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If you could have one super power, what would it be? 

10 deviants said Teleportation (instantaneous, not subject to relativity)
5 deviants said Flying (superman style)
5 deviants said Telepathy (ability to read others' thoughts and communicate with them mentally)
4 deviants said Invisibility (at will)
3 deviants said Other (please comment) ^_^
2 deviants said Ability to change the laws of physics (warning, may accidently destroy the universe, and yourself if used recklessly)
2 deviants said Super strength (being able to punch through mountains, jump to the top of sky scrapers, etc...)
1 deviant said Immortality (not aging or being able to die ever)


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Should I make transparent .png files for my most popular stock images? By this I mean, they normally have a black background, but I could render the points without that background.
2 deviants said Yes, that would be very helpful.
1 deviant said No, it's not worth the trouble.
1 deviant said Let's fill a space shuttle with penguins, and have it rendezvous with the ISS. Penguins in space FTW!
No deviants said I don't care, I'm not a photomanip person.
Dragons of the Sea by UniversalKinase
Dragons of the Sea
I'm pretty happy with this one.
To those who have watched my work very closely for a long time, you may recognize a few similarities between this piece, and the very old piece I made called 'Dragon Born' (released before Skyrim was even announced, so no relation to TES). It is the featured piece in my DA artist icon. I confess, I used the same starting parameters, but I think I took it in a fairly different direction with this.

Now some of you might say "wow, that's a chaotic mess" and my response would be "it's called art."
In this one I was trying to convey how tumultuous a stormy sea can be, while using this dragon neck motif that I'm rather fond of.

I've stood out on piers into the Atlantic Ocean during powerful storms, even during tropical storms. I've seen 20+ foot tall waves crashing over the ends of those piers as the wind and rain rip savagely at everything around.
I've been on small boats as storms were starting to roll in, and the ocean becomes on giant beast, tossing your boat left and right.
The sea during a storm is one of the most beautiful things in the world in my opinion. The sheer power of it reminds you just how small and insignificant you are.
During massive storms, the sun is blotted out by dark clouds, and as far as the eye can see, waves roar across the water's surface. The strongest source of light comes from the frequent flashes of lightning bolts, accompanied by booming thunder that reverberates in your lungs.
I've said this before, but I am never happier than when I am in the midst of a storm.

I hope that I've succeeded in conveying some of those feelings in this piece. Abstract art is always trickier to represent something specific in, but I find the pursuit rewarding.

I hope you like this fractal.
Created in apophysis
Racing Through the Canyon by UniversalKinase
Racing Through the Canyon
Alright, so this piece is a super abstract experiment.
I wasn't trying to create a precise image, so much as the suggestion of one, accompanied by a feeling.
I find it to be most effective if you focus your gaze towards the center left, towards the horizon as it were which is the end of the canyon or tunnel.

This is supposed to represent running or driving through a windswept desert canyon. You can see the different colored layers of compressed sediment on the undulating wind-carved rock walls. The sands beneath you are like a river, and the wind dances through the passage, but you are the wind.

Well, that's what I was going for at least. I can get the sensation when I look at it, but it remains to be seen if anyone else can.
*crosses fingers and hopes this experiment isn't a total flop* If it is though, such is life. XD

~created in apophysis
A Gift for Kevin by UniversalKinase
A Gift for Kevin
I made this a long time ago for a truly great man.
For a long time I felt that I didn't want to share it on this community, because somehow I thought that it would cheapen the gift.
I no longer feel that way, although I'm still not going to share the full resolution version.

Kevin Folta, you are fantastic, and I think everyone who really knows you agrees.

In the winding paths that life takes, a few experiences stand out as exceptional, and help you get through tough times.
People like you remind me that maybe the world is worth saving.
Maybe the tremendous amount of effort we put into our science is actually justified. I hope it is. I want to believe it is. So, I'll keep trying.
I won't give up yet Kevin, you have my word.
We may all be dust in the wind, but you know my word is gold.
For even dust can light up the night, though sometimes it has to burn to do it.

In the past couple years I've burned through so much determination. I've put everything I've had into a lot of things that haven't worked, and at times I've let it get to me.
I have to get back to who I was. I know I have more strength than this, and right now, I can't be holding it back.
Those who do not try cannot succeed, and even though I sometimes lie to myself, I do want to succeed.
I want to succeed, not because I care about fame, fortune, or even recognition. Rather, because I want to make a difference.

I don't know everything that motivates you, but I know that you want to make a difference too, and I know that you have.
Best wishes to you Kevin.
Neutron Star by UniversalKinase
Neutron Star
My attempt to make a fractal representing this fantastic astronomical phenomenon.
Perhaps I fell short, but I hope you like it anyway.
created in apophysis


Journal Entry: Thu Dec 4, 2014, 12:38 AM
I've never been good at remembering the positive things in life.
I've focused far too much attention on every mistake I've ever made, every failure and every regret.
It's not a useful thing to do.

Thinking on mistakes briefly is important to avoid repeating them.
Thinking on them too much will lead you to avoid any situation where the previous outcome might possibly come to pass again.
The latter of those is just silly. We cannot know the future, and it is stifling to be terrified of things that we have little control over.

There is no mind so great that it cannot be overthrown by loss and fear.
Yet, we are each the architects of our own prisons, and our outlook on any situation governs a large percentage of our perceived reality.

I say the following more to myself than anyone else:
Do not lock all the doors around you just because they might have something bad behind them.
Life is not about playing it safe. Life is a fire that can engulf anything it touches. Sure, you can lock it up in a lantern and live life in a glass cage, but then you'll never know the beauty and exhilaration of running free and devouring every experience imaginable.
If all of us are flames, then we burn as hot, as bright, as big and as long as we chose to. Well, for the most part. The important thing is to believe that you have no limits, for then the prison you've built around yourself will cease to be.

Sometimes looking inward can feel like running through a forest of knives, but it doesn't have to be. Selective information filters are not an artificial construct, but rather an innate aspect of our biology. It is ironic that for all our technology and all our combined experience, we aren't really much better at seeing who we are than we ever were before.

Meh, I'm starting to ramble, so I'd better call the journal here.
Best wishes to you all this holiday season.

  • Mood: Content
  • Watching: Dr. Who
  • Playing: FTL


Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
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As a 23-year old Ph.D. student, there are many things in this world that I have yet to learn. I tend to take tasks very seriously, and the creation of art is important to me.

I began making fractal art back in 2006, shortly after I joined DA. Since that time, I have competed in a number of fractal contests and won several. My techniques vary significantly from some that you see among other fractal artists. I have remained on the outskirts of the community, which has in some ways stunted my growth as an artist, but simultaneously challenged me to develop my own techniques and gain a better understanding of the underlying mathematical principals that govern fractals. However, I have learned that it doesn't matter how much time you spend on techniques if you don't put your soul into the art you're making. It doesn't matter what median it is, without passion all you get is a hollow image, devoid of feeling.

While most of my art consists of fractals, I love to write, and I value my prose and poetry just as highly as my best fractals.

I am always eager to help people out, so if you have any questions about how I make my art, or if you would like me to make something for you, feel free to ask. B-)

Personal Quote: "If the door is locked, become the key"


Paradisia falls by bib993
by bib993

When I first saw the thumbnail for this in the fractals category, I thought to myself "this has to be a mistake." Upon clicking the lin...

The deep is mine by JoJoesArt

I could say that this piece is stunning, but that doesn't really seem adequate for an artistic work of this caliper. The color scheme i...



Art is the ultimate expression of the mind and soul. Within all of us lies the omnipresent potential to find peace, agony, joy and ire in all walks of life. How we choose to percieve situations is what defines us as individuals, and how we react is the ultimate test of our character.

The community on DeviantArt is truly incredible because of the amazing people who devote vast amounts of time and energy to make it so. Always remember to be respectful towards others and their art, for a stray callous word against something of extreme individual importance can cause far more torment than intended.


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deskridge Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015   Digital Artist
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