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Engines of Creation by Cosmic-Cuttlefish Engines of Creation by Cosmic-Cuttlefish
Many thanks to ^SaTaNiA for the DD! I was very surprised and pleased when I found out this morning.

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I had the idea for this fractal a few days ago. It's essentially a simple Spherical gasket, but taken from a strange angle, and with some added details. I was aiming to create both a mystical and a slightly mechanical effect, hence the title, which is taken from a Joe Satriani album.

Made with Apophysis 7X.
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Given 2012-12-13
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Amazing 3 dimensional effect! You did the details so well that it's as if I can reach in and pick one up. The realism in here is done so well; being the light reflections on the silver orbs on each every one. I also love how the light seem to whirl pool in the orbs, almost hypnotically. It gives it that magical essence. I have to say, I can't stop looking at this piece. It's a wonderful realistic fantasy and the water to the right seems to be trying to escape the canvas, the 3 dimension is so great. Really brilliant. :heart:
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
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CaptainMockingjay42 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool! :)
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Eolhin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   General Artist
This has a lovely sense of energy. Perhaps universes being born from collisions of many-dimensional membranes.
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Sub-The0ry Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly what I was thinking!
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:iconcosmic-cuttlefish:
Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing your imaginative interpretation; I always like to find out what people 'see' when they look at my work!
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Eolhin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   General Artist
You are quite welcome, and I do as well. :) Love your name, by the way, it goes quite well with your work.
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One or more of your fractals have been featured in BEST of 2012 in FRACTAL ART !!! :blowkiss:
Enjoy and hope it gives you a big smile :hug:ss
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow, thanks for the feature! It's really well-presented, and helped me find a few that I would have missed otherwise. :)
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EradifyerAO Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really like this... I guess it's just the shimmer on the ball bearings. But maybe I see energy connecting them all too - but then, that might just be me... thanks for posting this!
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:iconcosmic-cuttlefish:
Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your feedback - a feeling of energy and movement is definitely what I was aiming for with this one.
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Ten-Running-Horses Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oh wow! <3 that looks extraudinary....
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Ten-Running-Horses Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
dont thank me, thank yourself- you're a great photographer
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tammleandbass Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Writer
Love the title in conjunction with the piece. A lot of titles are sometimes seem less important as parts of the art, but for this one it makes it more meaningful for me.
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, thanks! I think for abstract/fractal art, the title is actually one of the most important parts - it can completely change the way we interpret an image. I'm glad you think my choice of title works.
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tammleandbass Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Writer
I think the same way. And yeah, I'm glad I like it too, or I might be arguing with you right now, which I hate! Arguments on this website suck. You expect everyone to just be friendly and share their stuff--whether it's some epic painted landscape, a cool robot in Maya or some crappy little comic in paint--and sometimes people lash out. The truth is there is no right answer to art, you know? Anyway, even though there is no right answer, I think Engines Of Creation is a pretty damn good answer to the question "What should the title of this be?"
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm, I can see what you mean about arguments on dA... I suppose it's natural for people to take feedback personally if they have invested a lot of time and feeling into their artwork (regardless of the quality of the outcome). I usually find that people receive negative feedback well, as long as it's expressed in a constructive way, and doesn't come across as a personal attack. Thanks again for looking, in any case. :)
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tammleandbass Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Writer
Yeah, sure thing. And yet again we agree.
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SilverAruka Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Its so cool! Incredible job:) I feel like there is power and light stored inside each one.
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:iconcosmic-cuttlefish:
Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much - I see what you mean. :)
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SilverAruka Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Your welcome:)
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Cursivedragon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
That's pretty neat.
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:iconcosmic-cuttlefish:
Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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abby-wut Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!!!!
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ThePrimeElements Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not bad ...interesting
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:, and I'm glad you found it interesting.
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ThePrimeElements Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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SandraWawrzyniak Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrat! Nice!!!
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:iconcosmic-cuttlefish:
Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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Sapphire-Masquerade Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
BEAUTIFUL!!! :D
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:iconcosmic-cuttlefish:
Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you think so!
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Sapphire-Masquerade Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Dude, that could be SO sci-fi or something, now that I look at it again. I wurv sci-fi. 8D
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Elizardc Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome.
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Bryne-Lasgiathan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how it reminds me of the atom in so many ways, and how the title "Engines of Creation" rings true for this fact! Congrats on the DD!
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :) I see what you mean about the atom - a lot of fractal art gives that sort of impression, I find.
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Bryne-Lasgiathan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! And I also love the appearance of motion, it is a very clever work
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stebev Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Brilliant that this has got a DD, congratulations Chris. Very well deserved :clap:
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much Steve! :)
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stebev Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Welcome Chris and congratulations again, very well deserved :bow:
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Kamaugraade Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnificent. Really works on the imagination.
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's one of the best compliments an abstact artist can hope to hear, so thank you!
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MiyukiLovett Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You got at least two of my most favorite kinda images... galaxy -like spirals.... and lines& traces that look like thunders... not to talk about the bubble(fractal - like) looking spheres........AWESOME.......
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the feedback! I'm especially glad you think the spirals are galaxy-like, as I was aiming for a 'cosmic' sort of feeling.
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MiyukiLovett Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know i'm a lot of a suspect to say, cause I love astronomy.. ( and the kinda pics from that Science that I love the most are the galxy ones) ... but it really was the first thing that came inot my mind......
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great. :) I've never studied astronomy myself, but I always find photos of distant nebulae and galaxies inspiring. :)
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MiyukiLovett Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That makes the both of us ... (I mean that we both think the same way... did i made it the right way..???)
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Cosmic-Cuttlefish Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, that's right - I often say 'that makes two of us', but what you wrote makes just as much sense. Thanks again for looking; enjoy the rest of the week!
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MiyukiLovett Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The same for u......
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