You wish your neurons were this pretty
Greg Dunn, having a Ph.D in neuroscience, was inspired to do this artwork by seeing neurons treated with certain stains. The neurons he saw in his microscope reminded him of the Asian art he loved so much already and went on to paint neurons in the Asian sumi-e style.
Exploring the fusion of art and science through designs in gold leaf
Just discovered that a huge range of complex colour gradients are easily achieved by doing a 50/50 color-lerp between two colours in HSB mode. Hue is affected by height and a range parameter. Just 4 adjustable sliders gives you a lot of scope, and thats without some of the random variance I’ve used in other gradient algorithms.