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I've Reached the Stars by zy0rg I've Reached the Stars by zy0rg
The picture based on Reaching for the Stars photo by *H-Everybody-Lies--MD.

Two fractals, photo, manually made brushes and textures plus a lot of manual work with colors/shapes. Combination of techniques used in 10,000 Days and Synergy.
No stock used

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Musical background: Coheed and Cambria
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:iconburtie:
burtie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
I love this!
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bamboo-water Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really love this piece! Could you share anymore about how you placed the fractals into the original photo:
1- I am assuming that the fractals are behind the tree.
2- What software did you use to manipulate the photo and the fractals.

I am interesting because I would like to combine fractal work (I'm totally new at) with photos.
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:iconzy0rg:
zy0rg Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
1. the fractals themselves are barely visible here. I've only used them to add some slight texture.
and no, they are not "behind" the tree, but they have some different blending mode (overlay or multiply, I don't remember)
2. most of the time I use Photoshop for manipulations, but sometimes also GIMP
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Nirayesto Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I think of Ayu's coma memories in Kanon..
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Gedo-Ascending Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Hmmm...
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:iconalmazoff196:
almazoff196 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   Interface Designer
ooooooooh it's sooo amazing!
saving as desktop pic!
:)
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:iconzy0rg:
zy0rg Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconloveisademon:
LoveIsADemon Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfection!
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:iconmerosmanos:
MerosManos Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
wow... that's the best of all the works i've seen till now 0.0
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:iconzy0rg:
zy0rg Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)

make sure to check these guys' galleries: *AndreeWallin, *Jenovah-Art, ~OmeN2501, *sirgerg. they are the "best of" for me...
you may also want to check *lindelokse's gallery for more stuff like mine
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:iconmerosmanos:
MerosManos Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
u'r wellcome ^^

one question... how do u make those pics? its hard to belive that u draw that all by ur own xD
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:iconzy0rg:
zy0rg Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This particular one is a photo manipulation. Based on a picture of a tree (link in "Artist's comments"), and manipulated in Photoshop.
Most of my other stuff are fractals made using Apophysis.
...And yeah, I make them "by my own". :)
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:iconmerosmanos:
MerosManos Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
"make them by my own"... year, i didnt mean an other person would do this awesome work for u... sry if there was a misunderstanding ;)

i just ment it where hard to belive u are creating these without any specialtools... :S

so Apophysis is the tool of choice...thx ^^
if there is some time i will try for my self to kreate such fractals :)
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:iconzy0rg:
zy0rg Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Apophysis is a bit tricky to use at first but has great potential once you master it.
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Tahyon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work ;)
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TheEternalWanderer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! This fits really nicely with my new desktop/rainmeter theme.
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TheBloodyAussie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Damn your good, wish i was as awesome as you :D. This is amazing :)
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
god damnit dude xD your style is too awesome
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:iconzy0rg:
zy0rg Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconkantiki:
Kantiki Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Fuck! This is intense. .. a living and very threatening nocturnal guardian beneath a burning sky of stars. god. damned. fucking. beautiful!
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:iconzy0rg:
zy0rg Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fuck yeah! :D
Thanks for the fave! :)
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:iconujz:
UJz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Great!
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a-dehn Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student Writer
I think the blur adds very nicely to it....this is very well done....great job on this
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:iconzy0rg:
zy0rg Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
I feel the same about blur. Actually, that blur was the first thing I made in the picture. :)
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a-dehn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Writer
Well, it was a very fine decision :)
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think0 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
its awesome i just think the blur made it a little less awesome
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:iconzy0rg:
zy0rg Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, I had a version without blur among the ones I chose from in the end. But I had to choose only one.
I could upload the unblurred picture to my scraps as an "alternate version" if you want to see it.

And Thanks for watching! :)
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think0 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
i want to see it! :D
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:iconzy0rg:
zy0rg Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] Enjoy!
...But I still believe that the blurred one is better. :)
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Pixman2 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
I envy your artistic abilities...this is a joy to look at.
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:iconzy0rg:
zy0rg Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
...Though I believe that some artists' skills are more worth being envy about. Look at *AndreeWallin's works. :)
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Pixman2 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
You're too modest!
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H-Everybody-Lies--MD Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconwowplz: That looks really, really awesome!

I love how it came out!!!
I love how you made the tree darker and added in that yellow backlight, I also like the darkened edges and the way it looks like the branches are being pulled and sent vibrating back and forth. The slight sparkles to it look so pretty too.

:tighthug: I love how it came out!!

Did you have fun making it?
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:iconzy0rg:
zy0rg Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm quite satisfied with the result too.
And I'm glad that you like the details. It's always pleasant too see your work appreciated. :)

That work would be impossible without your awesome photo, so thank you. :)
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H-Everybody-Lies--MD Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm happy that you were able to have such a fun time with it! And no problem! I've got plenty of photos for you to have some fun with xD
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zy0rg Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was quite a LOT of fun. How long did it take me to make it, 2 months? :D

I feel like making one more work based on your photo. This time it will be added to your gallery.
...And I'll try to make it sooner. :)

Note me with 2-3 "candidate" photos if you're interested.
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