Sunday, 30 November 2008

Banana sketch

see 'Banana sketch' at deviantART

Inspired by this, and remembering that I'd often thought that these rings2-julians resembled bananas, I set out to maximise the effect: background colour sampled from a banana photograph and tweaked slightly: the basic format pushed away from the crispness of which it's capable to a much sketchier look: and the fractal rendered at deliberately low quality to enhance this.

Friday, 28 November 2008

I dreamed a domed sky for old Venice town

see 'I dreamed a domed sky for old Venice town' at deviantART

Surreal sunset cityscape of distinctly Venetian flavour, in which inner and outer conflate beneath a lurid dome, and stilted buildings mass and flicker at the waterfront.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Peggy's fossils

see 'Peggy's fossils' at deviantART

Running in top gear from my recent 'In the colours and style of...' debut, I turn my attention to Peggy Mintun, whose colours range from the near-Stygian to slap-in-the-face intense.

So once again, I've created gradients from a selection of Peggy's work (shortly to be released as a pack) and applied one to a new fractal that captures some elements of the work. Here, I've taken cue from the 'Fossils' range (gradient from WCE10_F) I've only just discovered this pattern in Apo, and it carries a feel of both fossil imprints and cave-art; the fractal is deeply textural; repeating motifs; black squiggly lines; and the thing is presented in square format, without frame.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Amy's world

see 'Amy's world' at deviantART

As a break from my impromptu series of 'Fractalising the work of famous dead artists', I turn my attention to the living, and what better beginning than a much-loved deviant who's artistic career looks poised to blossom, the Queen of Colour herself, Amy Hooton.

So, this was actually a kind of challenge from Amy, to create a fractal using her colours. The gradient used was created from Alien Efflorescence, and will shortly be available in a pack. Two other elements of Amy's style that I've managed to incorporate are repeating motifs (a natural for fractals, and here represented by the characteristic zipper-teeth waves of oscilloscope and the undulating painterly lattice of popcorn2) and the blurring of colour boundaries (achieved using a great dollop of pre-blur).

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

An audience with...

see 'An audience with...' at deviantART

"That's me in the spotlight..."

My first posted crackle - useful script (as part of a pack) to follow.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Fractal Mondrian

see 'Fractal Mondrian' at deviantART

An homage to the iconic De Stijl works of Piet Mondrian. I sampled the colours from online reproductions and created a new spreadsheet-based gradient tool in order to obtain the total colour control required.

So: Turner, Mondrian - who's next, I wonder? ;)

Monday, 17 November 2008


see 'Meerkats' at deviantART

Gnarlies are currently oh-so-popular. My contribution to the trend. They also resemble aliens and golf-clubs...

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Ancient secrets

see 'Ancient secrets' at deviantART

An eye-defying design of improbable tessellations and inlays, embodying and fashioned by forgotten technologies.

Saturday, 15 November 2008


see 'Blocks' at deviantART

Consisting entirely of overlaying rectangles and squares from, unsurprisingly, the rectangles variation. The style lends itself to rapid exploration of possibilities and even the creation of fractal Mondrians!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Trouble in Wonderland

see 'Trouble in Wonderland' at deviantART

The White Rabbit is fast turning into a fish - help!

Tuesday, 11 November 2008


see 'Six' at deviantART

The smallest perfect number.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

At the end of the tunnel

see 'At the end of the tunnel' at deviantART

I'm never quite done with this style!

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Docklands sunset

see 'Docklands sunset' at deviantART

Turneresque scene of the fiery glory of the setting sun casting its magic over the derelict remains of unreclaimed docklands.

My entry for the Fractal Scenes contest.