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WP - Black Dahlia by SaTaNiA WP - Black Dahlia by SaTaNiA

Black Dahlia




This fractal is made with #Apophysis 7x15
Based on a Classic flower with a bunch of Xaos to create those texture on each leaf.
If you want to learn those kind of thing, you can check *lindelokse bloom tutorial and `Xyrus02 Tutorial all my inspiration come from here :D

I hope you will appreciate it !


Also this is a wallpaper for HD Screen ratio : 1920x1080 :la:
It will be re-render for a really awesome quality over the night


Re-Render Information

Created and rendered with #Apophysis 7x15

Size : 1920x1080
Quality : 60000
Oversample : 4
Filter Radius : 0.6

Time : 17h



Please :+fav: if you download ... that's a way to say thank you !
And a short comment is always appreciate :hug:

If you dare you can show me a screenshot to show me how it rulez on your desktop :la:

THIS WALLPAPER IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR DEVIANTART.COM AND WILL STILL BE ONLY FOR DEVIANTART.COM PLEASE IF YOU HAVE REQUEST FOR POSTING IT ON ANOTHER WEBSITE ASK ME FIRST THE PERMISSION IT WON'T COST ANYTHING !
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It's amazing how I can spot `SaTaNiA's artworks in my devwatch folder at first glance! Since I'm the author of the tutorial which this fractal is (at least partially) based on, I think I could easily spend some words to critique it in both a technical and aesthetic way (warning: this means I'm going to be cruel and picky :evillaugh: :hug: )
First of all, the composition. This is a wallpaper, so it's always a smart choice to leave "blank" space on one side for the icons on the desktop, and it's also correct to make it quite dark to make it less heavy for the eyes. This is nicely applied here, though from my personal point of view I find the subject too much moved on the right and too centered on the vertical line: the rule of thirds could have helped a lot to make it more dynamic, balanced and eyecatching. My personal choice would have been to move it a litte up and to the left, maybe rotating it a few degrees counterclockwise to keep the big petal on the left and its gentle invitation to the eyes to follow its soft flow.
Secondly, the design. This is the best part of this work in my opinion, for I think this is one of the most elegant and well crafted apo-blooms you've made: the petals' edges look extremely natural and the spiral unfolds effortlessly like a real flower, with the perfect amount of blurred surfaces and shadows to give it depth. I also noticed you applied your personal texturing style which I find absolutely excellent and fascinating!
I like your gradient choice (which I find very personal too) and how you made the highlights and shadows very strong and contrasting. The surreal / sci-fi effect you get is intriguing (I can also spot some glass-like "reflections"!!!), though I think the grey areas on some parts of the outer petals somehow harm the general harmony of the image: they contrast too much with the neat blue light stains (unlike the purple areas and pink/white light stains of the central petals which I find well merged and really pleasant) and it looks kinda weird, for that is the part of the image where the DOF blur is applied and it should look softer in my opinion. I had this kind of problem too in many of my fractals (hey, it's a problem for me, maybe not for the rest of the world ;) ) and it usually depends on gamma and vibrancy settings, or on transform weights. A very little slight postwork on specific areas could easily fix it too.
And finally, let's talk about feelings and mood! A strong sense of peace is the first emotion that this artwork strikes into me, but quickly followed by a wonderful flow of fresh energy: like a sudden wave of cool water on my skin while I'm staring at a calm sea scene :) If the subject and the style are pretty common, this is definitely not an ordinary sensation you get from a flowery image! This easily awards the fourth star for originality ;)
What else to say? Keep on being amazing sweetheart :clap:!!! It's always so nice to see what impressive quality your fractals can reach :hug:!
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Fanartfangirl Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its nice, i use this one as wallpaper now, since the other one was blurry. thanks for the links xD
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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Fanartfangirl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :3 only, its a little bit to small. but i'll look for other one later.
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LunaDianaRaine Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is q wonderful wallpaper,and it reminds me of the almost equally great witches of the Night World series by L.J. Smith. Fabulous work!
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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LunaDianaRaine Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem ~.^ :heart:
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arachelle905 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Favourited and downloaded for use as a wallpaper. All of your work is really pretty, and I liked this one especially. Awesome work! :)
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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halakimok Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012   General Artist
Hi
I'm not sure if you have authorized this: [link]
Just want to inform you.
cheers :)
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have ... but i already mail them many time and a lot's of my artwork are on this website ...
Don't know what to do anymore ...
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