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Journal Entry: Thu Aug 7, 2014, 7:52 AM
It's hard to believe I've been a member of DA for over 10 years now!  I joined DA to have a place to link some fanart to a forum I used to frequent.  From there I moved to doing some Photoshop textures and icons I made for Livejournal.  Then I discovered fractal art.  I wouldn't know how to do fractal art at all if it weren't for the wonderful fractalists at DA and their great tutorials.

Beware the Lady by Shadoweddancer

My first posting on DA, a digital drawing of my favorite X-Man Nightcrawler.  This was done with a mouse on Photoshop and not with a tablet, so I was pretty stoked for it being my first attempt at digital art.  There is a fanfiction that goes with this illustration that I posted to a forum but the forum did not have the capacity to post pictures directly, so I joined DA to have a place to post pictures to that I could also share with others.  Thus was my relationship with DA born.

Butterfly Wing Textures by Shadoweddancer

From fanart I moved to doing icon textures for 100 x 100 icons that Livejournal allows.  I didn't do many of these because most of my friends at Livejournal disappeared... and I had also discovered fractal art.  :iconskellorg: was the person who introduced me to fractals.  While she has moved on to other things, I'm still here!

Spider Mum by Shadoweddancer

This was one of my first attempts at fractal art. There were several tutorials on DA for Apophysis, and I fairly quickly progressed from a simple fractal like this to more sophisticated and detailed work, thanks to tutorials, scripts and params that were posted by my friends in the fractal community.  You all rock!

Fresco by Shadoweddancer

In 2008 I added Ultra Fractal to my repertoire, and have progressed through tutorials and lots of experimentation.  What I consider to be my most difficult work was my attempt to make a realistic flower piece.  It is composed of over 70 layers, some of which were deep zooms.  It required so much memory that my laptop didn't want to save the whole thing so I had to start part of it over on my tower computer.  It took 12 hours to render on a computer that has 6 gigs of RAM.  

Red Lady of the Forest by Shadoweddancer

I think my personal favorite artwork of mine is one that got it's inspiration from one of my favorite artists, Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night

Starry Starry Night  by Shadoweddancer

At the moment I don't have a lot of time to dedicate to fractal art, but I'm hoping that will change in the near future.  I also got a graphic drawing tablet for my birthday so I'm hoping to add other kinds of digital art to my portfolio.   



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Artist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: South East
Favourite genre of music: Contemporary Christian
Favourite photographer: Imogen Cunningham
Favourite style of art: Fractals/ Fantasy
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite cartoon character: Nightcrawler


As a beta tester I can tell the members of DA that we are in for a LOT of change. I really want to know how you all feel about the changes because I believe DA was not very responsive to the beta testers. Maybe they will respond to all of us. 

21 deviants said I dislike the changes very much. DA isn't broken and doesn't need to be fixed.
11 deviants said I like some of the changes, but I do not like others... Please leave a comment.
10 deviants said I don't care either way
7 deviants said I don't like most of the changes, and I wish DA would make certain features optional... Please leave a comment
4 deviants said I HATE the changes and might consider spending less time at DA because of them
3 deviants said I Like ALL the changes
1 deviant said What changes? I haven't noticed



I love my watchers by Sugaree33-Art Fave and Run Stamp by 1footonthedawn

Run kitty run STAMP by RuthMcGleish GALGAL Contest Entry II by IncessantDoodling Cat Jumping Into Snow Stamp by xXEclipseTheCatXx
Always Return Llamas by tRiBaLmArKiNgS I Thank Llama Givers... by atnezau Don't Thank Me for the Llama by DirtyZephyrAssassin


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LaraBLN Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:Heart Thank You: by RosaBlu for :+fav:ing :icongiveflowerplz:
DragonOfEvil Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the llama!
M-i-t-c-h-e-l Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you very much for the fav! 421fddfdc09770c3ef7bf38efd8c9f85 by M-i-t-c-h-e-l
rose-of-the-hokage Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
Thanks for the llama
ladyjudina Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Bouquet For You by KmyGraphic:iconbfly1plz::icondbthx1::icondbthx2::icondbthx3::iconbfly2plz:Bouquet For You by KmyGraphic
Sunset XII animation by ladyjudina
The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Cyd! :wave:

Thanks for the LLovely :llama:
MLynnK Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there Shadoweddancer! Thanks so much for adding "Sipping Nectar" to your favorites, and for the llama badge! I really appreciate the support and I hope you have a wonderful day! :hug: Thanks again and best wishes!  
LinkWannabe42 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you so much for the Llama, my friend!
Wow, I have no idea what the word for most of your art it, but whatever it is, it's lovely! :D
OpimisticThoughts Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wait
KanadPanda101 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama! Here's one in return :3 :llama:
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