Genre: The Big Band Era

Genre designers are having fun this month with a theme that is admittedly out of the comfort zone for some of us.  I took inspiration from old photographs of women in my family attending afternoon dances at Elitch’s Garden in Denver, back in the 1930 and 1940s when they were young. And, of course, all the wonderful old movies on cable. The images, the films are monochrome, but I can imagine the color – and I bring you color in “Five O’clock” at Genre.

Spyralle Presents Five O'Clock for Genre

Spyralle Presents Five O’Clock for Genre

These fractals are right out of the Mandelbrot set, from somewhere down on the east peninsula of the largest bay on the south side, zoomed way in, of course. The bubbly texture is a Gaussian Integer layer. The farther in you go, the more flowery it gets.

Mandelbrot with Gaussian Integer bubbles

Mandelbrot with Gaussian Integer bubbles

There’s lots of tweaking that goes on between what you see here and what shows up on Spyralle’s Five O’clock – layers that were tried and not used, alternate color palettes, blend modes, rotations, repositioning, etc. Some of the images I use have been undergoing development and evolution for years. This group of relatively simple flowery Gaussians is based on work going back to early 2012.

Hair – Elikatera Looking in Brown 06
Skin – Curio Jewel Ruby 1 in Honey [Dark] – no longer available I’m sorry to say
Eyes – IKON Sunrise in Egyptian Blue
Shoes – Schadenfreude Razzle Dazzle Casinelle Shoes
Poses – oOo, from the 1920s and 1930s collections

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