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 July challenge, themed "Gnarled Grunge", 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 *theaver with:
The perfect depiction of grunge - coffe-coloured stains of dirt, which reminisce of the musical grunge movement. The convoluted patterns are especially interesting and guide the eye throughout the composition.
Second place goes to *BlurWing with:
Because we all know there's order in chaos, and the prominent yet apparent axis symmetry that rules this fractal echoes the green-brown colour balance with yellow touches. Rudimental in the most positive possible way.
Third place goes to *Paddlin-Maddlin with:
Acid green and dark purple blend together in a cup of gnarltastic poison coffee that's just impossible to resist!
This challenge was especially difficult to pick winners with and I'd have loved to choose other wonderful fractals from all our great entrants!
We're done for July. On to August!
Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux
Challenge #07: August 2011
August's challenge will be a Theme challenge - its title being Escher Reminiscence!
As probably all of you know already, Maurits Cornelis Escher was an extremely inspiring artist, possibly one of the most influential for the fractal art movement.
Our purpose this month is to create good tribute artwork for him - in Ultra Fractal, of course! Feel free to try and recreate his style (you can find many of his works all over the web) or make it your own, focus on other optical illusions, give three-dimensionality to monochrome works... everything goes, as long as it's Escher-like.
You can find lots of great op art examples over dA as well:
Also, here are some geometric fractals for your inspiration!
Remember: to enter the challenge, post your deviation's link and thumb in a comment of this journal.
This challenge's deadline is August 31st, 2011. Ready, set, GO!!!