10 Excellent Fractal Images for Inspiration

Image Copyright: lrargerich
Image Source: Dreamstime

I’ve always admired fractal-images and art from the moment I first saw them. In a nut-shell, fractals are forms made out of mathematical formula; a better explanation is offered in the following quote:

A fractal is generally “a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole,” a property called self-similarity. The term was coined by Benoît Mandelbrot in 1975 and was derived from the Latin fractus meaning “broken” or “fractured.” A mathematical fractal is based on an equation that undergoes iteration, a form of feedback based on recursion. [Quote taken from Wikipedia]

The following 10 fractal images only show a glimpse of what can be achieved using fractals. Be they blue, green, orange or multicolored, these digital fractal-art images can truly inspire…
Image Copyright: Draves
Image Copyright: Santarosa
Image Copyright: Motiv Designs
Image Copyright: Visulogik
Image Copyright: Santarosa
Image Source: Dreamstime
Image Copyright: fdecomite
Image Copyright: Digon3

14 thoughts on “10 Excellent Fractal Images for Inspiration”

  1. A u d e e

    These are amazing! I love the one from Dreamstime 🙂 I’ve seen many people creating fractals PS brush set and always curious of how to make those fractals. It is simply because they are always appear as impressive graphics!
    Thank you for sharing them with us!

  2. Andrew Kelsall

    Thanks Audee.

    When I used to use Mac OS 9, back in the day, I had a program that I used to create Fractals with. Can’t remember its name, but when I have time, I’m going to try get a Freeware OSX version and try out some Fractal myself. I don’t know about PC versions though. Thanks for commenting…

  3. Russell

    Like your work. All the best.

  4. Andrew Kelsall

    Id like to take the credit for this work, Glynis and Russell, but the owner/copyright information is under the images (if that’s what you meant by “Yours is stunning!”.

    Thanks for commenting…

  5. Andrew Kelsall

    Just took at look at your link, Glynis. There some great and unusual fractals on there. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Geoff

    Hi Andrew … the fractal software you were using was probably Fractal Explorer which came with KPT Power Tools, a Photoshop plugin collection and also came free with Painter 6.

    Kai Krause created some great software. I’m still mourning the loss of KPT Vector Effects.

  8. Andrew Kelsall

    @ Geoff
    It wasn’t a PS plugin, I’m sure, but thanks for the suggestion, I’ll look into it…

  9. smartfemme

    I want to know how to make fractals! does it need a program to do it? I love fractals, I’m kinda obsessed with them… Would be great if you find and share the way they’re made. Very good stuff, thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. Andrew Kelsall


    I didn’t make these, the images are copyrighted by their creator’s by the links under the images. However, I have tried before with a program for the Mac, They are many out there, though.

    Thanks for commenting…

  11. Aneslin

    wow. excellent.
    specially I like 4th and 6th.

  12. Pete

    Yeah I like these, just my kinda thing.
    I like lrargerich & Digon3. Seen some similar stuff to this in Photoshop and Firework forums.