Color Theory for Fractal Artists Artist's ToolboxMore Like This
While those are not really Artist`s tools by themselves, knowledge of how to use them well may be a very important tool, not only for fractal artists but for everybody.
Finding the right color combo for your fractals may be pretty tricky, and the coloring can affect the final artwork a lot, sometimes changing it's whole appearance drastically. It is why some color theory info can be a very important tool for fractal artists. Of course it is not a universal rule, but rather a guideline, and will definitely help you to come up with pleasant and meaningful color combinations more easily.
You may read a bit more about it here:
And an awesome, yet underused,
Math and Programming for Fractal ArtistsArtist's ToolboxMore Like This
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
Blast from the Past, Issue #01Hello again from heavenriver!More Like This
This new issue, Blast from the Past, is a series of monthly fractal features centered around one particular artist amongst the ones that made the history of fractal art.
Today, we will be having a look at the works of possibly the most popular Fractal Explorer user there is, titiavanbeugen!
This is likely her most famous work, The Dream of a Butterfly, which later became the official logo of the group FractalDreams (and still is to date).
Her technique is simple, and the results are nothing short of amazing: much like Ultra Fractal, all she did was stack FE fractals on top of one another, layering them and combining the results for incredible contrast and lighting.
The imagery is incredibly vivid, and so are the colours. For such a simple program, the result is nothing short of amazing.
If you thought FE is al