Decima Angelus series by Bernard Bittler

Decima Angelus series by Bernard Bittler

Every fractal equation carries around an unlimited amount of worlds to explore. Even in generative graphics 3D fractals are often considered to be entirely different species. But Bernard Bittler found a way to fuse them into more conventional art. And it's a dark art with a twist.

In purely technical terms the result is achieved by using Mandelbulb 3D to create the fractal bits, MyPaint for actual painting, and GIMP for touch-ups and adjustments.

You can find more artwork by Bernard in his blog.

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  1. Unreal!!!

  2. Wonderful!

  3. I can not imagine how something so beautiful and complex can be made​​. So, some GIMP plugin to achieve that effect? :)P
    Thanks Bernard, I really enjoyed your art.
    Thanks Alexandre for sharing.

  4. Hi, very thanks for sharing my art…
    yes it’s complex , the part when drawing with Mypaint it’s long….but not very complicated with gimp fx, a simple plasma cloud for the background and coloring and other light contrast adjustment.
    Actually i work on a short movie for the fractal forum contest (5min)
    best regards
    Bernard

  5. Alexandre Prokoudine 28 April 2013 at 3:36 pm

    @bittler, a movie as in howto screecast, or as in animated camera inside 3D fractal world? BTW, did you try Mandebulber?

  6. Great use of fractals ! I wondered a few weeks ago when I’ld see something like this (as I don’t have enough skill to create this ;))

  7. Alexandre Prokoudine 06 May 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Eric, I’m quite certain that you do have the skills :)

  8. Aleve Sicofante 12 May 2013 at 3:17 am

    I’m not sure if this is pure “2D” art and skills of the author or there’s some 3D involved (don’t quite understand what the fractls do here). If the figures could be 3D printed, I think they would look stunning on some direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) printer.