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Deadlock by monochromatic-stains Deadlock by monochromatic-stains
Inspired by this scene of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Collab done with the wonderful =banana-tree of #UltraFractal

Thanks to ^Platinus, ~FarDareisMai and =trystianity for the help.

Due to DDification, I look forward to emptying my message center with one click in about 24 hours.
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Deadlock by =monochromatic-stains suggester writes, "I found it quite stunning! I hope that you enjoy it." ( Suggested by elephant-cake and Featured by cmptrwhz )
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This is on my top5 list from =monochromatic-stains gallery.
I don't think I have to explain why?
If you ever watched Kubricks' 2010 Odyssey - the strongest element and the most visionary one is the black monolithic obelisque - and the raising sun, highlighting the black smooth surface and casting the shadow of unknown on all living things in the middle of remote nowhere.
Am I describing the scene or the fractal - might as well be both.

Very strong visionary piece, great shape and perspective - the sunlight spilling over the hills and emanating light. Fantastic texture adding more intricacy to the whole composition.

The only thing which I have always meant to ask the author IS - why is the sky green and the earth blue?

Otherwise - this IS 2010 at the moment, maybe we will aquirre our answers!!!
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timemit Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
classic piece timeless concept
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monochromatic-stains Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Cheers.
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iFatty Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it makes everything... cleveler!!!
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monochromatic-stains Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Nice English there.
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iFatty Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, im sorry for that))
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44NTW44 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Writer
I need to read that book.
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Which book?
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44NTW44 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Writer
2001: A Space Odyssey. There is a sequel as well.
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Ok.
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RV-TIDE Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This...A Fractal. Impossible...but I'll go with it lol. Amazing work.
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monochromatic-stains Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
The fractal part is in the background layers.
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RV-TIDE Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh..ya frightened me there. The background is really nice in any case. Keep it up.
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esintu Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
on a related (but very, very late note), this is indeed all done within Ultra Fractal and it's a "raw render", so in that sense, yes it is all a fractal. But UF is capable of incorporating non-fractal features, that's how pretty much all landscape scenes and realistic fractals are achieved. so in a technical sense, this is not completely fractal. take your pick with the terminology :)
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RV-TIDE Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your reply must be a record of some sorts haha, but it's quite appreciated. Thanks for clearing that up for me! Hopefully Apophysis gets similar features in the not so very, very distant future.
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nuke-vizard Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is great, I love 2001
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TenderlySharp Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
a symbol of important change, a turning point.
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pharotek Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Really nice interpretation if 2001: A Space Odyssey. I love the simplicity!
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Thanks!
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mehrdadart Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010   Digital Artist
Waaahhhh, fabulous, buddy.
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:iconmonochromatic-stains:
Thanks!
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mario837 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
2001, Yes :clap:
Only missing the music "Also Sprach Zarathustra" :D
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:iconmonochromatic-stains:
It's in my head. :B
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mario837 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
In mine too! Look in my profile which is my preferred movie :D
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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010   General Artist
I think it's excellent the way it is :worship:
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Thanks. :)
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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010   General Artist
You are most welcome :sun:
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esintu Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn! i missed this getting a DD :shakefist:
congrats XD
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monochromatic-stains Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Thanks! :hug:
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orangefruits Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
2001 is amazing, i had an exam on it at uni.

great work.
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Thanks!
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Thanks!
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Neo-requiem Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
:+favlove:!! =)) keep the good (group) art xD
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Kaeli-Jennifer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love Love Love Love Love!
You really captured the texture of everything. The way the monolith was described in the book was pretty much as black and all consuming. I think you really portrayed it well with your use of texture. With something like this it would be easy to have it be super rigid but you made it so dynamic and fun to look at!
Again I must say: Love Love Love Love Love!
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Thanks!
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moreMDM Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
can't comment on the fractal of it all, but the piece itself is amazing and the colors are great... :hug: :)
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Thanks!
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Oh I'm sure. :shrug:
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Delfiea Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
did you do all the designs by hand? it's so pretty and memorizing O.O
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No no. I had help.
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Delfiea Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
coolz :D it's still awsm
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GTFO my page.
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DCAivan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
nice
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