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 for: 2000 2001 2002 2003
Click for: 2004 2005 2006 2007
Click for: 2008 2009 2010 2011
Click for: 2012 2013 2014 2015
I hope you enjoy seeing how my fractal art has evolved over the years!
Next in the series: Year by Year 2000-2015 - Year 2000
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
(LOL perhaps I should be ashamed to say this, but only yesterday did I finally get to paying for Janet Parke's courses - which don't work on Windows 8, so I have to read it all online, but at least now I am privy to the knowledge so many of our old-time greats have had. I just hope I have time to make improvements to my own work!!)
I'm sure you will enjoy doing the courses, they pushed me right out of my comfort zone and what I learned resulted in some of my best work (I think, anyway!).
This one was a homework from one of the first lessons, using formulas I'd never even used before, I have to admit to feeling pretty pleased with it at the time
Your project sounds great and I look forward to seeing your comments on your creative progression over the years.