Renderosity Magazine Weekly Art Challenge - Week 18

Jun 29, 2022 at 12:30 am by nickcharles

Welcome to Week 18 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 "emotion"

I have been using 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.

I've also found a great app for photographers that I am using daily now. Learn Photo 365 is an incredible app that gives you endless inspiration when you feel stuck on what to photograph. If this sounds interesting, please check out my review of it on Renderosity Magazine, here.

This week's theme, 'emotion,' is another wide open word choice. Think in terms of focusing on a certain emotion, or even something that brings out an emotion for the viewer. And, as I've stated in past weeks, do not feel constricted by the theme, but let it lead you wherever it may. Meaning, if you start with an initial idea of the word or theme and you get a bit far off the path, 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 this challenge leads you!

I'm going to change up the challenge next week with something a little 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 'connection.' Here are a couple submissions:

This piece was submitted by artdreamer on Renderosity.

"Made in Poser. First I had the wall outlet and plug that were free to use as an obj file. I added the kissing fantasy 'people' Kali and Kelm later. The background is an image I made using Particle Illusion. The last edit was in Photoshop."
Be sure to check out artdreamer's Renderosity gallery, here


This piece, "Connected Through Bridges," was submitted by APlusDesign.

"When thinking about connection, the first thing I thought of was bridges, how they physically connect us from one land mass to another; a safe crossing over water or a deep gorge. Then I thought more metaphorically about bridges, how we form bridges between things in ways of connecting each other with opportunities - how we say never burn one's bridges as you never know when you might have to use them.
And then I thought of the excitement of seizing a new opportunity. And that a bridge goes in both directions; that the way forwards does not mean you are leaving something behind for you can always cross back over the bridge if you want to see it again.
So thus the running man towards an unknown but exciting opportunity. Not afraid to explore what is over the bridge because he knows he can always go back to be with and appreciate where he already has been. The piece was first rendered out in Daz 3d Studio and then effects added in Flamepainter." 

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

This piece was my own. An exploration in the fractal program Apophysis. Like last challenge, not quite the direction I was going for the theme, and I'll probably be tweaking it a bit more later on. I've used Apophysis for years because it's a fun flame fractal program that I can get lost in.

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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