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Anxiety by Cosmic-Cuttlefish Anxiety by Cosmic-Cuttlefish
(edit - improved the badly-implemented vignette - thanks =f-ix!)

The title of this one speaks for itself - I was hoping that the disorderly shape and unnatural colour scheme would be a good representation of an anxious state of mind.

Made with Apophysis 7X, with some slight colour adjustments and postwork done in Photoshop.
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ffspace Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
interesting
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GraphicLia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Nicely done! I can imagine this as an early stage of anxiety.
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you think so!
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stebev Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Great work again Chris
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Steve. :)
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annemaccat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I think you did a very good depiction of what anxiety looks like! Lots of trails that go on forever with sudden brilliant burst of spiraling energy. Well, that's what anxiety looks like to me!
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot - that's definitely what I was aiming for here. I'm glad you like it. :) And I like the 'anxious' emoticon too, hehe.
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Lady-Compassion Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really awesome image!
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
...sigh...I always find so much beauty in your work.
I'm sorry I'm an epic failure at seeing your vision most of the time.
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's high praise, so thank you Jess. :) All art means different things to different people, especially abstract, so there's no such thing as 'failing' to interpret something. I'd be interested to know what you see in this one though, if not anxiety/tension.
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Okay. :)
Art is very subjective, of course. I just feel...badly that I don't see what your inspiration. If I wasn't an artist myself I probably wouldn't be confounded as I am. :shrug::)

I see tendrils of universal thought, ideas brightening along the way. The brightest one I sort of...called an "epiphany."
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm, I can see what you mean - and actually, according to my idea, each 'thread' is supposed to represent a single train of thought. Despite the brightness though, the number and disorder of the threads makes it more unsettling than relaxed, to me at least. I'm still determined to create a fractal one day that even you won't be able to interpret in a positive way! :P
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I was thinking it was like...a bunch of peoples ideas. :)
lol...keep tryin' YOU!! That makes me smile, btw.
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Vidom Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is beautiful :love:
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks. :)
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Vidom Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :-)
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Atyon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Great! Once I tried to represent melancholy but this is so much better!
Love it! :+fav:
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! You have an impressive gallery yourself; I like your sci-fi style fractals. :)
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Atyon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Thanks! Unfortunately I couldn't do much lately :( (work and family you know, there's always something more important to do). You've got an impressive gallery!
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0bsidianFire Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love all the spirals. The "hairs" give it a very delicate feel.
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see what you mean - thank you very much for the comment. :)
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Bayushi-Tai Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome ! The best !
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
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Bayushi-Tai Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ! :wave:
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Dawgit Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Awesome.
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Dawgit Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
My Pleasure
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f-ix Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Nice work Chris! It really does give out a distressed vibe and the cold palette helps enforce that feeling. I wonder how it looked before you applied the vignette effect though; I like what it does to the background but it also appears to be tarnishing the glow of some of the whorls near the margins ...
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the constructive feedback! I see what you mean, and I think I might have been a bit heavy-handed with the post-processing in this one. Some sort of vignette seemed necessary though, as it feels too 'open' without it... I might have go at editing it again later this week: if I do, would you be willing to take another look? :)
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very gorgeous!!
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. :)
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