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.
Sunday, 30 November 2008
Friday, 28 November 2008
Saturday, 22 November 2008
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
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
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
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? ;)