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Nightmare 1 by vmulligan Nightmare 1 by vmulligan
A draft/work in progress for the CGSociety's "Dreamscape" contest. Created with Mandelbulb 3D and Photoshop CS3.

EDIT: Wow, my first Daily Deviation! Thank you very much to the suggester -- it's much appreciated. To think that I had initially tossed this image into "scraps"...

EDIT2: Thanks to all who are commenting. I'm really enjoying all the associations and interpretations people are having!

EDIT3:  For the heck of it, I put this image through Google's "Deep Dream" algorithm.  Here's the result.

This image is not in the public domain. Please do not use this image for any purpose without the consent of the copyright holder. Copyright © 2011 Vikram K. Mulligan.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-09-29
Nightmare 1 by ~vmulligan Suggester Statement: This is a beautiful 3D fractal. I love the muted colors and the sinuous forms it takes on. ( Suggested by JulieKrizan and Featured by KeremGo )
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XxStryveRxX Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Nice
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconurus-28:
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very impressive work, I really like the quality of the rendering :thumbsup:
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconjonathanweeks:
JonathanWeeks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconluceamluceo:
LuceamLuceo Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Wow, absolutely breathtaking - the colors, the form, the light. Amazing work!
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconluceamluceo:
LuceamLuceo Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
My pleasure! Your gallery is really amazing!
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:icondaggeo:
Daggeo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, i used to have a recurring nightmare as a child that felt as this looks!
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, sorry to hear it!
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:icondaggeo:
Daggeo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't worry I grew out of it and I can appreciate your art!
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And good to hear.
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:iconselmiak:
selmiak Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks like a really cool langolier :D
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had to Google "langolier", but yes, could be. :)
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TK769 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That is one ugly .....)(*^(^$*%^!!!!

Fantstic rendering, depth of field is amazing!

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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbigton:
bigton Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   Artist
what......the..........fuck........O.O
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow, very nice work mate.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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experimental99 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
that is so sick man! mandelbulb 3d looks fantastic.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! It's a fun program.
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atomiccatz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Everytime i stare into this picture, i can't help put feel shivers ring down my very spine. The fact that it looks like a parasitic lampray that has teethed skin which tears into the flesh of a living being, leaving bloody reminders, makes it all the more terrifying. Very few pictures have been able to strike this much fear into me. Great work! :heart: :fear:
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations on the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
My pleasure. You're always very welcome! :hug:
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DSil Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Dreamscape indeed! Very surreal and captivating. It makes me kind of uncomfortable, like it's right in my face, and about to devour my head or something.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
like it
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DoctorWhoMe Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student
This looks awesome, it reminds me of one of those horrific microscopic animals. They looks so terrifying when the details are visible.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A few people have mentioned the similarity to scanning electron micrographs or whatnot. I know what you mean -- some critters were not meant to be enlarged! :P
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DoctorWhoMe Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student
Lol that's for sure, I remember being horrified by an enlarged maggot. I can't believe how monstrous they can look. I'm so glad that there's not enough oxygen on the planet for them to be big lol.
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Glirhuin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
so powerfully surrealistic! nice work, man.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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CXZecoatl Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
It's... a log?
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:P
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ZakSaturday2468 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope. It is a horrific creature that has no jaw, therfore it's teeth 'cave in' to the center of the head.
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CXZecoatl Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Oh...
I saw a log.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could be either, really :D .
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Spectrastrike Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Cool... nice shades and light.... beautifully crafted! :)
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Spectrastrike Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Cool... nice shades and light.... beautifully crafted! :)
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks -- in stereo!
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digitaleva Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Demon Leech from the 7th Level of Hell. That's the first thought in my head on seeing this. Creepy.
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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DirtySeagulls Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL Living butthole.
xD Love it
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