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Psychedelic Splendor by r4v1 Psychedelic Splendor by r4v1
Ive gone back to the psychedelic-abstract style I first started out with. You can see some examples here - [link] and here - [link]

As usual - all done on photoshop, one layer no filters ;)

advanced critique encouraged.


I hope to do more of these, if you want me to do more, please say so in your comment so I can dedicate time to this as well as fractals and video tutorials.
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:iconjasonpgray:
jasonpgray Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018
Wonderful. I would like to walk around inside this picture!
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arapito Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010   Artist
great
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J4FFR0 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
I have seen these colours before, with no digital help :)
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shreyatantia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
wow this is really nice !
can you teach me how to do this?
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shreyatantia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
wow this 1 is really nice!
can you teach me how you did this?
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northangel27 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just fantastic!
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hermitsrme Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
i like this

interesting patterns

and there is a type of motion to it too

cheers
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:iconr4v1:
r4v1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Thanks for the great feedback :D
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:iconwubbahduckie:
wubbahduckie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008   Digital Artist
This is just beautiful!
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:iconr4v1:
r4v1 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
Thanks :)
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:iconwubbahduckie:
wubbahduckie Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008   Digital Artist
no problem!
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faeriecrone Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
:lol: I have the smallest memory bank in the world! I picked this out of Speedy's journal feature as being the coolest thing there! And it is YOU!

you are one of the most enormous reservoirs of potential I have ever known ...
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r4v1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
not to worry, we all forget things sometimes. I'm flattered by your comment :D
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FractalRock Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I know this isn't a fractal, but it is so fractal-like in appearance. It reminds me of hypnagogic vision.
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r4v1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
Thanks for the great comment :D
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Blooming-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
So cool! Great job! I really like this! :aww:
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:iconr4v1:
r4v1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
Thanks :D
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MamaLucia Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The colors, lighting and shapes are cool. And I like the paisley and ripple effects. It just seems to lack a focal point. And a full view makes it more confusing, rather than clarifying the picture or adding needed details.

Perhaps less would be more?
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r4v1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
Its not really meant to have a focal point. However I do understand that the full view is a bit too full-on. Though, it may also be dependant on your screen resolution as when I saw this from I a friends computer I agree with you, but from my computer and the ones at school, it didnt have this effect.
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Viscious-Speed Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007   General Artist
Trippy! They look like planets given a paisley effect. The light that this piece has is brilliant!
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r4v1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
Thanks :D
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:iconfaeriecrone:
faeriecrone Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
I find it fascinating that you accomplish something similar to some of my stuff but with a completely different technique. One layer ... wow! Mine have hundreds sometimes.

Do you build the colors? Or choose them as is?

Plus, did you cut a small portion out of a big painting or did you paint it as is? I am so curious.

Lovely.
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r4v1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
Mine would be so much better with hundreds as I would have more control - but I don't have the patience to or the CPU processing power too.

I start off with 2 / 3 colours and work with them and if I like how I'm doing, I continue; if I dont, I scrap it and start with a fresh set of colours. by continue, I mean add many many more colours - sometimes even upto 9 - 12 at a time.

I partly build them and partly choose as is - it all depends on the first 2 - 3 actions.

I decide how large I want the canvas to be before I start and work on that.

However, unlike my fractals where you can see all of it, I make my abstracts fill up the whole page to give the 'full on' effect as though there is more beyond the frame. I dont crop/adjust anything.
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faeriecrone Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
Most of my paintings are a small portion of a much, much larger canvas ... just to get that same effect.

It is always fascinating to hear how someone else works. Are the colors chosen thematically?
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r4v1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
thematically? is that meaning as though I know what I want in mind? no - I actually just 'play' around with randomly selected colours to see if I like the effect. I always name the title after I make it as I think the art should define the title and not the other way round.
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faeriecrone Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
that is what I did when I started. now I have an idea of something that happened or was said or I saw in my day and that is the start for the basic shape. the colors are always the same.

as you know, I avoid titles altogether unless it is a very personal piece.

thanks fro explaining.
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ashmaster100 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
wooooooooow this is really kl. nice detail, colours fit it well !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :+fav:
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r4v1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
:)
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unafraidsage Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
crazyness... how did you make this? :confused:
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r4v1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
circular gradients (if you look carefully, you will see some ripples - these are the tiny ones and the huge circles are gradients too ;)) and a dash of some brushes bigger than the picture size. Takes a while to work out what you want but I always start off with black - which leaves no trace but a shadow when all the other gradients are put on top.
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unafraidsage Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
coolness =D
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r4v1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
glad you like it :)
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Ravmaster Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
>:@ damn colors! but nice mix and arrangement...
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r4v1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
:giggle:
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