The fractal that dripped blood

Or better yet: The mandelbrot that ate people.

It's because of chance discoveries like this that I keep experimenting with Sterlingware. I've never seen this sort of Jackson Pollock, paint all over the place look before. The color worked out well and has a number of variations that look just as good.

Download parameter file blood2.loo

It uses the "x/y; y/x; stalks" rendering method which is generally pretty frustrating and one I give up on quickly. You have to enjoy the hunting and gathering process to work with fractals.

Hmmmn... what else? I never saw the movie, The House that Dripped Blood. But it's not necessary to see movies, or even read books for that matter, to talk about them. I saw the title, I talk about the title.

I don't like Jackson Pollock's artwork either. It's very interesting that he may have actually generated fractal or chaotic graphics with his swinging paint cans, but I don't find them interesting artistically. And they're big! That's one good thing about fractals, and digital art in general, it's easy to handle.

In case you're trying out these parameter files, you might like to know that almost all my images are anti-aliased 4:1. You make an image four times the size you want and click on "anti-alias 4:1" in the drop-down "image" menu. Anti-aliasing is just a wacked-out, funky, jargonic label for smoothing. It's just like using sand paper when working with wood: it makes the final result look polished.

The man who invented the term "anti-aliasing" is still in therapy. Coining the term was enough to convince a judge to give his wife power of attorney over him. If there were a Nobel Prize for sociopathic contributions to confusing terminology he would have gotten the first one. He didn't live long after that. The stoneworker who engraved his tombstone made the lettering as rough and jagged as possible and didn't complain when his estate refused to pay him.

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