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Shooting Heartstrings by ChaosFissure Shooting Heartstrings by ChaosFissure
Shooting the heartstrings of a carbon-fiber heart...full view is a must or you'll miss out on many of the subtleties hidden in the darkness.

EDIT:  Damned jpg compression, here have a png y'all :P

Apo + Chaotica

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This image, or modifications of this image, is not to be used, reuploaded, or redistributed in any form without my prior, written permission. ChaosFissure 2013
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Enivid88 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is different from your other work! Maybe it triggers my creative side but it looks like the birth of a "Phoenix" wing, like when you grab a magnifying glass and look at a feather, it kinda looks like this up close! I can't stop looking at this one
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Shiazure Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy. Fuck. This is bloody awesome :la: No pun intended.
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, pun or not, I appreciate the praise :)  It's a bit different than what I normally do, and I'm glad to hear that it's still liked!
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alamb1995 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WOW it actually looks like heart muscle tissue! 

AMAZING JOB. this is so going into my :fav:
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much ^_^ I was trying to create that 'heart muscle tissue' appearance, and spent a bit of time near the end of making the details complement how it looked!
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alamb1995 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
well it's just pure awesomeness is what I say. :heart:
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Damage619 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic picture!
But does DA automatically compress JPEG, or did you accidentally upload a compressed picture? :?
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I open the jpg and png side by side in Photoshop, they visually look the same.  The jpg compression I always set to preserve quality (largest filesize), but this image had the red lines totally decimated.  Generally I don't notice a difference between high quality jpg and png, but for whatever reason, the jpg here seemed significantly more artifacty.
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Damage619 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think there is sometimes a difference in the sharpness of fine details. But doesn't DA automatically convert to 100% jpeg when you upload it? I heard that somewhere :|
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PNG files are generally 'lossless,' meaning no compression is applied to them and the raw pixel values are saved.  This also means its filesize is almost always larger than jpgs at 100% quality, because jpgs still employ compression methods (to reduce filesize) over perfect pixel accuracy especially with larger images.

Jpg compression is based on the quality at the time of saving.  Unlike using data archiving formats, which store all data at a smaller size, jpg compression uses algorithms to reduce the size by generalizing the image.  You can't 'un-generalize' an image once you save it at a certain compression level, because data is lost in this process.
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Damage619 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I understand this; what I meant was: doesn't DA convert the file you upload to JPEG, regardless of the format of the original, to save space?
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope.
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GrahamSym Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Lovely work. I like dark :)
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Much appreciated :) Generally I don't make stuff that has this much darkness to it, but something about the quality of the 'strings' worked.  Maybe I should start messing with value more, but I still find exploring texture to be absolutely fun.
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GrahamSym Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   Digital Artist
You're welcome.
It does work well, keep it up.
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KPEKEP Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
superbe
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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SearingBlaze000 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it's beautiful :heart: The colors are amazing and I like the sparks - they speak to the heart :)
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)  It took a while to add the details, because I wanted them to be added to places that complemented both the highlights and offset the darker areas without ruining the atmosphere.  I'm glad you appreciate it!
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SearingBlaze000 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you did a great job and your hard work has paid off extremely well :) It's my pleasure
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AlmightyPineapple Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Colorfull with texure,light and such an amazing fractal.
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MiraKial Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aptly described. It's very emotionally intense. Love the texture and the light.
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw that silky/velvet texture to this and was like "ya know, I'm doing something with this despite how dark it is."  And I'm very happy with how it ended out :D
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MiraKial Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha one of those "screw it I'm doing this" moments. It was worth it!
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