A Little More About FractalsRecently, a deviant asked me to explain to her what Fractal Art was. I replied in a note, and felt that what was said in the note needed to be said in a news article. So here is the note I sent to her, complete with links to info about fractals and different programs used in generating fractal art.A Little More About Fractals6 years ago in Digital Art More Like This
Fractal art is artwork based off of a mathematical phenomena called fractals. Fractals can be generated on a computer, but can also be found in nature. Examples of fractals in nature include the seeds in the center of a sunflower, seashells, leaves, flowers, and ferns.
Here is a good definition of what a fractal is from answers.com: A geometric pattern that is repeated at ever smaller scales to produce irregular shapes and surfaces that cannot be represented by classical geometry. Fractals are used especially in computer modeling of irregular patterns and structures in nature.
Here's a link to Wikipedia's page about fractals: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal
Fractal artwork can