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
Here we go!
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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 challenge, themed "Black and White", 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 FractalEyes with:
The negative space in the background makes the spiral stand out beautifully in all its elegance, with refined marble textures and exquisite zebra stripes. This really needs no colour to shine!
Second place goes to Jimpan1973 with:
Checkerboard patterns are almost a given with monochromatic artworks, and incorporating them into a Barnsley has proven to be a great choice. The lights and shadows provide depth to the fractal - a well structured geometric work!
Third place goes to FractalEuphoria with:
The fact this artwork goes completely out of every compositional scheme we have previously seen grants it a great deal of dynamism. Its messy outlook has a very charcoal-esque feel. Well thought out and beautifully done.
We had an excellent plethora of entries this one month and I'm very glad of it! Please take your time to take a look at the others too!
We're done for March. On to April!
Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux
Challenge #15: April 2012
April's challenge will be an Other challenge - its title being Threefold!
The only challenge requirement for this month is to make a fractal that has three layers - no more, no less. Why three? No particular reason, other than keeping it down to just one layer sounded a bit too evil to me. (At any rate, it's by no means a given that it won't happen in the future! )
With a good deal of skill, it is entirely possible to make shape, colour, and texture fit in, one layer each. This is up to you to do. Give us your best shot!
I haven't been able to find any three-layer fractals around the web this time, but as much as I like featuring beautiful artworks, I don't think it's strictly necessary for this one challenge. Go ahead and show us what you've got
You are also STRONGLY encouraged to share your parameters should you find some interesting technique you want to share! It's not a requirement to enter the challenge, but if you do it, please send me a message and I will feature your artwork in this journal.
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 April 30th, 2012. Ready, set, GO!!!