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Take off your shoes, worm!

Nov 01, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

And grovel before the King of Sterlingware. Download parameter file keepontruckin.loo I’m joking, ha ha, keep your shoes on. But I just can’t get over having all this blogging power at my fingertips. And for free too. I remember reading a book about the difficulties of getting a book published. It was really depressing how […]

Fractum Bookmarkum

Oct 31, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I love Latin. Not the real thing, just the style and sound. Everything just sounds more important and serious. Download parameter file book01.loo How about Carpe Diem? Wow, eh. Why not Carpe Fractum? “Sieze the Fractals” And here’s one for the professional sales folks, Carpe Dinero: Seize the Cash. The motto of my university was, […]

Dance of the Microbe

Oct 30, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I’m fascinated with these mini-sputniks. They also have some strange technical characteristics. Download parameter file swimmer07.loo For instance: they look good with color numbers 1-12 which is unusual as most Sterlingware images only work well with 13-26, which generally have few saturated colors. As a result there’s a greater range of color options for these […]

Behold, the Sugar People

Oct 29, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

More orbit counting creatures, harmlessly shot with the camera and still living at large. Look at the color. Doing the RGB scrabble game (GBR-RBG-BGR…) produces some fine alternatives too in this image. Download parameter file swimmer01.loo There’s a famous abstract artist whose works are stored forever in my mind, but whose name I can’t remember […]

Fractal Spider and the Gymnastic Children

Oct 28, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

The orbit-counting render methods from Sterlingware can be frustrating to work with, but once you find a half decent color setting, there’s a harvest of squiggly creatures waiting for you. Download parameter file spider01.loo They have an interesting water color look to them. This is because most color settings are too strong for the orbits […]

Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Oct 26, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Don’t be ashamed if you haven’t seen it. You can probably figure out the whole movie from the title. Download parameter file sinetrap01.loo There’s a special appearance by some famous spacecraft half way through the movie. They used the same spaceships from War of the Worlds, but turned them upside down. There are other examples […]

Snapshots from the Fourth Dimension

Oct 25, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

The sine-trap 01 and 02 render methods in Sterlingware have always captivated me. They have a real vintage sci-fi look to them. Download parameter file rocket02.loo It was only natural then to spend some time trying to find new color settings for them. Diamond shaped bean strings/ long tails with shark fin collars/ and then […]

Printmaking made easy

Oct 23, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

By now it may be obvious that my approach to Fractal Art is somewhat lazy. My creativity is limited to photographing fractals rather than developing them into more complex works. Download parameter file orangevilla02.loo We all have individual preferences, not just in style or artistic taste, but in the tools of art. I like to […]

Fluffy, the cat who loved rabbits

Oct 22, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Everyday I get hundreds of emails asking me to write about animals and the warm and fuzzy things they do. So at long last I bring to you the true story of Schwartz and how he came to earn his new name, “Fluffy.” Download parameter file spiral10.xpf Once upon a time Schwartz, my younger brother’s […]

Layered fractals: Images math never intended

Oct 21, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

“There are no natural fractal images, only post-processed ones.”       – Plato Alright then, the so-called “post-processing” is okay, and the debate has been laid to rest. But what about layering? Download parameter file flatblue.loo No way. It’s unnatural. Some layered “fractals” don’t even look like fractals. And it’s hard work too. When […]