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January 07-2013

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 5:51 AM

Remarkable of the day :star:

The Factory by skyzyk
Antiquated Thoughts by PinkParasol Daenerys by J-u-d-a-s
Scathan Gloine by NiAnluain
Spirencor by Prelkia
Her Castle by CaryAndFrankArts Persephone's Dream by IMAGENES-IMPERFECTAS
strawberry floor by Andrea1981G

:star: Interesting works  Table lamp II by gourdlight Table lamp II by gourdlight Table lamp II by gourdlight
Please visit your gallery

Some Gifts and Dedications :star:

Moonlight Wanderer by melanneart Girl on Fire by FP-Digital-Art

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Comment and :+fav:s these works in the gallery of the artist

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My last work Melancholy by vampirekingdom

Visit my blog  [link]  :iconpurplelaughplz:

Beloved groups
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Visit the gallery of these wonderful artists (no particular order)
:iconvillenueve: :iconconsortoflilith: :iconj-u-d-a-s: :iconsuicide-blonde-stock: :iconashensorrow: :icondevildoll: :iconsilentfuneral: :iconaeternum-art: :iconsambriggs::iconpaubuenoz: :iconmaiarcita: :iconmirellasantana: :iconskyzyk: :iconjinxmim::iconheliakin: :icondream-sweetdreams: :iconricky4: :iconkram666::iconmareishon: :iconmonaparvin: :iconperoni68: :iconnebelelfenaemy:

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Always with us :heart: :iconkristianascoven: :heart: :iconhbkerr: :heart: :iconkram666:

  • Drinking: Blood
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Good morning! Welcome to this special edition of Fractaling!
Probably most of you already knows we lost one of our fellow artist last week, kram666. As I'm not that good with words, I decided to use the Fractaling feature to gather all the nice thoughts people had for him.
I didn't know him very well, but I feel I should join the community with my condolences.

Turn On Tune In ... by GrahamSym FAREWELL  MARC ! by DorianoArt The Sad Goodbye (Dedicated To Mark Or Kram666) by jccrfractals In Memoriam by lamblyn Something about you Mark by Ocalapoolguy
Kram666 by Lady-Compassion Missing You Mark by Rozrr Los tres puntos by nic022 For Mark by peinturealuile ROXY  and  RONNY by DorianoArt
for Mark... by iytj in memoriam Mark )kram666) by fraterchaos Tune in - Turn On - Drop Out by skyzyk Kram666 by catelee2u Mandelbulb by TiamatHeart

Goodbye Mark!
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Sound of the street
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)
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Hello fellow fractalist. :wave:

It's been a long time since the official Apophysis was released. The latest official released was Apophysis 2.09 in the year of 2009. Since then, Official Apophysis developer was on a vacum and the development of Apophysis was taken over by Xyrus-02 with his Apophysis7x. It has many feature that original Apo didn't have, such as integration with chaotica, and many bug fixes and tweaks.

But now, the development of the new official Apophysis will be start again with the come back of one of its developer, utak3r. It will be a brand new Apophysis 3! :w00t: The development is still on the very early state and utak3r need our input about what you want to see on the brand new Apophysis 3.

So, go to utak3r's journal and give him your idea about how the brand new Apophysis 3 should look like.

go go go go! :eager:
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The Link System - 29th Edition

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 22, 2012, 4:58 AM
My Blog | Gallery | Photography |My facebook page

On behalf of dALinkSystem I'm proud to present you some of our finest works :aww:

dALinkSystem is a Group dedicated towards increasing artists exposure by helping others and themselves through a simple and effective "Linking" system. All media is accepted.

The idea:

Link another artists submission in your artist's comment box. It helps everyone's exposure and finds undiscovered art.

If you still feel a little confused I invite you to go through our DD Awarded User's Manual and the How To Link Video Tutorial

The Link System User's Guide by TheFulkrum  dALinkSystem How to Link Tut. by dALinkSystem

:spotlight-left: Photography :spotlight-right:

Mottle by danand92 Linked to leaf by xxkmh3 & leaves 2 by bface000000 &  Red Spotted Leaf by IsNineLivesEnough

:thumb280891778: Linked to hellebore by awjay

Two Yellow by AngelaLeonetti Linked to Spring Sunset by nviki89

Big Yawn by darkSoul4Life Linked to BIG yawn. by Alannah-Hawker & Raaaaw by RoieG & spotlessly clean by Twins72

Forest by Schnitzelyne Linked to Red Misty Forest by Runa-Amanda

Underwater Prayer by andreareno Linked to Prayer by oloferla & Samira's Prayer by Obsidian-Siren & a Prayer by Mandarenya & Underwater apartment by Impossiblee & . Underwater by PetitJeReve & :thumb251728348: & Underwater Fun by Burnouthappy

TRANSLUCENT CLOAK of ANONYMITY by 2112yyz2112 Linked to DPP 1DMKIV4966web by andy-j-s

Spring 6 by Okavanga Linked to Ferrybridge Power Station by caribdesign

Is it love by Yoh-Boo Linked to Blossoming Beauty by AljoschaThielen & Blossoming by MRZ-Tonks

Osaka castle in spring. by Tim-Wilko Linked to Osaka Castle by mcastiello & Osaka Castle by andy3004

:spotlight-left: Digital Art :spotlight-right:

Anarchy by BatmanWithBunnyEars Linked to CAPITALISM and EQUALITY by davespertine

Hi I'm Petunia by jayuu Linked to i nub you. by taruhead & HTF-Petunia by Shu-Ai

My own secret ceremonials by MorganaVasconcelos Linked to :thumb284332575:

:spotlight-left: Literature :spotlight-right:

Why Free Market Capitalism FailsIn this essay, I expose the flaws in the two mechanisms that are supposed to power the free market: Adam Smith's invisible hand and trickle down economics.  The notion of the invisible hand holds that in a free marketplace, the buyer's self-interest will tend to drive the price down, while the seller's self-interest will tend to drive the price up, so that both parties' self-interest will naturally cause the price to settle on an amount that both find reasonable.  Trickle-down economics maintains that the rich are the ones who start and expand businesses and hire employees, so the laws should favor them increasing their wealth as much as possible so they can hire more people, thus growing the economy.
These concepts look good on paper, but the best way to evaluate any idea is to see how it works in practice.  Let's start by analyzing nationa
Linked to Samurai Obama Motivator by PyroDarkfire

Nightmare at SnoresvilleWhen I got my reservations for a 24 hour train journey in the first class air conditioned compartment of the Amritsar Mail (a long route train) I had rose tinted dreams and visions of an elite compartment, attendants in waiting, hot meals delivered in time wrapped in silver foil and a peaceful slumbering journey cradled in the lap of bliss, herself.
Reality however has an evil sense of humour.
The journey had started off well enough with another amiable gentleman who shared the four berth compartment with me.
After a light snack of samosas and tea, I read my RD magazine and chatted a little with my fellow passenger. Dinner came at 9.20 pm after which I tucked myself in and let the gentle rocking of the train lull me to sleep.
Disturbance came in the form of two innocent looking men who boarded the train and invaded the peaceful haven at 10.30 pm. Their croaks and grunts of chitter chatter had already awakened me and although unamused, I had to wait patiently for them to settle down and
Linked to Fate's Practical JokeFate has a sense of humor.  It doesn't normally target me for its practical jokes; after all, I'm only a regular girl who grew up in a small town.  But my senior year of high school fate went out of its way to torment me and the rest of the members of the high school band.
    I went to Melba High School; it was a tiny little school in the middle of Hicksville, Idaho.  That wasn't the real name for the town, actually, it was Melba, just like the school; Hicksville is just a better fit. The town, with a stunning population of 500, was actually smaller than the school.  It was so small in fact that a pen-pal once sent me a letter addressed to Shannon Johnston, Melba, ID and it arrived with no trouble whatsoever.  Technically, once you got more than four miles outside of the miniscule two-block assortment of the post office, school, two bars, five churches, and the American Legion, you were no longer in Melba, but out in the middle of vast farmland that seemed to lay outside the jurisdict

Losing TractionSnow clung to black eyelashes
as frozen fingers
grasped at fur collars,
damp necks,
empty pockets,
looking for more air to breathe with
under such heavy,
foreboding clouds.
The last time I kissed you
felt like a promise
neither of us meant to keep,
but when I stepped into the street
and faced that sliding car,
a caged beast,
I almost wished
I'd run after you.
Linked to it's on youthe moon
in to
your house
through the roof nails
the cold-dark walls
the screen door latch
it opens
the drawers &
the cupboards,
still smelling
of wood-
the supplies replaced
from your last
the moon
dips its finger
into the kitchen
catches the drips
of the faucet.
the moon pets your cat
with its wet hand
and notices the open doorway
but doesn't think about
what's beyond it.
it leaves
having touched everything.
it's then
that you walk in
& either
you notice
or you
& Snowflake C3 by MathUsurper & Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) by Creatryx

:spotlight-left: Fractals :spotlight-right:

Sing Ho! for the Life of a Droid by zweeZwyy Linked to Pilhuhn is watching you by Margot1942 & Challenge 119 by Lupsiberg & Homer Simpson Apo by Epogh & Lady Bird by allthenightlong & Owlface by Mynimi94 & Silly by deepbluerenegade

Lazy-esche - ApoChallenge 121 by marthig Linked to Surfing by Mynimi94 & Challenge 121 by mario837 & Challenge 121 by Lupsiberg & Eish plz. by Epogh & Spring dream by innac & Spy by Prelkia

Happy Easter by skyzyk Linked to futuristic bulb creation by Andrea1981G & Undercover of starlight by teddybearcholla & :thumb290293177:

:spotlight-left: Goodies :spotlight-right:

Greasemonkey Script for DA Link System
DA Link System Greasemonkey by Metalelf0

dALinkSystem-Promotion Stamp by marthig  DA Link System by FireFlyExposed :thumb201190095: :thumb201313058: dA LinkSystem Stamp by Miarath dALinkSystem Stamp 2 by dALinkSystem The Link System Stamp1 by TheFulkrum
:icondevlinkplz: :iconshakelinkplz: :iconthelinkerplz:
Linker Stamp by gold-rose

Don't forget to let me know if your birthday is coming soon so I can feature you in my news article :aww:

Here you can donate points to help keep dALinkSystem a Super Group :icondalinksystem-points:. Any donation is greatly appreciated.

Now remember...

:bulletgreen:Expose yourself.Expose deviants.Expose Art:bulletgreen:

..and Big results require big ambitions.


  • Listening to: good music
  • Reading: The Magician - John Fowles
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The Fractal Universe

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 8, 2011, 1:01 PM

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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The greatest resource on DA!

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 3, 2012, 3:18 PM
I thought I'd share with you all my idea of the absolute best resource DA has to offer.

Although the tutorials are fantastic and can be found for almost any program an artist could use, it's not the best! Even though it's the reason I found DA!!

The gradient packs while so very nice and filled with all the gradients anyone could ever hope to use still isn't the best resource I've found on DA!

The parameter packs while filled with some of the best fractals for tweaking are fantastic and most new fractal artists would be lost without them, they aren't the best resource either!!

The plug-ins make life so very nice for those who do this on a daily basis and give us something different to explore and experiment with, but alas it's not the greatest resource either!!

The scripts also make tweaking and exploring new things very nice and give us a quick and easy way to the start of another tweaking expedition!! But again, it's not the best either!!!

The groups here at DA also make our artistic journey nice by letting us combine and share among folks with similar interests and tastes!! It's also so very nice for displaying your work to so many other wonderful artists here!  BUT, it's not the best resource!

The chat rooms can be very nice but I have to admit that I only go to one and it's got to be the absolute best chat out there!  BUT again, it's not the best resource!

The community event's and projects give us many wonderful things to explore and compete in! Things going on all over DA to keep anyone busy on their artistic quest! BUT, and I know you know what's coming, it's not the best resource either!!!

In my humble opinion the absolute best resource DA has to offer IS YOU!! So many kind and caring wonderful folks here so willing to care and share! It's almost like an extended family!!

I'm lucky enough to know a lady who spends ALL of her time and energy helping and sharing with others and not just here at DA!!! Every so often, for no reason at all, she'll send me one of her parms to check out and learn from!!! That usually sends me off in a completely direction (and it's great)!!

I sometimes get comments on some of my pieces that are just so great they make my whole day and maybe even the week!!! Sometimes a kind word is so very powerful!! It can lift you up even when you didn't realize you needed it!

SO many people here sharing and helping each other in so many ways!!  It has got to be the people of DA that are it's great resource and asset!!!


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Hey guyz !
Here're all the daily deviation i've set for this awesome October month !!
I hope you've enjoyed them :la:

141011_02 by 2old4gamez

Stretch by SuicideBySafetyPin

Pearls - HDR render by thargor6

Freeway by jemgirl

Against all odds by Abstt

secret sign by jost1

Gossamer Fragments by OutsideFate

Strange Attractors by TABASCO-RAREMASTER

Spring Time by Kaeltyk

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

Nuclear Fusion by sci-clone

Hybrid Pumpkins For Halloween by eMBeeL


All October daily deviation for the fractal art gallery :la:
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Ignore This Random Journal

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 7, 2011, 2:44 AM
You might want to read some comments here for some more little clue and a param. :D

Have you ever wonder how to create a fractal like this:

JuliaN Inside Bubbles by guagapunyaimel 09 09 30 B by penny5775 Bubble Wrap by SuicideBySafetyPin Ring Inside Bubbles by guagapunyaimel

Well, those fractals are from two different fractal style, joined togehter into one single apo flame via xaos. a flame become the filler for the plastic bubble style. The first one is juliaN fractal joined with plastic bubble. The second one is mobius gasket inside plastic bubbles. The third one is plastic bubbles inside plastic bubbles. :lmao: And the last one is julian/ring2 flame inside palstic bubbles.

But how? :confused:

Worry not. I'm here to tell you the secret :eyes: The secret is xaos. :D So, on this journal, i'll write about how to create it. At first, i want to make this explanation as a tutorial. you know, jpeg based tutorial like i ussually do. But after some consideration, i think it's better to just explain it here. The reason is because this trick need some "advance" knowledge in Apo. Fear not. "advance" here means that you know how to use xaos, change your flame's weight using xaos, and other basic xaos knowledge.

ennuff talking. straight to the point. To succes creating this style, you need to follow this three simple step:
    1. Check whether your fractal can be made as a filler of the bubbles or not. 2. Rebuild the weight of your fractal via xaos. 3. link your flame to the plastic bubbles.
Simple isn't it? :B

1. Check whether your fractal can be made as a filler of the bubbles or not.
    To check whether your fractal can be made as a filler of the bubbles or not, simply add a new transform to your fractal with linear = 1. The move the color speed to = 1. If the shapes and the colors of your fractal didn't change, it means that it can be made as a filler for the plastic bubbles. If it changes, then it can't. :B

2. Rebuild the weight of your fractal via xaos.
    To succes on this joined style you have to rebuild the weighthing of your flame via xaos. As you might already know, xaos is just another way to call weight. So, if your fractal has some transform wich the weight is not = 0.5 (default value) e.g: julian/ring2 need to have a higher weight on the ring2 Transform, you need to adjust the weight via xaos. Simply make all transforms have weight = 0.5, and then rebuild the weight via xaos.

3. link your flame to the plastic bubbles.
    The next step is to create the plastic bubble fractal and then joined it with your flame. So, let say that you have a julian/ring2 flame, means you have 2 Tx. You have to check whether can be made as a filler of the bubbles or not, so, according to step number 1 you should add another Tx with linear = 1. It means, so far we already have 3 Tx. you still with me? Alright, the nex step is to create the plastic bubble. this is how:
    • add another Tx so that we now have 4 Tx. take off all the variations and set bubble = 0.8.
    • add another Tx so that now we have 5 Tx. on this Tx, set the variations to linear = 1 and spherical = 0.6. scale it down to a very little triangle, and then flip it (horizontal or vertical doesn't matter). Don't forget to set the color speed on Tx-4 and Tx-5 to = 1. This is needed to make sure your flame's color didn't change because this added Tx.
    • Now about how to link it:
      • go to xaos tab. let say we still working on the julian/ring2. set the xaos value to become like this:
        Tx-1: 1 1 1 0 0
        Tx-2: 1 1 1 0 0
        Tx-3: 1 1 1 1 0
        Tx-4: 0 0 0 0 1
        Tx-5: 0 0 1 0 30
    • now go to the color tab and set the opacity on all transform = 0 except for the last two transform (the plastic bubble transform)
    • Now play around with the last Transfom (the linear-spherical Tx) on the fourth quadran of axis to get a spiraling bubble. And voila! there you have it your plastic bubble filled your flame. :dummy:

since this trick can be applied to any kind of fractals, it's your part to experiment. proof of the flexibility of this tricks:
Vena Inside Bubbles by guagapunyaimel is based on Vena by guagapunyaimel

This might sound a little bit odd to you. Maybe you'll become more confused after reading this explanation. or maybe you'll understand xaos better after reading this journal. It's up to you, it's your choice. you want to understand xaos better, then read on. if you don't, just ignore this random journal :B

PS: why i wrote this journal is because i want to get out from my comfort zone in abstract fractal. So, i'm learning about the technical side of apo. sometimes, being on the mainstream is the only way to get away from your comfort zone. At least i think that's me :shrug:

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Very sad news to all of Marks friends. (Kram666)

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 23, 2012, 3:17 PM
I visited Marks homepage and discovered this message left by his brother.

"This is Simon, Mark's brother, with the terribly sad news that Mark passed away last week.
This was a huge shock to us all.
I helped him set up his PC with all his drawing tools so knew how much he adored producing his bespoke digital artwork and how much the Deviant art community meant to him.
On his behalf I'd like to thank you all for the friendship and support you've shown and would ask you to pause for a minute at 14:20 on Monday 1st October. (British Summer Time)
With Kind Regards.

As Mark often quoted.

        "I felt the call of the jungle, primal and clean.
         I felt my connections to the wild in every cell in my body;
         realized that I am among the trees,
         the plants, the grass, the sky. The trees know me and I am never alone.
         We are all one and we exist everywhere. It was like coming home
         to the greatest welcome back party imaginable.
         The love and purity of the trees surrounded and dazzled me.       
         I went outside to lie in the grass.
         I needed to be there, to feel the dirt beneath my feet,
         the stars above my head and the wet grass in my fingers.
         The stars were like diamonds  in a velvet black sky
         their light radiating beams of positivity and love down to us all. "

RIP my dear friend.

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