Different in what ways, if I may ask? I'm always curious to hear why people keep saying that XD
I can entirely understand the birds/flower thing --- while the top right side of the image can't help but remind me of a chicken, the coloring scheme itself had me calling earlier versions of this in the design phase plant related things (the gradient became saved as "Plants know best" or something baloney like that xD). Most of the browns and greens serve as accents here rather than making up the main structure, but I'm glad changes I made allowed it to turn out in this way -- it's hands-down one of my favorite things that I've made.
I don't know very much about fractals, but this is fantastic. I especially love how organic this is, that this could easily be alive. The colors are bright and overwhelming, but tastefully so (it reminds me a little of chicken feathers)
Congratulations on the DD. You've certainly earned it.
Hah, I'm constantly learning more about fractals myself too! There definitely is a feeling of something that is incredibly active, alive, bright, uhhh, a concise term isn't really coming to mind, but I do agree that it seems that way. The combination of that makes this tied for my favorite thing I've made -- and from a technical sense, this is the superior image of the two.
your use of color, contrast, and starkness is amazing. the amalgam of shapes and colors focused and unfocused, the eye cannot settle on one area or focal point so it wanders, almost chaotically trying to make sense. beautiful...
Sorry, I may just favorite all your works. I haven't had a chance to snoop through your gallery too much yet, and shame on me! This is extraordinary. I could literally stare at this all day. This is art at it's very fundamental, and the movement of colors, shapes, contrast, and depth all merge together to form probably one of the best "abstract" fractals I've ever seen here at DA. When I look at this I see the birth of life from the point of view of no one or nothing, devoid of ego and the confines of a physical reality. It's just...pure, natural, and organic at the highest level possible. Bravo for this masterpiece!
Haha, well many people just nuke my gallery into their favorites XD I am familiar with such things occurring, so I won't mind too much if you decide to do so. The fact that you've provided some very detailed comments is something I appreciate hearing a lot!
This image, Lament, and Pandora are my favorite pieces of artwork that I have created. This was created back in the day where I wasn't going overkill with blurs and darkness to create moody atmospheres, and I perhaps need to revisit this stylistic choice again sooner or later, as I kinda miss bright color explosions like this XD
That's quite a complement to hear -- I do strive to create interesting worlds and dreams within fractals, and I try to keep them abstract enough so that my mind, or someone else's mind, would be able to wander though it as they feel appropriate while still inside of an organized, chaotic mess of colors, emotions, and ideas.
Many thanks for the comments I would reply to more of them right now if I could, but I'm getting a bit tired at the moment and will probably head off to sleep in a few minutes. Cheers, and have a wonderful evening yourself!
It's a much deserved compliment, so don't feel that you need to right an essay response to every comment I leave on your works! I do appreciate your counter replies as well though! I comment on your work so you can feel the love for a job well done, rather than the other way around. But I'm in the same boat myself; Great, someone favorited my work. Well, that's nice, but I would rather hear why they favorited it! I make it a point to (try) and leave a comment for everything I favorite, and I think I have been really good at it. Anywho, hope you have a wonderul evening yourself!
If someone spends the time writing a constructive, helpful comment, asks a question, or otherwise warrants a substantive response, then I would feel bad by blowing it off with anything less than that. While I'm probably a bit...bad with looking at tons of artwork and writing comments on things myself, I try to at least return the favor in some sense to people who do so for my artwork out of courtesy.
It's not something I get very often despite whatever statistics I have on my profile page, and I do enjoy talking and stuff when I have the chance to do so.
This is probably one of my pieces of artwork that I am most proud of creating. I really like how it sits visually, and I don't find any obnoxious issues with framing that ruin it for me even if looking at it to find them (I know, I kinda kill myself that way sometimes >.< ). I agree, the colors on it are very striking and explode as visual eye candy.
At the bottom left side of my profile, you'll see some tutorials -- they'll explain some of what is necessary to create some fractals, but documentation on how I explicitly make things like this does not exist. Additionally, it's not easy to explain how I go about creating things in a concise, clear manner, and I've yet to find a way to adequately describe how to do so.
Many of my initial fractals weren't nearly as impressive as what I have now -- making artwork does take time, both to identify what you want to do, what you like doing, and how to make your own mind mesh with what you are wanting to make -- regardless of the medium you pursue. I attribute much of what I initially learned to get my foot through the door to the fractal community here (namely chat over at #Aposhack for help when starting out, which at least familiarized myself with Apophysis somewhat). I've never heard of Xaos or what it is able to do, so I can't unfortunately offer much advice on that front.
I try to use fractals to represent more than themselves, and rather abstract concepts and ideas at the expense of perfect clarity and sharpness. This isn't something that many people do -- and probably is one reason why my fractal artwork sticks out a lot xD
fav.me/d4tqjj4 and dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/94… are the only resources avaliable at this time that come close to approaching how I make abstracts, and what I do is significantly more complex than anything found in the tutorials.
I do intend to work on video tutorials for them later, but I don't advise that you start out with the resources above until you have a general sense of understanding for how Apophysis works.