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 2012 challenge, themed "Bienvenu, Damien", 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 ~skulkey with Coeur de France:
A tribute to a French Community Volunteer couldn't have possibly been more appropriate! The metallic lighting on this piece gives it a three-dimensional outlook, making the French flag colours stand out above all the rest.
Second place goes to ~rsidwell with Carnival of the Gnarls:
This composite, intricate piece with touches of red and blue here and there represents one of ^SaTaNiA's favourite styles very well - gnarls! His Apophysis gnarls are, as most of you know, truly top-notch.
Third place goes to ~adrymeijer with Bouquet:
A flower gift for the new head of the fractal community, with soft pastel tones and a curious shifted symmetry. A rather original way of depicting fractal flowers!
And, as usual, here are the other entrants!
We're done for October. On to November!
Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux
Challenge #22: November 2012
November's challenge will be an Other challenge - its title being Soft Light!
For this month, what we aim to create is a fractal using ONLY the Soft Light blending mode on ALL layers but the first (which must, of course, be set to Normal). The other specifics are entirely up to you: there are no restrictions on layer transparency, masking, colouring and the rest, but all layers must use the Soft Light blending mode.
This fantastic idea was suggested to me by =davebold370 - Thank you Dave! We're going to have some fun!
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 November 30th, 2012. Ready, set, GO!!!