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I'm an aspiring artist like so many... I don't practice nearly enough so I'm still trying to find my "artistic self" if such a thing exists. I especially love 3D fractal art and at the moment, am getting into 3D fractal animation. I also love philosophical/ontological banter and I always make sure I have my towel close at hand.

Because... The fool on the hill, sees the sun going down, but the eyes in his head, see the world spinning round...

Current Residence: Salvador, Brazil
Favourite genre of music: Indie, Psych. rock, some 80s, Acoustic, Folk rock, "Other"
Favourite style of art: Abstract (traditional mediums) and Fractal
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Wallpaper of choice: Currently, all works by Mandelwerk
Favourite cartoon character: Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Hades, Dory

English Teacher by day, Fractalnaut by night!

Favourite Visual Artist
Salvador Dali, Escher, Mandelwerk
Favourite Movies
The Fountain, Amelie, Finding Neverland, Benjamin Button, Billy Elliot
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
The Beatles, Rufus Wainwright, Damien Rice, Vangelis, Brian Eno, ELO, Diary of Dreams, Tiamat, QOTSA
Favourite Writers
Tolkien, Frank Herbert, Hermann Hesse
Favourite Games
Chess, Tetris, MUME
Tools of the Trade
Pencil, mostly. Mandelbulb 3D. Photoshop.
Other Interests
Art, Philosophy, Psychology, Ontology, Photography, Writing, Webdesign, Fractals

Deeply troubled.

Deeply troubled.

Frazzled.

Frazzled.

So much to do, and yet when I sit down here in front of the computer, I find myself uninspired. Though I AM feeling better than a few days ago, when I was almost completely depressed. The reason is a thing most ridiculous... A thing I've had with me for 10 years, which creeps up on me sometimes, and which I'm afraid will never leave me... A fatigue of life. When I think about everything... What drives me? what inspires me? What makes me want to continue doing all these little things I have to do to keep up in the game of life...? ... Because when I put things into perspective, I realise how little I really matter. How little I really mean t

Am I my actions?

Am I my actions?

My girlfriend and I recently went through a bit of a tough time. We almost ended our relationship, for many reasons, but one of them (certainly not the main one) is that, she says she finds herself wishing sometimes that we had more in common in the way of interests; more to talk about with each other. She complains that especially recently, all I've been able to talk about is fractals. (Completely true. Geek at heart.) ... So this post is for a bit of self-analysis. Over-all, I am an idealist and a "philosopher". I tend to always see things from outside myself, watching myself perceive the world and even observing the way my own mind proces

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Used formulas Mandelwerks 'Claustrophobia ...' by marijeberting
Used formulas Mandelwerks 'Claustrophobia ...'by marijeberting

Thanks very much Jodi for your excellent tutorials, I'm working with MB3D for two weeks and your tutorials helped me a lot
siriusstarsageHobbyist Artist
It's my pleasure! I'm so happy my tuts are STILL helping people...

Btw, I have a new account now at mandelsage.deviantart.com ... Please follow me there as I'll be deleting this one soon. <3
PaMonkProfessional Artist
Thank you for The Watch by PaMonk  
siriusstarsageHobbyist Artist
My pleasure =) Just so you know, I'll be using a new account from now on:
mandelsage.deviantart.com/
A fresh start, with only my best posted! ^^ And if you want to see everything I do, I post all on Tsu (com/mandelsage)
I have summarize the tutorials in a PDF. I apologize :-( for the mistake in the name on the title. [link]