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Monthly Bake Off! Bake Off! Has just a few more days to go - get baking your bread and enter!
The monthly Bake Off! is designed to make you bake or cook something! You have a whole month to plan what you'd like to do and there are various ways in which you can win some prizes.

This month the theme is 'Bread.' You can interpret this how you wish! I certainly didn't bake these rolls from scratch but used a packet mix (cheating but oh so tasty!) and got a little creative with how I arranged them. It would be good to include the recipe in your commets, or a link to the recipe if you took inspiration from elsewhere. It will help with regards to the prizing criteria listed below too...
:bulletblack: - Entries must follow the rules of Still Life Photography - no body parts!
:bulletblack: - One entry per person please!
:bulletblack: - Entries must be your own work.
:bulletblack: - Entries must have minimal photo-man
Monthly Bake Off! Bake Off! Has just a few more days to go - get baking your bread and enter!
The monthly Bake Off! is designed to make you bake or cook something! You have a whole month to plan what you'd like to do and there are various ways in which you can win some prizes.

This month the theme is 'Bread.' You can interpret this how you wish! I certainly didn't bake these rolls from scratch but used a packet mix (cheating but oh so tasty!) and got a little creative with how I arranged them. It would be good to include the recipe in your commets, or a link to the recipe if you took inspiration from elsewhere. It will help with regards to the prizing criteria listed below too...
:bulletblack: - Entries must follow the rules of Still Life Photography - no body parts!
:bulletblack: - One entry per person please!
:bulletblack: - Entries must be your own work.
:bulletblack: - Entries must have minimal photo-man
Monthly Bake Off! Bake Off! Has just a few more days to go - get baking your bread and enter!
The monthly Bake Off! is designed to make you bake or cook something! You have a whole month to plan what you'd like to do and there are various ways in which you can win some prizes.

This month the theme is 'Bread.' You can interpret this how you wish! I certainly didn't bake these rolls from scratch but used a packet mix (cheating but oh so tasty!) and got a little creative with how I arranged them. It would be good to include the recipe in your commets, or a link to the recipe if you took inspiration from elsewhere. It will help with regards to the prizing criteria listed below too...
:bulletblack: - Entries must follow the rules of Still Life Photography - no body parts!
:bulletblack: - One entry per person please!
:bulletblack: - Entries must be your own work.
:bulletblack: - Entries must have minimal photo-man
Monthly Bake Off! Bake Off! Has just a few more days to go - get baking your bread and enter!
The monthly Bake Off! is designed to make you bake or cook something! You have a whole month to plan what you'd like to do and there are various ways in which you can win some prizes.

This month the theme is 'Bread.' You can interpret this how you wish! I certainly didn't bake these rolls from scratch but used a packet mix (cheating but oh so tasty!) and got a little creative with how I arranged them. It would be good to include the recipe in your commets, or a link to the recipe if you took inspiration from elsewhere. It will help with regards to the prizing criteria listed below too...
:bulletblack: - Entries must follow the rules of Still Life Photography - no body parts!
:bulletblack: - One entry per person please!
:bulletblack: - Entries must be your own work.
:bulletblack: - Entries must have minimal photo-man
Monthly Bake Off! Bake Off! Has just a few more days to go - get baking your bread and enter!
The monthly Bake Off! is designed to make you bake or cook something! You have a whole month to plan what you'd like to do and there are various ways in which you can win some prizes.

This month the theme is 'Bread.' You can interpret this how you wish! I certainly didn't bake these rolls from scratch but used a packet mix (cheating but oh so tasty!) and got a little creative with how I arranged them. It would be good to include the recipe in your commets, or a link to the recipe if you took inspiration from elsewhere. It will help with regards to the prizing criteria listed below too...
:bulletblack: - Entries must follow the rules of Still Life Photography - no body parts!
:bulletblack: - One entry per person please!
:bulletblack: - Entries must be your own work.
:bulletblack: - Entries must have minimal photo-man

Are you able to bake/cook some awesome bread? Do you have a camera? 

Y U NO ENTRY MONTHLY BAKE OFF THEN? :angry: :angry: :angry: 


Come on! :la:
I love bread (but I can't bake it), and I'd love to see more entries! You have few days left, hurry up! :noes:

Fractaling Vol. 33

Thu Nov 20, 2014, 1:55 PM


Fractaling Vol. 33


Before we start, krompulos is holding a Mandelbulb3D themed contest! Please, check it out!
Scavenger hunt, Tweak, Repaint Contest and Rules.Hello all and welcome to my first contest.
This is open to all who use Mandelbulb3D.
Please grab the starting parameters here
Contest Parameters and sample imageby krompulos
if you would like to take part in this adventure.
The Rules:
Entries must refrence the original image (so I can find them)
Each deviant may only enter one piece in each category.
The piece must also specify which category it is intended for, in the description.
All entries must be in before Dec. 20th to be eligable.
Note: you do not have to submit entries in more than one, or all categories, if you do not want to.
The Categories:
Scavenger Hunt- Using the original parameters, explore the environment, and render an image that highlights a different aspect of the environment than the original image. Any kind of coloring, lighting, an
Scavenger hunt, Tweak, Repaint Contest and Rules.Hello all and welcome to my first contest.
This is open to all who use Mandelbulb3D.
Please grab the starting parameters here
Contest Parameters and sample imageby krompulos
if you would like to take part in this adventure.
The Rules:
Entries must refrence the original image (so I can find them)
Each deviant may only enter one piece in each category.
The piece must also specify which category it is intended for, in the description.
All entries must be in before Dec. 20th to be eligable.
Note: you do not have to submit entries in more than one, or all categories, if you do not want to.
The Categories:
Scavenger Hunt- Using the original parameters, explore the environment, and render an image that highlights a different aspect of the environment than the original image. Any kind of coloring, lighting, an
Scavenger hunt, Tweak, Repaint Contest and Rules.Hello all and welcome to my first contest.
This is open to all who use Mandelbulb3D.
Please grab the starting parameters here
Contest Parameters and sample imageby krompulos
if you would like to take part in this adventure.
The Rules:
Entries must refrence the original image (so I can find them)
Each deviant may only enter one piece in each category.
The piece must also specify which category it is intended for, in the description.
All entries must be in before Dec. 20th to be eligable.
Note: you do not have to submit entries in more than one, or all categories, if you do not want to.
The Categories:
Scavenger Hunt- Using the original parameters, explore the environment, and render an image that highlights a different aspect of the environment than the original image. Any kind of coloring, lighting, an




Welcome to the 32rd edition of Fractaling!
Please, be sure to go to the deviations, leave a comment and +favlove !

Hevangaard by Fiery-Fire Justof by piethein21
Scarlet flower. by semenocatya 
The Law Giver by AnnaKirsten The City Center by SideShowPresents
Smile by Fiend-V

Go and show these deviants some love!

See you next week! Noes! - C-91


Meet the Fractal Community #14

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 4:38 AM


Meet the Fractal Community #14


Hello and welcome to a new edition of Meet the Fractal Community, a forthnightly series of interviews that highlights a member of our community. The series will go back and focus on fractal artists.

Today, let's have a closer look to wolfepaw.

:iconwolfepaw:

Hello wolfepaw! How are you today?

I'm good, Silvia! Keeping busy with my work, my husband and my art. Not nearly enough hours in a day. But, I would like to thank you for asking me for this interview. I’m honored. 

Christmas Woodland Floral by wolfepaw

Can you introduce yourself to the community?

My dA username is wolfepaw, but my real name is Peggi Wolfe. My education and the majority of my career has been in medical research (35 years of it), most of it spent at Tulane Health Sciences Center (aka Med School). I was born and raised in New Orleans, but Hurricane Katrina took away our house, so I now live in the bustling berg of Natchez, MS. My first submission to dA was actually a photograph in 2007 of fall foliage around our house in Natchez. I never thought much about it until I saw someone had left a comment on the photo and I started interacting with the people of dA. It's been a really wonderful experience and something very different from what I've been used to for most of my adult life and I have enjoyed it immensely and met some really super people. Maybe one day, I’ll actually get to see some of them face to face. That would be cool.

How did you get in touch with fractal art?

I’ve always been a little artsy-craftsy, but I’m not really a talented artist with sketching or painting. I first discovered fractals back around mid 1990s. I actually downloaded some of the software, Fractal Explorer I think it was. But, the interface was totally alien and I had no idea what I was doing and I promptly forgot about it. Then in 2008, I saw a fractal image that a friend found for the wallpaper on her computer. It was gorgeous! I decided to look into it and found that a lot of the software is free for download and that there are tons of free resources for a lot of them. I start first with Tierazon when it was still freeware), then ChaosPro which introduced me to the concept of layers. ChaosPro is a good program to start with and is a reasonable lead-in to UltraFractal (one of my favorite fractal programs!) and how layers work. Then, I found Fractal Explorer and my eyes started to pop out of my head and I spent hours playing with that. Then, I found the glory hole "Apophysis" and the real fractal love affair started! 

I won my first Apo challenge with Spiral Fan. 

Spiral Fan by wolfepaw 

I was so excited! I had actually been voted the winner and I couldn't believe it!! Then, I started making fractal collages using individual "fractalets" I created in Apo. I had so much fun and learned a whole lot about digital editing. Then I won my first contest with the “Apo Rainbow Garden”. 

Apo Rainbow Garden by wolfepaw

That was just the beginning of many hours of great fun making fractals and making new friends through fractal art. There are so many really nice people who are happy to share their expertise to help out new artists. I know I benefitted greatly from these artists and I owe them a large debt of gratitude for helping me grow and enhance my artistic nature.

From your gallery, it's evident that you don't stick to only one fractal program, but use several. Is there one of them that you prefer the most?

Boy, that's a tough question. I would have to say it's a toss-up between Apophysis 7X (Apo - thank you, Xyrus-02) and UltraFractal (UF - thank you, Frederik Slijkerman). I love them both and I find it depends on the look I want as to which one I will go to. They are both very versatile and they both make really beautiful fractals, but I find the look distinctly different, most of the time. I can usually look at a fractal and tell if it's Apo or JWildfire (JW) as opposed to UF or Fractal Explorer (FE) and a whole lot different from Mandelbulb3D fractals. I also love Mandelbulb 3D because of the awesome navigation you can use to look into the images and the amazing 3D fractals it makes! They look more "steampunk" or sometimes even mechanical to me than Apo, UF, JW or FE. I know there are other programs, but I think if I keep trying to learn too many fractal programs, I may not be real good at any of them. But, I just opening up the software and trying out new formulas (UF or MDB3D) or tutorials or plug-ins (Apo) or even more fun, params that other artists share to let the rest of us "tweak" to our heart's content! (I much better at "tweaking" than I am at "twerking").

What would you like to experiment in future?

I would love the learn JWildfire! I have tried it a couple of times and I must be dense, but I can’t seem to get it to work well for me. Plus, it tends to freeze on my laptop, so I take it out every now and then and give it another try. If you know anyone who can recommend a good beginning tutorial for it, I would be very appreciative! I’ve seen some really beautiful fractals and from what I can tell, you can do layers with it. That’s something I wish Apo could do. That’s one of the reasons I love UltraFractal. The ability to make layers and use masks and different blending options can really make a fractal pop!!!

Is there any deviant you'd like to recommend to your audience and why?

That is a really hard question. There are many fractal artists who I think are very talented and stretch the envelope on the craft to amazing degrees. But, if I have to pick one, I would like to recommend Velvet--Glove :iconvelvet--glove: (Chris Martin). I have watched her for years and, to me, her UltraFractal work, in particular her flower and jewel series, are jaw-droppingly gorgeous!!! She is very supportive and offers tips and hints, though she only shares her params for certain things, mostly for instructional purposes. But, I just drool over her work. Her other UF work is wonderful as well, but there’s something magical about her flowers and jewels. So, I can wholeheartedly recommend :iconvelvet--glove: to the community. Here are just a few examples of her artistry:

Jewel of Atlantis by Velvet--Glove Sapphire Scarabs by Velvet--Glove Midwinter Festivity by Velvet--Glove The Arrival of Spring by Velvet--Glove

Amazing, aren't they? Just superb!

We're done! Thank you for your time Peggi!

Thank you so much again, Silvia, for requesting the interview! I hope the readers enjoy it.

Be sure to visit wolfepaw's profile and gallery! :love:

 

It's Fall Again by wolfepaw

Flower Blur Spiral by wolfepaw GlynnSim by GlynnSim by wolfepaw

Have fun and keep fractaling! :heart:


Previous issue:
#13 batjorge


Project Educate: Fractal Week

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 4:20 AM


Project Educate: Fractal Week!


Project Educate Continues!

Shh...click on it, it's a link!!!

Hey guys!!! 
I'd like to inform you that I booked a week for Fractal Art at projecteducate!

March, 23rd - March, 29th 2015


I know it's still soon, but I'd like to have an idea of who is willing to contribute. :la:
Come on, don't be shy! If you'd like to do something for the Fractal Week, please send me a note! :hug:


Fractaling Vol. 32

Thu Nov 6, 2014, 10:59 AM


Fractaling Vol. 32


Welcome to the 32nd edition of Fractaling!
Please, be sure to go to the deviations, leave a comment and +favlove !

Du wirst beobachtet by Bramvan
Untitled (Kinetic II) by Kaeltyk
  Mandelbulb 3D by nic022 
Valkyrie by SteveAbell
Winter Is Coming by Johanna-Eriksdottir  
Arachoctopus by skulkey

Go and show these deviants some love!

See you next week! :noes: - C-91


Meet the Fractal Community #13

Mon Nov 3, 2014, 5:00 AM


Meet the Fractal Community #13


Hello and welcome to a new edition of Meet the Fractal Community, a forthnightly series of interviews that highlights a member of our community. The series will go back and focus on fractal artists.

Today, let's have a closer look to batjorge.


:iconbatjorge:


Hello batjorge! How are you today?

Hi Silvia :wave: I didn't know that in a real interview they ask you this and you can go away :rofl: Anyways, let's say good :lol: Doing some fractals... :pc:

:lmao: Glad to hear that! Can you introduce yourself to the community?

Hi my name is Jorge, aka batjorge.
I live in the Canary islands, Spain and I'm a fractal artist. I've been making fractals for almost a decade, starting with apophysis for later going fascinated by the 3D fractal world going through many other programs like Terragen, Bryce, 3dsmax and many more.

Levitating Fields by batjorge

Wow, a decade is a lot! How did you get in touch with fractal art?

Hmm, difficult to say. I saw a fractal many many years ago, around twelve years ago here on DA, got a new Internet connection at this time and found DA and thought I want to do this one of this days!
There were other programs, like Kai Power tools and Milkdrop and of course Apophysis who gave me the hook :)

We all know you're a great Mandelbulb3D artist.  What do you prefer about this program in comparison to the other softwares?

I prefer MB3D (Mandelbulb3D) 'cause the 3rd dimension of this. There is a whole world inside every scene you create!

Do you feel there's still some unexplored stuff for you in MB3D? What would you like to experiment in future?

Of course there's still stuff to find due to the endless formula combinations in many ways! Sometimes I think I've just started with it :D (Big Grin)
I've read recently that Jesse (the author of MB3D) has offically stopped developing his program Crying but he left a tiny door open, since it is not opensource
If someone continues developing it I would like to see a 64bit version and maybe some OpenCL feature. Other interesting feature would be an unbiased render engine like Monte Carlo but faster.

Armory Center by batjorge Sentinel by batjorge

We're almost done, Jorge! Is there any deviant you'd like to recommend to your audience and why?

Hmm, hardest question ever! 
I would everyone recommend visit shichigoro756's gallery. :iconshichigoro756: 
He draws lovely little cute monsters. A mix of high-tech, horror and always a bit humorous. Definetely it's a must to visit his awesome gallery!
Of course they are so many great artists here on DA that it wouldn't fit in this interview. And I love all my dear fractal mates, naturally! Best wishes to all and keep fractaling!

hone-no-ko2 by shichigoro756 Chibikan by shichigoro756 Usa-badge by shichigoro756

Be sure to visit batjorge's profile and gallery! :love:


Iced Mint by batjorge
Morphing Flakes part 1 by batjorge Power Room by batjorge 

Have fun and keep fractaling! :heart:



Fractal Art DD Roundup - October 2014

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 12:59 PM

Ready for some spooky awesomesauce? :nuu:

Join us on October 31st!

Halloween party&events in the forum and in #CommunityRelations!

Halloween Chat/Forum Events Schedule!Are you excited for Halloween this year?? You should be! communityrelations has a series of chat and forum events along with a special Trick or Treat Scuzzle game for you to participate in this Friday 31st. And of course, the treats will be awesome prizes such as :points: or premium memberships! :la:
:note: All chatroom activities will take place in CommunityRelations, and all times are PDT. Please use a time converter as needed: http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/
Trick or Treat Scuzzle!
What is a scuzzle, you may ask? Well, a scuzzle is part scavenger hunt and part jigsaw puzzle. There will be clues dotted around in the forum threads and it is your job (should you choose to take it) to unravel all the clues and put all the images together to complete the scavenger hunt and the jigsaw puzzle!
Guidelines
Halloween Chat/Forum Events Schedule!Are you excited for Halloween this year?? You should be! communityrelations has a series of chat and forum events along with a special Trick or Treat Scuzzle game for you to participate in this Friday 31st. And of course, the treats will be awesome prizes such as :points: or premium memberships! :la:
:note: All chatroom activities will take place in CommunityRelations, and all times are PDT. Please use a time converter as needed: http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/
Trick or Treat Scuzzle!
What is a scuzzle, you may ask? Well, a scuzzle is part scavenger hunt and part jigsaw puzzle. There will be clues dotted around in the forum threads and it is your job (should you choose to take it) to unravel all the clues and put all the images together to complete the scavenger hunt and the jigsaw puzzle!
Guidelines
Halloween Chat/Forum Events Schedule!Are you excited for Halloween this year?? You should be! communityrelations has a series of chat and forum events along with a special Trick or Treat Scuzzle game for you to participate in this Friday 31st. And of course, the treats will be awesome prizes such as :points: or premium memberships! :la:
:note: All chatroom activities will take place in CommunityRelations, and all times are PDT. Please use a time converter as needed: http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/
Trick or Treat Scuzzle!
What is a scuzzle, you may ask? Well, a scuzzle is part scavenger hunt and part jigsaw puzzle. There will be clues dotted around in the forum threads and it is your job (should you choose to take it) to unravel all the clues and put all the images together to complete the scavenger hunt and the jigsaw puzzle!
Guidelines
Halloween Chat/Forum Events Schedule!Are you excited for Halloween this year?? You should be! communityrelations has a series of chat and forum events along with a special Trick or Treat Scuzzle game for you to participate in this Friday 31st. And of course, the treats will be awesome prizes such as :points: or premium memberships! :la:
:note: All chatroom activities will take place in CommunityRelations, and all times are PDT. Please use a time converter as needed: http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/
Trick or Treat Scuzzle!
What is a scuzzle, you may ask? Well, a scuzzle is part scavenger hunt and part jigsaw puzzle. There will be clues dotted around in the forum threads and it is your job (should you choose to take it) to unravel all the clues and put all the images together to complete the scavenger hunt and the jigsaw puzzle!
Guidelines
Halloween Chat/Forum Events Schedule!Are you excited for Halloween this year?? You should be! communityrelations has a series of chat and forum events along with a special Trick or Treat Scuzzle game for you to participate in this Friday 31st. And of course, the treats will be awesome prizes such as :points: or premium memberships! :la:
:note: All chatroom activities will take place in CommunityRelations, and all times are PDT. Please use a time converter as needed: http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/
Trick or Treat Scuzzle!
What is a scuzzle, you may ask? Well, a scuzzle is part scavenger hunt and part jigsaw puzzle. There will be clues dotted around in the forum threads and it is your job (should you choose to take it) to unravel all the clues and put all the images together to complete the scavenger hunt and the jigsaw puzzle!
Guidelines
Halloween Chat/Forum Events Schedule!Are you excited for Halloween this year?? You should be! communityrelations has a series of chat and forum events along with a special Trick or Treat Scuzzle game for you to participate in this Friday 31st. And of course, the treats will be awesome prizes such as :points: or premium memberships! :la:
:note: All chatroom activities will take place in CommunityRelations, and all times are PDT. Please use a time converter as needed: http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/
Trick or Treat Scuzzle!
What is a scuzzle, you may ask? Well, a scuzzle is part scavenger hunt and part jigsaw puzzle. There will be clues dotted around in the forum threads and it is your job (should you choose to take it) to unravel all the clues and put all the images together to complete the scavenger hunt and the jigsaw puzzle!
Guidelines

Hello! :wave:

I've just created CRFractals, the semi-official fractal group on deviantART, in which you will be able to find infos and features regarding the Fractal Gallery.
For now it's a bit empty, but I hope it will be filled with stuff in the future! :D

To do so, the group needs CONTRIBUTORS.


  • People willing to search for treasures and resources and submit them to the Galleries;
  • People willing to bring exposure to other deviants via features and interviews (needs to be set).
If you feel you're just the right person to be a contributor to CRFractals, please send an application via note to the group.

Include:

:bulletpurple: A little bit about you
:bulletpurple: Which program(s) do you use to make fractals?
:bulletpurple: How much time can you spend on contributing to CRFractals?
:bulletpurple: Is there any other group you contribute to?
:bulletpurple: Why do you want to be contributor of CRFractals?

I hope to hear from you very soon! :hug:
Hello! :wave:

I read a lot of people complaining about Daily Deviations gone from the footer and the fear to miss them. :D If you want to be updated on the DDs without going to the main page of deviantART and clicking on "Daily Deviations", here's something very helpful that you can do. :D

The Stick Menu is a menu bar that "sticks" to the navigation bar. It's customizable, meaning that you can put whatever button you prefer to have shortcuts at your fingertips.

How to enable the Stick Menu


  1. Hover on your nickname on the top right of the page, then click on Settings.
  2. In the Settings page, below Personal, click on Browsing.
  3. At the very bottom of the General Browsing section, check the Enable Stick Menu, right next to Navigation, then click on Save.
Now you should have a dark green bar stuck to your navigation bar, with some shortcuts. On the right, you will find a More link. If you click on it, a list will appear, divided into two parts. On the left, you have your custom shortcuts, while on the right there are the shortcuts you can add to your Stick Menu. Simply drag the ":heart:Daily Deviations" shortcut to the left and it will appear on your stuck bar. To remove a shortcut, drag it from the left to the right. :D Once you're done adding your favorite shortcuts, click on Done.

You don't have any more reason to complain about. Or to miss the Daily Deviations. :P :lmao:

OMG CV + DD Suggestion Guidelines

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 3:01 PM by C-91:iconc-91:


cleaner


Hello guys! :wave:


As you can see, my tick medal has momentaneously changed into a heart :heart:, meaning that I will take care of the Fractal Gallery from this very day! :la:

I'm so excited I can't even. :noes: To do my job properly, I will need your help as community. :hug:

If you have any idea that you'd like to put into practice (contests, special features...), or any other problem or questions, feel free to send me a note. Every opinion matters. :)


Moving on...one of the privileges I got with this new position is that I can feature Daily Deviations. It's not something I'm obliged to do, but I will gladly bring super awesome fractals to the attention of the whole dA community. :D You can send me a note to suggest a piece you feel it's underappreciated and/or deserves to be seen by everybody. :D

First of all, keep in mind that
a Daily Deviation is a feature, not an award. It brings exposure on a site scale for 24 hours. I felt I had to specify it...keep it in mind for the future.
I also invite you to read a few FAQs. :D
FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?

Guidelines:

  • I can only feature artworks that belong to Digital Art > Fractal Art gallery.

    That includes Raw Fractals, Fractal Manipulations and Fractal Animations. I cannot feature anything else (like Scraps). If you come across a fractal wallpaper, a fractal resource or a fractal animation submitted as video, suggest it to the proper Community Volunteer:
    Resources and Stock Images > Fractal Resources shall be suggested to Elandria, PirateLotus-Stock or CelticStrm-Stock
    Customization > Wallpapers > Fractals shall be suggested to TehAngelsCry
    Film and Animation > Animation > Fractal shall be suggested to TimberClipse or kingmancheng
  • Make sure the artist HAS NOT BEEN FEATURED IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS.

    Check by going to the artist's page and adding /dds at the end of the HTML address. Example: c-91.deviantart.com/dds
  • Self-suggestion is not only welcome, but encouraged!

    I heard a lot of people complaining "yeah, thanks for DD but I preferred another piece from my gallery". :noes: If you don't tell the CV, how are they supposed to know? :noes: Don't be shy and promote yourself shamelessly! :hug:
  • Send your note with DD Suggestion (or similar) as subject!


  • Suggest artworks that you want to share with more than 33 million people. :iconteheplz:

    No, seriously. Think about it. It must be an outstanding fractal in its own way. :aww:
  • Write a brief reason why you think that piece deserves to be featured (either you're suggesting somebody else or yourself).

    Doesn't need to be a flowery description, but I'd really like to know why you suggested that particular piece. :)
  • Include the pieces as thumbnails (:thumbxxxxxxxx: ).

    I immediately get an idea of what you're going to suggest.
  • Unless stated otherwise or suggested a piece of yours, I will assume you want to be listed as suggester.

    Regarding this, I can mention only one suggester, so I will go for the person who suggested the piece first (I will go for the second on in case the first doesn't want to be listed). A Daily Deviation is about the artwork, not who suggested it. :)
  • I won't make a distinction between famous and unknown artists.

    If they both have an artwork that deserves a DD, I will feature them. However, the priority will be of the rather unknown artists over the already famous ones.
  • You should write me a note in case you don't want to be featured (on some particular pieces or whole gallery).

    I'd rather not give a Daily Deviation instead of seeing one being removed. :( I already know some people who don't desire DDs, so I'm going to keep a list of them to avoid any unpleasant consequence. :D
  • I don't reply to notes (unless you're suggesting me a piece I can't feature or some other cases).

    In case the fractal doesn't get featured within a month, you're free to forward the suggestion to one of the admins. :D
  • Strongly avoid to leave unpleasant comments on the artwork, in case you don't agree with the choice of a DD.

    It's not the artist's fault. You can send a note to my way and I will be glad to give you an explanation of my reasons. :D For more infos, read FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?.
  • I won't feature pieces that are taking part into contests.

    You can send them my way: if they deserve to be featured, I'll keep them until the contest has ended. :D
  • Every note should be written IN ENGLISH ONLY.


What I'm looking for in a fractal artwork:


You can follow the "critique rule" (meaning that you try on your own to rate the fractal following the dA Critique system and see how many stars you get from that...the more, the better! :D).
Basically, I check four things in a fractal:
  • Composition
  • Use of colors
  • Originality
  • Quality of the render
COMPOSITION: how the fractal is placed in the image, use of symmetry, DOF and lights (for 3D fractals). I suggest you to read ChaosFissure's Fractal Rendering and Presentation which, despite it's a tutorial for two specific softwares, has rules that can be applied to any kind of fractal. :)

USE OF COLORS: A wise use of colors, in a fractal, can make the difference. It can highlight details you wouldn't notice with other color settings. tatasz recently wrote an article about that for the Artist Toolbox week. :D Color Theory for Fractal Artists

ORIGINALITY: It doesn't only mean creating an awesome never-seen-before fractal that everybody start to worship asking "HOW DID YOU DO THAAAAAT?". :lmao: It also means being able to take a really common type (for example, flowers and mandalas for Apo, spirals for UF, AmazingSurf formula for MB3D) and make it stand out among the "already seen" examples, by renovating and adding personal elements to that. :D

QUALITY OF THE RENDER: Please, pay attention to the quality of the rendered image. It doesn't need to be super extra smooth to be featured, but not even the lowest quality possible. :| Try to find values that fit for that particular fractal. :)

Shamelessly long guidelines, but I really care that every point is clear. And now...FLOOD ME WITH YOUR NOTES! :iconallthethingsplz:



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Welcome to the 31st edition of Fractaling!
Please, be sure to go to the deviations, leave a comment and +favlove !

Solaris by FractalDesire
 Galactic Experiment by tatasz Of Ivory and Gold by Swoopswatkill 
Iced Mint by batjorge
Night lights of the ancient city by KPEKEP

Fractal Daily Deviations for the past week:

Phaethic Escapade by ChaosFissure

Go and show these deviants some love!

See you next week! :noes: - C-91
SA Interview - C-91Congratulations to C-91 for receiving seniority on July 7th, 2014! :squee:

What is it like to be a part of the senior hut? How do you feel about receiving the Medal? How did you receive the news?
I don't know how to describe the feeling! :noes: Everytime I think about my new status, I smile like an idiot. :lmao: I don't deny that I hoped for it, but I actually didn't expect to become a senior. It's been a huge and awesome surprise and I need some time to get used to my little medal. :D I hope it means that I've done something good around here, that would make me even more happy! :noes:
I was checking my dA message center on the phone when I saw the journal by fourteenthstar that pre-announced she would have been nominating new seniors during the day. I'm always curious because I like when I recognize somebody from the list
SA Interview - C-91Congratulations to C-91 for receiving seniority on July 7th, 2014! :squee:

What is it like to be a part of the senior hut? How do you feel about receiving the Medal? How did you receive the news?
I don't know how to describe the feeling! :noes: Everytime I think about my new status, I smile like an idiot. :lmao: I don't deny that I hoped for it, but I actually didn't expect to become a senior. It's been a huge and awesome surprise and I need some time to get used to my little medal. :D I hope it means that I've done something good around here, that would make me even more happy! :noes:
I was checking my dA message center on the phone when I saw the journal by fourteenthstar that pre-announced she would have been nominating new seniors during the day. I'm always curious because I like when I recognize somebody from the list
SA Interview - C-91Congratulations to C-91 for receiving seniority on July 7th, 2014! :squee:

What is it like to be a part of the senior hut? How do you feel about receiving the Medal? How did you receive the news?
I don't know how to describe the feeling! :noes: Everytime I think about my new status, I smile like an idiot. :lmao: I don't deny that I hoped for it, but I actually didn't expect to become a senior. It's been a huge and awesome surprise and I need some time to get used to my little medal. :D I hope it means that I've done something good around here, that would make me even more happy! :noes:
I was checking my dA message center on the phone when I saw the journal by fourteenthstar that pre-announced she would have been nominating new seniors during the day. I'm always curious because I like when I recognize somebody from the list


The interview I did in July is finally out! :la: Maybe you want to read it! :lol: I spammed some groups in there. :hug:
  • Mood: Affection
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen OMG I'M SO FUNNY
Welcome to the 30th edition of Fractaling!
Please, be sure to go to the deviations, leave a comment and +favlove !

Beneath the Dome by Velvet--Glove
edaemil by rce-ordinary deep sea horses by ersi
Hangar by Crist-JRoger Obsidian Ornamentation by Swoopswatkill
Walking to sleep by Vidom

Fractal and Fractal Related Daily Deviations for the past week:

Les ecluses de Saiph by Vidom Free Fractal Stock Maelstorm (transparent PNG) by Hexe78

Go and show these deviants some love!

See you next week! Noes! - C-91
Alright, we got a situation!

No, not really. :D But anyway, I felt it was legitimate to write some...ahem...guidelines about the use of my resources (despite I did it long ago but nobody gave a lololol). :lmao:

Ok, so...my resources consist of three basic things:
  1. Parameters;
  2. A gradient pack;
  3. 3 tutorials (Spherical Plants, Tweaking and Flower Field - which, gladly, is no longer available here on dA :eyes: )
Let's start!

Parameters


Parameters are no longer available publicly (except for some older deviations). You can send me a note and ask for them or there's the chance you can get them from somebody who took part to pongs in the chatroom #Aposhack.

While I never say no to somebody who kindly asks for a flame set, I'd reaaaaaaaally like you to write where the params come from in the description of your tweak. :aww: (read = add the credits please)

Gradient pack


No credit required. Seriously, crediting everybody for gradients is insane. :|

Tutorials


This has changed a bit through time, since now credits are not required for the use of my tutorials. I appreciate you took time to read about a technique I experimented and decided to share. :)
What pisses me off, though, would be somebody denying at any cost that they followed one of my tutorials, when they evidently did. It happened, the result was identical, but they kept saying "I read the tutorial, but my fractal has some different steps".

If they ask "did you follow any tutorial", please be honest and state so. There's nothing wrong with following a guide, we all did that. :aww:

ABOUT SCRIPTS:

I'd like you to ask before creating any script from my params and/or my tutorials (not that you want to, but you never know). I don't like scripts and, especially, how people use them, but that is my taste and we can discuss about what to do. :D But remember to ask BEFORE doing anything. :D


kthxbai cookiepies. :lmao: -seeninetyone.
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen OMG I'M SO FUNNY
Some of you might have replied or considered my poll about light years, I shall give you some explanation. :lol:

I was in #devart yesterday and a person started to tell me stuff about how to change my life, how my life will be average if I don't get famous, when they added a sentence like:
"ever though how in space people talk about lightyears? life is fucking short for real you gotta make it count"

So I wanted to see how many of you knew what a light year represents. That's it. :lol:

A light year is the distance covered in a year travelling at the speed of light, in few words. Light travels at almost 300.000 km/s (something less), and a year is made of roughly 31536000 seconds (something more).
Multiply the speed of light for this amount of time and you get the value of a light year in kilometres. :D (9,46 x 1012 km)

Anyway, I'm not here to give you physics lessons. :lmao: Just wanted to clarify that. :D



I didn't publish the Fractaling feature for yesterday. :noes: I think I'll skip for this week (I need to gather more stuff), and also tomorrow there will be the themed feature in DailyFractalFeatures. :D But I'll post some stuff in this journal anyway. :D

On another note, next week I will start my German lessons (:lawoo:) and probably I will take the exam to get the 3rd level of Wing Tjun, though I don't feel that prepared. :shifty:
What about you? Anything to tell me? :la:

Take a look at the Fractal Daily Deviations for the past weeks!

 Departure by batjorge Philosopher's stone by davebold370
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen OMG I'M SO FUNNY
So, I have been tagged from ParadisiacPicture and have to reply to some questions. :shifty: :lmao: But I'll skip the tagging part. :lmao:

1) 
What type of art to you like most?
Aside from fractals, I really love macro photography and pixel art. :D (which I can't do of course because n00bz)


2) Do you have a job and if yes, which one?
Nope, I'm still studying. :D

3) Are you allergic to anything?
Pollen and dust.

4) Have you every been out of the country? (If not, where would you like to go?)
Switzerland, France, Spain, Greece, Malta, Germany, UK (England) and Ireland. :D

5) What do you like the most about DeviantArt?
The Daily Deviations system.

6) If you could only bring 3 things with you on a deserted island what would they be?
A knife, a reaaaaaally long book and a fishing cane. xD

7) Favorite food?
Pizza! :dummy:

8) How are you feeling today?
A bit sad because I departed from my sweetie. :(

9) What inspires you?
Other people's work I may say. :D

10) Favorite song at the moment?
A bit stupid, but Flamboyant by Pet Shop Boys.

Your questions:

1)
What's your favorite TV series?
2) If you could instantly learn another art medium (only one), what would it be?
3) What's the town you visited and loved the most?
4) Where are you from?
5) Can you ride a moped?
6) Cake or cheesecake (pies)?
7) How many languages can you speak (and which ones)?
8) What's your favorite color?
9) Your favorite emote on deviantART?
10) If you could transform into an animal, which one would it be?
Welcome to the 29th edition of Fractaling!
Please, be sure to go to the deviations, leave a comment and +favlove !

Smooth as Silk by Virginia-Fred
Shiny balls by thargor6
Mesh by jhantares rainfall by FabioKeiner
The window colors by luisbc

Go and show these deviants some love!

See you next week! :noes: - C-91
:love: Welcome to the 28th edition of Fractaling! :love:
Please, be sure to go to the deviations, leave a comment and +favlove !

Far Apart (Cloud Castle) by Scahedrii
Roll Tide! by 2Plus2Equals Mother Natures Master Plan by moonhigh
Hidden Gem by poca2hontas
18 09 by kimsmile
Deftly by Wick5ter

Go and show these deviants some love! Love in the Air

See you...not sure if next week because I won't be home. But I'll have a computer, so probably I'll do the feature anyway. :noes: - C-91
The Avatar Contest for the Paint dA Gold Project has been closed yesterday and today we have a winner! :la:
Avatar Contest ResultsMany of you may have seen that recently, at PaintdAGold, we held a mini avatar contest with some really amazing prizes. After a week of rallying entries and prizes, the contest closed on Saturday and we were left with three wonderful entries and a bucket load of prizes to dish out. I'd like to start off by saying thank you deviantART for the support you showed on such a short notice. 

First Place

By happy-gurl
happy-gurl shall receive:
100 Points from Windklang (via pixiepot)
50 Points from pixiepot44 Points from 
  Avatar Contest ResultsMany of you may have seen that recently, at PaintdAGold, we held a mini avatar contest with some really amazing prizes. After a week of rallying entries and prizes, the contest closed on Saturday and we were left with three wonderful entries and a bucket load of prizes to dish out. I'd like to start off by saying thank you deviantART for the support you showed on such a short notice. 

First Place

By happy-gurl
happy-gurl shall receive:
100 Points from Windklang (via pixiepot)
50 Points from pixiepot44 Points from 
Avatar Contest ResultsMany of you may have seen that recently, at PaintdAGold, we held a mini avatar contest with some really amazing prizes. After a week of rallying entries and prizes, the contest closed on Saturday and we were left with three wonderful entries and a bucket load of prizes to dish out. I'd like to start off by saying thank you deviantART for the support you showed on such a short notice. 

First Place

By happy-gurl
happy-gurl shall receive:
100 Points from Windklang (via pixiepot)
50 Points from pixiepot44 Points from 

First of all, I'd like to congratulate to everybody who participated, since they took the time to make a lovely avatar for this awesome event:

<da:thumb id="482048222"/> Now I See by TheOtherKilroy Paint dA Gold avatar by happy-gurl
Thank you so much, TheAncynt, TheOtherKilroy and happy-gurl! :hug:

 
But as in every challenge, there must be a winner, and the winner is...

Reach for the stars ... happy-gurl Reach for the stars ... 


Paint dA Gold avatar by happy-gurl

Congratulations!!! :la:


Let me please you with a little feature from happy-gurl's gallery! :love:

FREE Milotic CAEK by happy-gurlFREE Gold Ribbon CAEK by happy-gurlFREE Mother Gothel CAEK by happy-gurl
Once Upon A Dream by happy-gurl ESS 2013 by happy-gurl Kiss The Girl by happy-gurl
Tricky Treats by happy-gurl The Tournament by happy-gurl Modern Treasures by happy-gurl
FREE Rapunzel CAEK by happy-gurl FREE Ursula CAEK by happy-gurl FREE Ariel CAEK by happy-gurl

Thank you so much! :love: