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I seemed to be having a little artist's block, so I decided to go on an endeavour that I've been planning for weeks. So, what's the plan, you ask? Well, I've gone into the depths of my nearly 1000+ flames and picked out my favorite ones, old and new. What I am going to do is re-render each and every one of them at higher settings, bigger sizes, and frame them all. While they won't be "new" there are a few that have not been released and many of them are your favorites.
Currently, there are about 57 flames, but I may trim that amount down a little. Rather than display each one, I plan on making it a pack for download, just for easy access.
I am working on my new I.D. thing, but it may not include the overlain fractal. I worked on it last week with all the stuff, but it wasn't as easy as I expected, and abandoned the project's result. So, I'm going back to the basic .psd and working on it again.
Big note to all my watchers: I no longer have the time to comment on all of your pieces, because of this, I am no longer watching anyone. I will try to go around the gallery when I can (and I did screenshot all of you who were on my watchlist), but I just really have been spending far too much time with the commenting. Sorry about that.
In other news, I would just like to share my thoughts on ripping artwork:
To put it simply, it is an ungodly insult to an artist. I've been fortunate enough never to have had my art stolen (hence, why my art has no watermarks or borders), but I have seen many of my fellow artists be ripped. The funny thing is, each and every one of those pieces that were stolen can be created by anyone else, with enough patience and skill. It isn't like we are pooping these things out and they are all unique, sure they are original, but their exact design can be created on your own. Besides, we all started somewhere, talk to any established artist and they will tell you of their early struggles and breakthroughs.
So, to put it in short, don't rip art. Ask for help if you want, but don't be anxious to create any piece of art and feel the need to steal it to gain notoriety. Mmkay?