Welcome to Week 25 of the Renderosity Magazine Weekly Art Challenge! The aim of this challenge is to get everyone creating, regardless of tools or methods.
For this week's challenge, we are going to do an exercise in selective color.
Selective color is a great photo editing technique in which you are highlighting one specific color in an otherwise black and white photo. This makes that particular color, or a specific colored object in the photo 'pop'. This technique can be accomplished in many photo editors, both free and paid, including Adobe Photoshop, Affinity Photo, Adobe Lightroom, and even Gimp. There are countless tutorials on how to do this in various programs if you haven't done this before.
Hope you enjoy this week's challenge. And, if you have any suggestions for future challenges, please let me know!
If you wish your work to be featured, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 'Eyes'. Here are some submissions:
This piece was submitted by Dochtersions on Renderosity.
"With Apophysis 3D Hack I made a png fractal with gnarly script. I opened this fractal in PSP. Then, I put the eyes behind it, after which I made the space in the fractal so that the eyes fit in."
Be sure to check out Dochtersion's Renderosity gallery, here.
This piece is from kareldg on Renderosity.
"The background is a changed photo of our garden and the eyes were made with a selfmade tube. All arranged in PSP."
Be sure to check out kareldg's Renderosity gallery, here.
This piece was submitted by artdreamer on Renderosity.
"It hangs on the wall of my house in a picture frame in the living room and I called it The Mask. Created in Poser and Photoshop, the eyes are my eyes."
This piece, "Ginger's Eyes," was submitted by APlusDesign.
Be sure to check out the rest of APlusDesign's Renderosity gallery here.
This was my own, created in the flame fractal program, Apophysis. Going for an eye shape. Another thing I'll tweak more later for a different project.
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