Contriving to look as though the layers have been trowelled on, this single Apophysis flame is first in the series of follow-ups to Expansion. The theme here is the complex interplay of orthogonal and circular forms. Surprisingly, this style utilises a 4-transform lazysusan base.
Friday, 30 November 2007
Posted by UltraGnosis at 12:00
Sunday, 25 November 2007
Stash your goodies here with complete confidence... but remember to pay the asking price, a small favour demanded by the Vault Keeper. Otherwise, you may find yourself stashed here!
First submission in my newly-discovered style. Keep watch, and I shall name and explain the secrets in the fullness of time :D
Posted by UltraGnosis at 09:33
Saturday, 24 November 2007
A conceptual vision of universal 'heat-death' - not, as I originally took it to mean, death by heat, rather the death of heat. Whole galaxies sit suspended for eternity in icy skeins, testament to an age that only was. Even entropy is spent.
The curious rime effect is obtained by use of a small filter radius (0.1) coupled with large master scale (100) and suitable gradient.
Friday, 23 November 2007
Monday, 19 November 2007
Whilst I must confess to a lack of mathematical rigour in my understanding of this function, what really matters for the artist is the effect. By default, the colour symmetry is 0 for all transforms. It may take any value between -1 and 1. -1 corresonds to "this transform's colour does not contribute". Increasing the value towards 1 has the effect of distributing the entire gradient from around the transform. For high-weight transforms, values closer to 1 give best results:
Here, transform #2 has weight = 30. For this gradient:
For others, experiment! One notable effect is causing colour to begin abruptly at a structural boundary and fade across the structure. Star mandala amulet is a good example of this.
Sunday, 18 November 2007
Saturday, 17 November 2007
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
Monday, 12 November 2007
Barren, yet oddly beautiful. A sliver of space 'twixt the twin planes of land and sky. Sky lower than ever. Land a fragile tissue.
"Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams."
- from 'He wishes for the cloths of heaven' by W.B. Yeats