by Scott Chitwood • Wednesday February 25th, 2009
Posted in Desktop Gallery, Fractal Flames

I really don’t have a good explanation for why I like this compostion; the colour palette is way weird, it lacks any kind of cohesive element to tie all those diverse forms together, and it almost feels too cheery — like a circus freak all painted up. We instictively know a demented grin lurks just beneath the surface, yet we stroll by for a closer look. After all, “Curiosity killed the cat. Satisfaction brought him back.”


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Rendered in Oxidizer Post processed in Photoshop CS for colour saturation and glow effect.


  1. Don Larson
         February 25, 2009

    A refreshing change of pace.

  2. pharmagician
         February 28, 2009

    I like what you’ve done with the colouring again. If I remember rightly, you posted a little tutorial about that a while back – I can’t find it so could you link back to it from here again? thanks! :-)

  3. Scott Chitwood
         February 28, 2009

    Here you go, it may have been on November Ghost. Let me know if that’s not what you were thinking of.

    The colours are this one are straight from Oxi — just punched up the saturation in Photoshop and did some layer blending for the soft glow.

  4. pharmagician
         February 28, 2009

    Thanks – but I think it was a few months earlier, and I seem to remember screenshots too but perhaps I’m imagining things! I’ll keep searching too! :-)

  5. Scott Chitwood
         March 1, 2009

    Others noted with Photoshop details…

    Opiates in Drift
    Colorare Essentia

  6. pharmagician
         March 1, 2009

    Yay! Thanks!

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