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CAPTAINMAS X-MAS SALE!

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 14, 2017, 5:29 PM
DUE TO INFINITE REQUESTS, WE'VE ADDED SHINY PRINT PACKS TO OUR SHOP!
GET YOURS NOW WHILE SNIPPIES LAST:

 

Exploring the magical world of 3D Fractals

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 16, 2017, 10:38 PM
I often explore abandoned buildings for fun, profit and inspiration:

 

However, these days to get a unique pitch of inspiration, instead of just breaking into abandoned castles, or doing drugs like those "cool kids" from DARE commercials... I slap some math into Mandelbulb software, render it and mutate the result, until something wacky comes out!

If you have no idea what Mandelbulb is, go here: mandelbulb.com/about/

The most interesting thing about Mandelbulb is that the 3d fractals it produces are literally INFINITE - the 3d space spirals on forever, occasionally folding into itself like a mobius loop.

This effect can create great perspective references for "infinite" cities:

 

Alien planets:



Or any kind of sci-fi scene, really:



I use the Navigator window to fly around the render gawking at the odd angles in the perspective/objects.
Often, it provides me with an experience of an environment that exists out of normal space-time where perspective can twist at random, where a little tweak can mutate, merge or fold one infinite object/plane/angle into another.

 

I dream of an integration of Oculus rift with Mandelbulb for a true experience of a 3D space that can fold into itself!
Born too early to go to space? Well at least we can get to explore infinite space created in Mandelbulb.



Eventually, my exploratory flying inside a random Mandelbulb render gets me to an interesting view and I use it as a matte for a painting.

The results speak for themselves:
Fridge Collector by alexiuss Behold Captania by alexiuss Progenitor Tunnels by alexiuss Something creeping in the fog by alexiuss
Doorways to distant worlds beyond the stars by alexiuss

HAPPY CAPTAINIA DAY! AND LIFE UPDATES

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 1, 2017, 6:33 AM
HELLO, MINIONS! AND HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Apologies for the delay with the episode update, it is almost done. I have been busy like a bug on several things and spread pretty thin this year.

What might those several things be, you ask? I AM SO GLAD YOU ASKED.

1. On October 3rd, 2017, my very own squishy human will enter this world. Many preparations have been required for this, and many additional commissioned works have been taken on to ensure everything will be okay! This has meant my wife Nikkita has had to step back from convention related duties in order to look after her health.

1a. It is also convention season, so for many weeks at a time this summer I am traveling across Canada like a Khajit selling wares. Some of the conventions I have been unable to attend due to squishy human related medical problems, but we have some dedicated minions helping out so be sure to say "HELLO!" in your grandest and most frilly voice.

2. In addition to a few other projects: "Studio Cat" Nikkita has been working non-stop on a delicious new website, something that will be easier to navigate, quicker to load, and full of easter eggses. This has also given me the opportunity to massage the story in a way that makes sense, and of course, always adding new content -- new art, new stories, etc. If you're looking for an extra fix, be sure to check out the "Snippy Tourguide" and "I, ANNET" companion book brought to you by our UK crew. They worked for quite a while to get it ready for your enjoyments, making sure everything be perfect.

3. Speaking of a few other projects: Book 3 was officially released a few months ago; we are preparing for official translations in French, Russian, and Korean to be released, and for some boring business aspects: setting up European distribution so at least another part of the world outside of US/Canada can have cheaper shipping rates. Book 4 and updated Art Book are on track for beginning of 2018.

4. RA is also on: Webtoons! Art and journals are incorporated together and being added as time goes on. Please check it out here

5. The Patreon (Click Click) will be picking up after August, in which I'll have access to better internet connection in order to stream and upload videos. During Nikkita's boring business adventures, she found a way to offer physical monthly perks: things like stickers, pins, etc. So be sure to expect that when the Patreon perks are revamped.

With all that said: please expect shiny things within a couple days.

Lifehacks?

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 6, 2017, 4:21 PM
Today I discovered a way to obtain infinite wood!

How, you might inquire?

Just locate a business near you that sells pallets like these:


They throw out/give away broken or old pallets everyday!

With some DIY art creativity (or refs/plans from Pinterest), these old palettes can be turned into fences, patio furniture, and even a backyard shed (I already built a small shed today for mah ancient lawnmower).




Lifehack #2: I also know of a way to obtain infinite flowers for projects like these:

Just visit a local events/weddings hall/chapel on their recycling day.
After ceremonies are done, some of them literally throw away boatloads of plastic flowers.


What are your lifehacks?

DEVIANTART ALGORITHM CHOOSES BUTTS?

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:50 AM
Just posted a painting of "lifalope" on my DA:
Lifalope and friends by alexiuss

What's similar to "lifalope kitten" is apparently BUTTS:



What.
ಠ_ಠ



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Thu Dec 15, 2016, 9:59 AM

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Fri Dec 9, 2016, 10:01 AM



WHERE DO YOU THINK THIS HOLE LEADS?



BONUS POINTS FOR DRAWING YOUR ANSWER!

Best looking DA profiles?

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 3:14 PM



Hello friends in arts!

I am looking to spice up me profile / get a DA makeover / play with all the widgets, (as amazing :iconskyalin: recently gave me core membership)

Are you watching or know of anyone with a really awesome/creative/cool/unique looking profile?

Post a link to it below and help me get inspired~!

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Sat Dec 3, 2016, 5:44 PM



COULDN'T LOCATE AN X-MAS STAR, BUT THERE'S A LOT OF SKULLS IN OUR STUDIO SO:


SUGGEST A SEDUCTIVE POSE/OUTFIT FOR STEVE THE SKELETON (ON THE RIGHT SIDE) FOR MAXIMUM SUMMONING OF X-MAS SPIRITS!

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Thu Dec 1, 2016, 12:50 PM



WHICH OF THESE LOVELY LADIES WOULD YOU CHOOSE?


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Sat Aug 27, 2016, 1:24 PM



WHAT IS BEST PLACE TO GO ON VACATION TO?

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Fri Aug 19, 2016, 10:18 AM



I FEEL LIKE SNIPPY.

HAS EARNED A PROMOTION TODAY.



TO WHAT RANK SHOULD I PROMOTE HIM?



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Tue Aug 16, 2016, 2:20 PM



WHY DOES SNIPPY HAVE NO FRIENDS? 



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Sun Mar 27, 2016, 12:47 PM



WHAT IS BEST TASTE IN UNIVERSE?

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Sat Mar 26, 2016, 2:03 PM



YESTERDAY I GAVE SNIPPY THE GIFT OF "FEAR".
WHAT GIFT SHOULD I GIVE HIM TODAY?

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Sun Mar 20, 2016, 10:15 AM



SNIPPY NEEDS TO BE MORE PREPARED FOR FUTURE DISASTERS.
WHAT TYPE OF A DISASTER SHOULD I INITIATE TODAY?

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Sat Mar 19, 2016, 10:17 AM



WHERE DID MY LEFT SHOE DISAPPEAR OFF TO??!

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Fri Mar 18, 2016, 3:30 PM



WHERE SHOULD I HIDE SNIPPYS LEFT SHOE?

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Mon Mar 14, 2016, 11:32 AM



CAPTAIN IS ALLERGIC TO NUMBERS 9 AND 5.
WHAT ARE YOU POTENTIALLY MOST ALLERGIC TO?

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Sun Mar 13, 2016, 5:13 PM



WHAT IS BEST MC DONALDS VALUE ITEM?