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I am in general, a digital artist. My gallery mostly consists of fractals made in the Apophysis freeware program available on, and digital paintings done in Adobe Photoshop (currently CS3) with a 21-inch Wacom Cintiq tablet.


My favorites range far and wide across DA. There's no real one theme. Pieces come from various galleries of interest, my devwatch, or the Most Popular page set at "Last 3 Days." I'm now also watching Unburried-Treasures and am finding quite a few new things for my faves. I just pick whatever strikes my fancy, be it known or unknown. I don't really care, just as long as I like the piece.



Purple Spacescape
I couldn't figure out what landscape to put with this one, so I left it as just a spacescape.

I'm especially proud of the gas giant. :D
Another Alien Sunrise
Did this one last night. After the warm tones of the prior piece, I wanted to do a blue one. So here it is. Did it while doing an online tabletop game with some new friends, so I didn't swamp the chatroom with my 110 WPM typing walls of text.

All done in Photoshop. I painted the gas giant myself after starting with a circle filled by a noise gradient in horizontal lines, then did Spherize. A quick-n-dirty method if there ever was one for the more refined space artists but it works for me. Due to the viewing angle, I figured the rings would just be a pick-thin line.

Both ventures were quite successful. :D
Alien Sunrise
Inspired by a tropical sunset scene on my wall calendar. 

Photoshop, probably 3 hours-ish. Any custom brushes used were from BalanceSheet, an old art friend of mine from the RelicNews board.
  • Listening to: Whatever's on my iPod
  • Watching: My glorious 22" widescreen LCD monitor
  • Drinking: Water. Always water.
It's been entirely ENTIRELY too long since I posted a new journal.

I'm still mostly on Tumblr, so you'll find more of my art and Portal fanart on there than here. I'm very active on Tumblr, and I have an artblog I'm trying to fill with assorted pieces.

I'm now trying to creep back into fractal art, as Apophysis 7x seems to work fine with Windows 8.

I have just one problem.

I lost ALL of my old parameters from ages ago. Some computer crash, and quitting Apo. The hard-drive that even had the params was completely toasted, and I wasn't the least into fractal art at the time, so I wasn't keen on getting them back. But now, I'm just staring stupidly at my really awesome stained-glass ones and going "Oh. Shit." The ones I REALLY want most is the set I handed out in Aposhack ages ago for my piece RADIANCE, and while I managed to look up that it was made using the Lazysusan variation (which thank god, the default plugins HAS), I have completely lost almost every other fractal-making memory. :dead: To make matters worse I'm pretty sure it was a stupidly easy one to do, cause I made so many of the damn things....and I've forgotten.


If anyone happens to have those old params - I was still DeepChrome back in the day - I would be much obliged. >_>;; Just shoot 'em over in a response to this journal or in a note. Thank you.

Anyways, here's hoping I get some fractaling legs back under me. This machine's so much beefier than the old one, I have a feeling it'll probably just slam out print-quality renders in hours rather than halves or thirds of whole days. :3

I'll probably continue with the fanart, and possibly get back into digital painting when I'm feeling a little less fried. But I need a new creative venture. I saw some amazing fractal on Tumblr -looked like part ngon, part something. And it's inspired me to come back to fractaling.

Anyways, hope the holiday season finds you all well!
Chrome out.


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Amy L.
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hi. I'm a sci-fi fan, a digital artist, and generally a peculiar being.

Current Residence: Somewhere in the depths of suburban Pennsylvania
deviantWEAR sizing preference: large
Print preference: Big or bigger, please.
Primary messenger program: AIM. Sometimes Skype. AIM is DeepChrome
Favourite genre of music: Soundtracks, 8-bit, choral, classical, island, and techno
Favourite photographer: UntitledAnonymous, also of dA fame.
Favourite style of art: Sci-fi, fractal, and comics
Operating System: Windows 8 (Someone somewhere is laughing hysterically. Sigh.)
MP3 player of choice: My purple iPod. The one without the camera or other doodads.
Shell of choice: Conch! Or nautilus?
Wallpaper of choice: Landscapes, spacescapes, or fractals. Sometimes an abstract by deadpxl.
Skin of choice: Purple, if I could pick my skin color!
Personal Quote: The day you don't expect something is the day it happens


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pastel-suqar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday! ^^
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
JennIncane Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Merry Christmas! I wish you to have a creative success, inexhaustive inspiration and the craziest ideas! Pixel: Christmas Hat 
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D And same to you.
JennIncane Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
Blueoriontiger Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, hope you've been well! Sill around the neighborhood? :O
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Around-ish. I pop in periodically to clean out my notifications, send a few comments here and there on stuff I like, and sometimes search for new artwork to admire. :)
Blueoriontiger Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great. :) I haven't been keeping tabs on people, but I do remember you did Homeworld stuff since I was back in college in 2008. Just wanted your opinion on the new Deserts of Kharak game they released. As a Homeworld fan, what do you think of it?
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haven't played it, but the visuals and dev commentary videos I've seen on YouTube? This thing looks stunning.

Yeah, that was...that was a while ago. Ouch, now I feel old. :P
AriochIV Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016   Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! Yesterday. :D
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