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Cryptogram by Cosmic-Cuttlefish Cryptogram by Cosmic-Cuttlefish
It's been a while since I uploaded anything sinister-looking, or red, for that matter. I had the idea for this a couple of weeks ago, but only got around to finishing it yesterday. I was aiming for a 'distressed' look in the colour and pattern, like an old scroll or something. I edited the colour balance and added a slight vignette in Photoshop to bring out the details I wanted, but since I made no changes to the shape of the fractal itself, I guess it's more of a Raw Fractal than a Manipulation.

Also, I'm sorry if I've been slow to respond to comments lately, and that I haven't been keeping up very well with my watch list. University work is keeping me very busy at the moment, so I don't have much free time.

Made with Apophysis 7X, with adjustments in Photoshop.
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fengda2870 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
cool!
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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timemit Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
neat, quite different... me likey
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   General Artist
Featured in le journal [link]
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the feature! I really like the other pieces you chose, especially the one by *rockgem. Her fractal manipulations are very impressive.
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CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   General Artist
True, her works are amazing, I love them:heart: You are very welcome:aww:
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stebev Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
You really do some very interesting and unusual Apo stuff Chris, nicely done :clap:
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Steve, everyone is telling me how strange this one is, haha. :)
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stebev Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Welcome. Certainly very different Chris and I would not of put it as an Apo image
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KPEKEP Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Interesting
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I guess.
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AkuraPare Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
interesting, original and... beautiful!
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! For me, originality is one of the most important things in fractal art, so that means a lot to me.
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AkuraPare Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
you have reached your goal pretty elegant way :)
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Adrolyn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool.
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you think so. :)
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
this actually reminds me of something Native American or ancient Oriental. :love:
Nice work, Chris.
No worries about me at least...still going nowhere fast. :) I'm glad you are living!!! Learn lots...
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's interesting that you should say that - I was thinking something similar whilst making it, actually. Thanks for the comment, Jess, I hope all is well with you at the moment.
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
:) Great minds and all that, lol.
You are welcome for it, Chris.
Thank you for your hopes...i hope you feel mine flowing your way in similar fashion. :)
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Illusionaria Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love it. what variables did you work with in apo?
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks - it's actually a lot more basic than my previous submissions. There are three transforms - the first two are linear, one of which is pre_blurred slightly and smaller than the other, and the third transform is just a swirl/radial_blur. :)
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
always most welcome :)
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f-ix Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Nice work, very unusual. :thumbsup:
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Unusual in what sense? The shape is inspired by All Linked Up by ~mutequacky, which I think probably uses a similar technique. I hope you don't find the post-processing too obtrusive.
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f-ix Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I think it's more about the composition rather than the shapes themselves. This fractal is also unusual because of those dark motifs in the background which give your work a ton of eeriness and support for the chosen title, and that is great.

If it weren't for the lit-up parts in the background below the main swirls, I probably would've thought this had no post-processing whatsoever. ;)
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, thanks a lot for explaining. It's always helpful to hear feedback about what does/doesn't work well, I think. :)
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DCRTABSTRCTS Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very diferent nice
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, it's definitely a change from my usual style. I always enjoy trying out different things with Apophysis though, even if the results aren't always impressive. :)
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DCRTABSTRCTS Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You always have a super col art Im really enjoyng to visit you galery .take care
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