Some examples of great Harry Potter fan art I found here:
I already knew what fractal art was (well, not too much: I remember asking myself "who is this Julian?" ), but it wasn't until late 2007 that I finally decided to download Apophysis, and it became an addiction. It was a time of my life when I had re-discovered my artistic side (and I was living a big personal crisis that still isn't resolved today), so I was glad to waste time creating these abstract ...things which were strangely gratifying.
After a couple of years playing with Apophysis, I also began to use Fractal Explorer and eventually Ultra Fractal (but it took me a while before making works that I actually liked).
I'm one of those quiet people who prefer making things on their own, but even when I don't interact much with the community I still like viewing artwork and searching for inspiration.
Various works that inspired me in my first year as fractalist:
...and now, a few works from my gallery (randomly chosen - but not so randomly):
-I was obsessed with rings/julian for a while:
-I have no idea how I managed to make this (experimenting with edisc):
-This is from my "spherical" phase:
-Have I mentioned that I love bipolar?
-One of my first Fractal Explorer works that don't suck too much:
-There aren't many formulas I'm comfortable with in Ultra Fractal:
-There was a time when, for a moment, I actually understood how xaos works
-The universe as a fractal:
-Using always the same formula isn't necessarily bad: