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Meeting The Wolf by ChaosFissure Meeting The Wolf by ChaosFissure
So, this new group that myself and *tatasz have started is about illustrating stories using fractal artwork.  In this case, the story is about the classic "Little Red Riding Hood" ( fav.me/d6sxsxd ).  This scene in particular is where she encounters the wolf who tricks her to going off the main path so he can nefariously eat all the things in Red's basket, Red's Grandma, and Red herself.

EDIT: Despite still having mixed feelings on this piece, I have moved some of the light shafts from Red and changed the power of some of the blurs to be a bit less intense to hopefully blend things more coherently, and I'm slightly happier with it too.

Apo + Chaotica
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Vidom Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, great work! :clap:
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Vidom Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :-)
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Boltblaney Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Interface Designer
wow .. this piece is so powerful. great work
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, the comment is much appreciated :)
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JoKeRfAcE1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Amazing style :simper: 
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Much appreciated, I really enjoy messing around with interesting styles of fractal art :D
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
I LOVE THE BLOOD!
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SeiryuNanago Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is intriguing. i find this beautiful but i don't understand how you did this. What is fractal artwork? Looks interesting.
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's hard to explain how exactly I go about creating artwork, as there's a lot of steps during the creation of a piece of artwork that I cannot explain easily.  I do intend to create some tutorials that cover basics to starting fractal artwork later this week though!

Fractals, in a generalized sense, are ultimately mathematical formulas that express iterative or recursive properties, which are converted into images.  The type of fractal that I make deviates strongly from the 'classic' outlook of what a fractal is, as I focus more on using them as a way to channel texture and concepts from chaos rather than using the 'math' to create rigid structure or patterns all the time.
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SeiryuNanago Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So you use fractals as...a brush to draw something else but the fractals themselfes are not the main focus?
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This image /is/ the fractal itself.  I was trying to state that there are many ways fractals can be used to represent both abstract concepts (i.e. using the medium to 'draw' a portrait of a person), or can be used as the focus of the image itself (i.e. using the medium as the artwork).  I prefer doing the former when I can.
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SeiryuNanago Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for this explanation, i think i got it now. I'm looking foward to see the tutorial.
Keep up the good work mate :D
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MiraKial Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
working with each other*
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MiraKial Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOSH nice idea! I love it, and you definitely know how to tell a story through your art. I like the blood-spattering effect, and those shafts of light remind me of a waterfall. I didn't know you and tatasz knew each other/were working each other! This is awesome! It feels like I'm watching Superman and Batman forming an epic alliance or something.
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, who's Superman and who's Batman then? :P
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MiraKial Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's for you two to decide :dummy:
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timemit Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
high energy and pretty powerful piece.. I have a long standing love of fairytales, myths and legends from around the world ..my better half did her honours dissertation on restorying fairytales, nice to see fractal interpretations :) 
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are interesting concepts, for sure :D  Also, restorying fairytales sounds like an interesting thing to do a dissertation on too, I'd be curious to know what exactly that entailed :o
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davebold370 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the splash of red in this piece. The colors flow together and the chaos is well ordered. My first thoughts when I saw this piece was a struggle of how the life escaping darkness and using it's anger to do so. Yet it doesn't understand that it is really the darkness and it's battle is destroying it's own light. I also like how the sides are blurred just enough to have your eyes focus upon the chaotic battle on the right hand side. Then the explosion of the battle. After looking at it for a few moments, i read the description and it is a great description of this piece. This is a piece you should be proud of, and it's a piece i would hang on my wall if I had the funds. Over all, Meeting The Wolf is breath taking. 
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I greatly appreciate the time and effort you have spent to read this image :)  I always look forward to comments of these nature, especially when they're as in-depth as the ones you present.

I think some of the 'lightshaft' effects on the left side are vying for importance with the concept of "Red" and are preventing that specific element from incorporating properly.  I wanted it to be her versus the wolf in this piece, not her totally out of the environment. Unfortunately, I'm not happy with the outcome entirely as a result :/  You did nail many of the design choices I made -- the blurs forcing your focus to the battle on the right side was intentional, and the mixing of light and darkness (on the wolf itself, and between Red and the wolf) also was an element I wanted to be conveyed.
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davebold370 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the update you did to the piece. It has much more life to it, but now my eyes wants to flow to the new chaos. I'm to sure if that is just me seeing the old vs the new or if it's just part of the piece. Sometimes that is the hardest thing to decide when working on a art piece. Is it you or is it the piece itself. I still like it a lot. 
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be entirely honest, I wanted to make significantly more drastic changes to this (namely making the 3d/depth effects less obvious for the inclusion of more 'paint'), but decided to keep with the spirit of what it originally was for the sake of everyone who had already viewed it.

The hardest thing to decide, in my opinion, is what is 'reasonably good' to stop at, and if I'm unhappy with something after the fact, is it seriously bugging me enough to warrant a change?  I could easily take all my artwork and keep it in perpetual state of limbo, but then I'd never be able to produce anything!
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davebold370 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand how you feel. :D I would be the same way. 
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vivinou Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Little Red Riding Hood i hope she will be saved :)
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just wait for my third and final installment of the series! xD  Of course I'm gonna skip over mostly everything, but I do want to illustrate the end too!
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Dead-Levaithan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It reminds me of vincent valentine vs kadaj's battle :p
But then also red riding hood and the wolf. The beauty of abstracts :)
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're referencing something I've barely seen once :S  But yes indeed, abstracts do allow that level of interpretation, and that's what I enjoy about them -- the fact that you can relate to elements in ways that I may not be able to as easily!
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zerosource Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
so powerful!I am a dummy! 
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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MannaAngel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Looks like an awesome storm at sea :wow:
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Neglea Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, I first thought this would be a girl in a red dress playing the piano with the night sky in the background. Then I zoomed in and it looked like pouring water and then I read your description and the picture changed it shape in my mind. I really like this complexity your pictures always have
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)  The explicit goal of this was to try to add complexity of a story to an image, though the execution in my opinion was less than stellar..
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wing693789 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
its beautiful!
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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