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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: 43
Latest accepted DD suggestion: February 17th, 2014

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

Do you like nuzlocke challenges? 

46 deviants said What's that?
13 deviants said No, regular play is best.
8 deviants said Yes! I play them all the time.
5 deviants said Only when other people play them.


heavenriver has started a donation pool!
5,138 / 1,000,000
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. 39

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 31, 2014, 11:34 PM
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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. 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
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 23 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 22 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 21 by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 20 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 March 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 Mrt14 Hidden Orbits 1:

Mrt14 Hidden Orbits 1 by Gerda1946

Bright and golden, but also very geometric, this fractal doesn't feel like an Orbit Traps fractal at all. The swift downward progression gives it a dynamic flow, heightened by the bold lighting and the strong texturing used.

The winner of the Theme challenge is adrymeijer with Ghosts are Coming:

Ghosts are coming by adrymeijer

Strikingly dark, this artwork draws a lot of attention to the seemingly face-shaped silhouettes walking in a queue, next to one another. It conveys a sense of mystery and fear to the viewer - much like seeing a ghost would.

The winner of the Other challenge is miincdesign with Mossy Green ~ Happy St Patty's Day:

Mossy Green ~ Happy St Patty's Day by miincdesign

A very varied fractal in spite of the strict limitations, which embodies the spirit of St. Patrick's Day very well! The clover-shaped flowers and the dark green background both feel very Irish and natural.

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

Mrt14 Hidden Orbits 2 by Gerda1946 Mrt14 Hidden Orbits 3 by Gerda1946 Ocean Storm by miincdesign Temporary - Wallpaper by miincdesign les feuilles mortes se ramassent a la pelle by innac Frozen fractal by innac Cosmic Butterfly by innac Ring Rippled Ducky by GrannyOgg Ring Rippled Ducky 2 by GrannyOgg Mrt14 Redux Ghosts by Gerda1946 Mrt14 Ghosts in Merry-go-Round by Gerda1946 Frank, Louis, Scrooge, Capt Obvious and George by miincdesign Ghosts in The Machinery by GrannyOgg Safety First by miincdesign

We're done for March. On to April!

Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux

Challenge #39: April 2014

April's Formula challenge will be the Sierpinski Showdown challenge!
All formulas used for this challenge must contain Sierpinski in their name, whether they are fractal formulas, colouring algorithms, or even mappings. You are not forced to actually make the fractal look like a Sierpinski gasket, although similarity with the structure will be appreciated and prized.

April's Theme challenge will be the All That Glitters is Gold challenge!
The requirement is simple: make a fractal that looks golden, either in colour or shape (or both). You may also add jewels and other similar objects if you wish, but it's not required.

April's Style challenge will be the Cloned Patterns challenge!
For this challenge, you will have to produce a fractal that has a great amount of detail, and in which it can be clearly seen that the smaller scale structures closely resemble the overall structure. An example: many gnarl-based fractals are not obviously self-similar, unless they are zoomed out enough; other fractals, such as gaskets and carpets, exhibit a much more obvious self-similarity pattern.

April's Other challenge will be the Opposites Attract challenge!
Any fractal entering this challenge will have to be clearly divided in two parts, whether with the Diptych mapping (or similar ones) or in other ways. The two halves must be coloured in ways that are exactly opposite - like negatives. For example, if you have bright red flowers on one end, you'll have cyan blue flowers on the other. The work MUST be symmetric (origin symmetry is fine).

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 April 30th, 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

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.

That's about all I can say of myself. If you wish to know more, 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.

Looking forward to hearing from you, and thanks for your visit!

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 / Debian Wheezy (secondary partition)
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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moshec88 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Thank you for the llama :D
heavenriver 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
AnaMonarch 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llamaHug Heart 
heavenriver 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
Oreo-the-Leviathan 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama :D
heavenriver 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!
lightfeather5632 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama :)
heavenriver 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
SkyLimit8 Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama!!!
your gallery is amazing!!!
I could say i feel inspired by your fractals and I would try to create my first fractal... :D
I´ll follow your page on FB!!!
heavenriver Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank you! :nod:
I pretty much started for the same reason: someone's fractal appealed me, and I wanted to try them out for myself. I've gotten this far thanks to one picture! :XD: I hope you enjoy creating them, and if you get stuck, remember that the Internet has the answer - there are plenty of excellent tutorials for beginners on this site.
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