Interior Sketchbook Diary

This sketchbook is filled with images based off of the famous mandelbrot iterator z = z^2 + c where z and c are complex. All of these sketches use c as the coordinate plane, and show various relationships between c and z in color.

Hausdorf measure of Mandelbrot Interior. Red outline shows boundary of set, as usually seen.

Average age. That is, cycles at which pixel was hit were accumulated, and then normalized by the measure at that pixel.

Very high iterations ... allowed to iterate a far, far longer time. Note that some of the "fuzz" in "fine" is cleaned up.

Square distance between iterations; i.e (x-xlast)^2 + (y-ylast)^2 acumulated and normalized.

Gaussian edge filter applied to above.

Average orientation (angle) of jump, where a "jump" is the vector from the last to the current location. That is, phi = arctan ((y-ylast)/(x-xlast)) accumualted and normalized.

Cosine of angle between current jump and last jump. The colormap used shows black = 0.0 (angle=90), red=1.0 (angle = 0). This is a very nice spirit-catcher, on it's side.

A different colormap brings out different detail.

Average X origin. The is, each pixel shows the average value of the real part of C where z = z^2+C.

Average Y origin. The is, each pixel shows the average value of the imaginary part of C where z = z^2+C.

Edge detection applied to average X origin.

Edge detection applied to average Y origin.

Curl (dxY - dyX) of the average origin (X, Y). Curiously, the Divergence (dxX + dyY) looks qualitatively similar.

Curl, as above, but with slightly different colormap.

Divergence. Note qualitative similarities, and subtle differences (which help reveal some of the minute artifacts in the other images).

Splat. Just a splat. Note the spiral structure, bottom center. How to clean this up ??

Origins -- X. That is, each point is colored with the real part of C where z = z^2 + C. Unlike the average origins image above, this is done with a "last point wins" coloring.

Fine origins -- X. As above, but different colormap.

Origins -- Y.

Fine origins -- Y.

The first image was created in 1988, as were variations on some of the others. All electronic copies were lost, with only polaroids and proof sheets surviving. New electronic copies were recreated in 1996 for this web exhibit.

Copyright (c) 1988, 1990, 1996 Linas Vepstas