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About Deviant Core Member Hal TennyMale/United States Groups :iconxtremefractals: XtremeFractals
All Fractals, All The Time!
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Fruit and Flowers by HalTenny Fruit and Flowers :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 72 43 Blue Chamber by HalTenny Blue Chamber :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 54 19 Morning Mist by HalTenny Morning Mist :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 92 17 A Mandelbulb Christmas by HalTenny A Mandelbulb Christmas :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 66 17 Alien Mug Shots by HalTenny Alien Mug Shots :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 43 8 Pencil Neck by HalTenny Pencil Neck :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 43 11 Deus Ex Cityscape by HalTenny Deus Ex Cityscape :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 88 25 Mystery Machine by HalTenny Mystery Machine :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 50 18 Batman Nebula by HalTenny Batman Nebula :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 77 15 Silver City by HalTenny Silver City :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 48 23 Tree Nebula by HalTenny Tree Nebula :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 236 17 Blue Ruby Nebula by HalTenny Blue Ruby Nebula :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 134 15 Iron Works by HalTenny Iron Works :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 139 38 A Good Place To Haunt by HalTenny A Good Place To Haunt :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 67 19 Low Water Retreat by HalTenny Low Water Retreat :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 74 38 Burning Nebula Lake by HalTenny Burning Nebula Lake :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 112 34

Mandelbulb 3D

So Far Away by batjorge So Far Away :iconbatjorge:batjorge 63 13 Industrial Views F by erabyterum Industrial Views F :iconerabyterum:erabyterum 32 15 Fungal Fjord by AureliusCat Fungal Fjord :iconaureliuscat:AureliusCat 31 11 636j9t3a3 by AkuraPare 636j9t3a3 :iconakurapare:AkuraPare 27 7 Dead fish in the dried seas by timemit Dead fish in the dried seas :icontimemit:timemit 58 6 The Spoils Of War by Les-Monts The Spoils Of War :iconles-monts:Les-Monts 121 16 Simplified Complexity by pupukuusikko Simplified Complexity :iconpupukuusikko:pupukuusikko 59 19 Visual Pessimism by erabyterum Visual Pessimism :iconerabyterum:erabyterum 18 10 Lost Prairie by batjorge Lost Prairie :iconbatjorge:batjorge 78 37 Arachno Mechanica by AureliusCat Arachno Mechanica :iconaureliuscat:AureliusCat 31 7 Enveloped by AureliusCat Enveloped :iconaureliuscat:AureliusCat 85 36 Molinos by batjorge Molinos :iconbatjorge:batjorge 211 52 Standout by DsyneGrafix Standout :icondsynegrafix:DsyneGrafix 35 16 Irritated by AureliusCat Irritated :iconaureliuscat:AureliusCat 36 18 Crispy by AureliusCat Crispy :iconaureliuscat:AureliusCat 37 14 Dreams of the Box II by pupukuusikko Dreams of the Box II :iconpupukuusikko:pupukuusikko 21 8




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Hal Tenny
United States
Welcome visitors! I'm glad you stopped by. Please have a look at my gallery to view some interesting images I've created to try to bring fractals more into a real life form. The majority of these images were created by manipulating variables in mathematical formulas in a friendly user interface within the Mandelbulb 3D fractal program. I also create fractals with Apophysis and Fractal Explorer. Most images can be purchased as prints. And images not offered as prints can be set up for printing if you make a request.

Most of my images can also be licensed for use as CD cover art, book covers or web use.

So click the Gallery button above and have a look around! I appreciate your interest and hope you like what I've done.

I also wanted to say thanks to all my friends and visitors that have congratulated me for my recent work as a concept artist on the Marvel film, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2".


Current Residence: North Carolina
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Sansa
Skin of choice: My wife's
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck!

Appalling Deviantart policy

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 20, 2018, 7:14 AM
EDIT: I'm updating this because after almost 4,000 negative comments on the original journal, numerous journal shares and social media comments, Deviantart is going to lift the Geoban on Syria. Mythiril's statement:…  and DA's statement:…

My original journal still remains below.

End edit------------------------------

Deviantart says "We are the movement for the liberation of creative expression." A few days ago, Deviantart blocked all the artists, and indeed the entire country of Syria. Deviantart says "Artists love us because we are an inclusive and supportive community." Deviantart has now blocked all the Iranian artists, and their entire country. They are also (possibly) blocking all the posts about this situation on the DA site by tagging all those posts with a 'mature content' tag so casual visitors, or people that don't have an account here cannot see them. I am ashamed to be here and am considering closing my account, or at the very least, dropping my premium membership so I don't contribute to their revenu. 

The hypocrisy of deviantArtEdit #5
Well, I'll be damned
Staff reply here:…
And we WON! We did it!
and my comment here: stating why this is still up
Edit #4: Iran is geobanned too see here Imagine!
Bravo deviantart, bravo, I applaud you
Please share this, every bit of support counts. I am probably getting my account perma banned after this journal, but I am voicing this discrimination and I want as many people to see it as possible. 
I know people will have various opinions about this. Voice them as you please, but politics shouldn't meddle with art. This isn't fair. This isn't right. You can't deny me service because some politician says so.
Edit: feb 17th: There's a petition now too
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  • Listening to: Fan making clicking noise
  • Reading: Legions of Orion
  • Watching: Still watching Voyager
  • Playing: Minecraft
  • Eating: Nacho Cheese Bugles
  • Drinking: Diet Coke


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BrususArt Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Hi Hal. Thank you so much for the fav on 'Turquoise and Copper'. I appreciate your attention to my work. I love coming to your gallery to look around at all of the really stunning pieces you create. Bruce
HalTenny Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Quite welcome. And thank you!
BanginBz1 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
Mind outta this world 🌑
HalTenny Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I appreciate it!
subhassh Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  New Deviant
Hey HalTenny, i am just trying out the tool mandelbulb, its kinda difficult to understand,
my aim is to do something similar to the psychedelic scenes of doctor strange movie, like the hands growing out fractally, also is it possible to custom make a 3d object and import it into mandelbulb to create fractals of it.. am i understanding the tool wrong? is there any other tool that does that kind of stuff? 

more importantly how do u achieve those spectacular defined structure results in mandelbulb, do u fix an idea in mind or do u free explore and do something?

also r u the one who made those scenes in guardians of galaxy 2 ? great work! 💖
HalTenny Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018
No you can't 'import' 3d objects into mb3d. You can use depth maps of 3d objects to use on heightmaps on planes and spheres. The fractal like hand scene was probably made in a much more full featured high dollar program such as houdini. 

I pretty much explore, but use my saved parameters as a starting point, and also know somewhat the shapes that some of the formulas can create. I never start out knowing exactly what I'm going to make though. 

Most of the concept work I sent to Marvel for the film was reworked by other concept artists, but I did have a large influence on quite a bit of the Palace structure inside and out, floor designs, bedroom bungalows, Caverns and cave and the Ego fractal entity. 

subhassh Featured By Owner Edited Oct 29, 2018  New Deviant
Thanks a ton for the reply!, highly appreciate the way you take time to respond! I will try to explore that depth map feature. ✌ 🧡
LowMentalHealth Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  New Deviant
I am absolutely amazed at what can be done in Mandelbulb. I downloaded it and cant even begin to create anything. The learning curve is insane.
That being said. ALL of your work is nothing short of mindblowing.
HalTenny Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018
I really appreciate it! Here's some tutorials that may help. They are all old. The tutorials were written using older versions of MB3D, so the interface has changed. But if you carefully look around in the same areas I indicate in the screen shots, you can usually find things, sometimes under tabs that weren't there before...…………
LowMentalHealth Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  New Deviant
Thank you so much!

LeaWiggins Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
Hal, thanks for the :+fav: on Firestorm in Space.  I appreciate it.  
HalTenny Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
dragnnn Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
Many thanks for the fave!:) (Smile)
HalTenny Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
Quite welcome~
carlx Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You very much for the fav!
HalTenny Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018
You're welcome~
dragnnn Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
Thank you for the fav
HalTenny Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
specialized666 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hi, have an awesome day :happybounce:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018
Well thank you, and you too. ;)
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