01-23-2008, 03:40 AM
Made a few months ago for a contest. I'll post more of my work later.

Erebus Wraith
01-23-2008, 06:05 AM
Looks pretty cool. Did you win the contest?

01-23-2008, 11:10 PM
no :(

Erebus Wraith
01-24-2008, 01:36 AM
That's too bad

01-24-2008, 01:39 AM
nice effects.

Atom Narmor
01-24-2008, 11:25 AM
I like the bottom part the most. If only it were green!

01-24-2008, 04:43 PM
I don't like the mirrored lense flares.

01-25-2008, 01:46 AM
^ Where, I can't find it.

Some things I don't like with this one. While its idea is good, the design needs some work. First things first, the crits.
1- I don't know whether it was on purpose or not, but the left side has something like a single pixel border overlay, but only on that side. Just a darker area up the whole side. Try using a single black pixel stroke for something like this. It will work very well in this size.

2- Your copyright needs work. In this piece the focus itself was the copyright, unfortunately for you, no one likes to stare at a copyright. A logo maybe, but the C is not that attractive. Try using a pixel font, 'proggy clean' works well, for the copyright. Stick it in a lower corner and possibly fade it a bit.

3- I like the theme of a mirror image, however you deviate from it towards the top. The bottom 'sparks' are mirrored to each other whereas the top ones are smudged individually. Your best bet for something like that would be a zoom blur or the 'zoom' tool in filter>liquify.

4- Another piece of inconsistency is the overall sharpness and blur on the image. The farther back the pieces seem, the sharper they are and the closer the blurrier. I don't know if you meant for a warped perspective, but its what I'm seeing. Maybe go over the piece with the sharpen and the blur tools by hand?

5- The last bit goes back to the mirror idea that I was seeing towards the bottom of the piece. Both of those fractals are the same, just one is translated to the right from the other. You probably should have flipped them or reflected them to each other.

6- Final thing is that there is a lot of darker negative space towards the bottom that you could do something with. Maybe move the copyright down there, make it smaller, a better font, and give it some effects. That way it isn't a focal, but still servers an aesthetic appeal.

Good Job on the Apophysis work though.

01-26-2008, 03:20 AM
Holy shit.

Thanks for the criticism. I never noticed the border.

01-26-2008, 04:52 AM
Effects r good but too much brightness.

jewess crabcake
01-26-2008, 05:00 AM
Well first the blur kills the image, it really takes a lot of the "wow" out. Your dots are too bulky AND way too close together. My advice would be to drop the brightness a bit and turn up the hue or contrast You'll get some awesome colors. That's about it nice job though.

01-26-2008, 01:50 PM
What? So I'm the only one seeing the mirrored "dots"?

Valerie Valens
01-26-2008, 02:44 PM
Yes. Also, agreeing with shinryudan.

Pimp Daddy McSnake
01-26-2008, 02:50 PM
That's what a female orgasm looks like

01-27-2008, 05:34 PM
I like the bottom but when you get to the top it's an awkward blue color, the blue just kind of throws the image off for me :-\

02-03-2008, 10:29 PM
That's what a female orgasm looks like

Oh, so it is possible...
Anywho, this brightens me up, just to look at it. I'd like to use it as a screen saver maybe