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A Fractal Scribble

30 Mar

30 mandelbrot

We were shopping at one of those drab out-of-town retail estates and I stopped for a quick scribble of two ugly metal sheds with a tree in between. It’s not easy to draw trees but I picked up a tip a while back. The branches grow according to fractal mathematics and that’s the key to drawing the branch structures. I only did a very quick scribble the other day, but I’ve tried spending longer on a drawing of a tree, building up layers of fractal drawings and it works well.

The maths behind fractals began in the 17th century but became popularised in the 1970’s when Benoit Mandelbrot found a way to visualise fractal mathematics through computer graphics.

 

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