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Light of the Seraphim by SocratesJedi Light of the Seraphim by SocratesJedi
"I am the Metatron. Don't tell me the name doesn't ring a bell. ... I am a seraphim. The highest choir of angels. You do know what an angel is, don't you?" -Metatron, Dogma

This highly detailed Newton fractal serves as a counterpart to Atom of Authority. It depicts a member of the mythical Seraphim, the highest order of the angels. They are beings that radiate truth and power with such intensity that they are literally on fire and can not be looked upon even by other divine beings.

I'm not sure what to think of my decision to interpret this piece using religious iconography. Perhaps Worf says it best: "These are our stories; they tell us who we are!"

Some Technical Details
This is a Newton fractal of a polynomial in the complex plane near the origin. The zeros of the polynomial were chosen so as to have symmetry. At each point Newton's method is used to find a zero of the polynomial and the number of iterations required to converge to a zero determines the intensity at each pixel. The image was color-mapped and post-processed in GIMP to add vibrancy and to soften some edges that I thought were not very artistically pleasing in the background. The sparkle at the center was also added via GIMP to transform that otherwise mathematically uninteresting region into something more visually stimulating. This method is very similar to the method I used to create Inner Light and Moment of Creation.

This fractal was rendered using a custom program that I wrote.

For once I managed to remember to render this in 4x (3600x3600) and NOT lose the polynomial equation somewhere along the way. The display image should be 900x900 (4x downsampling for anti-aliasing purposes).
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gayboiforever18 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
so epic i wish i could that good
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Kosmic-Stardust Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Sweet! I love the heptagonal symmetry!
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Bloodfast Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
:worship: :wow: Stunning!
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silverb Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
:salute:
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SocratesJedi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Don64738 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it has a nice 3d effect. Beautiful!
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SocratesJedi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Don64738 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Anantarupa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
That's soooo cool! Oooooh my Lord! Oh my my my!
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SocratesJedi Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :dance: I'm glad you like it.
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eReSaW Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
fantastic :sun:
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SocratesJedi Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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