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JamesRoach Featured By Owner Edited Jul 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
This entire portfolio deserves to be known by anyone with a taste for architectural fantasy in any medium.   I hope that you are doing well again in health,  saving all of your settings, as well as rendering everything in the highest resolution that you have the patience and resources for.   By comparison, my work is rudimentary, but because I have an extra PC, if I hit on anything that hits the spot, I'll render it in 7680 X 4320 even if that takes a couple days.  (It doesn't hurt either that electricity is only 13 cents a kilowatt-hour where I live, or that storage now costs next to nothing compared to the trouble of making anything, even if you're using only freeware, el cheapo 2 core PCs, and archive everything in lossless formats.)   What is the highest-res you use, and do you sell those in electronic form for the pleasure of those of us with big 1080p monitors, but budgets to small to buy prints?  
       This set has even jogged my memory about a book on neoclassical architecture I looked through 35 years ago, with a chapter about the vogue for it in France following the Revolution, containing some drawings of impossibly idealized and extensive vistas.  Especially to city planners like Daniel Burnham, it's a look that was influential for a hundred years--though usually the architects making them didn't have your visual and verbal wit.   Some of your outdoor atmospherics also remind me of Claude Lorrain,  and Turner during his more idyllic moods, which goes to show that affinities we share with old masters are still available for the freshest use.
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Vidom Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your comment.
I remember those utopian views of the future coming from France... they make me smile now, but also think at how much time we lost building things that could have been nicer.
I admit my ignorance, I had to check for Daniel Burnham. I'm not sure in modern age there's much place for a city planner nowadays... I guess too many economic interests kill the chance to be very creative, especially on a large scale.
Claude Lorrain was amazing, and while I wouldn't ever compare my simple digital art to the worst amateur painter (mine is just too simple) I recognize the importance of lighting in many of my works. I'm lucky that this free software comes with a 3D rendering, so that lights behave in a realistic way and interact nicely with fog and haze without too much thinking from my part.
About resolution: what I post on DA is mainly to be enjoyed through a monitor. I have no need to make them larger if they wouldn't fit on a computer screen. Already too many are even smaller than the largest monitors available, even if big enough to be victims of art thieves.
I allow to download every one of my artworks (find the download button on their page) so that anyone can use them as personal wallpapers. They also are big enough for a small personal print. I don't sell prints on DA, so I don't need larger resolutions.
My idea of good prints for my works is nothing smaller than 30'X20', possibly in the range 60'X30'. While it's possible to make them that big, I have no chances to sell them so I'm not making them available. 
Mandelbulb3D is an amazing piece of software that's keeping me surprised as a child. Every time I wander in it I find amazing views deserving to be rendered; this is why I prefer to keep exploring and spend my time creating (it's therapeutic too) instead of losing days for a single big rendering (or an animation).
Let's say I'm just showing what's we can do with this software (in my own style, there are many different styled great artists working with it), trying to find different views of different places instead of polishing one of them.
Meanwhile, some people told me they started to use Mandelbulb3D because inspired by my works. Being of inspiration to someone is my greatest aspiration.
If the DA website will last more than my body, then my work will outlive me. Being of inspiration after death is something I like.
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JamesRoach Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
You are too modest. If it's worth the trouble for anyone to steal it, there must be a way for you to profit from work that combines your conspicuously good taste and talent--that is if you care to, or have the time to--whether that time is free time or time on earth.  I am in atrocious health, but my work is light, and I'll probably live to be 90 anyway, so the reason I put off polishing the kind of work I do best, which is elaborate lyric and meditative poetry, is that I'll have plenty of time to do that in my dotage, long after the main thrust of my inspiration has burned itself out, or the Muse abandons me, whichever comes first.   So if there is any particular favorite of your own that you would like to have polished to a higher resolution, just ask me and send the setting, and I'll send you back the finished render, since I have not even turned on my spare PC for 3 weeks. 
     And, speaking of ignorance, I didn't even know that MB 3D is free, though I've been using Mandelbulber for about a year, since I first learned of the existence of 3D fractals, and began to dabble in the subject.  It's interesting how the different renderers have a different overall look, like different film stocks do, or different speakers have different sound qualities suited to different kinds of music.  I looked up Marczak, whose feel for landscape leans more toward Inferno than Paradiso, to see what he's been up to lately, and was again impressed by what he also accomplishes with his own tool, and different sensibility.   What emerges from Chaos Pro also has a different overall look.   So, troublesome as it may be to learn all 3 renderers, I will be spending some time with all 3 during the next year. 
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JamesRoach Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
Otherwise, sleep well, and take the best possible care of yourself, as I am about to do now, and take it all lightly.
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PaulBaack Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Touring your gallery is a jaw-dropping experience. Your fractal art is some of the most amazing I've ever seen. Congratulations on such brilliant work! Now I've got to put eyeballs back into my sockets…Shocked 

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Vidom Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha! Thanks a lot for visiting my gallery! :D
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MarvickSands Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your gallery. Keep up your good work! Clap
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Vidom Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :-)
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MarvickSands Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My Pleasure Sign by Mirz123
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JohnToscano Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Stunning works of art! I was captivated literally for hours exploring your fractal landscapes and architectural fantasies. Even the titles of the pictures evoked a desire to read an accompanying novel or short story that was suggested by the combination of artwork and title. Bravo on your accomplishment. Many of the architectural pictures brought back memories of my trip to Italy of a couple years ago - Roman ruins, magnificent cathedrals, the remains of Pompeii, etc. Thank you for sharing this work with the world.
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