Someone made fun of my dress one time, so this is a post.
These dresses are called “áo dài”. It’s a Vietnamese dress that is worn for many reasons: school, weddings, church, ect. Mostly popular in southern Vietnam.
The áo dài is not the same as the Chinese qípáo (also known as cheongsam). The Vietnamese dress include pants, as the Chinese dress doesn’t because the Vietnamese dress has a top that is shear and thin. The Chinese dress is slimming and made of thick material, and you don’t wear pants with that.
The áo dài come in basic colors, patterns and for school it is plain white. And when you get married, yours will most likely be red with gold patterning along with the head piece.
In Vietnam, it is a strong icon of feminine beauty, and fails to be recognized by people. So, excuse you to the person who made fun of them. They are pretty rad, I don’t care what you said.
So I’ve been playing around with developing scenarios in my head to draw out, but I wanted to hunt down and see if there were some more creative ways to do that. After a bit of research I found a few really nifty websites and generators that might be helpful for people to get their creative juices going with prompts of all kinds!
This is more fantasy oriented, with a slew of generators for such stuff as names, magic, places, even religion!
A little more general, this site has a great array of categories.
This one is a classic, commonly used to create speedpainting subjects. Some of the combination can be unintentionally hilarious.
Similar to 3ch, with a nicer UI.
The site says its for writing, but their can be easily translated to visual media, and looks ridiculously good for worldbuilding and storybuilding as well. I really like the plot scenario generator and the everyday problems generator, they seem like loads of fun.
This is a bit more art oriented, you can use either simple or elaborate prompts to get ideas flowing about how to tackle an art piece, or what sort of subject matter or mood you want to convey.
This is more of a story generator, and it’s remarkably in-depth with the premises it creates.
If your stories tend toward the adult end of the spectrum, this is a good generator for you. Similar in setup to coolbits!
I hope these help someone out there to get some fresh ideas or maybe even spark a story or illustration or two!
here are some of the photos I took at the San Diego zoo, of a male harpy eagle. I love harpy eagles O_O Feel free to use as reference for drawing or anything, I know I will be eventually.
man, some birds are just so damn gorgeous it hurts places!