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The original fractal that I used for this was made in UltraFractal 5 from a DM4 formula. It was greatly altered in Photoshop CS using several layers and blending modes and the Redfield iEmboss and Plasteroid plugins to give it the painting effects.

I have always wanted to paint a fractal but, with my husband’s constant use of an oxygen machine, my days of playing with oil paints are behind me. I’ve been satisfying myself with experiments in digital painting and manipulations to simulate the wonderful textures of oils.

I was pleased with my impressionistic butterfly until my husband told me he loved the bull that I had made. One of my favorite things about abstracts is that each person sees something different.

- Kathleen -

The original fractal render is shown below:


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  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 3 years ago

    nice work

  • Scott Bricker
    Scott Brickerover 3 years ago

    before I read the comments, I thought how much it looked like a nice painting…nice job!

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago

    That’s pretty awesome.

  • rosalin
    rosalinover 3 years ago


  • KazM
    KazMover 3 years ago

    Terrific Treatment
    Fab Fractal
    Beaut Butterfly no Bull
    Impressive Image

  • Thank you very much, Kaz!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 3 years ago

    Oh this is fantastic!!

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 3 years ago

    magical work

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Very fun and well done work.

  • Thanks, Bunny!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • Wow! Thanks, Deborah!

    – rocamiadesign

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 3 years ago

    It looks delicate and wonderful with the painting effects. :)

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