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January 9, 2010
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Galactic Geod by icedragon Galactic Geod by icedragon
:iconponderplz: Bio-luminescence?.. Glowing crystals!.. :iconundecidedplz:

Shinnies non-the-less :D

Apo 7x

SoCal Dreamin' and For your piece of mind
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Hi Josh,
This really captured my eye, when I was going through the :iconapophysis: submissions.

I love spirals and I love Apophysis, A person can't go wrong at all with that combination.

Seeing this in full view is superb! I love the choice of gradient, and I know, people say that all the time, (I am one of them). Sometimes it takes me hours to find that "perfect" gradient, so I notice that in other fractal artist's work. As you know, it makes all the difference in the world. :nod:

What I specifically love about this gradient choice is that the different shades of blue and green give this entire flame a crystalline look. It is very beautiful. I also love the fact that you got the layers and layers of the spiral, know what I mean? The depth makes this look like it is "spiraling" down. Yeah, I know. :rofl:

Seriously, I love this. You did good!
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AstroDavesArt4u2c Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I like the luminescence & dimension this one has. Very Nice--as well as many others you have created--Love it!
AstroDavesArt4u2c Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I like the glowing like -dimensional flower look to this one
CQuake Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010   Digital Artist
(I was going to place it as a critique... here it goes).

Hi Josh,
this piece really reminds the Impressionism movement. The gradient is the one I think Monet or Renoir would use in their pictures.

Also the way all small spirals interact with the main one, they seem some spread blossoms dancing in the wind, and not just crystals. They recall the spring, absolutely.

I guess it's the best fractal I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing such beauty with us.
icedragon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for the compliments! I'm glad you enjoy this piece to the smallest detail. I quite honestly spent a long time fine tuning this with my own "pull this, turn that, tweak this" crazy sculpting methods.. :lol:
CQuake Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010   Digital Artist
well, this piece is really good, you deserve 'em! :boogie:
SyncOfD Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a lot of crystals...

The blue colour of the center crystals are magnificent!
icedragon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D I may end up touching it up as well. Thanks for the comment.
deepbluerenegade Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, the main pattern has a nice shape, and the detail of the luminescent folds is very interesting, I am afraid that this is too busy though

you might want to look into using xaos, or changing relative weighs of the transforms, to make all of the really small features less prominent. There is a lot to look at, and the small stuff is detracting from the main spiral pattern. It is possible to tone it down so the details are still there, but not screaming look at me.

when ~SabreSlushie mentioned static, I think they meant grain in your render. This can be fixed by either lowering your gamma(I'm guessing 3-2.5) in the render tab, or when you render using a higher quality (approximately 4000-10,000)

if you have any questions about this feel free to note me and I can explain in more detail and maybe show you a few test renders.

Molly : )
icedragon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I shall do that :) thank you a lot for the feedback
heavenriver Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another really good piece. Albeit not as vivacious as the other one I commented, has a nice sense of calm around it, and it's really 3D. I wish I could make fractals like that too :D
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