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Year by Year 2000-2015 - Introduction

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 27, 2015, 9:57 AM

O'Painty Turbulent by aartika-fractal-art

Over the next few months I intend to write a series of journal entries based on each year's creative work and how it came about, since 2000, when I started using Ultra Fractal.

So this is just an introduction, one of my personal favourites from each year - not necessarily the best either technically or artistically, but the ones that either mean the most to me, perhaps say something about me, or that I just like :)

Rhythm 'n' Blues by aartika-fractal-art

I've created a Year by Year Gallery which includes the fave four from each year, plus sub-folders for the body of work for each year (a few years still to complete).

Click for: Year by Year Gallery

Slowly I'm going though my old folders, from Ultra Fractal v2.04 though to v5.04, re-rendering where necessary, to ensure proper representation - this is still very much a work in progress!

Click for: 2000 2001 2002 2003

Singing In The Rain by aartika-fractal-art  Gammon by aartika-fractal-art   Twisted Pastels by aartika-fractal-art  Schnapper by aartika-fractal-art

Click for: 2004 2005 2006 2007

Rusty Snails by aartika-fractal-art  Honesty by aartika-fractal-art  Mad Mondriaan by aartika-fractal-art  Blue Eyes by aartika-fractal-art

Click for: 2008 2009 2010 2011

Crackerjack 03 by aartika-fractal-art

Click for: 2012 2013 2014 2015

Autumn is Coming by aartika-fractal-art  Stop Me if I'm Getting Boring by aartika-fractal-art  So Many Tents by aartika-fractal-art  Square Mix It Up 41 by aartika-fractal-art

I hope you enjoy seeing how my fractal art has evolved over the years!

Next in the series: Year by Year 2000-2015 - Year 2000

Year by Year 2000-2015 - Year 2000
We'd had a "Windows 3.1" computer at home since about 1993 for basic word processing, games and graphics. I seem to recall upgrading the hard drive from 8MB to 32Mb in about 1994 (yes - Megabytes, not Gigabytes or Terabytes!) and having to install Corel Draw from a set of 13 3.5" floppy disks. The last image alone I rendered in Ultra Fractal was 34.4MB, an impossible task in those days.
The late nineties and early noughties saw the internet gradually arriving in people's homes, including ours. Getting on-line in 1999 quite literally opened things up to a whole world of possibilities - something my children cannot really understand!
One of the things I came across early on when looking for a screensaver was Fractal Art, something I'd never even heard of before, let alone seen for real. For some reason I found it fascinating

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Paddlin-Maddlin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a great idea, added to which your work is all very worth seeing. Thank you. I'm also looking at the rest of your work and love what I'm viewing. Awesome. I've not been very active of late myself for one reason and another but I'm trying to reawaken my own desire to be creative by looking at other folks. Yours is a very good start :hug:
aartika-fractal-art Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I really appreciate your feedback, Maggi, and am glad that you are finding some new inspiration :)

Thank You! ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art
Paddlin-Maddlin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015   General Artist
I never cease to be amazed at the diversity of your art - and indeed its actual artistry!

(LOL perhaps I should be ashamed to say this, but only yesterday did I finally get to paying for Janet Parke's courses - which don't work on Windows 8, so I have to read it all online, but at least now I am privy to the knowledge so many of our old-time greats have had.  I just hope I have time to make improvements to my own work!!)
aartika-fractal-art Featured By Owner Edited Mar 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D (Big Grin) 

I'm sure you will enjoy doing the courses, they pushed me right out of my comfort zone and what I learned resulted in some of my best work (I think, anyway!).

This one was a homework from one of the first lessons, using formulas I'd never even used before, I have to admit to feeling pretty pleased with it at the time ;)

Ambibura by aartika-fractal-art  
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015   General Artist
:thumbsup:  Time for all this is a problem, but I will do it gradually :nod:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Your galleries look superb, so much work has gone into them. The fractals too, of course. What a wonderful body of work!

Your project sounds great and I look forward to seeing your comments on your creative progression over the years. :)
aartika-fractal-art Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Blushing Emoticon by Myouchi
Thank you! Hug 
kuzy62 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such beautiful work!!!! Hard to believe it's been 15 years!
aartika-fractal-art Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
aww, thanks Dan Hug 
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