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This group is for work carried out in Ultra Fractal only. We do not accept work created in any other fractal program.

:iconcolorfulsparklesplz: OUR CURRENT CHALLENGES:iconcolorfulsparklesplz:
December 2014/January 2015 ChallengesBecause of the time of the year, we have decided not to hold a December challenge on its own, but instead we are facilitating TWO choices for challenges, all to begin immediately, and end on the last day of January 2015.
Season's Decorations Challenge
This challenge is open to UF users to produce fractal art depicting the kind of decorations used for an event or festival of your choice, so long as it is one that takes place in December.  For many, this will be Christmas, but we are aware that some people celebrate alternative festivals, or even none!  Whatever the festival or event, this is in any case generally known as the Season of Good Will - setting out to cheer people up.  So...  What decorations cheers you up?  What decorations can you produce to cheer others up?  Baubles, flowers, tinsel, faeries, Santa, rein-deer, candles, decorated trees, lights, and myriads of other concepts, according to your particular preference.  This c


A NOTE ABOUT CHALLENGES

We will be running challenges and/or contests each month plus some other things of interest on a regular basis. Watch our journals for information!

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Would you like to suggest a DD from the UF Community?

Our New CV is :iconc-91:

You can also go to FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen? and make your suggestions to one of the overall gallery supervisors in order to keep Ultra Fractal Art in the public eye!

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:iconuf-artists:
This is our brother site to look at if you would like another group dedicated to Ultra Fractal, which offers weekly awards for best submissios!

:iconfractals-in-mono:
Our Sister Site for all fractal artists (any program) who enjoy a limited colour palette.

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You don't yet have Ultra Fractal but you'd love to learn it? HERE is where you can obtain it! Come and join the group; any questions, just ask!

Also HERE is the link to Janet Parke's courses, all three of which can be downloaded to your pc for $50 (£30). Highly recommended for newbies as well as those who know the workings of Ultra Fractal.

For some interesting parameters for practice with Mandy's and Midgets go HERE to Toby Marshall's article!


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This group is financially supported by the following wonderful people:

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Dec-Jan 2015 Bleak Mid Winter Challenge

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What kind of challenge would you like to do in a future month? 

38%
11 deviants said have a basic formula challenge and play with transforms?
31%
9 deviants said carry on as we have been doing with themed and formula challenge specified by the Group?
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6 deviants said Other - will explain below or send the group a note.
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3 deviants said have an abstract challenge from a specified formula?
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No deviants said I have an exciting idea and am explaining below...
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No deviants said I have an interesting formula with parameters I'd like to offer in for a challenge and am sending a note to the group.

December 2014/January 2015 Challenges

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 13, 2014, 5:51 AM
Because of the time of the year, we have decided not to hold a December challenge on its own, but instead we are facilitating TWO choices for challenges, all to begin immediately, and end on the last day of January 2015.

Season's Decorations Challenge


This challenge is open to UF users to produce fractal art depicting the kind of decorations used for an event or festival of your choice, so long as it is one that takes place in December.  For many, this will be Christmas, but we are aware that some people celebrate alternative festivals, or even none!  Whatever the festival or event, this is in any case generally known as the Season of Good Will - setting out to cheer people up.  So...  What decorations cheers you up?  What decorations can you produce to cheer others up?  Baubles, flowers, tinsel, faeries, Santa, rein-deer, candles, decorated trees, lights, and myriads of other concepts, according to your particular preference.  This challenge is very open to virtually all kinds of UF art.  And you can even use the Image Tool to import extra "ingredients" - but NO copyrighted material please! So Enjoy!!!

Here are some examples to look at for inspiration




Festival by deliquescence  Christmas by svet-svet  The Seasons - Winter Solstice by Shadoweddancer

Winter Solstice by pinktwister  Under the Bodhi Tree by seven-s

Festive Poinsettias by Velvet--Glove  The Meaning Of Christmas by Sophquest

MYule by Greenseng

  My Vintage Christmas by magnusti78  Happy Hanukkah by JennDixonPhotography


Specific Rules for Season's Decoration Challenge


:bulletgreen:  You may submit your Festive fractal so long as it has been made since 1st December 2014.
:bulletgreen:  Use of the Image Tool is allowed, but this is the ONLY form of manipulation allowed, and the main image must not be the imported one.
:bulletgreen:  No wording on the image is allowed, unless created inside UF.
:bulletgreen:  No copyright infringement is allowed, all images incorporated within the work must originate with you, or a live link to the original stock must be given in the artists comments.




Bleak Mid Winter Challenge


In this challenge, we are looking for scenes or other imagery that depict the bleakness of mid-winter.  It's very cold and you can see your breath in front of you when you step outside;  there may be frost or snow;  it might be blowing a blizzard that is hazardous; frozen ponds; sledges and skates...

Some Examples for Inspiration



Winter. by semenocatya  A Winter's Tale by GrannyOgg

Missing Winter Already by FarDareisMai  WINTER DELIGHT by d-b-c

Not going back by Fiery-Fire

Winter Motif by raysheaf  Ghost Country by raysheaf


Specific Rules for Bleak Mid Winter Challenge


:bulletgreen:  Your submission must have been made since December 1st 2014.
:bulletgreen:  No manipulations allowed and NO use of Image Tool allowed.

General Challenge Rules


Bullet; Red NO huge/ugly watermarks (that includes the DA watermark) and frames should be simple and unobtrusive.
Bullet; Red You MUST be a member of Ultra-Fractal-Redux to participate and may enter up to FOUR different images into the two challenge folders over the duration of the challenge (any combination). Images must have been created on or after December 1st 2014. One entry may be exchanged if you think you have produced something better than something you already entered. Note us to arrange this. Please do not send notes to individual admins.
Bullet; Red The challenge starts immediately and runs through to the end of January 2015.
Bullet; Red Post your image into either the Dec-Jan 2015 Season's Decorations Folder or the Dec-Jan 2015 Bleak Mid Winter Challenge Folder in the gallery.
Bullet; Red You MUST, in both cases, either note this group with your Parameter set for checking OR make the parameters publicly available in your artist comments or Sta.sh. This is compulsory as we need to check your work abides by the challenge rules.
Bullet; Red As always, only formulas from the Public Formulary are acceptable for the challenge.
Bullet; Red A link to this journal or at least the name of the group MUST be included in your artists comments, i.e.

"My entry for the :iconultra-fractal-redux: December 2014/January 2015 Challenges"  [Add link to this journal if you can]
You may if you wish, add the thumb of the journal itself. This would be much appreciated!


We hope you will all enjoy this challenge and look forward to seeing your entries. Have fun!! Hi!



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Lauredin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the request! =)
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014   General Artist
You are very welcome! :heart:
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ersi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for the request! :D I was going to submit it today, since last evening I had to leave in a hurry :iconcocoheartplz:
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
You're welcome, Ersi! It's such a beauty we just had to have it in our gallery. :)
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ersi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Lovely Kitty by KmyGraphic
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LaraBLN Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thank you for the request, truly appreciated!!! :heart::hug:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014   General Artist
It was a great pleasure dear Lara! :hug:
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LaraBLN Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: :blowkiss: dear Anna!!!
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roup14 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you so much for requesting City Skyline At Night  ,I m feeling glad :D (Big Grin) 
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miincdesign Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
You are so very welcome!  It is a great piece!
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