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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!










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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 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:

KescherJrIII by BlurWing

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:

Escher goes Logarithmic by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel

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:

And U thought it went on 4Ever by timemit

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!

Monochromes by Jimpan1973 UF Redux August 4 by Gerda1946 Ancient Wisdom by snow-valkyrie Internal dialogue by theaver Reminiscing Escher by dabluetouch Reborn in Space by Paddlin-Maddlin

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": Persephone by lindelokse "Gate Between Dreams": Gate between Dreams by OutsideFate "Brand New Day": -BrandNewDay- by silwenka "Fatal Desire": Fatal desire by LeXXe "Pilgrimage": Pilgrimage by infinite-art "Fluorescence": Fluorescence by theslider "Particle Accelerator": Particle Accelerator by heavenriver "A Delicate Place": A Delicate Place by Beesknees67 "Zen": Zen by InfiniteIterations "Moon Flower": Moon Flower by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel "Forgotten City III": Forgotten City III by raysheaf "Ancient Scars": Ancient Scars by davebold370 "Temptation": Temptation by Yasny-chan "Silhouettes": Silhouettes by FractalEyes "Inner Mechanism": Inner Mechanism by LaPurr "Harvest": Harvest. by neonrauschen

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!!! :eager:
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:icondark-beam:
dark-beam Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student Artist
Alice... c'č un regalino :thumb271037721:

:kiss:
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:icondark-beam:
dark-beam Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student Artist
cioč [link] :) :squee:
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:iconbeautifu11ybroken:
beautifu11ybroken Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Oh no. I don't know how to link to it. Here's a copy of the link. Will this work?

[link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it works. :D Thanks!
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:iconbeautifu11ybroken:
beautifu11ybroken Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
I made it. I think, lol.

:thumb261067768:
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:iconcoffeetoffeesquirrel:
CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011   General Artist
Here's mine:la: [link] :thumb260760166: :XD:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D Added!
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hey Alice :hug: here you go [link] :thumb260299386:

I think everyone has been tooo busy chasing the Back to Fractal prizes this month :lmao:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's n8ive's fault for stealing my spotlight. :shakefist:
Lol, can't deny it was an awesome contest. :D
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:iconsophquest:
Sophquest Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011   Digital Artist
:heart: Thought I'd participate this month. ;)
I like the theme- I'm always working on titles.
I have folders of artworks in my computer, still
waiting on me to come up with inspired titles. LOL
:thumb260003659: [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can see that. :giggle: Thanks for entering!
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:iconjim373:
jim373 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011   Digital Artist
Hi Alice! :wave: Here is my submission for the challenge....... :D
Star Seeds :thumb259872469:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Read my comment :lmao:
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:iconjim373:
jim373 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011   Digital Artist
:D :thumbsup:
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:iconzesk8:
zesk8 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my entry - [link] :D
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, you're in!
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:iconyasny-chan:
Yasny-chan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
:hug: thank you so much for the feature! :hug:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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:iconsnow-valkyrie:
snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my entry! ---> [link] :iconveryexcitedplz:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No entries for five days, and then two entries in a row - yeah. :eager:
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:iconsnow-valkyrie:
snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am trying to spread the word. I hope to get more people involved.
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My September entry [link]
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First one in!
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, where are they?
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On holiday maybe :lmao: I hope more people join in!
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too!!
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:icontheslider:
theslider Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ciao Alice,
grazie mille della feature per Fluorescence :D :hug: :D

Leonardo
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Di nulla, prego! Il piacere č stato mio. :D
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you all so much :D really pleased and well done to everyone :hug:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. Hope you enter this challenge as well :D
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:icontheaver:
theaver Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Congratulations to the winners. I very much agree with the choice of winners....:clap:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you do :hug:!
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:iconsnow-valkyrie:
snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations to the winners and thank you for featuring my work. I am excited to participate once again.
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too :D Thank you!
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations to the winners. You are featured here [link]
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:icontimemit:
timemit Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks Gerda :hug:
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're such a supportive advertiser. :D Thank you.
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!!
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:iconoutsidefate:
OutsideFate Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh fuck yes!! I am SO DOING THIS!
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I KNOW YOU ARE. AND I WAS EXPECTING YOU TO. :eager:
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:iconoutsidefate:
OutsideFate Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Are you on MSN?
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No.

(Actually I'm talking to you there at present, but that's a minor detail.)
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:iconoutsidefate:
OutsideFate Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:giggle:
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:iconlexxe:
LeXXe Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
choice of the name - great idea!
i have seen these works, but now look at them in new ways, i really did not pay attention to the names of works
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now it's time for you to do that. Bring in your poetic side! :D
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:iconcoffeetoffeesquirrel:
CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011   General Artist
:love: Thanks!! Both for the feature and the placement! oooh, next one seems to be tricky. :eyes:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It MUST be tricky of course :eyes:
Get your awesomeness in. ;P
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