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Art Features by @aartika-fractal-art ~ Summary
Artist Features:
     
     
Favourites Round Ups:
    2015 Favourites Round Up Part 2 - Digital / Photos by aartika-fractal-art  2015 Favourites Round Up Part 3 - Fractals by aartika-fractal-art 
Inspiration Station:
Inspiration Station Week 5 - Michel Mastriani by aartika-fractal-art  Inspiration Station Week 6 - @abstt by aartika-fractal-art  Inspiration Station Week 7 - @AnnaKirsten by aartika-fractal-art  Inspiration Station Week 8 - @batjorge by aartika-fractal-art 
Inspiration Station Week 1 - Philippe Jacqueroux by aartika-fractal-art  Inspiration Station Week 3 - Tatyana Zabanova by aartika-fractal-art  Inspiration Station Week 4 - @Crist-JRoger by aartika-fractal-art
Daily Deviations Highlights:
My Daily Deviation Highlights - Fractal Art by aartika-fractal-art  My Daily Deviation Highlights - Ultra Fractal by aartika-fractal-art
Personal Journals by @aartika-fractal-art ~Summary
News
     
Year by Year
 
     
Collections
  Mothering Sunday by aartika-fractal-art  Square Panels created with Ultra Fractal by aartika-fractal-art  In the Pink by aartika-fractal-art  2015 Final Round Up by aartika-fractal-art
Articles
Finally back on Deviantart! by aartika-fractal-art  Rediscovering .. by aartika-fractal-art   Whose picture is it anyway? by aartika-fractal-art 
Software

Sterlingware - fractal art software by aartika-fractal-art
Sketchbook
UF Sketchbook: Getting Impatient! by aartika-fractal-art   This morning's UF Sketchbook by aartika-fractal-art  Learning to Draw - part one by aartika-fractal-art  My first Ultra Fractal Animation by aartika-fractal-art


Fractal Resources by aartika-fractal-art ~ Summary

A summary of the Fractal Art Resources and Tutorials I have published here on Deviantart

All new resources will be added to this journal over time.
Ultra Fractal
     
     



Fractals with Parameters
     
 

No Comments?

A few people have suggested I allow 'Comments' on my fractals, something I have only done on only a very few pieces.

Blue Eyes by aartika-fractal-art Seascape by aartika-fractal-art

My honest opinion is that Deviantart allows just too many places to comment - on every artwork, on every gallery, gallery folder & sub-folder, on every collection, on every journal entry, on every poll and on the artist's profile page.

You can even comment on Sta.shed items!

For me personally, it's a bit over the top. Too many one word comments on every piece that don't really give proper feedback about what it really is you like or don't like about it. (I will admit too that the myriad of pink and purple animated gifs sometimes included with the comments can also be a bit distracting on the page!)

Bows'n'Arrows by aartika-fractal-art Draughtsmen by aartika-fractal-art

So, you will find that you can, and are very welcome to, critique or, if you really like it, favourite any of my artworks on an individual basis. I will always respond to Critiques, and have had some very interesting discussions with other artists as a result. Good, well thought out feedback is a very valuable tool for any artist.

If you just want to comment generally, ask a question or say 'thank you' or 'go away' or whatever, please do that in the appropriate gallery or profile 'Comments' section.

Daisy Chain by aartika-fractal-art Eifiona by aartika-fractal-art

It's always good to receive private notes, too - not everything on DA has to be in the public domain ;)

If you have been bothered to read to the end of my spiel, I hope to be receiving some Critiques - both positive and negative - from you very soon!

Thank you for taking the time to listen :)

Year by Year 2000-2015 - Year 2004

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 24, 2016, 5:22 AM


Black Magic by aartika-fractal-art


Having settled in to village life in rural Shropshire, 2004 was a year for more experimenting and creating with Ultra Fractal 3, exchanging ideas with fellow artists and beta testing new formulas.

Black Magic won me a small prize in a competition held on Renderosity!

Ultra Fractal 3 ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art Renderosity Art Community ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art


This is a small collection of fractals from 2004, all created using Ultra Fractal 3.

Some more Big Spirals :



Willo by aartika-fractal-art  Polostareen by aartika-fractal-art  Corallina by aartika-fractal-art

Copper Beans by aartika-fractal-art  Conchaloid by aartika-fractal-art  Peppermint Cream by aartika-fractal-art


And one of my personal favourites:


Evolution by aartika-fractal-art


Some of my work was featured in the book "Digital Art for the 21st Century" written by John Grant and Audre Vysniauskas audre and published by Renderosity:



Digital Art For The 21st Century - Featured Artist by aartika-fractal-art


More fractals!


Dishy by aartika-fractal-art  Ratatatata by aartika-fractal-art  Certainly Not The Olympics by aartika-fractal-art


Winter Wonderland by aartika-fractal-art  Simplon Digest by aartika-fractal-art  Crinella by aartika-fractal-art



By 2004, I was joint editor of the Avalanche Publishing Fractal Universe Calendar along with Linda Allison

Citrus Nepuella was included in the calendar for that year which can be viewed here: www.fractaluniverse.artsociety…


Citrus Nepuella by aartika-fractal-art



One of a very few fractals I have created using Apopphysis:


Smudge by aartika-fractal-art


Rusty Snails - another one of my personal favourites!


Rusty Snails by aartika-fractal-art


Finally, here is the rest of the gallery for 2004:  aartika-fractal-art.deviantart… 



Earlier journal entries in this series:


Year by Year 2000-2015 - Year 2002
It seems like a strange thing to say now, but it took me quite some time to be able to create fractal spirals! Back in 2002, I used to eagerly await parameters posted to the Ultra Fractal mailing list by Peter Krysko and Mark Townsend, whose work often featured beautiful, big spiral patterns, often with a 3-D quality to them, but I remained mystified as to how on earth they had produced them.
   
So, when I finally twigged how to consistently create spirals I couldn't get enough of them, especially of the big, single variety! To an extent, since that time, those big spirals have become one of my hallmarks, and something that I have returned to time and again over the years.

I continued working with a small group of close friends, experimenting and beta-testing new Ultra Fractal formulas and sharing ideas, always pushing for more a
  Year by Year 2000-2015 - Year 2003
2003 was a busy year in our family life, having lived in Glasgow for five years since the children were babies, we moved to our new home in England, new jobs, new schools, a new life in a small village, very different from the big city life of London and Glasgow we had been used to for so many years!

In what little spare time I had I continued the steep learning curve of fractal art - this is a small collection of fractals from 2003, all created using Ultra Fractal 3.
   
   
Looking at some of this work now, I can see that it could be construed as being somewhat rough and ready, with some being rather sickly-sweet; I have to try and resist the temptaion now to go back and rework them. They are what they are - representative of a developing skill using exper


Year by Year 2000-2015 - Introduction
Over the next few months I intend to write a series of journal entries based on each year's creative work and how it came about, since 2000, when I started using Ultra Fractal.
So this is just an introduction, one of my personal favourites from each year - not necessarily the best either technically or artistically, but the ones that either mean the most to me, perhaps say something about me, or that I just like :)

I've created a Year by Year Gallery which includes the fave four from each year, plus sub-folders for the body of work for each year (a few years still to complete).
Click for: Year by Year Gallery
Slowly I'm going though my old folders, from Ultra Fractal v2.04 though to v5.04, re-rendering where necessary, to ensure proper representation - this is still very much a work in progress!
Click fo
  Year by Year 2000-2015 - Year 2000
We'd had a "Windows 3.1" computer at home since about 1993 for basic word processing, games and graphics. I seem to recall upgrading the hard drive from 8MB to 32Mb in about 1994 (yes - Megabytes, not Gigabytes or Terabytes!) and having to install Corel Draw from a set of 13 3.5" floppy disks. The last image alone I rendered in Ultra Fractal was 34.4MB, an impossible task in those days.
The late nineties and early noughties saw the internet gradually arriving in people's homes, including ours. Getting on-line in 1999 quite literally opened things up to a whole world of possibilities - something my children cannot really understand!
One of the things I came across early on when looking for a screensaver was Fractal Art, something I'd never even heard of before, let alone seen for real. For some reason I found it fascinating
  Year by Year 2000-2015 - Year 2001
2001 represented a steep learning curve for me while continuing to work with Ultra Fractal. I had the good fortune to be able to beta test new formulas for several UF formula writers which forced me to get into the habit of exploring every parameter setting in the algorithms, something which continues to help me to really get the most out of the resulting fractal imagery.
One of the things I wanted most in my own work was to be able to incorporate interesting textures in to my work and constantly asked for a greater variety of parameters which would include texturing that was part of the fractal pattern itself, rather than just layering it on top of the fractal. The results of this are apparent in the works from that year.
Community activity that year included a fractal art contest, Ultra Fractal Contest 3, Creating a Series, Summer 2001 , hosted by Janet Parke infinite-art 





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Tina Oloyede
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
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Working with fractals since 1999, initially Tierazon & Sterlingware, now almost exclusively with Ultra Fractal; occasionally with Apophysis and Xenodream.

aartika! fractal art  ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art Copyright 2015 aartika-fractal-art by aartika-fractal-art

www.aartika.co.uk/
aartika-fractal-art.deviantart…
www.renderosity.com/mod/galler…
twitter.com/fractal_aartika

Exhibitions:
Edge of Infinity - solo exhibition and workshops by aartika-fractal-art The Art of Infinity ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art

Competition Winners:
Benoit Mandelbrot, ICM Fractal Art Exhibition 2006 by aartika-fractal-art Black Magic by aartika-fractal-art Bistred Mandorla by aartika-fractal-art

Art Community:
Renderosity Art Community ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art MOCA - Museum of Computer Art ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art Mansco Style ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art

Fractal Universe Calendars:
Fractal Universe Calendars by aartika-fractal-art

Ultra Fractal Showcase - Featured Artist: www.ultrafractal.com/showcase.…

Rusty Snails by aartika-fractal-art Gammon by aartika-fractal-art Strawberry Limoncello by aartika-fractal-art Mad Mondriaan by aartika-fractal-art Ochre Leaves by aartika-fractal-art

Daily Deviations: aartika-fractal-art.deviantart…

Meet the Fractal Community #19Fractal Art Week
Hello and welcome to a new edition of Meet the Fractal Community, a forthnightly series of interviews that highlights a member of our community. The series will go back and focus on fractal artists.
Today, let's have a closer look to aartika-fractal-art.
:iconaartika-fractal-art:

Hello aartika-fractal-art! How are you today?
:iconaartika-fractal-art:
I'm well, thank you. :)
Can you introduce yourself to the community?
:iconaartika-fractal-art:
Hello! :)
I’ve recently returned to DA having abandoned my old account a few years ago through disuse – my previous account was aartika. I’ve been working with fractal software on and off for about fifteen years, almost exclusively with Ultra Fractal (versions 2, 3, 4 and now 5!).
I live in the UK and am a little older than I’d like to be. ;)
How did you discover fractal art?
:iconaartika-fractal-art:
When looking for a screensaver in 1999 I came across Doug


2015 - learning how to draw!
Eye Sketch 001 by aartika-fractal-art Manga  002 by aartika-fractal-art

Tools of the Trade:
Ultra Fractal 5 Stamp by aartika-fractal-art Xenodream Software ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art Paint Shop Pro X ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art
Easy Thumbnails - Stamp by aartika-fractal-art FileZilla - Free FTP Software Stamp by aartika-fractal-art Tierazon Fractal Generating Software ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art


All proceeds from the sale of items by
aartika-fractal-art
will be donated to the MS Society UK

Supporting Multiple Sclerosis Society ~ MS Stamp by aartika-fractal-art

Art Features by @aartika-fractal-art ~ Summary
Artist Features:
     
     
Favourites Round Ups:
    2015 Favourites Round Up Part 2 - Digital / Photos by aartika-fractal-art  2015 Favourites Round Up Part 3 - Fractals by aartika-fractal-art 
Inspiration Station:
Inspiration Station Week 5 - Michel Mastriani by aartika-fractal-art  Inspiration Station Week 6 - @abstt by aartika-fractal-art  Inspiration Station Week 7 - @AnnaKirsten by aartika-fractal-art  Inspiration Station Week 8 - @batjorge by aartika-fractal-art 
Inspiration Station Week 1 - Philippe Jacqueroux by aartika-fractal-art  Inspiration Station Week 3 - Tatyana Zabanova by aartika-fractal-art  Inspiration Station Week 4 - @Crist-JRoger by aartika-fractal-art
Daily Deviations Highlights:
My Daily Deviation Highlights - Fractal Art by aartika-fractal-art  My Daily Deviation Highlights - Ultra Fractal by aartika-fractal-art
Personal Journals by @aartika-fractal-art ~Summary
News
     
Year by Year
 
     
Collections
  Mothering Sunday by aartika-fractal-art  Square Panels created with Ultra Fractal by aartika-fractal-art  In the Pink by aartika-fractal-art  2015 Final Round Up by aartika-fractal-art
Articles
Finally back on Deviantart! by aartika-fractal-art  Rediscovering .. by aartika-fractal-art   Whose picture is it anyway? by aartika-fractal-art 
Software

Sterlingware - fractal art software by aartika-fractal-art
Sketchbook
UF Sketchbook: Getting Impatient! by aartika-fractal-art   This morning's UF Sketchbook by aartika-fractal-art  Learning to Draw - part one by aartika-fractal-art  My first Ultra Fractal Animation by aartika-fractal-art
Fractal Resources by aartika-fractal-art ~ Summary

A summary of the Fractal Art Resources and Tutorials I have published here on Deviantart

All new resources will be added to this journal over time.
Ultra Fractal
     
     



Fractals with Parameters
     
 
Interests

Activity


Sea This
Ultra Fractal 5 Stamp by aartika-fractal-art

Created with Ultra Fractal 5.04 for the Ultra-Fractal-Redux February 2017 SFBM Challenge

February 2017 Challenge - S.F.B.MFebruary 2017 Challenge - S.F.B.M
Hello all. Here is February's challenge for you. I was all set to do something else when I discovered the formula in question wasn't working any more. A formula update last year seems to have "broken" it. I've notified the author so maybe I can introduce you to it another time. :)
So this month's challenge is a bit of a rush job. A couple of people have requested something along these lines, using S.F.B.M colouring, so it seemed like a good one to be getting on with. I know it's been done before as a challenge elsewhere but it's not one I've tried myself and I hope it will be new to a few of you too. S.F.B.M  is such an important colouring that many of us use every day but I think we could all learn a lot more about it through a challenge like this. Yes?
So... what do you need to do? The idea of this challenge is to focus on the combination of a Pixel formula with one of the S.F.B.M. colourings. Most of your layers shou


Parmeters:

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Journal History

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Commissions

Greetings Cards
If you see an image in this gallery that you would like to be made available for a
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Critiques

EGO

Fabulous, it's truly fabulous. Everything about thing this work of art just sings - the colours, the textures, the composition and the ...

by tatasz

Entry for the critique challenge held by CRFractals for the Fractal Week at projecteducate This is my first critique on DA, so here goe...

Shoutbox

aspidina:iconaspidina:
beautiful galleries!! thanks for the llama :D
Sun Feb 21, 2016, 6:00 AM
FortyTwoPower
Thanks for the llama.
Sat Feb 20, 2016, 7:40 AM
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Webcam

aartika! fractal art by Tina Oloyede

Exhibitions

Edge of Infinity Exhibition - January 2006
SOLO EXHIBITION & WORKSHOPS
Tour : 7th - 20th January 2006
A touring exhibition with educational workshops on board Kent County Council's Arts Bus as part of their "Arts In Motion" project.
17 prints of Tina Oloyede's fractal art were chosen to go on display in this exhibition, which included workshops designed to give visitors an introduction to the concept of fractal art, together with some hands on experience using the software Ultra Fractal .

On Tour with the Magic Bus!
Dominique Jadoul, the Project Manager for Kent County Council's Art Development Unit set up and organised this exciting project
The exhibition and workshops took place in January 2006 on board their Arts In Motion vehicle - a 'state of the art' mobile arts centre, with modulable internal arrangements that includes a gallery space, an IT studio, a library and a
Art of Infinity - Fractal Art Exhibition - 2007

INEFFABLE ACCALMIE NEOLITIQUE by Etienne Saint-Amant EtienneSaintAmant 
In September 2006 Simon Trapnell, the director of the Nature in Art Museum at Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucestershire contacted Tina Oloyede aartika-fractal-art to discuss a proposal to stage a fractal art exhibition for the spring of 2007. At a meeting a couple of months later, the format and logistics of setting up the exhibition were finalised. Janet Parke infinite-art  was invited to join Tina as a key exhibitor and to begin the selection process for the remaining exhibition pieces. Invitations were sent out to members of the international fractal art community to submit twelve images each to be considered for inclusion.
The response was fantastic - twenty seven artists submitted over two hundred and fifty

Personal Journal Entries

Year by Year 2000-2015 - Year 2003
2003 was a busy year in our family life, having lived in Glasgow for five years since the children were babies, we moved to our new home in England, new jobs, new schools, a new life in a small village, very different from the big city life of London and Glasgow we had been used to for so many years!

In what little spare time I had I continued the steep learning curve of fractal art - this is a small collection of fractals from 2003, all created using Ultra Fractal 3.
   
   
Looking at some of this work now, I can see that it could be construed as being somewhat rough and ready, with some being rather sickly-sweet; I have to try and resist the temptaion now to go back and rework them. They are what they are - representative of a developing skill using exper
Year by Year 2000-2015 - Year 2004
Having settled in to village life in rural Shropshire, 2004 was a year for more experimenting and creating with Ultra Fractal 3, exchanging ideas with fellow artists and beta testing new formulas.
Black Magic won me a small prize in a competition held on Renderosity!
 

This is a small collection of fractals from 2004, all created using Ultra Fractal 3.
Some more Big Spirals :

   
   
And one of my personal favourites:

In the Pink
 I noticed my profile page was looking a little "PINK" at the moment, a colour I've often tended towards in my work over the years.
So here is a selection of pink fractals, all made with Ultra Fractal, spanning a period of 15 years.
(Plus one digital illustration :D)

   
   

   
  Frosticles by aartika-fractal-art  Triangulation by aartika-fractal-art

Strawberry Limoncello by aartika-fractal-art  So Many Tents by aartika-fractal-art  Archers 05 by aartika-fractal-art
Dardybots 178 by aartika-fractal-art    Myriad by aartika-fractal-art  Stop Me if I'm Getting Boring by aartika-fractal-art

Year by Year 2000-2015 - Year 2002
It seems like a strange thing to say now, but it took me quite some time to be able to create fractal spirals! Back in 2002, I used to eagerly await parameters posted to the Ultra Fractal mailing list by Peter Krysko and Mark Townsend, whose work often featured beautiful, big spiral patterns, often with a 3-D quality to them, but I remained mystified as to how on earth they had produced them.
   
So, when I finally twigged how to consistently create spirals I couldn't get enough of them, especially of the big, single variety! To an extent, since that time, those big spirals have become one of my hallmarks, and something that I have returned to time and again over the years.

I continued working with a small group of close friends, experimenting and beta-testing new Ultra Fractal formulas and sharing ideas, always pushing for more a

Sterlingware - fractal art software
This article is a sort of post-script to Year by Year 2000-2015 - Year 2000, to showcase some of the Sterlingware fractals created during that year.

   
Sterlingware was one of several free fractal-generating programs written by Stephen Ferguson that I tried out in 1999/2000. Although it had significant limitations from an artistic point of view, it did allow extensive exploration and experimentation using a limited combination of algorithms and colouring methods, producing some interesting and intriguing results.
The images generated are single-layer and have to be rendered to screen before anti-aliasing and saving as *.bmp files. On my current computer this process is quite fast - just a few minutes for an image around 3000x3
Year by Year 2000-2015 - Year 2001
2001 represented a steep learning curve for me while continuing to work with Ultra Fractal. I had the good fortune to be able to beta test new formulas for several UF formula writers which forced me to get into the habit of exploring every parameter setting in the algorithms, something which continues to help me to really get the most out of the resulting fractal imagery.
One of the things I wanted most in my own work was to be able to incorporate interesting textures in to my work and constantly asked for a greater variety of parameters which would include texturing that was part of the fractal pattern itself, rather than just layering it on top of the fractal. The results of this are apparent in the works from that year.
Community activity that year included a fractal art contest, Ultra Fractal Contest 3, Creating a Series, Summer 2001 , hosted by Janet Parke infinite-art 

2015 Final Round Up
Hi and thanks for stopping by!
There are 120 new works in my 2015 fractal folder - here is a selection of my personal favourites from the year :)
   

Big Spirals
    


Geometric Patterns
     



Fractal Flowers
   


Abstracts
  Disco Fever by aartika-fractal-art  Fallen Leaves-detail by aartika-fractal-art

Year by Year 2000-2015 - Year 2000
We'd had a "Windows 3.1" computer at home since about 1993 for basic word processing, games and graphics. I seem to recall upgrading the hard drive from 8MB to 32Mb in about 1994 (yes - Megabytes, not Gigabytes or Terabytes!) and having to install Corel Draw from a set of 13 3.5" floppy disks. The last image alone I rendered in Ultra Fractal was 34.4MB, an impossible task in those days.
The late nineties and early noughties saw the internet gradually arriving in people's homes, including ours. Getting on-line in 1999 quite literally opened things up to a whole world of possibilities - something my children cannot really understand!
One of the things I came across early on when looking for a screensaver was Fractal Art, something I'd never even heard of before, let alone seen for real. For some reason I found it fascinating

My first Ultra Fractal Animation
27/12/205 - Edited to add: 
After a little more work I have managed to make the snow fall more smoothly, and added a Christmas message:
Robin Red Breast wishes you a Merry Christmas!
The lettering was added using "Initials" in mjd.ucl with the same pixel formula.
These are the parameters for Frame 50 (the middle one):

A bit of a work in progress ...
This was my first attempt:

I hadn't got the snow right, it's supposed to look like it's falling but it jumps back to the start.
It's also very slow :(
Need to try harder ;)
The robin was made in UF using a pixel formula and Deluxe Clipping.
I rendered the 100 x *.bmp files, then used GIFCreator to create the animated gif file.

Your feedback is welcome!

29/12/205 added a second one:
Square Panels created with Ultra Fractal
This is a collection of works created this year all using a simple Pixel formula with the same colouring algorithm written by Samuel Monnier s31415, with the program Ultra Fractal.

The result is a series of square panels which mostly use the same technique for creating a "frame" that is in integral part of the image itself, plus different parameters within the algorithm to create the various shape effects, with different gradients and layering methods.

I'd quite like to try having one or two of these designs printed on silk squares to see how the colours and patterns transfer to fabric. There are one or two printing website that offer this service, such as Lacuna Press and Bags of Love which I've yet tor try, as they are quite expensive!

Learning to Draw - part one
The above drawing I did yesterday as a result of following these two excellent tutorials:
How to Draw Eyes - Structure

and

How to Draw an Eye - Step by Step  by Proko

Although I loved to draw and be creative as a young child, at school I had to give up art as a subject when I was twelve because the lessons clashed with physics!, so I've never had any formal art teaching, something I've often regretted.
A recent trip to Berlin has inspired me to start using some of the amazing resources that are available on the internet in order to learn some new skills, and yesterday followed a couple of YouTube video tutorials by Stan Prokopenko, an artist and teacher from San Diego,
Driftwood Press Literary Magazine - Art Feature
Mad Mondriaan
In February this year I was contacted by Jerrod Schwarz jerrodschwarz , the managing editor of Driftwood Press in Tampa, Florida, with an invitation to submit some of my fractal art for possible inclusion in a future edition of their quarterly literary and visual arts magazine.
I'm pleased to say that one my favourite pieces, Mad Mondriaan, was selected and has been published, along with a short interview, in Driftwood Press' latest publication, released today (Pages 83-86 Volume Two Issue Three ISBN 2331-7132).
The print issue of the magazine, which includes the colour visual art contributions printed on high quality photo paper inserts, can be ordered on-line here: Driftwood Press: I

Ultra Fractal Showcase - Featured Artist  
I hope you enjoy this small selection of my work, which is also newly featured in the official Ultra Fractal Showcase Gallery. It includes some different styles to demonstrate the diversity of the art that can be created using Ultra Fractal.
Thank you to Frederik Slijkerman, who is the Ultra Fractal software writer and developer, for showcasing it on the Ultra Fractal Website , it is a great honour for me :)
Autumn is Coming


Going back a few years I made a large series of fractals using one particular Julia formula which produces a single "big" spiral.
Autumn is Coming, created in 2012, is a derivative of a much earlier work from this series,
UF Sketchbook: Getting Impatient!
For a long time I have been trying to make some colours and textures that mimic watercolours and other types of paint, inspired by some of favourite artists on DA, such as NaismithArt  Lucky978  kosharik69 SaigaTokihito and takmaj (see selection of their work below).
Finally I have something I feel quite happy about, so long as the render turns out okay - but for some reason this fractal is taking forever to render and I'm getting very impatient! Oops! 
I have developed a rainbow gradient pack which I'll upload when I can post the rendered image, but the above is a taster in the mean time :D
:iconNaismithArt:

:iconTakmaj:

:iconSaigaTokihito:

:iconLucky978:

:iconkosharik69:

Mothering Sunday
"Mothering Sunday is a holiday celebrated by Catholic and Protestant Christians in some parts of Europe. It falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent (For Orthodox Christians in Europe and elsewhere, the fourth Sunday in Lent remembers St. John of the Ladder (St. John Climacus)). Secularly, it became an occasion for honouring the mothers of children and giving them presents. It is increasingly being called Mother's Day, although that has always been a secular event quite different from the original Mothering Sunday. In the UK, Mothering Sunday is celebrated in the same way as Mother's Day is celebrated elsewhere."
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothering_Sunday

In the UK today (15th March) is Mothering Sunday, so here are a few flowery fractal images to enjoy :)
Year by Year 2000-2015 - Introduction
Over the next few months I intend to write a series of journal entries based on each year's creative work and how it came about, since 2000, when I started using Ultra Fractal.
So this is just an introduction, one of my personal favourites from each year - not necessarily the best either technically or artistically, but the ones that either mean the most to me, perhaps say something about me, or that I just like :)

I've created a Year by Year Gallery which includes the fave four from each year, plus sub-folders for the body of work for each year (a few years still to complete).
Click for: Year by Year Gallery
Slowly I'm going though my old folders, from Ultra Fractal v2.04 though to v5.04, re-rendering where necessary, to ensure proper representation - this is still very much a work in progress!
Click fo

Whose picture is it anyway?
This morning I came across a post I made back in December 2006 on Terry Wright's blog, Orbit Trap (archive) / Orbit Trap (current) which I'd quite forgotten about.
There was some interesting discussion that followed regarding the ownership of fractal formulae and artworks derived from them.
The original post can be found here: http://orbittrap.blogspot.co.uk/2006/12/whose-picture-is-it-anyway.html
It would be interesting to know how other fractal artists feel about this issue, some eight years later :)
This also provides a chance to say thank you to all the Ultra Fractal the formula writers (of whom there are very many!), but especially to Andreas Lober, Samuel Monnier s31415 , Dennis Magar, Klaus-Peter Kubik kpk , Michèle Deesureault mde
Art of Infinity - Fractal Art Exhibition - 2007

INEFFABLE ACCALMIE NEOLITIQUE by Etienne Saint-Amant EtienneSaintAmant 
In September 2006 Simon Trapnell, the director of the Nature in Art Museum at Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucestershire contacted Tina Oloyede aartika-fractal-art to discuss a proposal to stage a fractal art exhibition for the spring of 2007. At a meeting a couple of months later, the format and logistics of setting up the exhibition were finalised. Janet Parke infinite-art  was invited to join Tina as a key exhibitor and to begin the selection process for the remaining exhibition pieces. Invitations were sent out to members of the international fractal art community to submit twelve images each to be considered for inclusion.
The response was fantastic - twenty seven artists submitted over two hundred and fifty

This morning's UF Sketchbook
A sudden burst of pre-breakfast creativity hit me this morning after browsing some old fractal file folders. I save many fractal files as I work, most of which don't ever see the light of day again, but in my October 2004 UF3 folder there were quite a few images I'd started, saved, but never finished, that caught my eye.
Opening four of them, I ended up with one "finished" image - Flora. Not sure how it will turn out yet, it's rendering now - 9 hours still to go :(
If it doesn't lose too much texture in the rendering I'll post it later today or tomorrow, although I think it may end up needing some touching up before rendering again, in which case ...
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Edit - 17 Feb 2015:
Here is the final image, rendered and resized for web viewing:

Some of the texture that is present in the full sized render (detail below) has been lost in the resizing.
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Edge of Infinity Exhibition - January 2006
SOLO EXHIBITION & WORKSHOPS
Tour : 7th - 20th January 2006
A touring exhibition with educational workshops on board Kent County Council's Arts Bus as part of their "Arts In Motion" project.
17 prints of Tina Oloyede's fractal art were chosen to go on display in this exhibition, which included workshops designed to give visitors an introduction to the concept of fractal art, together with some hands on experience using the software Ultra Fractal .

On Tour with the Magic Bus!
Dominique Jadoul, the Project Manager for Kent County Council's Art Development Unit set up and organised this exciting project
The exhibition and workshops took place in January 2006 on board their Arts In Motion vehicle - a 'state of the art' mobile arts centre, with modulable internal arrangements that includes a gallery space, an IT studio, a library and a

Rediscovering ..
Some time spent this morning organising and archiving uprs, ufs and renders from getting on for fifteen years ago has led to the rediscovery of some old favourites. I remember the excitement I felt when experimenting with a batch of new formulae written by my good friend, Andreas Lober, which focussed on the use of simple geometric shapes, rather than the typical fractal spirals and seahorses.
It's hard to believe so many years have passed since!
     
So here are a few that I've re-rendered and added to the Geometric Patterns Gallery. They appear, perhaps, rather simple to me now, with their minimal texturing and bold colours, but are probably a good representation of the direction my art was heading in back then.
Those colouring formulae
Finally back on Deviantart!
After finding my account deactivated due to not having logged in to Deviantart for such a long time, I've finally got round to resurrecting my gallery, and am working my way through the many changes and fantastic improvements to the site.
        
Many thanks to all those who have welcomed me back here and taken the time to acknowledge my work! :)
I'm gradually uploading a selection of my personal favourites from the past 15 years :wow: - the next goal will be to seriously upgrade my hardware and start rendering some unpublished work to add the gallery over the coming months.

Stamps

Ultra Fractal 5 Stamp by aartika-fractal-art Renderosity Art Community ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art Paint Shop Pro X ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art
ICM 2006 Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest by aartika-fractal-art Copyright 2015 aartika-fractal-art by aartika-fractal-art Tierazon Fractal Generating Software ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art
Easy Thumbnails - Stamp by aartika-fractal-art FileZilla - Free FTP Software Stamp by aartika-fractal-art Xenodream Software ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art
MOCA - Museum of Computer Art ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art Supporting Multiple Sclerosis Society ~ MS Stamp by aartika-fractal-art aartika! fractal art  ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art
Mansco Style ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art Edge of Infinity - solo exhibition and workshops by aartika-fractal-art Dardybots Stamp by aartika-fractal-art
Little Llamas ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art fa2k - Fractalus Fractal Art Contest 2000 ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art BMW Classics ~ Stamps by aartika-fractal-art
Thank You! ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art I Love Fractals ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art You're Welcome! ~ Stamp by aartika-fractal-art

Artist Features

My Daily Deviation Highlights - Ultra Fractal
Bullseye
Welcome to my second Daily Deviation Highlights feature - a small collection of some of the best Ultra Fractal Art here on Deviantart.
ENJOY!

Artists included:
:iconinfinite-art:  :iconvelvet--glove:  :icontresamie: :iconNatalieKelsey:  :iconstevi0d:  :iconBeesknees67:
:iconBlurWing:  :icon0Encrypted0:  :iconSiennaBlue:  :iconCopperColour:  :iconmiincdesign:  :iconGerda1946:

Blossoming Joy
       
Where I end and you begin                               &
The Fabulous Digital Art of Dan Kuzmenka ~ @Kuzy62
It has been my great pleasure to have known and worked alongside my good friend Dan Kuzmenka for the past fifteen or so years, albeit from opposite sides of the pond, and now to be able to feature a collection of his work here on Deviantart.
Dan Kuzmenka kuzy62
:iconKuzy62:
Always good-natured, friendly and helpful, it is an honour to have him amongst my friends.
   
   
When I started using Ultra Fractal back in 1999/2000 Dan was already an established and well-respected fractal artist who had participated in the Frontier between Science and Art exhibition, which toured Europe in 2000. Dan is not only an artist, but also a software / formula developer and has worked over the years with many different pro

Inspiration Station Week 8 - @batjorge
Welcome to the weird and wonderful fractal art of batjorge 
:iconbatjorge:
   
     
     
batjorge, who has truly mastered this art form, is undoubtedly one of the most talented artists working in this field.
For me, with no experience of Mandelbulb or any other 3D fractal software, these works are both awesome and inspirational.

For batjorge by Florhalie
Enjoy!
   
Titans ice forms by batjorge  Switchboard by batjorge  Dark Matter by batjorge
Fractal Spaces by batjorge  Spirit Collector - Pong 460 by batjorge 
The Photography of Ulrich Bednarz - @EintoeRN
Ulrich Bednarz EintoeRn is one of my favourite photographers here on Deviantart, so it is a pleasure to feature some of his work here.
   
   
:iconEintoeRn:
There is something about Ulrich's uncanny ability to artistically capture what exists all around us in both an observational and evocative way - the mixture of colours, textures and patina of everyday objects and scenes that has been created with the passage of time - that is truly inspirational.

Ulrich's DA profile page is worth a visit in itself, a calm place to be with some beautiful collections of art featured in his journal: http://

2015 Favourites Round Up Part 3 - Fractals
Since re-joining Deviantart in January this year, I've added just over 1200 great art works to my favourites folders - averaging 3 or 4 per day.
The collection includes some amazing raw fractals, fractal "paintings", photography, paintings, drawings, digital art,
Inspiration Station Week 7 - @AnnaKirsten
It is with great sadness that this week sees the work of our friend and colleague Nicky AnnaKirsten Keates being featured in the Inspiration Station series.
As most of you will already know Anna lost her fight with cancer just a few days ago, lovingly supported by her family and the staff at Forrest Holme Hospice in Dorset.
Anna's daughter has let us know just how important Anna's involvement here on Deviantart was to her, as she struggled with health problems. It was here she was able to interact with friends, share her art and make enormous contributions to the fractal art community, giving her great personal fulfillment.
In return so many of us valued her friendly and welcoming presence, appreciated her art and acknowledged the amount of hard work she put in writing art features, commenting on our own work and managing several fractal art groups. Some here knew Anna for many years and others for a shorter time, nonetheless her daily p

2015 Favourites Round Up Part 1 - Traditional
Since re-joining Deviantart in January this year, I've added just over 1200 great art works to my favourites folders - averaging 3 or 4 per day.
The collection includes some amazing raw fractals, fractal "paintings", photography, paintings, drawings, digital art,
2015 Favourites Round Up Part 2 - Digital / Photos
Since re-joining Deviantart in January this year, I've added just over 1200 great art works to my favourites folders - averaging 3 or 4 per day.
The collection includes some amazing raw fractals, fractal "paintings", photography, paintings, drawings, digital art,

Inspiration Station Week 5 - Michel Mastriani
Michel Mastriani mmastriani  is one of my favourite fractal artists, his painterly style, created using Chaotica, is both ethereal and masterful and he has a real eye for colour.
:iconmmastriani:
Michel is not only an artist, but also a program developer, currently working on ChaosHelper



Here are a few of my favourites from Michel's gallery:
   
     
    Shamanic Tree by mmastriani
Michel has recently had one of his works selected for the cover of a music CD, Medicine Work:
Medicine Work (Cover Art by mmastriani) by mmastriani

Path :
Inspiration Station Week 6 - @abstt
Abstt is a fractal artist from the Czech Republic, who sometimes works in collaboration with French artist, Nyrn-Aeh 
:iconabstt:  :iconNyrn-Aeh:
For this, the last Inspiration Station before Christmas, I have chosen a selection of both Abstt's own mysterious and moody works, with a few of my favourite collaborative pieces.

I hope you enjoy it!
   
   
   
Here is Abstt's full gallery: http://abstt.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=%2F&sort=popularity

Inspiration Station Week 4 - @Crist-JRoger
It has been a pleasure this week to discover the moody and atmospheric work of the fractal artist Сергей Crist-JRoger this week, whose art I was unfamiliar with until now.
:iconCrist-JRoger:
It concentrates on the use of Apophysis, Chaotica, as well as various 3D fractal generating and ray tracing programs, such as Fragmentarium, and is truly inspirational - enjoy!
   
   
   
Please check out the rest of Сергей's work featured in his gallery:
Inspiration Station Week 3 - Tatyana Zabanova
I'm really pleased to be able to feature the beautiful art of Tatyana Zabanova / tatasz this week, :D
as she is one of the most talented and inspirational fractal artists around and is absolutely one of my favourites.

:icontatasz:
Tatyana is also a very active member of the fractal community here on deviantart, and makes great  contributions
to the many groups and community projects, as well as being a welcoming face to new members.


Featured here are just a few of her excellent works, so please do take the time to view her extensive
and varied galleries, which include many fractal resources as well her art works created mostly in

Apophysis / Chaotica - programs I have never personally been able to successfully master.
They are awesome!


Fascinating Food Sculpture by Leah @FatalPotato
The diversity of art featured on Deviantart never ceases to amaze me, and the miniature food sculpture created by Leah FatalPotato  is no exception.
:iconfatalpotato:
These extraordinarily detailed but tiny sculptures, modelled out of various types of polymer clays are just fascinating, both in their finished form and in their creation:
Ice Cream Cone:


Miniature Peach Pie:

Here are some more of Leah's creations:


   
   
Leah sells her work on Etsy: Etsy Shop (will be open for sales from December 17 - January 3)
And has her own YouTube channel:
Inspiration Station Week 1 - Philippe Jacqueroux
Inspiration Station Week 1 - featuring the work of fractal artist pulsar69fr - Philippe Jacqueroux
:iconpulsar69fr:
Here are just a few of my favourites from Philippe's Gallery:
 
   
Please visit Philippe's gallery for more inspirational work :)

Here are some more journal entries featuring Philippe's art::
   
    Inspiration Station continues! by snupi988
This feature is part of C-91 's 
Fractal Art Inspiration Station Project:

Inspiration Station - LET'S BRING IT BACK by C-91
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My Daily Deviation Highlights - Fractal Art
Antikythera
Welcome to my first Daily Deviation Highlights - a small collection of some of the best Fractal Art here on Deviantart.
ENJOY!

Artists included:
:iconFarDareisMai:  :iconPlatinus:  :iconEtienneSaintAmant:  :iconde-fracto:  :iconmissie-mandelbrot:  :iconeReSaW:  :iconFractalEyes: :icons31415:  :iconJimpan1973:  :iconinfinite-art:  :iconfractek:

Not Enough Old Friends

Megalithes

Talis' Mystery

Zeldia Inlet
Totally Awesome Paintings
No more words necessary for the magnificent paintings by David Cheifetz turningshadow , from Seattle, US

             

Website: http://davidcheifetz.com/

Hot Stuff!
A collection of some sizzling art in one hot collection.
More here:  http://aartika-fractal-art.deviantart.com/favourites/64081513/Hot-Stuff
 
 
 
Artists whose work is featured:
s31415 hir77 SallySlips betteo 
Claudiamarusanici KyleWilcoxVisualArt zisgul 
MARX77 CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Szellorozsa 
Woodflowart Poromaa andreuccettiart 
Xantipa2 Gerda1946 j-b0x eReSaW 
ChaosFissure tatasz fractek 
Poromaa CopperColour @Wsandid 
Things that make you go 'Oooh'
Please take a look at the unique and very original paintings and fashion design of j-b0x 
     
       
Order j-b0x 's prints from Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/jb0xtchi 
 Commission Matilla by j-b0x  New Prints now available on Etsy by j-b0x   :iconj-b0x:

Stunning Photography by Wojtek @WTek79     
If you're not already familiar with the stunning photography by Wojtek WTek79 ,
please take the time to check out his gallery, his work is really quite magnificent
and is a great inspiration to artists of all genres.
       
His photos are all available to download at high resolution to appreciate their full beauty.
Thank you, Wojtek WTek79 !
http://wtek79.deviantart.com
Maja Wronska ~ wow!
This morning I came across the fabulous watercolour paintings and drawings by Maja Wrońska, an architect from Poland ( takmaj ).
           
What I wouldn't give to be able to paint like this! Her beautiful art, so full of vibrancy and life, speaks for itself :)

So this is just an opportunity to say thank you to Maja for sharing her art here, and maybe to choose some prints from her Deviantart shop:
http://takmaj.deviantart.com/prints

Maja's website:
http://majawronska.com

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A simple request

You are welcome to leave comments here, but - please - don't put any great big Llamas or flashing animated gifs? Little smileys are always welcome, though :) Thank you!

And no need to thank me for Llama badges :D

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Thanks for the llamaFish 
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Thanks for the llama!
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Thank you so much for the llama, Tina! Congratulations on your beautiful artwork! :)
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