Saturday, 26 February 2011


Another dive into a Cayley Julia (reb.ufm) fractal! I love that formula, it's so much fun to play around with. For this animation I changed the 'Convergence Methods' from Newton to Mixed 3, just to make it look a bit different. I have two more zoom animations rendering now, they'll probably be ready in a couple of days. One of them is a Cayley Mandel fractal and the other one is a surprise =D

Cayley animation

This is a zoom I made of a Cayley Julia fractal. I like all those spider web-like details in it, and I think the colours look pretty nice too. It took forever to render though, more than 18 hours, but it was worth the wait. At least I think so =D


Just a random thingy I made this evening.. I've only uploaded zoom animations lately, so I thought it would be nice with just a fractal for a change.
Cayley Mandelbrot formula, Thingamajigs colouring algorithm. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Phoenix Fun part 2

Here are two more Phoenix Julia zooms. Enjoy! :)

Magnet zoom

This is a zoom of a Magnet 1 (Mandelbrot) fractal. I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out, although I don't like the ending that much. I guess I could edit it, but right now I'm too lazy. At least the colours turned out nice, changing from blue to pink. Next time I'm playing with this formula, I think I'll zoom in on one of the mandelbrots that appear every now and then. :)

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Phoenix Fun

Yet another zoom animation! This time we're diving into a Phoenix Julia fractal, coloured with Triangle Inequality Average. My animations keep getting longer and longer, this one lasts for 1 minute and 25 seconds! It's probably silly of me to get excited over something as little as that, but I'm still really happy. I've only been making these zooms for a few days, so any progress I make makes me super excited =D
Anyways, hope you'll like it!

Enter The Mandelbrot

Just couldn't help myself, I had to make a couple more animations last night. It's really addictive! In these videos we take a dive into the Mandelbrot set and explore the lovely spirals and swirls. My favourite is the second video, mainly because I animated the gradient. I think it gave a really nice effect, it's almost as if the fractal is popping out of the screen! 
The colouring algorithm I used is Triangle Inequality Average.

Monday, 21 February 2011

More Animation Fun

Another animation! This time I decided to try to animate the gradient as well, and it ended up looking pretty cool. This is the longest animation I've made so far, 50 seconds, and it actually didn't take that long to render.
This is a Lambda Julia fractal with Triangle Inequality Average colouring. Enjoy! =D

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Animation fun

I wrote in the previous post that I wouldn't attempt to make any fractal zooms myself anytime soon, but obviously I lied. Right after I had posted it, I decided to figure out how to make fractal animations and it is a lot easier than I thought. All you need is Ultra Fractal(animation edition) and patience. And of course a tutorial is very useful too. I skimmed through the animation tutorial that came with UF and started experimenting with zooms right away. These are two of the videos I made, the first one is from a Mandelbrot fractal and the second is a Phoenix Julia. They are pretty short and a bit choppy, but for being my first attempts at animation, I'm pretty happy with the result. The only downside is that they take forever to render. The Mandelbrot video is only 23 seconds long and really small, and it took more than an hour! Imagine how long it would take to render a 5 minute video! Oh well, I guess I'll get used to it.. =P

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Trippy videos

Pretty hypnotizing, huh? I'd love to try to make a fractal zoom of one of my fractals someday, but it probably won't happen anytime soon. Anyways, enjoy these delightfully trippy videos!

Something Spirally

Something new, at last! It's just a really simple quickie, but I still like it.
Cayley Julia formula (reb.ufm) and Thin Orbit Traps II. The first fractal is the original fractal and the two others are slightly modified zooms.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Gnarls and stuff

Yet another day with no new fractals.. I simply just don't have enough brainpower to create anything new, so I have revisited two other unpublished fractals from December 2009. It's fun to look at these old fractals and wonder what on earth I was thinking when I made them and why I chose this and this formula.Most of my fractals from that time are terrible, but these two are actually OK looking. I just played around with the colours and added a few layers, so they haven't changed that much.

General Sterling 19 formula (amm.ufm), M Fractal Tree +, Orbit Traps and Hypocycloid Trap colouring algorithms.
Magnet 2 (Julia) formula (dmj.ufm), 4-D Gnarly Orbit Traps and Popcorn Orbit Traps + colouring algorithms.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Nova Flower

I've been feeling pretty lazy today, so I haven't bothered making any new fractals. I just found an old parameter and played around with it for a while. This one was made in December 2009, right after I got Ultra Fractal. I never posted it anywhere even though I kind of liked it, and today I decided to fix it a bit and post it here. I didn't improve it that much though, I just changed the colours and added a couple of layers and some texture.
Nova (Julia) formula, Smooth (Mandelbrot), Orbit Traps and Conchoid of de Sluze colouring algorithms.
Click for a bigger view! :)

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


I said in the previous post that I wouldn't be able to make anything new today because I was too tired. I was wrong. After a cup of coffee and a large serving of homemade lasagna and cheesy baguettes I actually felt a little bit more awake, and decided to give Ultra Fractal a try. After playing around for a while, I came up with this. I'm actually really pleased with it, it's purple, spirally, glowing and fun. To me it looks like there are lots of little firespirits trying to escape from a suffocating purple mist.
Phoenix Julia formula (pwc-convert.ufm), Catenary Trap and Hypocycloid Trap (jam.ucl).

Back to school

After two months of Christmas vacation, it's finally time to get back to my studies. The university started up yesterday, but I don't have any lectures until Thursday so I can still relax. I had to get up early both yesterday and today though, because I had to sign up for seminars and tutorials. The ones I signed up for yesterday were online so I just went back to bed afterwards, but today I had to get up at 8 and walk to the university, which takes about 30-45 minutes. At the uni I somehow managed to injure my foot, and being too broke to afford the bus ticket, I had to walk home. When I finally got back to the apartment I crawled into bed, whined a bit about my foot to my boyfriend and fell into a coma. Despite sleeping for at least 4 hours, I'm still dead tired and I suppose I'm just gonna feel like a zombie all day.
I'm pretty happy with how I've organized my seminars though, because I've managed to get all of them on mondays. This has given me tuesdays and wednesdays off, and I can technically skip thurdays and fridays too, since the lectures aren't mandatory. I'm pretty sure this will come in handy if I'm behind on any essays or presentations, or if I'm sick. :)

Since this is supposed to be an art blog, I'm going to include a fractal I made in October. I've never published this one anywhere because I thought it was too crappy, but I'm not capable of making anything new today so it'll have to do. KPK Hippie formula, Thin Orbit Traps II and Trapestry-X colouring algorithms. Enjoy!

Monday, 14 February 2011


I made this one a while ago, but I decided to save it for Valentine's Day. I don't celebrate valentines myself, I just have a habit of making valentines fractals =D
Ducky Revisited J formula (ea.ufm), Naru's Gnarly Potpurri colouring (tma.ucl) and Lake mapping.
Click for a bigger view and lots of gorgeous details!

Sunday, 13 February 2011


Just a quickie fractal.. Crystal Globe (Mand) formula (sam.ufm) and Trap The Light Fantastic colouring algorithm (tma.ucl).

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Liquid Sunrise

Here's a fractal I made just a moment ago. The Crystal Globe (Julia) formula was so much fun to play around with, so I decided to try the Crystal Globe (Mand) formula. For this one I used Thin Orbit Traps II and Kampyle Of Eudoxus Trap. I'm experimenting with gradients that don't contain any black, because usually the gradients I use consist of black, white and some other colour. However, in this one I used only pink, orange, purple, white and blue. I also used Lake mapping on one of the layers, I think it makes the fractal look cooler =D
Click for a bigger version!

Frames Of Thought

I randomly stumbled across a fun-sounding and neat-looking formula earlier today, and of course I had to try it. This is Crystal Globe (Julia) from sam.ufm. After playing around a bit I ended up using Thin Orbit Traps II colouring algorithm. For texture I made a new layer and added Hexagonal Mapping and then I made another layer and changed the formula to Phoenix Julia from pwc-convert.ufm. I think this looks pretty neat, almost like a drawing. The first picture is the original fractal, and the second picture is a zoomed version of it. Click for bigger view and lots of lovely details!

Freaky Triptych

Something strange I put together last night. I was dead tired but for some reason I decided to make a fractal instead of going to sleep. Somehow it ended up looking a bit sickly and 3D-ish, but I still kinda like it.
The formula I used was Slope Barnsley 1 ManJul from sdc.ufm and Naru's Gnarly Potpurri for colouring algorithm :)

Thursday, 10 February 2011


BarnsleyTechnoJ formula and Gnarly Potpurri. This one was made with the same parameters as these fractals.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011


A quickee gnarl made with Very Advanced Gnarl 1.21 formula and Harlequin II colouring algorithm. It looks a bit ancient and mysterious to me :)
 Click the image for a bigger view and lots of delicious details!

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Cosmic Dreams

This is what happens when I spend too much time staring at the mindblowingly beautiful pictures at Hubblesite and then open UF to play around a bit. I was planning on making a flower fractal, but somehow ended up with a fractal that looks more like a nebula or something like that.
The formula is Barnsley1 (Julia)+ and I used various colouring algorithms from jam.ucl.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Tiling and mapping fun

I had some fun with the Hexagonal Tiling 2 mapping last night, and for once it's not made with KPK Moebiu's Julia Barnsley formula! I used BarnsleyTechnoJ instead, which is another formula I tend to use too often. Anyway, these fractals are all made with the same formula and colouring algorithm, I just played around with the mapping and colours. Fun to think that these are gnarls :D
 Hexagonal Tiling 2+Rectangular Tiling 2

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Absolutely Curtains

The title is from a Pink Floyd song :)
 One KPK Moebius fractal was all it took to get me started again. Shortly after "Firecracker" was made, I opened UF again and made another fractal. Of course I was still dabbling with the same formula and the result was far from impressive and original, but I still kinda like it. It has nice little patterns in it and lots of details when you look closer, so click it for a bigger version. I really enjoy making this kind of gnarls, it's actually quite fun to create straight lines and sharp angles. I guess it's mainly because I usually make lots of swirlies and asymmetrical stuff. Anyways, click and enjoy! :)


First fractal of February! I haven't made anything with Ultra Fractal in a while, so I felt like I had to do a little fractal. This is yet another fractal with KPK Moebiu's Julia Barnsley formula + Naru's Gnarly Potpurri colouring algorithm. It's really simple and took maybe 15-20 minutes to put together. Enjoy! :)

Black and White

This was a relatively fast painting, only 4-5 hours in Photoshop. I used a picture from this website as a reference. I might work more on it later, as it is pretty messed up and unfinished, but I'm kind of happy with it for now.
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