Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
FRACTAL DAWN by DeepChrome FRACTAL DAWN by DeepChrome
I've seen quite a few fractals making use of the "rising above water" look, and I've always wanted to do my own spin of it. My idea was to make the "rise" look more realistic by putting in some fog that obscured the horizon, and playing with the color shift from close perspective to far.

After a while I remembered my old Moonrise in Cosine piece, and decided, "well, call this a sequel, and do morning colors--you got 'em anyways."

The fog is a combination of HSB noise and digital painting. I had to do a few layers to get the watery effects right with the filter I had for it. But the fractal is pure Apophysis, with no postwork blurring or anything done to it. :) A few gradient layers too. :shrug: This is definitely more postworked than my usual, but I think it came out nicely for the effect I was trying to get.

Hence, this is in the Fractal Art gallery because the fractal itself hasn't been overtly manipped beyond recognition as a fractal. While not as extensive as *swinck's work, it's certainly more extreme than I think some may be used to.

Title, postwork, border, done in PS 7.0.

Let me know what you think. Maybe I'll get back into the terrain-fractal mixes again. I haven't tried anything against a pure cloudscape from Terragen, for one thing.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconkarolajna:
karolajna Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007   Photographer
wow, your works are awesome! how do you do them? Geez.... :)
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Program called Apophysis for the fractals, and Photoshop for the drawings.

And some creative boredom so I start making things. :D

And thank you. :bow:
Reply
:iconarso28:
arso28 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
that's just great man!!
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :bow: This is one of my all-time favorite fractals that I've ever done. It's nice to know others agree with me there, heh. :D
Reply
:iconofficiallyabi:
OfficiallyAbi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with Sastrei87 - this would make a killer poster!
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :bow:
Reply
:icongroxx:
Groxx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
It's a cool combination with the smooth and lined sections... though I like the others better :) Great gradient again ;)
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :) This was my first one, actually. As you can guess, I refined the process every time.
Reply
:iconleoniezurakowsky:
LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005   Digital Artist
This is a great collage (as I like to call them). I always fail to understand why a fractal cannot be "postprocessed". Just rendering makes them processed! So I wonder what the argument is! If one is using UF, the results are totally postprocessed, so what? We're talkin art here! It goes by what looks best, not by the numbers that make it up (unless you are a mathemetician which many fractaleers are not!

I've just started using Apo with other programs to make backgrounds and collages so I am starting to get a feel for "what looks right"! Too me, anyway! Before it was just a matter of getting the object centered!

But there are too many similar Apo images out there and wading through them becomes a tedious task. I often wish that people would at least take the time to use all the controls that are available - especially in the gradient and bright functions! Why not!?! Is it too processed!?!

I just found out yesterday about the newest version and it's so wonderful! It gives one way more control and precision. Nonetheless, I see nothing wrong with fixing up images of any kind in one's graphics programs - they can often be vastly improved to make a story or deeper impression.

Anyway, you did a fantastic job here! Fave!
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: I completely agree.

Some fractal artists like *swinck heavily post-process their stuff. Even =creativ82 and some of the heavy hitters touch up their fractals. I know I do if I catch any jaggies, blurring, color issues and so on. :shrug:

And then there are the purists, who like to keep a fractal as untouched as is. Basically that is, it's rendered out by Apo, and then left alone. Nothing wrong with that, but it's nice to at least tweak it slightly to soften it or put a title on it.

I'm in the middle. I can do "purist" pretty well, and I can also do "postworked" as well. I see nothing wrong with either way as long as the fractal brings an integral part to the piece.

Some people do some absolutely awesome collages made up entirely of different fractals all placed in the same piece. The really good ones are impressive to look at, and clearly took time to render, time to tweak, and time to assemble.
Reply
:icongroxx:
Groxx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Well said indeed :D
And as to those who say they can't be post-processed... I generally point them to creativ82 as well (still my favorite). Though I hadn't seen swinck... thanks for the linkie :)
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: Thank you.

Yeah, I post-process anywhere from subtly to greatly. Depends on what I want to do with it afterwards. Sometimes I just want it to look nice, and subtle. Other times I use the postwork as part of the piece.

For example, my last fractal, I basically wanted to be red and blue, period. No purples, which were sneaking in. So I went in and postworked till it was purely red, or blue. That's a good case of postworking fitting the purpose. The Fractal waterscape series is another. I had a direction I wanted to go, and it wasn't about touching up.

Someday I want to try for some more twisted, more heavily retouched stuff--like swinck's, but my style--but I've yet to figure where to start. Someday I will. :)
Reply
:iconleoniezurakowsky:
LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005   Digital Artist
Well said!
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: Thanks.
Reply
:iconjacl35:
jacl35 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool indeed : )
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
Reply
:icongabrielxavier:
gabrielxavier Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
Hrm. I don't see a single Jaggy. Very smooth, and the water-rising blur effect is a nice touch.

Nicely done. :)
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D That's because I got rid of 'em all...;)

I'm glad you liked the water effect. I wanted to take it to the next level in a way. Maybe we'll see some more interesting attempts at this kind of thing down the road? I can only hope. :shrug:
Reply
:iconscreamincricket:
ScreaminCricket Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005   Writer
Heh. Maybe it's just me, but instead of "rising moon", this screams "leaping dolphin." Love it!
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, the colors would do that. :lmao: Hey that's the beauty of fractals. There's always something else to see in them for each person. :nod:

Glad you liked it. :)
Reply
:iconbareck:
Bareck Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRReally aweshome! looks like this would make a great ad. i like the whole concept
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D Glad you liked it so much.
Reply
:icondmschenk:
dmschenk Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005   Digital Artist
Awesome job! I love how you pulled the color from the fractal to make the fog!! :D
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I figured the background was the sky, so the basic blues came from that. Then I realized sunrises always had a bit of pink, and since the fractal had the pinkness, I figured, "oh, there we go."

And it was the fractal's colors that gave me the whole "dawn" concept after fooling around with the water for a while. :D
Reply
:icondmschenk:
dmschenk Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005   Digital Artist
:D
Reply
:iconsequential:
sequential Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to see that you made the water effect fresh and different. I've seen many artists overuse the effect, but this is really nice. :)
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: Thanks. That was my intention. I've always wanted to try the water effect, but I got sick of seeing the same "flat wall" effect fractals can give that kind of landscape. Vowed that if I ever did it, it wouldn't be cookie-cutter.

I'll have to try some more of these. I just had a moonlit-night idea that needs the right render. :D
Reply
:icontrainstationblues:
Trainstationblues Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005
mmm...very nice. I really the soft tranquility of it.
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :) Glad you think so. I was shooting for the classic 6-am sunrise you see in posters, paintings, and the movies. Those are usually very peaceful, and colorful. :D
Reply
:icontrainstationblues:
Trainstationblues Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
Yeah, I think you were very successful in capturing and expressing your intent:)
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
Reply
:iconfractalgrrl:
fractalgrrl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005
Oooooooh!! Instand +fave! You've got most of my fave colors in there, DC.

You know, when I first started making fracs, no one was using Photoshop very liberally on them, and there was the whole war about the "purity of fractals," etc. Frankly, art is art, and sometimes the mix is just right. It sure is in this one. Fabulous job.
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I kept the fractal "pure" as it was in terms of actual alteration to it, so the purists shouldn't have too much trouble with it. It's the environment that it's in that I altered the hell out of. :evillaugh: :plotting:

I'm glad you liked it so much. Thanks for the fave.
Reply
:iconfractalgrrl:
fractalgrrl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
Well, it's a great series and very well done.

And it's my pleasure. This way I get to look at them more. :)
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Glad this series appeals to you so much. I've had a lazy spell lately, but methinks I'll be soon up to more fractaling tonight. Bwhaha. :plotting:
Reply
:iconsastrei87:
Sastrei87 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Woah, a lot of these would make awesome posters.

-Stefan-
Reply
:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Glad you think so highly of them. :)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Canvas
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts
Download JPG 1207 × 1202




Details

Submitted on
November 30, 2005
Image Size
658 KB
Resolution
1207×1202
Thumb

Stats

Views
1,941
Favourites
25 (who?)
Comments
37
Downloads
91
×