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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? 

26 deviants said Yes please!
11 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. 45

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 1, 2014, 12:55 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. 35 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 34 by heavenriver
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

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 September 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 jucarbi with Newtonian World:

Newtonian World by jucarbi

The pearlescent shade of this fractal is absolutely lovely, and it looks as though an actual fractal had been trapped into a marble stone. It glows like a jewel would, and the design is really charming. Definitely a job well done.

The winner of the Theme challenge is Gerda1946 with Sept14 Heart and Soul:

Sept14 Heart and Soul by Gerda1946

A very intense picture, brimming with love and life. The powerful dark red shade exudes an energetic sense of motion, creating great dynamics for a still picture. Nice spin on the classic spiral gems style!

The winner of the Style challenge is miincdesign with Fractal Like Text:

Fractal Like Text by miincdesign

The meaning of "text art" has never been taken so literally, and with a remarkable overall effect to boot! The textures integrate perfectly within the letter boundaries, and they create a relief effect in the background, as if it was a geographical map.

The winner of the Other challenge is GrannyOgg with Under the Number:

Under The Number by GrannyOgg

The darkness of the piece makes it harder to tell the shades from one another, and the underlying complexity of the work actually benefits from this. The mixture between spiral shapes (as seen in the top-left area) and geometric cuts is very good!

As per every other month, plenty of other good fractals have been entered. Here they are!

Sept14 Newton Galore 1 by Gerda1946 Sept14 Newton Galore 2 by Gerda1946 Life Is Passion by roup14 Sept14 Love Letters in the Sand by Gerda1946 Text ART by roup14 Light by zisgul Danger in Text by jucarbi 140903-02a6 by devgnoll Sept14 Highlights on the Dark 1 by Gerda1946 Sept14 Highlights on the Dark 2 by Gerda1946 Highlights on the Dark by zisgul Highlights on the Dark 1 by zisgul Stripes and Flower by roup14

We're done for September. On to October!

Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux

Challenge #45: October 2014

October's Formula challenge will be the Triangle Inequality challenge!
All colouring algorithms (both inside and outside) used to make fractals in this challenge MUST contain "Triangle Inequality" in their name. All fractal formulas are accepted. Mappings are also allowed and unrestricted, but they should be used with moderation, as the Triangle Inequality shape must still stand out in the overall design.

October's Theme challenge will be the Vampires and Ghosts challenge!
What else could possibly be more appropriate for the month of Halloween? The theme of this challenge is vampires and ghosts, as the title suggests. All fractals entering this challenge should reflect the theme in a way that is up to the artist's choice - it's not necessary to actually reproduce ghosts and/or vampires, as it would be difficult with fractals, but you can attempt something correlated (e.g. blood or bats).

October's Style challenge will be the Low Resolution challenge!
The purpose of this challenge is to create seemingly low-resolution works. Of course, this is easily doable by just saving a fractal into a compressed .jpg image multiple times, but our aim is to recreate the same effect with UF, and in a more refined way. Show us how low-res fractals can be good-looking - use your imagination!

October's Other challenge will be the Triptych challenge!
Fractals entering this challenge must be triptychs; that is, they must be divided threefold. There are mappings that help out with carrying out this task (browse for "Triptych" with the UF search function), and you may feel free to use them, but they are not strictly required; so long as it is clear your picture is split into three parts, it will be good to go.

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 October 31st, 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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Ihadaquestion Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Student General Artist
Thanks for the llama :D
heavenriver Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!
Combo89 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Indovina un po'? Sono tornata coninternet funzionante, yeeeeh
heavenriver Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dummy: Yaaaaaay! Ottimo!
Combo89 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Manda qualcosa dei fake che li farò in pixel arts, quando vuoi. c:
heavenriver Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh bello! Ti ringrazio! Per ora li ho senza colore, ma te ne faccio uno colorato a breve :nod:
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SolidMars Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wave by chil96

thank you kindly for the fav, i am glad you like my work :huggle:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D
Oviot Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Happy belated birthday wishes! :D
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks! :hug: It went well :D
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