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Sandcastles by esintu Sandcastles by esintu
another variation on the disk plasma...

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I absolutely love this piece. You captured what is, to me, the perfect aerial view of sandcastles on the beach below with the waves brushing up foam upon the sand. This hits real close to home as far as childhood memories go...

Although, your technique is nothing new as far as the fractal world goes (what is, really?), it does the job, and well. You did great in representing your concept, which is further enhanced by your title. I'm not sure how I should rate Vision because I don't know what exactly your thought process was while you made this fractal, but I'm going to assume that you had a fairly good idea as to what you were going for.

Once again, a fantastic and rewarding UF work. You've made a lot of progress with the program and I wait in anticipation of more.
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I don't know how critical this critique will be, since I think this is easily one of your best fractals, and definitely the best of the disk plasmas. I think the main thing that gives it such an impact (besides looking like the beach, of course) is the balance of light and dark colors. You definitely got that spot on. Near-flawless composition helps, too. I say "near" because now that I think about it, the fractal could have been scooted a skosh to the left. There! There is my obligatory critique suggestion. It will probably be the only one I can think of, so... time to gush about the textures for a little while! :giggle:

Because seriously... I remember you posting some in-progress params for this asking for texturing help, and I am SO damn glad you didn't take my advice. This is WAY better than whatever I ponged back at you. I love the sand texture especially. I'm looking at it in download view right now and the way it interacts with the swoopy plasma lines is awesome. The wave texture is perhaps a bit visually monotonous (holy crap, a second piece of critique! :w00t:) but I suspect that is only in comparison with the sand texture. Also, I guess it fits with waves/water/seafoam anyway.

Last but not least, the dividing line of white between the waves and the sand is extraordinarily well executed. I appreciated it before but now that I am seeing it in download view it just might be my favorite part of this fractal. I'm having a hard time articulating why though... it's just... the undulating shapes, both on a small and large scale, in addition to the way it appears smoothly and translucently brushed on... it's visually appealing in it's own right, but especially appropriate for the meeting of shore and sea.

Can't really think of a good way to conclude this. Hopefully everything up to this point speaks for itself. :XD:
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
:#1:~ :winner: ~ Planet's Top Fractalist! :wow:
Congratulations on yr big win with this. Great work. You must be seriously blown away. :woohoo:
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esintu Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^; thanks. I'm certainly honored but I know for a fact that there are many more artists who deserve the honors who didn't get it (i can name at least 5 off the top of my head), so I'd like to not take the title all that seriously. I'm definitely excited to have my work chosen to be displayed though :)
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
:clap:~ These things come around but once in a lifetime, usually
Accept with grace when it happens is my motto :rofl:

Take a BOW, NOW!!!! :worship:

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rezahash Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Oh Wow, This is just Gorgeous ! My favorite Complimentry Colors....I cannot believe its a Fractal, it looks like a Beautiful Hand Drawn Piece of Fine Art !
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MelonLogic Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Easily one of the best pieces of art in the fractal gallery as of late.
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esintu Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you think so :thanks:

and nice to see you around again too :D
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vikasscorpio Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Awesome
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IDeviant Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Intense sunshine colour! Sidewinders dancing on the beach :D
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LeXXe Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like this beach =)
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esintu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you do :D
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Baz135 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Needs fractal palm trees :noes:
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LissaMonster Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
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ineedfire Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Love that texture.
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rce-ordinary Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009   Digital Artist
cool
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Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Very cool, reminds me of the beach. :)
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Very funky and sleak abstract shapes, combined with nice colors it creates a nice piece.

This piece is featured in my journal, [link]

/rob
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OutsideFate Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I really wanna know how you add that texture...
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magnusti78 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful shoreline! :love:
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Munch12 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!!!! this looks so cool. Looks exactly like a beach with sandcastles. :clap: :trophy:
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Keeps Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
:w00t: URSA MAJOR
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