So I have recently found out about this kind of art called “Fractal Art”. Sometimes you see very cool images on the internet with many shapes and trippy backgrounds and I wonder who and how are these made… so here is a possible answer.
To those who don’t know what it is here is a brief description.
What are fractals?
Fractal Definition: A geometric pattern that is repeated (iterated) at ever smaller (or larger) scales to produce (self similar) irregular shapes and surfaces that cannot be represented by classical (Euclidian) geometry. Fractals are used especially in computer modeling of irregular patterns and structures found in nature.(1)
Relative to this art form, fractals are a unique, digital art form, using mathematical formulas to create art with an infinite diversity of form, detail, color and light. In simple terms, a fractal is a graphical representation of a mathematical equation. The formula used for a particular image determines how each pixel in the image is formed and colored. (Pixels are simply little squares which are the smallest display elements that make up the images you see on a computer monitor or television.) A typical fractal image contains millions of these pixels.
These complex images of extraordinary beauty can arise out of fairly simple mathematical formulas, and then by selectively modifying these formulas, changing coloring algorithms etc. one can create unique compositions previously unseen to the human eye.
more on : http://fractalarts.com/SFDA/whatarefractals.html
They are really cool and I encourage you to check them out! I will make some posts with examples and projects on it.