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Haunted2. by clifftoppler Haunted2. :iconclifftoppler:clifftoppler 2 0 Triangles To The Side. by clifftoppler Triangles To The Side. :iconclifftoppler:clifftoppler 3 0 Repeat - Expand. by clifftoppler Repeat - Expand. :iconclifftoppler:clifftoppler 6 0 Sullen Skies. by clifftoppler Sullen Skies. :iconclifftoppler:clifftoppler 4 3 Mix, Become Different. by clifftoppler Mix, Become Different. :iconclifftoppler:clifftoppler 2 2 A Fractal Meeting Place. by clifftoppler A Fractal Meeting Place. :iconclifftoppler:clifftoppler 5 5 Unity Made Divisive. by clifftoppler Unity Made Divisive. :iconclifftoppler:clifftoppler 4 2 The Long, The Tall  and A Little Indecision. by clifftoppler The Long, The Tall and A Little Indecision. :iconclifftoppler:clifftoppler 3 0 Isaac Knew. by clifftoppler Isaac Knew. :iconclifftoppler:clifftoppler 2 1 Boxed. by clifftoppler Boxed. :iconclifftoppler:clifftoppler 6 2 History Distorts3 (experiment) by clifftoppler History Distorts3 (experiment) :iconclifftoppler:clifftoppler 2 0 History Distorts by clifftoppler History Distorts :iconclifftoppler:clifftoppler 2 0 The Key. by clifftoppler The Key. :iconclifftoppler:clifftoppler 4 0 Breezy.. by clifftoppler Breezy.. :iconclifftoppler:clifftoppler 1 0 Twelve Sharp. by clifftoppler Twelve Sharp. :iconclifftoppler:clifftoppler 6 0 The Display.. by clifftoppler The Display.. :iconclifftoppler:clifftoppler 7 0


Blur Zoom Resource A by Dawgit Blur Zoom Resource A :icondawgit:Dawgit 36 6 Xmas Flora by Kancano Xmas Flora :iconkancano:Kancano 14 4 Today by BrittanniaRain Today :iconbrittanniarain:BrittanniaRain 4 1 Running in Place 3 by VicEberly Running in Place 3 :iconviceberly:VicEberly 57 20 Craftsman 3 by YossyHal Craftsman 3 :iconyossyhal:YossyHal 16 5 Art Deco 9 Warp2 by Creatocrat Art Deco 9 Warp2 :iconcreatocrat:Creatocrat 5 1 Grey Matter 1 by waste-and-tragedy Grey Matter 1 :iconwaste-and-tragedy:waste-and-tragedy 151 72 Summer by the sea by eReSaW Summer by the sea :iconeresaw:eReSaW 27 10 Space Curvature by batjorge Space Curvature :iconbatjorge:batjorge 146 80 Ninja by wane1 Ninja :iconwane1:wane1 19 15 Teem by OttoMagusDigitalArt Teem :iconottomagusdigitalart:OttoMagusDigitalArt 12 6 Garden by OttoMagusDigitalArt Garden :iconottomagusdigitalart:OttoMagusDigitalArt 8 11 Chibi Artist by BY-Art Chibi Artist :iconby-art:BY-Art 44 10 How to draw a portrait ^_^ tutorial by Nieris How to draw a portrait ^_^ tutorial :iconnieris:Nieris 419 35 Interstellar Gateway by Shroomer83 Interstellar Gateway :iconshroomer83:Shroomer83 19 5


Ultra Fractal 5.04 (We used (misused) one of Andrea's formulas this time.

I hope the title fits.

Triangles To The Side.
Ultra Fractal 5.04.

One of the triangles made itself, or rather the other did the work

Despite the number of rectangles and squares the image has a minimalistic feel to it and fostered by a dominance of gentle colouring. Pictures do the talking.

Repeat - Expand.
Ultra Fractal 5.04 (it uses tma.ucl Naru's Gnarly Potpouri).

A little over-tardy for the Challenge. The quota is full, but a little practice shouldn't go amiss.

Sullen Skies.
Ultra Fractal 5.04 (six-layers used).

It might just make it into the July 2017 Image Panels Challenge as my fourth entry  :iconultra-fractal-redux: though it isn't the merriest of pictures.

Mix, Become Different.
Ultra Fractal 5.04 (the key formula is sam.ucl.alinghi Traps).

Hopefully this goes into the July 2017 Image Panels Challenge :iconultra-fractal-redux:
Otherwise its just me playing around.

When I first purchased a computer I had no idea that fractals even existed, and Painter 4 was my first choice as a means of doing creative work (currently updated to Painter X3).  A magazine offered a free trial copy of Ultra Fractal (3, I think), and it was immediately bought and has been my key means of expression ever since, though it has to be admitted I'm more motivated to finding how a computer and art can be related than to any pure fractal means of expression. This puts me at odds with many but does provide a more consistent link to traditional forms of art creation (oils, watercolour, acrylics and the like).  I also have a keen interest in colour which is possibly a natural outcome from previously having to mix colours when painting with watercolours etc.

I live in Bristol, UK, am rather aged (the bones creak, the body apt to attempt its own thing).  I was a member of a local arts club and regularly exhibited in their annual open exhibitions, and even entered computer art over some three years until too many obstacles made it impossible (they debarred digital prints, for instance, and also insisted works had to be for sale).

Sadly, I often have too little free time available to explore the DA galleries so my comments are likely to be scant though I do attempt a  response to comments made.  Feedback from others I'd say is helpful to most artists, for the creative process is a solitary and lonely business, and encouragement an aid to perseverance.

Cliff Tolputt.


Cliff Tolputt
United Kingdom


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YossyHal Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
Thank you for the fav :)
funkypunk2 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for Joining Our group 
FractalsForever :iconfractalsforever: we are glad
to have you as a member of the group 
Please try and Read the Group Rules Please Read The Official Group Rules
so you Know what we are about and enjoy the group 
and Do Submit some Art :D (Big Grin) And just Enjoy!
landobaldur Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
◖(◣☩◢)◗ *beep* *boop* ##.scanning environment.## *flies away*
maya49m Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav :wave:
LeaWiggins Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Hello stranger!  How ya been?
clifftoppler Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Hi Lea,

We become ancient, tottery, but persist at this strange art game. It's sad to see the UF Mailing list hovering on the brink of extinction but change supposedly implies life. Things have to remain utilitarian and that aspect remains even if largely unappreciated.  Maybe the attractions of UF are themselves more under threat as 3D digital art becomes more popular 

At a personal level time becomes cramped so the list of things to do grows steadily. Priorities command, and frustrations have to be tolerated.

I trust you've found a nicely settled existence but spiced with a little adventure? MUst take a peep at your gallery to see how the creative juices flow.

LeaWiggins Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
I hear you on the tottery part!  I am 64.  I never could figure out UF.  Just don't understand the math part of any fractal  program, so if I can't dink around in it and make something then, I don't use them.  Grrr.

Glad to hear from you, my friend!  Very glad!
:nod:  :hug:sss
Paddlin-Maddlin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Cliff,
I hadn't relised you had a page here, since I only ever saw your work on Rendo and of course the UF list. I've been missing in action from there since doing Janet's courses and since free time is limited, I've been posting here more recently. Good to here from you. I welcome more comments from you on my postings, you tell it like it is.
clifftoppler Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Hi Maggi,


Actually I rarely visit DA and largely because Internet Explorer and DA seem not to mix. It really became a frustration when I couldn't scan the thumbnails in my own gallery. I made the point to a friend of mine and she suggested I use a different browser. Wow! It worked, Firefox enables me to tour but I'm still an amateur where knowledge of DA is concerned.

I'm afraid I avoided Janet's courses but only because I knew the memory would kick out anything new. I play UF by the "seat of my pants," but had noticed the courses seemed to change folk who had gone through the series. I doubt if Janet's books are so effective in capturing the enduring attention of newcomers.
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