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David Lazarus - Fine Artist

David Lazarus

Newport News, VA - United States

 
 
 

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David Lazarus

Newport News, VA - United States

David Lazarus - Fine Artist

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About David Lazarus

I've always had a creative side. The challenge was finding a way to express it. Drawing or painting by hand is not something I was ever good at doing. I used to draw stuff and create simple graphics on the Commodore 64 in the 80's. Then, I stumbled upon FractInt for DOS in the late 80's. It was interesting, but pretty limited. So, it didn't hold my interest very long. I got into photo editing in the early to mid 90's.

In 1997, I discovered a great fractal rendering app called Iterations written by Stephen C Ferguson. Iterations had outstanding capabilities for its time. Lots of equations to choose from, filters, gradients, and plenty of parameters to adjust too. You could even enter your own custom equations. Though some of the links are broken, you can still view some of the art I did using Iterations at my Geocities archive.

I also discovered an interesting program called Artsong written by David Strohbeen. Artsong could generate music from fractals through an algorithm that converted colors to notes. I beta tested an early version of the program. However, it uses a completely different engine now than it did back in the late 90's. I still have a few fractal songs . . . .somewhere.

After a bit of a hiatus, I discovered a program called Chaoscope that uses strange attractors to create many types of fractals. It's a bit more limited than Iterations, but Chaoscope is still a cool program.

Then, I discovered a whole new realm a couple of years later. Fractal landscapes. I downloaded and played around with a program called Terragen. It was still in beta phase at the time and I was using version 0.9.x. It was pretty cool. However, once I learned the ropes, I found it a bit limiting because it wasn't able to produce trees and other types of vegetation. Then, Planetside Software went from the free beta version to an expensive version 2; skipping right over version 1. A trial of version 2 was available. However, they completely changed the interface which made things significantly more complicated. So, that was the end of using Terragen for landscape rendering.

Next, in 2013, I discovered one of the most versatile, prolific fractal rendering apps out there: Daz Studio Pro around the same time as JWildfire. It is free. However, it didn't come with features that I thought a 'pro' version of software should when I first got it. The latest version is somewhat better in that regard, but Daz still nickel dimes you for some features that, IMO, should be included. I like it overall. The interface is pretty intuitive. I've enjoyed making 3D characters with it.

All of the programs listed above, except Artsong, are free!

I put my heart into all of my work. For me, it's quality before quantity. All of the fractal art you see here was done completely from scratch. I hope you enjoy it.

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Transcendence Hall by David Lazarus
 

Transcendence Hall by David Lazarus

Dynamic Light Rail by David Lazarus
 

Dynamic Light Rail by David Lazarus

Tubular Shells by David Lazarus
 

Tubular Shells by David Lazarus

Disintegrating Foil by David Lazarus
 

Disintegrating Foil by David Lazarus

Spiral Percussion by David Lazarus
 

Spiral Percussion by David Lazarus

Nervous Neon by David Lazarus
 

Nervous Neon by David Lazarus

Garden Elemental by David Lazarus
 

Garden Elemental by David Lazarus

Escape the City Heat by David Lazarus
 

Escape the City Heat by David Lazarus

From the Deep by David Lazarus
 

From the Deep by David Lazarus

Crystal Reflections by David Lazarus
 

Crystal Reflections by David Lazarus

Speckled Butterfly Highway by David Lazarus
 

Speckled Butterfly Highway by David Lazarus

Venom by David Lazarus
 

Venom by David Lazarus

Shadow Beacon by David Lazarus
 

Shadow Beacon by David Lazarus

Rainbow Sherbet Overspill by David Lazarus
 

Rainbow Sherbet Overspill by David Lazarus

Superheated Electroid Tunnel by David Lazarus
 

Superheated Electroid Tunnel by David Lazarus

Ice Lily by David Lazarus
 

Ice Lily by David Lazarus

Insignia of Peace by David Lazarus
 

Insignia of Peace by David Lazarus

Pharaoh's Talisman by David Lazarus
 

Pharaoh's Talisman by David Lazarus

Captivating Dream by David Lazarus
 

Captivating Dream by David Lazarus

Jewels of the Goddess by David Lazarus
 

Jewels of the Goddess by David Lazarus

Fire of Salaman by David Lazarus
 

Fire of Salaman by David Lazarus

Heart of the System by David Lazarus
 

Heart of the System by David Lazarus

Go Left by David Lazarus
 

Go Left by David Lazarus

Bit Attractor by David Lazarus
 

Bit Attractor by David Lazarus

Forest Dwelling by David Lazarus
 

Forest Dwelling by David Lazarus

Threading the Wormhole by David Lazarus
 

Threading the Wormhole by David Lazarus

Tropical Festivities by David Lazarus
 

Tropical Festivities by David Lazarus

Orbs of Infinity by David Lazarus
 

Orbs of Infinity by David Lazarus

Ode to Medazzaland by David Lazarus
 

Ode to Medazzaland by David Lazarus

Seven Pillars of the Ancients by David Lazarus
 

Seven Pillars of the Ancients by David Lazarus

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