Grenth is the god of darkness, ice, and death. Originally a half-god, Grenth was the child of Dwayna and a mortal sculptor and the first god born of Tyria, with domain over mortality and judgment and called the "Prince of Ice and Sorrow." To Orrians, Grenth was the god of death and judgment, and the patron of strict ethics. Grenth ascended to godhood with the aid of the Seven Reapers by supplanting the previous god of death, Dhuum, in Orr and sealing him behind the enchanted doors of the Hall of Judgement. Grenth then shattered Dhuum's tower inthe Underworld, creating the Chaos Planes. He took his place among the gods in the presence of his mother, in the spot where his father had fallen. As a god, he is attributed to the judgment of the dead, vengeance, and destruction alongside darkness, ice, and death. From: wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Grent…
The first part of my final work, the finishing piece of my studies in the Sara Hildén Academy! *fanfare, balloons, a mighty parade, fireworks, friggin’ soap bubbles and other random celebration crap*
Oh yes, about the name. This work has nothing to do with blackberries. The Finnish name of the triptych is “Takatalvi”, and it is the word for a sudden winter-like period interrupting the spring. (Suppose the straight translation would be “back-winter” or something like that.) I checked out “takatalvi” in Wikipedia, and the English definition for it appeared to be “blackberry winter”. So don’t blame me
Real size of all three drawings: width 74 cm, height 56 cm.
This part of the triptych is probably my favourite. This is the second picture I drew. It was sometime at the end of March when I started it, and drawing it took me something like 2-3 weeks. I think it was this picture that killed my artblock, of at least played a big part in it. Colouring the soap bubbles started turning quite painful towards the end (srsly, they started coming out of my ears), but I guess I had fun otherwise :3
But now there is one small problem… WTF AM I GONNA DO WITH MY LIFE NOW THAT THIS IS FINISHED???? XD guess I gotta think of a new big project…
This was done for a cghub drawing jam, my first one I've spent couple hours a day over the past week to paint it
edit: Thank you so much for the DD, it means so much! This is so exciting!!! And thank you so much for all the wonderful comments! I really really appreciate the support, even if I don't answer all of them You guys are so awesome!
Inspired by the one and only Major Kong. I do this proudly, as I’m not in the mood to comment on every single fav. So when this happens it’s nothing to get mad about. Just think of it as an expression for how awesome you are.
This bubble type was taught to me by my friend, ccdigitalfx Further credit goes to penny5775 and also Platinus and Zueuk. It is my hope that this tutorial is able to help everyone interested to be able to understand a bit more of the intricacies of Xaos and bubble transforms.
Remember, make this fractal type your own and change things around! Play with weights, positions, number of transforms and everything else, and come up with something totally unique! Good luck, and I’d love to see what you come up with!
Points of interest: If you want more of a “dome” effect, substitute Hemisphere for Bubble
When using Truchet, if the bubble isn’t covered, use more pre_blur!
Although not touched on in this tutorial, many of the plugins that can be used have very interesting variables to play around with, like truchet and hexes. Give it a try
Plugins that we have found work with this method (that we’ve found so far, there could be many more!): Hexes Crackle Truchet Checkers Checks Cylinder Wedge Pie Rays2 Epispirial Boarders Flower Separation Hypersphere Stripes Rectangles Tancos Circle1 Taurus Wings Waves2
Firstly I would like to say that I am very much an amateur at Apophysis. The reason for making this tutorial was because I myself found it very difficult to get a version of Apophysis which had the most recent features. Apophysis 7X (developed in 2009) is the version I find the best and most user-friendly.
Fractals I find are under-used all over deviantart and even the web. I hope this Tutorial encourages some of you Mac users such as myself to use this creative program. Hope this tutorial is useful, and most of all that you have fun using it.
Credits: • Kazaskater123 on Youtube, “How To Install Wine On Mac OS X (The Easy Way)”, Link • Apophysis 7X website: Link • Flower fractal displayed on top which I completely learnt from *lindelokse's Blooms Tutorial: Link
A little tutorial about one of my favorite techniques for Apophysis Results may look similar to the julian rings technique, but I personally find lazysusan easier to use please keep in mind that I've been using apophysis only for almost two years, so it may be not that technically unimpeachable
A big thank you to =n8iveattitude1 =f--l--A--r--k =Meckie and ~fractal2cry for the awesome and funny param-pong session we had on the aposhack chatroom some days ago with these params ! It really motivated me to share them with the whole community
you will obviously need lazysusan plugin for it: get it here!
EDIT: added a little tip to make it more customizable and understandable
EDIT: you can check this tutorial from *YarNor too I didn't know there was already one about lazyjulian but methods are quite different
this is an example from my gallery:
I haven't had this tutorial beta-tested by someone else, so if there are errors or problems, please let me know have fun !
Playing around with modular groups, inspired by a talk at a quantum physics conference. So, basically, I create a picture in the upper complex half plane, invariant under unit translation left and right, as well as z->-1/z, where I have a gaussian ball on the y axis, and two attracting points at (-0.5, 1) and (0.5,1).
The upper half plane is then mapped to the unit disc by a Möbius transform, as a final transform.