I want each picture to tell a story or provoke an idea in the same way ordinary written prompts would. Yesterday’s would have been worthless to me, and it probably didn’t get anyone else’s mental gears turning either.
As time goes on, I will get better at this.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but even the most mundane piece of art can inspire thoughts worth a million more.
Picture prompts are a thing now, by the way. Each Sunday, the daily picture prompt will be colored. Each picture will illustrate one or more ideas or themes that you can run with.
With today being the exception, I’ll rarely, if ever, use characters from my own work. Most characters or creatures will be generic, or at least not tied to any existing stories.
I don’t post much of my own fantasy anymore, so I’ll do a picture. This is of Illy and Siren, the heroines from a story I posted awhile back that wasn’t very good. It’s improved, but I’m still not to the point where I’m comfortable posting it regularly.
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I abused the leaf brush, but I couldn’t think of a better way to do it without taking a week.