Consciousness And ArtFrom time to time I am known to think heavy thoughts. One thing I have been thinking of, as an abstract artist, is this: What constitutes the foundation of an art consciousness. What I mean here is simple. How do we "perceive" the artful and how do we know it is really art as opposed to a "semblance of art". So often there has been a chasm between artists who work with traditional mediums producing traditional images as opposed to those who utilize non-traditional mediums producing non-traditional images. I frequently hear that fractal art is a misnomer. I even hear it in my own head! I question that perception as I perceive great beauty and a sense of the human spirit in my art and the art of many other fractal artists. So my question is this: What do others think of fractal art and how do you think it satisfies the human soul as an artform or not? Please answer this question below in the comments section.More Like This
I NEED HELPERSedit. Added more details in the explanationMore Like This
Be patient and read everything. Tell me if sthg remains unclear as soon as you can.
I am looking for a set of new sample params that will be included with the next Mb3d x2, that will be a formula update + a param update.
You CAN CONTRIBUTE AND YOUR NICK will be in the param name.
Resulting images must be elegant, incisive and clean, with a stepwidth of 0.5 to min 0.3! I will be very exigent with those requirements! Sample images are examples of elegance in my eyes.
no decombines. (ALTERNATE MODE each formula can have any number of iterations 1 to 20, leave maxiter to 60 as it's fast to render). And no weird looking images. Remember the elegance rule, fractals are not random
Use neutral colors. That means; not full hue ones, prefer those more grey-ish, in general. You always can use coloured lights (just not use all the colors in the spectrum at once if possible) - and you can use dynamic fog also AND any other option in postpr
The Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con-test, Now with Prizes!We are starting a recurring contest, to begin in the new year.More Like This
What is your artistic vision of the future?
What alien species will we encounter as we journey into the cosmos?
How will it look when we set foot on an exoplanet?
What will the robots/machines/computers that take over the world, and enslave us look like?
What kind of post-nuclear mutants will there be?
What will a eutopean paradise be like?
What is your favorite thing from the retro future? hoverboards, flying cars, self cleaning homes?
These are just a few ideas to spark an imaginary voyage into science fiction.
Create a piece which captures the essence of sci-fi from your perspective, and send it to us.
Art, the final frontier. These are the artistic voyages of our Members and fellow deviants.
Our two month mission, to seek out new concepts, and new deviations.
To boldly go where no artist has gone before.
Please submit your entries to the Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con-test folder.
Submissions will open Ja
Scavenger hunt, Tweak, Repaint Contest and Rules.Hello all and welcome to my first contest.More Like This
This is open to all who use Mandelbulb3D.
There are some good, solid entries so far, check them out here
To get started on your entry, grab the starting parameters here
Contest Parameters and sample imageby krompulos
Entries must refrence the original image (so I can find them)
Each deviant may only enter one piece in each category.
The piece must also specify which category it is intended for, in the description.
All entries must be in before Dec. 20th to be eligable.
Note: you do not have to submit entries in more than one, or all categories, if you do not want to.
Scavenger Hunt- Using the original parameters, explore the environment, and render an image that highlights
Pong Chain - Link-Up![Update #2] Rules & ParametersMore Like This
Here are the Official Rules of The Pong Chain
#1 Post-processing adjustments to color, contrast, editing of minor errant pixels, frames, signatures and the use of backgrounds is perfectly acceptable.
#2 The starting formula are the only formula to use. No adds or deletes. You may toggle off or on, Julia. Please don't switch to DECombinate mode.
#3 Post your work within 72 hours of it being your turn. If you know in advance you will be unable to take your turn, contact LightBulbMoon. With enough advance notice, arrangements will be made to accommodate the situation. If no confirmed arrangement is made, after 72 hours, the next link in the chain will take their turn.
Remember, this is really about having fun so don't stress out it there is a minor hiccup in the schedule.
#4 When you post your work, mention the next artist listed in the schedule in your description. The schedule is
Important News - [Contest - (Closed)]Hello all dear members!More Like This
Our affiliate group love-new-artists is holding a contest.
Here's some information about it.
The theme of the competition is "Unposed Portraits"
The Competition will also be open to All Members of Affiliate Groups
Submission Folder: "Contest: Unposed Portraits"
- All submissions must be in accordance Group Submission Rules
- Contestants are allowed to submit more than one entry
- Judged submissions should be submitted by August 15, 2014
500 points x 3 for the most special works
250 points x 4 for the Runners-up
So, take your chance and win Prize!
Edit: Closed has closed.
Group Competition Ends Dec. 21 Update 3Update 3:More Like This
Please submit entries by Dec. 21.
We've had some great entries so far. Let's see more
Please donate prizes!!!! Prints, commissions, and I have a donation pool on my home page just for the competition.
Based on donations so far, I'm modifying prizes to be the following:
1st place each category: 6 months dA membership
2nd place each category: 4 months dA membership
3rd place each category: 2 months dA membership
Honorable Mention each category: 250 points
All winners will be featured in a special folder and in a journal feature.
One category -- Work inspired by a piece in CosmicRoots -- has only one entry so far. If there are not at least eight entries in that category, there will be no prizes for it, but points will be given for having participated.
I've created a donation pool on my profile page http://reedymanedkelpie.deviantart.com/ for anyone wishing to contribute points for competition prizes.
*** So far we've received donations
Sun, sea and sand - CONTEST! CONTEST!More Like This
This has been a while coming but lets get this show on the road
At DailyFractalFeatures we are pleased to be announcing our first contest!
THEME: the theme as chosen by a poll is SUN, SEA & SAND
Were are looking at works either inspired by the shapes and forms of the coast and of holidays and vacations or the colours of the coastline and seaside and vacations
Entries can be either abstract focusing on the colours alone
Or more representative focusing on the shapes
STARTING DATE: Tuesday 5th MAY 2014
ENDINg DATE: Tuesday 3rd JUNE 2014
there has to be a few - please read them through!
anyone is allowed to enter - not just group members
entries must be either Fractal or Fractal Manipulation certain
Last Contest/Challenge for March....More Like This
:iconxtremefractals: is now officially 3 years old!
First began by the awesome :icondsynegrafix: along with :iconmaldudemaker: and :icongypsyh:
Then along came :iconladycompassion: and a little while later :iconlightbulbmoon:
We have had wonderful contests and challenges and now have over 35 of some
of the coolest fractal artists on DA. As well as around 1200 members "on the books".
Our last challenge will be a simply creative one...and k
Easter Challenge * UPDATE* points give away!Hello everyone!More Like This
This is a quick note to say we are now going to be giving out prizes to winners!
There will be 3 equal winners and each will receive 50 points each
So get creative as the competition closes on the 16th
We are looking forward to seeing your lovely creations
As Easter is coming up, we thought it might be fun to have a small challenge, just for fun. We've created a gallery folder for it, with a limit of 2 deviations total per member. The theme is Easter, please feel free to interpret it anyway you like.
It begins today, March 25th and closes on April 16th as we all do have lives outside of dA and would like to take a short break after the challenge.
The folder is now open. We will only accept things made for this challenge. You don't have to include anything in your Artist's comment (although feel free to if y