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Fire themes, Greek Mythology...as far as I am concerned, the things I enjoy exploring most and some much needed stress relief for more upcoming final exams!


Apo + Chaotica

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TazounsBones Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well now..

;-) I'm 43 y.o. and in 13 years of being present on DA i've had no-one objecting or having problems with my shared suggestion.

This present, second account i have specially for my fractal art and is in use for 9 years.
I have no-one to promote my work so sadly my work will remain undiscovered to many.

This being said i truly wish you all the best.
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I'm glad you like my artwork, I would appreciate it if you didn't advertise your own gallery on it.  You're more than welcome to note me if there's something you want me to look at.
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luisbc Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Wow!!!
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EvilDeluxeTaco Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Nicee
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poca2hontas Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You captured those themes perfectly!stunning work 
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ThoughtWeaver Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not as impacting as some of your other works, that's a nice difference, but it still manages to make a lovely imprint on the mind. Excellent job and good luck with your exams. :D
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lyc Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
nom nom nom sexy pixels :horns:
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:

I originally was like "bah it's too messy in the dark parts" but then was like "wait a minute, I like making messy things!"  The dark spot in the bottom left still slightly bugs me just a little bit, but I do think I'm rather happy with how it turned out.
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Swoopswatkill Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my! Everything you make is gorgeous, but this touches a special place in my heart! :love: The colors are incredibly flame like (purple/blue, a touch of green, orange/yellow of course!). I think this may be your best piece, color compostion wise, yet! I also appreciate the "midtone" bias you've employed with that haze to create the lovely atmoshpere we see beofre us. I assume this in the focal point transform heavily blurred? =P I also adore the shapes you were able to create, and it goes beyond the stringy chaos you usually create! =P Anyway, I think this is just wonderful! Well done! :clap:
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fire is my thing, I love working with it.  The purples/darker areas are meant to be waterlike to further the concept of a "flaming river" -- at least as a "river" on fire rather than a magma-like substance.

Nope, the haze is a "filler/density" transform that overlaps the other sections that is blurred -- dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/94… as a point of reference.  This is generally how I employ blurs: using them on the main transformations often overblurs an image.  You always can duplicate a transform and blur one of the duplicated parts, but it doesn't resutl in as interesting "area lighting" in my opinion.  If that makes any sense XD
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Swoopswatkill Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes perfect sense actually! I have very little knowledge of Apophysis or fractals in general, but I actual do have a firm grasp on what you're saying. I think it's a pretty dramatic difference between what you posted and what I see before me in your dropbox. That image looks rather bland. =P It's amazing what can be done with just a "simple" technique like that; And while not really all that diffferent of similar, my use of multiple, fractal layerings is actually remarkable similar. You just have a much better grasp on the technicalities of it all! :D That's pretty evident obviously from the amount of works you have produced, your style, and ect. Anyway, I really like seeing stuff like this, because it inspires me to be more vast in my scope at my attempts of fractaling! :D 
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simple may also be a misnomer as well -- not all fractal setups lend themselves to this type of effect as easily, even if you do fidget around with detail transformations specifically to accomplish this.  Other times, it can be accomplished without blur entirely by having, for instance, a linear transformation at a large scale and a somewhat low weight.

There's many ways to make these effects -- but the hardest part of working with blur is to keep it purposeful and effective without being overkill.  And that's something I'm still working on XD

I've been doing this for ... just over two years now.  The secret to what I do is that there's really no secret behind what I do -- it's all just empirical experimentation, learning from it, and then making more things with the knowledge I have.  Occasionally, I try out new things.  Of course, the part of my mind that actually tells me how to shape what I do is something I take for granted, and isn't something I can rationally explain.

Anyway I really am super tired at the moment, so I think I'm gonna call it a night XD
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Swoopswatkill Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right on! Very well, spoken words! Learning from something, and then using that knowledge to continue is what everyone should be doing! I see so many fractalists around here producing the same horrid things. And they either have 200 "groups" they post to or have been here for awhile, which allows them to get the favorites/comments they get. I can think of a few off the top of my head. People like Tatasz, for example, are very humble and have an amazing eye for employing composition, perspectives, blurs, ect...Even though she would never admit it! =P I think that's the great part about fractals; Something I think might not be amazing, other people see as incredible. They never thought of it, but I did, whether the method is that incredibly complicated or not. Anyway, have a good night! xD
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