Renderosity Magazine Weekly Art Challenge - Week 13

May 25, 2022 at 01:15 pm by nickcharles

Welcome to Week 13 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 "shapes" (yes, again, but with a twist...)

I had 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.

But, I said previously I would start to do something different, and here it is for the 13th edition of the challenge (lucky 13!). Going off of last week's word 'shapes', I would like to explore it differently this time. For this week's challenge you have to choose one primary shape, be it a circle, square, or triangle, and create solely with that shape. You can use any program, hand draw, or even take a picture of your chosen shape arranged to suit your creativity. You can use as many of your chosen shape as you'd like. If you have any questions, drop me a line.

See where this challenge leads you!

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 an open interpretation of 'shapes.' Here are a couple submissions:


This piece, "The vase and the rose," was submitted by artdreamer on Renderosity.

"Created with Apophysis, in which a photo of a rose made by me is placed, using Photoshop."

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


This piece, "Peeps favorite food shapes," was submitted by APlusDesign.

"What better way to learn about shapes than with food? Each Peep is hanging out with their personal favourite - which one is yours?
Inspired by the idea behind the premise of iconography, which involves stripping a concept down to the essentials, I took different food and simplified them down to basic geometric shapes.
The background image with the food is made in Daz 3D and then put together in Poser with the Peeps, with final touches added in Photoshop. The second image in this series is the food without the Peeps." 

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

This piece was my own. Wasn't quite what I imagined at the start, but what I ended up with. This was made with the fractal program, Apophysis.

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

Sections: News & Features

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience possible More Info
Got it!