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The Scent of the Night

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Apophysis 7x and a little photoshop for hsb/contrast adjustments and tiny signature :)

downloadable wallpaper pack includes the following resolutions:
:bulletblue: 16:10
1280x800
1680x1050
1920x1200
:bulletblue: 16:9
1366x768
1920x1080
:bulletblue: 5:4 / 4:3
1280x1024
1600x1200

I wasn't used anymore to work again with an horizontal layout :lmao:
yes, it's a tweak of my "crystal rose" and "seasonal whispers" fractals ;) based on ~skellorg's tutorial.

more of this kind from my gallery:


enjoy and please do not edit or redistribute outside DeviantART, thanks :)

UPDATE Jan 20th 2013:
©2013 lindelokse - Chiara Biancheri
editorial rights for this artwork belong to Arnoldo Mondadori Editore.
© Arnoldo Mondadori Editore per l’uso in editoria.
Published:
© 2010 - 2020 lindelokse
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Superb flower... I love the colors!

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This wallpaper is absolutely gorgeous!
The starry pleated effect on the petals is a nice touch along with how it moves from cool to warm, giving a nice "pop" to the wallpaper. And the sparkles add interest to the negative space and really add a layer of polish to the piece!
The title, "scent of the night" captures the essence of the piece perfectly in my opinion, so can't really see anything wrong with it at all!
It was also very kind of you to include all of those resolutions in the pack for everybody.
Overall this is amazing, both as a wallpaper, and a stand-alone piece.
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This is the most beautiful wallpaper i ever seen in my entire life!!!! LIKE SERIOUSLY HOW DID THE ARTIST DO THAT?!!! ILL GIVE 5 STARS!!! GUYS IF YOU AGREE WITH ME ILL WATCH YOU!!!!!!! [Now ill tell the details on what it looks.] Well what i see here is not just digital art, it's creativity well i have no idea on how did the Artist do this. Like how did He/She had that idea on His/Her mind it's amazing i appreciate it soo much i can't Paint like that because i am not really good at it. HOPE YOU AGREE!!!
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Thank you Marianne, you are very kind and I'm glad that you like my image.
However, what you wrote is not a critique, it is more fit to a comment :)
Thanks!
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I really love this picture. Painting isn't super overblown with different colors (I usually check that thing first). Resemblance with colors is great. Dark color (blue, black) gives it a nice mystical effect and if added yellow/golden color then it becomes absolutely magical and sparkly. Yellow also gives it glowing effect what I believe makes this picture the way it is, beautiful. If you would ask me, I maybe should've added something more to it, maybe some water drops or more glowing effect around the middle, but that is it. I have never seen something this before so I can say it's very imaginative and original. Thanks for reading! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="387" title=";) (Wink)"/>
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Thank you very much :)
I'm glad you liked it! This was also one of my first experiments with this style so I'm extremely happy to see it appreciated! :thanks:
Have a great year!
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I thank you, and I'm really glad you like it, but this is not a critique :)
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¿How you made this?

It's amazing!!! I can't believe this, the colors and the lights, the shadows, are very soft but hard at the same time.

You have a perspective in this picture, but I think that this are inside of water, the little points of light.

I love this picture, every time I always want to search a wallpaper but this is amazing and a sweet light.

The red to violet to blue to black... wow!

I really love this, thanks for upload it!

sorry, my main language is not the english^^

have a good night and have a good day!
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beautiful. the color is v vivid and it gives this nighttime, mysterious, dark look. it shows a lot about the creative and inspiring artist. you are an amazing artist with a loely imagintio. I wish I could draw like you. you are so awesome. yoe btter than I am by the way. it kes a lot of talent to do this. you are an amazing person. you are special and unique in every way. always remeber that and persue your dreams. never ever give up no matter what anyone says or thinks or does. you rock.

-ZeroTheCreepypasta / Jynxx Iero / datemoartistperson
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This is really good. You can see it is a crystal flower and I like nature. Not only that but it has good detail and color. If you add this to your computer wallpaper, this will make it look as you're in a beautiful land full of the flower above [Duh] I'm rating 5 stars for this. Also, the artist used a advanced art program. I got to say, this is seriously good. Everyone has a different opinion on this wallpaper i'm commenting on. Everyone think this should be fair for artists that like it. This is very good artwork here :3
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Omg. This artwork, It's so cool! The colors is awesome! You did a really great work. The quality is so high! and it's seems so real, Arn't this a HD picture? Becouse When I see on it, I got much feelings. A bit sad, and a bit happy. The program you used, Must be very very good. It's just looks like a can't stop looking on it. Thats awesome! Your work was awesome for me. And much more persons. And when you look on it, Petty much, You see its like a space, Thats so cool! You did a awesome work, Keep that up!
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No prob, its beautiful and HD. Its not too light and the dark feel isn't preventing people from viewing it, which is perfect for people who like its beautiful/dark feel.

Originality:
Though its a different flower, its still sharing the same exact style and template almost always.

Technique:
BEAUTIFUL. Just perfect, and very very realistic. The color pops WITH the flower and not separately from the flower. The water shows you how it flows.

Impact:
WHOA. Its so pretty I can't really talk lol. Its impact would involve a dark feel with beauty and understanding in a way when you look at it.
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this piece of art is beautiful. if anyone thinks its bad go die in a hole! any ways it reminds me of an artist of a young age she was a pencil artist and she creates sculptures of mystical creatures and beautiful plants that would cure you. I even have a sculpture of a unicorn by her. it is beautiful! keep up the awesome and gorgeous work of yours!!!

this piece of art is beautiful. if anyone thinks its bad go die in a hole! any ways it reminds me of an artist of a young age she was a pencil artist and she creates sculptures of mystical creatures and beautiful plants that would cure you. I even have a sculpture of a unicorn by her. it is beautiful! keep up the awesome and gorgeous work of yours!!!

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that's O.k I do agree with you but I love it so much even have it as my desktop background picture it's so beautiful
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Thanks for taking the time to write this... but I think it would better fit a comment than a critique, because you're not telling me what is good and what could be improved... :blushes:

I have accepted "critiques" lacking real feedback before, but your "note copy of paragraph is for extra words" definitely convinces me that this time is not really the case to do that... I'm sorry, I don't mean to be rude or disrespectful, but stating that you just copypasted one sentence to fill the - not really enormous! - required amount of words doesn't make me appreciate what you wrote, it looks like mere lazyness... See I probably wrote more words than you here!!!

You can read an example of how a good critique (though maybe even too kind!!!) is written here fardareismai.deviantart.com/cr…

Again, sorry, but I won't accept this critique, despite the good votes you gave to me.
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this is by far the most beautiful flower i have ever seen. I love the design and the color scheme. The way all the lines and shapes came together is wonderful. I love the 3D effect as well. Just By this picture I can really see why the title says :The Scent of the Night". Great job and if anyone thinks that this is a bad picture tell them to come to me cause this is amazing and I would really love to have this picture in my art gallery. Your a very talented artist and keep up the good work.
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This is a really neat art piece. It has a realistic feel, but at the same time it feels unrealistic. Like a flower put into a dreamy world.

That's what the flower reminds me of- a dream, a fairy tale. The sparkly wisps and the soft glow of the inside of the flower really create this fairy tale-esque feel.

I love the different "layers" of the flower. It adds depth. Detail. It creates the feeling that the flower is a very large object in the world. Like a spiraling tower, full of wonder.

There's something almost poetic about the art. I think the wispy lights and calm feeling add to it's poetic feel. I personally hate poetry, I can never understand what it's supposed to mean! However I think I have an idea of the art's "story". I imagine something a bit like Alice in Wonderland, full of wonder, mystery, but yet still familiar to our own reality.

I think the artist crafted the flower very well. I love the lighting on the flower, it really paints a picture on how bright the flower's inner light is. I find it very detailed, each one of the petals unique, and thus creating a more believable flower.

One thing I really dig about the art is how it was put together; things seem to get "softer" or less clear the further from the center of the flower you get, almost like a depth of field effect. The wispy lights appear almost as if underwater on the lower petals, again creating a dreamy feel.

I have two main complaints. The first: the watermark. I understand why watermarks are put into place, but they always seem to ruin the atmosphere of the art a bit. It's like watching a TV show that really moves you, and the big loud commercials come on- they completely ruin the mood.

The second complaint is the background. The background leaves a lot to be desired, in fact, (and I mean complete respect to the artist) I find the background to be almost boring. I would loved to have seen a reflection, or more of the flower, or at least a bit more color variation than just black. This is just my opinion, and it could be argued that the background keeps the focus on the flower. I just prefer to have more detailed backgrounds.

Aside from those complaints, the flower is spectacular! I really love how the artist really keeps your attention at the center of the flower, while still not losing too much detail on the rest of the flower. Excellent job!
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Yeah, I figured that's why the background was more plain. I would've liked maybe something like a depth of field effect on something- like continue more of the flower or something, so you have the blurred space for icons. Just an idea! :) Glad you liked it!
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a good idea indeed, worth working on :thanks:!
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Hehe, your welcome! :)
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Thank you very much for the very kind and thoughtful critique, I really loved to look at my image through your eyes! I agree with most of what you said, also, on the complaints too :)
the watermark is there for obvious reasons (since, being a wallpaper, I'm sharing a full res image for free) but I find it very annoying too. I should probably try to make a more subtle one for possible future wallpapers ;)
For the background, I agree it's too hollow and poor, and as you can see I tend to fill my images the most I can, for I suffer of horror vacui :D the only reason it's like this it's because this is a wallpaper, so I tried to keep it simple to make it more suitable to a desktop, with space for icons ;)
Thanks thanks a lot :thanks:!!!
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This is one of the most beautiful wallpapers I have ever come across. You should be proud. Not to mention you took the liberty of giving Numerous resolutions for people like me who are either too lazy or stupid (or a little of both in my case) to figure out their screen size. Truly a magnificent piece. If anyone disagrees, they should get their eyes checked. Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess. The color is absolutely astounding and the effects truly bring it to life! I would love to know what program you used to make this.
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:thanks: thank you very much for your very kind critique :aww:!!!
I made this with Apophysis 7X by `Xyrus02 , with some minor brightness and colour postwork in Photoshop :)
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