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First off I want to let you all know that even if dealt kindly, told kindly to credit bases or to mention the references of her drawings, :iconlilnekokatz: will not do it. She will block you and hide your comment and we will not resolve anything. So at this point it is easier just to report and not even deal with her.

Silent reporting should help us. Here is the list sorted newer to old of her (found) traced drawings:

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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.zerochan.net/250071
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
matsurinichan.deviantart.com/a…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.zerochan.net/84387
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
safebooru.org/images/707/96bb5…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.zerochan.net/1137611
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
weheartit.com/entry/49807417
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
balancedmonk.deviantart.com/ar…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
zerov5.deviantart.com/art/Gard…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced  from
mimiko-naiami.deviantart.com/a…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
fc.deviantart.com/fs17/i/2007/…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.scenicreflections.com/file…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
weheartit.com/entry/29139022
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
superrawrz.deviantart.com/art/…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
kazumicuppycake.deviantart.com…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
teiptr.deviantart.com/art/Flut…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
aqua999.deviantart.com/art/Gen…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced on reverse from
images.forwallpaper.com/files/…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
khl1.deviantart.com/art/Holdin…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
gallery.minitokyo.net/view/586…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
img.unionfansub.com/displayima…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
1.bp.blogspot.com/_J6T1VnueenM…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.cosplayresearch.com/images…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.cosplayresearch.com/images…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
s2.yooco-static.de/s2/images/w…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.lolhentai.net/user_upload/…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
pixelena.deviantart.com/art/Th…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.zerochan.net/835571
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.zerochan.net/56990
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
stolen from
www.stickerzlab.co.uk/dragon-d…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.fanpop.com/clubs/hetalia-u…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
e621.net/post/show?md5=ee0277d…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
e621.net/post/show?md5=ee0277d…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__c…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__c…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
venulsaa.deviantart.com/art/Fe…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.zerochan.net/1240311
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
stolen from
ceehoff.deviantart.com/art/Met…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
panel traced from
www.deviantart.com/art/One-Pie…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
misfortune-pixels.deviantart.c…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.fanpop.com/clubs/pokemon/i…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
images.wikia.com/pokemon/answe…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
mimiko-naiami.deviantart.com/a…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
pow-pow-dolls.deviantart.com/a…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
s130.photobucket.com/user/TheF…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
media.animevice.com/uploads/0/…
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lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.fanpop.com/clubs/pokemon/i…
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fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/201…
traced from
www.zerochan.net/1033413

If you find traced new artworks that are traced and we did not find, please comment here with he deviation.

To know more about :iconlilnekokatz:'s past thieving check out this journal:
Art thief is back:iconLilNekoKatz: still has yet to remove drawings that she traced or to post the links to the bases she has used. I thank the ones that helped me report this. If an account :iconThief-Anouncer: or similar will try to harass you, it is her, trying to intimidate you, so simply block it if it does. She also uses other accounts to intimidate people.
I would feel ashamed people would bring this up so many times, and I would simply quit, or include the base or image I had inspiration from in the first place, and it would be different. But there is a big difference between tracing and getting inspired. Count the hidden comments on her "art".
There is no reason to even try to deal with her kindly. She knows what she does is wrong, but does not do anything to change the situation, even if you nicely try to talk with her about it, she will block you, so just silently report, without harassing or bullying.
If you have checked my last journal, I have posted a series of links with artwork she trac

PS: If dealt with, she might ''attack'' you with secondary deviantart accounts.

Thank you!



Here is a petition so that Deviantart will hear us regarding tracing:

www.change.org/petitions/devia…
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:iconlilnekokatz: still has yet to remove drawings that she traced or to post the links to the bases she has used. I thank the ones that helped me report this. If an account :iconthief-anouncer: or similar will try to harass you, it is her, trying to intimidate you, so simply block it if it does. She also uses other accounts to intimidate people.

I would feel ashamed people would bring this up so many times, and I would simply quit, or include the base or image I had inspiration from in the first place, and it would be different. But there is a big difference between tracing and getting inspired. Count the hidden comments on her "art".

There is no reason to even try to deal with her kindly. She knows what she does is wrong, but does not do anything to change the situation, even if you nicely try to talk with her about it, she will block you, so just silently report, without harassing or bullying.

If you have checked my last journal, I have posted a series of links with artwork she traced or used bases and did not link to them, not to mention she still has the Print option available on them, when she is not supposed to. On some drawings from the past journal she has deleted or updated the base link. Not all... just some. The people that brought up the fact that those drawings are traced, are marked as spam. There are many of her deviations full of marked as spam messages.

Those are the rules of dA:

Prints Agreement
services.deviantart.com/prints…

1. Eligibility states:
" You may only submit Artwork for inclusion in the Print Program if you are the sole author of the Artwork and you hold all intellectual property rights in the Artwork."

Here are the remaining drawings that are traced/recolored/uncredited bases:
If you find more, please note me.

1.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
teiptr.deviantart.com/art/Flut…

2.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
and
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
both traced from
e621.net/post/show?md5=ee0277d…

3.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__c…

4.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
s130.photobucket.com/user/TheF…

5.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
images.wikia.com/pokemon/answe…

6.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
memberfiles.freewebs.com/86/62…

7.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.zerochan.net/56990

8.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
1.bp.blogspot.com/_J6T1VnueenM…

9.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.cosplayresearch.com/images…

10.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
static.desktopnexus.com/thumbn…

11.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
khl1.deviantart.com/art/Holdin…

12.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
aqua999.deviantart.com/art/Gen…

13.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.zerochan.net/835571

14.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.stickerzlab.co.uk/dragon-d…

15.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.fanpop.com/clubs/hetalia-u…

16.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
media.animevice.com/uploads/0/…

17.
fav.me/d5usqtl
traced from
www.animedesktop.com/wallpaper…
(the image is inverted horizontally)

18.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv…

19.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
reverse traced
www.wallpapervortex.com/wallpa…

20.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
pokemonfan.wikispaces.com/file…

21.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
stolen from
fav.me/d4fupmv

22.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
kazumicuppycake.deviantart.com…

23.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net…

24.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
gallery.minitokyo.net/view/586…

25.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
image.dek-d.com/24/2405737/106…

26.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__c…

27.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
pixelena.deviantart.com/art/Th…

28.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
pow-pow-dolls.deviantart.com/a…

29.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
mimiko-naiami.deviantart.com/a…

30.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
the-hangman-project.deviantart…
(she stole a sketch from her facebook page and posted it before the original artist as her own)

31.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
www.fanpop.com/clubs/inuyasha/…
images2.fanpop.com/image/photo…

32.
lilnekokatz.deviantart.com/art…
traced from
balancedmonk.deviantart.com/ar…


Update 17 june 2013
Deactivated her account, but I will check on it from time to time and some accounts I suspect are hers, just to be sure.


Update 26 june 2013
She reactivated her account, but still did not remove the traced drawings or at least credit the bases.

Note: For even more evidence the-hangman-project.deviantart…
Credit to :iconthe-hangman-project:

Update 27 June 2013

:iconlilnekokatz: has deactivated her account (again).

Update 25-26 July 2013
Reactivated the account.

Update 28 July 2013
NOTE! Due some weird happenings:

Please do not harass/bully her. Bullying is a bad thing. Do not insult her, try to get as less contact with her as possible. Simply report her. She will block you even if you try to explain nicely that what she is doing is wrong.


One more thing I noted today is a comment. She uses fourteenthstar.deviantart.com/…  as a "weapon" but, I did not think she read it.

It states:

"Fair use can apply when there is a reason to copy in order to make a new artistic statement. The analysis of whether a given use is a "fair use" is the most complex and nuanced in copyright law.  Among the factors it considers is whether the use is commercial or non-commercial.  Many uses of works on deviantART are entirely non-commercial. We do not permit the sale of FanArt within our Print Store because we want to avoid involvement in a commercial exploitation of a copyrighted character."
:iconlilnekokatz: is selling prints on deviantart of the following copyrighted characters:

www.deviantart.com/print/32490…
www.deviantart.com/print/32370…
www.deviantart.com/print/32028…
etc.

Here is another journal with more about her past thieving on facebook - we are dealing with a pathological liar I hope she reads this and thinks of visiting some special help (I am not joking and I am serious, not insulting) and she can get a treatment. Pseudologia fantastica is a serious mental disease that needs treatment:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudolo…
She stole multiple dA artworks and pretends as hers and that she really worked hard on them.
Art Thief strikes again.:iconleftlacedivplz::iconpinkbowdivplz::iconpinkbowdivplz::iconpinkbowdivplz::iconpinkbowdivplz::iconpinkbowdivplz::iconpinkbowdivplz::iconpinkbowdivplz::iconpinkbowdivplz::iconrightlacedivplz:
The art thief :iconLilNekoKatz: has struck again.
this time taking a sketch straight off my facebook. seen here:
posted on the 11th of November, and before i could post up my finished painting
i also have the dates from my camera,

showing the photo of my painting was taken on the 13th of novemeber. a full day before she stole my work and made it into this abomination:
posting it 10 minutes before i managed to upload my acyclic p


PS. I reserve my right to hide and report as spam irrelevant comments.

Thank you!
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.... why I try not to comment about people's weight.

I used to attend a particular conference on an annual basis, and so I got to (casually) know the other "regulars" who also used to be there. Every year, more or less, I'd see the same group of people at the speakers' dinner, and we could catch up on the usual "what are you up to these days?" kind of stuff. One of the guys I used to see fairly often was a tall heavy-set fellow (some might call him "fat" or "obese") he'd always been tall, bearded, and big, to me. But one year, he showed up and he had lost a lot of weight. It took me a second to recognize him, and I said, "Hey, Rich! You look great! You've lost a lot of weight!" and he looked at me and deadpanned, "Yeah, pancreatic cancer will do that."

Do I need to belabor the point? I will. First off, I set myself up for a massive head-fuck, by making assumptions about what was going on in someone else's life, and - even though I was being friendly about it - I was horribly wrong. He later mentioned that he wouldn't have replied the way he did if there had been anyone else standing around, because then it would have been potentially publicly embarrassing for me. He'd known me for years and knew I had a pretty "take no prisoners" attitude, and thought he'd reply the way he did, just to see how I reacted.

In fact, I responded, "I'm sorry; that was terribly rude of me, wasn't it?"

I mention all of this because I recently posted a few shots which (predictably) garnered a few comments about the model's weight and appearance.

#304 - Holding a Fall by mjranum

And, as usual, I had to issue a few gentle slappings.

Here's another photo of mine:

Falling Angel by mjranum

Someone who reads the caption under the photo might make the mistake of thinking I was referring to the model's weight. Actually, it's got nothing to do with that - it has to do with some other things the model told me about her health and some other body-related stuff. I was impressed by her even coming out to pose for me, all things considered.

I'm constantly fascinated by how the internet era has encouraged people to leap to all kinds of assumptions about other people, and to jam their feet into their own mouths on a regular basis. Sometimes when they're called on it, they apologize, but often they retreat into postmodernism by claiming it's "merely" a matter of opinion. I've said all I need to say about that, here:

Just My Opinion by mjranum

It seems to me that secular humanist notions of "morality" rely on positive arguments for why people should do the "right" thing but ignore far too much the social value of retaliation. The internet, in a sense, is a great big experiment in what kind of society you wind up with when there is virtually no chance that someone you annoy can bring that annoyance back home to you. That, by the way, is one of the reasons I am pretty careful to always "internet" in my true name, and publish my home address and GPS coordinates - for those who have JDAMs - so that I cannot be accused of running away from my own words. If I ever offend someone so much that they want to show up on my doorstep, I'll deal with the consequences at that time. I used to wonder if the people who made derisive or rude comments about some of the models in my photos would deal with it if the model's husband/boyfriend/girlfriend were to call them to account for their words. I admit there are times I think "I'd pay for tickets to see that."

I don't like to lie to make someone feel bad. (Usually the truth serves better!) But I wonder what kind of reactions I'd have gotten on some of the comments about Jenna's body if I had replied, "she looks that way because she's undergoing chemotherapy and wanted to do one final photo-shoot before she dies!"  After my gaffe with Rich I'm a lot more careful and tend to stick to "what's up with you?"
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A little girl I knew was abducted.
I was very affected emotionally, and when I looked around my home town in the following days, I finally noticed all of the little fliers asking for help finding missing children. ( In America there are 1,500 missing child cases open every day. The fliers are often printed on the backs of coupons and are distributed as junk-mail.)

I just began saving the fliers, and after a year had a drawer full of them: Disposable mailers with tiny monochrome photos of missing children. It didn't seem right that these faces were so small and bland.

One night, out of nowhere, I was inspired to paint a full color portrait from one of the cards. As an artist, the question was this: How does a person paint a portrait of a missing child? I could not just approach it like an illustration. I could not just go about it as if it were a polite painting.

I began by putting away my brushes. They were too smooth. Too pretty. Too controllable. Instead, I began using palette knives. They were difficult to control and allowed for unexpected deviations. At times, I laid out my palette and created these in very dim lighting. Surely the way a person is painted may reflect the circumstances of the person...At times the process becomes very emotional for me. Each portrait may take as many as thirty of forty sessions, as each layer adds to the depth. It's like taking the long way home. The long process avoids superficiality. I think that the complexity of the paint reflects the complexity of the child's situation.

I have met many families who thank me for painting their child. They found comfort in knowing that "someone" was thinking about their family.
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UPDATE: this tutorial has gotten a lot of attention since i posted it 2 years ago.. so i decided to update the information, add information and even a nice video tutorial by andredk which is a little long, but very detailed. i updated the old journal and submitted a new one for good measure =)
VIDEO TUTORIAL

installing litestep is not a big deal. it has dependencies like any other application, and without them it will error. assuming your system meets all the requirements right now you can stop reading this and install litestep using the Omar Installer. (omar is the guy who created the installer) litestep was built using the x86 architecture so a x86 system is a prerequisite, however people have managed to install and use litestep on x64 systems.  

before you install litestep on any system you need to be sure you have the microsoft Visual C++ runtimes installed. just install all the redistributable packages! save yourself some headache. 2005 2008 2010
afaik litestep has noting to do with .net, but its probably a good idea to install 2.0 and 3.0

if you're on XP congratulations! use Omar's installer or LOSI (i've never successfully setup litestep using LOSI.. then again i only tried once ;) )

if you're on Windows 7 these 3 additional steps are important.

(1: ) if you have installed LOSI (and litestep gives you errors) remove it. install litestep using the Omar installer found here www.crystalxp.net/galerie/en.i…

(2: ) upgrade your litestep files to litestep 0.25.0 alpha. (apparently some kind dev's hooked this up back in 09 when vista was crucified and windows 7 emerged, aero, king of super(task)bars. whatever, pft. i'm not a developer, i'm not even sure what all they did(i'm too lazy to read)but you need it)

(3: ) install jDesk version 0.74 and edit your theme.rc so that it uses 0.74. (most modern litestep themes use jdesk 0.73 <<this was true.. 3 years ago.) if you get a modern theme that uses 0.74 it should download and install 0.74 automatically, but if you're using an old theme on windows 7 edit the theme.rc

that should do it. use the utility to set litestep as shell and reboot. if you need any extra help feel free to shoot me a note and i'll help if i can

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The Fractal Universe

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 8, 2011, 1:01 PM
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Is a photograph only a record, something created by a machine?  Can photography ever truly be considered art?  That question seems quaint and laughable these days, but if you do a little research you will find that once upon a time it was a raging debate.  Thankfully a consensus has been reached that the agency of the photographer – his or her eye and critical mind – choosing the subject and manipulating the machine (the camera that is the art instrument) is what establishes photographs as potential works of art when created by an artist-photographer.  Pretty basic common sense, huh?  So why then is there now a debate as to whether FRACTAL ART is truly art – or just something produced by poking patterns into a computer?  Isn't it just really random e-graffiti, a fibonacci button mash?


Here we go again… Hopefully it won’t take nearly a century again before fractal art is recognized as the creative expression of artistic individuals possessing, developing and executing a distinct subset of critical-analytical, emotional, and technical skills in order to create objects that can inspire, amuse, soothe, startle or otherwise engage the mind of the beholder.  It’s art for the new age, and a most welcome new player.

















My Questions for the Reader




  1. How do you respond to critics who claim that fractal art is too much of the “machine” creating the artwork?
  2. What is the extent of the artist’s human agency that makes a fractal artwork the artists vision rather than just an extension of “the machine”?
  3. Is a background in mathematics or programming something that can greatly aid a fractal artist?






While writing this article I recalled a brief but mind expanding conversation I was lucky enough to have with Ray Kurzweil last year about the coming Singularity and it made me think…


  1. When we are able one day soon to use computer chips implanted in our brains to project purely imagined images onto canvases, monitors or into the air as floating holograms – will this be accepted as genuine artistry … or will these “artists” be dismissed as mere “daydreamers”?

I have only chosen a few pieces of Fractal artwork for this article so I am really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Fractal Art in general and whom you might recommend as some of the more inspiring Fractal Artists on dA.







Abstract Fractal by nmsmith
HoM -Hanging on Myself- by Juniae
The Mother Ship by GypsyH
FlowerLane by coby01
Reverie by Tibodo









Since posting this article on Monday

I have had the opportunity to learn quite a bit about Fractal art from the community behind these amazing works of art.   Most inspiring to me were the details around how the pieces are actually constructed and some of the unique history behind the origin of the medium itself.   The Fractal community here on dA is comprised of a very talented, passionate and generous group of people.   Thank you to everyone, who in the last week helped me to better understand this beautiful art form.


There has been incredibly inspiring discussion in the comments below around the questions that I posed to the community.   These are just a few of the deviants who have already contributed to the conversation in meaningful ways.


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Sketchbook Pro 6

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:04 AM



So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user. 



A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.



We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:

The Brush Library 



The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a full cabinet of all your brushes, the ones that came with and the ones you create yourself, and you can pick between them. You can even make customize your own brush sets and name them however you like based on the project you're working on, style of drawing/painting, etc. And they're all accessible through that one "cabinet". GANGSTA.

The French Curve



My fellow Sketchbook Pro users, we all love the ruler and ellipse tools that made it easy for us to plot down perspective and draw circles and curves with ease. Autodesk took it a step forward and brought in the French Curve, which will allow you to plot down those tough curves and strokes and draw them with ease. Pretty self-explanatory.

Color Randomizer, Size Opacity Randomizer, Rotation/Spacing Randomizer



Now this one is pretty interesting. I always loved Sketchbook Pro's brush creation capabilities (I used it to create zipper brushes, chain brushes, etc. within seconds). There's now randomizers you can preset on each of your brushes. This helps big time with painting and strokes and can make your rendering sessions pretty interesting. You can now randomize Hue, Saturation, Brightness, as well as Size, Opacity, Rotation, and Spacing. All those strokes above were done with the same brush.

Steady Stroke

This one is the pinnacle feature for users who don't own Cintiqs and only have Intuos and regular graphic tablets. I know SAI had this for a while, as well as Manga Studio. It's a stroke stabilizer that you can control accordingly based on your strokes. It definitely makes drawing line art a cinch. Since Sketchbook Pro already has smooth and natural drawing algorithms built in, this feature makes it even better for those who are looking for smoother strokes. I won't say I find myself using this often since I use a Cintiq to draw and pretty much have good control over my strokes, but for those long curves and lines zoomed out super far, I may find myself using it. Again, it's a big help for regular tablet users.

Synthetic Paint



Now Sketchbook Pro has brushes where it emulates traditional media. Your "paint" can now fade as you stroke and blend between colors already plotted down. Combined with the ability of Sketchbook Pro's robust brush creation system, you can do some gnarly stuff now without switching between programs.

Smudge (Blender)

Now there's a smudge tool, but it isn't your standard smudge tool that just gives off ugly rendering, now it's own brush where you can blend between colors, so it's actually a Blender, a tool that I've been long wishing for on Sketchbook Pro. I'm definitely going to be digital painting a lot in Sketchbook Pro even moreso now. 

Performance

Sketchbook Pro is even more snappy than the previous iterations. It's still a lightweight program, not taking much RAM consumption at all. Little things like controlling layer opacity switches & zooming and resizing are all much more fluid in response. Even switching between layers is like switching layers on Photoshop. The UI design is even more sharper and classier. It's much faster. It also can handle larger files much easier now, whether before it would start chugging on 300 DPI, 11x17 images the more you put into it. Wonderful. 




You also have the updated Layer Box and the new Color Puck! The Layer Box now makes it easy to change Layer Blending modes and adding new layers, though I'm still used to doing the click-and-flick motions for adding layers and changing modes. For those familiar with Sketchbook Pro, the Brush Puck allows you to change the brush size or opacity on the fly, without opening cluttered menus and interfaces. Now you can do this with color, when you click and drag, you can range it between brightness. And when you click it, a small color picker pops up. GENIUS.



End Verdict: If you guys have hesitated to try it out in the past, I suggest giving it a whirl on this version. I believe there is something for every artist in the way they use it. It's now only 60 BUCKS so there should be no reason for peeps not to try it, ($30 for upgrades and if you own a Mac, you can currently get it starting for $30 as a deal). Personally speaking, Autodesk just re-solidified my choice in using Sketchbook Pro as my number one digital drawing tool of choice. I always loved the organic quality to using it, and this update keeps feeding that love. =)

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