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Knock, knock? Anyone here? Is this thing on? I can't tell if I'm speaking into the ether, since most of you were here for fractal art, and that's obviously not been happening. But in case anyone cares about what's currently happening:

I have been working on a flowers/vegetables farm. It's very awesome and rewarding work, and I love it!
My kids are 15, 14, 13, and 7. They are busy and amazing people and I can't believe I had anything to do with how they're turning out.
My husband hasn't changed. At all.

So life is terrific, if a little hectic. How are all of you? What is up with the fractal scene these days? Anything amazing? I hope to be by here more in the near future. No guarantees, though!

Natalie
  • Listening to: wind gusts
  • Reading: 1776
  • Playing: hard to get
  • Drinking: Water

Long time, no see!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 14, 2012, 3:57 PM
Fractal Gifts and Prints! | Gorgeous Fractal Fabric!| Great Recipes in a Hurry! | Family Blog!

Hi everyone! Thanks for the birthday wishes and the comments, faves, and watches. I'm sorry I've been gone for almost a year. I'll be ready to come back on a limited basis, soon. I hear your new GM's are doing a spectacular job, which is totally awesome. Miss you all and hope all is well.

Natalie

  • Listening to: rain
  • Reading: Wrightslaw texts, The Imperfect Mother
  • Eating: Smart-Pop kettle korn
  • Drinking: Water


:bulletblue:Project Educate: Fractals-- the results of our community's hard work!:bulletblue:

We had a terrific Fractal Week for Project Educate last week.  I felt guilty at first that the community had to "do my job for me," as I only had vague plans and ideas with catchy titles, but then I watched as the community spirit poured out and my vague plans and ideas were transformed into something totally awesome and added upon by fantastic ideas I hadn't even thought of! :typerhappy:

Did anyone outside of the community learn about our medium? I don't know. I hope so. :shrug:  Did our community get to know each other better? Yes! :w00t: Did beginning fractalists get awesome tips from veteran fractalists? Yes!! Did veterans and beginners and intermediate fractalists alike get to hone their craft? Yes! Did everyone participate? Highly unlikely, really, but the participation was pretty high. I got to know people who have been around as long as I have that I hadn't met before. I was also introduced to community members who were new to dA, both novice and veteran fractalists, which is always a treat.  I hope you guys got to know new people and people new to you as well! :D

:bulletblue: Combined Art and Math Class Articles :bulletblue:

Project Educate - Fractal Week: Start Fractaling! by caffe1neadd1ct

Journal Entry: Fractals by davebold370

The F Word Issue #30 by guagapunyaimel

Incendia Tips and Tricks by Aexion, shared by DeirdreReynolds, in the IncendiaryArt group blog

:bulletblue: Feature Frenzy Articles :bulletblue:

Fractal Landscapes & Fractal Scenes (Part-1) by LaxmiJayaraj (also in her journal, here.)

Fractal Landscapes & Fractal Scenes-ll-Manipulated by LaxmiJayaraj (also in her journal, here.)

Project Educate - Fractal Week: Purple feature! by caffe1neadd1ct

PE: Fractal Art and Architecture Photography by lindelokse :wow: Stunning!

Texture Fields for Fractal Week by FarDareisMai

banana-tree's Journal Series, Early Influences, edition #3 by esintu

PE - DYK : Fractals Are Nature Artworks? by SaTaNiA

Evocation - Apo, UF, FE, Incendia, etc !! - My contribution to Project Educate by marthig

Fractalicious Rainbow Feature: Oh My Eyes! by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel :omg: Brilliant!

Project Educate - Fractal Week: Beautiful flowers! by caffe1neadd1ct

:bulletblue: Glorious Tutorious ~Live at the #Aposhack :bulletblue:

Apophysis Live Tutorial Log by heavenriver by heavenriver ~ Apophysis Spherical/Disc Tutorial

chat log tutorial by piethein21 by piethein21 ~Apophysis Gnarls and Linked Transforms

:thumb204655745: by deadened-glow ~Apophysis Gradient Tutorial

The Squirrel's Flower Tut07:04:22 PM Grrreat, kiddies, are your UF open? Then we are going to start with the default  mandelbrot and its corresponding Julias. Almost all of my fractals starts with the switch mode. Pretty basic, but oh, so many lovely possibilities.
07:06:40 PM I prefer to have a black/white gradient for the outside colouring and the inside colouring set to none in transfer function. If you've the default colouring, remove all the nodes in the gradient except from two of them and set them in black and white. It helps you to see the finer shapes in your fractal and the colours won't disturb you.
07:10:13 PM If you have your default mandy ready, then you can use the switch button.
07:16:40 PM Switch button is  f7 and click on the mandy and there you'll find the julia
07:18:16 PM Kiddies, find your julia, after that we'll frolic in flowers!!!You find your Outside colour algorithm menu, choose Plug-in colour gradient, go into Colouring algorithm menu, choose Orbit Traps. Th
by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel ~Ultra Fractal Flower Techniques Tutorial

Rendering with Mandelbulb 3D by raysheaf by raysheaf ~ Hi-Quality Renders (and SO much more!) in Mandelbulb 3D

:bulletblue: Artwork, Stamps and Project Educate: Fractal Week's DD's!! :bulletblue:

Fractal Week Stamp 2 by guagapunyaimel Fractal Week Stamp 1 by guagapunyaimel
Intuition by dreamingaze 100112-1a2 by rozzom Daydreaming by zy0rg   Catalyst by uncubitodehielo88 Machinations by piritipany Through the Jade Wheel - Anim by crotafang Welding Works by raysheaf



:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:DD Suggestion Box Temporarily CLOSED!!!:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

I am very behind with the Daily Deviation features. Especially now that since I put this notice up around April 11th, I have 25 NEW?! suggestions. :evileye: I am sitting on about 125 DD suggestions; which means were I to approve each and every one of them, I would have enough for every single day between now and when my term as GM is over, plus extra. Since you guys and I both know that is unlikely, I will probably open suggestions up again at the end of this month or in the beginning/middle of May. SO...go ahead and keep browsing or bookmark or favorite things that you find that you love, just don't note them to me yet, okay? I'm a little swamped right now.... Heck. I'm drowning. :roll: I know some of my suggesters aren't watchers of mine and wouldn't just read this before they noted me, so please be extra sure that if you have read this, your notes to me do NOT have DD suggestions in them. :rofl: :paranoid:


  • Listening to: rain
  • Reading: Wrightslaw texts, The Imperfect Mother
  • Eating: Smart-Pop kettle korn
  • Drinking: Water

Project Educate...NEXT WEEK!!!

Mon Apr 4, 2011, 1:15 PM


:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: DD Suggestion Box Temporarily CLOSED!!! :bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

Um, yes. I am very, VERY behind with the Daily Deviation features. I am sitting on over 100 DD suggestions; which means were I to approve each and every one of them, I would have enough for every single day between now and when my term as GM is over, plus some. Since you guys and I both know that is unlikely, I will probably open suggestions up again at the end of this month or in the beginning/middle of May. SO...go ahead and keep browsing or bookmark or favorite things that you find that you love, just don't note them to me yet, okay? I'm a little swamped right now.... Heck. I'm drowning. :giggle:


:bulletblue: Fractal Gallery Week in Project Educate! :bulletblue:

:typerhappy: I am so excited to announce it is almost our turn for Project Educate! :dance: In fact, it crept up so, so much faster than I thought it would.  :faint: Our scheduled week is next week, April 10th through April 16th! This is absolutely perfect, because it is currently Mathematics Awareness Month! Can you believe it?! :eager: I need some volunteers who want to help me fill up the schedule, and I need volunteers, pronto! I am going to put up a sign-up sheet, so to speak, and you guys put up a reply here in this journal sometime this week what you are willing to sign up for. If you don't see this sign up until this weekend or next week, no worries! We'll fit you in at the end of the week. Obviously, I'm a last-minute person myself. Let's show the rest of dA how amazing it is to be fractal community members and show 'em what we've got! Let's edjuh-mack-ate 'em! :D


:bulletblue: Sign-Ups! :bulletblue:

I'm interested in participating in one of the following activities:

1. Combined Art and Math Class Teach the rest of dA all about fractals, fractal geometry or the history of fractal art, with a well-written, concise news article about Fractal Art and its origins.

2. Glorious Tutorius! Ask a local chatroom admin ( #Aposhack, perhaps? ;) ) for a convenient time-slot and day and conduct a live tutorial! Are you an Apophysis Archangel? A UF Orpheus? A Mandelbulb Meistro? Put your skills to good use, teaching your unique style or techniques to eager disciples. If it goes well or you know a lot of people will want to come, you could even hold the live tut more than once during the week.

3. Feature Frenzy Choose a theme and feature a fractal feature article showcasing said theme! Will you choose a single fractal style? Fractals from a single program? DD's you suggested that haven't gotten chosen? All the same color? All the same season? All steampunk? All dragons? Whatever you choose, try to keep it somewhere between 15 and 30 great fractals....and browse wisely! Give as many diverse fractalists a chance to be featured as possible. These aren't DD's and they aren't garbage or miscats, so try for something in between. ;)

4. Community Member Interviews I will have a short battery of questions set up to interview diverse community members. I have a few chosen already, but I'll be needing several more. Sign up for this one if you're interested; and if I've still got room, I'll send you the questions!

5. I've Got a Better Idea! Note me your ideas for games, contests, challenges, interviews, articles, tutorials, chat events, etc. and if they're doable, we'll get them on the calendar!!

6. I've Already Got it Going On ! Does your group already have something planned for next week? Do you hold a weekly challenge or tutorial at your own userpage? If you have something planned already, please note me so I can add it to our calendar o' epic!

Thanks, guys! :D I know we can have an awesome Project Educate week if we all participate. Check out projecteducate if you need ideas from other galleries' weeks.  I also value you guys' input, so please, input away!


  • Listening to: rain
  • Reading: Wrightslaw texts, The Imperfect Mother
  • Eating: Smart-Pop kettle korn
  • Drinking: Water

Personal News, as in, where the heck I've been.

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 4, 2011, 12:13 PM
4 April 11



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:bulletred: DD Suggestion Box Temporarily CLOSED!!! :bulletred:


Um, yes. I am very, VERY behind with the Daily Deviation features. I am sitting on over 100 DD suggestions; which means were I to approve each and every one of them, I would have enough for every single day between now and when my term as GM is over, plus some. Since you guys and I both know that is unlikely, I will probably open suggestions up again at the end of this month or in the beginning/middle of May. SO...go ahead and keep browsing or bookmark or favorite things that you find that you love, just don't note them to me yet, okay? I'm a little swamped right now.... Heck. I'm drowning. :giggle:







:bulletblue: Excuses, Excuses :bulletblue:


So, in case you're wondering why it seems I never really came back from Christmas vacation, or at least, why I've been less substantial and present than I've tried to be in the past, it's mostly personal, home-lifey type stuff. I'll explain it here, but it's mostly boring and not dishy fun gossip, or big scary medical news, so if you're looking for exciting, my journal's not the place. Sorry.

I've been asked before how a mother of four kids under the age of 10 has any time at all to make art, or be on the computer, or whatever, and the answer is, I neglect a lot of stuff. I never had a good reason to, other than I get easily overwhelmed by stuff that other people just do, like housework, dishes and laundry, and things like that. When my mom or mother-in-law visit, they help a lot, and the house is clean for a couple weeks after they leave, but then I sink back into my chair and give up again.

When we took my son Aidan to get evaluated last fall for his own quirky difficulties, we found out he was very gifted but also has ADHD. The doctors diagnosing him were pediatricians, but urged me to get myself evaluated, since much of our verbal history was similar and my mannerisms struck them as....well, ADHD!

So I had an appointment in January with a psychiatrist, who took an extensive amount of paperwork and verbal history and found that I also had ADHD...and dysthymic depression...and generalized anxiety disorder....and mood disorder, NOS. Nice. Not really what you want to find out about yourself in your mid 30's when you're already struggling with motivation and weight and mounds of laundry and 4 kids and a husband who loves you but is always at work. But instead of telling me what people have told me all my life (you're just lazy, you need to try harder, put some effort into it, you can do better, you're not living up to your potential, you're too smart to act like this) the psychiatrist said "Here, these will help, come back in a month and we'll adjust them." And he gave me new prescriptions.

What does that have to do with being AWOL from dA? Well...the medicine has had some strange and wonderful effects on me. For instance, I got my brain back! My "hyperactivity" didn't go away, unfortunately, now that my focus is clear I actually end up talking even more than usual because my thoughts all connect up and don't fly off like dandelion fluff. But instead of escaping from real life in books, tv and movies, I'm interested in real life again, and making connections with my kids. Darth Mommy stopped snapping at people, and started figuring out all the awesome things about her kids she didn't know! I knew my kids were smart, but...when you find out the clueless one who doesn't know where his shoes are, you know, the one who wipes snot on his shirt, is actually a budding geologist and paleontologist that loves to spell and learns his piano lessons nearly a book at a time, well, your worldview kinda shifts. Your annoying daughter who never shuts up and does every possible accent and can do not just a line from a movie, but a whole scene complete with sound effects and score...she's also a math whiz and wants to be a comic book artist when she grows up. The son you knew was gifted...he is doing binary math in his head during the third grade multiplication lessons and picked out a middle school algebra textbook when you took him to the used bookstore for a video. If you want to know what the baby, who isn't two yet, is capable of...well, click the link labeled "Crazy Kelsey Blog" up there, there are a bunch of entries about him. ;)

I'm taking classes online, like, "Homeschool With Success " so we can keep learning together this summer and "Enhancing Language Development in Childhood" and  reading everything I can about Chaos Theory and Fractal Geometry so I can "get it" on a deeper level. I feel like I woke up after being asleep for 15 years. I only did one semester of college, before I was burnt out and homesick and confused. I went to beauty school instead. So now I feel like I'm ready for some real learning! Where do I start? Spanish? Chinese? Catch up on my math now that I know I'm not too stupid to learn it?

Another side effect, or maybe main effect, who knows? of my medicine is that I've lost 35 lbs since I started my medicine in January. With ADHD, I often forgot that I'd eaten recently, and so I would snack a lot. The depression made me want to eat to feel better, so I ate bigger portions of less-healthy food and I ate whenever I had someone to eat with, like a friend or family member, because it was less sad to eat with someone. So between emotional eating and double-eating because I'd forgotten I had eaten, on top of my fourth-baby body, I got a lot bigger than I'd ever been in my life. Now with my medicines and better family relationships, I'm feeling happier, so I don't need to eat to feel good; I am focused, so I remember not to eat too often and I remember to hit the gym on a regular basis; the Topamax and Adderall are appetite suppressants, so my portions are reasonable...it's a nice set of "perfect storm" conditions. :D So because of my new obsession with Zumba, my meds, and my new eating habits, I have recovered my face, my elbows and knees, and my waist! :dance: Whee! And a whole lot of my energy.

But instead of using my newfound stamina and energy here at dA, where it is fun to do so, I am expending it in an area I never expected to have to. Two of my kids are going through the process of getting evaluated for special ed at school. This is an emotional, interesting and difficult process under the best of circumstances, but it is especially difficult when it gets suddenly thrown into your lap when you have no idea it's coming. The school is being very helpful, none of the horror stories some people go through so far, but while it's obvious the boys are struggling with something, it's really hard to pin down what it is, exactly. How do you convince anyone to evaluate for special needs when your kid is showing up in the 99th percentile on most of his assessments and the school psychologist and your outside evaluator register your most clueless kid as having a gifted range IQ? I've been studying night and day how to be a parent advocate for kids with special needs, writing letters non-stop, researching, putting together reports intended to be 3 or 4 pages that turn out to be 30 or 40 pages, having meetings with all kinds of school personnel, etc.

So, while this whole journal entry probably sounds like I'm alternately bragging and complaining, that is an accurate picture of my current real life. Alternately feeling like things are really looking up from the last couple of very grey, neutral, go-nowhere and be-nothing years....and then kind of staggering under loads that I'm not used to bearing because I've always shied away from taking anything that looks like a burden. I know there are so many of you that struggle through worse things every day, and I admire your courage greatly. I need to grow myself a measure of courage now too. I'm blessed to have supportive family and friends, school staff and gym staff and doctors and church people and community members. I never have to stand alone. For that I am so grateful.



  • Listening to: rain
  • Reading: Wrightslaw texts, The Imperfect Mother
  • Eating: Smart-Pop kettle korn
  • Drinking: Water

Fractal Gallery DD's, March 2011!

Mon Apr 4, 2011, 5:45 AM


:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: Fair Warning!!!!! :bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
More journals coming soon, like as in, today!! May flood your inbox, even! **IMPORTANT NEWS WILL HAVE STARS, LIKE THIS!!!** That is all. :) Back to your regularly scheduled March DD recount. :aww:

:bulletblue: Fractal Gallery DD's from March! :bulletblue:

This is my favorite part of being a GM. I love DD's and seeing your suggestions and putting them up. You can find the dA news article on the same subject and give it a happy little heart here!

Sukiyaki by DayStarArts
Sukiyaki by DayStarArts Ah, Sukiyaki! Our suggester says, "For the sake of making people happy, I search through ~DayStarArts gallery and found this beautiful piece of hers!" And doesn't it just? Crisp lines, subtle texture, warm flowy colors and little tiny spirals. A perfect way to entice spring to come to us.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by guagapunyaimel)

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Backlighting... by winklepickers *winklepickers shows us darkness to light, loose to tight, regular shapes going irregular, clearly defined details going soft and fuzzy. Everything you could ask for in the artwork of chaos theory. Our suggester chose Backlighting... for her "Best of 2010" dA news article and there's definitely some crazy higher order to that!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Fiery-Fire)

Stranger by findzha
Stranger by findzha I always enjoy when deviants outside the fractal community bring me DD suggestions, and todays suggester admits, "I honestly have no experience whatsoever with fractals, but when I found...Stranger...I was impressed. I love the symmetry and how it feels like some kind of alien technology." ~findzha has a fun new gallery and a great instinct for fractal art.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by LordOfPastries)

Celebration Day by Actionjack52
Celebration Day by Actionjack52 With an awesome palette of colors and interesting and amusing fractal shapes, Celebration Day truly is a party! Better yet, ~Actionjack52 made it as a gift. Check out the rest of his gallery, as he's a long-time deviant with a huge gallery of lovely work.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Mandel potpourri by pm-ark
Mandel potpourri by pm-ark Our suggester finds that Mandel potpourri by ~pm-ark is "straight out of an arcade game hall. This psychedelic Mandelbulb draws us into a warped dimension of buttons and spotlights, inviting the viewer to join in 'the game'... oh wait, I've lost." I like the citrusy colors and the feeling of being inside the pinball machine, myself.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Victory by kanes
Victory by kanes It's quite a Victory to bring such a classic fractal style to life in these vibrant colors with such a beautifully clean render! ~kanes has been a deviant for a long time, mostly appreciating others' work. Come appreciate her gallery full of gorgeous photos and fractals in lovely colors.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by mintyy)

Bailar by Sophquest
Bailar by Sophquest It's International Women's Day, and there's no better way to celebrate it than to Bailar! Classic gnarl shapes writhe between unusual colors and intricate textures. Whether you can physically dance or must do so through your art, you can follow the shining example of `Sophquest. She has used her lovely artwork and influence in the community to give voice to the awareness of lupus, as well as having raised a family, owned a business, and taught herself fractal art. She's the epitome of why we celebrate IWD, so check out her gallery and celebrate her, too!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Plant leaf Type 004 by muzucya
Plant leaf Type 004 by muzucya Plant leaf Type 004 is a "great old-school example of Apophysis. The clean lines of this fractal really resemble the real natural look, in a rich, saturated palette." ~muzucya has a wonderful collection of digital fractals resembling natural fractal phenomena; such as clouds, nebulae and sand dunes.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Fiery-Fire)

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detached - growth by interficios Our suggester says, "I think this one is a fit, fine, and nice example of traditional media fractal. It is very well presented and have a magnificent artistic value." This one truly is unusual and wonderfully presented; rarely do you get to see a natural fractal and a flame fractal together in the same place. It's awesome to see them side-by-side in this way, so clearly alike and made so differently. detached - growth by *interficios
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by guagapunyaimel)

Mollari by alien-dreams
Mollari by alien-dreams "Flowers and gems may be common, but Mollari has been blended so well, and manufactured in such an expert style, that it can really be called the work of a fractal goldsmith! Rubies shine on golden suns and the frame plays a great part in the work: it's like reinterpreting Klimt's expertise in a beautiful digital way." I'm a huge sucker for both fractal jewels and fractal flowers; I could not pass by *alien-dreams' exquisite work when it was suggested to me. Luckily the suggester had such a great description, because all I could do was drool!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Alternative Universe by Fractal-Kiss
Alternative Universe by Fractal-Kiss I want an apartment in this Alternative Universe, where it seems you get a great view and good music! ~Sophiiiii uses Incendia to great effect, making a fun architectural scene with good detail and a lovely background. Check out the rest of her fractally gallery as well!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

NINE by TomWilcox
NINE by TomWilcox Can an old dog learn new tricks? Classic fractalist `TomWilcox proves the answer is yes with his new Mandelbulb 3D piece NINE. Our suggester states, "It reminds me of stacks of coffee cups and plates at a futuristic restaurant just waiting to be filled to the brim with steaming hot drinks. The colors are gorgeous and the lines are perfect within that dimension used in his fractal."
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by WDWParksGal)

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Gold silver and steel by Fey-rine Of Gold silver and steel by ~Fey-rine our suggester says, "It's an elegant and beautiful fractal. The flow and smooth colors really make this image even more elegant." I love the classic fractal dragon tails and the more innovative star shapes in between. Check out this talented artist's gallery for fractals as well as fantasy drawings!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by guagapunyaimel)

Geometric splendor by ivankorsario
Geometric splendor by ivankorsario Suggester says, "The chosen gradient is beautiful, the depth in the fractal is amazing, the geometric shaping is unbelievable...It is just a fantastic piece of fractal art." Geometric splendor by *ivankorsario
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by one-tough-one)

Mexican Flu by mario837
Mexican Flu by mario837 Mexican Flu will make you sick with envy! *mario837 brings humor and skill into his Mandelbulb designs. I also loved the splash of color, I don't often see such brightness in these tech fractals.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Mei Hua Flowers by MaRoC68
Mei Hua by MaRoC68 Incredibly beautiful, nicely framed, and epic in scope, Mei Hua is as infused with hope as plum blossoms. I love the symbolism in the shapes and coloring; that spring is here and winter is fading into the background. *MaRoC68 intended this as a birthday gift for a friend, but it truly was a gift of hope for us all.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Cuckoo Pillars by allthenightlong
Cuckoo Pillars by allthenightlong Cuckoo Pillars is "Exceptionally unique," according to our suggester, and I had to agree! ~allthenightlong gives us a dizzying array of impossible pillars with just a splash of color that makes you want to run through the maze to get to the sunset! There's a certain whimsy in her gallery that you don't often find in fractals. Check it out!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by LaxmiJayaraj)

Millason Valley by DsyneGrafix
Millason Valley by DsyneGrafix Millason Valley looks like a very dangerous place to fly your steamship! Expertly structured and ruffled by =DsyneGrafix, he also shows a terrific mastery of color in Mandelbulber, something many artists either don't bother with or haven't learned yet. I'm especially enamored of the sunrise in the background! It's this kind of attention to detail that earned this artist my interest and respect.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Squadron Spiral by innac
Squadron Spiral by innac Our suggester calls Squadron Spiral by *innac "a real eye-catcher!" I'm lovin' the spirals in every cube and the illusion of 3D. It's nice to know people are still pulling out Fractal Explorer, because there is so much you can do with this versatile program.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by baba49)

Sunset Lullaby by lindelokse
Sunset Lulla by lindelokse Sunset Lullaby is one gorgeous, epic fractal! *lindelokse once again brings every element of a truly artistic fractal to one piece and brings it to life before your eyes. Subtle background textures begin it, gradient and shading progression draw your eye, perfect fractal shaping and composition give it bones, stark black detail stand out against the color and brilliant tiny white star-like details breathe the magic of life into it. There are many iterations of these parameters around that you will love, but there is nothing of this caliber anywhere. See it for yourself in full-view.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

  • Listening to: traffic and weather
  • Reading: The Way of Kings
  • Eating: Less
  • Drinking: Water
Sukiyaki by DayStarArts

Sukiyaki by DayStarArts

Ah, Sukiyaki! Our suggester says, "For the sake of making people happy, I search through ~DayStarArts gallery and found this beautiful piece of hers!" And doesn't it just? Crisp lines, subtle texture, warm flowy colors and little tiny spirals. A perfect way to entice spring to come to us.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by guagapunyaimel)

Stranger by findzha

Stranger by findzha

I always enjoy when deviants outside the fractal community bring me DD suggestions, and todays suggester admits, "I honestly have no experience whatsoever with fractals, but when I found...Stranger...I was impressed. I love the symmetry and how it feels like some kind of alien technology." ~findzha has a fun new gallery and a great instinct for fractal art.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by LordOfPastries)

Celebration Day by Actionjack52

Celebration Day by Actionjack52

With an awesome palette of colors and interesting and amusing fractal shapes, Celebration Day truly is a party! Better yet, ~Actionjack52 made it as a gift. Check out the rest of his gallery, as he's a long-time deviant with a huge gallery of lovely work.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Mandel potpourri by pm-ark

Mandel potpourri by pm-ark

Our suggester finds that Mandel potpourri by ~pm-ark is "straight out of an arcade game hall. This psychedelic Mandelbulb draws us into a warped dimension of buttons and spotlights, inviting the viewer to join in 'the game'... oh wait, I've lost." I like the citrusy colors and the feeling of being inside the pinball machine, myself.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Victory by kanes

Victory by kanes

It's quite a Victory to bring such a classic fractal style to life in these vibrant colors with such a beautifully clean render! ~kanes has been a deviant for a long time, mostly appreciating others' work. Come appreciate her gallery full of gorgeous photos and fractals in lovely colors.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by mintyy)

Bailar by Sophquest

Bailar by Sophquest

It's International Women's Day, and there's no better way to celebrate it than to Bailar! Classic gnarl shapes writhe between unusual colors and intricate textures. Whether you can physically dance or must do so through your art, you can follow the shining example of `Sophquest. She has used her lovely artwork and influence in the community to give voice to the awareness of lupus, as well as having raised a family, owned a business, and taught herself fractal art. She's the epitome of why we celebrate IWD, so check out her gallery and celebrate her, too!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Plant leaf Type 004 by muzucya

Plant leaf Type 004 by muzucya

Plant leaf Type 004 is a "great old-school example of Apophysis. The clean lines of this fractal really resemble the real natural look, in a rich, saturated palette." ~muzucya has a wonderful collection of digital fractals resembling natural fractal phenomena; such as clouds, nebulae and sand dunes.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Fiery-Fire)

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detached - growth by interficios

Our suggester says, "I think this one is a fit, fine, and nice example of traditional media fractal. It is very well presented and have a magnificent artistic value." This one truly is unusual and wonderfully presented; rarely do you get to see a natural fractal and a flame fractal together in the same place. It's awesome to see them side-by-side in this way, so clearly alike and made so differently. detached - growth by *interficios
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by guagapunyaimel)

Mollari by alien-dreams

Mollari by alien-dreams

"Flowers and gems may be common, but Mollari has been blended so well, and manufactured in such an expert style, that it can really be called the work of a fractal goldsmith! Rubies shine on golden suns and the frame plays a great part in the work: it's like reinterpreting Klimt's expertise in a beautiful digital way." I'm a huge sucker for both fractal jewels and fractal flowers; I could not pass by *alien-dreams' exquisite work when it was suggested to me. Luckily the suggester had such a great description, because all I could do was drool!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Alternative Universe by Fractal-Kiss

Alternative Universe by Fractal-Kiss

I want an apartment in this Alternative Universe, where it seems you get a great view and good music! ~Sophiiiii uses Incendia to great effect, making a fun architectural scene with good detail and a lovely background. Check out the rest of her fractally gallery as well!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

NINE by TomWilcox

NINE by TomWilcox

Can an old dog learn new tricks? Classic fractalist `TomWilcox proves the answer is yes with his new Mandelbulb 3D piece NINE. Our suggester states, "It reminds me of stacks of coffee cups and plates at a futuristic restaurant just waiting to be filled to the brim with steaming hot drinks. The colors are gorgeous and the lines are perfect within that dimension used in his fractal."
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by WDWParksGal)

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Gold silver and steel by Fey-rine

Of Gold silver and steel by ~Fey-rine our suggester says, "It's an elegant and beautiful fractal. The flow and smooth colors really make this image even more elegant." I love the classic fractal dragon tails and the more innovative star shapes in between. Check out this talented artist's gallery for fractals as well as fantasy drawings!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by guagapunyaimel)

Geometric splendor by ivankorsario

Geometric splendor by ivankorsario

Suggester says, "The chosen gradient is beautiful, the depth in the fractal is amazing, the geometric shaping is unbelievable...It is just a fantastic piece of fractal art." Geometric splendor by *ivankorsario
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by one-tough-one)

Mexican Flu by mario837

Mexican Flu by mario837

Mexican Flu will make you sick with envy! *mario837 brings humor and skill into his Mandelbulb designs. I also loved the splash of color, I don't often see such brightness in these tech fractals.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Mei Hua Flowers by MaRoC68

Mei Hua by MaRoC68

Incredibly beautiful, nicely framed, and epic in scope, Mei Hua is as infused with hope as plum blossoms. I love the symbolism in the shapes and coloring; that spring is here and winter is fading into the background. *MaRoC68 intended this as a birthday gift for a friend, but it truly was a gift of hope for us all.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Cuckoo Pillars by allthenightlong

Cuckoo Pillars by allthenightlong

Cuckoo Pillars is "Exceptionally unique," according to our suggester, and I had to agree! ~allthenightlong gives us a dizzying array of impossible pillars with just a splash of color that makes you want to run through the maze to get to the sunset! There's a certain whimsy in her gallery that you don't often find in fractals. Check it out!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by LaxmiJayaraj)

Millason Valley by DsyneGrafix

Millason Valley by DsyneGrafix

Millason Valley looks like a very dangerous place to fly your steamship! Expertly structured and ruffled by =DsyneGrafix, he also shows a terrific mastery of color in Mandelbulber, something many artists either don't bother with or haven't learned yet. I'm especially enamored of the sunrise in the background! It's this kind of attention to detail that earned this artist my interest and respect.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Squadron Spiral by innac

Squadron Spiral by innac

Our suggester calls Squadron Spiral by *innac "a real eye-catcher!" I'm lovin' the spirals in every cube and the illusion of 3D. It's nice to know people are still pulling out Fractal Explorer, because there is so much you can do with this versatile program.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by baba49)

Sunset Lullaby by lindelokse

Sunset Lullaby by lindelokse

Sunset Lullaby is one gorgeous, epic fractal! *lindelokse once again brings every element of a truly artistic fractal to one piece and brings it to life before your eyes. Subtle background textures begin it, gradient and shading progression draw your eye, perfect fractal shaping and composition give it bones, stark black detail stand out against the color and brilliant tiny white star-like details breathe the magic of life into it. There are many iterations of these parameters around that you will love, but there is nothing of this caliber anywhere. See it for yourself in full-view.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Fractal Community News

Thu Mar 3, 2011, 11:14 AM


:bulletblue: A Mistake, A Public Apology, and Why Our Community Rocks :bulletblue:

A preface note: I'm not going to use any names in this story, because mostly the mistake was mine and because the matter was handled wonderfully and is over. So if you know who I'm talking about, there's no need to mention it, and if you don't know, there's no need to ask. Okay? ;)

A month or two ago, I made a rather large mistake in giving one of our Daily Deviation features and I would like to make a public apology. Because the artist I planned to feature had given credit for the original parameters to the artist that person had obtained them from, I didn't look through the original artist's gallery to see if they had anything similar or check if the parameters had been tweaked enough to consider it a new piece by the second artist. The suggester liked the piece, I liked it too, credit was given, so I DD'd it. No one said anything for several days, but eventually I got a polite, respectful note from a third party pointing out that the credited artist had an identical piece in their gallery that was dated prior to the DD'd piece. He was concerned that the DD was undeserved as the work was either stolen or at the very least not tweaked enough to be a new work. I assured him I would research the matter and get back to him soon. The next morning, before I could note anyone or ask any questions, I was notified by the original artist that the matter was settled. The featured artist had apologized, had said they had intended to put up a more tweaked piece and had not intended to be featured for work that wasn't their own. They had already deleted the DD'd piece and the original artist forgave them and considered the matter a non-issue.

I was very, very impressed for several reasons. Number one, everyone involved was mature, respectful, professional and kind. There was no screaming, spamming of hateful "Thief! Liar!" comments or flying accusations. The person bringing it to my attention gave the questioned artist the benefit of the doubt and was respectful to me despite my mistake. The original artist was non-accusatory and forgiving, not to mention being kind enough to share parameters in the first place to help people learn a new program and techniques. And the artist in question made an honest mistake, owned up, took it down on their own and apologized. Their gallery is full of great work that is worth being featured, and will be re-DD'd soon.

These are the things I really love about being both a member of the Fractal Community and being the GM this year. While we do deal with our share of drama and unpleasantness, the majority of our community interaction is just like this incident; mature, respectful, professional and kind. We do share our parameters. We teach new artists the ins and outs of the current programs and formulas.  We learn from each other and are grateful when we do. We hold challenges, contests, and collaborative projects to push ourselves and each other to grow in the art. We have fun, tease, play with and enjoy each other, but there is little in the way of sarcasm and trolling and bullying. Part of this is that we have a wider age-range of artists than other dA communities, but that isn't the only reason. Also, since I get to be GM, I get to see more of these types of things than I did as just a community member. I get a wider-angle lens on the fractal community than I used to have, as well as hearing more about the other galleries/communities at dA and what the other GMs have to deal with. I have it easy!!

As for my mistake, I wanted to let you guys know that from now on, when credit is given for parameters, I will be sure to check the credited artist's gallery to make sure there isn't a piece that is identical or too-similar to the work I am considering as a feature. It is something I should have been doing already. I'm sorry I didn't before.

And please, remember to always credit the artist who shared with you or the chatroom you got the parameters from if you didn't start from scratch. Parameters are much like stock art; no matter how different the end result is in the finished work, the fact is that someone worked hard to create beautiful work and then was generous enough to share. You would want to be credited too.

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:bulletblue: Fractal Community News :bulletblue:

If I left out any important news articles, blog or journal entries relevant to our community that are from the last two weeks, please let me know and I'll add them here! Also, if you have an upcoming contest or fractal artist interview piece that you would like me to promote in my journal, feel free to note me.

Chaotica: New Generation of Fractal Flame Renderer

Devious Minds: Xyrus02

The F Word Issue #26

The F Word Issue #25

Featuring Gnarlissimo and Its Gnarls!

February 2011 DD's from the Fractal Art Gallery!

Ultra Fractal Monthly Challenges Vol. 2

f--l--a--r--k's Apophysis Challenge #68-- B-wraps!

Fractal-Explorer's Theme of the Week #13


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:bulletblue: Awesome Fractals I've Seen Recently :bulletblue:

Wallflowers by FractalEyes

Pistons And Valves by HalTenny Saturday by sundaymay The Balrog of Khazad-Dum by MindStep Irish Whisper by Sophquest Getting Hot by MindStep Lady In The Night by guagapunyaimel Narya by lindelokse Come Together by aereol Mandelbrot's Starry Night by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Floral Fancy by Paddlin-Maddlin Planetoids by pm-ark :thumb195063093: Bronchial by kr0mat1k Reef by kr0mat1k The Bouquet by LaraBLN Serpentine Labyrinth by rosshilbert Silence by lindelokse Salute the General by Jimpan1973 El Castillo de Arena by quartertime Happy Accident by OutsideFate Emerald Sea by Frankief Daerman by SuicideBySafetyPin Flower Power + params by George13 Valentina by FractalEyes Jumping Peacock by eReSaW Chocolate Petals by rockgem

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  • Listening to: traffic and weather
  • Reading: The Way of Kings
  • Eating: Less
  • Drinking: Water


:bulletblue: Fractal Gallery DD's from February! :bulletblue:

New and improved and now in the correct week for the feature! :giggle: Life is still hectic around here, but I'm trying to be more on track with my schedule and hopefully I'll be able to keep up all month! :fingerscrossed: You can find the dA news article on the same subject and give it a happy little heart here!

Return by neonrauschen
Return by neonrauschen Like an event in space, Return is impossible to turn away from. Brilliant lighting, incredible reflection and shine, "stunning translucence," intriguing lines and composition, ~neonrauschen really knows what elements to bring together to draw the viewer in. Our suggester pays him the highest of compliments, "I wish I had created this!"
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Pharmagician)

Altarian Badlands by dainbramage1
Altarian Badlands by dainbramage1 Tired of nothing but snow, snow and more snow; I cross the galaxy to find the exotic landscapes of the Altarian Badlands, filled with...more snow. Which is okay, because *mcimages has loaded this with incredible fractal detail and has shown an awesome aptitude for composition and focus. Be sure to check out the rest of his gallery for more terrific fractal shapes and a lot more color!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by sweetychan)

December Mini 19 2010 by Kattvinge
December Mini 19 2010 by Kattvinge December Mini 19 2010 by ~Kattvinge is a lovely mini-mandelbrot that is simple and yet very elegant. I love the color choice and soft textures.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Amberrant)

fractal trees by ka78
fractal trees by ka78 If you're wondering why the fractal GM is featuring a photo of a desert landscape, look a little closer at fractal trees by ~ka78. This terrifically realistic piece is made even better with outstanding shading, coloring and texturing. It's truly a wonder! Delve into his whole gallery, it is an amazing place to spend time.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by lindelokse)

Weird planet by bib993
Weird planet by bib993 Our suggester says of Weird planet, "Feels like staring into space from the moon, hoping for a chance to see a distant Earth somewhere. A suggestive view, charged with reminiscences of steampunk sci-fi scenery...and of Saint-Exup�ry's "The Little Prince" book cover. *bib993 is that rare creature, a fractal artist with a solo gallery exhibition, going on this month in Paris, France. He is new to our dA community but not to the art of fractals; please give him a warm welcome.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

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sepia forest by synapsesp27 "Very dark and full of awesome texture," says our suggester of sepia forest. I love the beams of light and the precious metal colors. ~synapsesp27's work is unique and doesn't seem to follow any trends or fads in the fractal community.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by fanficbug)

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Mandelbulb 3D-Color Grid by RCPage Here is a wonderfully symmetrical piece called Mandelbulb 3D-Color Grid. It appears to be paper that has been cut and dipped in watercolor. I find this to be particularly special because the program used often produces futuristic, shiny and "hard" pieces, and *RCPage was able to coax out of it something soft, intimate and ancient. Check out the rest of his gallery for some great 3D fractals.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by bets4alart)

Wave to the Sky by micronomicon
Wave to the Sky by micronomicon Wave to the Sky. Does real fractal art have to come out of a computer program? No. If the math is accurate, it can be drawn by hand either in traditional media or on the computer. *micronomicon went the extra mile to ensure not only was his creation beautiful, but mathematically accurate and conceptually mind-blowing. Two words. FREAKIN' AMAZING.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Destro2k)

Magic lights by manapi
Magic lights by manapi Our suggester says of Magic lights, "The dance of light and colors truly is magical." *manapi imparts the illusion of motion in her piece and expertly employs her signature rainbow palette. Check out the rest of her gallery for a great combination of hand painted work and gorgeous colorful fractals.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Lilyas)

The Jewel Temple by phoenixleo
The Jewel Temple by phoenixleo The Jewel Temple by =phoenixleo has terrific color and fun shapes. The rest of the artist's gallery is lovely and soft and flowy, somehow this stood out with its interesting hard textures and depth.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by VelCake)

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composition florale by ktmini Of composition florale by *ktmini our suggester says, "Springy and verdant, this floral composition (which is indeed the perfect title for the fractal) looks like a precious English garden with marbles all around, and blooming liveliness everywhere!" I agree and adore the idea of a little fresh springtime in the midst of this chilly winter!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

FLORAL WAYS 11 by renderix
FLORAL WAYS 11 by renderix A stormy sunset sky above a field of poppies, FLORAL WAYS 11 by ~renderix is a wonderful fractal landscape full of color and texture and expertly composed. As our suggester says, "It never ceases to amaze me what can be done by someone with a great imagination and a hefty amount of skill with Apophysis." Hear, hear!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by rvallync)

Black and White II by terforpova
Challenge 60 by terforpova Whether you're a hearts'n'flowers romantic or an anti-Valentine's protester, you're going to love Challenge 60. ~terforpova brings us a wonderful black and white fractal that looks like cut and woven paper strips composed into hearts, in classic fractal spirals. What's not to love?!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by LadyFromEast)

Loneliness fortress IV by hmn
Loneliness fortress IV by hmn Says our suggester, "A magnificent light spectacle! What a great execution!" Loneliness fortress IV by *hmn
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Yasny-chan)

MB11 Fractal Fantasy 21 by Xantipa2
MB11 Fractal Fantasy 21 by Xantipa2 Suggester says, "Various patterns mixed together with a great palette usage, which is quite difficult and uncommon for M3D fractals; the natural rocks and slopes in this work all contribute to the overall sensation of diving in a steep canyon." MB11 Fractal Fantasy 21 by *Xantipa2
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Could Be Trouble by HalTenny
Could Be Trouble by HalTenny When an artist's work just keeps on getting better and better, there Could Be Trouble! You'll be as jealous as I am of *HalTenny's gorgeous colors and focus, intriguing composition and fun fractal shapes. This is a truly standout piece, but please check out the rest of his gallery and super-helpful tutorials as well!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Mandelbulb Life by Undead-Academy
Mandelbulb Life by Undead-Academy Mandelbulb Life by *Undead-Academy Simple, plantlike, wonderfully 3D, and full of life. Terrific Mandelbulb.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by sweetychan)

Yellow Pavilion by Fourpillars
Yellow Pavilion by Fourpillars Yellow Pavilion seems to be scenery straight out of a videogame such as WoW! ~Fourpillars knows how to compose a fractal into a wonderful fantasy scene full of light, water, ice and rock.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by sweetychan)

Ticket to Ride by jim373
Ticket to Ride by jim373 Of Ticket to Ride by *jim373 our suggester says, "As soon as I saw this piece though I fell in love with it. It's an amazing abstract work with beautiful textures, a great use of a square-styled abstract background, and beautiful bubbles that fit perfectly with it. All in all I feel that the composition is amazing on this and it makes for an extremely wonderful work!"
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Garret-B)

Alien Station-f72 by fragmentNull
Alien Station-f72 by fragmentNull What better place to weather the winter than on Alien Station-f72! ~fragmentNull gives us a fractal manip that is perfectly detailed, down to the tiny flashes of red light and the readouts.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

MB3D_0006 by 0Encrypted0
MB3D_0006 by 0Encrypted0 MB3D_0006 by *0Encrypted0 inspired our suggester to write, "This fantastic bony structure represents an animal skeleton very closely and is, as such, a perfect depiction of difficult habitats: the Mandelbulb landscape extends far off in an imaginary desert, creating a fantastic Saharan atmosphere." Written better than anything I could come up with! Enjoy the lovely white tones and unusual shapes in this fantastic Mandelbulb.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

111210_08 by 2old4gamez
111210_08 by 2old4gamez *2old4gamez says his piece 111210_08 is an exercise in color and shadow, and those parts of the work are wonderful. But what grabbed me were the shapes and the orientation thereof; I mean really, is this thing going to shoot cannonballs or squirt whipped cream? Can people slide down the tubes or will it suck you in? Does it pump out smooth alien beats or give people superpowers? This artist has a wonderful gallery full of such intriguing, mysterious creations. Stop by and have a look!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel)

InBox by Naviretlav
InBox by Naviretlav One of the most oft suggested pieces I get in my InBox!!! As the suggester says, =Naviretlav makes the impossible seem possible here, and I love how you can actually see the fractal nature of the piece instead of only getting an interesting crop. Infinite hallways, descending shapes getting smaller and smaller, twisted forms, mysterious lights and impossible angles make this piece an absolute dream to stare into for hours!! Or, depending on your psyche....perhaps it is a nightmare...
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by suzaku009)

fr121 by heretic-aaz
fr121 by heretic-aaz Our suggester says of fr121 by ~heretic-aaz, "This Rubik-like bulb has soft, watercolour tones that pair up with interesting smudged edges and a great combination of pastel colours. Something really unusual for a 3D fractal!" A long-time, kind of 'stealth' member of our fractal community, this artist has a terrifically eclectic gallery worth checking out.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Drawn In by jimami
Drawn In by jimami ~jimami brings us a frilly Fractal Explorer piece in the colors of royalty! You'll be Drawn In by the interesting contrast between the frilled fractal shapes and the straight lines.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by baba49)

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Watch Your Step by PeterPan81 Watch Your Step as you trip into the sequel of Finding Neverland by ~PeterPan81. I hadn't planned on giving many people more than one DD during my time as GM, since there is so much awesome work to feature; but occasionally someone's work just continues to grow and develop so fantastically I can't help myself. The lighting, effects, blending, wonderful shapes and colors in this beautiful fractal manipulation all prove this artist has come a long way since his last feature. Be amazed!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

  • Listening to: traffic and weather
  • Reading: The Way of Kings
  • Eating: Less
  • Drinking: Water
Return by neonrauschen

Return by neonrauschen

Like an event in space, Return is impossible to turn away from. Brilliant lighting, incredible reflection and shine, "stunning translucence," intriguing lines and composition, ~neonrauschen really knows what elements to bring together to draw the viewer in. Our suggester pays him the highest of compliments, "I wish I had created this!"
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Pharmagician)

Altarian Badlands by dainbramage1

Altarian Badlands by dainbramage1

Tired of nothing but snow, snow and more snow; I cross the galaxy to find the exotic landscapes of the Altarian Badlands, filled with...more snow. Which is okay, because *mcimages has loaded this with incredible fractal detail and has shown an awesome aptitude for composition and focus. Be sure to check out the rest of his gallery for more terrific fractal shapes and a lot more color!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by sweetychan)

December Mini 19 2010 by Kattvinge

December Mini 19 2010 by Kattvinge

December Mini 19 2010 by ~Kattvinge is a lovely mini-mandelbrot that is simple and yet very elegant. I love the color choice and soft textures.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Amberrant)

fractal trees by ka78

fractal trees by ka78

If you're wondering why the fractal GM is featuring a photo of a desert landscape, look a little closer at fractal trees by ~ka78. This terrifically realistic piece is made even better with outstanding shading, coloring and texturing. It's truly a wonder! Delve into his whole gallery, it is an amazing place to spend time.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by lindelokse)

Weird planet by bib993

Weird planet by bib993

Our suggester says of Weird planet, "Feels like staring into space from the moon, hoping for a chance to see a distant Earth somewhere. A suggestive view, charged with reminiscences of steampunk sci-fi scenery...and of Saint-Exup�ry's "The Little Prince" book cover. *bib993 is that rare creature, a fractal artist with a solo gallery exhibition, going on this month in Paris, France. He is new to our dA community but not to the art of fractals; please give him a warm welcome.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

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sepia forest by synapsesp27

"Very dark and full of awesome texture," says our suggester of sepia forest. I love the beams of light and the precious metal colors. ~synapsesp27's work is unique and doesn't seem to follow any trends or fads in the fractal community.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by fanficbug)

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Mandelbulb 3D-Color Grid by RCPage

Here is a wonderfully symmetrical piece called Mandelbulb 3D-Color Grid. It appears to be paper that has been cut and dipped in watercolor. I find this to be particularly special because the program used often produces futuristic, shiny and "hard" pieces, and *RCPage was able to coax out of it something soft, intimate and ancient. Check out the rest of his gallery for some great 3D fractals.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by bets4alart)

Wave to the Sky by micronomicon

Wave to the Sky by micronomicon

Wave to the Sky. Does real fractal art have to come out of a computer program? No. If the math is accurate, it can be drawn by hand either in traditional media or on the computer. *micronomicon went the extra mile to ensure not only was his creation beautiful, but mathematically accurate and conceptually mind-blowing. Two words. FREAKIN' AMAZING.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Destro2k)

Magic lights by manapi

Magic lights by manapi

Our suggester says of Magic lights, "The dance of light and colors truly is magical." *manapi imparts the illusion of motion in her piece and expertly employs her signature rainbow palette. Check out the rest of her gallery for a great combination of hand painted work and gorgeous colorful fractals.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Lilyas)

The Jewel Temple by phoenixleo

The Jewel Temple by phoenixleo

The Jewel Temple by =phoenixleo has terrific color and fun shapes. The rest of the artist's gallery is lovely and soft and flowy, somehow this stood out with its interesting hard textures and depth.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by VelCake)

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composition florale by ktmini

Of composition florale by *ktmini our suggester says, "Springy and verdant, this floral composition (which is indeed the perfect title for the fractal) looks like a precious English garden with marbles all around, and blooming liveliness everywhere!" I agree and adore the idea of a little fresh springtime in the midst of this chilly winter!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

FLORAL WAYS 11 by renderix

FLORAL WAYS 11 by renderix

A stormy sunset sky above a field of poppies, FLORAL WAYS 11 by ~renderix is a wonderful fractal landscape full of color and texture and expertly composed. As our suggester says, "It never ceases to amaze me what can be done by someone with a great imagination and a hefty amount of skill with Apophysis." Hear, hear!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by rvallync)

Black and White II by terforpova

Challenge 60 by terforpova

Whether you're a hearts'n'flowers romantic or an anti-Valentine's protester, you're going to love Challenge 60. ~terforpova brings us a wonderful black and white fractal that looks like cut and woven paper strips composed into hearts, in classic fractal spirals. What's not to love?!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by LadyFromEast)

Loneliness fortress IV by hmn

Loneliness fortress IV by hmn

Says our suggester, "A magnificent light spectacle! What a great execution!" Loneliness fortress IV by *hmn
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Yasny-chan)

MB11 Fractal Fantasy 21 by Xantipa2

MB11 Fractal Fantasy 21 by Xantipa2

Suggester says, "Various patterns mixed together with a great palette usage, which is quite difficult and uncommon for M3D fractals; the natural rocks and slopes in this work all contribute to the overall sensation of diving in a steep canyon." MB11 Fractal Fantasy 21 by *Xantipa2
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Could Be Trouble by HalTenny

Could Be Trouble by HalTenny

When an artist's work just keeps on getting better and better, there Could Be Trouble! You'll be as jealous as I am of *HalTenny's gorgeous colors and focus, intriguing composition and fun fractal shapes. This is a truly standout piece, but please check out the rest of his gallery and super-helpful tutorials as well!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Mandelbulb Life by Undead-Academy

Mandelbulb Life by Undead-Academy

Mandelbulb Life by *Undead-Academy Simple, plantlike, wonderfully 3D, and full of life. Terrific Mandelbulb.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by sweetychan)

Yellow Pavilion by Fourpillars

Yellow Pavilion by Fourpillars

Yellow Pavilion seems to be scenery straight out of a videogame such as WoW! ~Fourpillars knows how to compose a fractal into a wonderful fantasy scene full of light, water, ice and rock.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by sweetychan)

Ticket to Ride by jim373

Ticket to Ride by jim373

Of Ticket to Ride by *jim373 our suggester says, "As soon as I saw this piece though I fell in love with it. It's an amazing abstract work with beautiful textures, a great use of a square-styled abstract background, and beautiful bubbles that fit perfectly with it. All in all I feel that the composition is amazing on this and it makes for an extremely wonderful work!"
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Garret-B)

Alien Station-f72 by fragmentNull

Alien Station-f72 by fragmentNull

What better place to weather the winter than on Alien Station-f72! ~fragmentNull gives us a fractal manip that is perfectly detailed, down to the tiny flashes of red light and the readouts.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

MB3D_0006 by 0Encrypted0

MB3D_0006 by 0Encrypted0

MB3D_0006 by *0Encrypted0 inspired our suggester to write, "This fantastic bony structure represents an animal skeleton very closely and is, as such, a perfect depiction of difficult habitats: the Mandelbulb landscape extends far off in an imaginary desert, creating a fantastic Saharan atmosphere." Written better than anything I could come up with! Enjoy the lovely white tones and unusual shapes in this fantastic Mandelbulb.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

111210_08 by 2old4gamez

111210_08 by 2old4gamez

*2old4gamez says his piece 111210_08 is an exercise in color and shadow, and those parts of the work are wonderful. But what grabbed me were the shapes and the orientation thereof; I mean really, is this thing going to shoot cannonballs or squirt whipped cream? Can people slide down the tubes or will it suck you in? Does it pump out smooth alien beats or give people superpowers? This artist has a wonderful gallery full of such intriguing, mysterious creations. Stop by and have a look!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel)

InBox by Naviretlav

InBox by Naviretlav

One of the most oft suggested pieces I get in my InBox!!! As the suggester says, =Naviretlav makes the impossible seem possible here, and I love how you can actually see the fractal nature of the piece instead of only getting an interesting crop. Infinite hallways, descending shapes getting smaller and smaller, twisted forms, mysterious lights and impossible angles make this piece an absolute dream to stare into for hours!! Or, depending on your psyche....perhaps it is a nightmare...
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by suzaku009)

fr121 by heretic-aaz

fr121 by heretic-aaz

Our suggester says of fr121 by ~heretic-aaz, "This Rubik-like bulb has soft, watercolour tones that pair up with interesting smudged edges and a great combination of pastel colours. Something really unusual for a 3D fractal!" A long-time, kind of 'stealth' member of our fractal community, this artist has a terrifically eclectic gallery worth checking out.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Drawn In by jimami

Drawn In by jimami

~jimami brings us a frilly Fractal Explorer piece in the colors of royalty! You'll be Drawn In by the interesting contrast between the frilled fractal shapes and the straight lines.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by baba49)

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Watch Your Step by PeterPan81

Watch Your Step as you trip into the sequel of Finding Neverland by ~PeterPan81. I hadn't planned on giving many people more than one DD during my time as GM, since there is so much awesome work to feature; but occasionally someone's work just continues to grow and develop so fantastically I can't help myself. The lighting, effects, blending, wonderful shapes and colors in this beautiful fractal manipulation all prove this artist has come a long way since his last feature. Be amazed!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Fractal DD's for January!

Wed Feb 16, 2011, 6:39 PM


:bulletblue: Fractal Gallery DD's for January! :bulletblue:

Sorry these are taking me so long lately. But I hope you guys like seeing them! The official news article can be read and faved here!

CLASSIFIED by Translucent-Image
CLASSIFIED by Translucent-Image =Translucent-Image ushers in the New Year with CLASSIFIED. Sleek, minimalistic, and bright, this piece is a knockout!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by fanficbug)

Black and White Final by TanjaGrimstvedt
Black and White Final by TanjaGrimstvedt Our suggester says of Black and White Final, "That spiral's been struck with a beam of light, and glows. It's a great sight." ~TanjaGrimstvedt is a long-time contributor to the stock community, and has a fantastic way of bringing out great shapes in black and white.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Complication by kr0mat1k
Complication by kr0mat1k Let your eyes swirl around with the spirals in Complication by ~kr0mat1k. Beautifully colored and lovingly detailed, it's like a modern stained glass piece.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Articulated Substance by HBKerr
Articulated Substance by HBKerr It is a heartbreaking thing to be so late in getting this award to *HBKerr. She left us so suddenly, but her beautiful gallery will stand in tribute to her memory. Articulated Substance is a gorgeous piece that shows Helena's talent with color and composition. She was a great contributor to the community and will be dearly missed.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by fanficbug)

Sandstorm by FractalEyes
Sandstorm by FractalEyes `FractalEyes is a fractalist with a wonderfully cohesive gallery and a distinct style. Sandstorm takes that style to the next level with incredible shading, high-class texturizing and crisp edges. Be sure to see her whole gallery, it's worth a second and third look.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Box of Spiders by TyrantWave
Box of Spiders by TyrantWave Box of Spiders by ~TyrantWave has incredible illusory depth and a great palette of color; not to mention the very interesting contrast in shapes!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Reflet... by MeLinFrance
Reflet... by MeLinFrance Reflet... by *MeLinFrance brings an otherworldly glow to some very interesting shapes! The frosted textures are wonderful as well. Beam me up!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

ONETOMETAME by soker133
ONETOMETAME by soker133 ONETOMETAME has a cohesive palette of brilliant colors and such appealing, bold shapes; it seems to be the ceiling of a happening nightclub. ~soker133 has an explosive, party-like style and a gorgeously rainbow gallery.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by davebold370)

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Canyons by Cluke111 LOVIN' the perspective in Canyons by ~Cluke111. Rounded out with great fractal detail and a clean palette, this is one you don't want to miss.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

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Power Source by awiakta Like a sci-fi future in which rococo has a revival, Power Source by *awiakta has thick curly pieces, some asymmetrical goodness and a gorgeously glowing gradient.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Mirrored-Self Unidentification by mhss1992
Mirrored Self-Unidentification by mhss1992 Mirrored Self-Unidentification by ~mhss1992 has perfectly clean lines and wonderful fractal detail. The simple palette really brings out the shapes.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by mhss1992)

Metropolitan by typologic
Metropolitan by typologic ~typologic brings us a fantastic Metropolitan landscape in intriguing lines and wonderful shapes.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Talis' Mystery by de-fracto
Talis' Mystery by de-fracto Our suggester says of Talis' Mystery, "Utterly detailed texturing - it's as if the textures themselves made the fractal on their own, pronounced and vivid as they are. A wisely chosen palette helps getting the right fabric feeling with a good deal of 3D hints to it." ~de-fracto is a venerable member of the fractal community with a great eye for texture and color.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Mayan Architecture by mehrdadart
Mayan Architecture by mehrdadart I love what our suggester says of Mayan Architecture by ~mehrdadart: "The multi-layered complexity balances with a monolithic atmosphere in an image that by turns fascinates and inspires. The simple curves at the bottom in particular create a colossal feel that makes the title all the more appropriate." Exactly!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by FakeKraid)

Good night by LithMyathar
Good night by LithMyathar I usually prefer to DD brand new work from a deviant's gallery, but our suggester makes a fantastic case for the classic Good night: A fairly complex piece...really shows how time can create masterpieces. The detailed textures combed with the shading and the shapes simply screams devotion to art." Indeed, *LithMyathar puts great effort into her works and her whole gallery is a pleasure to view.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by davebold370)

Between the seasons by FractalDesire
Between the seasons by FractalDesire The gorgeous colors and details in Between the seasons by *FractalDesire really delight the eye; there is so much to see and enjoy. I especially love the frosted-glass texture and the way the ridges seem to be 3D.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by MayaVogrin)

Planet of light by KrzysztofMarczak
Planet of light by KrzysztofMarczak Planet of light by ~KrzysztofMarczak is an terrifically lit and composed piece brought to us by the maker of Mandelbulber. An incredible engineer, an incredible artist. Our community is blessed to have him!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by guagapunyaimel)

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Magical Melody by DUCATI27 From *DUCATI27 comes a piece that is truly "magical, powerful and very trippy." Magical Melody is smooth and wonderfully composed; a much-needed splash of color for a weary January day.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Michelle-Fennel)

Intimate Dreams - by GypsyH
Intimate Dreams - by GypsyH Says our suggester, "Intimate Dreams - is so soft and dreamy that it almost makes me ache. The colors are amazing and the quality of the render is superb." By =GypsyH, an artist whose gallery is equally divided between soft and dreamy and structured 3D pieces.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by fanficbug)

Blue Lotus by timemit
Blue Lotus by timemit Walk into a beautiful, windowed room and see ~timemit's Blue Lotus. Well lit, reflective, wonderfully colored, and terrific in perspective.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by mintyy)

Rosa Mundi by liazrdqueen
Rosa Mundi by liazrdqueen Rosa Mundi is a subtly gnarled spiral with great structure and stylish colors and textures. Check out all that *liazrdqueen has to offer.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

FROZEN LIGHT by d-b-c
FROZEN LIGHT by d-b-c Like beautiful fairy lights in an iceberg, FROZEN LIGHT by ~d-b-c will enchant you and draw you right in. Don't get frozen staring at all the details!!!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Ghostwood by plangkye
Ghostwood by plangkye Our suggester says of Ghostwood by ~plangkye, "It's a gorgeous Apo spiral work, and the blurred spheres diffuse a faint glow, like gems shining by moonlight. The overall structure is very wooden, and the ghostly feel that comes from it makes its title a worthy one, too!"
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

onion machine of tearful dream by Fiery-Fire
onion machine of tearful dream by Fiery-Fire Our suggester didn't know just what made him love onion machine of tearful dream, but he did! It could be the surreal landscape or the fascinating textures. *Fiery-Fire's whole gallery is full of gorgeous fractals in dozens of enchanting styles. Definitely check them all out!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by East-Coast-Boy)

  • Listening to: traffic and weather
  • Reading: The Way of Kings
  • Eating: Less
  • Drinking: Water
CLASSIFIED by Translucent-Image

CLASSIFIED by Translucent-Image

=Translucent-Image ushers in the New Year with CLASSIFIED. Sleek, minimalistic, and bright, this piece is a knockout!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by fanficbug)

Black and White Final by TanjaGrimstvedt

Black and White Final by TanjaGrimstvedt

Our suggester says of Black and White Final, "That spiral's been struck with a beam of light, and glows. It's a great sight." ~TanjaGrimstvedt is a long-time contributor to the stock community, and has a fantastic way of bringing out great shapes in black and white.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Complication by kr0mat1k

Complication by kr0mat1k

Let your eyes swirl around with the spirals in Complication by ~kr0mat1k. Beautifully colored and lovingly detailed, it's like a modern stained glass piece.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Articulated Substance by HBKerr

Articulated Substance by HBKerr

It is a heartbreaking thing to be so late in getting this award to *HBKerr. She left us so suddenly, but her beautiful gallery will stand in tribute to her memory. Articulated Substance is a gorgeous piece that shows Helena's talent with color and composition. She was a great contributor to the community and will be dearly missed.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by fanficbug)

Sandstorm by FractalEyes

Sandstorm by FractalEyes

`FractalEyes is a fractalist with a wonderfully cohesive gallery and a distinct style. Sandstorm takes that style to the next level with incredible shading, high-class texturizing and crisp edges. Be sure to see her whole gallery, it's worth a second and third look.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Box of Spiders by TyrantWave

Box of Spiders by TyrantWave

Box of Spiders by ~TyrantWave has incredible illusory depth and a great palette of color; not to mention the very interesting contrast in shapes!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Reflet... by MeLinFrance

Reflet... by MeLinFrance

Reflet... by *MeLinFrance brings an otherworldly glow to some very interesting shapes! The frosted textures are wonderful as well. Beam me up!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

ONETOMETAME by soker133

ONETOMETAME by soker133

ONETOMETAME has a cohesive palette of brilliant colors and such appealing, bold shapes; it seems to be the ceiling of a happening nightclub. ~soker133 has an explosive, party-like style and a gorgeously rainbow gallery.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by davebold370)

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Canyons by Cluke111

LOVIN' the perspective in Canyons by ~Cluke111. Rounded out with great fractal detail and a clean palette, this is one you don't want to miss.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

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Power Source by awiakta

Like a sci-fi future in which rococo has a revival, Power Source by *awiakta has thick curly pieces, some asymmetrical goodness and a gorgeously glowing gradient.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Mirrored-Self Unidentification by mhss1992

Mirrored Self-Unidentification by mhss1992

Mirrored Self-Unidentification by ~mhss1992 has perfectly clean lines and wonderful fractal detail. The simple palette really brings out the shapes.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by mhss1992)

Metropolitan by typologic

Metropolitan by typologic

~typologic brings us a fantastic Metropolitan landscape in intriguing lines and wonderful shapes.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Talis' Mystery by de-fracto

Talis' Mystery by de-fracto

Our suggester says of Talis' Mystery, "Utterly detailed texturing - it's as if the textures themselves made the fractal on their own, pronounced and vivid as they are. A wisely chosen palette helps getting the right fabric feeling with a good deal of 3D hints to it." ~de-fracto is a venerable member of the fractal community with a great eye for texture and color.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Mayan Architecture by mehrdadart

Mayan Architecture by mehrdadart

I love what our suggester says of Mayan Architecture by ~mehrdadart: "The multi-layered complexity balances with a monolithic atmosphere in an image that by turns fascinates and inspires. The simple curves at the bottom in particular create a colossal feel that makes the title all the more appropriate." Exactly!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by FakeKraid)

Good night by LithMyathar

Good night by LithMyathar

I usually prefer to DD brand new work from a deviant's gallery, but our suggester makes a fantastic case for the classic Good night: A fairly complex piece...really shows how time can create masterpieces. The detailed textures combed with the shading and the shapes simply screams devotion to art." Indeed, *LithMyathar puts great effort into her works and her whole gallery is a pleasure to view.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by davebold370)

Between the seasons by FractalDesire

Between the seasons by FractalDesire

The gorgeous colors and details in Between the seasons by *FractalDesire really delight the eye; there is so much to see and enjoy. I especially love the frosted-glass texture and the way the ridges seem to be 3D.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by MayaVogrin)

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Magical Melody by DUCATI27

From *DUCATI27 comes a piece that is truly "magical, powerful and very trippy." Magical Melody is smooth and wonderfully composed; a much-needed splash of color for a weary January day.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Michelle-Fennel)

Intimate Dreams - by GypsyH

Intimate Dreams - by GypsyH

Says our suggester, "Intimate Dreams - is so soft and dreamy that it almost makes me ache. The colors are amazing and the quality of the render is superb." By =GypsyH, an artist whose gallery is equally divided between soft and dreamy and structured 3D pieces.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by fanficbug)

Blue Lotus by timemit

Blue Lotus by timemit

Walk into a beautiful, windowed room and see ~timemit's Blue Lotus. Well lit, reflective, wonderfully colored, and terrific in perspective.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by mintyy)

Rosa Mundi by liazrdqueen

Rosa Mundi by liazrdqueen

Rosa Mundi is a subtly gnarled spiral with great structure and stylish colors and textures. Check out all that *liazrdqueen has to offer.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

FROZEN LIGHT by d-b-c

FROZEN LIGHT by d-b-c

Like beautiful fairy lights in an iceberg, FROZEN LIGHT by ~d-b-c will enchant you and draw you right in. Don't get frozen staring at all the details!!!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Ghostwood by plangkye

Ghostwood by plangkye

Our suggester says of Ghostwood by ~plangkye, "It's a gorgeous Apo spiral work, and the blurred spheres diffuse a faint glow, like gems shining by moonlight. The overall structure is very wooden, and the ghostly feel that comes from it makes its title a worthy one, too!"
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

onion machine of tearful dream by Fiery-Fire

onion machine of tearful dream by Fiery-Fire

Our suggester didn't know just what made him love onion machine of tearful dream, but he did! It could be the surreal landscape or the fascinating textures. *Fiery-Fire's whole gallery is full of gorgeous fractals in dozens of enchanting styles. Definitely check them all out!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by East-Coast-Boy)


:bulletblue: Fractal Gallery DD's for December! :bulletblue:

Better late than never, right? The official news article can be read and faved here!

UF and Apo Christmas Tree by wolfepaw
UF and Apo Christmas Tree by wolfepaw Let's ring in the season with UF and Apo Christmas Tree by *wolfepaw! Wonderful textures and classic shapes and colors really shine in this fun fractal manipulation. I want the lower right ornament for my own tree!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Tattoo by inversion

Tattoo by inversionTattoo by ~inversion brings us a classic fractal shape in engaging colors on a bright background.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by lucid-light)

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Bleeding Love by Chazagirl The suggester of Bleeding Love says, "The artwork just has this seemingly liquid sense to it...and the look reminds me of red glass. It's ornate and beautiful." Chazagirl has a bright and colorful gallery, check it out!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Rubixa-Seraph)

Renaissance Flowers by coby01
Renaissance Flowers by coby01coby01 is a master of Ultra Fractal. Renaissance Flowers was suggested several times, as were many things from her gallery. As our suggester says, "It's luminous, colorful, subtle, beautiful!"
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by fanficbug)

Free Spirit by ADesignToRemember
Free Spirit by ADesignToRemember The suggester says of Free Spirit, "This design is crazy, it looks so fierce. The Colors are great." ~ADesignToRemember makes some neat animal fractal manipulations.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Death-Soldier101)

Fairies Land by SARETTA1
Fairies Land by SARETTA1 As our suggester says so eloquently, "This work is a Fairie tale itself. It caught my eyes immediately. Looks like there are cute little fairies behind the windows having their dinner with all the magical lamps shining. In my opinion a more than wonderful "Fractal Manipulation" with a high sense of feeling for putting different fractals together to create an impressive image!" Fairies Land by *saretta1
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Brigitte-Fredensborg)

Candyland by Yasny-chan
Candyland by Yasny-chan Christmas eye-candy! Like our suggester, I wish I could eat Candyland by `Yasny-chan. Delicious sparkling spirals, shiny tasty colors and darling details will satisfy your sweet tooth and your eye for fractals.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by SyphonLetter)

Divine Forgiveness by Linuron
Divine Forgiveness by Linuron Our suggesters were rendered nearly speechless by Divine Forgiveness by ~Linuron. I love the cosmic clocks, the angelic wings and the lovely color palette. Awesome! Also suggested by ~fanficbug.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by lucid-light)

Moon by kkeudeomneun
Moon by kkeudeomneun Suggester says, "A very interesting spiral with a nice design, impressive colors, a good balance of highlights and shadows, and intriguing geometric patterns and metric textures that really enhance the whole flow of the image. Absolutely eyecatching!" Moon by ~kkeudeomneun
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by lindelokse)

Chinese Shells by 21citrouilles
Chinese Shells by 21citrouilles Chinese Shells is a gorgeous citrus-colored spiral by *21citrouilles. Coupled with a finely detailed background, it is sure to delight.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel)

Bladed Garden by PhoenixArisen
Bladed Garden by PhoenixArisen A lovely twist on a well-known style, Bladed Garden is full of soft textures and a gorgeous color combination. *PhoenixArisen has a wonderfully sci-fi style gallery, check it out!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by SterlingDragon78)

Anti-Grav. Charging Center by TABASCO-RAREMASTER
Anti-Grav. Charging Center by TABASCO-RAREMASTER Look deep into the Anti-Grav. Charging Center and be blown away by the tiny details. ~TABASCO-RAREMASTER really has a way with Mandelbulber!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

branch by piethein21
branch by piethein21 I'm a sucker for a feathery fractal, and branch by ~piethein21 is a terrific specimen. Great composition and coloring make this truly special.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)


bubbles by Naeila The aptly named bubbles has lovely watery textures and great control of composition. ~Naeila has a new gallery, but is obviously not new to fractaling.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by SaTaNiA)

Wishful Thinking by iuliasan
Wishful Thinking by iuliasan A gorgeous fantasy waterscape, Wishful Thinking combines fine detail and great composition with beautiful colors. *iuliasan is an active fractal community member who has an up-and-coming gallery.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Shadowelve)

my realm by Loony-Lucy
my realm by Loony-Lucy *LoonyL brings us my realm, a stunning fractal with incredible flow and composition and a fun palette of bold colors. Definitely a dream world!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by iuliasan)

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surfs up - a quick splash by Zooreka Says our suggester, "Standard spiral? Not really: dynamic, energetic and full of life like a raging sea. A great mixture of smooth sides and geometric motifs. Surf's up!" surfs up - a quick splash by ~Zooreka
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Arvahn City by Google Maps by shoughad
Arvahn City by shoughad Arvahn City by Google Maps by *shoughad is a cleverly titled, wonderfully composed shot of fractal "streets" made in Mandelbulber. I love the golden, sunset glow.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

regeneration by evilpj
regeneration by evilpj regeneration is a pearlescent treat full of beautiful details. I especially love how the darkness at the bottom edge seems to be retreating. *evilpj can't really be evil if she's putting up such delicate work in her gallery!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

watercolor bloom by fractek
watercolor bloom by fractek I have never seen a fractal look as much like a painting as watercolor bloom. Gorgeous colors fade in and out between solid lines and breathtaking textures. ~fractek has such a gorgeous gallery, it would normally be too hard to choose just one-- but this one is a standout that just blew me away.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Royal Entrance by Drummerboy08
Royal Entrance by Drummerboy08 Here's the Royal Entrance of a gorgeous palace designed by ~Drummerboy08. Beautiful shine and reflection, lovely fractal detail, and classy colors make this a true masterpiece.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Kaleido_IFS_10 by MickHogan
Kaleido_IFS_10 by MickHogan Kaleido_IFS_10 by *MickHogan looks like a strange alien Christmas ornament...with lots and lots of eyes. Check out the rest of his terrific gallery!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

christmas tree by dodecahead
christmas tree by dodecahead A glowing pastel Christmas treat, christmas tree by ~dodecahead has terrific shape and lovely pearlescent details.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Fall from the stars... by rockgem
Fall from the stars... by rockgem Fall from the stars... on this lovely Christmas Eve! =rockgem takes bits of fractals and makes lovely murals from the pieces. Here a sweet Herald Angel conducts the music of the stars. Merry Christmas!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Sistino by infinite-art
Sistino by infinite-art Sistino is the beautiful, aptly named fractal twin to the Michelangelo masterpiece. ~infinite-art has taught fractal art for years and you can see why she's a master teacher; her lighting, composition and color skills are unmatched.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by fanficbug)

-silverae- by silwenka
-silverae- by silwenka Liquid or frozen? Silver or platinum? -silverae- by =silwenka shines and glows like winter itself; an impossible flower full of incredible detail. And I promise, the rest of her gallery is just as mind-blowing.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Ili Dozhd' po Glazam by OutsideFate
Ili Dozhd' po Glazam by OutsideFate Ili Dozhd' po Glazam may be "the rain in my eyes", but what I see is a gorgeous fractal sculpture perfect for a swanky downtown hotel or a museum. =DothackersDaichi is a master of texture and composition. Our suggester says, "Beautiful and delicate texture, depth, and composition, and colours like a whisper in your ear."
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Spamkiller)

Wandering by Beesknees67
Wandering by Beesknees67 I have long been a huge fan of *Beesknees67. Her unusual style is always a treat, but here she veers away from it and tries something totally new. Wandering is an explosion of bold color and delicate texture that will leave you staring.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Once Upon A Time When by SuicideBySafetyPin
Once Upon A Time When by SuicideBySafetyPin =n8iveattitude1 is one of the fractal community's most prolific contributors, and her chatroom Aposhack is THE place to be for learning fractals, sharing techniques and general fun! Once Upon A Time When shows her incredible skill with details and textures, and is just plain lovely. I love the glow and the gradient. Check out the rest of her gallery when you have time!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by MayaVogrin)

fragma by Mobilelectro
fragma by Mobilelectro fragma seems to be the ghosts of New Years Future! Explosions of streamers and beads in dark, moody colors fill the screen. After a bit of an absence, it is wonderful to see veteran ~Mobilelectro posting new works again.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

level 582 by reciprocated
level 582 by reciprocated The royal ship pops out of hyperspace in front of level 582 of the palace space station! ~reciprocated has a great way with Mandelbulber and this glowing blue beauty is proof.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)



  • Listening to: traffic and weather
  • Reading: The Way of Kings
  • Eating: Less
  • Drinking: Water
:bulletblue: Fractal Gallery DD's for December! :bulletblue:

Better late than never, right?

UF and Apo Christmas Tree by wolfepaw

UF and Apo Christmas Tree by wolfepaw

Let's ring in the season with UF and Apo Christmas Tree by *wolfepaw! Wonderful textures and classic shapes and colors really shine in this fun fractal manipulation. I want the lower right ornament for my own tree!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Tattoo by inversion

Tattoo by inversion

Tattoo by ~inversion brings us a classic fractal shape in engaging colors on a bright background.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by lucid-light)

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Bleeding Love by Chazagirl

The suggester of Bleeding Love says, "The artwork just has this seemingly liquid sense to it...and the look reminds me of red glass. It's ornate and beautiful." Chazagirl has a bright and colorful gallery, check it out!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Rubixa-Seraph)

Renaissance Flowers by coby01

Renaissance Flowers by coby01

coby01 is a master of Ultra Fractal. Renaissance Flowers was suggested several times, as were many things from her gallery. As our suggester says, "It's luminous, colorful, subtle, beautiful!"
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by fanficbug)

Free Spirit by ADesignToRemember

Free Spirit by ADesignToRemember

The suggester says of Free Spirit, "This design is crazy, it looks so fierce. The Colors are great." ~ADesignToRemember makes some neat animal fractal manipulations.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Death-Soldier101)

Fairies Land by SARETTA1

Fairies Land by SARETTA1

As our suggester says so eloquently, "This work is a Fairie tale itself. It caught my eyes immediately. Looks like there are cute little fairies behind the windows having their dinner with all the magical lamps shining. In my opinion a more than wonderful "Fractal Manipulation" with a high sense of feeling for putting different fractals together to create an impressive image!" Fairies Land by *saretta1
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Brigitte-Fredensborg)

Candyland by Yasny-chan

Candyland by Yasny-chan

Christmas eye-candy! Like our suggester, I wish I could eat Candyland by `Yasny-chan. Delicious sparkling spirals, shiny tasty colors and darling details will satisfy your sweet tooth and your eye for fractals.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by SyphonLetter)

Divine Forgiveness by Linuron

Divine Forgiveness by Linuron

Our suggesters were rendered nearly speechless by Divine Forgiveness by ~Linuron. I love the cosmic clocks, the angelic wings and the lovely color palette. Awesome! Also suggested by ~fanficbug.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by lucid-light)

Moon by kkeudeomneun

Moon by kkeudeomneun

Suggester says, "A very interesting spiral with a nice design, impressive colors, a good balance of highlights and shadows, and intriguing geometric patterns and metric textures that really enhance the whole flow of the image. Absolutely eyecatching!" Moon by ~kkeudeomneun
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by lindelokse)

Chinese Shells by 21citrouilles

Chinese Shells by 21citrouilles

Chinese Shells is a gorgeous citrus-colored spiral by *21citrouilles. Coupled with a finely detailed background, it is sure to delight.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel)

Bladed Garden by PhoenixArisen

Bladed Garden by PhoenixArisen

A lovely twist on a well-known style, Bladed Garden is full of soft textures and a gorgeous color combination. *PhoenixArisen has a wonderfully sci-fi style gallery, check it out!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by SterlingDragon78)

Anti-Grav. Charging Center by TABASCO-RAREMASTER

Anti-Grav. Charging Center by TABASCO-RAREMASTER

Look deep into the Anti-Grav. Charging Center and be blown away by the tiny details. ~TABASCO-RAREMASTER really has a way with Mandelbulber!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

branch by piethein21

branch by piethein21

I'm a sucker for a feathery fractal, and branch by ~piethein21 is a terrific specimen. Great composition and coloring make this truly special.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)


bubbles by Naeila

The aptly named bubbles has lovely watery textures and great control of composition. ~Naeila has a new gallery, but is obviously not new to fractaling.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by SaTaNiA)

Wishful Thinking by iuliasan

Wishful Thinking by iuliasan

A gorgeous fantasy waterscape, Wishful Thinking combines fine detail and great composition with beautiful colors. *iuliasan is an active fractal community member who has an up-and-coming gallery.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Shadowelve)

my realm by Loony-Lucy

my realm by Loony-Lucy

*LoonyL brings us my realm, a stunning fractal with incredible flow and composition and a fun palette of bold colors. Definitely a dream world!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by iuliasan)

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surfs up - a quick splash by Zooreka

Says our suggester, "Standard spiral? Not really: dynamic, energetic and full of life like a raging sea. A great mixture of smooth sides and geometric motifs. Surf's up!" surfs up - a quick splash by ~Zooreka
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Arvahn City by Google Maps by shoughad

Arvahn City by shoughad

Arvahn City by Google Maps by *shoughad is a cleverly titled, wonderfully composed shot of fractal "streets" made in Mandelbulber. I love the golden, sunset glow.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

regeneration by evilpj

regeneration by evilpj

regeneration is a pearlescent treat full of beautiful details. I especially love how the darkness at the bottom edge seems to be retreating. *evilpj can't really be evil if she's putting up such delicate work in her gallery!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

watercolor bloom by fractek

watercolor bloom by fractek

I have never seen a fractal look as much like a painting as watercolor bloom. Gorgeous colors fade in and out between solid lines and breathtaking textures. ~fractek has such a gorgeous gallery, it would normally be too hard to choose just one-- but this one is a standout that just blew me away.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Royal Entrance by Drummerboy08

Royal Entrance by Drummerboy08

Here's the Royal Entrance of a gorgeous palace designed by ~Drummerboy08. Beautiful shine and reflection, lovely fractal detail, and classy colors make this a true masterpiece.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Kaleido_IFS_10 by MickHogan

Kaleido_IFS_10 by MickHogan

Kaleido_IFS_10 by *MickHogan looks like a strange alien Christmas ornament...with lots and lots of eyes. Check out the rest of his terrific gallery!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

christmas tree by dodecahead

christmas tree by dodecahead

A glowing pastel Christmas treat, christmas tree by ~dodecahead has terrific shape and lovely pearlescent details.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Fall from the stars... by rockgem

Fall from the stars... by rockgem

Fall from the stars... on this lovely Christmas Eve! =rockgem takes bits of fractals and makes lovely murals from the pieces. Here a sweet Herald Angel conducts the music of the stars. Merry Christmas!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Sistino by infinite-art

Sistino by infinite-art

Sistino is the beautiful, aptly named fractal twin to the Michelangelo masterpiece. ~infinite-art has taught fractal art for years and you can see why she's a master teacher; her lighting, composition and color skills are unmatched.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by fanficbug)

-silverae- by silwenka

-silverae- by silwenka

Liquid or frozen? Silver or platinum? -silverae- by =silwenka shines and glows like winter itself; an impossible flower full of incredible detail. And I promise, the rest of her gallery is just as mind-blowing.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by heavenriver)

Ili Dozhd' po Glazam by OutsideFate

Ili Dozhd' po Glazam by OutsideFate

Ili Dozhd' po Glazam may be "the rain in my eyes", but what I see is a gorgeous fractal sculpture perfect for a swanky downtown hotel or a museum. =DothackersDaichi is a master of texture and composition. Our suggester says, "Beautiful and delicate texture, depth, and composition, and colours like a whisper in your ear."
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Spamkiller)

Wandering by Beesknees67

Wandering by Beesknees67

I have long been a huge fan of *Beesknees67. Her unusual style is always a treat, but here she veers away from it and tries something totally new. Wandering is an explosion of bold color and delicate texture that will leave you staring.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Once Upon A Time When by SuicideBySafetyPin

Once Upon A Time When by SuicideBySafetyPin

=n8iveattitude1 is one of the fractal community's most prolific contributors, and her chatroom Aposhack is THE place to be for learning fractals, sharing techniques and general fun! Once Upon A Time When shows her incredible skill with details and textures, and is just plain lovely. I love the glow and the gradient. Check out the rest of her gallery when you have time!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by MayaVogrin)

fragma by Mobilelectro

fragma by Mobilelectro

fragma seems to be the ghosts of New Years Future! Explosions of streamers and beads in dark, moody colors fill the screen. After a bit of an absence, it is wonderful to see veteran ~Mobilelectro posting new works again.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

level 582 by reciprocated

level 582 by reciprocated

The royal ship pops out of hyperspace in front of level 582 of the palace space station! ~reciprocated has a great way with Mandelbulber and this glowing blue beauty is proof.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

MTC Winners! and Edit

Sun Dec 19, 2010, 10:51 PM


:bulletblue: Quick Update :bulletblue:

I am going away for Christmas vacation today. :D :holly: The DD's are set through early January, but I won't have internet access to get your notes or answer your questions. If you need something dA related, please contact Moonbeam13 or someone on the Community Relations list to the left. I will be back at the end of the first week in January, :snowflake: and will try to catch up as quickly as possible. Please don't panic if I don't get to your notes right away; I'll try to take care of urgent concerns first so I might not get to your DD suggestions or other lightweight things until mid-January. I'll miss you guys! Hope you all have a happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas. :santa:


:bulletblue: Mandelbrot Tribute Contest Winners! :bulletblue:


Order Out of Chaos by DarthFar
Benoit Mandelbrot, 20 November 1924 – 14 October 2010
Gorgeous artwork by DarthFar


:bulletblue: Raw Fractals :bulletblue:


:bulletblue: First Place :iconloony-lucy: Loony-Lucy :bulletblue:

A Mandelbrot Universe by Loony-Lucy


:bulletblue: Second Place :iconjimpan1973: Jimpan1973 :bulletblue:

Connections by Jimpan1973




:bulletblue: Manipulated Fractals :bulletblue:


:bulletblue: First Place :iconmandelwerk: MANDELWERK  :bulletblue:

Temple of Chaotic Borderlines by MANDELWERK


:bulletblue: Second Place :iconblurwing: BlurWing :bulletblue:

MandyDeepZooms by BlurWing



:bulletblue: Animated Fractals :bulletblue:


:bulletblue: First Place :iconheavenriver: heavenriver  :bulletblue:

Dark to Light through Rainbow by heavenriver


:bulletblue: Second Place :iconbrigitte-fredensborg: Brigitte-Fredensborg :bulletblue:

Mandelbrot Animation by Brigitte-Fredensborg



:bulletblue: Prizes :bulletblue:

A first place prize of a 3 month Premium Membership and an 8x10 print of choice for the winner in each category.

A second place prize of of a dA sticker pack for the runner up in each category.

A feature for each winner and runner-up in:

NatalieKelsey's journal
snow-valkyrie's journal
Leichenengel's journal
caffe1neadd1ct's journal
LaxmiJayaraj's journal
buddhakat9's journal
lindelokse's journal
iuliasan's journal
itismestwin's journal

Thank you SO MUCH to those who offered a journal feature! You can put those up whenever you get a chance.

Winners, be sure to put your 8x10 print or sticker pack in your wishlist and note NatalieKelsey with a link to the print you want so your prizes can get to you ASAP.


  • Listening to: traffic and weather
  • Reading: The Way of Kings
  • Eating: Less
  • Drinking: Water
:bulletblue: Mandelbrot Tribute Contest Winners! :bulletblue:


Order Out of Chaos by DarthFar
Benoit Mandelbrot, 20 November 1924 – 14 October 2010
Gorgeous artwork by DarthFar


:bulletblue: Raw Fractals :bulletblue:


:bulletblue: First Place :iconloony-lucy: Loony-Lucy :bulletblue:

A Mandelbrot Universe by Loony-Lucy


:bulletblue: Second Place :iconjimpan1973: Jimpan1973 :bulletblue:

Connections by Jimpan1973




:bulletblue: Manipulated Fractals :bulletblue:


:bulletblue: First Place :iconmandelwerk: MANDELWERK  :bulletblue:

Temple of Chaotic Borderlines by MANDELWERK


:bulletblue: Second Place :iconblurwing: BlurWing :bulletblue:

MandyDeepZooms by BlurWing



:bulletblue: Animated Fractals :bulletblue:


:bulletblue: First Place :iconheavenriver: heavenriver  :bulletblue:

Dark to Light through Rainbow by heavenriver


:bulletblue: Second Place :iconbrigitte-fredensborg: Brigitte-Fredensborg :bulletblue:

Mandelbrot Animation by Brigitte-Fredensborg



:bulletblue: Prizes :bulletblue:

A first place prize of a 3 month Premium Membership and an 8x10 print of choice for the winner in each category.

A second place prize of of a dA sticker pack for the runner up in each category.

A feature for each winner and runner-up in:

NatalieKelsey's journal
snow-valkyrie's journal
Leichenengel's journal
caffe1neadd1ct's journal
LaxmiJayaraj's journal
buddhakat9's journal
lindelokse's journal
iuliasan's journal
itismestwin's journal

Thank you SO MUCH to those who offered a journal feature! You can put those up whenever you get a chance.

Winners, be sure to put your 8x10 print or sticker pack in your wishlist and note NatalieKelsey with a link to the print you want so your prizes can get to you ASAP.

Fractal News, Happy and Sad.

Fri Dec 3, 2010, 5:53 PM


:bulletblue: Farewell, Helena :bulletblue:

I was very saddened to hear of the untimely and unexpected passing of community member HBKerr. Helena was a wonderful fractalist and an active and positive force in our community and we will miss her terribly. Please leave your condolences on her main page or journal, as her family would be heartened by your support.

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:bulletblue: Mandelbrot Tribute Contest Has Ended :bulletblue:


Order Out of Chaos by DarthFar
Benoit Mandelbrot, 20 November 1924 – 14 October 2010
Gorgeous artwork by DarthFar

I want to thank you, Fractal Community, for all your great entries, donations and support for my first official contest. It's been a great success! I will judge the entries with the input of Lu-Kout and post the winners next week.

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:bulletblue: "Season's Greetings" Contest :bulletblue:

AllThingsFractal is holding a "Season's Greetings" contest!! Please see their blog page for all of the details and rules. There's a huge list of fabulous prizes donated by group members, so get started!


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:bulletblue: Featuring HBKerr :bulletblue:

Wild Silk by HBKerr Flower for Christmas by HBKerr Meltdown by HBKerr
A Hint of Mint by HBKerr Heart and Jellybeans by HBKerr
Articulated Substance by HBKerr

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:bulletblue: PS :bulletblue:

Forgot to tell you guys, tonight's the opening of my very first gallery showing of actual, physical prints. Photos forthcoming, at least of the prints...maybe not from the gallery itself, which is 3,083 miles away. Check out the Red Bluff Art Gallery! I've got four pieces at the gallery and a slideshow of my other work. Here's hoping for success!

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  • Listening to: traffic and weather
  • Reading: The Way of Kings
  • Eating: Less
  • Drinking: Water
:bulletblue: Farewell, Helena :bulletblue:

I was very saddened to hear of the untimely and unexpected passing of community member HBKerr. Helena was a wonderful fractalist and an active and positive force in our community and we will miss her terribly. Please leave your condolences on her main page or journal, as her family would be heartened by your support.

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:bulletblue: Mandelbrot Tribute Contest Has Ended :bulletblue:


Order Out of Chaos by DarthFar
Benoit Mandelbrot, 20 November 1924 – 14 October 2010
Gorgeous artwork by DarthFar

I want to thank you, Fractal Community, for all your great entries, donations and support for my first official contest. It's been a great success! I will judge the entries with the input of Lu-Kout and post the winners next week.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



:bulletblue: "Season's Greetings" Contest :bulletblue:

AllThingsFractal is holding a "Season's Greetings" contest!! Please see their blog page for all of the details and rules. There's a huge list of fabulous prizes donated by group members, so get started!


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:bulletblue: Featuring HBKerr :bulletblue:

Wild Silk by HBKerr Flower for Christmas by HBKerr Meltdown by HBKerr
A Hint of Mint by HBKerr Heart and Jellybeans by HBKerr
Articulated Substance by HBKerr

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TWO days left and November DD's! :D

Wed Dec 1, 2010, 10:20 AM


:bulletblue: Mandelbrot Tribute Contest :bulletblue:


Order Out of Chaos by DarthFar
Benoit Mandelbrot, 20 November 1924 – 14 October 2010
Gorgeous artwork by DarthFar

There are just two days left for the Mandelbrot Tribute Contest! The official news article can be found and faved here: news.deviantart.com/article/13…. It is imperative that you look over your entry and make sure you followed the rules. You MUST state in the artist's comments what category (Raw, Manipulated, Animated) your piece goes in. If this info is absent at the contest deadline, your piece will be disqualified!

:bulletblue: Prizes :bulletblue:

A first place prize of a 3 month Premium Membership and an 8x10 print of choice for the winner in each category.

A second place prize of of a dA sticker pack for the runner up in each category.

A feature for each winner and runner-up in a contest news article and:

NatalieKelsey's journal
snow-valkyrie's journal
Leichenengel's journal
caffe1neadd1ct's journal
LaxmiJayaraj's journal
buddhakat9's journal
lindelokse's journal
iuliasan's journal
itismestwin's journal

Thank you SO MUCH to those who offered a journal feature!


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:bulletblue: Fractal Gallery DD's for November! :bulletblue:

The official news article can be read and faved here!.

Arcanum by IDeviant

Arcanum by IDeviant

=IDeviant's Arcanum is a stunning example of this popular fractal style. The supremely smooth and shadowy textures and the wonderfully subtle palette skin a gorgeous fractal form.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Space Between Space by davebold370

Space Between Space by davebold370

Space Between Space by ~davebold370 has "great atmosphere and color, beautiful composition, a strong focal point, interesting and unique shapes, topped off with intricate but not overwhelming texture. Mmm-mm good!" according to our suggester!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by fanficbug)

Intensity by DeeRose

Intensity by DeeRose

Our suggester says of Intensity by ~DeeRose, "Like colored lightning. This is a smooth, well-composed fractal."
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by fanficbug)

Purple Orchid by fraxialmadness3

Purple Orchid by fraxialmadness3

Purple Orchid by ~fraxialmadness3 is super smooth and subtly detailed. Gorgeous palette, too!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by Amberrant)

Ethereal by LaraBLN

Ethereal by LaraBLN

Our suggester says of Ethereal by *LR70, "Lovely and very tender piece, amazing design, colors are very beautiful." I agree!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by svet-svet)

180810-II+zoom by Pasternak

180810-II+zoom by Pasternak

To date the most realistic render I have ever seen, 180810-II+zoom looks amazingly like an airborne microbe of some sort caught in a powerful microscope. The focus is especially incredible and the sinister shapes hint at contagion. *Pasternak has an incredible gallery, let his work blow you away.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by guagapunyaimel)

Hiding by theaver

Hiding by theaver

Like an abstract bronze sculpture, Hiding by ~theaver can be looked at from every angle and something different can be seen each way. Most incredible is the soft "museum lighting" look the colors and shading give it.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel)

Pekmez, Priroda i Jos Svasta by XSindy

Pekmez, Priroda i Jos Svasta by XSindy

Pekmez, Priroda i Jos Svasta has a fantastic sense of whimsy and fun. ~XSindy brings us a lighthearted and delightfully textured flame.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey)

Flora Simple by Mookiezoolook

Flora Simple by Mookiezoolook

*Mookiezoolook's work gets suggested to me almost every time she puts up something new. And looking at Flora Simple, you can see why. Her command of Ultra Fractal is wonderful, and while there are a lot of fractal flowers out there, Mookie's flowers stand out for their texture work, intricate shapes and structure. Visit her gallery to see why it was hard to choose only one!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by mintyy)

Flower II by lucid-light

Flower II by lucid-light

Our suggester calls Flower II "breathtaking," and that could well be an understatement. *lucid-light breathes new life into a well-explored style with incredible color control and deft shaping.
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by HellCloister)

vortex by AlphaDreaming

vortex by AlphaDreaming

vortex plays tricks on your eyes...is that black stain slowly spreading?! ~AlphaDreaming brings us an awesome aquatic gnarl that will suck you in!
(Featured by NatalieKelsey, suggested by mintyy)

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New Life 11 by aleisa

According to our suggester, New Life 11 is "So soft! Every part of this image has a dream-like quality." ~