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Harah by DeepChrome Harah :icondeepchrome:DeepChrome 5 0 Eternal Desert by DeepChrome Eternal Desert :icondeepchrome:DeepChrome 10 2 Four Suns by DeepChrome Four Suns :icondeepchrome:DeepChrome 47 7 In the Light of Two Suns by DeepChrome In the Light of Two Suns :icondeepchrome:DeepChrome 16 1 Mellow Nebula Night by DeepChrome Mellow Nebula Night :icondeepchrome:DeepChrome 32 0 Not Amused by DeepChrome Not Amused :icondeepchrome:DeepChrome 14 2 Welcome to Citadel, here's your pipe! by DeepChrome
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Welcome to Citadel, here's your pipe! :icondeepchrome:DeepChrome 19 2
A Real Threat by DeepChrome A Real Threat :icondeepchrome:DeepChrome 12 2 a belly dancer by DeepChrome a belly dancer :icondeepchrome:DeepChrome 12 1 SHODAN by DeepChrome SHODAN :icondeepchrome:DeepChrome 3 0 TRAPPIST-1 by DeepChrome TRAPPIST-1 :icondeepchrome:DeepChrome 13 2 Ice Moon by DeepChrome Ice Moon :icondeepchrome:DeepChrome 12 4 System Shock's Hacker - as a woman by DeepChrome System Shock's Hacker - as a woman :icondeepchrome:DeepChrome 13 2 SHODAN from System Shock's cyberspace by DeepChrome SHODAN from System Shock's cyberspace :icondeepchrome:DeepChrome 10 0 The Cortex Reaver by DeepChrome
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God...the title suits me well... by DeepChrome God...the title suits me well... :icondeepchrome:DeepChrome 24 5
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.


Trappist Explorer by TobiasRoetsch Trappist Explorer :icontobiasroetsch:TobiasRoetsch 307 31 Lukari Science Vessel by Enterprise-E Lukari Science Vessel :iconenterprise-e:Enterprise-E 103 6 The Enterprise - Homecoming by thraxllisylia The Enterprise - Homecoming :iconthraxllisylia:thraxllisylia 17 2 Rings of Creation by uxmal750ad Rings of Creation :iconuxmal750ad:uxmal750ad 188 25 An Alien Grand Canyon by Vladinakova An Alien Grand Canyon :iconvladinakova:Vladinakova 123 7 Utopia by thraxllisylia Utopia :iconthraxllisylia:thraxllisylia 94 10 Exoplanets by JaySimons Exoplanets :iconjaysimons:JaySimons 298 59 The Space river by Kosmika-ilus The Space river :iconkosmika-ilus:Kosmika-ilus 5 5 Outsider: Beryl Saw a Bug by AriochIV Outsider: Beryl Saw a Bug :iconariochiv:AriochIV 47 19 Europa by TobiasRoetsch Europa :icontobiasroetsch:TobiasRoetsch 708 62 Lackadaisy Liaison by tracyjb Lackadaisy Liaison :icontracyjb:tracyjb 2,165 218 Clingy by briannacherrygarcia Clingy :iconbriannacherrygarcia:briannacherrygarcia 3,394 110 System Shock by Dark-Zircon
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System Shock :icondark-zircon:Dark-Zircon 5 1
Lackadaisy Farce Awakens by tracyjb Lackadaisy Farce Awakens :icontracyjb:tracyjb 5,338 256 hot AND bright by greyfin hot AND bright :icongreyfin:greyfin 10 3 Tour Eiffel corner view by sequential Tour Eiffel corner view :iconsequential:sequential 4 3
My favorites range far and wide across DA. Themes range from just eye-catching to science-fiction and humor. Pieces come from various galleries of interest, my devwatch, or things that catch my eye.



Before Paul could answer, there came a low call and the troop swept forward into a wider chamber, carrying Paul with them. He found himself in an open space confronted by Stilgar and a strange woman wearing a flowing wraparound garment of brilliant orange and green. Her arms were bare to the shoulders, and he could see she wore no stillsuit. Her skin was a pale olive. Dark hair swept back from her high forehead, throwing emphasis on sharp cheekbones and aquiline nose between the dense darkness of her eyes.

She turned toward him, and Paul saw golden rings threaded with water tallies dangling from her ears.

This bested my Jamis?” she demanded.

“Be silent, Harah,” Stilgar said, “It was Jamis’ doing - he invoked the tahaddi al-burhan.”

                                                                                                                   - Dune, Frank Herbert, p. 342

I got as close to the book description of Harah as I could. However, I made her darker-skinned than pale olive because even with that description, she doesn’t read to me as white. So I found a nice reference for a Middle Eastern woman’s face on Google, and while glancing periodically at it to get her eyes and facial shape right, I just worked Herbert's description in with those. I kept her lean-looking, as that’s a common description of the Arrakeen natives. Not sure if I like my current pass at the all-blue spice eyes, but it’s a start. Pretty happy with the way her skin looks - don't think I've quite gotten it that soft and believable before....

Seems to me usually the major characters get portraits, but we don’t see some of the secondary characters depicted. And I felt like doing this, so.

Eternal Desert
A scene on a desert planet with its face tidally locked towards its sun - the bright yellow star in the picture.

On the dayside, there is an area where the sun is highest in the sky and the most intense sunlight pours down. Hot dry air continually streams to the cooler night side of the planet from that region. Intermediate areas may parallel the climates of certain times of day - the sun in a low position in the sky will not heat its region as much. Here, it can be more tolerable and even habitable.
Four Suns
I've been doing some late-night astronomy-themed Wikicrawls, and discovered a nice little site called by an astronomer (or astronomy enthusiast, but since they talked about working with a team to get time on Hubble, I'm guessing a professional in the field). This has given me all kinds of ideas based off Legit Science for my artwork.

One of these was the 4-star binary system: two cooler-than-Sun stars orbiting a common gravitational center, this planet orbiting them, and a pair of red dwarf stars orbiting a common center in an orbit about the same place as Jupiter's or a touch closer. Probably should've made the red stars a little smaller, don't think they'd actually be that big at Jupiter's distance, given small red dwarfs are Jupiter's size or smaller at times. (Just see TRAPPIST-1...)

Anyways, had lots of fun making this one! I'm a sucker for alien landscapes with multiple suns in the sky. You can blame George Lucas and that double-sunset on Tattoonie in A New Hope for that.

Next up: Probably a planet inside of a star cluster...
In the Light of Two Suns
An alien world, lit by two blazing suns - one red, one blue. Their fire illuminates the sky of this dry, hot world which lies just within what travellers call the Lucky Spot. Rarely in binary systems like this with two powerful suns, do you find a planet that sits within the habitable zones for both stars, and doesn't overheat lethally when the two suns are both on the day side. That's what they call the Lucky Spot. It's a rare, rare planet and enviable for colonists seeking to live on especially challenging frontiers.

Even so, it's not a planet for beginner colonists, let alone beginner space travellers looking to start a colony. It's rough, extremely hot, and full of violent weather instigated both by tidal forces and shifting temperatures.

I recalled some advice given to me a few years back for doing the corona of a supermassive red giant star, and decided to reuse it here. Most times I'll give the stars a nice glow, but it's said that massive or supermassive red giant stars shed their outer layers continually - which makes a very bright corona.



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  • 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.
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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
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Print preference: Big or bigger, please.
Primary messenger program: Skype or Discord
Favourite genre of music: Soundtracks, 8-bit, techno, electronica, New Age
Favourite photographer: UntitledAnonymous, also of dA fame.
Favourite style of art: Sci-fi and comics
Operating System: Windows 10
MP3 player of choice: YouTube. Ipod is on dead battery hiatus. Sigh.
Shell of choice: Conch! Or mutant.
Wallpaper of choice: Landscapes or spacescapes these days
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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Cyber-Angel-Rowan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday.
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
AriochIV Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
Agent-G245 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Student General Artist
Hey, have you seen this crossover I did called "Goggles and the Tears"? It's here on DA, but it reads better on AO3…
In a nutshell, SHODAN takes Elizabeth under her control over Tears to rule the multiverse, and starts by pretending to be an "Archangel" as an android to trick Zachary Hale Comstock. I've been meaning to draw her in that form but never found the time. She takes other forms in alternate timelines as well, like the typical Chinese Fan-hair style in a Half-Life 2 AU, and controlling this creature in the horror game SOMA.…
(If you don't know about any of these other sources, don't worry.)
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:
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