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Sorrow by StarsColdNight Sorrow :iconstarscoldnight:StarsColdNight 342 81 Moons Stars Sparkles Brushes by Falln-Brushes Moons Stars Sparkles Brushes :iconfalln-brushes:Falln-Brushes 2,829 551 Transparent by SuicideBySafetyPin Transparent :iconsuicidebysafetypin:SuicideBySafetyPin 81 26 Iron Man by lora-zombie Iron Man :iconlora-zombie:lora-zombie 2,371 91 Critical Mass by Len1 Critical Mass :iconlen1:Len1 36 19
Need textures?
We had a feature of drawing references yesterday, so let's take a look at textures now. I must admit that I'm a total freak when it comes to this topic. I love textures, I love making them and I love seeing them everywhere. In this feature I'll also include some tutorials, traditional and digital, so you could learn how to make some on your own.

Metallic Green Textures by Gypsy-Stock
Old Paper Texture Pack by nevermoregraphixold paper stock 03 by ftouriniWood Texture by TammySueSeamless desert sand texture by hhh316
yellow texture by raregirl86yellow cracks texture by ftourini-stockold map by Meltys-stockYellow fabrics by 10grams-stock
Merlin by dazzle-texturesBurnt Orange Patterns Part2 by WebTreatsETCOrange Grunge by R2krw9
:thumb57748722:Red Clouds Texture by JRMB-Stock:thumb97407126:
:thumb276819046:Pink Stripes Texture by emothic-stock:thumb110124321::thumb116788933:
:thumb154539504:purple texture by raregirl86Paper Pack 6 by dierat:thumb167329623:
old victorian blue by ClarabellafaireStockMore Cement Floors by GreenEyezz-stockvintage blue texture by beckastexture 140 by Sirius-sdz
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crunchy outside soft inside by piethein21 crunchy outside soft inside :iconpiethein21:piethein21 62 35
Need references?
Although drawing and painting "from life" is way much more effective and efficient than drawing from photos (I'll be writting a separate journal about this soon, no worries), you simply can't have a person to model for you every time you want to create something. And there are situations when you don't exactly know how to place that bloody hand or if the foot is drawn correctly. Similiar issues can happen with architecture, perspective... with everything you draw. Then, when you look for help, you may stumble upon Stock gallery and you find awesome things. Remember about crediting the used stock directly!

Victorian house by skipsstockCarennac 02 - Old house by HermitCrabStockold house WV by Irie-StockOld House by VacantHaze
House 005 by Lelanie-Stock:thumb84243617:Strange Cone House 5 by FairieGoodMotherHouse by Tintz-stock
Female Blackbird 3311539 by StockProject1Rabbit 01 by 88-Lawstock:thumb11
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Amur Leopard: Fractalius Re-Edit by nerdboy69 Amur Leopard: Fractalius Re-Edit :iconnerdboy69:nerdboy69 51 5 The Tower by PIXAMIGHT The Tower :iconpixamight:PIXAMIGHT 756 155 Atypical pose by commonnighthawk Atypical pose :iconcommonnighthawk:commonnighthawk 3 2
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Apophysis Resources
Get the latest beta version of Apophysis over at sourceforge!
3D Apophysis is finally here!
Huge thank you to Zueuk for his innovation.
Download 3D Apophysis!
Check out our collection for all of our plug-ins on dA!
Off-site plug-ins:
Apophysis Plugin Project's Newest Release:
cyberxaos' Epispiral plugin:
utak3r's Pie Plugin-
Be sure to check out our Gradients collection for all the gradients submitted to the group:
Be sure to take a look at our Scripts collection in ou
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Mandelbulb 3D News, Tips, And Feature
A little MB3D News
Just wanted to mention (In case you didn't know) that version 1691 of MB3D came out Friday. You can grab it at Fractal Forums and here's the link to it! Mandelbulb3Dv1691
Also of note is that some new formulas for MB3D are now available. DarkBeam at Fractal Forums has released a package of 12 and here's that link. New Formulas (The zip file is under this post! It's called And Jessie who created MB3D also put up a couple of new formulas as well, along with a couple of sample parameters. Here's that link! Jessie's new formulas. And here's a link to that thread... http://www.fract
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I am a multidisciplinary experimental artist. I have turned my attention to experimental Fractals. A lot of my Art Images are of Fractals and for those who do not know what a Fractal it is an image built with math, a repetition of the same geometric module over and over, Self same similarity if you will, with different dimensions, according to a mathematical function. Fractal geometry is a new way of looking at the world; we have been surrounded by natural patterns, unsuspected but easily recognized in everything and everybody. I use several different programs to blend and manipulate the range of possibilities allowed through my choices. Some may not consider my work Art but I assure you I put as much work, blood sweat and tears if not more into my work. I believe that the quality of the actual work is what is paramount.

Please visit my work and won't you be the judge let me know what you think!

"Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings." -Victor Hugo…...... Please saving up for the premium Membership


I do not take other people work and make it my own. I am not that lazy or trifling. PLEASE do not take what I have worked hard to do.I do not give you or anyone permission to use my work in any part with out my written permission!!!!!!!!

Commissions.....I will gladly work for points or Memberships or of course good cold hard $$$$



Current Residence: Central Va USA
Favourite genre of music: Old R & B
Favourite style of art: Nature
Operating System: XP Leopard
MP3 player of choice: A Pod of course
Favourite cartoon character: Mickey Mouse
Personal Quote: Pro-Choice, Live and Let Live

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Please Help Ricky Jarnagin

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 8, 2014, 11:29 AM

Several people are trying give  Ricky a leg up...Times are tight and if you can not help financially maybe you could share this around or send positive thoughts his way. He has always been a source of help and inspiration in the fractal world.

Go here:

Greetings Maniacs!

Ricky Jarnagin is in rather desperate need.

He is, from what I can tell, at the rock bottom where finances are concerned.  He's pretty much lost everything.

As a father, and a grandfather, this has got to be a fairly rotten place to be.

He loves to help anyone he can.  And I'm sure his family, being his number one concern, is first on his list.

You know, he started three groups on Facebook - Mandelbulb Maniacs, Lunatics Lair, and Harum Scarum.  He is also quite active on deviantArt.

He has helped so many people with his time, energy, and parameters, that they're countless.

Now it is time for us to give back if we can.

Ricky needs everyone who is able, and would like to, help him out.  In whatever way!

If you are able, donations to this fund would be quite welcome as this is what he needs most at the moment.

Please give if you can - and don't worry if you cannot!  If nothing else, send positive thoughts his way, he can use all the support he can get!

Thank you!


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isider Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018
happy early b-day!

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byzho Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
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Happy birhtday, Melissa! Party :happy birthday: :cakerun: Happy Birthday 
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Happy Birthday Dear Lady!
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Bunger7 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Melissa, I haven't been to your site for awhile and I see that I have missed out on a lot. You have really expanded your portfolio!  Your work is very impressive.  I will visit again when I have more time.  Keep up the great work, creat on!  :)
Pumapelt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student Interface Designer
i am in need of help with points can u help me out plz
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HB :party:
byzho Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
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