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Fractal manipulation.

Iíve long admired cemetery statues of angels - the carving and shapes in them is absolutely astounding
So I decided to try to recreate one using fractals and photoshop.
This piece was Created using fractals made with apophysis and assembled together using photoshop.
Three of the pieces included are those from my fractal stock
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Featured in Digital Artist Magazine as a side feature alongside an article
Issue : #8 (published 17th July 2010)
Article title : Figurative fractals and Photoshop

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Thankyou.
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:iconmidnightdream2:
midnightdream2 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student Photographer
Howdy ^^

Just wondering if you have a lit template with this :D

its awesome btw
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i don't think i do have one at the moment i will check - if there isn't one already give me a couple of days to catch up with things and i will get one made for you
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midnightdream2 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student Photographer
Awwwww thanks ^^ :hug:
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ok took a bit longer than i thought cause i been so swamped under but here you go [link]
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:iconionicchange:
Ionicchange Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
my god thats beautiful, im in love with angels :D
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you are too kind thankyou for the compliment - when i can find it ( my computer files are so untidy atm ) i do intend to upload the stage before this to my scraps indicating all the individual parts i used to put this together some of them i made into stock because the wreath shape, the hands and the wings are decidedly useful pieces to have around i've had people ask how i made the parts but in truth at the time i was very new to apophysis so it was a lot of 'what does this button do' and every so often i got lucky and found some really good shapes
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:iconionicchange:
Ionicchange Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
awesome thx for the watch as well
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
not a problem and thankyou for the watch in turn :hug: i think as we work in similar ways i have to watch you because i might learn something or gain some new and interesting inspiration from doing so :D
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:iconionicchange:
Ionicchange Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
yay! :giggle:
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
that and with the quality of your fractalmanips ( i just faved your sword one cause i have one similar somewhere lol) i'd be stupid not to!
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:iconionicchange:
Ionicchange Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
lol i have the hilt its just the thing with it i have an awesome looking hilt i just need to find good fractal blades to fit into the hilt, and those arent easy to make cause wel idk maybe i just dont have luck for those :P but if i could make some blades i could put the hilt on and i could make a hell lot of em like that :D
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rockgem Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
the blade is tricky as fractals are more prone to curves than straight lines - thats what bugged me when i was making my 'dagger' fractal
however it could be a case of looking to more curved scimitar like blades or ornate dagger blades for inspiration :D
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PLK217 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
You are right. The angel sculptures are amazing and inspiring. And you captured it.
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so much for the compliment i think i was just really lucky to manage to find the right sort of flowing shapes for this - even more so ones that worked so well together
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MariDeSharden Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amaizing! :love:
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you are too kind - thankyou so very much for the compliment :hug:
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:iconangegardien:
Angegardien Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   General Artist
Simply beautiful
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:blushes: you are too kind - thankyou so much for the compliment
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:iconangegardien:
Angegardien Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010   General Artist
My pleasure, just telling the truth
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LizWymark Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
beautiful! heaven sent!
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: you are too kind - thankyou so much
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:iconcreated-by-caz:
Created-By-Caz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely gorgeous.
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so much :hug: it surprised me how well this worked out in the end i was just really lucky as to the finding the right shapes within the random batch fractals i had saved and banking on them fitting together - somethign which they seem to have done perfectly
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Created-By-Caz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You really do have a way with these fractals.
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
as long as i team them with photoshop! :giggle:
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:iconabnormallynice:
AbnormallyNice Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaah! I looove angels :D
Besides for the "seven sins" hearts you did, this might be my most favorite!
The wings look very interesting.

Awesome job :)
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: glad you like this - i have created a few fractal angels before but nothing so in depth or indeed in detail as this one - its certainly interesting to me when i line them up and notice how much my style of working like this has changed so much in such a relatively short time
the wings i submitted as stock as well because i loved the expressive shape of them
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Saiki-Spirt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
amazing work and very realistic-looking
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rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so very much for the compliment it took a little time but the result it seems due to the amount of positive feedback received is well worth it
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Saiki-Spirt Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
always is worth it
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anathematix Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty.
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so much for the compliment :hug:
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anathematix Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Fateless-No-Forever Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pointing out toward the horizon, where I long to be...

Gazing at the rising sun from afar...

For I am locked in a place, far, far, far, from where I long to be...

Loves it, Gemmy. ^^
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow - what a fabulously poetic comment! :love: thankyou so much for the compliments - and PLEASE say you are going to use this comment and writ some fabulous poetry! :eager:
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Fateless-No-Forever Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol. Of course i will. And ya wanna know something cool? I am replying to you on my new phone!
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
oooh! shiny new phone-ness :dance:
lol remind me to catch you on Y!M or something then i can send you the image and ya can put it with your poem :aww:
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Fateless-No-Forever Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, alright see ya there.
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:iconleawiggins:
LeaWiggins Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
This is so beautiful Gemma! I love it. Very elegant!
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so much :hug: its certainly now one of my favorites of the pieces like this i've made now, and as always it really did surprise me as to how well all the components fitted together
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PeterPawn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very cool, I love it.
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so very much for the compliment :hug:
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:iconpeterpawn:
PeterPawn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, that's a great manip.
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:iconthis-silent-scream:
this-silent-scream Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010   Writer
I want this on my grave :nod:
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: glad you like it - i love cemetery stone angels so this is my own little tribute to the talent of those stone carvers
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Drag-on2 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Nice ... shame about the anti theft Deviant background .. ruins the form
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:nod: it is a shame about having to add watermarks like that - but i have had my work swiped before so i take no chances - hell i have even had it swiped with the water mark on it! but at least i can say i tried to stop them even if it spoils the overall effect at times
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Drag-on2 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
fair enough
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Rimi717 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
:D double wow

Amazing sis
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: thanks sis :glomp:
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