This week’s newsletter is a little late, and a little short, but the issue is out! Featuring amazing art by Yve Rahuel!

chrismennell.substack.com/p/is

@chrismennell I really love the Stephen King idea of mashing up two elements. To me that defines creativity--combining two or more elements that you wouldn't readily combine otherwise. It's provocative, generative--a catalyst for imagination. Thx for sharing!

Had an idea yesterday for a solo rpg where you play a robot that is slowly degrading/breaking down/losing parts and you dwindle to nothing while trying to retain your simulation of humanity.

Sounded dark.

@meandeef haha yeah I live on the digital edge lol…I know I can get sucked in to other things but my notes app (Draft) on my iPhone is just so handy!

Woke up from a dream and instantly forgot the coolest name ever for elite cyborg citizens.

But from the description I wrote in the dream I grabbed two nicknames: “glam trash” and “pretty boys”.

@meandeef understood! Yeah I definitely always try to ask people before I share content.

As an alternative to starting with pencil or pen & ink #sketches I sometimes start straight in with paint, looking for happy accidents in form to pull out by refining definition or adding recognisable detail, creating sketchy #colour #thumbnails. Some of these make it to fully realised images, some don't. I occasionally begin in ludicrous hues as I'm not confident with colour, & so it pushes me to be more experimental, even if I do tone it down a little by the end.
#FantasyArt #TtRPG #DnD #art

@chrismennell @dysonlogos here are some others and their prompts so you can get an idea: all these are unedited straight out of their bot:

an armored knight and large wolf leap towards each other with a clash of metal, teeth, and lightning ⚡️ 🗡🌩

@meandeef these are mind bogglingly fascinating and I have no idea how you make them but if you can assert they are safe for commercial use, let’s make a book together! I love these!

I was thinking Dungeons of Murder Gate would be traditional B&W old school with dungeons by @dysonlogos but what do I know? Full color dream-AI imbued original artwork may be the route to go!

@meandeef these pieces of art are amazing!!! You did these with an AI app? What are the licensing rights to these images…just for fun or are they publishable? Crazy stuff! At the very least thanks for sharing these!

@chrismennell the fanged beast sizes up the knight and the carnage of their last battle

@chrismennell **The Warlord of Chaos yells a mighty war cry as fires rage and drums beat**

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