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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: 49
Latest accepted DD suggestion: April 19th, 2015

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




I have a Patreon! 

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Tips for whomever wants to leave them :nod:

If you can't donate Points, I still appreciate llamas. I give them out to anyone who pays me a visit or adds my works to favourites. Thanks for your interest!

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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. 41 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 40 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 39 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 38 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 37 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux ~ Vol. 36 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 35 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 34 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 33 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 July 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 littledeviltoo with Emergence:

Emergence by littledeviltoo

A chef d'oeuvre of contrast! The opposites, purple and orange, are sapiently used here and create a stark contrast with the dark, colourless background. This makes the structure stand out and show the Orbit Traps classic shape in all its beauty!

The winner of the Style challenge is Lupsiberg with Landscape:

UF-Chall 54 - Landscape by Lupsiberg

The atmosphere is delicate and soft on the eyes, recreating the surreal feeling of the evening colours right after dusk. The panorama fits the mountainside, and the reddish moon completes it for a surprisingly natural, beautiful effect.

The winner of the Other challenge is Velvet--Glove with Roses are Red:

Roses Are Red by Velvet--Glove

With a clever word play on the title and algorithm used, Chris once again proves mastery over the classic spiral structures, unfolding a Rose Range Lite right before our eyes in all its superb, crimson majesty. Very well done!

This month saw a full swarm of entries, and about half of them were really winning material. Sadly, there wasn't enough room for them all, but please take a look at them here!

Redux Jul15 Orbit Traps 2 by Gerda1946 Redux Jul15 Orbit Traps by Gerda1946 Orbit Traps 1 by zisgul Orbit Traps 2   Pearls by zisgul UF-Chall 54 - Orbit Traps by Lupsiberg Redux Jul15 Orbit Traps 3 by Gerda1946 Humble Spiral by miincdesign Siren's Song by Velvet--Glove Orbital Flowers by Velvet--Glove Redux Jul15 Landscape - Abstract by Gerda1946 Redux Jul15 Landscape - Loneliness by Gerda1946 Crabscape by jucarbi Redux Jul15 Seeing Red by Gerda1946 Redus Jul15 Seeing Red 3 by Gerda1946 Redux Jul15 Seeing Red 2 by Gerda1946 Red Dragon EyeS by miincdesign Only Red by zisgul The Red Gnarl by zisgul Red Tails by aartika-fractal-art Red Twirling by miincdesign UF-Chall 54 - Seeing Red by Lupsiberg Operation Gone Cycle Two by miincdesign

We're done for July. On to August!

Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux

Challenge #55: August 2015

August's Formula challenge will be the Gaussian Journey challenge!
For this challenge, you are free to use any basic fractal formula, but for colouring (both Inside and Outside) you are limited to any algorithm that has "Gaussian" in its name. Mappings are subject to the same restriction, meaning that they are banned if none of them has Gaussian in its name (I haven't checked).

August's Theme challenge will be the Shining Star challenge!
As August is the month of stargazing and wishing upon a star (for those who believe in the tradition), this challenge will be dedicated exactly to that! You can either focus on recreating a starry night skyscape, or represent a star in a more "figurative" manner, trying to convey what the wish you would make on it represents for you. Just be sure it still looks like a star!

August's Style challenge will be the Art Nouveau challenge!
The Art Nouveau was an artistic movement, or Judgenstil, developed in the late XIX and early XX century and was characterised by a richness in detail and decorations, as you can see in the Google pictures. Our aim for this month is to make a fractal that resembles that style.

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 August 31st, 2015. 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

You also have the option to donate to my Patreon account.

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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Kurisiti Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama!! ^-^
heavenriver Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D
DelilahHyuuga238 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the llama>v<
heavenriver Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D
DelilahHyuuga238 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gamerda Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gave you a lama, because I don't know how to get the points yet, ic how to pay them. I think I can do the first July challenge. I will give it a try at least.
heavenriver Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome to join any challenge whenever you want :) If you need help with points, just let me know. Thanks!
Mari225 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankies for the llama!Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
heavenriver Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :)
Themagicalme Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama badge!
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