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Humming Bird by rockgem Humming Bird by rockgem
created using parts of fractals assembled together in photoshop
this ones for :iconxxnothingiseternalxx: for attempting my song titles poetry challenge [link]

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:iconfuzzyslipperlogic:
fuzzyslipperlogic Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
I know my grandmother would love this. She adored hummingbirds :).
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: i think the lil critters are so cute :aww: i'm just lucky with the shapes i had from fractals so i could make this one
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fuzzyslipperlogic Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Looks cool to me ;).
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LeaWiggins Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
This is really wonderful and so creative. I love it.
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rockgem Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so much for the compliment and the :+fav: on it :hug: there is another edit of this laying around somewhere but in brown tones titled 'sparrow' it really give the piece a completely different feel tis why i put them both up :aww: again thanks for stopping by :heart:
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LeaWiggins Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
you are very welcome. I am truly inspired by your fractal! It shows what an inventive person can create!
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: i never really see how i create as that inventive - i just at times st a random batch of fractals going and see what comes out - occasionally i see shapes in them that i can later turn into animals or sometimes figures - think the most delightful 'happy accident' i had like this was with a shape that was like the head of a rose - i only got it as a screen shot though i wished i;d have made a note of how i created it :doh: the other piece of mine in this style that surprised me with its popularity ( and the DD it got:faint:) was just a cute little cat titled 'tabby...' ther is a debate where this work ought be classes in fractal or digital art - i always class as fractal because the basis for these pieces is fractal :shrug: ( but a category for 'fractal manipulations' might be an idea :giggle: )
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LeaWiggins Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
well, you add more than just the flame and you add elements that show creativity, I think, and imagination.
Yes I saw the tabby on your front page. It is so cute!
Oh yeah, many times when I create something I wish I had written down the steps I took. I am one of these people that generate randoms too, go through them sometimes using scripts and sometimes not, then I save the pars with promise and do that for a while. The I go back and work on them. When I get what I want,and like I post it, but by that time I have forgotten which script I used and who created it. I think mention of them should be included if possible too. So now I have taken to using letters for the scrips I used to title the par with like ,if Shortgreenpig did the script, then I title the par SGP 01 and like that. That is the only way I can keep it straight. Then of course if that person has created more than only one script it gets a little more complicated. Then I have do SPG and the initials of the name of the scrip, :faint: And sometimes even then, I forget what all the letters stand for. :lmao: Yeah, Ain't it fun?


And I agree, there should be a category for "fractal manipulations" I have always had a hard time with knowing exactly what the difference between a "mixed media" image is, in relation to what a "fractal Manipulation" is. To me they are the same, although posted at sites whose rules were that if anything was added, ( a tube, or a layer) anything really that required the use of another program that is not a fractal program to finish creating that image was "mixed media". Even something as simple as the usage of a plugin, or a filter to change or enhance the appearance of the fractal was considered "Mixed Media". But that is exactly what one does in a "Fractal Manipulation".
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rockgem Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
now talk of script and you start to loose me a little :blushes:
i just dabble a lot and see what happens - though i find a lot of people mistake some of my insane abstracts for fractal work when most of the time they are generated in photoshop =P most my fractal work is always random batch generated then edited into some form of animal shape or such

but yes a category for fractal manipulations would be an awesome asset i think and save a lot of 'but its not <i|>real fractal art' comments on my work because if you will they are often a 'fractal collage' that is parts of a fractal assembled to make something new there are that many ins and outs of it i suppose :shrug: i don't knwo much about fractal art & i just about knwo my way around the basics of apophysis a lot of what i do generate boils down to luck :giggle:
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LeaWiggins Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Well I have used scripts since I first found Apophysis abut 4 or 5 years ago. But it has gotten so much more complex than it used to be. Right now on my computer, I have 5 different versions of apophysis. Some of the scripts that I have only work with certain versions and it is very disheartening to try to figure out which ones work with what programs. Some of the scripts reqire "plug-ins" for the scripts to work. If you don't have the right plugins, you won't get the effect you want. However one of the things I notice with using scripts is that a lot of the work that they generate looks quite a bit alike. Some people can change the flame enough so that a person can't tell which script it came from, from looking at it. However a lot of flames created by different artists using the same script, look very much alike except for the gradients.

Yes, we need a gallery designation for fractal manipulations. And I know what you mean about those "purists" who think that way. I look at it like this, and I might be wrong, but if it is more fractal than it is manipulated effects, then it is a fractal. :nod:

I used to run random batches at 200 at a time, then do a run through and pick out the ones that I thought would make good flames. I think a person gets a "feel" for what will work and what won't. I have so many par files, I have some clear back from 2006, (saved them to a cd. So if you need any starter flames, note me and I can get your email addy and send some to you.
:hug:ss
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rockgem Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
well i discovered apophysis after some coaxing form =VirginPrune at the beginning of the year so any progress i made has only been over the past few months so i'm till very much at the 'what does this do?' stage and when i get a pretty pattern generated from random batches i save it -( especially if i see part of a shape that i might manipulate into somethign new)

i usually run about 25 to 50 random batches at a time just to see what comes out of it

generally its hard to define how much manipulation is 'too much' with my work most of the time all the parts are there i just need to put them together.

it caused a bit of upset for me once because the club ~FractalManipulations ( before it closed) had a small argument that 'cute animals etc would not be accepted it was a long winded process to clarify this in turn the idea was changed to 'the addition of cute animals etc'

but now fortunately we have =FracMan and what i do is accepted as just another part of fractal manipulations and thus far i don't think i have found any other artists as such on DA who really work with fractals as i do as in creating almost collages of them.

i have both yim and msn and the relevant addys are on my DA main page so snag them from there if you like :hug:

thankyou so much for the offer of some help :hug: its very much appreciated
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myINQI Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic work, it looks so pretty! :heart:
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so much for the compliment and for the :+fav: i did an edit of this image more in browns titled 'sparrow' its just such a fantastic shape - i was lucky with my random image starting point for this
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myINQI Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It was an honor for me! Fantastic picture!
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rockgem Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: again thankyou - i just love creating shapes like this from fractals :aww:
check out some of my others if you get chance :heart:
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Created-By-Caz Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful
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rockgem Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so much for the compliment althoiugh with this one i am never sure if i prefer this edit or the brown edit that i created and titled 'sparrow'
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Created-By-Caz Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I hadn't seen the sparrow. I've faved that as well, they are both beautiful.
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rockgem Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou for the fave on that one also - and a huge thankyou for the watch :hug:
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Created-By-Caz Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
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:iconxxnothingiseternalxx:
Thank you! I love it!
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
you are most very welcome! thankyou for giving my little challenge a go in the first place and thankyou again for the favorite :hug:
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:iconxxnothingiseternalxx:
Your challenge was fun, and the humming bird was so cool. I love it!
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rockgem Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
^^ thankyou again i am planning another challenge soon a longer one just for the hell of it - that's going to be one where you can work in any media you want so hopefully i will get that up and going soon - no real prizes as such but just a way to get people thinking somewhat outside the box or something to simply inspire a bit like the 100 themes challenge but far shorter - hint: there will be 26 themes most likely something alphabet orientated
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:iconxxnothingiseternalxx:
Cool, I cant wait!
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: well then this might help =P [link]
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:iconxxnothingiseternalxx:
Cant cause of my dc trip!
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:iconrockgem:
rockgem Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
there is not time limit hellif you wanted to gibve it a go in 12 months even thats all cool - its just ther for inspiration
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karma4ya Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hello i have featured this piece in my journal! If you prefer to not be featured please note me and i will remove right away!
Thank you........Billie
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rockgem Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so much for featuring my work!! :heart: :blowkiss:
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AllynDupe Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing, beautiful, adorable...Only so many words to describe how awesome this is. :D :hug:
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rockgem Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: my thanks! orry you ran out of words though :lmao:
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AllynDupe Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! :XD:

Ahaha, yeah, that was kinda a bummer. :P
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rockgem Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle:
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AllynDupe Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:lol:
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xtrashxqueenx Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Amazing :x
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rockgem Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou :aww: and thankyou so much for the fave on this and on the frog prince deviation :heart:
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xtrashxqueenx Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Heh, They're awesomeeee ;D
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rockgem Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
again thankyou :D
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