Tools used to create this artwork: Apophysis (fractal art software)
This is gift for my mother. The artwork depicts a beating heart and it symbolizes unconditional love.
I haven't always been fair to my mom. I used to think that mothers are divine, godlike beings capable of anything. When I found out that she is "just" a human being like the rest of us, I resented her. I expected her never to fail yet to my vast astonishment, she did, many times, just like any other human being.
Then I grew up and, step by step, I got rid of that silly notion that she is supposed to be perfect. So, here it is, mom. I love you, mom. Finally I love you the way you always deserved to be loved, unconditionally.
This is why I'm giving this gift of art to you. Because you deserve it.
Christmas... kind of late, I know Actually, this is my entry to contest Fractalize your Xmas Holidays. I spent this Christmas in Slovakia, it was beautiful there (lots of snow, dreamy atmosphere) but really really cold, so I was glad to be back in Prague for New Year's Eve
I am quite satisfied with this fractal. I had a vision of it in my mind for weeks; actually since I made Frozen I've had the base of it already done but I wasn't very happy with it back then. It was very dark, silver and dark blue gradient, really a snowflake during funeral kind of atmosphere. Also the shape was kind of too flat and boring. So I tweaked it a bit, changed colours and waited because I was still missing something. Then I discovered ~zy0rg's star shaped blur and everything became just perfect It reminds me of how I really liked to use pie and flower variation back in 2010... maybe because these shapes always look a bit out of place and grab attention... and they fit my artistic whimsical taste, I like to make things weird
Thank you for all favourites, comments, critiques and devwatches! It means a lot to me.
Yep. This is THE egg. The doomy one. Process went like this:
-Wax, dye (repeat several times) -On the last dye, I used "royal blue", which is why there are those spiffy little dark halos around everything. The denim color occurred after extensive rubbing and re-dipping. -Finished. Melted off wax. Was extremely happy and excited. -Varnished before emptying. I have yet to find the right kind. Every type I've tried so far has SOME problem associated with it. -Doom. I started to empty it and it EXPLODED. A lot. -Head explodes. Piece head back together using duct tape. -Dry egg PIECES. Piece together using white glue and friggin' NEWSPAPER. Sob uncontrollably. -Take pictures AFTER the fact, because I'm stupid and don't plan ahead for catastrophic failure. -Spend hours in photoshop removing cracks XP
Mkay. So. Yes there are still some cracks in the pics. I couldn't get them all. The only thing I did in PS was remove cracks with the clone tool (praise be to ~psymansays for showing it to me!). It really did look like this before the explosion, denim and all. I swear I didn't cheat! Perhaps I should have, though... I've seen the competition for this contest. I'm thinkin' it's not happening... Oh well. I suppose I could say I learned something from this egg, but I'm too emotionally distraught to care...
I may try to submit another one before the contest ends... Or I may have shell shock and freak out instead! "The horror!!! Yoke... everywhere... the horrorrrrrr..."
*** EDIT Nope. Didn't win. Not even 3rd... Oh well...