Some thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.I commission art a lot. I've commissioned from many different artists all over the world. And after several years here are a few on my own personal thoughts on commissionsSome thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. List you prices.
- Whether its flat rates or by the hour, artists that commissions should list their rates. Most the time the old saying "If you have to ask, it probably costs to much." really comes into play here. I'm so much more likely to commission someone where I can gauge my budget. I myself am a single income family of five. That means I have a budget. A budget means I shop around. So that means when I am comparing artists if I know what I can spend with one and not the other, I'm more likely to go with the one I know I can budget.
2. List your customers.
- It is so much easier for a person to know where they stand when you have them listed.
2½. Update your customers.
- Most artists have an idea how long something is going to take. Now it's understandable that the idea isn't always acc
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals # 15Did you miss the series? I have missed it too, but I thought it would be a good idea to have a break from it until I found some inspiration again. You guys never stop to amaze me, I get new and fresh works, journals and tutorials in my inbox every day, and now I thought I should share it with you. First some news from DA's fractal corner.Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals # 153 years ago in Personal More Like This
raysheaf is planning a tutorial on how to make realistic shapes using concentric circles in UF. Be sure to add him to your watch list if you want this tutorial in your inbox! http://fav.me/d4t8eug
Light has challenged Chiara with this one: and I think it's a great idea! It's not like the usual parameter pongs, but a co-operation between two artists with different styles, where the result shows off each artist's style. Just imagine Leichenengel's colourful psychedelic style with :devjimpan73: metallic spirals and shiny gems. Or LeonieZurakowsky's colourful plastic mandelbulb shapes with kr0mat1k's quirky metallic bul
Welcoming New CVS!Please join me in welcoming the following deviants to the Volunteer Team!Welcoming New CVS!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Film and Animation
The following deviants join us to help out with Chats and Forums!
Prettify Your Bloom: Tips and TricksFractal Art WeekPrettify Your Bloom: Tips and Tricks2 days ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello! It's C-91 here and, after people asking me tips on how to make flowers with Apophysis, I decided to write this introduction guide for the Fractal Week. There might be more in future.
Live with it: crafting flowers with Apophysis isn't the most original thing ever, but at least we can try to approach to the technique in another way and try to make them different from the multitude of results that can be found here on DeviantArt.
First of all, check the two blooms tutorials by lindelokse, which are the starting point for this technique:
Before we start...
Just so you know, 2D flowers are generally more versatile and suitable for crazy experiments than 3D ones. You can use more variations and plugins on 2D flowers without messing the shape up (and they will still be as spectacular as 3D flowers).
October Fractals Daily Deviation RoundUp!Hey guyz !October Fractals Daily Deviation RoundUp!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here're all the daily deviation i've set for this awesome October month !!
I hope you've enjoyed them
Rip Nomney's Yacht Club and Parking Garage by axolotl7
Perseverance by Nyrn-Aeh
Fractal 3D by nic022
vintage structures by batjorge
Cherries on a Vine by onebadpenny
Zeppelin by Mark-Rezyka
Floating Through the Fabric of Space-Time by Moyashi-chan
Somehow It Flies by AureliusCat
The Snow Queen's Garden by Trenton-Shuck
Bits by rougeux
Sporogenesis by Zueuk
Candy by Naviretlav
Blush by Gurly
Perception by heavenriver
Medusa Ghost by FractKali
Beyond Reality 4 by TomWilcox
Fractal Flight - Animation by TiKy2010
Contre-sens by Prelkia
Luca's gold by Fiery-Fire
+ Favorites Feature +A collection of fellow deviant's recent 's shared with me in a recent poll and forum post.+ Favorites Feature +3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Griffsnuff by TamberElla Microcuts by TsaoShin
Capricorn by meago Lord of the Rings: TCG - Wandering Took by AnthonyFoti Backside of the Mountains by SnowSkadi Luna by bananamantis
lovers collage by junawashere Jini by KlownCar :thumb266093124: Let it slide by feawen
Impossible Space by Zueuk For Sale by SoulGama Andy's New Toy by leanne-reynolds olo by balvarin
Vaakia by Mr--Jack Tropical Dragon pair by griffsnuff The Neverending Dreamer by parablev LOLITA by Hotlahoo
libra by abeesee Maren by savagebinn Eeljinka by MagicalSakura Mary Lee Walsh by Momodani
Classy Baron by AzakaChi-RD-17 Master Chief by Real-Warner Tim Roth - bw by jaziadeath Dexter by puzzleheaded
girl with her cigar by pampeepirai Number 1 Princess by countercanon :thumb264834059:
Sparkle by genki-de :thumb255011096: Robot repairing by nachoriesco
Muramasa - Momohime by sachsen Who will be there to catch me when I fall? by Endorell-Taelos
starry sky. by mio-senpai Bright Eyes and Toothless by Naschi Under the same sky by darkn2ght Legos by SilentReaper
African Fairytale by WildSpiritWolf Masquerade Mirrors: Luke by Saimain Trick Or Treat by zakkiya29
Meet the Fractal Community #5Hey guyzMeet the Fractal Community #52 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the fifth edition of Meet the Fractal community !
In few words, Meet the Fractal Community is be a bi-monthly interview with an artist of our beloved fractal community.
This week let's have a closer look to `FarDareisMai !
First of all , please introduce yourself to the community.
My name is Jess, I'm 23 and I live in Montana, USA, and if you ever want to talk to me I hang out in :#Aposhack: a lot.
Tell me how to call you? Do you go by your Name or an artistic pseudonym?
My name is fine. A lot of people here call me Far, which is also perfectly fine. Either works for me.
How did you discover deviantART ?
As I recall, I was linked to it from a Wheel of Time fansite a very long time ago.
What is your earliest Artistic memory ?
Oh, this is a hard one. I've probably been drawing since I had the motor skill to hold a marker. When I wa
Meet the Fractal Community #18Meet the Fractal Community #18Meet the Fractal Community #182 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello and welcome to a new edition of Meet the Fractal Community, a forthnightly series of interviews that highlights a member of our community. The series will go back and focus on fractal artists.
Today, let's have a closer look to JanRobbe.
Hello JanRobbe! How are you today?
Okay I guess. Thanks for asking.
Can you please introduce yourself to the community?
Hi, I'm Jan Robbe, fractal apprentice and sounddesign enthusiast. I produce fractal prints and derivatives as FRAMEofMIND. I'm very much focusing on lighting design a lot these days.
How did you discover fractal art?
I came across art by lindelokse and even though I had some 3D modelling experience, it would've been impossible to recreate something like it w
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #11-THE HUGE ONEThis week is :iconcheerplz: Fractal Week :iconcheerplz: held by projecteducate and I'm happy to show you some of the lovely works from the fractal gallery from the latest two weeks.Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #11-THE HUGE ONE3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
No idling, just go and take a look!
Fractal Agates by beautifulchaos1Pizza by Artico621On the Edge by PharmagicianFestival Night by 21citrouillesGynvael Blath by sci-clonepeering by fractalheadWhen flowers were big by lady-AquaLenaPolis by neonrauschenAutumn Flowers by Gerda1946South American Farm Boss by Very-Old-GeezerHelena by kayandjay100copper trail by rce-ordinaryWinter's Embrace by Argothar:thumb262556927:Star Pods by obeyyourmasterMoving On by Beesknees671:2 Reality by mutequackyA Sphereye Autumn by moonhighFour Seasons by davebold370Digitarious by seanwendtEscher Pinwheel by iuliasanStructural Dynamism by CO99A5:thumb261074037:NightCharm by coby01Mechanical Measles by GypsyHPastel Splash by Velvet--GloveHypercybernetic insects by dark-beam:thumb262970802:Reverso by zesk8Glaz by YubodocKoch's Grove by rosshilbertSedona by afugattStill Life with flowers by raysheaf314159265358979323846 by TyrantWaveRomance by SARETTA1UF11 Bride by Xantipa2Will 'O' Wisp by Curious-Phoenix:
Project Educate Fractal WeekHi my name is Light and i am a fractalholic......oh wait .wrong meeting!Project Educate Fractal Week3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello! Welcome to Project Educate Fractal Week. My mission this week is to try and explain what fractal art is, show you some programs used to create fractal art, and get you totally addicted to it like I am.
What is Fractal Art? i could copy something straight from wikipedia...or get one of my well versed fractal friends to give me a technical answer but....thats just not my style..
I dont really understand the math behind fractal art. I dont want to. I just want the tools to make beautiful images. Platinus once told me a painter doesnt really have to know whats in the paint or how the canvas was made to be able to create beautiful work so I live by those words. If you have been thinking about trying fractals but stopped because you dont know anything about the math requir
(Closed) Fractalize your Xmas Holidays now !!!(Closed) Fractalize your Xmas Holidays now !!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The time has come and the contest is over now !
We are now going to judges all those wonderful entries
I'll make a new journal entry as soon as we finish (should be next week )
Thanks a lot for all your support and awesomeness
Stay devious guyz !
A little reminder for you guyz !
This is the last call for all passengers
We are the 31st January and the contest is ending really soon !!!
Don't forget to submit your entry before the deadline !
You enjoyed your Xmas holidays? Would you love to make them last forever ?
Make your dream comes true!
Make those memories from those 2012 Holidays in an artwork.
You'll be able to use ALL Fractal Softwares you want.
You can manipulate or animate your fractals if you want.
The main thing you must respect is that your work must be Christmas Related and created especia
Spread Some DA Love, No. 64Spread Some DA Love, No. 64Spread Some DA Love, No. 643 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Below is the latest installment of my "favorite faves" -- the best, in my opinion, of works I faved recently. Some of these pieces you have no doubt seen; others you may be viewing for the first time. If you come across something you like please let the artist know -- give them some DA love in the form of faves and comments; also take a look at their galleries -- you might like their work so much you'll want to watch them!
Remember, everyone could use a little more DA love!
(Many of the works shown below are included in the galleries of two groups I founded. Visit Ugly-Mug-Portraits http://ugly-mug-portraits.deviantart.com/ and Surreal-Landscapes http://surreal-landscapes.deviantart.com/ to view even more incredible art created by very talented DA artists in need of your support!)
Regarding CopyrightsIn light of all the problems people are having with other sites taking our fractals and using them as they see fit...i have put together some information...Regarding Copyrights3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The best advice in this post is: If you need legal counsel, then seek it. Don't get it from the internet or this post. Hire professionals who do it for a living, and for the love of god, don't defend yourself in court.
you all know i am not very technical so this is gonna be pretty rough at best but this is what i do if i find my art somewhere i don't want it.......
the first thing i do is contact the person displaying it and advise them all my images are copyright protected and please remove it....
then i wait a few days...
if the image is still there then i send the site an email with this form.....keeping things professional at this point is a must...and just sending an email asking them to remove the image will not work......here is the form i use
Subject: Notice of Copyright Infringement
The copyrighted work at issue is the te
About the exhibitionHello guys. How are you? hope you are all okay.About the exhibition3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, um, as you already know, there was a fractal exhibition and workshop last week here in Indonesia and i was asking you guys to participate. so, i'm here to talk about how's the event going.
First of, it was not as i was expected, in the mean of number of guess that come to the workshop. on the facebook event page, the confirmed participant was around 60 person. But it was only around 10 persons who really come to the workshop. it was not as i expected, but it still good because those 10 persons is really excited about fractal art and want to know more about it.
On the workshop session, killythirsk was explaining about the history of fractals, what is fractal, and fractal in our everyday life. Me, i was doing a tutorial on my session. I show them how to make a grand-julian and julian-rings2 fractal with apophysis. It was very strange and fun at the same time. It feels strange and funny because i have to talk about transform
Back to Fractal Class - WinnersOur "Back to Fractal Class" contest was amazing! There were hundreds of entries. Here are the results:Back to Fractal Class - Winners3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Congratulations to our first place winner...alien-dreams
1st Place:18 month premium membership to deviantART.2,000 devPoints.dA Nomad Bag!Feature in communityrelations Blog.Special pack of fractal parameters by Mobilelectro, Jimpan1973, SuicideBySafetyPin, Fiery-Fire, MichealFaber, Platinus, esintu, lindelokse and HalTenny.For Apophysis user only: TsukinoHikari20 will write a tutorial for the winner. (This means the winner can give her any param they want, and she will write a tutorial from that and hand the files over to them for them to post up as their own.)30x40
Feature: Black and White 2Black and white...or nearly so.Feature: Black and White 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are two colors in my head...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onRk0sjSgFU&feature=relmfu
inferno by luez2 The Homeless Fisherman by diado Chitwan Monsoon by LindelCaine
Stretched and Shredded by AForAdultery Inside by Spinewinder WATCHING YOU by puken
too much happiness by alisinwonder day is done by ra-gro Water Fall by Hengki24
into the heaven 2 by augenweide Existence by anaPhenix Strangulation by DpressedSoul
A Deafening Distance by anaPhenix Where Babies Come From by Trippy4U He Loved Movies Of His Wife... by ParallelDeviant
February DD SummaryFebruary DD Summary3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Complex Reality by Wsandid
The Complex Reality by ~Wsandid
(Featured by SuicideBySafetyPin, suggested by GraphicLia)
Minuetto by DoubleLayer
Minuetto by ~DoubleLayer
(Featured by SuicideBySafetyPin, suggested by heavenriver)
It's my dream by Loony-Lucy
It's my dream by =LoonyL
(Featured by SuicideBySafetyPin)
POTW 30.07. - 05.08.2012 & ARTIST OF THE MONTHPOTW 30.07. - 05.08.2012 & ARTIST OF THE MONTH3 years ago in Personal More Like This
30.07.2012 - 05.08.2012
Please look to the wonderful Artist-Gallery
and post your feedback and comments.
our Member and amazing Fractal Artist
"...in deep love with fractals since 2008"
Please look to the wonderful
and feel free to comment congrats.
Read more about Chiara http://lindelokse.daportfolio.com/
Fractal Art is expressive & creative.
Above all Fractal Art is an experimental art form.
The artist is never fully certain what effect variables will have on the image.
This fact connects, rather than separates, the digital fractal artist with the traditional paint artists.
The chaos that occurs when a painter touches the canvas with
A new(?) apo trick - includes paramsIf you've been hanging around aposhack at all the past few days, you've probably seen me excitedly linking to images like these:A new(?) apo trick - includes params4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, now I'm going to teach you how to get that intertwining.
We are going to start from the sphereye-bubble template that comes with Apo 7x. If, for some reason, you don't have that/don't know how to get to it/are using a different version of apo, here are the params:
f e a t u r e sHi everyone. My deepest apologies for being gone. Life has been busy and I've been catching up on some serious reading that I've missed out on for roughly two years. I saw that Woman in Black today and well I disliked it within ten minutes and decided to rearrange my living room which is something I do every month and a half. I'm shocked I haven't repainted yet but as I say that I really do need to apply a second coat now that it's absorbed... probly next month because I'm painting my bathroom a gray.....I started collecting old mirrors to hand in it.f e a t u r e s3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I read the 50 shades of gray series, and then when I was done I reread it. I thought wow this is popular especially with the bdsm content, it was surprising because I hadn't expected so many people that made it a best seller on ny to be so open. It's ok. I have read better roleplay and fanfic, my daughter writes better. There's some mispelling and gra
More about Blooms !!!As you have noticed I got some Blooms going recently and they become very very popular So it happens I'm in a spring mood and feel like being showered with flowers - time to shed the heavy skin clothing into light and fragrant. Got amazing comments on the blooms as well - from dreamy, in my dreams full of magic to I wish they grew in my garden, can you make some prints and even could you make the Blooms into 3d-sculpturesMore about Blooms !!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All ideas and suggestions are very welcome - on short time notice I did added some prints & also a brand new calendar (with Blooms only). You can always add it to your wish list (so you don't forget the blooms when Christmas comes) or you can get it even right now, still 10 solid months left, and afterwards you can get the singular month pages to use as prints (I do that - good price for 12 artworks).
Underappreciated Artist: davebold370davebold370's main strength is his highly unique artistic vision and point of view. I've never seen any other fractals that look quite like his. Rather than the overly slick, shallowly pretty aesthetic that can sometimes afflict digital art, Dave's work is full of jagged edges, sharp lines, discontinuities, irregularities, and unexpected splotches of color—and it is richer for it. This rough-hewn aesthetic is refreshing.Underappreciated Artist: davebold3701 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Doesn't that lone green spot on the left add so much to the image? And the textures, of course, are impeccable.
Two thirds of this fractal is negative space, and half of that is nearly ff0000 red. On paper, it sounds like a terrible idea. But Dave made it work. That's amazing.
In fact, "made it work" is an understatement. There is so much to this fractal: the subtle prismatic cloud effect in the upper right corner, the shattered and distorted midground forms, that lone line of yellow tha
What is Fractal ArtWe will have a whole week of crazy something. Fractals are pretty and not dangerous at all, altough may cause severe addiction.What is Fractal Art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
During the Fractal Art week, we will tell about different fractal generating softwares, teach some basic techniques, share some awesome renders, and, of course, chat about fractals, programming, minecraft and love life of certain fractal artists on our chat #Aposhack.
What is Fractal Art?
The very first question here is: what are fractals? TaraRoys made a perfect answer to this question (it is a little flash animation, click to watch):
The world fractal, from Latin fractus (broken, uneven), means : "A geometric pattern that is repeated at ever smaller scales to produce irregular shapes and surfaces that cannot be represented by classical geometry". It was first introduced in 1975 by Benoit Mandelbrot.
Tutorial Treasury 01Tutorial Treasury 013 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!
"In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a Deus EX inspired
high-tech eyeball by using retouching techniques and creating a
futuristic iris using Shape layers and Layer Styles."
read the tutorial
"Create a haunting scene inspi