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PSA: The Church of PNG
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OVER 9000~~~~~!
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Sources of Inspiration
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If I Could DD... Fractal Features!
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If I Could DD Project 2016
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PSA: The Church of PNG
I was informed today that my images had more jpg-artifact effects than usual.  I'm not surprised that my images might have (minor) artifacting, as I save them as jpgs with high quality settings.  Okay, so I might have missed a setting, right?  Except I didn't: DA apparently re-compresses jpg images at a very lossy quality. Here's an example showing the RAW difference between the source I uploaded (right click -> open image in new tab) against the .jpg variant I uploaded myself: Ideally, the image should be black, as this represents the difference between the two images. Unless you expand the image, it might not be very clear to see.  So
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OVER 9000~~~~~!
I know....old meme is old. I'm a dinosaur, and still remember when that meteor hit. Despite having produced over 1000 pieces of artwork over the past few years, a  lesser-known fact is that I also have created over 9,000 total saved fractal files.  Some of these are unfinished, and I expect to work on them later.  Some of these are incredibly interesting, but can't stand up as pieces of artwork because they lack focus and cohesion I expect out of my artwork. Some of you might have seen random previews of my artwork, either through Discord or occasional twitter updates.  Many of these aren't rendered out.  Even though I tend to share the mos
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Sources of Inspiration
What motivates you to craft artwork, or what in artwork do you find inspiring to look at? What elements spark your creativity? Just an open-ended question, out of curiosity. Much of my artwork is driven by tension from light and shadow colliding, and when I see artwork themed on the balance between them, it seems to have an amplified emotional impact to me. One of the reasons I like working with fiery colors is that fire can capture an incredible range of emotion, and inherently forces that tension I so enjoy.
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If I Could DD... Fractal Features!
I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday season so far.  New Year's is just around the corner, and I hope that you all have a wonderful start to what certainly will be an interesting year! Having said that, there was a Community Feature Project going on, where the CV team encouraged you all to feature your favorite art pieces as if you could DD them.  This project has come to an end, and I wanted to thank both LukasFractalizator (https://www.deviantart.com/lukasfractalizator) and gate-teller (https://www.deviantart.com/gate-teller) for participating in the fractal side of this feature! They both picked some pretty awesome artwork, and I've provided a very abbreviated set of samples from their journals.  You really should c
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If I Could DD Project 2016
Have you ever wished that you could feature some artwork as a DD because you thought it was amazing and deserved more exposure?  Here's your chance! This December, we're encouraging you to feature deviants with a journal of artwork that you'd feature as a Daily Deviation if you could. How does it work?Create and publish a journal feature of images that you would choose to feature as Daily Deviations from a gallery of your choice. If you're featuring fractal artwork, link it back to this journal here!  Features for other mediums of artwork should be linked back to the CV responsible for that particular medium. Once the ending date has been r
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