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Legends Aspire to Inspire

Become a Legend

There are three types of fractal artists. The casual artist creates fractals just for fun and gets a few likes on all the social media sites. Then there are Masters who have spent many hours, even years, perfecting the craft of creating fractals. These artists have a page on this site dedicated to their achievements. Then there are the artists that have moved past the title of Master to become Legends!

 

Becoming a Legend

Featured below are some of these Legends that inspire us all to push ourselves beyond just being Masters of the crazy fractal realm and to Inspire other to Greatness!

The Legend known as

Jeremie Brunet

Known on deviant art and the former Fractal Forums as Bib993 this LEGEND has been involved in the fractal community for many years. 

He has been on Deviantart since 1975 and if I may quote from his about page you can see his devotion to the art style! 

Let me invite you to a journey at the borders of the imaginary, in a land of organic intricacies and geometrical maze. My goal is to reveal the unreal and some of the most precious secrets of the universe: the beauty of fractals.

Jeremie has not been active on deviant art for quite a while but during his active years, however, he did exactly what his quote stated. In addition, shared many images on sites across the internet including Facebook, and has been a member of Mandelbulb Maniacs for years! 

Looking at his personal site the first thing you see is a video that influenced his fractal art in a large way!

This video is a panorama of the Mandelbox parameter space. The Mandelbox is a 3-dimensional fractal object discovered in 2010 by Tom Lowe and named after the father of fractal geometry Benoit Mandebrot. What we see here is actually a fixed cut in the middle of the Mandelbox, which has a cubic shape in general.

This object exhibits the natural symmetries of a cube, but the iterated function that is used to generate it also uses the concept of symmetries intensely, most notably via the usage of a “folding” function that basically mirrors a point through different folding planes before going to the next iteration.

This is translated graphically in the animation by the kaleidoscopic effects that can be seen around the 4 corners. For more details on the Mandelbox formula, please visit Tom Lowe’s website. Through his understanding of the Mandelbox, he created a huge library of 3D images he sells on his Shapeways page, which you really should browse through. 

A video of his 3D fractals collection

The Legend known as

MarkJayBee

It is with regret that I confess that I inadvertently overlooked this Legend when originally designing this page.

He has been on Deviantart for ten years and I have been mesmerized by his creations for years. I am always inspired by the technical excellence of his art. The images he creates are always different from anything else on DA.

He currently resides in North Ayrshire, Scotland, U.K., where he practices his other passion which is photography. You can view his photography on his website

The Legend known as

Vidom

Vidom is a pretty illusive Legend. There is basically no personal information about him other than his place of residence, which is Italy. 

He has been on Deviantart for eleven years and I have been following his art for nine years. I am always inspired by the technical excellence of his art. The images he creates are always very clean, perfectly lit with excellent perspective and outstanding reflections and shadows. 

He also likes to hide his moniker inside every fractal he creates which can be a challenge to find sometimes.  Can you find them?

The Legend known as

MANDELWERK

A pioneer of the Fractal Forums and a long time member of Deviant Arts, this Legend has elevated his skills into the realm of 3D printing. On the Shapeways platform he has created stunning works of art that puts a nice piece of coin into his bank account. He has art that has been displayed in museums also.  

Johan Andersson is a (traditional) surreal painter and sculptor from Sweden, who became a pioneer in the 3D fractal art world with his surreal 3D fractal artworks and 3D printed fractal jewelry and sculptures shortly after Daniel White's discovery of the mandelbulb in 2009. Online Johan is also known as MANDELWERK.

I have been following this Legend's work for many years as well and am always inspired by his creativity and sheer genius of what can be accomplished with Mandelbulb 3D. 

Behold the biggest render ever made of the Mandelbulb so far… @ 3 . 3   G I G A  P I X E L S

The Legend known as

Dainbramage1

Brent McNeely is yet another incredibly talented fellow that creates eye popping fractals that make you scratch your head. He is not as active on Deviantart as he once was, however he can be found on Facebook also. 

His play on twisting two words  to come up with a one of a kind, unforgettable moniker should not make you think he is brain damaged by any means! 

One of the first images I ever tweaked, Home of the Ancients, belonged to Brent. I can remember being blown away way back then by his talent and he continues to amaze me even today.