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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: 45
Latest accepted DD suggestion: August 1st, 2014

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




Should the Ultra Fractal challenges have their own dA group? 

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


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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:

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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. 44

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 1, 2014, 7:15 AM

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. 33 by heavenriver
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

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 August 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 Gerda1946 with Aug14 Quilt:

Aug14 Quilt by Gerda1946

This piece beautifully captures the essence of green, with a fantastically recreated pavement tile! All the hues complete each other beautifully, and the overall feel of the piece is soothing and pleasing to see.

The winner of the Theme challenge is roup14 with Lonely Blue Moon:


Simple yet effective, this piece evokes a feeling of solitude and loneliness. The sweet, dim lights contrast with the big, white, evanescent moon lulled by the night winds. An incredible piece for a fractal artwork!

The winner of the Style challenge is blipbl0p with 140827-01-bokeh:

140827-01 - bokeh by blipbl0p

The dynamics in this creation are nothing short of amazing, with the bokeh effect winning over the background and exploding in a flurry of energy! The iridescent touch in the upper right was also a very effective addition.

The winner of the Other challenge is zisgul with Frames Framed:

Frames Framed by zisgul

And lastly, this fractal takes frame celebration to a whole new level, by embedding frames into a frame, all with different colours and patterns. It feels as though the frames themselves can be art in their own right, which is wonderful!

We had plenty of entries this month, particularly in the otherwise not-so-popular Other challenge, and it was tough to pick winners between them all. Please give these awesome fractals some love, too!

Falling by Klytia70 Aug14 Quilt2 by Gerda1946 quilty passion by innac Stitched Together by miincdesign Granny's Love by miincdesign RED AND BLACK QUILT DESIGN by roup14 Dot n Circle quilt design by roup14 Look for me in Rainbows by Gerda1946 Aug14 Bokeh by Gerda1946 Bokeh Nights by jim373 UF-Chall 43 - Bokeh by Lupsiberg Colorful Spiral Bokeh by roup14 Crown Of Thorns by jim373 Shapes Of Light by roup14 Bokeh exercise by innac Frame That Blue Mandela by Ampelosa Aug14 Framed by Gerda1946 Aug14 Me in a Frame by Gerda1946 Sparkles for You Duex by miincdesign Framing by innac A portrait of a Lady by zisgul Prince of Tranquility by miincdesign Dystopia by GrannyOgg Frame 2 by GrannyOgg Falling in Love by roup14 Framing the frame by innac

We're done for August. On to September!

Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux

Challenge #44: September 2014

September's Formula challenge will be the Newton Galore challenge!
All formulas used on all layers of your fractals, for this challenge, must have the word "Newton" (or a clear abbreviation of it, such as "Newt") in their name - both fractal formulas and colouring algorithms (or mappings). As a mercy rule, since colouring algorithms meeting this criteria are few, the colouring algorithms in Standard.ucl are also allowed, whether they contain the word "Newton" in them or not.

September's Theme challenge will be the Heart and Soul challenge!
Ever had anything, or anyone, that you would give your everything for? Perhaps a journey to a place you've always wanted to see, your dream job, seeing your favourite band at a concert, or maybe just protect your family and loved ones? Then this challenge is for you: make a fractal that represents the one thing you feel most passionate about, and that is most important to you. No limits to your imagination!

September's Style challenge will be the Text Art challenge!
Just like the name suggests, it's a challenge based on text art - namely a kind of art that is based on letters and text, more so than pictures. Our aim is to incorporate this element into fractals, in such a way that the text stands out. You can write text in UF by using a Pixel formula as your base, combined with the "Text" OCA in mjd.ucl. IMPORTANT NOTE: adding text with programs other than UF is NOT ALLOWED for this one challenge (it's allowed for the others), except for artist signatures!

September's Other challenge will be the Highlights on the Dark challenge!
In this challenge, all values in your gradient editor must be 127 or lower. This means the lightest colour you can use has RGB values of 127, 127, 127. The purpose of this challenge is to make great dark-looking fractals with a limited palette. TIP: if it's too dark, rely on merge modes such as Hard Light, Addition, or Difference. You can also try your hand at a black and white work to focus more on lighting than colour.

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 September 30th, 2014. Ready, set, GO!!! :eager:


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.

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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