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Countdown to end of submission period for UF FESTIVE FRACTALS

Monday, December 24th @ 3:59pm

:snowflake: :snowflake: :snowflake: FESTIVE FRACTALS :snowflake: :snowflake: :snowflake:
Please submit your festive fractal art before this countdown ends on
DECEMBER 24th 2018.

Full details in our latest journal below.
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December 2018 Festive Fractals and short closure

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 1, 2018, 1:54 AM

What's happening this month

Hi everyone!

Now that we are into December and everyone will probably be quite wrapped up and busy with other stuff I thought a more relaxed agenda for the group would be a good idea.

So I am announcing two things:
  • As we have been doing for a couple of years now I have opened a new gallery for festive themed fractals.
    This is not a challenge, there will be no voting, this is just an opportunity for you to create and submit your festive fractals and perhaps to express your good wishes to your fellow artists on DA.
    The gallery is here: [Festive Fractals 2018 Gallery] and each one of you may submit up to SIX images!
    Your images should be Christmas/Winter/New Year/Holiday/Festive based.
    Anything goes - just try to make it at least 80% UF artwork and as pretty/glitzy/decorative/festive as you like.
    Full rules are in the box at the bottom of this journal. Please read!
  • Secondly, I will be closing the group for 10 days just before Christmas so I/we can all have a little break.
    No submissions will be possible between December 24th and January 3rd 2019 inclusive
    Group will re-open on Friday January 4th with a brand new challenge for a brand new year!

To get you in the mood here are some lovely festive works made with UF in previous years:

:xmas: revamp 2  :iconmerrychristmas1::iconmerrychristmas2: :xmas: revamp 2 

:xmas: revamp 2 Christmas baubles by marijeberting :xmas: revamp 2
  A Mandelbrot Christmas by Shadoweddancer  :xmas: revamp 2 Christmas is coming.. by theaver

  Winter in Wonderland by magnusti78 :xmas: revamp 2 Winter by Gerda1946

Happy New Year by Jimpan1973  :xmas: revamp 2 Mandelbrot 114 - Happy new year! 2015- by Olbaid-ST

In the bleak mid-winter by Velvet--Glove  :xmas: revamp 2 Freezing winter by roup14

:xmas: revamp 2 Happy New Year 2018 -2 by BGai :xmas: revamp 2

Guidelines for Festive Fractal entries

:bulletgreen: Images must be made with Ultra Fractal software and should be at least 80% fractal artwork.
:bulletgreen: Images must have a Christmas, Winter, New Year, Holiday or Festive theme
:bulletgreen: You may use any formula or style of fractal that you wish but make them in festive colours if you can.
:bulletgreen: You may use mappings, masks and texturing created by UF.
:bulletgreen: Fancy borders, watermarks and signatures are allowed. But not too big or ugly please.
:bulletgreen: Fractal Manipulations and imported images are allowed. Just keep the content mostly fractal in nature (>80%).
:bulletgreen: Post work in a graphics editor and small amounts of added text is allowed.

:bulletblack: Images must be new and uploaded on or after: December 1st 2018
:bulletblack: December 23rd will be your last day to submit!
:bulletblack: You may enter up to SIX images to the festive gallery which is here [Festive Fractals 2018 Gallery]
:bulletblack: Please state in your comments that your work is a:
Festive Fractal made for
:bulletblack: Share parameters if you want to - this is the season for giving and sharing - but you don't have to.

Questions or don't understand something? Please ask first as I do not wish to offend or upset anyone (and myself) by refusing an entry.

Thanks and I hope you have fun with this festive challenge.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2019 New Year to each and every one of you!

:snowflake: :iconxmasballs02plz: :snowflake: :snowflake: :iconcraciun6: :snowflake: :snowflake: :iconxmasballs01plz: :snowflake:
Chris x x


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Kaleidogal Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018
Hello Chris, thanks very much for the Feature!  Pleasant surprise.  As you can see I've taken a break from the monthly challenges in favor of working on other stuff.  All is good in my fractal world :D (Big Grin) 
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018
You're welcome, Kathy. It's good to see you enjoying a creative streak. Have fun! :heart:
C-91 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there! I was wondering whether the June Challenge winners have been announced? patrick gasp I must have missed the journal or misunderstood something. :confused:

Btw this group is awesome and you're all awesome. :heart:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
Don't worry, Silvia, you didn't miss anything. June was a bit different - we did a community Space texture pack so there was no voting that month. :)

I'm glad to hear you enjoy checking in with the group's output every now and again, thanks for your kind words. :hug:
C-91 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure! :hug: I really mean it, this is one of the groups that keeps the fractal community alive, so thank you for all you do and keep it up! :)
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018
Recless1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am new to DA and was wondering the best format to submit items for the thin challenge was and sent a note all so on this but was thinking this was a better way
Thank you for your time 
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
Hi Recless, it's great to hear you will be participating!

I'm not very clear on what your question is. Are you asking about the best way to share parameters? If so then I think that has to be by using your DeviantArt stash area. I know you're new to DA and there is so much to learn about but it's really worthwhile learning how to do this (look at how other people are using it on their challenge entries too!).

I have written a step-by-step tutorial about how to use Stash for parameters:
How to store parameters in your by Velvet--Glove
This should tell you all you need to know and is really easy once you know how.

When you've saved your params in a stash file just copy the stash link and paste it into your artist comments under your uploaded deviation so others can access the params. For challenge entries do please also make sure you make mention of the challenge as described in the challenge journal. Then submit your entry to the Group's Challenge gallery: Here

I hope this answers your question. :)
Recless1 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is good info but was really asking about file format to upload meaning jpeg, PING or TIFF Thank you
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018
Ah, I see what you mean now.

I normally upload .jpg images but .png is accepted too. I don't think TIFFs are permitted as these tend to have large filesizes.
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