It's been a while since I wrote a journal featuring an individual artist, but was inspired to do so today when browsing through my Favourites folders and was reminded of the fabulous fractal art of Kim Beesknees67 (https://www.deviantart.com/beesknees67), so this is the result.
Kim was still active on Deviantart when I re-joined the community in January 2015 after a break of many years and this was the first time I had come across her fabulous work. Sadly, she has not posted any new work wince October 2015. I'd like to feature a selection from her existing galleries, predominantly created with Ultra Fractal software.
The painterly quality of A Delicate Place is
We are enjoying some unseasonably mild weather here in the UK, it feels as if spring is just around the corner.
I have been inspired to create a few new fractal flower compositions in recent days, so here is a collection of a few of them, along with a select few from my favourites collection, by the following inspring and talented artists:
~Wsandid (https://www.deviantart.com/wsandid) :iconGerda1946: :iconinnac: :iconSallySlips: :iconVelvet--Glove:
:iconroup14: :iconcoby01: :iconfractist: :iconMookiezoolook: :iconFiery-Fire:
:iconinfinite-art: :iconGeorge13: :iconC-91: :iconaartika-fractal-art: :iconLaraBLN:
First the favourites:
In The Shadow by SallySlips (https://www.deviantart.com/sallyslips)
Valentine's Day: Show Your Heart - I Love You Most
The remit: I Love You Most - Make a journal sharing 5 deviations about a topic you love! #ShowYourHeart
So that's quite easy for me I Love Fractals :D
Perhaps, more specifically, I love Ultra Fractal:
I started using Ultra Fractal v2 in 1999 - nearly twenty years ago, that's actually quite hard to believe now!
Looking back at my first efforts with this amazing program, I cringe somewhat now at just how bad they were.
But with perseverence and a lot of help from fellow fractal artists and a few close friends, learning to control and manipulate the fractal mathematics used within the software to create some half-decent images has been a ve
Over the last few months I have been learning to find my way around using Photoshop CC, and have used the Mandala/Radial Symmetry Easter Eggs (or Variable Radial Symmetry) to practice with different brushes. This Collection of simple designs are the result!
If you haven't already found the Mandala Easter Egg, this video shows you how:
A selection of works created using Ultra Fractal 3 and 4 during 2005
Perhaps one of the most useful updates to Ultra Fractal in version 4, released in 2005, was the introduction of the "Explore" tool and 'Eyedropper' previews, allowing a dynamic preview when exploring the parameter values, something I now completely take for granted and really wouldn't be without. Before that, more often than not, it was often a question of guess a number!
The other major addition the software was the ability to easily create Animations, although this isn't a feature I have personally used a great deal. A couple of years I did have a go at making a Christma