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July 10, 2010
`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.
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By rougeux
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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Pommet's avatar
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I am very satisfied by this peice. It is very bright and vibrant. I love it. The technique is fascinating and I must say this reminds me of a collage. I would buy this print, but I am saving for a new camera. I am proud to say some art piece has won me over finally. Most art is generally not my favorite, only because of the fact it is not original and it looks obvious copied. This also reminds me of candy. Yum! I hope you have a lovely day, Creativ. ^-^ I would love to see more! - Alex Mutt.
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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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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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Thank you for a great critique. I agree that there is probably a better title out there for this image. Developing appropriate titles is always a challenge and I decided to go with my first instinct for Juice (despite how bizarre it may seem). I'm glad you enjoyed the details throughout and I appreciate the time you took to write the critique.
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This is exciting, look in the dictionary, I'm sure this work was meant, to be here, lolj
vhartley's avatar
I love the simplicity of colors and patterns in this fractal. :)
Gazlan-Sahmeiy's avatar
thx dearo ^^Hug +fav :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
pattiexo's avatar
colours are amazing !
CallieJocelyne's avatar
I seriously love this color palette and the texture is really successful! At first glance I thought it was acrylic. Nicely done.
rougeux's avatar
Thanks so much! Glad you like it. :)
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oh, pardon, I meant "eccentric" :-)
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How wonderfully abstract
genaulance's avatar
If I had the money; I would buy the biggest print in a heartbeat.
BluDrgn426's avatar
I love it! And that's fractal? That's fantastic!
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Yea, it looks hand painted! It's amazing!
akjess's avatar
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's avatar
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.
This is great work. I know that your artwork has been stolen so this a class action lawsuit being held for this.
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It makes a GREAT postcard.
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