Renderosity Magazine Weekly Art Challenge - Week 15

Jun 08, 2022 at 12:15 am by nickcharles

Welcome to Week 15 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 "direction"

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, 'direction,' brings up some very unique possibilities. Imagine things like a path leading somewhere, directing signs, or even a design that leads the eye in a certain, um, direction. 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!

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 'soft.' Here are a couple submissions:


This piece, "Soft Buddies," was submitted by APlusDesign.

"For the theme 'soft', the first thing that came to mind was cute fuzzy animals, so I started working with the characters Peep and Wheek in Poser. I set them up in a balancing act and then took that image and ran it through a few filters in Chromatic Edges. The last image in the series here is the original render, the others are my Chromatic Edges experiment. The first image is what I like the best as I got an even softer feel to the image than the original render, making it more fitting with the theme." 

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

This piece was submitted by artdreamer on Renderosity.

"I thought of my sadly deceased dog's fur which was very soft. Then I thought of feathers and then of birds, they are also soft. That's why I made this fantasy creation in Poser."
Be sure to check out artdreamer's Renderosity gallery, here

This piece was my own. One of several photos I took using a glass ball nestled in a blanket - the blanket and the depth of field both playing into the theme of 'soft.' 

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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