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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. 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
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


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 July 2012 challenge, themed "Copycat Quirk", 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 stormymay888 with Redux Fun:

Redux Fun by stormymay888

The techy look of this one artwork works very well as a fake Mandelbulb, especially with the recently introduced metallic lighting effects! The tricky alternance of bright and dark gives depth to the artwork, making it a masterful imitation.


Second place goes to Shadoweddancer with Into the Labyrinth:

Into the Labyrinth by Shadoweddancer

This artist truly gave her best in trying to reproduce an effect that is like Apophysis', and it came out rather well given the complexity of the task. The intricate, intertwined branches seem to stretch far beyond what the eye can see.


Third place goes to theaver with Djoek Play:

Djoek play by theaver

The bright colour flashes and the alternance of red and green make this fractal look like it should be looked at with 3D glasses, which says plenty about how nice an effort it was in reproducing M3D effects. A real fine emulation job!


It was a difficult challenge and many entries are worth looking at even just for the artists' effort. Here they are!

False God by snow-valkyrie Woven by beautifulchaos1 jaws by skulkey UF Columns by fractalfiend :thumb317488780: :thumb317981657:


We're done for July. On to August!




Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux



Challenge #19: August 2012



August's challenge will be a Style challenge - its title being Spiral Revival!

After last month's challenge, we all need something easy as pie, right? So there we have it: this month, all you have to do is make an amazing Ultra Fractal spiral. The only guideline to be kept into consideration is, of course, to make it as original as possible: unconventional artworks will be evaluated greatly!
There are tons of wonderful spirals all around deviantART - have some here, but keep in mind this is just a very small portion of the many beautiful artworks one can see by simply browsing in many artists' galleries all over the site.

Watercolor Silk by InfiniteIterations From The Water by Loony-Lucy Votive Offering by Velvet--Glove Empress Jewel by Velvet--Glove The Snowy Day by LaPurr Suspension of Judgment by heavenriver December Spiral by caffe1neadd1ct Evolution by EyesOfAcheron Spiral Mania-4 by innac Sweet dreams by lucid-light High Tide by heavenriver Delightful by Brigitte-Fredensborg Summer Dreams by Shadoweddancer Black Polished Chrome by esintu Make a Wish by Sophquest Saffron Swirl by pinkal09 Autumn by LithMyathar Play it smart, girl by flaming-butterflies Spiral Dance by Loony-Lucy Fish and Chips by Velvet--Glove Heavenly Gate by psion005 Ringo Spiral by Jimpan1973 Peacock jewels for Lux by Liuanta Maelstrom by FractalEuphoria Rust and Pink by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Autumn Treasures by AmorinaAshton Eclipse by Loony-Lucy Twin Suns by rosshilbert Oiketerion by NinthTaboo Rust Belt by FractalEyes secret messages by Loony-Lucy Sparkle and Shine by obeyyourmaster Black Pearls by Jimpan1973 Devil's Staircase by VicEberly Unidentified Moebius Spiral by Jimpan1973 Forms by esintu Tanglewilde by FractalEyes Midnight Moon by fractek

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 August 31st, 2012. Ready, set, GO!!! :eager:
Nineteenth edition of the monthly UF challenges, featuring the Copycat Quirk winners and a brand new challenge, both newbie-friendly and enjoyable for experts. Come in and find out more about it!
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:iconthismetalwelshcat91:
ThisMetalWelshCat91 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Sounds like Fun !!! Let me get my Time machine out !!
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! Show us what you come up with :XD:
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:iconshadoweddancer:
Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for including my work in your spiral feature :heart:

Here's my entry - [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Slightly out of time, but I will accept it anyway. :)
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:iconshadoweddancer:
Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Oops, but thanks. I finished it the night before but didn't have time to upload it until last night. :)
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:iconrsidwell:
rsidwell Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist
My entry: [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for entering! :nod:
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:iconfractalisa:
Fractalisa Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is my entry for the Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux, volume 19 of :iconheavenriver: [link]


Style challenge - its title being Spiral Revival!


[link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Erm, you should write this on the deviation you have uploaded... not the comments on my journal. :lol:
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:iconfractalisa:
Fractalisa Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:stupidme:
But now it's OK, isn't it?
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