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Hell's spinal by SaTaNiA Hell's spinal by SaTaNiA
This fractal is made with #Apophysis 7x15 C.
Based on a super awesome tutorial made by *piethein21!
Thank you dude for fixing mah flame :giggle: (I should read a bit more carefully next time :))

I hope you will apprecaite it :la:

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Size : 1920x1200
Quality : 4000
Oversample : 3
Filter radius : 0.6

Time to render : 17min
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With something like this, I'm surprised that no one bothered to critique it... AT ALL!!!

For starters, the color scheme is definitely a plus side to this work. Not exactly the best one which we'd associate with hell, but definitely one which hides a subtle amount of darkness behind it. What makes it better is the lighting... The patterns of the interconnecting spineal ribs (taking it into consideration as more of an anatomical tissue rather than as a cartilage contortion) with its subtle indication of circular redemption makes it VERY significant.

The lighting from the farthest corner of this spine also provides a fundamental aspect of "purgatory" pouring through the veins of the contortions holding together the spinal formation. Its certainly interesting to note that the spinal becomes more and more prominent (with the red paddings over the ash greenish leaves) as one moves away from the orange source of light.

BUT

This is where the problems start to arise. With the presence of these red paddings comes the idea that hell is retribution raised to infinity. THAT... is an understatement; Hell is waking up with fire in one's head while the heart refuses to breathe, on the day that you have to go to the hospital to take care of your dying mother, whom holds the investments and money for which reason you could support your siblings who're lazy and futile towards achieving anything in life, and would rather rape and pillage than be of assistance; Hell is.... holding ice in one's hand because there's no other source of water around the vicinity, and the only place where water is present is dirty, filthy, and tastes like urine; Hell...

Hell, no doubt, is spinal, but it isn't merciful.

For which reason, another aspect which I would like to point out (relative to the "hell" point I made earlier) is the absence of any form of torture; Where's the indication that the spines are bathed in fire, ash, or blood? How can one presume that this hell spinal is, in essence, a damnation wrought from the vulgar senescence of humanity's pus, when the colors of the leaves indicate it is mere neglect?

Hell's spinal, in retribution, would therefore be kept in fluid shape by... neglect?

Not that I'm against the idea (its thoughtful, and definitely something very unique to think about) but its something which should be explored further.

Long story cut short, its good - Its something unique and deserves to be seen - but I'm looking forward to more from this series.

Conclusion: turn this into a series of drawings, which explore the concept of "hell". THEN, it would allow more maturity to prosper from both the artist and the viewer. After all, art is what we make it out to be - some more than others.

Oh, and before I end this:

I gave a low score for Originality because I as a viewer, had my hopes too high. It doesn't mean that the artist himself is to blame for anything or that the artist is deficient in his imagination or charm - its more of a bias of the viewer. In essence, it should be ignored... unless the artist himself considers otherwise...
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CelticDragon0 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
Awesome!
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COLOR141414 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhh! pretty! ^^
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:iconurus-28:
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ce qui est marrant c'est que je ne vois ni l'enfer ni une spirale =D
Plus une grande succession de tapis moelleux pendus sur le toit d'une tente dans les steppes d'Asie centrale :p
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl: Faut vraiment arreter la drogue mon petit monsieur !
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:iconurus-28:
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mais euh :noes:
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:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome...piece :iconwingsplz:
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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:icongypsyh:
GypsyH Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so very beautiful
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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coby01 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
wonderful done :clap:
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot Coby :hug:
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GlamorousGharial Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome! I really like it :D
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconpiethein21:
piethein21 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made something simular i hope you dont mind
[link] (only used the concept not the params or something)
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
geezus :faint:
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:iconpiethein21:
piethein21 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you can call me piet xD
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl:
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Epogh Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great stuff I love this flame
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot ! :hug:
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:iconneosapian6:
neosapian6 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Artist
Huh, I get a sense of depth and never ending downwards motion ._.
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot !:hug:
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neosapian6 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Artist
your welcome :dummy:
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Azgriggs Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! this is so amazing!!
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ! :hug:
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great image, Damien ~ once I put it on full view, I was lost for a long time in the beautiful details! :deviation: :iconredroseplz: Coco
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Coco ! :hug:
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure, dear! :tighthug: Coco
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Furrymind13 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. I love how it's shaped like a heart, contradicting the title. Truly amazing.
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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Pantherfanfics Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous....
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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Pantherfanfics Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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KPEKEP Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Your pictures are better and better.Тіme to render : 17min?oh, on my computer this would have been done millions of years =)
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you dude it really touch me :hug:
:giggle: In fact having a really good graphic card + an I7 + 16gb of RAM help a loooooot ! :giggle:
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GaarasDaughter Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely amazing, as always!!!
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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GaarasDaughter Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem! :huggle:
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TerminalGlow Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Way to cool. I couldn't resist. This is my desktop background now.
The original .hack games have somewhat influenced me on this one, I believe. One of the dungeons is organic, and this kind of reminds me of that freaky but awesome dungeon. Yet the way this looks.... Somehow it seems somewhat sci-fi, like a mix of organic and machine. I see this as being a place, rather then a pattern.

Maybe I'm just weird, though.
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
:cough: in fact this is not a wallpaper ... but if you want some WP you could always check my wallpapers gallery here : [link]

:hug:
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TerminalGlow Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't say I quite know how to respond to someone trying to convince me to use the different wallpaper. xD
Is it somehow a bad thing that I would want to admire this piece every day? c:
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Icedragon300 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
That looks very cool. :)
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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GraphicLia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Impressive piece!
*may have to upgrade yet looking at the render stats*
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
:rofl: You're not the first one who want to upgrade your stuff :giggle: :drool:
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!!
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :hug:
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome Damien, great piece.
I would like to invite you to visit my music site [link] when you have the time.
There's also a poll concerning my music, located on my DA profile page below my ID, if you would like to participate. Your feedback is appreciated.
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HappySpirit Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool!
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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