I thought I’d share some recent fractal creations with you today. It seems this time of year I’m drawn to bright colors as I wait impatiently for springtime. This year has been no exception, although this first piece only has a hint of spring color!
I’ve also gotten into a routine where I create three of these images at a setting. Seems like after the third my brain has had enough!
These images build, one to the next, with added layers, effects and closer details. Sometimes you can see the growth but often they end up looking totally different from their sources. I like that each is unique and stands on it’s own.
Do you have habits and routines in your creativity?
I’m still adding to my collection of digital art, having a blog that is set up to show a new images each day keeps me motivated! One thing I decided I would do differently starting in 2013 is to name all my digital images vs. a haphazard numbering/naming combination system. So today I am going to introduce you to “Awakening”, “Affinity”, “Align” and “Adlib” :
Although I’ve declared 2013 my year of exploration, at this point I’ve not got anything new ready to share with you. So the next few posts will be wrapping up the projects from 2012. Today I’m sharing a few new fractal images that I created in December.
Of course if you want a larger selection be sure to visit digital+art+daily, my blog dedicated exclusively to digital art, that features a new/different image each day of the year. Amazingly I made it through the first year keeping up with it, let’s see how the second year goes!
For 2013 I am going to be titling all my digital art and fractals, I’ve begun to confuse myself with the numbers, especially by starting at 1 each year…if I don’t note the year in the title as well – yikes! I spent a few hours the other day starting a list of title names to draw from.
Sorry, but these images you will have to deal with the last of the numbering system! I had fun playing with these…I’m up to three fractal programs on my computers now, plus I’ve discovered some for my tablet as well. Between all of them and a photo/digital project that I’ve put off for way too long I shouldn’t have any trouble creating a year’s worth of images.
What projects are you going to tackle this coming year?
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve shared any fractal or digital artwork on this blog so I thought I’d sneak some in today!
Most of my newest creations comprised of several different fractal images blended together to make one new colorful, detailed piece. No exception here! These are the “single” fractal images that I used:
This time I had so much fun blending and changing the coloring on the art that I came up with two final pieces. I just couldn’t decided! So you get to see both. 🙂
So, do you have a favorite between the two? Or like one of the singles best?
I had the images processed at Star Photo in Anderson, Indiana. It was fun to brainstorming with Chuck and come up with some creative ways to display my work. He took this photo of them prior to sending them to me:
As great as they look here, they look even better in person! Stop in the gallery and view them, they’ll only be there two more weeks – don’t miss it. 🙂
Earlier this year I announced that I had started a second blog, digital+art+daily, that features one of my digital art images each day. Reviewing the collection of digital art I’ve created over the past few years inspired me to create some new pieces. Last week I featured these new fractal art pieces at digital+art+daily and thought I should share them with you here, too, in case you hadn’t been to visit the new blog yet. Enjoy!
The last time I opened the vault I shared some fractal art with you that had never been displayed before. Today it’s time to share some more! Most of these images have had a few more layers added or have been modified in Photoshop. Once I get to creating it’s often hard for me to know when to stop! 🙂
I hope you are enjoying these glimpses at some past creations, I’ve had fun re-discovering them! Next time from the vault? Digital art!
I was sorting through some images last week and ran across many that had never seen the light of day. Only me and my computer even know they exist! Just for fun I thought I would post a few of them from time to time. Today’s menu includes a selection of fractal art!
These images are so much fun to create! Would you have thought that the first image and the third were different stages of progress during a single explorations? I probably wouldn’t have if I didn’t keep them filed my number! Once I get started there can be so many variations, I am always amazed what comes out of one session. Add to that the fact that I can do further editing and manipulation in Photoshop and there are just endless possibilities. Just wait till you see what comes out of the “vault” next time!
During the Elements workshop this weekend the particpants were also interested in how fractal art was created. If you aren’t familiar with fractals they are a form of digital/computer art that is created using a program that generates images using coded algorithms. Thank goodness the coding is already pre-programmed or there would be very few people that would be able to create these beautiful images! 🙂 The computer processes these images (which are considered it’s native art form since they can’t be produced without a computer) while the parameters and information that they are based on can be changed by the person using the program. Once created they can also be processed or manipulated further in other graphics programs. It had been quite a while since I had played with fractal so it was fun to open up the program and poke around a bit. I was able to show them some basics on how it worked but, honestly, there was quite a bit I couldn’t remember. After class was over I still had the program open & running so I sat down for a bit and explored some more. Here are some of the images I came up with:
I had fun just sitting and playing with the images for a while, I hope I will soon get a chance to better re-acquaint myself with the process and program used to created these colorful works of art!