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February 1, 2012
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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. 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
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

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 January challenge, themed "Pearly Perlin", 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 FarDareisMai with:

If Friedrich Liked Cypresses and Summer by FarDareisMai

A magical touch of summer lingers in the beautiful colours this fractal showcases: the perfect mix of warm and cold tones recreates a suggestive forest-like scene fiddled with leaves in motion and breaths of wind. A most unexpected and welcome outcome!

Second place goes to DoubleLayer with:

Unen by DoubleLayer

The softer side of Perlin, much in contrast with the first place work, shows just how different outcomes can be depending on the artist, and how much can be done even with a single formula. This sweet abstract comes in paper-like textures and a light touch, making it extremely pleasant to the eye.

Third place goes to OutsideFate with:

Revere Me by OutsideFate

Even in monochrome, or with bichromatic colour schemes, the Perlin formula can do wonders when placed in the right hands. Misha's sure are: behold the power of lighting crack across the full length of this stunning artwork!

This was an exceptionally good month for fractal productions and plenty other award-worthy fractals have been produced following this theme. Please take your time and have a look at them!

Seeping in by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Redux January 2 by Gerda1946 Noise phoenix by zesk8 Perlin Storm by caffe1neadd1ct Lapeska II by timemit Blue Perlin Nebula by beautifulchaos1 Perlin Cavern by Shadoweddancer Ramses II by theaver Chauvet Abstract by BlurWing Phaedra by FractalEyes Tall Latte by FractalEuphoria Between here and nowhere by TanjaGrimstvedt

We're done for January. On to February!

Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux

Challenge #13: February 2012

February's challenge will be an Other challenge - its title being Happy Birthday to Us!

Time flies: it's already been a year ever since the Ultra Fractal challenges first started. Now that we all got this far, it's only natural to dedicate our anniversary month to a challenge type that celebrates the challenges themselves, right?
So for this month, you shall all bring on your celebration spirit and make amazing birthday-themed fractals! Be it cakes, gift boxes, or whatever else you may like - the merrier, the better!
Here are some celebration-inspired deviations from all over the site, both fractal and not. Have a look and give it your best shot:

Celebration by PatriciaRodelaArtist Celebration of Spring by NinthTaboo Celebration by rougeux The Celebration by mehrdadart CELEBRATION by d-b-c Birthday Yoda by SoupAndButter Topsy Turvey Birthday Cake by pinkcakebox Happy Birthday Egophiliac by johnjoseco Birthday Cupcakes by PeterPan-Syndrome Uppcon Anniversary by AnnieMsson Celebration of Light by KobraPhotography Freedom::: by Madhorse5 Celebration of Light by dongor94 Celebration by Dragon-Ink Celebration. by incredi at a Party by the-good-fella Cake by ClefairyKid

Remember: to enter the challenge, post your deviation's link and thumb in a comment of this journal. ALSO: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LINK THIS NEWS ARTICLE IN THE DEVIATION. (Sorry for stating it so strongly, but I've had lots of people saying they'd enter the challenge without even stating it in their deviation comments, so I figured I'd better add this specification somewhere!)

Please spread the word by advertising this news article - we definitely want more participants. The more, the merrier!

This challenge's deadline is February 29th, 2012. Ready, set, GO!!! :eager:
Thirteenth edition of the Ultra Fractal monthly challenges, featuring the many beautiful Perlin-based fractals of the latest challenge, plus the amazing winners and more deviations that go with the theme of this one competition! Have a look to find out more, participate, and enjoy some real eye candy.
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FractalEyes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] is my entry for this month's challenge. It's a birthday bouquet. :iconlawooplz:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome one. Thanks! :hug:
mehrdadart Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you for featuring my art. nice collection.
heavenriver Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :aww:
CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   General Artist
Yay!! Lovely entries, hope the februar challenge gets lot of new entries!! :aww: I'll see what I can make of this:love:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too! I wish all challenges were like the last, where everybody participates with so much excitement! :love:
timemit Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
super stuff :) congrats to all :)
heavenriver Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, thank you. Hope to see you in the next one as well :D
ClefairyKid Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Thanks for the feature! :aww:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :aww:
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