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the beast by piethein21 the beast by piethein21
i dont know what kind of beas this is but i would rather not come across him at night.

i really like the flame (the white is a fractal). so i might make this a perfect drawing one day (when im uber skilled etc).
until then less is more ;)

flame is a tweaked one from ^SuicideBySafetyPin and `f--l--A--r--k ponging in chat ^^. thank you shackers :D i hope you enjoy

you all btw ;)

full view works best ;)
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Ace60 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
very nice work.
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piethein21 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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NothingHere94 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
For the "Get Familiar" project at #ProjectComment.

First of all, I should say that this is a very eye-catching piece, even from the thumbnail(which is why I chose this to comment on). The intricate details on the wings is astonishing, and the picture becomes even more interesting when you notice the neck and head of the beast. I've found, from what I've seen of fractal art(not much) that it's pretty rare to be able to make an actual picture of something, so that's impressive. Most that I've seen are just completely abstract, which is also cool, but it's refreshing to see some stronger concept.

There are some things that could use improvement, though.(in my opinion). It seems like there isn't very much detail on the beast itself; just the feathers. In fact, I don't even see a body, just the neck and head. It seems almost like you added the neck/head/lens-flare as afterthoughts when you realized the rest of the picture looked like wings(Although I will say that the lens flare was clever; it brings attention to the rest of the beast when it might otherwise be overlooked). The wings also seem disproportionately big.

On a whole, I do think it's a great picture, so please don't take my comment the wrong way. I love the concept, and visually, it's stunning.

Also, on an slightly related note: did you use Apophysis for this, or some other software? I've been considering getting into this type of thing too, but I don't know what the best software is, or if there are any free ones.
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piethein21 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool :D you are the second one visiting me :D
that project sounds awesome ^^

as concerned the detail on the beast i know you are right :)
there are 2 reason why i kept most out.
1 : im not that good in drawing xD.
2: the less detail on the beast the more focus on the rest ;)

though there are no wings xD. those are teeth ;)
you arent the first one so i guess i just failed in the fact to make them sharp.
maybe with some wise picked blur it would look better ;)

feedback is always helpfull and i'll try to use it in order to improve ;)

the software used is apo indeed :) everything thats white is made in apo. the brown and the flare in twisted brush (drawing software).


thank you for the comment :D
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NothingHere94 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Is Apo a free program, or do you have to pay for it?

And, of course, you're welcome! :D
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piethein21 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's open source ;)
[link] made the latest :D
theres a link there ;)

:D
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NothingHere94 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Awesome! Now I just need to find a Mac version... Do you know if Oxidizer is any good?
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piethein21 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you can do it with whine is all i know xD.
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The look and feel of an eye glaring at you and teeth being in your face is very impressive, at first glance I overlooked the fact that it was fractal art for a second. Now, as this is a fractal manipulation, I don't know how far you have manipulated it, but I do feel that flames on the eyes would look incredibly wicked. It's a very interesting fractal style, and it's pretty cool. There does seem to be a lot of dead black space in the image, but I'm unsure of what would go there even if you were to change it. The concept is nice and very clear in the image. Very cool, and very interesting :D

Commenting as per request via Project Comment.
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piethein21 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey thank you for the comment.

hoping to bring something different then "standard" fractals (whatever that may be). the thing you overlooked its a fractal is a compliment in that way ;)
the teeth are fractal the eye is made in twisted brush (just some drawing program with layering and lots of brushes). though i could have made it with linear i guess xD.
now making an eye in apo sounds like a challenge and might be a good idea for the ones comming up ;)

as for the black i couldnt figure what should have been there or could have been there. but i guess less is more this time ;) im happy with the composition this way and wouldnt have wanted it differently.

only thing i wasnt sure about is whether i should make the stuff around the eye brown or white. since im not that good drawer this took me enough effort and to just " look what would suit best" i wasnt into making a white one too.
lets just hope it was the right decision :)

I'm glad you liked it ;)

and thanks again for the comment ;)
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Eowulia-MornElda Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student Writer
Funny, from the small view I thought it was wings, now I see the terrifying beast... But I can't help but notice that her teeth look a little feathery. Soft teeth maybe?

I'm not so scared then. Though it DOES look huge. So it must be a bit scary still...

And I love the idea though!
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piethein21 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
don't know whether they are soft xD.
its hard to make them hard ^^ since the "top" isnt theeth anymore but hair or something in like that :)

it does look huge :D after rendering i was afraid to edit much since i like the looks ^^ also the right bottom isnt theeth or anything like that at all but i kept it this way since it was the fractal and i thought it might be cooler to just let it be like this :)
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feldrand Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
pretty awesome... :D
my white shark is a pet against this one... :D
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piethein21 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol xD
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feldrand Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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