Layered Up With a Little Help from My Friends  (UF0119) by barrowda

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GIMP v2.6 combination of an Elliptic Splits xHeart made in Apophysis 7x v14 (see below) filled with a parquet wood pattern, then superimposed over a Fractal Science Kit abstract fractal (“Grill Work”) based on equation Exp3 using Isogonal traps with complex inversion transforms Hacoversh and Ztrans4 as a Mandelbrot image using dwells 1to10. The final composite image was then scaled up in UF. Best if viewed larger. Special acknowledgment goes out to Wolfepaw for patiently and expertly helping me overcome some frustrating barriers to my understanding of how to work with layers in GIMP.

Celebrating the milestones of 800,000 Views (1/9/15), 1300 Features (11/30/14) and prizes in the 2012 – 2014 CHANL Scientific Art Competitions. A Featured Member of Apophysis Tutorial Fun Group, Bryce and Beyond, Brain Science, Brain Arts, Digital Art at its Best and Artists Universe groups as a digital/fractal artist using Apophysis, Fractal Science Kit, Ultra Fractal, GIMP and Mandelbulb3D.

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  • walstraasart
    walstraasartalmost 4 years ago

    Wow David This is a pink diamond heart and a beauty for Valentine’s day

  • Thanks, Thea! You can hardly imagine how excited I am after a year of trying and trying to use PS or GIMP or something like this to combine fractals. I could only do it in Powerpoint, but that doesn’t support large images or really do many of the artistic things you know we like to do :-) Now I can soar!!! Best, David

    – barrowda

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawalmost 4 years ago

    Nice one, David! I really like the parquet wood flood pattern. Isn’t it fun learning new digital techniques? I find GIMP is a pretty good program for being free software and once you get the hang of editing in GIMP, a lot of the same techniques are applicable to other digital editing programs.

    Any time you have any questions about it, don’t hesitate to ask. I don’t know everything about it by any stretch of the imagination, but I do know a few things and I’m always happy to share what knowledge I have. Keep at it. Before you know it you will be making collages like this:

    and this

    or even this

  • Thanks, Peggi! Your collages are beautiful, and are indeed some of the goals I’ve had since I joined RB. I have a much simpler one rendering right now, at least demonstrating that I’ve mastered the masking, scaling, and moving techniques as you described them. Plus, I applied some gradients and colors as well. And I am definitely having FUN with GIMP now (a great contrast to the apoplexy I was nearly having before). I look forward to showing you more of my progress – thanks ever so much! I hope you are feeling like a proud teacher :-)

    – barrowda

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesalmost 4 years ago

    Even though I have no idea what you said over there about how you did it… lol… amazing work hun!

  • Thanks, Jackie! You deserve a great deal of credit, too, not just for the Apo part, but for pushing me to fight a bit out of my comfort zone and ask for help. You know what they say about getting men to ask for directions when driving :o)))

    – barrowda

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesalmost 4 years ago

    lmao Oh yeah, I know! I am so very glad I was able to help you out. It’s fabulous that we are all learning a lil something more as we go along. I’m loving it and very glad to be a part of it! :)

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 4 years ago

    Terrific and so good keep going all good ….

  • Thank you so much, Dear Norma-Jean! It is great fun to learn how to use these great art tools, and wonderful to have support from wonderful artists and people like you!

    – barrowda

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    How beautiful this is. Great work David.

  • Thank you so much, Bunny! It has been a great week – passed the 5000 views in first five months milestone (including 40 Features), just received my first Featured Artist recognition, and went with my Sweetie to a live concert with The Four Tops and The Temptations – a reprise of the same concert we attended two years ago when we were first dating. Have a great weekend, David

    – barrowda

  • innacas
    innacasalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work. Lovely pink heart, nice addition in background with another fractal.

  • Thanks so much, Ina! I am still humbled and inspired by the beauty of your marvelous creations. Best, David

    – barrowda

  • viennablue
    viennabluealmost 4 years ago

    lovely heart David, love the texture :-)

  • Thanks so much, Jacqui :o))) The texture is mainly provided by a Pattern in GIMP called Parquet – was only the second one (of hundreds of built-ins, I think, and an infinite number that are available for free on the web) I tried and I really liked the blend, but I will surely enjoy trying other patterns with other Apos – the possibilities are endless! Which is a great thing, because I don’t ever want to stop :o)

    – barrowda

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesalmost 4 years ago

    2/14/11 Fantastic work with the Elliptic Splits Tutorial!

  • Thanks!! This marks a great breakthrough, learning how to use GIMP for postwork from Wolfepaw. Best, David

    – barrowda

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful work. congrats

  • Thanks!! This marks a great breakthrough, learning how to use GIMP for postwork from Wolfepaw. Best, David

    – barrowda

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