Renderosity Magazine Weekly Art Challenge - Week 10

May 04, 2022 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

Welcome to Week 10 of the Renderosity Magazine Weekly Art Challenge! The aim of this challenge is to get everyone creating, regardless of tools or methods. 

This week's theme is "gear"

I use a random word generator each week for this challenge. If you haven't used one, there are plenty available and I highly recommend using one. I keep a word generator app on my phone and use it quite often for writing and general inspiration. As I started learning photography in the last couple years, sometimes I feel uninspired, or at a loss of what to photograph. My word generator app helps to give me ideas, or a focus.

This week's theme word, 'gear,' is an interesting one to pop up, with some different possibilities. You could take it as an actual gear, like a cog, or perhaps the reference to equipment. It could even be thought of as 'gearing up for something.' Your choice of direction. And, as I've stated in past weeks, do not feel constricted by the theme, but let it lead you somewhere. Meaning, if you start with an initial idea of the word and it goes far off that word, or idea, that is perfectly fine. The whole purpose of this challenge is to get you thinking and creating in your tool or medium of choice.

See where the word gear leads you!

Next week I'm going to try something a bit different.

If you wish your work to be featured, contact me at, and be sure to include "Renderosity Magazine Weekly Art Challenge" in the subject line. All I ask is that for your work to be featured, it does not contain nudity, or otherwise could be deemed offensive.

Last week's challenge theme was 'clash.' Here are a couple submissions:


This piece was submitted by artdreamer on Renderosity.

"In this image, made in Mandelbulb3Dv191, a yin yang symbol has been created unintentionally. Yin and yang are opposites, they belong together, but they can also clash."

Be sure to check out artdreamer's Renderosity gallery, here.


This piece, "Clashing Costume," was submitted by APlusDesign.

"I always look for an excuse to use a bit of humour in my artwork if I can, as it is a great opportunity to put a smile on someone's face.
The caption with the image is as follows: "When we asked you to come up with a costume for yourself to join our hero group, we well, meant costume as more of a disguise and something less....clashing, with our current outfits...." 

Be sure to check out the rest of APlusDesign's Renderosity gallery here

This piece was my own. This was made with the fractal program, Apophysis, and finished with a fiber effect in Eye Candy 7.

I hope you enjoyed this challenge and you continue to follow up weekly. And, please, spread the word! You do not need to be a member of Renderosity to participate, and you do not need to submit your work if you do not wish to. This is a work in progress and the format may change as it grows.

Thank you, and have a creative week ahead! 

The Renderosity Magazine Weekly Art Challenge appears every Wednesday, in which I provide a prompt of sorts, whether a theme, word, or idea. There are no strict guidelines, and any tools or methods are acceptable. You can use any software you wish, or use traditional means. There are no limits to where the prompt might lead you. 

Each succesive week, I will talk about the previous week's challenge, show what I came up with, as well as the work of other participants, and provide the theme/idea for the next challenge.

There are no prizes for this weekly challenge at this time. This is just to get us all doing something creative, no matter the tools or methods.

Nick C Sorbin (Nick Charles) is a former Managing Editor of 9 years for Renderosity's CG Industry News. By day, a mild-mannered Certified Pharmacy Technician working in both home infusion and a hospital ER, contrasting creative outlets as a digital artist, sculptor, musician, singer/songwriter, and Staff Writer for Renderosity Magazine. Read his articles

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