I was so much inactive these days that some of you maybe don't even know who am I Well, I was busy at my new job, but now I'm back, and you can try catching me at #Aposhack channel.
It is that time when you can post your thoughts or ideas about new Apophysis. Yes, it is under its way
Be warned though, the new major version number is not for nothing... Apophysis 3 will be a huge step forward.
The most important thing is it will support layers. Every layer can be a flame, a background,
a time-escaped fractal... and probably other types, too. A single design can have as many layers, as you can create.
Isn't it fascinating?
It's also one and the only moment when we can get rid of Delphi and scripting library - finally! It's in C++ with Qt4,
which means it's portable and relatively easy for other coders to mess with it as they like.
The main design is ready, skeleton code is up and running - now I ne
The Ritual - Contest WINNERS!HOSTED BYMore Like This
:iconsupernatural-art: :iconall-artists: :iconhighqualityart: :iconpsychoartistunited:
Time to start the contest! This time the theme is very wide and open to any kind of ritual, it can be a lovers ritual (curses, posions, spells,etc), it can be Demonics rituals, warriors rituals, and more that you can create.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A ritual "is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed in a sequestered place, and performed according to set sequence." Rituals may be prescribed by the traditions of
NEW CONTEST FOR SHARPENED EDGE MEMBERSOur founder, Aura-dawn's motto is "I am a shadow, Step into Darkness, Step into Light." This contest will focus on two themes. The first, one step from darkness, the second, one step from light. It is up to the artist to use his/her imagination, talent and skill to create a piece in any medium, that follows either theme. This includes literature, such as poems, stories but no more than one page.More Like This
The artist has to pick which theme they want to do, only one theme, one submission per artist. This also must be new art made especially for :iconSharpenedEdge: contest,
Also note, that you have up unto the end to change or edit your art should you what to change it for any reason. It is not locked in until the end. This is for your benifit not ours
ALL ENTRIES must contain the following " :Icon SharpenedEdge: One step from Shadow Contest" ALSO Which theme you are entering "Step into the light, or Step into Darkness" Delete the space bet
Challenge No 55 - Spherical GemsWinner of Challenge No 53 - Bubble WrapMore Like This
First place this week goes to WestOz64
Second place is a tie between Gerda1946 and marthig
More work from WestOz64, our first place winner
Challenge No 55 - Spherical Gems
This week, an enduring favorite, if one follows what fractals are posted over time, is spherical gems by Drummerboy08. Let's use this tutorial and make them fractal sparkle!
Peace to all
Movies you loved, but can't rewatchYeah, you read it right.More Like This
Mine is, hands down, Sala samobójców. It is not a masterpiece, but it is. For me, at least. I loved it because it connected to me on a deeper level than any other movie i've seen to this date, the same level as this poem did today. Congrats on the DD once again
Back to the point. I loved this movie. It might seem foolish to those who have no insight on how the smallest things can affect you when you are in fragile mental state (not that the action in the movie was based around stupid, small things). I loved this movie because it is real, not some Hollywood overrated crap. This is really happening, people go through this. Alone. They are scared, they feel misunderstood. Anyone who read my old journals and talked to me on private knows i've been fighting with my depression demons since i was a teenager and because of that i love this movie.
I cried the first
Give the Gift of Art ChallengeHow Would You Express Your Feelings Through Art? DeviantART and Wacom have joined forces to inspire you to give the gift of art! To participate, create a piece of art that illustrates a precious possession-whether physical, emotional, or spiritual-that you would like to share with someone special in your life. ifty semi-finalists will be selected by designated members of deviantART, and all semi-finalists and winners will receive prints of their entry to share with friends and loved ones. Top entrants will receive even greater prizing!More Like This
How To EnterOfficial RulesPrizesView Semi-Finalists
Holiday Card Project 2014More Like This
The deviantART #HolidayCardProject is back for its 8th year! With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In 2013 alone, the Project received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 2,000 deviants from 60 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed by deviantART members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for deviantART volunteers and hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who sends in a card will
Weeee! A DD!!!My sixth DD!! on this one: Ginnungagap.More Like This
As a thank to :iconlady-compassion: who suggested this, I'll feature her for this week She has some brilliant works in her gallery!
And thanks to :iconc-91: who is our fractal GM
Here are some of her work!
Last, but not least: :iconvelvet--glove: who offered the baseparameters for Ginnungagap
Hummingbird Jewel by Velvet--Glove
Go and show'em all love
Today's surprise - DD!HiMore Like This
this is my very first journal entry - and why not start with Daily Deviation I got today. What a nice before-christmas gift!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the lucid-light :iconlucid-light: who suggested it and C-91 :iconC-91: for the feature. Díky moc/Grazie mille, girls! You made my day.
MITSI NEEDS HELPI hate doing this but I don't have much of a choice right now.More Like This
I have a cat that needs help.....
I rescued a very pregnant Mama cat back in February, she had her babies the next day. I named the Mama 'Mitsi' . After 8 weeks of her nursing the kittens I took applications for their adoption (50 people applied) I found amazing homes for all 5 of the babies. I took Mitsi in and had her spayed and got all her shots. Mitsi is part munchkin kitty I think, she has very short legs and she was a feral until I met her. She is fine with me but still very scared of anyone else.
Recently she has been experiencing a great deal of pain while she is eating, I think maybe a tooth. She freaks out and starts running around, pawing at her face. It's horrible. I have her on pain meds at the moment to manage her pain I have her also on antibiotics but she needs to see a doctor. I just don't have the money to take her in and I'm scared because when I run out of pain meds she is going to be hurting
Exhibition opening and promised featureHello people how are you all doing?More Like This
Im doing fine
The opening of my exhibition was very nice . Lots of friends came to see what I made. Also I printed loads of stuff for the exhibition so now im happy with the prints and unhappy with my wallet xD (it cost 400+ euro to buy everything including frames... this is a lot if you take into account that of 10 pieces I already had a frame+ print). Though I hope that bussines is doing alright and hope to get some money back from it.
Here is a photo of the piece im mostly proud of (and also very happy how it turned out on a0) and me at the side xD.
Sorry for not being so photogenic xD.
Also I promised to feature the colours of autumn winners. So here we go GZ to the winners
Well deserved wins I'd say
The Link System - 29th EditionOn behalf of dALinkSystem I'm proud to present you some of our finest worksMore Like This
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.
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
Linked to & &
NEW BLUENEW BLUEMore Like This
Blue Purple Smoke by MarilynsMistress yellow vs blue by sth22art oGhostly Gossip by KittRen
Have a Nice Day by joelwho Sheryl Nome Listen To My Song by kirawinter :thumb257019901: Delicia Blue by ulorinvex Droplets by FlexDreams So Many Weapons 9 by JamesBrey Sirens by abclic Sara Yamo Mirror by WolfsBodymagic Sea Star Lagoon by abclic Blacklight by RavenLeFaye
Siren by ValentinaKallias Shattered memories by Luria-XXII :thumb257200028: 04.06.11 by JarekKas NANA by Phatpuppyart-Studios feeling blue by ntscha Sacred Blood Triumph by Andrei-Mischievous
Fatima by Phatpuppyart-Studios :thumb215820493: Tranquility by Sugargrl14 Night Butterfly by AlexandraVBach Circe Poisoning The Sea by LunarShore :thumb215063264: Red lips by SadSonata The butterfly effect by AngelLale87 Wishes by VinternV A River Of Tears by Ablackwind MOONCHILD by mari-na Rhiannon by tina1138 :thumb244017164: My Little Toy by eclipsy Navi wallpaper by dianar87
Diamond Dust by oORayonOo In The Afterglow by djayART Thalassa by Katerina-Art
Flying High by moondragonwings :thumb132627198:
Fading Blue by Miss-HyperShadow berangkat. by megatruh Dragon of Good Dreams by Isvoc Little Waterdragon... by sanguisGelidus Arctic Night by DolphyDolphiana
Ethereal by LaraBLN Georgia on Ma-Ma-Ma Mind by zweeZwyy
EMOTES PLZ!!!:iconrainbowwaveplz1::iconrainbowwaveplz2::iconrainbowwaveplz3:More Like This
:iconrabbitearsplz: :iconclydeplz: :iconbabeplz: :iconflirtplz: :iconmonroeplz:
:iconiloveyouplz: :iconhalfnakedplz: :iconhaloplz: :iconimthinkingplz: :icondiscoplz: :iconjesterplz: :iconsnooty-plz: :iconstickmandancingplz:
:iconeeeeeplz: :iconteamoplz: :icongrindanceplz: :iconisaydanceplz: :iconangelwingleftplz: :iconthanxsomuchplz: :iconangelwingrightplz:
:icondweebdanceplz: :iconflowerdanceplz: :iconwubplz: :iconlovecuddleplz: :iconsexahplz: :iconilikepieplz: :iconlovepowerplz: :iconomgextremeplz: :iconyeeplz:
:iconxddplz: :iconballoonplz: :iconfuckyeahplz: :iconthanksforfaving: :iconlovemoteplz: :icondoublehugplz: :iconinluvplz: :iconballoonsplz:
:iconilyplz: :icontardloveplz: :iconpancakeglompplz: :icongimmekissplz: :iconnewhugplz: :iconanimatedsustenida: :iconcheerupplz: :iconlovehug:
Global Warming +11Please see updates at the end of the journal.More Like This
I just finished reading the book COLLAPSE, How Societies Choose to Fail or Succed by Jared Diamond.
The book presents a detailed and sometimes tedious list of reasons for which some past societies have disappeared. A major reason, or in some cases the only reason, for that collapse is the mismanagement of ecological problems. Either the problem was neglected, or was discovered but not solved appropriately or solved with the wrong response.
We are generally well informed about global warming and probably tend to simplify the problem by taking just this issue. Al Gore's "The Inconvenient Truth" has contributed to clarify and spread this danger. However, the book in question identifies 12 major ecological problems, one of which is global warming.
As a very brief and biased summary of the book, I include below the list of the 12 problems.
1. Destruction of natural habitats.
2. Overuse of wild foods, especially fish.
3. Extermination of wild
The Showcase - Photography Feature: FebruaryTheFavouriteShowcase - the most beautiful favourites!More Like This
Purpose: to give its members the exposure they deserve.
It's the home of photographers, digital and traditional artists. We're not just hanging your works at our gallery walls! We intend to make people see them.
Let's show some appreciation to our dear photographers
Here's a great opportunity to win a 3 months subscription -> http://egil21.deviantart.com/journal/Some-opportunities-to-win-a-3-months-sub-284864653
Photography from :iconTheFavouriteShowcase:
Sponsored by :iconPhotographyWorld:, :icondalinksystem: ; :icononyx2010: & :iconuae4u:
"What we seek we shall find"
Time, you old friend..I feel lately that my time is so limited. I guess that's why I don't write so many journal either. There are so many things happening here and when I feel that I'm missing so much I feel that time is slipping through my fingers.. strange feeling.More Like This
Also this weather is so annoying, I feel quite tired once I get of work and with all of the low temperatures and snow I don't feel like doing much when I get home. The good thing is that tomorrow I have free because I work at an american company and tomorrow it's Washington's Birthday. So my weekend is one day longer
I think that it was a great idea that with the Valetine's Cards here on dA There were so many great cards and you could just send them to anyone you wanted
I've started reading this week "to kill a mockinbird" has anyone of you read it already? I've only read so far like 90 pages, but it looks like an easy book, I quite enjoy it, but I'd like to hear your opinion on it. Just don't tell me anythi
BLUE'S NEWSBLUEMore Like This
mermaid adventures by mj-magic Iris by rembrantt
Another World by Eltasia Night cross by tomsumartin Blue Steps by EintoeRn blue universe by Ingelore
Fading away by Julie-de-Waroquier
Zhine by bigred-doogster Y G B by Stridsberg
Behind Blue Eyes by UnUnPentium115 Siren by ValentinaKallias Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan 2 by razoomanet Aqua Birth By Sleep by Eyes-0n-Me Hidden by NadiasPortfolio HYBRID.01 by RGFoto Angela's smile by ValentinaKallias silks.black.2 by Mirlenges :thumb268981565:
Tron by vampireleniore Sheen by Strawberry-Venom
:thumb127958168: :thumb55980167: chromaphilia 1 by fudaryli
Light of Freedom by Boneappetit The Seventh Veil by Juli-SnowWhite :thumb145328583: Ice queen by EliseEnchanted Under the Rose by Lidia1794 sleepless night by Digital-Epilepsee Silfide by TitusBoy25 + Vampire Hunter + by OmarRodriguezV
Still Swing by Stroody Flying High by moondragonwings :thumb211099947:
VINCENT - Unforgivable Eyes by Washu-M 11th Doctor by viria13 how could i ever know by zelegend Arctic mermaid by moni158 Hydromancy by AelarethElennar Moonlight by KYRA2410 Winter by Fluro-Knife Indigo by hypnothalamus Horizon by KaranaK Blue Borg by ValentinaKallias :thumb202676300:
Abominable Snowman by joelhustak Happy Father's Day by SpeckledGoblin A Wish Your Heart Makes... by NatPal
The F Word: Interview With lyc---The F Word---More Like This
Interview with lyc
Welcome to another edition of The F Word. On this edition, i have an interview with lyc. Please enjoy my interview with him.
can you please introduce yourself?
My name's Thomas Ludwig, I'm a 28 year old graphics programmer living in UK/NZ. I work for Glare Technologies on Indigo Renderer, and recently also the fractal renderer Chaotica.
What is the first thing that makes you attracted to Fractal Art?
I first played with Fractint way back in the DOS days... colour cycling was one of the cooler things to do back then, but I didn't give much thought to the mathematical basis of these images. In 2003 or so I learnt about the flame fractal algorithm from Scott Draves' paper, and since then have been addicted to IFS fractals in general on a theoretical level. Purely
"BLUE of the Week""BLUE of the Week"More Like This
:iconsparklesplz: And this is the winner: :iconsparklesplz:
Love in a Drift
At the end of the month there will be a secret voting for the
"BLUE of the Month"
[Snowflake] :iconMindStep: [Snowflake]
Disco baby by MindStep The Magic Key by MindStep
Wrong Turn by MindStep Wrong Turn 7 by MindStep
Stairways to Heaven by MindStep
[Snowflake] [Snowflake] [Snowflake]
Stock used for header by:
:iconmidnightstouch: :iconlockjavv-stock: :iconshoofly-stock:
FEATURED WORK - JAN 3, 2012Featured Work: January 3, 2012More Like This
HAPPY NEW YEAR AUS-ART!!!
Amazing featured pieces by our members from our galleries.
The Little Witch by ShaneGallagher Satyress Coloured by TashOToole
Hobbity Goodness by charligal Tinkerbell Hot Pursuit by nyeuble Shots, More Tequila by SlotheriuS
Cherry by UndergroundMemories :thumb197455161: Wanna Hug by Arc-photography
Beached by basilbudgie Coming Down The Hill by djzontheball Glow by MovesInSilence
Denim by Meluxine A rainy day in December by a2star Deep Couture by BethMitchell
Big-Ass Character Sheet (Updating)More Like This
Verse: (The universe your character belongs to. Can be original or fanfiction. [Ex: Original : The name of your book, movie, game or whatever. Fanfiction: Pokemon, Star Trek, Naruto, ect.)
Date: (The date this sheet was completed.)
Full Name: (Self explanatory)
Pronunciation: (Self explanatory)
Nickname/Alias: (Does your character have a pet name, fake identity, or any other thing they like to go by? Put it here.)
Meaning: ([Ex: Emily means "admiring" and William means "protector"] If you aren't sure your character's name has a meaning look it up, I'm sure you'll find something. If it's a fantasy name you made yourself, give it a meaning.)
Origin: (How did you come up with your character's name?)
Title: (Do have a title along with their name? [Ex: Sir, Captain, Ms.])
Pet Name: (What do other people call your character? [kid, squirt, babe, ect] May be insulting, endearing, or a combination of both. May have more than one, if other characters call them different things.
ID Number: (A num
Interview with Matt (Fractorium dev)More Like This
First of all , please introduce yourself to the community.
My name is Matt. I’m 35 and I live in San Diego, California, United States with my wife. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science in 2001 and have been working ever since writing software. This project was done outside of my full-time job as a senior software developer.
And, of course, tell us about your software.
My project has several pieces and can be found here:https://github.com/mfeemster/fractorium/wiki
Before I give the details, I’d like to preface it by saying this is beta software, so you might find bugs or things that you don’t like. Rather than reject it, I would really appreciate feedback so I can incorporate good ideas into future releases.
With that out of the way, here it is:
Ember - A rewrite and redesign of the original flam3 code in C++. In addition to the rewrite, several bu