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Undiscovered Weekly

Sun May 13, 2018, 11:15 AM
There are tons of awesome fractals submitted every week. Some unfortunately don't get the attention that they deserve, so a little selection of cool stuff that catch my eye during the last week that didnt get enough love.

Check them out :la:

Luminous Approach by Clepsidras

Midnight Dream 2 by whitt107

Daffy Duckies 2 by snicker02

Grayscale Fan by Rychveldir

Pastel Pantheon by grinagog

Undiscovered Weekly

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 12:28 PM
There are tons of awesome fractals submitted every week. Some unfortunately don't get the attention that they deserve, so a little selection of cool stuff that catch my eye during the last week that didnt get enough love.
Check them out :la:

Free, Stock -  Highpriest Spirits Of The Quetszal by FractalCaleidoscope

Origins by CryptFiend

Any Day by waste-and-tragedy

Orange-Cranberry Peel by mindpoet61

230418 by Pasternak

just add a slice of spring by Fiery-Fire

Ehecatl by GabriellaSperanza

The Spark's Dreams by snicker02

Pizza Meet

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 9:23 AM
Pisa, Italy, meet I mean :dummy:

I will be in Pisa from 26/jul to 3/ago, and would love to meet fellow fractal artists to eat and fractal and do dummy tourist stuff.

leaning tower of pisa by europestock Pizza by jvalencia

Tagging a few people, feel free to tag other people in comments.
piethein21 C-91 BoxTail zy0rg dark-beam Zueuk teundenouden bezo97

A little bit of fractal statistics

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 12:51 PM
Well, there was this random discussion about nature of art. I started discussing it as a sort of a classification problem, and people complained I was bringing statistics into art :dummy:
So I decided to actually do a bit of statistics about fractals.

My first project, inspired by what Esherymack is doing, is to study the colors I use in my artwork.

The dominant colors and sorting

My idea was to find the dominant colors for each work. Then, I could find clusters of those color profiles, and find out which combinations are the most common. So color profiles for each artwork are the first step.

For this task, I used the k-means idea presented in this article:…
The basic idea of using k-means to find dominant colors is that you take the color of each pixel, and then separate those in k groups, based on similarity between colors. For example, with a small number of groups, red and orange would go into same group, but blue would go into a different group. 

So now I could get the dominant colors for any picture. 50 dominant colors, why not? Here you go, 50 shades of disc for you:

Disc Dominant50 by tatasz

The optimal number of clusters may vary from one image to another. But since I wanted to group the resulting profile later on, I decided to pick some number that would work well for most. For the clustering part, I used color profiles with 10 dominant colors for each image.

This method returns the colors in no specific order. Since I wanted to also display the results visually, this was not cool, since this looks kinda messy. Once more, I was too lazy to think of something by myself, and used somebody else's results:… Out of the described methods, I liked the Hilbert curve sorting the most, and it was the method I used. On the picture above, the colors on the right are ordered using a Hilbert curve.

Clustering nightmare

Now that I had the tools to describe the colors of each image, I applied it on 1118 artworks from my gallery. For clustering, I would need to define some sort of distance measure between two profiles, a number that would describe how different the colors of two works are. The main trick here is that the colors come in no specific order: an image can have green and blue, but also can have blue and green, and my measure would need to somehow accommodate this.

Meanwhile, another pic to make sure you are following:

Sunny Dominant by tatasz

After messing around a bit, I ended up with the following: given two color profiles, A and B, I would pair the colors of A with colors of B in such way that the sum of differences between each pair would be the smallest possible (say hi, Hungarian algorithm). 

I also tinkered a lot with the distance measures between pairs of colors, ending up with a weird function of HSL, which seemed to work the best for the case. 

Finally :la: all I had to do is to run some hierarchical clustering, using the distances I calculated previously.


I use a lot of different coloring schemes :dummy: Most of the time, though, I am not fun at all. The most common color combination among my work was a gradient of brown, sometimes red, with small additions of other colors. This color scheme is used in 22% (almost one fourth, shame on me) of my works.

A few works representative of this group:

Brown Group Examples by tatasz

I make those pretty much at constant rate, and it was obviously my favorite color scheme during 2015 and 2016 - at some months, 50-60% of my work were basically brown. Below, you can see the % of brownish works out of all submitted, by month:

Brownplot by tatasz

A second typical coloring scheme observed was black and white. Over the years, I made 55 black and white stills (5% of the studied artworks). 

21 by tatasz

There are a few other typical color profiles, but they are overall less common than those two.

Undiscovered Weekly

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 7:47 AM
There are tons of awesome fractals submitted every week. Some unfortunately don't get the attention that they deserve, so a little selection of cool stuff that catch my eye during the last week that didnt get enough love.
Check them out :la:

Polar49 by Graindolium

o1 by kAoS-iNc

Pixelated by waste-and-tragedy

circus tent in the night by ediary

Free, stock,  have a nice springtime. by FractalCaleidoscope

Inside a Spiral Dream by moonhigh

Sed in umbra vitae sit ambulatio. by lecristal

Time by Venfaaniik

Undiscovered Weekly

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 8:54 AM
There are tons of awesome fractals submitted every week. Some unfortunately don't get the attention that they deserve, so a little selection of cool stuff that catch my eye during the last week that didnt get enough love.
Check them out :la:

Triple Escher by whitt107

stripes 21 by GeaAusten

Freaky Fractal by Oxnot

Robotica by madpr0ps

Rough by renatamag

Cross Stitch Style by Scratchytag

Tessellated by waste-and-tragedy

b2 by kAoS-iNc

Undiscovered Weekly

Sun Apr 8, 2018, 11:00 AM
There are tons of awesome fractals submitted every week. Some unfortunately don't get the attention that they deserve, so a little selection of cool stuff that catch my eye during the last week that didnt get enough love.
Check them out :la:

Pong 176 by AkuraPare

Emerald Garden by Szellorozsa

The Price Of A Home For A Millennial by Platinus

Alien Base by banner4

Illuminati by Masteroflemon

Hotnezhivi by Frusslopez

Forest Canopy by whitt107

Strokes by lewis-skevington

129: Let's be Friends by TheCrazyTarantula

180314222426 by snicker02

smarties by GeaAusten

When rainbow (or almost) works

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 11:25 AM
Just a little feature / collection of works where colorful rainbowy coloring works well =D

Static Doom by ChaosFissure Context Power by FarDareisMai Like Pieces of One Puzzle by Shadoweddancer Filling the space by beautifulchaos1
Not every circle wants to be a square by Fiery-Fire 010116-C by Pasternak 
CLASSIFIED by Translucent-Image Reversed Truth by davebold370 Rainbow Maze by pillemaster
Sea and Sand by Velvet--Glove Soaked in color by fractist Odds and ends by renatamag 
#573 by bezo97 Kajo II by magnusti78 Whorl Glow by SuicideBySafetyPin
Dobomog Whimsy by Velvet--Glove Feeling by heavenriver Summer Patchwork by FractalEyes 
Fantasy of the Peacock by OutsideFate Hyperbolic relations by BoxTail 

On ladies and society

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 9:33 AM
A little random text I found on the russian side of the internet and translated.

letter blocks :EDIT: by zipper

Society: Our lovely and beautiful ladies! Take those blocks with letters "S", "H", "I", "T". The challenge today is to make the word "HAPPINESS" out of those! We believe in you! You can do it!

W1 (confused): I´m sorry, I just seem to be getting some "shit" all the time, what am I doing wrong?

Society: You are not working hard enough! Maybe you are not even a real woman?

W2 (nervous and happy): You know, at first I was always getting the word "shit" all the time too, but now i managed to make "this". Yes, it is not "happiness" yet, but already is not "shit"! I am so happy!

Society: Good work, keep doing it, sooner or later, you will get the word "happiness"!

W3: Ahem... Excuse me, are you all nuts here? Don't you see that the word "happiness" has more letters? You will never to manage to make the word "happiness" with those four letters. You only have three of the needed blocks, and so on....

Society (interrupts): God gave you letters, will also give you a bowl of soup!

W3: What? Why do I need soup? And what it has to do with all this?

Society: But you will have something to eat!

W3: I'm talking about whole different thing, look here, you need to take different blocks with different letters....

Society: Then look at Johnny here, he just managed to do it! This means it is possible!

Johnny is sitting near them. He got all the blocks with right letters, and his wife, who is sitting by his side and is very happy for him, helped him to make the word "happiness" out of those.

W2: Wow, he really did it, maybe I can do it too!

W3: You really don't notice that he got different blocks?

Society: Look, here we have a box full of blocks, you can come and pick any blocks you want! It is all in your hands! You can do anything you want!

The three women, interested, dig through the pink box. There are only blocks with letters "S", "H", "I", and "T".

W3: Listen, this box doesn't have all the blocks, where are the other blocks?

Society: It is so hard to please you, ladies. You got blocks, didn't you? Yes you did. A full box of blocks. You've seen an example of a person who did it. What else do you need? A true woman will sort out any difficult situation, will make "happiness" out of any blocks! You are always looking for someone to blame! Stop pretending you are a victim!

W3 (sees a blue box nearby, with a bunch of blocks): Wait a second, let me grab some blocks from here. Now i'll get it done!

Society: Wait! This is the box for men! Blocks for men! Help! We have our rights!

W3 (ignoring): Here we go, I did what you asked me to do. Where are the goodies I win?

Society, W1 and W2: You are a man in woman's body! You should have said so!

W3: Are you nuts? I am a woman! You told me to make the word "happiness", I made it, what is wrong with you?

Society: But women are supposed to only take blocks from the pink box!

W3: Pink box got only shit in it!

Society: So what? How can this keep you from making the word "happiness"? We really don't understand.

W3: Ok, let's do some finger counting. See the middle one?

End of the geoban

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 6:02 AM

Update: Iran geoblocked

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 5:51 AM
Yesterday they blocked Syria. Today they blocked Iran. Tomorrow, when you will try to get your furry porn, you will find out you are blocked too.

Imagine! by everlastingdead

No shame at all?

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 6:55 AM

on geobans and unfairness

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 3:10 PM

IFStile Introduction

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 7:00 AM by tatasz:icontatasz:

Fractal Art Week

Endless Pattern 1 by pillemaster Sky Dragons by C-91

Have you ever wondered how to create artworks like the ones above?

The answer is: substitution tilings. 

The main idea of a substitution tiling is to use a set of building blocks. In this set, each block is made up of smaller blocks having the same shape as the original set. These smaller blocks are made up of even smaller blocks, and so on. For example, let's take a square. Now, we can use 4 smaller squares to build it. And then, 4 even smaller squares.

Some well known examples of substitution tilings are:

Tiling Encyclopedia is a great resource on substitution tilings, check it out.

Substitution tilings are great source of fractal shapes, due to its recursive nature. But as you can see, there is quite a bit of mathematics involved in its construction, which can be really tricky and requires a lot of work.


IFSTile is a software that allows you to visualize substitution tilings, search for new tilings and also export the results to Apophysis.

You can download IFStile here:

Let's take a look at how to use it.

To browse examples, click on the Star Icon in the top menu:

Ifstile01 by tatasz

There is a huge list of 2D examples, and also some 3D. Each example contains between 2-3 to several hundred tilings.

If you want to export a selection of tilings to Apophysis or Chaotica to play with coloring and explore those shapes further, tick the tilings you want to export. Then, go to File >> Save Checked. If you just click save, it will save the checked tilings in the IFStile format.

If you want to use your selected tilings in Apophysis, JWF or Chaotica, you will need to add a .flame extension to flame name.

Untitled Drawing by tatasz


 If you need more examples, you can download them here:

Ammann Beenker  for IFStile by tatasz  Ammann A3  for IFStile by tatasz  Gosper Island for IFStile by tatasz
Menger IFStile by tatasz  IFStile Koch Snowflake by tatasz  IFStile examples for apo by tatasz

Lately, I've been feeling that DeviantArt lacks a gallery: one for Generative Art. 
Because lets face it, it is art, and we artists create it. And we have no room to share it here on DA, unfortunately.

Please fav, comment and share if you agree with me.


Mon Jun 26, 2017, 9:37 PM
It is a bit sad, but I do not feel inspired to create art anymore. I do not feel capable of making anything new and I just keep re-making things I already made.
Maybe I'll be back someday.


Sun Jun 4, 2017, 3:54 AM
Yesterday, bezo97 and sumopiggy were doing some wizardry. So I fed them the xaos scheme for this work:

Construct by tatasz

And got back this awesome fluxogram, coded by bezo97. This is how evil xaos looks like:

Ss+(2017-06-04+at+12.44.47) by tatasz

Speed Fractaling

Tue May 9, 2017, 3:12 AM
As you people requested (i dont really understand why, but well, you wanted it):

New animation released

Fri Apr 28, 2017, 4:11 AM
Well, it was a bit too big for DA Films, so youtube.
Please check it out: it's quite old, in fact one of the first aims I ever made, but i still think me and skulkey did a good job on this one =D

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 7:45 AM