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 August 2011 challenge, themed "Escher Reminiscence", 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 *BlurWing with:
This piece won me over with its optical trickery and paradoxical perspective, and has indeed a lot to share with Escher's works. The way it depicts a folding series of geometric volumes is absolutely lovely.
Second place goes to =CoffeeToffeeSquirrel with:
Maddening angle, beautiful geometric motifs, a touch of Ducky here and there and a beautiful aquamarine green - what more should be asked of this work? Another great tribute to Escher.
Third place goes to *timemit with:
Fancy some more eye-dropping artwork? There we go, with Tim's intricate Escher jungle! A place where the observer gets lost in the insidious geometry of the work, trying to decipher its mysterious outlook.
Sadly there haven't been many entries this month, but nevertheless - quality is what really matters, isn't it? There we go with all those from position 4 below!
We're done for August. On to September!
Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux
Challenge #08: September 2011
September's challenge will be an Other challenge - its title being My Name is Fractal!
This month's challenge will hopefully provide you with a soothing diversion - you'll be able to make any kind of UF fractal you wish, except that works will be judged basing on how much their titles fit the visual aspect of the fractal in itself.
In other words... we want amazing titles that can fit amazing fractals!
An artwork's title is its own name and identity. Furthermore, it represents the artist's own interpretation of its significance. Whilst some may think of it as a random ensemble of words, it really isn't! Have you ever thought how much more visually impactful and pleasing artworks can be, providing they have the right titles? Here are a few examples for you to figure out.
"Persephone": "Gate Between Dreams": "Brand New Day": "Fatal Desire": "Pilgrimage": "Fluorescence": "Particle Accelerator": "A Delicate Place": "Zen": "Moon Flower": "Forgotten City III": "Ancient Scars": "Temptation": "Silhouettes": "Inner Mechanism": "Harvest":
Hoping this gets you some more inspiration, guys. Be creative and show us your awesome synch between art-making and title-picking!
Remember: to enter the challenge, post your deviation's link and thumb in a comment of this journal.
Please spread the word by advertising this news article - we definitely want more participants. The more, the merrier!
This challenge's deadline is September 30th, 2011. Ready, set, GO!!!