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You Turn It Into Light by OutsideFate You Turn It Into Light by OutsideFate
I was feeling extraordinary cheesy in the moments i made this :D

Made for everyone who has been supporting me so far :la:


EDIT: made it a little less of an eyesore :D
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:iconfardareismai:
I had a long day at work so this critique will be in list form. :P

The good:
:bulletred: Your hue variance. A lot of times when people pair complementary colors like gold and blue, they leave out everything else. But here, in the dark areas, they mix to create a greenish tone, and in the bright areas, pinkish-peach goes through. The subtle hue shifts add a lot to the more obvious, dramatic blue v. gold contrast.
:bulletred: Textures, especially in download view.

The bad:
:bulletred: Your value variance. Though you have a good balance of light and dark, it seems that everything is either very bright or very dark with little exploration of the midtones. Even though I know you don't postprocess very much, it almost looks like this one got overcontrasted in photoshop or something.
:bulletred: What are those little black spots at the center of the bright points? They're obnoxious and you are usually better at getting rid of that stuff. Did you leave "repeat gradient" checked on accident or something? If the gradient is just being really difficult and you shrunk them as much as possible, maybe try masking them out?

The I'm-not-sure:
:bulletred: I usually don't like zoomed-out julia-esque fractals because they get too repetitious. There's self similarity, and then there's "once you've seen one part, you've seen it all." Part of the difficulty of fractals is straddling that line, I think. Anyway, I kind of feel like the exact rotational symmetry is hurting you here. I oftentimes try to obscure/vary those exactly self-similar structures by adding a layer that doesn't follow the pattern or using limited iterations or something. HOWEVER. I'm not 100% sure if that is the right course of action for this fractal. Varying it too much might lessen the bold statement of the image, and that would not be good. Sometimes, simple is better... :hmm: So, maybe vary it up a little bit but not enough to really obscure the structure? Even just a small iteration-dependent color-tweak would go a long way, I think.
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turon-marcano Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
beautiful
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Quaisor Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
ooh i love this color combo! it's like an explosion of happiness!
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:iconelectricdementia:
ElectricDementia Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
:meow: Pretty! Although I don't think I've been doing much support...
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guagapunyaimel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
you feel cheesy..
You -->:cheese:
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