# Drawing Fractals in Under 5 Minutes

You know, you can make your own fractals in under five minutes without any programming extra software or webpages. All you need is just a basic image editor! I’m using Microsoft Paint just to prove a point. But you could use Photoshop or anything else. To start create a large canvas and draw three connected pixels. Then just copy/paste… …rotate right 90 degrees… …attach to the previous segment and just repeat until a fractal forms! Just make sure you’re always connecting the bottom of the rotated shape to the new shape, so it forms a mirror image. This fractal is called the Levy Curve which is a well-known and surprisingly detailed L-system fractal. And just look how little time that took to make! Here’s an even more famous one the Dragon Curve. It’s exactly the same construction, But you just connect the new piece to the opposite end of the curve! Of course, You can do more than just curves. The Sierpinski Triangle is easy too. Just make a triangle copy it two more times and repeat. Pretty cool, right? There’s actually a ton of fractals you can make! Essentially, you’re just acting as the algorithm, and in most other editors, you can rotate by non 90-degree angles and make even more varieties! Anyway, I just thought this was really cool and worth a short video. I don’t think a lot of people knew about this and it’s interesting just how fast and easy it is to make something that appears so complex! So I hope you learned a great new party trick. Well, if you go to math parties, I guess… …and thanks for watching!

### 100 thoughts on “Drawing Fractals in Under 5 Minutes”

Quick question, how do I have my selection as transparent? Like my selection also has a white background in it.

2. Hannah Grace says:

Woah

3. Mariya Stoyanova says:

how do you get a square brush

4. Satou Kazuma says:

he is using aimbot we all know it no reason to deny it.

5. Ethan The Fine says:

Can you make a Nazi fractal?

6. Cadeelavscats - Gota & More says:

how do i draw the 3 pixels help the pixels it wont place down

7. Kasey Marriott says:

whe i turned on transperancy it got rid of the whole image OOF

8. Mia Fenollar says:

1:55 the tri force!

9. Tealあいこ says:

Copying Ther Fractals Under 5 Minutes* (I'm Sorry If I Offended Someone)

10. KitKvt says:

2:04 are those triforces?

11. NSX zlaz ZR says:

1:55 a tri force mad out of tri forces

12. Random Guy In the Comment Section says:

Help! I accidentally summon Satan

13. Dai says:

One last question…

What is a fractal?

14. MaKaR PaN says:

1:17 я ждал свастику

15. Bunk beds Are like a shield from the sun says:

Pbg would like the triangle one

Wait this isn't his channel

16. Ella fitzhenry says:

Mine keeps messing out and deleteding parts of the fractal

17. chewy fluff says:

F r a c

18. I’m A Gurl ;-; says:

Now this shows that anything can be art xD

19. Bromodo says:

Bout to speed run fractal Makin on ms paint

20. Mateus Rodrigues da Silva says:

1:51 Triforce evolution

21. Toxi_ ‘o says:

銀の龍の背に乗って

22. Luke Wright says:

Me:Triforce Triforce Triforce

23. SandboxArrow says:

Thank you, now my art in MS Paint is so much better

24. Chell Garcia says:

Homie I thought you were going to teach how to CODE a fractal… Goddamn this ended up being cooler than i expected

Saving the image will take forever.

26. Ra555 says:

Tienes ahora mismo justo 159k subs

Perdon, 159 001 ahora

27. Luis Arreola says:

IQ tests be like:
2:07

28. Tellerous_ _Telleroust says:

This is basically the fabric of the Universe in different patterns.

29. TheDragonKing says:

but can you rotate text in ms paint?

30. Silva X7 says:

There's nothing under the video…

Wow

31. Scythela says:

my teacher: you're so good at details!

me, who literally used mspaint and a video from youtube: sure am

32. CJ Londonio says:

The white pixels I selected ruined the fractal.

33. Malachi Bathurst says:

so ms paint isn't useless after all

34. Qui'Ara PL says:

I need to send this to my old geometry teacher – I don't care if he retired!

35. Omar 0-0 says:

I edit my comments so replies dont make and sense.

36. Scibbs says:

0:00 SRIMP TREE

37. Nuassul says:

Muy bueno

38. Kalel Kijin says:

Doing this made my laptop lag

39. As0dosapdpp 3 says:

2:05 Gigaforce

40. Tanki The T-34-85 says:

2:36 – what's the name of this fractal?

41. rudinn says:

holy sHIT THIS SONG IS A BOP

42. Houda says:

pls help, when I rotate the image half of it dissapears

43. Harrison Boot says:

came here from xqc

44. Poppila says:

45. yung human says:

i have a problem where when i rotate a section of my thing dissapears how do i fix this

46. lintlickerize says:

the is my first time hearing about fractals
and it..actually seems like black magic
I'm, like, in so much awe of what is happening befORE MY EYES

47. Андрей Рейнов says:

I tried to make 2nd one and got a lots of swastikas

48. RoEiDaYaN090 says:

can anyone tell me why a part of the shape disapears when i turn it?

49. Ease says:

Nobody:

Test: How many triangles are in this photo? 2:05

50. Eann Rafael Molina says:

I did this for a school activity

51. BMX lover says:

W
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52. Thomas Kahler says:

3:15 Nice Koch snowflake!

53. Mr. Joke Factory says:

why does mine also copy the white background???

54. FyreForce 1600 says:

Why is this so satisfying

55. John Doe says:

228, лол

56. Xen YOLO says:

3:14 that made my brother dance on the floor

57. _YzIrF_Re_ says:

Это полезнее, чем уроки информатики

58. Jack Kennedy says:

If you thought he was actually going to draw them…

Join the club

59. LitRandomness says:

You sound familiar
I don’t know from where

60. Bloody Pommel Studios says:

Sketchup is great for doing this in 3D.

61. Ryeun Miguel says:

My favorite!

Fractials

62. Weak MaN says:

But what should i do if it gets bugged

63. АЛёша. Зк says:

Пффф, пирамида из членов)) 1:50

64. CameronCravesJelly says:

1:52 Illuminati

65. Charles Kogan says:

66. Remixer 004 says:

1:52 now you meet the terrible fate

67. Minipesic Channel says:

And drawing a Berryman
– Langford memetic kill agent))))

68. OneSneakyBoi Gaming says:

0:26 How to make billions in 5 minutes

69. Maqss says:

Отвал пизды, дева4ки

70. kitty draws studio says:

How did you do that?!

71. marijuana spider says:

I realized how dumb I was by clicking on this video

72. CyberDemonEmpress says:

I was hoping to actually find something unique in this video, but sadly it's for ignorant normies with no talent.

73. flyerko says:

74. i need more wigs says:

mac users: am i a joke to you?

75. NLF says:

how do i make the pencil make a pixel?

76. All Might's Secret Lovechild says:

2:03 thats a triforce with mini triforces in it

77. OneSneakyBoi Gaming says:

2:52 If it wasnt so obvious, this is 2D Menger sponge…

78. stenalPybooN says:

WOW!!!

79. Saxon Vandervest says:

I dont understand where to connect things it doesnt make sense

80. Saxon Vandervest says:

I dont understand where to connect things it doesnt make sense

81. SaltoGaming202 says:

2:06 the ultimate tri-force

82. When Gamer says:

Is this ViPriN?

83. KrizzP says:

When I get to a certain point and I copy the whole thing half of it turns transparent, what do I do?

84. UR Animation says:

2:06-we are illuminati/_

85. Cxsmic_Indo says:

how to I make pixels IDFK
halp

86. Omar Gr says:

So now we can make a triforce made out of triforces…

Cool

87. WinFan says:

im gonna do the biggest fractal!
12.5 zoom : im gonna end this mans whole carrer

88. bulbus oculi says:

Ёбаные фракталы

89. SCP-1471, The meme man says:

1:53 it's the Tri-Tri-Tri-Tri-Tri-Tri-Tri-Tri-force

90. whowe cheran says:

what the fujfu fu fuck

91. Nexos XV says:

So a Menger sponge would be an insanely fast absorbing sponge having infinite surface area.

92. CrystalEyeofWoof says:

You did that with Paint!?!?
I suck at Paint xdddddd

93. Dull Bananas says:

Ah, yes, the triangle here is made out of triangle

94. Carlos Silva says:

1:15 in the beggining it looks like a swastika

95. ManuMX_ Gamer says:

What is fractals
And what is drawing

96. Nexel2 says:

If only I knew how to make cubes when painting a dot

97. Kingdom Rush Let's Play says:

You inspired me to create my own channel and i love you!

98. Charles S says:

Nice men i just made this one 🙂

https://imgur.com/e8IFWHP

99. MacBack123 says:

2:06 OMEGA OMEGA OMEGA TRI-FORK

100. artsy fartsy says:

girls with ms paint: OMG THAT HOUSE IS SOOO CUTE STACY!!!!!
boys with ms paint: