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Velvet and Ivory by fanficbug Velvet and Ivory by fanficbug
Well, I sat down today to make sure I still knew the technique I'd used in "Feathers" because I was going to use it in my tutorial . . . but as it turns out . . . that technique is phookin' hard! :giggle: I must have really been "in the zone"," so to speak, when I made that piece. I don't think I'm going to be able to use it in a tutorial meant for beginners. :confused: And once I got to thinking about it, I don't know that I want a million "Feathers" around . . . even from me. :-/ So, this is the last version you'll see, most likely.

Hope you guys enjoy it. :) And, once again . . . this is a variant of the plastic script by ~trystianity. You can find it here: [link] :) I hope she enjoys the image; she put a lot of love into the script, and it shows through its quality. It's truly one of the only scripts I really like because it's so versatile. ^_^ So do her a favor; download the script and play with it until you get something really creative out of it! You'll like your images better if you do so, and it'll make her happy too. :D

Tools Used: Apophysis 2.05 beta 2 Z+ variant by ~Gygrazok (another excellent tool!), Photoshop for resampling, watermarking, and color mods (I cheated. :lol:).

Hope you guys enjoy. :)
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:icon21citrouilles:
21citrouilles Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
So graceful and lovely. The presentation is fantastic. :)
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:iconfanficbug:
fanficbug Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconbaba49:
baba49 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feature this beautiful fractal in my new journal [link] . :hug:
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:iconfanficbug:
fanficbug Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really kind of you, Barbara. :hug: Thank you! :)
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:iconronnyyax:
ronnyyax Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
wooooooooooooooow awesome
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:icondwalker1047:
DWALKER1047 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
:clap: :clap: :party: :party:CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :winner::winner: You are one of over 100 artist’s I have featured in my Festival of 200 Features---> [link] News article ---> [link]
I LOVE TO EXPOSURE MY FRIENDS!!!!!!! I hope this feature will bring you success!:clap::clap::clap:
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:iconzsteve:
zsteve Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
What beautiful quills.. very delicate and lovely colours.
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:iconfanficbug:
fanficbug Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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:iconsds-page:
SDS-PAGE Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
Beautiful feather texture. :clap: I applaud your ability to use light backgrounds.
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:iconrangrang:
RangRang Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Student Digital Artist
ooooooooooooooo *gasp for breath* oooooooh! this is really cool, i like the grid feeling of it... if that makes sense.... prolly doesnt... but anyway the colors are wonderful and they really do look like feeathers!
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:iconfanficbug:
fanficbug Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It makes sense, don't worry. :) Thank you!
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:iconflor385:
flor385 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007   Traditional Artist
Very nice.
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:iconellethwen:
Ellethwen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
Your work continues to amaze me. This one reminds me of autumn...or of the bird named Mango who's eating the other birds food...but whatever.

How do you do this stuff, anyways?

I'd like to learn, but I've no clue how you do it XD
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:icontrystianity:
trystianity Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
Thanks :hug: I really like the colours you used in this one. I just wish the centre of thee spiral wasn't blown out because I would really like to see the details there. :) It looks great though.
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:iconfanficbug:
fanficbug Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see what you mean. :-/ I've tried adjusting weights and such and I ended up destroying the flame every time--plastic tends to be like that, I've found! I might have to go against what I said and make another "feather-like" to replace this one . . . just to satisfy my own curiousity. =p I suspect choosing less light color schemes might help, but there are several possibilities. I'll let you know if I figure it out. ^_^
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:icontrystianity:
trystianity Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
With flames like this sometimes lowering brightness works. Or increasing gamma but you might not want to do that if you don't want it looking too solid. I also like to render a PNG with transparency and just duplicate the flame as layers in photoshop a bunch of times until the flame is dark enough. If you do that you have to make a pretty big render for a good quality image though. (I personally don't like Apophysis' resampling filter so I never use oversample in apo, I just set it to 1 and render as big as I can and then use Photoshop's bicubic resampling to resize. Also I like doing postwork on the full size render. Most people who work with apo don't bother with that though ;))
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:iconinfinitecreature:
infinitecreature Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
Oooh... beautiful line and movement! : )
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:iconbaba49:
baba49 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful feathers. Fantastic work :clap:
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:icontchaikovsky2:
tchaikovsky2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh... Feathers...
I thought you might have submitted something, so I ran through my astonishing (!!! :XD:) 30 pieces and found you there! ;P
Sorry it took so long. :P I'm too lazy recently...

I didn't know you at the time you've submitted it, but I did take a look at it and I loved it very much for it's uniquity.
Let that be a comment for THIS piece. :D
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:iconfanficbug:
fanficbug Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao: I'm up to 1,126 devs now :slow:
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:icontchaikovsky2:
tchaikovsky2 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o_O
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:iconfanficbug:
fanficbug Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I know. O.O :faint: I'm working on going through those and my comments now, though. :XD:
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:icontchaikovsky2:
tchaikovsky2 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Get a load of patience, then. :XD: Good luck. :rofl:
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:iconzeolyte:
zeolyte Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
love the unique colors on each feather... :+favlove:
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:iconlive2b:
live2b Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
This is just beautiful!! Love the soft colors!
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:iconsilwenka:
silwenka Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful. exellent composition too!
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:iconnataliekelsey:
NatalieKelsey Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastically lovely! :aww: And you know....I like it better than the original Feathers because of the colors and detail. ;)
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:iconfanficbug:
fanficbug Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I like it better too. :D
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:iconsonykidna:
SonyKidna Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007   Photographer
Wow, that is amazing! :wow: I absolutely adore the rendering, it's gorgeous. :D *favs*
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:iconno-u-turn:
No-U-Turn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
Tee hee :giggle: CHEATER D:!!!

Birds. Birds. Birds. Ohmigod, Birds.
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:iconfanficbug:
fanficbug Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like the book. And the movie. OMG. :fear:
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:iconno-u-turn:
No-U-Turn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
WHAT? WHAT CAN TRANSCEND BOTH THE BOOK AND THE MOVIE!? D: WHAAAAT!? AHHHHHH!!!
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:iconfanficbug:
fanficbug Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
U SHALL NEVAR KNOW! :mwahaha:
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:iconmistywisp:
mistywisp Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
I love this... so light and... feathery! It's beautiful.
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:iconcasperium:
Casperium Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This is so totally gorgoeus!!! i do wish you would share your technique, but I guess I can understand your hesitations.. :)
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:iconfanficbug:
fanficbug Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going back and forth on it, honestly. :lol: You'll probably live to see me cave in about it, but it's also probably going to take a while. Hope that's okay. :D
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:iconcasperium:
Casperium Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
lol no problem.. I have lots of patience.. :)
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:iconhorusrogue:
horusrogue Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool.
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
Wow, I never get tired of looking at 'feathery' flames, and this one is absolutely excellent. It's light and elegant, and stunningly beautiful :wow: :+fav: :wow:


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:iconab1lity:
Ab1lity Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
Your last feathers-piece? :cry:
I like this more, than the "original" one ;) Awesome work, as usually :hug:
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:iconfanficbug:
fanficbug Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess I'm afraid I'll overdo the technique! :lol: I get sick of seeing the same fractals over and over again. :( I don't want that to happen to my feathers, you know?

But at the same time, I would like to teach people how it's done, you know? Arrgh, tough choice. :XD:
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:icongosiekd:
gosiekd Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
Wonderful fractal :clap:
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:iconashmaster100:
ashmaster100 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
kl feathers :D its wonderful.could even be the next photoshop icon :D
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:iconr4v1:
r4v1 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
gorgeous. When I saw the thumb in my devwatch, I instantly thought 'feathers dd remake'. Lovely texture in this - like the other one. I think i prefer this actually ;) :+fav:
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:iconfanficbug:
fanficbug Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I prefer this remake too, though it's got a few problems. :lol: I think I am never satisfied completely with anything I make. :XD:
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:iconxicegfx:
XiceGfx Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
wow, very nice, i like how it looks like feathers :)
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:iconicelantern:
IceLantern Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
Yay feathers :heart: I know what you meant, sometimes people do that too :nod:
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:iconimagenashyun:
ImagenAshyun Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Hobbyist
Oooh, pretty :) Love the softness and the muted colors :heart:
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:iconfanficbug:
fanficbug Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Thanks, Immy!

Just to let you know . . . I'm still working on my chara's stats. ;p It's Spring Break for me now, so I should be able to get them to you soon. Sorry it's taking so long! :hug:
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:iconimagenashyun:
ImagenAshyun Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Hobbyist
S'okay, don't sweat it :) :heart:
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