Dark Star and the Gnarlettes  (UF0257) by barrowda

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Dark Star and the Gnarlettes (UF0257) by 

Sizing Information

Small 10.7" x 8.0"
Medium 16.0" x 12.0"
Large 21.3" x 16.0"
X large 26.7" x 20.0"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

200 Viewings as of 1/18/12
Featured 5/2/11 in Fractal Combinations
Featured 5/10/11 in Ultimate UF and Beyond

This image is based on two types of Apo abstract fractals: the first was created in Apophysis 7x v14 following this tutorial in the Apophysis Tutorial Fun group. Rendered as a .png file, then blended with duplicate layers and a white background, color adjusted, and lines sharpened in GIMP v2.6, then saved in .jpg format, and finally scaled up in UltraFractal (UF). Initial starting point was from the instructions in the tutorial called Comprehensive Gnarls by dA’s Drummerboy08.

The second type was also created in Apophysis 7x v14 as an elliptic splits tweaked (Julian2 power3 and curl in the added final transform with a different gradient) from flame parameters shared kindly by Bunny Clarke, this image was mirrored in GIMP v2.6, scaled up in UF 5.04 Creative Edition, and inspired by this tutorial in the Apophysis Tutorial Fun group. This background elliptic splits image has already been posted as:
Elliptic Splits Dark Star (UF0254)
by barrowda

The two images were combined with layering and transformation in UF. Best if viewed larger.

Title inspired by Ray Charles and the Raelettes,

Celebrating the milestones of 800,000 Views (1/9/15), 1400 Features (2/14/15) and prizes in the 2012 – 2014 CHANL Scientific Art Competitions. A Featured Member of Apophysis Tutorial Fun Group, Bryce and Beyond, Brain Science, Brain Arts, Digital Art at its Best and Artists Universe groups as a digital/fractal artist using Apophysis, Fractal Science Kit, Ultra Fractal, GIMP and Mandelbulb3D.

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  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 4 years ago

    Very beautiful indeed all excellent all love Normaje.

  • Thanks so much for the fave and kind words, my dear! Best, David

    – barrowda

  • autumngirl
    autumngirlalmost 4 years ago

    Cute title! Made me smile! Nice, lively colors too!

  • Thanks, Michelle!! Always love it when I can make somebody smile :o)))

    – barrowda

  • carlotta peacock
    carlotta peacockalmost 4 years ago

    Very clever and nice x

  • Thanxx, Carlotta!! Comment and fave much appreciated, D

    – barrowda

  • James Brotherton
    James Brothertonalmost 4 years ago

    Love your title David. They work well together. Very colorful!

  • Thanks James! Congrats on “solving” the current tut right away; a lot of transforms to juggle :o)))

    – barrowda

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work of art! Love the colors and the design.

  • Thanks for the fave and comment, Bunny, and the great script for the es part. The use of black in the version you sent me gave me some ideas about color schemes I had not yet tried in Apo.

    – barrowda

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouillealmost 4 years ago

    Sunday May 1st 2011

  • Thank you so much for this honor!! Best, David

    – barrowda

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 4 years ago

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosalmost 4 years ago

    so much to look at….love the detail and the gorgeous colours….beautiful… :)

  • Thanks, Pam!!

    – barrowda

  • plunder
    plunderalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you, Debs! I’ve just joined the UF mailing list, and really looking forward to getting more fully into UF :o))) David

    – barrowda

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