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temptress by lyc temptress by lyc
elegant curves,
weaves of darkest night

rendered with my flame fractal renderer, ham and mustard.

edit: holy smokes this came 2nd in MelonLogic's seduction competition! if you'd like to try the program i used to render this, details can be found here: lyc.deviantart.com/journal/995…. there's also a poster-resolution version online (directly linked in the fantastic gallery of all competition entries).
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:iconcharlesachaloupka:
CharlesAChaloupka Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Elegant and beautiful
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
:thanks: thank you, glad you like
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:iconcharlesachaloupka:
CharlesAChaloupka Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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:iconredeyesxxx:
Redeyesxxx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Hey, saw this pic on some background website and thought I'd let you know I really like good job BTW I'm also a programmer XD
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:iconbanshee1985:
Banshee1985 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!
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:iconfranell3:
FranEll3 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. Reminds me of a Rembrandt painting because of the color scheme & lighting.
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:iconencoder6:
Encoder6 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful!
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:iconmeddlerinc:
MeddlerInc Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty!
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:iconlila-green:
Lila-Green Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Wow, I didn't know you made this! I found it on some website with wallpapers and now here... And I want to tell you - Great job!

:sun:
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:iconfxx85:
fxx85 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
This blew my mind!
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:icondre72:
Dre72 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is phenomenal! :omg: Such fine details when you look at it up close. Beautiful render! :wow:
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
glad you like :aww: thanks
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:icondre72:
Dre72 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Its beautiful! =D :heart:
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:iconstumm47:
Stumm47 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful flame render!
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
thanks :) hopefully someday i'll get to release a usable flame fractal app... work has started, but then stalled :hmm:
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:iconstumm47:
Stumm47 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I downloaded Apophysis but havent tried it! I have so many fractal programs and each works differently,its a nightmare! Tried Chaos Pro yesterday for thr first time in years but forgot how to use it! And still getting to grips with Incendia (god I love that program!)
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
oh, i used to have a small mention in incendia for all the help i've given aexion over the years... no more though, since he started taking money and didn't stop taking my code, soon got tired of that... forgive me if i don't share your enthusiasm about that particular program, aexion is a great fractalist but his methods are dirty and self-serving; sometime (hopefully soon) i'll opensource the framework i wrote using much of these methods.
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Stumm47 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Well for a free program I think its amazing! I would pay for the program if it were on general sale!(and if i had the money, which I dont....)
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
it is on sale, you pay money ("donate") and get ("a gift") the version without resolution limits. by that reasoning indigo renderer [link] is also free ;)
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:iconrisingeyes:
RisingEyes Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
that's fantastic!
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
:thanks:
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:iconshylve:
Shylve Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm absolutely amazed... I can't find any words to describe my feelings for this...
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
glad you like it! :hug:
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:iconkram1032:
kram1032 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
AMAZING!
black and reddish brown fire, that turns into blondish reddish brown hair!
Soooo cool!
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
i can give you extremely high resolution versions of this dv and oneiric, suitable for printing, if you like. the fractal details are really extreme!
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:iconkram1032:
kram1032 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
cool, yeah, why not? :) - I'll send you my mail-adress, and when I'm on it, my MSN-mail, as I read a hint, somewhere, which said, you have MSN :)
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:iconr4v1:
r4v1 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
awesome fractal :clap:
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
appreciated :)
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diamondie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006  Professional Writer
I think it fits the "Seduction" theme very well. The world would be quite a boring place if only roses and lips could be used to represent that concept. IMO it might work even better without the highly detailed center, with just the "swirls". I'm not so fond of the colors (more to do with personal preference probably), but I really like the silky textures.
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
appreciated :)
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bluesman219 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
Nice work!! :D
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
thanks :)
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:iconbluesman219:
bluesman219 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
Welcome!! :)
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
Wow, this one was the best looking out of the three, maybe not the most relvant to the theme, but wow...very impressive work! :faint:
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
not relevant to the theme? :( i thought long and hard about the look of the the image i would be making, and in the process of actually making this threw away a ton of beautiful variations because they were too "pretty" and didn't have the "dark silk" feel about them i wanted... all for nothing if other people thought it wasn't relevant; i can do so much better looks-wise but had to stay on topic :( :( :( perhaps i'm a fool for thinking it looked more seductive than, say, spring [link] . i guess i could have pulled the whole "spring is the time for love" angle rather than the silly crap i wrote.

i guess i should "take what i can" and say i'm glad you think it's at least good looking :/ normally that's all that counts anyway, but i really tried to get at something specific here (perhaps i'm taking it too personally because of this).
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Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
Well, its complicated...I didn't mean to say it wasn't relevant in a bad way.

When you deal with fractal art, a certain theme becomes an improvised piece from the artist. One may say that if someone managed to make a pair of lips (which was one entry) or a very realistic looking rose then those would be perfect for a "seduction" theme. However, most pieces that come from Apophysis are not extremely realistic, so it becomes a matter of colors, flow, and emotion. That definetly is prominent here, but as I said, its not very relevant to the theme because it doesn't look like seduction.

Do you get what i'm trying to get at? :| Basically, it feels like seduction, but doesn't look like seduction.

Its a wonderful piece and as a fractal its beautiful, the sparkling effect and the flowing lines are very nice, but it just wasn't (in my opinion) the perfect fit for the theme (maybe that could do with Melon's wording of the description, i'm not sure).
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lyc Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006
i'm not sure a rose is the most seductive thing under the sun (i'd say love and and seduction are nearly orthogonal, mostly due to intent), but while i agree with your point about realism vs feel, in the absence of realism i concentrated on the feel and, well... i guess we differ on the understanding of relevance. i "dug deep" into that dark side, and this is what i came up with. vivid displays with dark undertones smacks of seduction to me at least...

btw, this isn't made with ultrafractal or apophysis. my own c++ all the way, no postprocessing (see my latest journal entry, or just the description for this piece ;)).
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Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
Well then, that's one hell of a code.

I get what you are saying and I agree...lol, I don't think we'll ever agree completely with the other. :lol:
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Sya Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
Congratulations!
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
thanks a cubic lightyear! :D i was terribly worried that being the 2nd to use the deviation name "temptress" might seem unoriginal/copied (i hadn't seen most of the entries before the brilliant entries gallery was posted).
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o-LJ-o Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
Well done!!:clap:
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
thank you! :)
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ArtistInWaiting Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! congratulations!
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
greatly appreciated, thanks! :)
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:iconartistinwaiting:
ArtistInWaiting Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Your are more than welcome. Keep up the good work!
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FarDareisMai Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
:wow: WOW. This is just... wow. Everything about it is amazing.
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
thanks, glad you like :)
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:icongreenhybrid:
greenhybrid Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
luv it!

+ for the coloring
+ for the loops
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
fanks mate!
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Void-Hamlet-Herself Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waves of silk or waves of hair locks - it's SHINY too! I love the darkened and lightened fragments on the right side: it looks almost 3D this way, as if light is coming from the inside and some of the fragments are behind the source, some are in front of it thus in shadow. The miniuature spots of light - like fireflies - here and there are a lovely touch too. :heart:
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