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July 6, 2009



Button Pushers...? Vol. 3- Xero-Sama

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 6, 2009, 8:12 PM

Every so often, I come across a person who believes that Fractal Art isn't really art at all and that it is merely button pushing. Well, being a fractal artist myself, I get quite offended. We work really hard on our pieces and it's not nice to just call it "button pushing"! So, I've decided to feature some incredible artists biweekly that prove that Fractal Art isn't all about the buttons, but the creative genius, inspiration, and hard work of the people who make it!

This week's "button pusher" is the AMAZING xero-sama!! Kip is a great fractalist across both Ultra Fractal and Apophysis, and his pieces are always inspiring in my eyes. Considering his incredibly versatillity, I'm sure there isn't anything Kip can make that won't make my jaw drop.


How did you get into Fractal Art?

I got into fractals by a deviant that has been around for a long time: LordShenlong. He told me how to get Apo and how to use it. He was the first person to share parameters with me, as well.He opened a door I'll never regret stepping through. Fractal art allowed me to create the abstract reality I had strived to create in programs like Photoshop. For this, I am ever grateful :)

How long does it generally take for you to make a piece?

It depends on what I am striving for.If I'm working in Ultra Fractal, it can take me a couple of hours to a couple of minutes.In Apophysis, it takes days. I keep tweaking, rotating, adding, and taking from variations and variables for up to three weeks sometimes. Sometimes, I get the magical touch and produce something I like in 10 minutes.

Finally, what would you say to someone who called you a button pusher?

You're a scrub. Lets see you make magic with radial blur someday.

:lmao: That's awesome.

It's true >.> lol

f10w by xero-samaZu Leiden, Ist Fur Immer by xero-samaUniversal Fertilization by xero-samaFlash by xero-sama
Flower For Realism by xero-sama1699 by xero-samaSuffocate in Truth by xero-samaCorrosive State by xero-sama
Literal Execution by xero-samaTexturize Me, Cap'n by xero-samaDo You See the End by xero-sama

  • Mood: Adoration
Skin by darkaion (modified by Platinus)
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shadowed-light-waves Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009   General Artist
Wooo! I like this! :#1:

Platinus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome :D
Lupus-deus-est Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Artist
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Oh yes. :nod:
RebornDead Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
That was actually very helpful. I had no idea what fractals were really, and was kind of skeptical with some of the work I've seen from new artists. Some of them just don't look like art to me!

But your interview and features shed a lot of light on the artistic process of fractals, and the fact that it's just like any other art. It takes time and inspirations.

So thanks a lot!! :)
Platinus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure :D
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