Creative Challenge August 2016

Let’s have some fun while exercising our creativity…

Every month on the 5th I will be making a “Creative Challenge” post. Those post will be comprised of a series of prompts (with a link to their sources). I will allow myself to be inspired by the prompts that I have generated; I will create at least one piece (but hopefully several) with any medium/media of my choosing.

I have built up a pretty good list of prompts so far this year so I am gathering all the unused ones again for this month choices instead of generating new ones.

I invite you reader, to take a moment to generate some prompts to inspire yourself from the random generators I have selected. Or if one  I have chosen for myself tickles your fancy, go ahead, let it guide you… I won’t mind…

I am still having troubles with my old Wacom, but I found a style that I like that I want to explore and doesn’t require precise coloring (that would drive me completely nuts because the Wacom is not responding). I will be posting some of my creations on  The Onyxx: Geeky Artsy Blogger.

Please, if you upload your creation to your blog or website, share it with us so we can post a link!

 

The Randomly Generated Prompts for June 2016

 

From Seventh Sanctum – Merchandisable Cartoons 

In a nod to the Great Toy fests of the 80’s and 90’s, a way to create titles that sound familiar – and highly marketable!

My Prompts:
Lady Zap And The Warriors Of Time

The Knights Of Infinity

Doctor Magic And The Spacecats

Lord Photon And The Moon Strikers

Vicky Velocity

Amy Omega

The Agents Of Infinity

Major Maximum And The Megabears

From Seventh Sanctum – B-Movie Film Titler 

Who says you need quality ideas? Sometimes you need a title like “Revenge of the Shark-Men, Part 6!” For all your cheesy B-movie title needs come here!

My Prompts:
Assignment: Eternity

Fascination Garden, New Blood

Pilgramage to Babel, The Final Chapter

Sons of Sensation

Passion Harvester

Expedition to Babel

Patricia Miller Commands

The Beta Women

 

From Seventh Sanctum – Tavern Names 

Inns and taverns are such an integral part of the average fantasyscape that naming them can be difficult (or boring). Skewed towards fantasy-style names.

My Prompts:
The Broken Sword Alehouse

The Marquis’ Law

The Prince’s Edict

The Harlot and Emperess

The Swaggering Servant

The Howling Prince

The Chant and Flagon

The Kind Phoenix

The Ancient Scroll

The Bold Marquis

 

From Seventh Sanctum – General Character Generator 

Produces highly detailed randomly generated character descriptions in both anime and non-anime style.

My Prompt:
This witty gentleman has wide eyes the color of the midnight sky. His luxurious, wavy, green hair is worn in a style that reminds you of a flame. He is tall and has an elegant build. His skin is dark. He has prominent ears and a pointed chin. His wardrobe is elegant, and is mostly blue and white.

This gentleman puts you in mind of a sensitive artist. He has large brown eyes that are like two bronze coins. His thick, curly, lemon-yellow hair is neck-length and is worn in an utilitarian, dignified style. He has an elegant build. His skin is cream-colored. He has a low forehead and prominent ears. His wardrobe is risque and mysterious, with a mostly black color scheme.

From Seventh Sanctum – Alien Race Name Generator 

For coming up with names for aliens, this generator emphasizes a kind of retro/pulp feel to the names. Inspired specially by Pulp SF and Doctor Who.

My Prompts:
Dreak Men

Symbiotic Carvers Of The Silent Comet

Astral Titans

Dreamkin Of Aldebaran Seven

Cryosphinxes

Corona Dreamers

Technologykin Of The Crystal Sun

 

From Seventh Sanctum – Bookspinner
Generates titles for books in various categories, and allows options to describe the quality of information, and to set a percentage chance for “extras” to be found in the books.

My Prompts:
Sayings of the Eternal Earth God

The Bodily Humors of The Unicorn

The Historical Tales of the Merchant God

Advanced Transformations for the Necromancer

Basic Transfigurations for the Illusionist

An Apprentice’s Catalogue of Enchantment

A Catalogue of Classic Dark Arts

An Encyclopedia of Illusion

The Wondrous Manual of Poems

Sleeping Patterns of the Manticore and the Phoenix: A Comparison

A Kraken’s Social Heirarchies: With Illustrations

The Sex Life of Unicorns: An Examination

Courtship Rituals of the Minotaur and the Giant: Differences

The All-Wise Music God’s Rituals

The Ancestor’s Codex of Harmony

The Ten Tigers Book

The Grimoire of Glamour

An Account of the Legendary Murderers of the Provinces

The Alchemist’s Codex of Contemplations

The Historical Minions Serving the Subtle Author

 

From Seventh Sanctum – Deity

Instant deities for your worlds, writing, and art challenges.

My Prompts:
This goddess of lovers takes the form of a maiden. She has an hourglass build. She is bald. Her large eyes are green. She has rust-colored skin. She is usually portrayed nude. She carries an axe. She can induce overwhelming passion in anyone.

This rebellious god of history takes the form of an adult man. He is inhumanly tall and has a broad-shouldered build. His large eyes are gray. He has light-colored skin. His outfit is that of a bard. He carries a calendar. His lips are very full. He can age or de-age anyone or anything.

This infamous god of the sun takes the form of a young man. He is very short and has a thin build. He is bald. His eyes always glow. He has red skin. His outfit is that of a diviner, and it is mostly peach-colored in color. He also wears a locket. He carries a burning stick of incense. He has an inhumanly elongated face.

From Seventh Sanctum – Legendary Creature Generator 

Fantastical and mythical creatures, with origins and descriptions.

My Prompt:
This mythical creature evolved alongside mankind. It looks like a bizarre combination of a butterfly and an owl. It has no facial features except for its beak.

This strange monster was formed from the blood of the god of fertility. It reminds one of a zebra, and it has a very long tail. It seems to be hollow, as if it is more of an outfit than a living creature. Strange, misty forms swirl around it constantly.

 

From Seventh Sanctum – Adventure Site
Adventures and stories have to take place somewhere. This generator gives you names for locations to inspire ideas – or just flesh out a map.

My Prompts:
Cairn of Fire

Ancestral Island of Shadowy Runes

Grotto of Illusions

Subterranian Vault of the Wraith-king

Chaotic Shiny – Medieval Games Generator

Gives a name and general idea of the type of game.

My Prompts:
Villains and Inns

Requires tokens and special game pieces. For 3-8 players. 

Beggars and Lords

Requires a board, dice and cards. For 2-3 players. Drinking game.

Strangers and Scholars

Requires a board and tokens. For 2-5 players. 

Goblins and Goblets

Requires special game pieces, tokens, dice and cards. For 2-5 players.

Lords and Lies

Requires cards and tokens. For 2-9 players. 

Clerics and Curses

Requires tokens, special game pieces and a board. For 3-6 players. Drinking game. 

Moons and Misers

Requires dice and cards. For 2-3 players. 

Visions and Vampires

Requires tokens, dice and a board. For 2-3 players. Gambling game.

Demons and Dreams

Requires special game pieces and cards. For 4-12 players. Gambling game. Drinking game.

Bards and Scribes

Requires tokens and dice. For 4-5 players. Drinking game.

Courtesans and Coins

Requires cards, a board, tokens and dice. For 2-7 players.

Plagues and Plots

Requires dice. For 3-8 players. Drinking game.

Heirs and Sages

Requires a board, special game pieces and dice. For 4-7 players. Gambling game. Drinking game.

 

Chaotic Shiny – Holiday Generator

Gives a name and a description of a holiday

My Prompts:
Nandif is a civic holiday celebrated on the second full moon of spring. It commemorates a secret. It is associated with a contest, vengeance, stability and suffering. Celebrations last twelve days. Traditions include public signing of documents, airing of grievances and expressions of forgiveness. Many individuals celebrate it differently.

Pychla is a joyful holiday celebrated just after the first crescent moon of summer. It is associated with sloth, a takeover, creation and transformation. Celebrations last twelve days. Traditions include public and private declarations of intent and contests of cleverness. Many groups celebrate it differently.

Kulif is a solemn holiday celebrated on the winter solstice. It commemorates an act of kindness. It is associated with stress, rejuvenation and love. Celebrations last three days from dusk till dusk again. Traditions include public decorations and exchanges of gifts. Very few individuals celebrate it differently.

From Seventh Sanctum – Writing Prompt Generator 

Get opening lines and interesting prompts to give you story ideas!

My Prompt:
She was absolutely positive she was bleeding, and that’s where things get complicated.

We called him Logan, and figured he was a mercenary.

Chaotic Shiny – Fancy Drink Generator

Gives a description of a drink, its smell, taste and more.

My Prompts:
Dark amber with lots of fizz and served in a plain mug. The drink smells very good and tastes somewhat like campfire smoke. It is a great thirst-quencher.

Pearl with dark swirls and an apple slice on the edge of the glass. The drink smells like river water and tastes like hot chocolate. It temporarily stains the tongue and teeth.

Emerald with small pieces of candy and served in a carved wooden mug. The drink smells somewhat like coffee and tastes like hot chocolate. It is made during winter, and stored.

 

From Seventh Sanctum – Mixed Drinks 

When you need to figure out what the bar is serving. Makes relatively generic, setting-independent drink names.

My Prompts:
Mad Obsidian

Royal Garnet

 

Chaotic Shiny – Art Object Generator

Gives a description of a piece of artwork with its condition.

My Prompts:
A medium-sized drawing depicting a case of mistaken identity involving the tall, stocky daughter of a legendary hero and a pudgy assassin. The frame is made of lead. It is in rather poor condition.

A small drawing depicting a relationship beginning involving a tall, devout nymph with grey-green eyes and the willowy, skillfull daughter of a mythical villain in a cave. The predominant colors are dark red-violet and bright blue. It was done in a very detailed style. It is in good condition.

A very small drawing of a goblin and a staff in a graveyard. The frame is made of gold. It was done in a gloomy style

Chaotic Shiny – Fashion Generator

Gives the description in details of a fashion style, its variations and colors.

My Prompts:
This style favors opulent, cinched pale orange and deep green garments. Tops are typically long with high necklines. Brooches and anklets are popular accessories. Pockets and shoulder pads are staples of the style. Dark violet, dark red, and red-violet are also common colors. Different professions wear very different clothing.

 

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