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Here we are, gnarl lovers all over dA! :wave:
Gnarlissimo is dedicated to fractal gnarls, made in any fractal generating program like Apophysis, UltraFractal, Fractal Explorer...

Gnarl is :love:!
Founded 6 Years ago
Feb 18, 2010


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Fractal gnarls

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Let there be GNARL!

Infinitive: to gnarl
Third person singular: gnarls
Simple past: gnarled
Past participle: gnarled

1. (transitive) to knot or twist something
2. (intransitive) to snarl or growl; to gnar

Singular: gnarl
Plural: gnarls

1. a knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with twisted grain, on a tree.
2. something resembling a knot in wood, such as in stone or limbs.
3. (mathematics) The average value of the magnitude squared of the curl of a vector field over a continuous path that is tangent to the vector field at every point. In mathematical notation, gnarl is represented by the lowercase Greek letter ξ.

Translated into Fractal Art, gnarl becomes many things: formulas, coloring algorithms, mappings, variations and variables... Combining shapes, gradients, weights, colors and transparency on gnarls is like opening your eyes on an unexpected, amazing, constantly renewing multiverse.
In a single word: awesomeness.



For now, I'm making the submissions auto, I'm confident you'll follow the first rule of the group:

:bulletblue: every submission must be a fractal gnarl, or a fractal manipulated gnarl; we will delete from the gallery any other sort of fractal, sorry. ;)

:bulletblue: max 5 gnarlies a day

:bulletblue: max 5 faves a day

:bulletblue: try to submit to the most fitting folder in the gallery. ;)

:bulletblue: Any member can submit his/her best gnarl to the Featured folder, but just ONCE A MONTH. Choose your best!

:bulletblue: tutorials, gradient packs, flame/params packs are mostly welcome! :D

:bulletblue: have fun! :dance:




Hi all, dear members!

As many of you may already know, our GM :iconnataliekelsey: announces an Official Fractal Art Contest, as a tribute to our beloved Benoit Mandelbrot, father of fractal geometry, who passed away last month.

We all owe to Benoit, and we all should take part at this contest as a tribute to his genius and memory. :heart:

Enjoy the contest, and good luck to everyone! ;)
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chetje Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UF_The resurrection of thought with your heart by chetje
Nanikona Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
thanks for accept.
AuroraMycano Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
I am sorry...I submitted a wrong fractal to the featured folder...but I cannot undo seems... *blush*...sorry!
AuroraMycano Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013 worked now...

Sorry again! :D
Aqualoop31 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013   Artist
Thx u very much for accepting me to the group :)
GrannyOgg Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for having me!
AkuraPare Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
thanks for the request!
it is lovely surprise :)
Deceneace Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There haven't benn good gnarl in quite a while. Dece, in is holyness, is officialy marking this group, subgenere and it's era as over and dead. It's a pity though...
MeLinFrance Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci d'avoir accepté "Borderless Connection "
MeLinFrance Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci de m'accepter dans votre groupe
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