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roses2011 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Wonderful works!:clap::clap:
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rockgem Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you are most kind thankyou for the compliment :aww:
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roses2011 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
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Tate27kh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your artwork is unique and you have a deft hand at fractal manipulation unlike any I have seen before.
You have an outstanding gallery of beautifully crafted compositions bravo. 
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rockgem Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you are most very kind thankyou for the compliments on my works :hug: 
I have always been told my style of fractal manipulation is a little 'off the wall' but i guess thats a good thing, i first got introduced to fractals by :devvirgnprune: who told me to try apophysis, he sent me the link to download it and that was it , he didn't tell me a thing on how to use it :faint: so i dabbled and figured i could get some interesting shapes but had no idea how to do anything else - so i stared by print screening them and taking the shapes into photoshop to play with and the style i use developed from that - of course these days i know how to render and control the shapes i get from apophysis a little more but part of me when i am stumped for inspiration i go back to just messing round randomly - its a little like cloud watching to see shapes then those happy accidents and chance renders become the starting point of my work, these days i have also started mixing a lot of non-fractal textures in layers in photoshop with the fractals to create different effects 
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Tate27kh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am fairly new to Fractal Art, when I first came to DA I was doing digital painting with Photoshop.
And I saw my first fractal composition and was mentored by a great friend Xzendor7 who does the most amazing fractal compositions.
He has even published a book on the subject, so not only was I fascinated by fractals but the thought of using fractal elements to make a composed piece intrigued me.
So now I am still learning much but have come a long way since my first composition, thanks to the many great artists here who were eager to help and share there knowledge.
I do a mix of one up pieces and compositions depending on my inspirations.
I was so impressed by your pieces and how you have achieved such a polished look to the finished piece using several fractal elements.
You have a great style which is quite unique, thanks for sharing I know what you mean about those random happy accidents sometimes they can be some of the best things we do :)

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rockgem Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
when i first came to dA i was more doing traditional art with the occasional dabble in literature or photography, later on i pretty much started self-teaching myself photoshop and created digital works and a lot of abstracts that were often mistaken for fractals - even then i woudl use parts of those abstracts to create different pieces and in turn i used the same sort of process with fractals
its like creating a collage but digitally instead of using bits of paper and such - i think i've dabbled with most art forms give or take over the years but fractal manipulation i feel really helped me flourish as an artist to an extent where i put my designs on cards and magnets and keyrings and sell them at local craft markets :aww:

i firmly believe inspiration can come from anywhere- i was dating a guy a while back and he used to watch me with my camera or my sketch pad taking random photos of so many things, then he woudl either see the textures as part of a larger piece or the fully edited photo and say to me 'gem i wish i could see the world how you do sometimes' :P
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Tate27kh Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can relate, after I found out more about fractals and fractal art it did not take long for me to get hooked!
My first experience was with a program called JWildfire which for me at the time was great as it has many "Random" features that still produced great images.
Then as I started to learn more and see the other multitude of fractal programs available it was a bit overwhelming at first.
Everyone has a favorite go to program they use for the bulk of their work, mine at the moment is Incendia EX V.
We are very fortunate to have the creators of both those programs here at DA.
It has been great chatting with you Gem :)
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rockgem Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i tried chaoscope once but i still find myself going back to apophysis :giggle: and even then a slightly older version because i am familiar with it and it suits my need - might upgrade sooner or later but i'm very much along the thoughts of 'if its not broke don't fix it' long as it does what i need it to do then its fine with me - i find the fractal community here on dA a wonderful set of people who are always willing to give tips and advice and share parameters etc. i haven't found anything like that anywhere else on the world wide web.
been great having a chit chat with you too - take care and stop by again sometime :hug:
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Tate27kh Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Gem, sorry for the later reply been away a few days due to health issues etc.
It has been great chatting with you as well.
It is always nice to make a new friend :hug:
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