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Countdown to end of OCT 2018 SAY IT WITH FEELING CHALLENGE

Wednesday, October 31st @ 4:59pm

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OCT 2018 SAY IT WITH FEELING CHALLENGE
See journal below for details of this month's
Ultra Fractal design challenge!

Oct 2018 Say It With Feeling Challenge

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 1, 2018, 5:32 AM


October 2018 "Say It With Feeling" Challenge


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:

Examples of UF fractals that depict a range of emotions:

Happy  HAPPINESS:
That Happy Feeling by Velvet--Glove Happy by theaver A gift for Seven by janinesmith54

Sad  SADNESS:
Beyond the Veil by Velvet--Glove Sorrowful souls by Fiery-Fire Without You by NinthTaboo

:angry ANGER:
Anger by LeXXe Angry Vicious Heart by DayStarArts Angry Sun by VicEberly

:love: 2 rvmp LOVE:
The Innocence of Love by denise-g Love Is Beautiful by Ludifico Electric Love by Mignon

:frightened: FEAR:
The Day The Sun Ran Away by 21citrouilles Scary Dream by Margot1942 Fear and Flight by desmo100

:confused CONFUSION:
Confused by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Confused? by Lucy--C Confused Flower by Aqualoop31

Pray HOPE:
Hope for Japan by wolfepaw A Source of Hope by snow-valkyrie Rays of Hope by AnnaKirsten

20. Pain PAIN:
Design of Pain by Kabuchan Pain by Golubaja Transmutation of Intense Pain by catelee2u

Worried v3 ANXIETY/WORRY/RELIEF:
Anxiety by ConstanceKeat High Risk Worry by miincdesign Relief by Stevi0d


Detailed challenge information and rules!
Rules for this month's challenge
:bulletgreen: Images must be made with Ultra Fractal software.
:bulletgreen: Submissions should depict a particular emotion like love, sadness etc. You must state what the feeling is is in your title or comments.
:bulletgreen: Images must be new and uploaded to DA on or after: 1st October 2018. The challenge ends on 31st October 2018.
:bulletgreen: You may enter up to FOUR images to this challenge. If you have any problems please note the group, not the admins.
:bulletgreen: You MUST mention this challenge and add a link to this journal -OR- our group icon in your comments.
:bulletgreen: Submit your entry to the Challenge Folder: October 2018 Say It With Feeling Challenge
:bulletgreen: 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
:bulletblack: You may use mappings, masks and texturing created by UF (but no imports).
:bulletblack: Watermarks and signatures must be small and subtle.
:bulletblack: NO Fractal Manipulations or imported images are allowed.
:bulletblack: Minimal post-work only allowed e.g. enhancing colours, sharpening and adding a signature or simple border.

Sharing parameters
Pixel: Gift 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: Here

Questions 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! :) (Smile)

Thanks and I hope you enjoy this emotional challenge! :wave:




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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:
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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:
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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! :)
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018
:heart:
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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 
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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 sta.sh 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. :)
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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
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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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Lauredin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Unfortunately, I can't submit the fourth entry for the thin challenge because it would be more than 4 submissions in 30 days in this folder but this doesn't make sense because I submitted only three others. I had the last submissions to the other challenge folder at the end of the last month. Do I have to wait till the 30 days are over or could you submit it for me?
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
It looks like you submitted your first one twice but deleted one
as this screenshot from the log shows:
  Lauredin by Velvet--Glove
This counts as two submissions.

If you let me have the link to your 4th entry I will request it!
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