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Empress Jewel

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Ultra Fractal 5.02.

Another attempt at jewel making in UF. This one was rather more difficult than the simple orbs that I used in "Art of the Goldsmith" but eventually I worked out some (hopefully!) convincing highlights to give a glassy look to the jewels. Some of the textures are imported, I'm enjoying the extra challenges and creativity that this facility offers.

So here it is, an emerald and pearl fractal jewel creation, fit for an Empress! I hope you enjoy it... it took me forever to polish all those gems, you know. :faint:

:bulletgreen: Other images in this jewel series that you might enjoy can be found in my Fractal Jewels gallery here: Link
Art of the Goldsmith by Velvet--Glove Golden Earring by Velvet--Glove Mood Brooch by Velvet--Glove Jewel of Atlantis by Velvet--Glove

We all need more time so to anyone who may 'fave and run' on this piece or any other: thank you in advance. :rose:
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caclegal's avatar
Absolutely Stunning!!!!!!  I don't know how you do it, but I surely am glad that you do!!!Clap :clap: :clap: :clap: 
Velvet--Glove's avatar
Thanks. I did this quite some time ago but it's still one of my favourites too. :D
caclegal's avatar
You are so very welcome!!  It must be a very nice feeling to look back on earlier work and realize you like it as much today as when it was created!!!!  My guess is that you have many, many such fractals!!!
Velvet--Glove's avatar
I do but sometimes it's only when someone comments or faves an old piece that I go back and look at it anew. I do forget about the details sometimes so it's quite satisfying to take another look every so often. :D
KirstenStar's avatar
I've come back to this so many times wishing I could play in UF, now that they have a version for a mac on my OS I finally am getting to play! I'd like to ask about the sort of paving stone texture you use behind the jems, would you consider sharing? I really love that texture and would love to have a go at playing! (heck, I'd love to play with all the params here LOL)
Velvet--Glove's avatar
This is a  pretty advanced image! That texture is actually an imported texture tile image that I have tiled over the background trapshape. It's not something you can make with UF, I'm afraid. The gold texture is an import too.

You can begin to learn this stuff by following Ron Barnett's tutorials here: Link
You need to go through the tutorials in order as they all build on what's gone before. That is how I learned how to use plugins for this kind of work. The material can be hard going as he covers a lot of ideas but if you persevere you will learn tons! Just take your time and practice lots. Understanding and familiarity will come in time.

On that tutorial page you will find a link to a textures zip file you can download.
I recommend you do so for there you will find what you seek.
;)
KirstenStar's avatar
I've only tried importing an image once so far, made a cool planet LOL. Defo an area I need to learn more about! Especially if THIS is the sort of cool stuff you can do with it! LOL
Thanks for the links, will be checking them out when I'm fresh (getting pretty fuzzy headed today, been doing boring chores)
Dark-Dezire's avatar
Beautiful work.  This one makes me think of broken Jade, because of the glow.  I enjoy piecing fractals together myself.  I'm just starting to post some of my work.  I tend to lean towards Mandala designs.  This is very stunning.  Out of curiosity how long does one take? say this one... approximately.
Velvet--Glove's avatar
Thanks very much for your wonderful comment. :aww:

I did this one quite a long time ago now but it is quite a complex piece for which I had to develop some new techniques in Ultra Fractal, the software I use. I was doing some extensive experimentation around this time as some new features had been introduced to the program that nobody had worked with before so it was quite challenging.

These sorts of images get worked on over quite a few sessions and days as I refine and polish the details. I would guess around 20 hours work went into this particular one, I suppose. A similar one today would maybe take me 5 or 6 hours because I understand better how to do it now. :)
chetje's avatar
This is wonderful work !!!
Velvet--Glove's avatar
Thanks very much, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it!  :iconflowerthnxplz:
Lion6255's avatar
Wow you have done some amazing renders...But Green is my fav color!!!!
Velvet--Glove's avatar
Thanks for your kind comment, I'm glad you enjoyed the colour scheme!  :iconflowerthnxplz:
Absolutely gorgeous.  I make banners and profiles for Facebook and almost cried when I saw your "do not use".  lol  You make such beautiful pieces.  Thank you for allowing us to see them.  I think this green one is my favorite, but it's hard to decide, they are all so pretty!
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Thanks for your enthusiastic comment and :+fav:, I'm glad you found this so appealing.  :iconflowerthnxplz:
GoldenEarthAngel's avatar
Definitely my favourite so far. I have a real affinity with the colour green. These colours are so varied yet so vibrant and the texture is awesome. :D Keep up the great art!
Velvet--Glove's avatar
Thanks for your wonderful comment, I'm glad this appealed to you. Thanks too for the :+fav:s today and for adding me to your watch list.  :iconflowerthnxplz:
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There are lots of riches here and in my gallery for you to collect and enjoy! Thanks for the :+fav:s today. :heart:
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:iconwhitedancingflower2: Thanks very much for stopping by to comment and fave! :aww:
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