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Program used: Ultra Fractal 4

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Update: Thanks for the DD! For more background, here's more info on what my thoughts are on it:

Juice is an experiment in color, composition, and texture. Using a unique combination of mapping techniques and fun tropical colors, the result appears as a hand-painted abstract ode to self-similarity.
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Given 2010-07-10
`creativ82 is a fractal gallery veteran who brings joy to the gallery whenever he posts. Juice was a winner in the Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest 2009 and is a gorgeous contemporary piece that whispers "fractal" rather than screaming it. Squeeze all the beautiful citrusy goodness out of this wonderful work. ( Featured by NatalieKelsey )
Juice by creativ82 is a deviation worth writing critique upon. The use of vivid colours is blended with the acrylic-like texture, which makes the image stand out without using excessively technical-hi-def self repetition, or unnecessary spiral fetishism. Repetitive pavings are unique, have a ceramic feeling to them, in my opinion. Hot colours seem to be dominating the image, but the eye is guided with more cold colours us as green, to the left, where iterations get packed closer together. The colour palette goes very well with the shapes, colours give us the opportunity to investigate their minimal tonal changes.
I somehow have the feeling that it has too much of the purple and think that a bit more of soil colours would also fit, and some parts that have pale green should have more texture within them, in order to keep the idea that every single square block is complete within itself, some of the reflections and strokes would serve well in those blocks. I really loved the blocks that have an apparent asymmetry, especially the thin dark purple line in the mid-top block, unable to encapsulte the cel totally.
I am very satisfied with the originality of the piece, I think that images like these will push the frontier of fractal art, and develop our ability to use parameters as brush strokes -I mean as tools of expression, that is one of problems that the community face all times, because it is just hard to restrain the mathematics and it almost always able to create hollow eye-candies with no effort-. As the artist stated, the technique uses a mapping formula, which is something that I am not yet keen on, but gives me the idea that here image is the main purpose and technique is just a tool, any other technique would serve good as well. I think that the theme that the work expresses is a bit vague and the title does not serve well in the quest for a theme. The title is the main clue for any fractal artwork since many images flout in a sea of abstract expression in the fractal community, one is generally guided by the title, if the image does not figuratively pluck a string of image of the viewer. Though the image gently rings some bells when I view it, I am not sure whether it is intentional, but it is beautiful.
Though this image does not have a gigantic wow-factor, it is certainly a fractal that is a pleasure to view, and critique upon.
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The use of vivid colours being blended with the acrylic-like texture makes the image stand out naturally like a jade forest. Repetitive pavings, hot colours, the palette itself, and even the basic shapes seem to be dominating the image as it makes people remind themselves of being little children in a candy store buying these delictable and ingesting them. If Andy Warhol were alive today and saw this artwork, it would remind himself of those soup cans he had made in the past and make him notice how it has left a trail of such inspiration and reference throughout history.
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Dar3Bar3 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely :flowerpot:
JustDash1 Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it Heart 
larryjohnpager Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is exciting, look in the dictionary, I'm sure this work was meant, to be here, lolj
vhartley Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love the simplicity of colors and patterns in this fractal. :)
Gazlan-Sahmeiy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
thx dearo ^^Hug +fav :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
pattiexo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
colours are amazing !
CallieJocelyne Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I seriously love this color palette and the texture is really successful! At first glance I thought it was acrylic. Nicely done.
rougeux Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Glad you like it. :)
SistaSwann Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Heart :D (Big Grin) 
ThePerrperr Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oh, pardon, I meant "eccentric" :-)
ThePerrperr Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How wonderfully abstract
genaulance Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
If I had the money; I would buy the biggest print in a heartbeat.
BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love it! And that's fractal? That's fantastic!
BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yea, it looks hand painted! It's amazing!
akjess Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
I would love to purchase a print of this, but the link is acting up! You can contact me at, please let me know if I can buy one!
rougeux Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry to hear you're having trouble, akjess. I'm glad to hear you like this piece though. The DA store may be having temporary difficulties but they are usually resolved quickly. Feel free to try again any time. If you still have difficulty, I'm sure the support staff at DA would be happy to help you out.
chikalatina21 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
redmustang03 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
This is great work. I know that your artwork has been stolen so this a class action lawsuit being held for this.
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi my friend ...
I'm sad to tell you to watch this ... [link]
This is a major copyright infrigment and here's is a screencap of your dev ...
catluvr2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist

It makes a GREAT postcard.
crazyworld1 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
This is nice! xD
aktigerlily Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
gosh i love it!!
WorldOfWonder Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
This piece reminds me of either artwork to find in a lovely tiled kitchen, or the tiles themselves.
Also, it made me thirsty! Lol. My juice is next to me (and it's purple).
oneNK Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
nice colors and composition! great piece! :+fav:
ArtPassi0n Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
luv it <3
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
This is super good!
Zobble28 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
[link] Have just had this beechwood framed canvas sent to the UK. It arrived remarkably quickly and is absolutely fantastic. We love it. Thank you so much for producing such an amazing piece of art.
rougeux Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for ordering one! Any chance you could share a photo of how it looks? I'd love to see it "in the real world" and on canvas.
ttomagreb Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Sunshine behind the glass wall. Great!
deviantiko Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010   Interface Designer
this is one of the most beautiful things i have ever seen on my computer screen in ages
K2Squared Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
QAuZ Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
This has been featured [link]
catforgiver Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
i dont want comment, speechless ! :|
P3dy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on your well deserved DD! :aww:
As a fellow UF user, I'd like you to check our group, :iconuf-artists: :)
If you decide to join, I'll be able to feature your DD awarded piece,too! :)
I really hope to see you within our ranks :hug:
Cheers, Livia.
FSPIDER Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
sweet workz!!!!inspiring composition
Quaisor Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
bmmb00sh00t Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010   Interface Designer
loooove the vibrant color. it just buzzes.
amangoman Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
this is really quite something...
SpiritGlade Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am amazed that this is a fractal. It's amazing.
leeyool Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Student Interface Designer
wonderful color.... it make me comfortable, relax when i'm looking it... and so funny
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June 14, 2009
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