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Fighting a Legend by ChaosFissure Fighting a Legend by ChaosFissure
You stare it in the face; stories revere it as a being of great power and knowledge, but  the holes in the numerous stories leave out much of the truth.  It's far from peaceful and friendly, and significant evidence indicates its own destructive nature around the mountains it resides within.  It is an entity known to wipe out cities with merely a thought, and the scarred, ever-frozen landscape has been blanketed with snow, hiding traces of its past violence.

You look at the creature, and it locks its eyes with you.  But you're not afraid; just because you're fighting a legend doesn't mean it's going to win.

Apo + Chaotica

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Kohakuro Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
you are by far one of the most awesome abstract artists i've seen in a good while ! great work :)
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ChaosFissure Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks for the motivational complement :)  Especially after a crazy day of final exams, this boosts my spirits and energy quite a bit!
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Kohakuro Dec 13, 2013  Student General Artist
aw youre welcome. i've got finals too haha >_< and one teacher asked us to come in on freaking saturday to do more work and im seriously pissed hah but glad i could brighten up your day :)
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ChaosFissure Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finals on a Saturday!?  That's just a blasphemy.
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simply superb....
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KennethKabbal Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic mood & movement, faved  ^_^
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MiltonCreations Dec 2, 2013  Student General Artist
..........How?
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ChaosFissure Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, with the thing...

If you have a question, perhaps being slightly more specific would help xD
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MiltonCreations Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
What software were you using? How does one go about making this? Is there like an initial image you take and then manipulate in order to get the desired effects or is it a blank canvas and u use various brush tools to create texture? Do u have any initial ideas when making one of these or is it the kind of thing where u r like "Wow, this looks cool, I wonder what will happen if I do this?".
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ChaosFissure Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wall of text :dummy:

The software used is in the description -- Apophysis 7x to compose the initial image, and Chaotica to render and do final tweaking to it.

Sometimes I start off using prior work of mine that I wasn't able to do anything with, or if I just like how easy and fun it is to work with.  Most of the time, I start from scratch to create a 'base,' and then manipulate the base into something I find visually interesting.  It isn't the same as painting, exactly -- think of it more as photography where you have control over everything inside of the scene.

fav.me/d4tqjj4 is an example of how I initially went about making pieces like this (over a year and a half ago), so visually it probably is the best description of it that I can present quickly.  It's far different than painting in terms of how to make shapes, but I try to make it as expressive as I possibly can due to a lack of ability to paint or draw.  There's a whole lot that can be done with fractal artwork!

That's not saying that this type of artwork presents its own challenges; I'm just very familiar with how it works and am able to manipulate it very quickly.  I still run into problems all the time with elements not meshing together properly, or color schemes being hard to work with, but challenges are present in every form of artistic medium that exists!

There are times that I have ideas of what I want to accomplish, yes!  Generally, once I have a base created, I tend to have an idea of what I want to do, but the initial shaping is entirely freeform.  This isn't always the case, however;  I've done "illustrations" for stories - a challenge group myself and ^tatasz runs is make illustrations to stories using fractal artwork).

That's not to say that I don't just do lots of experimentation and see what happens: I've learned a heck of a lot by randomly experimenting with things, and honestly don't see myself where I am today if it wasn't for lots of experimentation and a bit of luck when I started.
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