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May 1, 2013
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May Wallpaper by endosage May Wallpaper by endosage
This month, the themes were Growth and Fractals.

When I started my research for this wallpaper, I knew that I didn't want to end up using a fractal app as I felt that would be too easy. Not to discount all of our awesome fractal artists, but I wanted to produce this effect in a less orthodox manner. Painting seemed to be a really interesting option, but when it actually came time to paint, what I had in my head just didn't work in the world of fractals.

What I ended up doing then, was to investigate geometric shapes. Using geometric imagery, I was able to then build upon the image in a way that added complexity and produced the fractal-like effect I was looking for without having the image get ultra heavy visually (memory was another thing altogether — at one point this file was 13.7GB in size — I have 16GB of RAM).

There are two geometric shapes that contribute to this piece: Some hexagons and a tonnnnn of pentagons. The pentagons are what's making up the bulk of the fractal imagery, both the spiraling solid shapes overlaid on the background and the lines that are flowing alongside the shapes. The hexagons, aside from the main one holding the sapling, are peripheral, more as an accent in the background than a main focus.

The addition of plants is a reference to May being a month known for floral expansion; "April Showers bring May Flowers". Also, plant growth follows a semi-fractal pattern with leaves and branches distributing themselves around the organism as it grows.



Desktop Sizes: 2560x1600, 2560x1440, 1920x1200, 1680x1050, 1600x1200, 1440x900, 1366x768, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1280x800, 1024x768
Mobile Sizes: iPhone, iPad
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Eclectic-Mum Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This pic sure brightens up our cloudy days we been having in MN. Thank you!
epicminion Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
wow! that's beautiful!! :D
ArtTraveller77 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice :)
Spartannr1 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is really really good :)
Skune Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The plant look like the plant in Wall-E :3
Awesome !
AdelNassar Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Looks amazing
Sub-The0ry Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work and a big WOW for the 13 GB file size! Love the green color, one of my faves.

Two questions:

1. What graphics tool(s) did you use?
2. Do I pronounce your deviant name $en Dosage or $endo Sage (as in a great and wise teacher)?

endosage Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Hey! Late reply, but here's answers to your questions!

I used Photoshop CS6 for everything, and my name is "endo sage" as in "inner wisdom" :) Thanks for asking!
LyaTalibannNeko Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
It's so beautiful !! This is awesome, I've an awesome wallpaper thanks to you ! I think this flower is like hope who wakes up when the spring comes, when the sun is here !

I'm sorry if my English is incorrect or difficult to understand but I'm French so I make that I can with my learning in class, maybe have I said a french expression, sorry again
fartbisket Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow! This is amazing! :D :la:
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