Very sad news to all of Marks friends. (Kram666)I visited Marks homepage and discovered this message left by his brother.Very sad news to all of Marks friends. (Kram666)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"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
Get To Know Others....Copied and Pasted from :icongypsyh: - The first 20 people to comment on this journal entry will have a small selection of their work featured. Feel free to copy-paste this to your own journals.Get To Know Others....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconcloudbat: FINISHED!Nzu by Cloudbat Kaheaniehal's Conall by Cloudbat
:iconkatlynkarma: :thumb344228615: :thumb338207701: :thumb342210106: :thumb322797816:
:iconkayandjay100: Shades of Autumn by kayandjay100 Deep in the Swampland by kayandjay100 Walhalla, Victoria by kayandjay100 Moonflowers by kayandjay100
:iconmutequacky: All Tripped Out by mutequacky Celestial Rainbow Smoothie by mutequacky Zyra by mutequacky I Don't Like The Drugs (But The Drugs Like Me) by mutequacky
:iconcbowman57: View sans feet by cbowman57 Steampunk Terminal #2 by cbowman57 ~samriggs Old Steampunk 3.4 by cbowman57 Hole in the clouds by cbowman57
:iconfractalyst: Crystal Blue Persueasion by fractalyst Maze of mirrors by fractalyst Sprial 27a by fractalyst Hex Citypk by fractalyst
:icontechfreak107: Eggnog by techfreak107 in the shadows by techfreak107 in the allyway by techfreak107 evening ware by techfreak107
Updates to the New Submit Page, Journal ThumbnailsUpdates to the New Submit Art Page (Available to some Beta Testers)Updates to the New Submit Page, Journal Thumbnails2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Please note: The new Submit Art page is being A/B tested -- meaning that we're comparing the effectiveness of two different versions of the feature. If you're a Beta Tester, there's a 50% chance you'll either see the new or old version of the Submit Art page. This is expected behavior and there's no way to switch between the two groups.
Integration of Prints Submission
The Prints submission menu has been incorporated into the Submit page! This change makes for a complete integration of the submission process, allowing you to upload, submit, and sell your art, all in one process, all from one page.
Remember These Settings
A checkbox has been added to the bottom of the Submit page that, when selected, will retain the settings you use for your submission, and then apply them to the next file you sub
Beauties FeatureHello, my friends and watchers!Beauties Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Here is a small selection from my "Beauties" favorites for your viewing pleasure!
Blue Fall by Ton-K300
Woodwork Nature Scene by Sleepwalker1803
Yai Yai by Joe-Maccer
Alice by coby01
Two by Brian-B-Photography
Star light, star bright by teddybearcholla
Green Dragon by malverro
Off-Site ResourcesOff-Site ResourcesOff-Site Resources4 years ago in Software Reviews More Like This
Freeware List of Free Fractal Program
Includes links for: Mandlebrot 1.5, Fractal Explorer 2.0+, Mandlebrot Explorer 3.0, JAME 6.0+, PixelPlay 1.0, Sterling(ware)2 1.7, Mandlebrot Set Plotter 3.0, endlos 1.0, XaoS 3.1, Sierpinski Fractal 1.1, ChaosPro 3.1
Apophysis 7X + resources
The Apophyis 7X program by Xyrus-02. Here you can find the program and almost all of the resources for the program. Updated as of October 2014
Ultra Fractal - A fractal rendering program. There are many tutorials available on the site and on DA. Updated 2014.
Polyfractalisation - Inside the Mind of an Apophysisist. Great Tips and tutorials by IDeviant
Agony - A fractal Program by kelbv Upd
Weekly Deviation Award Winners. Mar 14! Hello, dear Members!!! :iconamorbln:Weekly Deviation Award Winners. Mar 14!9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Before giving way to our WDA we want to announce that you can now submit your artworks in our affiliate group
The limit is set to 1 submission per week. If you are interested, the limit may be reconsidered.
Please, in any group submit to the correct folder.
... And now here are the Winners of our WDA for this Friday.
GnarlsWhat exactly is a gnarl? Well, let's try Wiktionary for starters...Gnarls11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
(mathematics) The average value of the magnitude squared of the curl of a vector field over a continuous path that is tangent to the vector field at every point. In mathematical notation, gnarl is represented by the lowercase Greek letter ξ
Okay. Unless you're a math geek that's not very helpful...
How about what a gnarl isn't? A gnarl is not a fractal (despite the fact that fractal software programs support the creation of them). While gnarls exhibit some self-similarity, they do not have infinite resolution, nor are they recursive. In other words, unlike a fractal, you can'
Mandelbulb 3D Tutorial 4: Basic TipsMandelbulb 3D Tutorial 4: Basic TipsMandelbulb 3D Tutorial 4: Basic Tips11 months ago in Personal More Like This
First thing we'll cover are some tweaking tips. Tweaking, not to be confused with Twerking. Almost everyone does it. It's one of the best ways to learn. This section of the tutorial will cover some of the basics that will hopefully help new MB3D users with tweaking. Just don't let words like iterations, raystep multiplier and stepthwidth limiter scare you off. You don't need to know the math behind these things. Just consider those words as lables to show you where a setting is and you'll do fine. That's what the GUI is for, to make using the program fairly simple. I'm going to use a sample parameter of mine from about 2 1\2 years ago which is a tweak in a long line of tweaks. You will find that I am guilty of a few things that I'm going to cover, so it's a good example.
As always, I like to mention that I am not a tech giant. I really don't know a lot of the technical aspects of Mandelbulb 3D. If you are interested in the technical
dArp: Memes TemplatesMemes are a nice way to connect with friend or random visitors. They also can help you to improve your skills or to try out new things every now and then.dArp: Memes Templates11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There are so many different types of memes that it is difficult to cover them all here, but hopefully this little selection makes you want to try out some of them!
Know more great ones? Link them in the comment section for us.
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Title Creation by bribble
The CRAFTERS Meme by MistyFigs Wrong Place Meme - BLANK by Deathinator My Gallery in a Meme - Blank by Xiaoyu85ve
Spin the Bottle Meme by Silverripple
Math and Programming for Fractal ArtistsArtist's ToolboxMath and Programming for Fractal Artists2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Math and programming may look as scary subjects sometimes, but it is quite a useful tool when you are creating algorithmic art. After all, it is algorithic art
Understanding how your favourite software works
Of course, you do not need to be able to create a brand new fancy perfect fractal software from blank Still, some basic knowledge of how things work may be useful. Understanding the math behind a formula or a transformation can help you to find some cooler settings for it, or combine it sucessfully with other things. Being able to read some code usually helps, since there are very few tutorials and explanations on how things actually work (and not "add this, and then more around those sliders).
Creating your own custom plugins / formulas
Sometimes, the existing things just don't do what you want. It could be just a tiny little change in a formula. With some basic programmi
Great feature partie 1Great feature partie 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
Bronze. by Kondratij smoky bloom by jagerion Jingle Bulbs by GrahamSym Underground ancient towers by KPEKEP Blue dream by lady-AquaLena mescaline by fraterchaos Ellay by flaming-butterflies The loneliest man of the world by Kelrisa Am187 by peinturealuile 001 by Ace60 BOULE DE NOEL 1 by BELLESYMPHORINE A Piece of Christmas by myberg2 World Imaginary by heyday93 Merry Christmas by nic022 Elven World by zezdar Alien Pipes by batjorge Merry-Christmas-Everyone by PaMonk Happy Season by Nameda Shining in cold days by Sulfura Ambiella by veldor60 Dec13 Image2 by Gerda1946 Burning Valley by viperv6 Work In Progress by batjorge Candyland by 2Plus2Equals 131217 7 by ciokkolata Call of the Wintermoon by astra888leddher Pastel Soft by Thelma1 Merry Christmas by seven-s
Imaging in Chaotica - Part 2: Response CurvesToday, a bit more about imaging in Chaotica.Imaging in Chaotica - Part 2: Response Curves2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Mostly curves <3
Lets take a closer look at curves:
WHAT do the CURVES DO?
Curves basically re-map the brightness values: for example, make bright pixels brighter or darker by just adjusting the curve.
The horizontal axis is the original brightness (before editing), while the vertical is the new brightness. The tones are distributed as follows: dark tones closer to the origin, and light tones far from the origin.
The image above shows the curves before any changes. See that before and after values are equal, since no changes were made yet.
Basically, if you drag a node up, lets say, it will make the corresponding tones brighter. For example, dragging up the top node (light tones) will make highlights brighter, and dragging down the bottom node (dark tones) will darken the dark areas. On t
Color Theory for Fractal Artists Artist's ToolboxColor Theory for Fractal Artists 2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
While those are not really Artist`s tools by themselves, knowledge of how to use them well may be a very important tool, not only for fractal artists but for everybody.
Finding the right color combo for your fractals may be pretty tricky, and the coloring can affect the final artwork a lot, sometimes changing it's whole appearance drastically. It is why some color theory info can be a very important tool for fractal artists. Of course it is not a universal rule, but rather a guideline, and will definitely help you to come up with pleasant and meaningful color combinations more easily.
You may read a bit more about it here:
And an awesome, yet underused,
2nd great feature of spring2nd great feature of spring2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconha-rat-kiri:Beaked by ha-rat-kiriHold on by ha-rat-kiri
:iconisider:midnight by isiderspheres by isider
:iconpamonk:Colorful Bright Room by PaMonkSpring Loaded Finale by PaMonk
:iconpeinturealuile:Am124 by peinturealuileAm120 by peinturealuile
:iconseven-s:Gift of Neptune by seven-sSunshine on a Rainy Day by seven-s
:iconsillybilly60:Hawaiian Sunrise by Sillybilly60Candy Sky by Sillybilly60
Response Curves Tricks and TipsA few tips and tricks on how to use curves to make your images pretty.Response Curves Tricks and Tips2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Disclaimer: the images below are not models of perfect curves, but just rough examples of some settings i find helpful.
Also, those are not any close to all possible magic things you can do with curves. Explore ^^
Add contrast to a light Image
Lets say you have a light image with few contrast.
Moving down the dark tones and maybe midtones nodes of the Overall curve will add contrast to it:
Make a dark image brighter
We may also want to do it the other way around: make a very dark image a bit brighter.
Had to go a bit crazy to lighten this up:
green Lights and purple shadows
You can also use the Green curve to add
Platinum SurfJust three parameters with a single ABoxPlatinum formula for Mandelbulb 3DPlatinum Surf1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Maybe you have some fun tweaking around
EMOTE LISTJust a small list of my favorite EMOTESEMOTE LIST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I had to take out the holiday ones and the big ass smileys, apparently, there is a limit on how much info you can put in a journal and I had far exceeded the limit lol
UPDATED LIST JULY 2013
Gods and Goddesses Contest - Win Premium!!!Each year around this time I host a themed contest to determine who will receive the 12 and 3 month memberships that I will give out during deviantART's "Give a Membership, Get a Membership" promotion in December. This year I may even give out a second 3-month membership, who knows?Gods and Goddesses Contest - Win Premium!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Start Date: October 26, 2013
End Date: December 7, 2013
This year's theme is
Gods and Goddesses
There are of course many lists and types of deities from all across the world, so literally, the sky is the limit as to your choice.
To help you get started, I've decided to provide a few links:
Greek Olympian Deities
Greek Titan Deities
Ignore This Random JournalEDITIgnore This Random Journal4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You might want to read some comments here for some more little clue and a param.
Have you ever wonder how to create a fractal like this:
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. And the last one is julian/ring2 flame inside palstic bubbles.
Worry not. I'm here to tell you the secret The secret is xaos. 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 s
deviantID TemplatesWant to have a nice ID, but lacking the ideas for creating one on your own?deviantID Templates1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Then this collection of ID templates might help you to enhance your profile a little bit more!
Of course there are many, many more! So keep your eyes open!
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When using an ID template make sure to read the instructions and give credit - no matter if the template creator asks for it or not!
Isometric Fractal Art Tutorial - Part 1In this tutorial, i will explain how i created some of my recent "isometric" works. For example:Isometric Fractal Art Tutorial - Part 13 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Softwares needed: Apophysis and Chaotica.
Prerequisites: you will need some previous knowledge on how to use Apo and Chaotica. If you have any doubts, please check those out:
Apophysis ManualChaotica ManualXaos RevealedChaotica Editor Basics
Plugins used: square.
Start from blank, and add 1 transform with square = 1. You should have something like:
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 params3 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:
3D fractal trip - Far Away...Pseudo-kleinian fractal animation made with Mandelbulb3D. Thanks to Jesse for the awesome program and FractKali and dark-beam for the formulas ideas and scripts.3D fractal trip - Far Away...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Soundtrack "Conclusion" courtesy of zzzzra, published on "Bedtime compost" label