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the care and feeding of creepy-crawlies by heavymetalteacup the care and feeding of creepy-crawlies by heavymetalteacup
Wow - my first DD! :) What a great way to end 2011! THANK YOU.....this is pretty awesome after a few years hanging around on DA! I appreciate your support and kindness!!

Thanks for the favs, everyone! :dance: :love:

"A hive feeds....while a new brood is born in their shadows." 1500x1500 fullsize, if you want to see the main bug's face (complete with red eyes and antennae) - and the little red babies. :D

Mandelbulb raw fractal - title/frame in PS, info on "parent" param below. I wanted to create a feeling that this was a painting instead of a fractal. Hopefully the gradient and lighting achieved a hint of that. =P

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This piece happened spontaneously while tweaking a param someone had graciously shared online - while mine doesn't look anything like it's original (that'd be no fun), this is the link to (in her description) the param pack from which I spawned my own image: [link]
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:iconicemaidenart:
icemaidenArt Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014   General Artist
Love this, great render!
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your comment! :)
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:iconpoca2hontas:
poca2hontas Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing!! congrats on the DD, I know its a while ago....
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Never too late, I appreciate the kind words! I haven't been making them as much this past year, but I tend to do them more often in winter. :)
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:iconpoca2hontas:
poca2hontas Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome and I look forward to winter then ;)
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, thanks. :)
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:iconoliverandjazz:
oliverandjazz Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
that is gorgeous and settles it for me, i have downloaded this software, and must try to learn it, I am using sterling ware at the moment..your images are beautiful
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heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah well thank you so much! :)

Mandelbulb is really wonderful for lighting, and creating atmosphere - it's pretty addictive. I've not used Sterling much, but prior to Mandelbulb I used both Incendia and Apo for awhile. Mandelbulb still wins me over, every time, and there's good resources on DA to get you into it quickly! Hope to see you posting them soon!

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ThePhilosopherStone Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Do you know mandelbulb3dteasers.deviantart… ?

Each month, they hold a little contest. Don't know if you like contest... Wink/Razz 

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heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes! Nice group and I have entered it before - just right now I have no time to make new fractals because I'm writing a book. :)

I will start making more perhaps in the winter!
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:iconthephilosopherstone:
ThePhilosopherStone Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, you are writing a book. What kind of book ? I assume you will illustrate the cover by yourself...
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a fantasy novel, with some sci-fi elements - one book for sure, with a second one planned. I'm at about 75-77 thousand words on the first, so we'll see what ends up happening. (I am editing the original draft/writing now).

I won't do the cover, though! I plan to hire an artist for some concept work - for a cover, and for perhaps a few illustrations as well. :)
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FractalDust Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Well, nothing to say that hasn't already been said. Just fantastic work, such attention to detail.
I like the little yellow sleepy mouse face on the green bulb at the very bottom - see it, with little whiskers, and blue-green ears? Two of them, actually!
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heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this! I love how you found even more elements in the piece! :)
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FractalDust Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Oh, you're welcome. I just happened to notice it, it's cute. That image is so great, I hope to make one to rival it one day; I'm working hard!
Keep up the great work!
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heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You too!

Some of my pieces have the params offered up, so feel free to tweak and let me know if you do, so I can see and fav! :)
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Topas2012 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow :faint: superb work... a amazing colors
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, thanks. =) It is still my favourite after all these years, I love the bugs!
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Topas2012 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
you are welcome :)looks so cool :)
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:iconglacierdragon:
GlacierDragon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so wonderfully beautiful, I love the detail and all those colours :)
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I have a soft spot for it. :)
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:iconjoergjohannmueller:
JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning work. It's amazing how boring and how beautiful math can be. I love it.
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true - fractals are wonderful things. Thank you! :)
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:iconjoergjohannmueller:
JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are absolute right. Mother nature often do wonderful works.
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KPEKEP Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
awesome
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It's still my favourite even today. :)
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:iconmraries23:
MrAries23 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Great fractal. Love the colour mapping and lighting.
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I admit, that took awhile. :)
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:iconzephreon:
Zephreon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
cool beans!
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! =)
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:iconzephreon:
Zephreon Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Your welcome!
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:iconemizael:
emizael Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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marob0501 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've featured you in my journal [link]
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so kind of you! Thank you! :)
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:iconmarob0501:
marob0501 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for making this glittering jewel, so I could add it to the jewelbox

The honour goes to the artists self
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:iconchipiri:
chipiri Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
It's like....part of the city of R'lyeh! Frightening and looking of a cross between germs and celestial bodies!
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like that description. :D Thanks! :)
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silverb Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
:salute:
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heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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quartertime Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Congratulations on your first DD! It was long overdue.
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=) Thank you!! That's really nice of you to say!
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow - congratz girl! :D
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Leonie! Thanks! =)
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groovyjeff Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Like it!
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! =)
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Jasun100 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
I really have no clue what this is but I like it! At fist glance I thought it was a painting of an asteroid belt. Now when I look at it it looks like some kind of growing bacteria or virus. I really like the colors and the way you used your shading gives it an unworldly feel. Great job!
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heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :-)
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Esgalachoir Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Wow, that is one of the most unique fractal environments I have ever seen...well done and congrats!!
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:iconheavymetalteacup:
heavymetalteacup Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! =)
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