*If souls were like a pair of jeans
Stone-washed my soul would be
Tumbled around since early teens
Wanting to just be free

Fringed and frayed, a bit less blue
From stones tossed by the Man
Heart full of holes, but yet still true
Not detered from my plan

I seldom mind the wear and tear
It was this way to start
Besides, it’s comfortable to wear
The soul of this old fart*

This is a fractal artwork that was inspired by the image brought to my mind when I first heard the term ‘stone-washed’ that was given to a brand new pair of blue jeans that looked like they were several years old already. I thought it was amusing the whole concept of pre-worn jeans for the price of a new pair. That lead me to thinking about how our souls are shaped by the wear and tear that our surrounding environment and society put upon them. I know… another strange train of thought… but isn’t that what makes it art in the first place?!

The artwork was created in Incendia using a gradient that I made in Apomap. ApoMap is a gradient editor that is normally used to create gradients for Apophysis, but after some experimentation, I found that the gradients made in ApoMap are compatible for use with Incendia when saved as .map formatted files. The border was created in Photoshop using Redfield’s ‘Seamless Workshop’ plugin to create the tile, and alpha channels to create the mask selections.

The original is 4800 × 4800 pixels at 300 pixels per inch. I have included a few detail cutaways below so you can see the detail. The detail cutaways are at 50% of the original size of the artwork.

I am an artist, a photographer, a writer, a musician, a composer, a craftsman, a designer, and a programmer. I have been recognized for various works in all of these areas over the last half century.

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous creation! Splendid colors and textures. Excellent work.

  • Thank you so much, Bunny!!

    – ArtByDrew

  • Hypnogoddess
    Hypnogoddessover 5 years ago

    Drooling here, Drew! Great Work!

  • Thank you so much, Lynn!! Here… I have a napkin handy for you! LOL

    – ArtByDrew

  • Hypnogoddess
    Hypnogoddessover 5 years ago

    You’re welcome, and thanks for that napkin!

  • You bet, Lynn… but I’m gonna need it back soon to wipe away the tears I’m getting from all the warm comments! LOL

    – ArtByDrew

  • Kseniya Beliaeva
    Kseniya Beliaevaover 5 years ago

    well done!

  • Thank you so much, Kseniya!!

    – ArtByDrew

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsover 5 years ago

    Very nice. congratulations Drew :)

  • Thank you so much, Clare!!

    – ArtByDrew

  • Zefira
    Zefiraover 5 years ago

    Incredible detail! Beautiful

  • Thank you so much, Zefira!! …and your so right about creativity being a lifestyle! :)

    – ArtByDrew

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallover 5 years ago

    Great words!Beautiful picture !!!

  • Thank you so much, Lilian!!… especially for taking the time to read the poem, as I always consider my poems as part of the visual work.

    – ArtByDrew

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallover 5 years ago
    Getting to fast for myself meant to say "Well done on your feature "
  • That’s OK, Lilian! I’m always getting too slow for myself these days… so we balance each other out!! LMAO

    – ArtByDrew

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsover 5 years ago

    Marvellous work!

  • Thank you so much, Thea!!

    – ArtByDrew

  • Lyle Hatch
    Lyle Hatchover 5 years ago

    Amazing image – hard to believe this is all fractal-generated! Wow!!!

  • Thank you so much, Lyle! You should really have a go at Incendia if you have not already, as it there is a low-resolution freeware version of the program, and you’ll enjoy hours of fun playing around with it.

    – ArtByDrew

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