Dramatic in a subtle way, & while I'm not exactly sure how much I like the black, I gotta admit it makes your center spirals kind of sit up & say ""boo !". One thing I DO say is it's the kind of fractal you just kind of have to study...because you just can't glance at it & say awesomeness & trot off to FB.
I'm glad you voiced some constructive criticism. The black borderish effect was sort of an accident, but I kept it because it was at least different for me.
This is not a work that I'm emotionally attached to. I learned some things in making it, and I'm proud of the craftsmanship I put into it, but I don't consider it one of my best. But it's still nice to hear that it's a work that invites study.
Your FB comment is priceless. Thanks for making my day!
I love how the image 'pops' out of the background and every time I look at it I see more details I haven't seen before. Texturing is awesome and still so subtle and of course, as always you hav a knack of getting just the right colour and tonal mix.
I'm not sure it's as much a knack as it is that I'm just stubborn and persistent. When an image crosses over the threshold between ick and might-be-something-in-there, I don't give up until it all works.
This is such a beautiful work. The rotational symmetry balances it, and all the blades get closer to each other yet without ever meeting. It's like the second before the clash. I also love the palette.
Thank you! The palette took much effort as I always want to include more discord and contrast. It took me some weeks of just living with the different options to decide that, in this case, less is really more!
I wish I were more friendly with palettes too, I fully understand what it means to argue with one's gradients! I hope to find more options as I go through the masking and artistry course. Perhaps practice will do the trick.