"Some says art is never about rules. Then it's good to know them in order to avoid them."
I understand what you're saying about colors. It's not as easy as choosing colors in a fractal. AT least in Apo, and from what I've heard from others, in UF too. The gradients used are either preset or they are random. I've spent hours trying to find the right gradient before, but then had to "settle" for what I could get. Sometimes it happens, and sometimes it doesn't. I like the form of "When the Curtain Rises", but I'm not crazy about the colors either.
I guess you don't have much control over colors in Apo. So it's either difficult because you don't know how, or the Apo is difficult itself. I think I can easily say which fractal is done in Apo by the colors, because most of the people leave "Apo" colors at the "default" level. And the result in the most cases is: "pastel-velvet-hues-emerging-from-black". I'll see to check out how the coloring algorithms in Apo work.
I don't want you to misunderstand and think I blame it all on Apo. I've got some pretty bright gradients that I've made. I typically use those on my plastic fractals.
I think maybe I was lazy on that one fractal... and I might redo the colors. I played with the fractal for a long time to get it where I wanted it. Then I just could seem to find the right gradient. I tried and I tried and nothing seemed to work. I wanted to make a new one for this fractal because it was different from any others I have done. Oh well... I might redo it in time. Hugs, Anj
I got it, my dear. You know, sometimes I'm into colors, sometimes not. Even if you're skilled with some tool, it doesn't works if you are not in a mood. While I was ill, I was thinking what art shall I do next. So I came to idea to make drawings for a while. I'm not even in a mood to listen music. Maybe I'll be back to colors when the spring start.
I do different things, so I try to choose what suits me best at the moment. I think you may try the same. Maybe you're just not into expressing that wavy-feminine-ornamental side of you. Why not trying to create art that is about constructive-technical-linear-architectural? I've always been amazed how geometry looks while working in 3dsMax. That sort of stuff Hug
I think your drawing is terrific! It's much, much better than I could do with a pencil. I'm proud of you on that one! I'd like to see more of your drawings.
Yes, you're right. Sometimes I feel wavy-feminine-ornamental and other times I feel the constructive-technical-linear-architectural. I have both sides. But even with the more linear side of me, I try to put a touch of feminism in there... with the colors, for example. Sometimes I feel the need of soft colors in a more linear fractal and the bright colors for the more bubbly, frilly ones.
Again, like you, it depends on my moods. "Carnival" for example, has the straight, harsher lines, but I felt that the brighter colors fit it better. "Lilium" was softer and sweeter.
And right now I'm just really exploring Apo again. It's been a long while since I've used it. Hugs, Anj
I liked "Fracture" the best. I realized what's "Art Nouveau" about as soon as I checked out full view. And I think it demands more contrast, I liked the silkiness. Shadows flaring I find rather neutral. Hugs Dušan