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!
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
Sadly, challenge #11 is apparently a broken link. It's the only inaccessible one so far, though, so I may be able to restore it someday, if you guys wish me to.
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 October 2011 challenge, themed "Haunted Halloween", and the deviations I've picked as the winners!
(Please note: do not feel offended if you're not in the top three. Winners are chosen basing on their way of representing the challenge theme, and I always try to be as impartial as possible while judging.)
First place goes to =snow-valkyrie with:
Feasting pumpkins, tricks and treats in a dark atmosphere make up for a great Halloween-themed fractal! It's no surprise Jamie managed to pull this off - peculiar, "dark ambient" works are part of her style after all.
Second place goes to *timemit with:
It's a haunted Halloween wood, for trick and treat we're in the mood! (Pun intended) The colours match perfectly and evoke a very spooky atmosphere. Good job.
Third place goes to ~Gerda1946 with:
Another pumpkin-ish explosion of color, with a very tasty outlook. Fractals such as this one could really make one hungry...
Only four fractals have been entered, so there are no more to show. What's up guys? GET YOUR FRACTALS IN!
Here's our last minute entrant by the way:
We're done for October. On to November!
Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux
Challenge #10: November 2011
(month)'s challenge will be a Style challenge - its title being Oil on Canvas!
Our goal this month is to make fractals that can simulate canvas paintings, or watercolors. There is a number of ways to do so, and it's not always easy, but it's well worth the effort. Some advice for you: aim for something abstract, work on color more than shapes themselves... on the contrary, try and "shape" your fractal by combining colors alone. Remember that texturing plays a big part in making your oil on canvas/watercolor a lot more realistic, so be sure to texture your fractal well!
Sounds impossible? Here are a few of my attempts at it:
Not to mention all the other dA fractalists who managed to pull off just the same, and with great artistic results:
Need more inspiration? Here are more painting fantasies from all over the site!
Remember: to enter the challenge, post your deviation's link and thumb in a comment of this journal.
Please spread the word by advertising this news article - we definitely want more participants. The more, the merrier!
This challenge's deadline is November 30th. Ready, set, GO!!!