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There are times when the Admins of this group would like to include in the group's galleries works from people who may have left dA, seldom visit dA, or who have sadly passed away yet their beautiful works have still been left in their old galleries.

There are also occasions when we see a beautiful work of art where the vibrancy of colours extend beyond those we normally accept in the main multi-chrome folder. Some of those may also be included in this folder.

This is an Administrator's prerogative only and not open to members.

If a member sees something that comes under these categories and would like to suggest it for this folder, please send a note to the group telling us about it. Thank you :)

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NOTE: between 19th-26th April most of the admins will be away. If your submission hasn't been attended to in that time, please bear with us until we are around again. We have put a two week expiry on them in case there are any queries. In the meantime, someone will attend to straight-forward submissions when ever they are available to do so.


Submission Limits

Members - up to two submission per day.
Contributors - up to three submissions per day.

General
:bulletgreen: You must be a member in order to submit art.
:bulletgreen: You may only submit your own work.
:bulletgreen: Please do NOT submit images of similar content in quick succession. We wish to keep good variety in the gallery folders.
:bulletgreen: Only fractal art that is in monotone, monochrome (any colour-base) bi-coloured (simple base with one different coloured accent) or with several tones subtly blended will be considered.
:bulletgreen: Use of bright colours in multi-chrome work is to be kept to a minimum, i.e. if the gradient based on a particular colour such as red or yellow graduates to a much brighter (more vibrant) hue, and the work contains more than three colours (multi-chrome), the submission may be declined. We will sometimes put such works into our Favourites folder instead..
:bulletgreen: Simplicity/minimalism, particularly in colour spectrum is preferred.
:bulletgreen: Fractal art must be good quality and not too big or too small (advise approx. 800px to 1000px wide, 750px height.) Minimum length on any side to be not less than 500px.
:bulletgreen: No ugly watermarks! If the dA watermark is a "must" then it should not obscure essential parts of the work. If it does it will be declined automatically.
:bulletgreen: Good composition is important. Please pay attention to this and try to avoid distracting elements that lead the eye out of the picture.
:bulletgreen: Some evidence of basic skill is required, not just the unaltered use of sample parameters to be found in fractal programs.

Fractal Manipulations
:bulletgreen: Fractal manipulations are considered, but must be mainly fractal in content with only a very small amount of anything else incorporated into it. An image taken and simply put through a filter in an editor to make it look fractal-like is not acceptable.
:bulletgreen: We discourage fractals that are cut out in order to make a particular shape, but prefer the fractal form itself to become part of the new shape.
:bulletgreen: Any drawing incorporated into the fractal needs to be subtle and use a shape naturally produced by the fractal, although some use of a deform tool to define that shape further will be considered for acceptance.
:bulletgreen: Objects/elements must NOT be taken from "somewhere on the internet" due to likely copyright violations. This includes images from Google Images. (Remember, all our own creations can be found on Google images too!!!)
:bulletgreen: Objects/elements should be well blended and suit the overall picture.

Animations
:bulletgreen: The colourings of animations should follow the rules as for any of the other folders, i.e. monochrome, bi-chrome, or multi-chrome with subtle colours.
:bulletgreen: They should be quick to load and smooth running - no jerks and no artefacts that spoil them.

Possible reasons for decline
N.B. Reasons for decline only given on request with a proper link to the original submission page you used.
:bulletred: Poor composition with distracting elements.
:bulletred: Image is blurry with nothing for the eye to focus on.
:bulletred: Poor quality - artefacts etc. spoiling the appearance; this is normally due to bad methods of resizing, including relying on the dA resizing software in some cases. It is always best to resize your display image in an editing program before uploading and the resolution should be 72dpi (internet standard).
:bulletred: Bad rendering, including lack of anti-aliasing, unless this is specifically intended as part of the work.
:bulletred: The fractal looks too elementary, i.e. could be an unaltered basic parameter file that comes with the fractal program.
:bulletred: The submitted work is not your own work.
:bulletred: The watermark is too obtrusive and spoils the appearance of the work.
:bulletred: The work is too similar to an original work created by someone else where you have used their parameter files. Originality is the key to success.
:bulletred: The colours used clash or jar the eye, and do not fall within the general aims of this group.
:bulletred: The work contains elements/objects/artwork that are copyright-restricted and should not have been used. This includes "Google Images" which are nearly always subject to copyright restrictions and are not for general use. Remember even your own work will show up on Google Images! Consider, do you want other people using your works in a similar way?

We as a group do not in any way, shape or form, support any illegal activities on the internet. Further, we operate a zero tolerance policy towards disruptive and disrespectful behaviour from anyone in the group, and anyone found wanting in this area will immediately be removed and blocked by the Administration.

If you are not sure about any of the above, please note the group with your questions and concerns.
Where can we have vibrancy in colours?

:bulletblack:  In Monochrome fractal art, just the use of one colour base, with a hue change of +/-20, and the full extent of changes in brightness, contrast and even saturation/luminance can take us from muted colours through to vibrant colours.  So long as these are all within a monochrome base, these are acceptable.

:bulletblack:  In Bi-chrome fractal art, vibrancy is not an issue, provided the main fractal is using just one colour-base possibly with up to +/- 20 in hue, with just a small area or object in a different, possibly vibrant colour as an accent to attract the eye.

:bulletblack:  In Multi-chrome fractal art, however, we are definitely only looking for subtlety in tones - nothing highly vibrant (bright).  Stick to earth tones or pastels, and these will be ok.  Anything in this category that is too bright will unfortunately be declined, as including them would make little difference between this group and any other general fractal group.


A Note About Bi-Chrome Fractal Art

We are getting many submissions where, although there are two main colours (with slight variations - hue changes - to them), they tend to be interwoven throughout the fractal.  These will not necessarily be declined.  However, what we are really looking for is a little different:  One monochrome work in more subdued colours, with a single accent - a single object or area that is offset in a different colour - somewhere in the fractal image, which may be as vibrant as you like.  This is part of the challenge for people to try out.  Typically it could be a black and white image with something somewhere that is red, but not where the red is visible throughout the whole image.


A Suggested Method To Find Your Gradient

A way to explore the kind of gradients you can get to make monotone or monochrome colouring is to open up a new page in Photoshop (or other editing program), flood fill it with a single colour, then using the Hue & Saturation tool make bands (via selection up and down the image) and play with the saturation slider, the brightness/darkness slider, and even the hue slider (only a tiny bit up to +/- 20% with that one), and you have the basis for the kind of gradients to be found in these categories.  Monotone (as you will see in the description at the link) is all one colour with only lighter or darker shades, whereas monochrome encompasses a fuller spectrum.  In just about all cases the spectrum can include black and white at either end of the brightness scale (if desired).

Some actual examples complete with fractals made from the gradients produced will be submitted by me soon.  Meanwhile, there are some tutorials also available in our Resources gallery, which you can try out.


Disclaimer

Because we are not dealing with pure base colours, it is often difficult to categorise whether a fractal work is mono, bi or multi-chrome in nature.  We do our best to place works in the appropriate folders, and may sometimes move them again if it becomes apparent a mistake was initially made.  Viewing them with various different screens can also cause confusion in this area, so please bear with us - and let us know if you think your work has been placed in the wrong category! :heart:

For a description of Monotone versus Monochrome see HERE!

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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro 11 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm honored and flattered at your request.
Thanks so much!
I appreciate it.:)
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten 11 hours ago   General Artist
You are most welcome! :heart:
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:icontrenton-shuck:
Trenton-Shuck 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the request for my image Up the Beanstalk. :) 
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:iconvelvet--glove:
You're very welcome! The limited colour range is perfect for this group. :)
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:iconbluefish3d:
bluefish3d Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the request for my piece, 'Step Into My Parlour' :D
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Mar 29, 2014   General Artist
You are very welcome and it's a pleasure! :heart:
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:icongannjondal:
Thank you very much for requesting my underwater landscape :-)
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:iconvelvet--glove:
It's our pleasure. Your work is not only lovely but a good fit, colour-wise, for our group. :aww:
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:icongannjondal:
Oh,  I need to say thanks again :bow: - Seams that I need to join at last ;-)

But it's true you have indeed a great group.
First one could think monochromaticity would be the opposit of the core of fractals. But finally it turns out that this contrast can create an amount of suspense within a picture.
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Welcome to the group! I hope you enjoy what we have to offer. :)

:nod: I think monochrome art can help to focus the attention more on form and texture when colour doesn't dominate. It's a good exercise to try this approach every now and again, I think. It makes you look and work on your art in a slightly different way.

Do note that we do accept work based on more than one colour but in those cases the colours must be more muted and desaturated. Our guiding principle is "easy on the eye". :)
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