A New Year Brings New Art.Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
After having a very long break from art of any kind, I’m now back in the flow. I have in the last six months discovered Fractals, these are digitally created images using a software fractal generator called Apophysis. I have been totally immersed in this programme, which by the way is absolutely free to download. It has utterly bewitched me, although I don’t claim to understand the programme it has and does give me hours of creative and also more often than not, frustrating artistic fun. The frustration comes from not fully understanding what I’m doing I suppose as it’s all a bit mathematical, but you don’t have to be an expert at maths to create something worthwhile, also there are lots of tutorials out there to help you along. I just play about with these little triangles called transforms and add different variations until I produce something pleasingly artistic.
Here are some recent examples of my work using Apophysis, all are raw fractals, by that I mean that each one is started with a new blank flame, all my own work.
This first one I have called Victoriana, which I think is self descriptive.
This second one …. Moonlight Becomes You…. I’m particularly fond of, it took a lot of tweaking to get this image the way I wanted it to look but well worth the effort.
As for Floral Fantasy, I was really overjoyed with, I think I spent more time on getting the right gradient for this to work so well than creating the actual fractal, once again it was well worth the time and effort spent.
The following two fractals were done over the Christmas period, I was very pleased at how these turned out especially O Tannenbaum, as I specifically set out to produce a fir tree, you can imagine my delight when I did, I then added some snow using Corel Painter X.
You can see more of my work at:- link