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Butterfly Kisses
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By sharkrey   |   Watch
Published: July 15, 2005
© 2005 - 2019 sharkrey
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For Ultrafractal's July "Spread Your Wings" contest.

No post. The butterflys are from, surprise, the butterfly formula in kec.ufm. The stripes are standard newton. With textures and mapping, each butterfly is 10 layers deep. The image is 42 layers total. Took right at a week to complete.

Thanks for viewing. Comments are certain welcome and appreciated.

#Update - 080105 - This image was vote runner up in the contest! YIPPIE!!!
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Outstanding work!
Magical image.
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sharkrey Digital Artist
Magical...I like that....
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it seems sometime I've tomatoes on my eyes...how could i overlook this??? :boo:....:blushes:
And you have said nothing when I have asked you about this one.... really you're too nice
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cool :thumbsup: :D
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sharkrey Digital Artist
Thank you, sir.
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wowie this is beautiful.. i love how the angles of each butterfly are different.. i also long what looks to be a forest in the background :D .. hope you win... and even if u don't u better be damn close to 2nd or 3rd place!! :shakefist: .... ;)
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Wow...how nice. But regardless of how I might do in the contest, the main thing was that I REALLY learned a lot doing this image. My UF skills bumped up a notch by the time I was finished with this...
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... YAY!! thats even better than winning... :boogie:
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swinck Digital Artist
Nice pattern and details!
Excellent choice of colors!
I really like it!
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sharkrey Digital Artist
Yeah!!! Thanks for the nice comments!
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awsome image man... i don't know why, but it feels like i'm in a Dutch coffeeshop when looking at this. Green leaves and the awsome jamaican looking butterflies. hehe
Good luck in the contest dude , it's gonna be a close one i think, looking at all the rest :)
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sharkrey Digital Artist
Thanks!
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VHS-Guri Traditional Artist
amazing :wow:
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sharkrey Digital Artist
aaaaiiiigggghhhhhh!!!! (thank you)
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sharkrey Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Specatauclar work! The gradient you used on the butterfiles is dead on! :D
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sharkrey Digital Artist
Thanks!
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smitts Digital Artist
Magnificent render! I love the design on their wings. =D
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sharkrey Digital Artist
Thanks Steve...

I had googled some butterfly images, and they all had these black stripes on their wings. So I was wondering how I was going to do that. Then, in one of those "aha" moments, I thought, "Hey, a 6 point Newton would be perfect!" so it worked out ok...

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it.
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An excellent idea!
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nythrind Digital Artist
Love your style with this!! Wonderfully arranged and presented. Great job!!!!
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sharkrey Digital Artist
Thanks...(I'm a silent fan of your work...you inspire me to continue to improve)
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Thank you, I'm flattered, but you're getting on pretty well yourself for only having worked with UF for a few months! This particular peice is really quite stunning, you should be really proud of yourself!!
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