Renderosity Magazine Weekly Art Challenge - Week 16

Jun 15, 2022 at 12:00 am by nickcharles

Welcome to Week 16 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 "strange"

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, 'strange,' is a wide open word choice. Just about anything can be strange, if you look at it a certain way. 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 'direction.' Here are a couple submissions:


This piece, "Which Direction Riddle," was submitted by APlusDesign.

"When I heard the word prompt 'direction', the first thing that popped into my head was a riddle I heard a while ago. Made in Daz 3D Studio, this image is a depiction of that. 

Here is the riddle (paraphrased):

You've almost escaped. It's the last leg of your journey and the path splits - in one direction the path leads up to the way out. The other path leads to instant death. You have no idea which is which. There are two robots in front of the paths. One always tells a lie, the other always tells the truth. You have no idea which is which. You can only ask one question in total to one of the robots. What do you do?" 

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

This piece was submitted by artdreamer on Renderosity.

"The electricity goes in every direction. Photo made by me in the village Goutum in the Netherlands."
Be sure to check out artdreamer's Renderosity gallery, here

This piece was my own. A photo I took last winter out on the road. However, playing around in Exposure 7, I attempted to give it a look as if you are looking through a dirty and frosted window. 

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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