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This fucking fractal... :no:

It actually started out as a silly joke. But then I just worked on it way too hard for that. On one hand, it was cool because I was really "in the zone," had tons of ideas for little subtle details I could add to it, never really felt artistically stuck, etc—and I even managed to tone down the hilarious, aggressive ugliness of the initial versions. On the other... well, it's still weird and probably won't be to most people's tastes, and I spent ages trying to solve this super finicky layer placing problem (and never really succeeded, actually), and I'm really not sure that this silly thing was worth all that toiling, in the end. There was one point where I lost some work on it due to a computer crash and I even reconstructed everything to the best of my memory. Ughhhhhhhh.

Meant to be a joke, ended up as a ~60 layer monstrosity which required a calculator to do properly. Oops.


This is also my entry for *heavenriver's Aperiodic Tiling Challenge! I'll probably make a second entry and then it'll be back to your regularly scheduled negmandel, I think.

Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 33What are these UF challenges?
How do challenges work and how can I participate?
Can I help promoting the challenges in some way?
What if I have an idea for a future challenge?
You can find all this information and more in the Ultra Fractal challenges FAQ, which is also part of our very first UF challenge, the one for February 2011.
If you already know the rules, then you're good to go - read on for this month's challenge!
Previous editions:
You can find all of the previous challenges in this journal. Please keep in mind that the challenge rules changed after the 26th edition!

Now we can go on with the last challenge's results, and then I will introduce this month's challenge to you all.
Here is the
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camada Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
I would absolutely love to know how you did this with 60 layers and managed to still have depth and definition in the colors. :) Beautiful work!
FarDareisMai Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Color control with large layerstacks mostly just takes practice. I tend to work with pretty simple gradients on each layer and I have a solid understanding of how exactly each merge mode works. There's an explanation here… but you can also find some tutorials with visual examples if you search around dA.
camada Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out! :)
heychichi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow! i would seriously love to know how utilize apophysis. this is stunning.
FarDareisMai Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This was actually made in a completely different program called Ultra Fractal. Nevertheless, I am glad you like it! :D
heychichi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hey how can i get back to the chat room? didnt know more than one exist
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fchs219376 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
i'm a sucker for some good tessellation
OutsideFate Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I...I will have to take a look at those params.

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