There are so many beautiful fractal images in the art world...
...and the ones here at Deviant Art are no exception! The images are as diverse as each person who creates it. I am a lay-person on the subject when it comes to explaining the art itself. Simply put...fractals are based on Mathematical Equations. The how and the why of this explanation still eludes me, but the beauty of the images keep my creating them. For information about the underlying mathematics check this Wikipedia link en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractals
This journal will look at the elements that go into creating a beautiful Fractal Image, rather then the complexity of the base mathematics.
I did not come to these thoughts about the "Perfect Fractal" on my own. The following people gave me the heart of this journal.
Here are the basic essentials of good fractal images:
+Shape +Render quality
+Lighting +Originality+Texture +Symmetry
Here are examples of some of these qualities:
Shape is one of the first elements that make an attractive fractal. It draws the eye in and captures it. It can have symmetry or be abstract in composition. Sometimes it can have both! We all have our own subjective ideas as to what constitutes a beautiful fractal.
If you are interested in creating your OWN fractals....there are many free programs to download. Among them are:
Fractal Explorer www.eclectasy.com/Fractal-Expl…
So...what makes a great Fractal? I think, that in the long run it is really up to the creator of the fractal itself...and the person viewing it.
To learn more check out ANY of these great groups listed below: