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Math in Nature
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EDIT: OH SNAP thanks for the DD!! If you guys are really as interested in this concept as me, here's some stuff:

Patterns in Nature This wikipedia page basically covers everything shown here.

Many natural objects exhibit mathematical properties: Tessellation, Fractals, Symmetry. Some natural structures can be explained in geometric terms: Spirals, Geometry (if I'd had more space I would have loved to include molecules and stuff with geometry!). Other natural phenomena are more complex, but can actually be described mathematically: Meanders, Patterns, Waves. A little more in depth with those last three:

Meandering: Rivers Snakes **(the mathematics of how snakes move is obviously different than the formulas that describe how rivers are formed, but I included them together because I wasn't sure where else they would fit)

Turing patterns / reaction-diffusion: Mathematical explanations for certain naturally occurring patterns. Scientists aren't quite 100% on it in practice, but it's still REALLY COOL. Long PDF Youtube video

Waves: Sand dunes Waves in general

Also be sure to check out this awesome animation: Nature by Numbers and also Vihart, a youtuber who makes awesome math/art/music videos!


This was my final project for one of my classes last semester that I COMPLETELY forgot about...It was to make a collection of related images, kinda like a zine. I suck at math but I love it anyway. Made in Illustrator.

Separate images: trisarahtops-sketches.tumblr.c…
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XAlaa's avatar
XAlaa|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
Very informative :)
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Voices-in-the-Walls's avatar
Great work!  Deserves a DD.
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LindArtz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done!! :clap:!!!
Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  :)
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LukasFractalizator|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so interesting concept, and quite happy you mentioned fractals in this! :D Congratulations on your well deserved DD! :clap:
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TheGalleryOfEve|Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::love::iconflyingheartsplz:
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dolores5|Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! <3
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Ellysiumn|Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on ur DD!! :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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TheKhajiitWeAllKnow|Hobbyist Photographer
I see what you're trying to do, but alot of this isn't math. Otherwise great!
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ok so ive been trying to find out what happened to splashkittyartist for a long time now, and ive finally found the account
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Caffinated-Pinecone|Hobbyist General Artist
the waves one is SOOOO COOOL
they're all cool!!
you should TOTALLY make this a shirt
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leo2560|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this to an almost unhealthy degree.
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theMintiestofParrots|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome vector images! This must have taken forever!!
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KittyMelodies|Student Digital Artist
Really clever ideas and beautiful work :)
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