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September 1, 2011
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Frozen Chaos by ChaosFissure Frozen Chaos by ChaosFissure
Created entirely in UltraFractal.

Sizes include:

- 960x800
- 1024x768
- 1280x1024
- 1440x900
- 1600x900
- 1920x1080
- 1920x1200

If you want a custom size not found in this folder, I can render one and add it to the download pack. Just comment or note me and I'd be happy to do it.

Special thanks to Davebold370 for the inside of the jewel!

This image, or modifications of this image, is not to be used, reuploaded, or redistributed in any form without my prior, written permission.
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DorianBlackheart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :) I'm glad you like it!
lindelokse Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Digital Artist
a whole new universe closed in a glass marble... this makes me think of MIB and the whole universe :D What a beautifully intricate spiral you placed in the ball, it looks covered with veins in relief and reminds me of something organic like a leaf. I'm not a fan of cyan and electric blue but I must say that they look gorgeous here: they interact very well without prevailing each other or being overburnt, and this is quite rare for such colour hues!
To better focus on the marble, I would have left all the surroundings much less saturated. Not completely grey, just toned down a bit or with different tonality, like a pale purple or orange. Also, I would have mapped the outer part to make it look more soft and liquid without too neat shapes.
Composition is perfect even if quite extreme: good of you to take this risk! See the highlight in the marble in the middle of the dark area doesn't break the equilibrium with the bright light area in the upper left corner ;) well done!
ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the awesome comment :D If I were to redo it, I would certainly take your points into account; I intended on using this as a personal desktop (and am now), so I didn't really consider oversaturation and too much contrast to be a problem. But, as with all I learn, I'll try to work the suggestions into what I do in the future.
TaraRoys Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I really love this fractal. It is definitely nonstandard, in that the focal point, the jewel, if you will, is down in the right-hand corner instead of more near the center. This leads a startling composition, and I think it makes the jewel stand out even more. It also makes it a useful desktop background, since one can put icons against the wavy blank left-hand corner without fear of losing them. I really like the texturing on the jewel, and the highlight work you did. I also like the subtle shading on the white area. The upper left-hand corner seems a little bright, however, and the transition from blueish-white to blinding white is not very smooth. But the blue lower left-hand corner more than makes up for it with astonishing depth and vibrancy. Good job!
ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My goal was to try to keep it utilitarian and allow for icons to be on the desktop without ruining the design. As I tend to have...way too much stuff on my desktop, I wanted to keep the main point of focus smaller and out of the center and left sides. I'll admit, I'm not entirely happy with how the reflective and specular appearance of the jewel turned out, but I was happy enough with how it looked; I decided to overlook that after spending a few hours trying to correct it XD
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As a background, this fractal certainly gains from having soft tones and a monochromatic scheme. The wavy outlook relaxes the eye and allows a pleasant desktop experience. I actually don't like the purplish touches much - I believe deep blue would have fit better with the artwork's theme and setting - and the orb is placed way too far in the corner, whereas it should be slightly detached from the borders, as it will obviously be partly covered by the menu bar and possibly some icons, unless you're a GNOME user. One thing I really adore about this fractal though, which is the very content of the orb - shiny and sparkly in the best possible way. But I also know it comes from someone's params and you should credit the person for them ;)
ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops :o Edited and gave 'em credit for it.
Linuron Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GuiTwo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
that spiral on the bottom right is so beautiful!
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