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Along the Walk by Rozrr
Along the Walk
Another view along the Walk... Again from my computer room window this morning...
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Got Snow by Rozrr
Got Snow
The snow arrived yesterday afternoon. Very cold here but not a lot of the white stuff. The light is lovely but I am staying indoors today. This is another shot from my computer room window...
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Mon Jan 26, 2015, 5:45 AM
Hi everyone...

This is a sort of general rant... Sorry if I am offending some of you, if you don't like this please unwatch me...

For sometime I have been seeing a lot of really dreadful fractals... After 9 years on dA I am still seeing many people (not all) posting randomly generated fractals, particularly Apophysis ones as if it is all their own work... Just because you have managed to install the software and click on a few tabs does not make you a fractal artist... I am seeing dreadfully badly rendered images, colouring that quite honestly hurts the eyes to look at... Colours that 'flood' and destroy all the detail in that part of the image... 

I am by no means an expert but I am so sick of piles (stacks) of uninteresting images that may well be highly technical but have really lost all impact for me and also for many other dA members... I have seen far better through the years...

The rendering is so poor on some pictures that the 'noise' obliterates the detail... 

 I will never know half there is to know, but I know when something looks interesting, well created and for me has a beauty of it's own... I know many of you will still be new to the world of fractals... BUT!

Presentation is very important, I see lots of square pegs in rectangular shapes... If you think your image would look better square, then present it as a square image...

I have not been well at all for the past few months and really need some inspiration to get back to making art, whether it is my photography, photomanipulation or fractals...

Lots of you are very keen on trying every piece of new fractal software that appears on the scene and what you were doing previously was much better to me than some of the scribbles spewing forth from your creations with the new software...

Sorry about this but it had to be said. Those of us who want to raise awareness of fractal/digital art have been struggling for years and lowering the standard does not help at all... If you don't know how to do something ask, use the tutorials,  get help. Please help make fractal imagery a wonderful thing. 

We need to see images the world has never seen before. We don't need all the gory details, we need positive, beautiful art that will knock  the socks off the art world...

Thanks for putting up with me and reading this...

Comments are welcome

Roz X

  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Listening to: Give Peace a Chance
  • Reading: About the Ebola scam
  • Playing: Scrabble
  • Eating: Chicken soup today
  • Drinking: Spring water
Frozen lake by Rozrr
Frozen lake
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Yesterday morning early. From my computer room window of course... Too cold out there... Still no snow...
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Rozrr
Roz Rayner-Rix
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Have taught art and bellydance, run galleries, exhibitions had an art supply/restoration business and a couple of other shops. Had far too many short careers to list. University of life is my schooling. I am now 70 and fully intend to continue learning as much as I can...

My YouTube channel with most of my videos, fractals and other stuff:www.youtube.com/user/Rozrr/vid…

Some of my 3D images. rozrr3dart.blogspot.com/

Youtube video about me. www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVZ8m8…

I am not religious though I am a very spiritual person. Apart from my art I spend my days fighting for a better world for everyone.

Current Residence: Northampton UK
Favourite genre of music: Very varied
Favourite photographer: Many
Favourite style of art: Digital plus everything else
Operating System: Windows 7 64 and XP and an ipad
MP3 player of choice: HTC Wildfire Phone...
Skin of choice: A size 10 one that fitted me.
Favourite cartoon character: Bender
Personal Quote: The Banner of Peace is Far more effective than the flag on a coffin

IMPORTANT: If and when I shuffle off this mortal coil I would like any money that is owed from sales of prints etc. To be the property of my children as an on going thing. Ali and Chris Wheeler... Details to follow...
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DIFFICULT TO SAY

Mon Jan 26, 2015, 5:45 AM
Hi everyone...

This is a sort of general rant... Sorry if I am offending some of you, if you don't like this please unwatch me...

For sometime I have been seeing a lot of really dreadful fractals... After 9 years on dA I am still seeing many people (not all) posting randomly generated fractals, particularly Apophysis ones as if it is all their own work... Just because you have managed to install the software and click on a few tabs does not make you a fractal artist... I am seeing dreadfully badly rendered images, colouring that quite honestly hurts the eyes to look at... Colours that 'flood' and destroy all the detail in that part of the image... 

I am by no means an expert but I am so sick of piles (stacks) of uninteresting images that may well be highly technical but have really lost all impact for me and also for many other dA members... I have seen far better through the years...

The rendering is so poor on some pictures that the 'noise' obliterates the detail... 

 I will never know half there is to know, but I know when something looks interesting, well created and for me has a beauty of it's own... I know many of you will still be new to the world of fractals... BUT!

Presentation is very important, I see lots of square pegs in rectangular shapes... If you think your image would look better square, then present it as a square image...

I have not been well at all for the past few months and really need some inspiration to get back to making art, whether it is my photography, photomanipulation or fractals...

Lots of you are very keen on trying every piece of new fractal software that appears on the scene and what you were doing previously was much better to me than some of the scribbles spewing forth from your creations with the new software...

Sorry about this but it had to be said. Those of us who want to raise awareness of fractal/digital art have been struggling for years and lowering the standard does not help at all... If you don't know how to do something ask, use the tutorials,  get help. Please help make fractal imagery a wonderful thing. 

We need to see images the world has never seen before. We don't need all the gory details, we need positive, beautiful art that will knock  the socks off the art world...

Thanks for putting up with me and reading this...

Comments are welcome

Roz X

  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Listening to: Give Peace a Chance
  • Reading: About the Ebola scam
  • Playing: Scrabble
  • Eating: Chicken soup today
  • Drinking: Spring water

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:iconkayandjay100:
kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear Roz, Happy-New-Year by KmyGraphic   Happy New Year to you and your family for 2015!  :heart:Explodicon 3: Barrage by Wooded-Wolf :heart: Cheers, Coco
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Rozrr Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. Happy New Year to you and yours too...
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:iconkayandjay100:
kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aristochat by Digithalie Cheers, Coco
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Nigel-Hirst Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Roz .. thanks for the watch on FOTO-EXPRESS
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Fractalholic Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Hi Roz! Hope your doing ok!
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