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!
Lady Zap And The Warriors Of Time
The Knights Of Infinity
Doctor Magic And The Spacecats
Lord Photon And The Moon Strikers
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!
Fascination Garden, New Blood
Pilgramage to Babel, The Final Chapter
Sons of Sensation
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.
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.
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.
Symbiotic Carvers Of The Silent Comet
Dreamkin Of Aldebaran Seven
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.
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
Instant deities for your worlds, writing, and art challenges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gives a name and a description of a holiday
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!
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.
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.
Chaotic Shiny – Art Object Generator
Gives a description of a piece of artwork with its condition.
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.
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.