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Random from Accepted DD Suggestions

I decided to dedicate a little room to the DDs I suggested so far, which were accepted. I hope you'll like the initiative and love these works as much as I do.

Accepted DD suggestions so far: 44
Latest accepted DD suggestion: May 1st, 2014

I keep suggesting regularly, so expect this number to grow soon. :D

Should the Ultra Fractal challenges have their own dA group? 

20 deviants said Yes please!
10 deviants said No thanks, there are too many fractal groups already.
3 deviants said Something else? (Please specify)


heavenriver has started a donation pool!
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After a long while and lots of savings I'm finally raising funds to buy some deviantWEAR. Together with the Points I've earned from winning contests or received from fellow deviants, and a few dollars coming from my sold prints, I should be able to pack up enough money for a shirt or two.

Some samples of my commissioned works:

Avaurelya Hon Maren by heavenriver Empyreum by heavenriver Imagination by heavenriver

Of course I'm not expecting to reach a million! I just put a huge number there for convenience.
I'll make my purchase as soon as I gather enough funds. Those who donate 500 Points or more at a time may request a fractal commission from me, so long as the complexity of the artwork is adequate to the donation amount. Contact me privately for details.

Thank you for reading this, and thanks to all donors in advance! And if you're unable to donate for some reason, I will still happily take a llama and give you one back. :aww:

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Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux! Vol. 42

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 1, 2014, 3:43 AM
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:bulletblue: :bulletgreen: :bulletwhite: IMPORTANT NOTICE :bulletwhite: :bulletgreen: :bulletblue:

Thanks to everyone who voted in my poll this month! For those of you who missed it, it was a poll about whether or not my fractal challenges should have their own group.

For the time being, I have decided to NOT create one, even though the majority of the votes was "Yes". Why? Because we still had "only" 19 votes for Yes, and I honestly don't want to make another group for 19 people. It feels like it would be... redundant.
However, this doesn't mean I've given up on the group idea altogether! If the challenges grow, and more and more participants come, I will certainly poll again and who knows, maybe next time the outcome will be different. For the time being, though, we'll just keep on trucking the same way we always have.

Thanks again to everyone who participated, your vote is important to me (no matter what you vote for)! I hope this decision does not meet with anyone's discontent and that you can understand my reasons.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled challenge...


What are these UF challenges?
How do challenges work and how can I participate?
Can I help promoting the challenges in some way?
What if I have an idea for a future challenge?

You can find all this information and more in the Ultra Fractal challenges FAQ, which is also part of our very first UF challenge, the one for February 2011.
If you already know the rules, then you're good to go - read on for this month's challenge!

Previous editions:

You can find all of the previous challenges in this journal. Please keep in mind that the challenge rules changed after the 26th edition!

Links to ALL UF challenges (updated periodically!)Since the UF challenges are growing in number, instead of linking them all in each new one, I thought I'd make a collection journal for all of them. This will contain all challenges held so far, from the newest (top) to the oldest (bottom), all conveniently thumbed for you! It will also be updated each month so that ALL challenges are reachable from here, even the newer ones. And this journal will of course be linked in every challenge, to keep them all connected :aww:
Here we go!

Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 32 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 31 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 30 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 29 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 28 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 27 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 26 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 25 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 24 by heavenriver

Now we can go on with the last challenge's results, and then I will introduce this month's challenge to you all.

Here is the June 2014 challenge, and the deviations I've picked as the winners!
(Please note: do not feel offended if your fractals haven't been picked. Winners are chosen basing on their way of representing the challenge theme, and I always try to be as impartial as possible while judging.)

The winner of the Formula challenge is miincdesign with Trail Leading Nowhere:

Trail Leading Nowhere ~ Parameters by miincdesign

A wonderful exploitation of the tesselations, which gives a very detailed fractal - one could easily get lost watching the tiny, never-ending shapes that iterate themselves at infinitely smaller scales.

The winner of the Theme challenge is Gerda1946 with Galaxy:

Jun14 - Galaxy by Gerda1946

Both colours and shapes are beyond stunning! The overall effect of this artwork is that of carrying the viewer into a far out open space, with thousands of stars in between.

The winner of the Style challenge is zisgul with Silver and Gold:

Silver and Gold by zisgul

The simplicity of the background makes the metallic glows stand out a lot, focusing the attention on the central part of the fractal, with the bigger gems. This fractal looks like it was forged by a goldsmith himself!

The winner of the Other challenge is jim373 with Cold as Ice:

Cold As Ice by jim373

Blue and purple are definitely a winning pair, and this fractal really shows it! It emanates a feeling of coldness and seems like crystalline, full of gems and frozen butterflies flapping their wings.

All other entrants deserve a feature just the same, so here they are for you to see!

Jun14 Semi-Regular Tessalation 1 by Gerda1946 Jun14 Semi-Regular Tessalation 2 by Gerda1946 Jun14 Semi-Regular Tessalation 3 by Gerda1946 Equilateral Triangle Spirilated by Ampelosa color trace by innac Brass Work by zisgul Jun14 Metal1 by Gerda1946 Jun14 Metal2 by Gerda1946 Black Gold by jim373 Blue, Blue by zisgul Jun14 Dyed in Blue 1 by Gerda1946 Jun14 Dyed in Blue 2 by Gerda1946 Fragment from Vicina by Ampelosa

We're done for June. On to July!

Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux

Challenge #42: July 2014

July's Formula challenge will be the Power to the Pixels challenge!
All fractals entering this challenge must use a Pixel formula on ALL layers, as the fractal formula. Any colouring algorithm is allowed. Examples of allowed formulas are: Pixel in mt.ufm, Pixel (jp) in jp.ufm, the many Pixel variants in sss2.ufm, and so on. Anything with Pixel in its name is viable.

July's Theme challenge will be the The Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything challenge!
In honour of our 42nd challenge, the Theme entrants this month will have to represent what they feel is the meaning of life through a fractal. It can be anything, from finding happiness to a warm cup of coffee - it's the ability to successfully represent what you have in mind that counts! That being said, creative meanings of life will also be welcome with open arms.

July's Style challenge will be the Still Life challenge!
This challenge is about representing any still life picture with fractals. It can be anything from inanimated objects to fruits, souvenirs, books, and so on. There is no limit to your imagination, so long as you make it figurative enough for it to be recognisable as a still life picture.

July's Other challenge will be the Negative Values challenge!
For this challenge, you are only allowed negative values of numeric parameters in each fractal formula and colouring algorithm. E.g. if you have a dropdown function that lets you chooose between sin, cos, tan, and other mathematical functions like that, you can select whichever you choose; however, if you are tweaking the "sin amplitude" parameter, which is a real number, you can only use values below zero!

Remember: to enter each challenge, post your deviation's link and thumb in a comment of this journal, and specify which challenge you are entering the fractal in. ALSO: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LINK THIS NEWS ARTICLE IN THE DEVIATION!

Please spread the word by advertising this news article - we definitely want more participants. The more, the merrier!

This challenge's deadline is July 31st, 2014. Ready, set, GO!!! :eager:

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Journal History


Silver Clarke
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
My name is Silver and I am an Italian fractal art amateur. I discovered the fractal world on December 31st, 2009, date of my first Apophysis creation, and then began working with Ultra Fractal on March 3rd, 2010. I have tried different fractal generators ever since, but my preference goes to the first two: to Apophysis for my affectionate remembrances of it, and to Ultra Fractal for its infinite artistic possibilities. I wish to get ever better in fractal art and widen my knowledge on that particular field.

I recently started commercializing my creations over the web. Besides the deviantART network, I also showcase my fractals and sell related products of many kinds on various sites. Here's the full list of web places I expose my creations at:
My Facebook page
My RedBubble store
My CafePress store
My art-related Tumblr

On a more personal note, I am currently attending courses at a computer science and engineering university, more precisely at La Sapienza university of Rome. I expect to get my Bachelor's degree by summer/autumn 2014 and then start my Master's.

If you wish to know more about me, you can visit my website for a more accurate biography. Else, feel free to ask me anything you want by sending me a Note: I can speak Italian, English, French and Spanish.

Current residence: Rome, Italy
Favourite genre of music: alternative rock, post-rock, indie rock, viking/folk metal
Favourite style of art: Surrealism, Abstractism, Minimalism and Fractal Art
Operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate / Ubuntu 12.4 (Precise Pangolin)
Favourite cartoon character: L Lawliet (from Death Note)
Favourite quote: I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant; it is what we do with the gift of life that makes us who we are.

Important Notice


This is because I am already part of many groups, and I don't want to spam my art around too much. If I am interested in a group, I will join it on my own free will, no invitation needed. You may send me a deviation submission request if you want one particular artwork of mine (or more) to be in your group, and I will consider it (no promises). Thanks!


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BigTimePanda Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama :]
heavenriver Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
MaitreVoleur Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thx for the llama! one for you!
heavenriver Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
para-keet-normal Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Thanks for the llama
heavenriver Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D
flybird321 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llama ♥
Wow, your gallery is AMAZING!!
heavenriver Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thank you! :aww:
no-one-2 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Thanks for the llama! 3D Llama Badge 
heavenriver Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D
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