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Architectura naturalis by Vidom Architectura naturalis by Vidom
This amazing Mandelbulb3D software is a constant source of inspiration :dance:

Here I made a single layer fractal architecture, where my main goal was using fog settings to achieve a glassy-windows appearance on the right lower part.
Testing some of my photographs to choose a simple sky, I instead decided to set a natural lush ambiance, with a single photo of a pond I took in a Milan park.
The fractal itself isn't changed but it's quite hidden now, so it's in manipulations category.
Thanks for watching and remember to see it full size! :meow:
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ABlipinTime Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME! I love the way the water blends the scene together.
Having an eye for lighting, though, I'm slightly picky. I would have liked to have seen the reflection of the fractal in the water, particularly on the left side. As it is, all i can see is the trees and the part of the fractal that lies under the water, meaning the top is invisible.
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Vidom Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Water isn't a mirror, it's mostly transparent :-)
I wanted to show part of the fractal underwater, yes, but I couldn't eliminate the reflections of the photo I added. I could duplicate the fractal and flip it to make an additional reflection on water, but it would have deleted the underwater part.
Thanks!
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ABlipinTime Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is more of what I had in mind:
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As for the duplicating the fractal: what program are you using? I use Gimp, so I could cut out of the flip what I needed (given some time) and perhaps change the perspective. It's hard to explain the procedure with text though. :(
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Vidom Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
I understood what you meant, I just didn't want to do it :D
The fractal shape, even if half-hidden in the shadow of something, is always my first priority. Everything I posted is still available on my HD for future tweaking. If one day I decide to manipulate them I'll have years of work ahead and I'll surely use every hint or suggestion I saw in the comments, yours included (I have a good memory)
btw, I use photoshop for post production, your explanation is good enough for me :-)
Thanks.
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ABlipinTime Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see. True, true, it is alot of work.
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And you're welcome. :)
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Son-of-Thunder Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my word!!
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Vidom Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
:meow:
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ChameleonGiant Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
i love the way the structure looks like a new sci-fi (altho that might not be the word i was lookin' for, O well) but still an ancient-based temple. now i really understand what you mean by layerin'.
wat im really lovin' about this peice is that you got that cristal-clear glassy effect goin' on, which makes the whole right side of the building have a more preserving effect look(because i see glass between corners). this looks like a power house of some sort, like a mid-way under water factory or base.i also like how the layering's adding a sortta mist effect within deep of the structure.
wonderful job:)!!
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Vidom Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Thank you so much! :-)
The glass-like fog effect is my favorite part too. I'd like to have time and be able to add people inside the building :-)
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ChameleonGiant Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
the place looks like it would be alotta fun to explore:D! though i haven't seen U create people in your work yet, i bet it'd look cool.
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Vidom Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
For now I invent the places, manipulation will be possible at any time :-)
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ChameleonGiant Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Sweet! :3
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Mordasius Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
It as the look and feel of an Aztec ruin hidden in the rainforest. Beautiful....
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Vidom Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thank you! :meow:
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psion005 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful art :clap:

Me--->:alien:
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Vidom Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thank you :-)
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Fractamonium Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Fantastic! So architectural in design! You are good at this!
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Vidom Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you! :thanks:
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Fractamonium Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
You are welcome!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
WOW!
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Vidom Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
:meow:
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Hyroar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh I like this pretty much. Cool! :)
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Vidom Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Thank you! :-)
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOWOWOW EPIC!!! Really great job Vince!! Very realistic!!
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Vidom Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I'm glad you like it, hugs again!!! :hug:
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bib993 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent!!! Happy Christmas !
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Vidom Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Thank you! Merry Christmas! :-)
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DorianoArt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Artist
Il riflesso nell'acqua e' molto bello! Ciao Vincenzo buon ^^^:santajark: :rudolph: :rudolph: :rudolph: ^^^
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Vidom Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Grazie Doriano, Buon Natale! :iconx-masplz:
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KPEKEP Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
great
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Vidom Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Thanks :-)
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Capstoned Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Very nicely done the way the opacity of the water gives the illusion of reflectivity of the fractal!! Put together seamlessly.
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Vidom Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Thank you!
Actually the water was added later, I was unsure if hiding the bottom part of the fractal was a good thing :D
I'll probably post it without water too :-)
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Capstoned Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes, what I was saying was where you can see thru the water(on the left) to the fractal appears to be a reflection making it realistic :)
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Vidom Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Oh, understood ;-)
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Lhianne Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
really amazing :clap:
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Vidom Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thank you! :-)
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Lhianne Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
You're very welcome :wave:
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very awesome work Vince!
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Vidom Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thank you so much! :-)
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
always a pleasure Vince :)
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viperv6 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done :)
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Vidom Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thank you! :-)
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viperv6 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ur welcome :)
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Chris-Reddinger Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. As always your artwork is truly amazing.
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Vidom Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thank you so much! :-)
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LightBulbMoon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Great !!
From the thumbnail I though some nitwit posted a photo into fractals again :)
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Vidom Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
:D No, it's just a framing...
Thank you! :-)
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Undead-Academy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow:
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Vidom Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
:meow:
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