Hi everyone! I hope you have all enjoyed the September True Blue challenge and found it an easy and relaxing task.
This month the challenge for Ultra Fractal
artists is perhaps a little harder but also open to your own interpretation and freedom of expression.
The topic is "Feelings". You are free to use any formulas, colourings and gradients you like to produce an image expressing a particular emotion such as happiness, anger, sadness, contentment, love, desire, fear, anxiety etc. Think about colours and shapes and how these can express your chosen emotion. We all know how colours such as red, black, green, blue, yellow or even rainbow colours can convey particular moods and feelings so think about how you might make deliberate use of colour in your work. As for shapes these can be very expressive too. Think about how fractal structures can be rounded... or sharp and jagged... abstract or well defined imagery... or jumbled up and confused... or smooth and soft looking. So many possibilities! Use them to achieve the look you want!
The rules are pretty simple (but be sure to see rules box below for full details):
- Design your image with a particular feeling in mind - you MUST say what the feeling is in your title or your artist comments
- You MUST mention this challenge and add a link to this journal -OR- our group icon in your comments
To inspire you I have scoured DA's fractal galleries in order to show you UF images that focus on emotion. Notice how varied these are and the sorts of techniques that have been used:
Rules for this month's challenge
Images must be made with Ultra Fractal software.
Submissions should depict a particular emotion like love, sadness etc. You must state what the feeling is is in your title or comments.
Images must be new and uploaded to DA on or after: 1st October 2018. The challenge ends on 31st October 2018.
You may enter up to FOUR images to this challenge. If you have any problems please note the group, not the admins.
You MUST mention this challenge and add a link to this journal -OR- our group icon in your comments.
Submit your entry to the Challenge Folder: October 2018 Say It With Feeling Challenge
After the challenge closes we will ask the group members to vote on their favourite three entries.
A selection of winners will be featured in the group journal a week or so later.General rules
You may use mappings, masks and texturing created by UF (but no imports).
Watermarks and signatures must be small and subtle
. NO Fractal Manipulations
or imported images are allowed.
Minimal post-work only allowed e.g. enhancing colours, sharpening and adding a signature or simple border.Sharing parameters
Please share your parameters wherever possible!
Paste your params in your artist comments, as a comment to your image or in your Sta.sh with a link. A tutorial on how to store your parameters in your DA Sta.sh area can be found here: HereQuestions or don't understand something?
Please ask first as we do not wish to offend or upset anyone (and ourselves) by refusing an entry.
Add your questions in the comments below, for the benefit of all.Remember:
No question is too silly or too basic and you're not being useless because you don't "get" something! I really do forget to mention stuff, get things wrong or can overlook the fact that some things can be baffling to new users or new members, so if you're not sure about something please do not be shy to ask!
Others may be wondering the same thing too!
Thanks and I hope you enjoy this emotional challenge!