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Basics of Colour - for Ultra Fractal
Looking at  parameters, both from DA and Ultra Fractal Mailing list I have noticed a lack of understanding as to how colours interact. So I have decided to write a few helpful hints.
1)  The Colour Wheel - http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory
All colours can be made from just three. Blue, Red and Yellow - for instance if you mix Blue and Red you get Purple, Red and Yellow make orange etc. Blue Red and Yellow are called primaries. Purple, Green and Orange are called Secondaries and Tertiaries are  combinations of two of these
 Basics of Colour - The Colour Wheel (just click on thumbnail for parameter file)
2) RGB v CYMK


RGB - Red Green and Blue relates to the colours that are mixed by an imaging device (TV screen, Monitor, Digital Camera) to produce an image
CYMK- Cyan (Blue) Magenta (Red) Yellow and Black refers to the colours that a printer's inks
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Year by Year 2000-2015 - Year 2005

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 10, 2017, 1:02 AM


Moonlit by aartika-fractal-art


A selection of works created using Ultra Fractal 3 and 4 during 2005


Perhaps one of the most useful updates to Ultra Fractal in version 4, released in 2005, was the introduction of the "Explore" tool and 'Eyedropper' previews, allowing a dynamic preview when exploring the parameter values, something I now completely take for granted and really wouldn't be without. Before that, more often than not, it was often a question of guess a number!

The other major addition the software was the ability to easily create Animations, although this isn't a feature I have personally used a great deal. A couple of years I did have a go at making a Christmas Card - this fat Robin Red Breast was the result!

Robin Red Breast wishes you a Merry Christmas! by aartika-fractal-art



Water Sprite by aartika-fractal-art  A Small Picnic by aartika-fractal-art  Multishell by aartika-fractal-art

Kerapesque by aartika-fractal-art  Cherry Bomb by aartika-fractal-art  Crimson Tipped by aartika-fractal-art

As you can see, traditional spiral images were the order of the day!

Shangri La by aartika-fractal-art

Pale Vine Leaves by aartika-fractal-art  Rubrix by aartika-fractal-art 




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

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www.aartika.co.uk/
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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
   
      Year by Year 2000-2015 - Year 2002 by aartika-fractal-art
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
     
   
   
Parameters: UF November Challenge Donations 01 by aartika-fractal-art  Parameters: Pear Shaped by aartika-fractal-art  Parameters: Tent-Stitched Flower by aartika-fractal-art
Parameters: Chocolate Hearts by aartika-fractal-art 
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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...

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Starfire-Productions:iconstarfire-productions:
Baby Groot thanks you for the llama :)
Mon Nov 6, 2017, 8:45 AM
RockmanStudios358:iconrockmanstudios358:
ty 4 llama
Tue Apr 4, 2017, 5:28 PM
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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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 2005
A selection of works created using Ultra Fractal 3 and 4 during 2005

Perhaps one of the most useful updates to Ultra Fractal in version 4, released in 2005, was the introduction of the "Explore" tool and 'Eyedropper' previews, allowing a dynamic preview when exploring the parameter values, something I now completely take for granted and really wouldn't be without. Before that, more often than not, it was often a question of guess a number!

The other major addition the software was the ability to easily create Animations, although this isn't a feature I have personally used a great deal. A couple of years I did have a go at making a Christmas Card - this fat Robin Red Breast was the result!


   
   
As you can see, traditio

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 3000x
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!

29/12/2015 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:

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: