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Where I Started, Issue #01: heavenriver's StoryHello everyone from heavenriver, and a brand new issue of fractal features!Where I Started, Issue #01: heavenriver's Story by heavenriver
A really special one, to boot. But what's so special about it? And what's with the vague as hell title?
Essentially, a new idea I've had recently. This feature is about where we all started as fractalists. It is meant to journey through the galleries of the oldest fractal-makers in the community, those with years of experience behind their backs, and that are often looked up on by other people as the unattainable masters of fractalsmithery.
This series of features will show how this is not true at all! Everyone has had a starting point, and believe it or not, even the cream of the crop was once at n00b level, trying to make sense of all those funny parameter names and strange buttons. While people may be born with natural talent, and learn faster than others, there's no doubt that effort is the key to success: with patience and time, everyone can become a good fractal arti
So I've pretty much been absent from this site since about June, I think. I'll stop in every so often, but I haven't been posting much or even talking to people a lot. I want to say it's only because I've been as busy as I have, but I think it's a bit more than that. dA is not the site it used to be. It's growing more and more broken as the company ignores the large chunk of its users, or at least it seems that way to me. But I have had a lot to deal with over the last few months. I made some really nice internet friends, gotten more into writing, worked at a summer camp for a month, made writing commitments, dealt with school, gotten into the wonderful sport of airsoft, and so much more, both really good and just miserable. I also found reddit.
Now, if you don't want to read me preaching the wonders of a different website, I suggest you skip this paragraph. I've found reddit to be a great way to share my art. It's peer moderated, and posts there have the potential for an audience like you'd never get on dA. Are you sick of 90% of the users of dA, and don't want to see the sort of things they post? Just don't subscribe to those sorts of subreddits, and you should be fine.
So now it comes time for the big question. Am I going to continue making fractal art, and will I return to dA? To answer the first question, yes, but I'm going to be putting a lot more care into each of my pieces. There are works that I've been throwing a few minutes toward each week for months. So expect a drop in quantity, and a raise in quality. Now here's the big one. Am I coming back to dA? I will be returning here, but probably not in the amounts I was previously. School takes up a lot of time. A job, hoping I get one, will take a lot of time. Practice for my new airsoft team will probably take up at least a weekend a month.
As for all those feedback messages, I'll get around to them. Eventually.
See ya round. -Dae
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Hi, everyone, my name is Chris. I currently live in the United States, but I hope to move to the UK someday. I make fractals, write stuff in general, make all sorts of digital art and I also do the occasional photomanipulation. I've really gotten better from your feedback, plus your support (watching me, faves, comments, llamas) really means a lot to me. See ya soon!
You can use my art in yours as long as you comment on what you used with a link, put a link to what you used in the description of that work, and NO Creative Commons. I do not use them for a reason.
Deviants who inspire my art:
If you want to commission something just note me.
Large Apophysis Flame, Plain Background: 5 points
Small Apophysis Flame, Patterned Background: 8 points
Large Apophysis Flame, Patterned Background: 12 points
Small Mandelbulber Render: 15 points
Small Apophysis Flame, Photo or Drawing Background: 15 points
Large Mandelbulber Render: 20 points
Large Apophysis Flame, Photo or Drawing Background: 25 points
GIMP Wallpaper: 25-50 points, depends on what you want.
Story: We'll talk
Poem: See Story