~0Encrypted0
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Cliffside by Karkan

Cliffside by Karkan

Cliffside by *Karkan
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Nightclub by teleportsofia

sonoluminescence by teleportsofia

sonoluminescence by ~teleportsofia
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Stasis pods by CmdrChaos

Stasis pods by CmdrChaos

Stasis pods by *CMDRCHAOS
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loyalty innocence love by GLO-HE

loyalty innocence love by GLO-HE

loyalty innocence love by *GLO-HE
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Wisdom by MothersHeart

Wisdom by MothersHeart

Wisdom by ~MothersHeart
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Organic by Ejimac

Organic by Ejimac

Organic by ~Ejimac
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Julia in Julia by DinkydauSet

Julia in Julia by DinkydauSet

Julia in Julia by ~DinkydauSet
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Hourglass by neonrauschen

Hourglass by neonrauschen

Hourglass by ~neonrauschen
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Forest Cathedral by Shadoweddancer

Forest Cathedral by Shadoweddancer

Forest Cathedral by *Shadoweddancer
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This is a very visual journal so if you have 'problems' looking at awesome and cool things - don't stay long on my page :lmao:
Lets start with some artists and their galleries before showing of the rest of fractal goodies :eyes:


:iconjost1:
opening by jost1


:iconzy0rg:
Long Forgotten by zy0rgGlasshouse by zy0rgFloria by zy0rg
Apocalypse by zy0rg


:iconmarkjaybee:
CopperCloisters by MarkJayBeeThe Drowned World by MarkJayBeeConcavities II by MarkJayBee
Strangelove's Legacy by MarkJayBee



:iconc-91:
Fairy Pearls Under the Ocean by C-91Wireless by C-91Walk Away by C-91
Prepare Yourself for the Fall by C-91


:iconhaltenny:
Delusion Confusion by HalTennyBig Ears by HalTennyPressure Cooker by HalTenny
Cave of Trees 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 ultimate awesomesauce designs.
There is so many great images I hope I can all fit them in here :lmao:
Ready for more of the outstanding visuals - grab a drink and have a look :beer:

Metamorphic by sjdebdaly

Fairytales and Fiddlehead Ferns by FarDareisMaiSynthetic Origins by jimmytc25degustation by chpGreen Marble Arcs by halakimokThrough Ice by FractalEuphoriaSlipping by SuicideBySafetyPin
Hitchcock's The Birds by FRATMEXTransmogrified by beaudeeleyLost and found by bib993Plastica by Jimpan1973
interconnected by sewer-pancakeThe chasm by FractalDesireMutter by mutequackyAutumn's Melody by carlx

Branched by ClaireJones

Roiling by FarDareisMaiUnen by DoubleLayerWheels and Tracks by 12GOKoan by OutsideFate
Entry by KoAltaiTeMaungaBots In The Andoan Desert by GypsyHMB-gh02 by GypsyHHaywire by Zyndara
B+W by psion005Familia de la Tierra by FractalEyesProtection by lindelokseIntroversion by heavenriverLens by FarDareisMai
Aztech City - after the Rain by MANDELWERKMetalballs high DE by bib993Long Misty Days by Len1Common Ground by Len1

Lucascape by bib993
Visual delights in fractals ;) - enjoy !!!
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