Your creative journey starts here.
Founded in 2010, The Rookies is a community for non-professional digital artists. A place for artists with a passion for film, games, animation, immersive media, archviz, motion graphics, product design and other creative industries.
It doesn't matter whether you are a hobbyist, student, self-taught or even wanting to change careers. All that matters is you want to become a better artist, learn new skills and be surrounded by people on the same journey as you.
"The journey has been amazing so far, and I can't wait to see where I can go from here"
Grow as an artist
Everyone needs a little challenge to push their skills. Come and join one of our contests and collect badges to share on your free portfolio page. We have huge annual contests and even small monthly jams - and prizes, lots of prizes.View All Contests
• Featured Contest
Substance Texturing Challenge - Kombi
This texturing challenge requires you to texture a beautiful model of our Kombi van using any of the Substance apps (Substance Painter, Substance Designer or Alchemist).
People are talking about us…
… and they’re saying a lot of great things about us! It's super humbling for us to here these opinions, but our team truly enjoys helping everyone as we have all been on this same journey before.
I personally think The Rookies is better than other sites, because it exposes you to the level of artists that you're competing against.
Pavani BoddapatiWeta Digital
Weta Digital is proud to partner with The Rookies, who are doing a fantastic job of supporting and promoting new talent.
The Rookies the place for up-and-coming artists to show off their skills. I would encourage all amateur artists to join.
The Rookies is an amazing opportunity to be seen by people in the industry and to get feedback.
The Rookies journey has been amazing so far. I can't wait to see where I can go from here.
I can't thank The Rookies enough for creating a platform for amateur artists all over the world to showcase their work.
Start your journey today
Simple steps to get started
It only takes a few minutes to signup and create a profile. From your private dashboard you can upload work, get targeted news, find people to follow and track your creative journey.
Challenge yourself to submit an entry to a contest. It doesn't matter about winning, we have prizes and incentives all the way through, no matter what skill level. We have small contests and massive contests, pick the one for you.
Our Discord Channel is full of people just like you. People pushing themselves to become better artists and sharing their progress. There are no stupid questions in here because everyone understands we are all learning.
Everyone learns at a different pace. We also know everyone is interested in different creative fields. This is why we've setup Discover - a place to learn new skills, read interviews, find schools, look for jobs and even grab a special members deal.