Circus Challenge | Circus Challenge

Character Design

The Character Design contest is open to all digital artists who want to challenge themselves to create a character from the Circus. Use your imagination, challenge yourself and have fun!

Submissions closed on 1 May 2019
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Winners

On behalf of the sponsors and judges, The Rookies would like to congratulate the following caetgory winners.

Winner

Monica Benya

monicabenya

United States | Savannah College of Art and Design

When I was 6 years old, I had my tonsils removed in Germany. I didn't speak a lick of German and was bored out of my mind. Then, my favorite nurse hooked up a game cube in my room, and turned on Super Mario Sunshine. It was all over for me after that, I couldn't see myself working on anything besides games! The solace, escape, and entertainment that I was able to get from sitting in a hospital bed truly changed my life.

Runner Up

Anna Tofa

hallelujah

Russia

I`ve always been into art - from kindergarten to art school, then studying an animation and making 2d cartoons in the university. Back then i had no clue how 3d works, was just drawing everywhere, but now i think i`m kinda starting to get it and love it more and more ;)

Highly Commended

Michelle Wu

chellewwxy

New Zealand | Victoria University of Wellington

I have always been really into drawing characters, and I discovered my passion for 3D character and environment modelling when I was in my second year of University.

People's Choice

Monica Benya

monicabenya

United States | Savannah College of Art and Design

When I was 6 years old, I had my tonsils removed in Germany. I didn't speak a lick of German and was bored out of my mind. Then, my favorite nurse hooked up a game cube in my room, and turned on Super Mario Sunshine. It was all over for me after that, I couldn't see myself working on anything besides games! The solace, escape, and entertainment that I was able to get from sitting in a hospital bed truly changed my life.

Category Brief

This contest is targeted towards concept artists, illustrators, modelling artists, texture artists and lighting TDs. All other artists are allowed to enter and will be considered fairly based on their entry.

The Brief

Create a character that you would like to find in the Circus.

The character can be from any show or any type of performance. The character can be from ancient Roman to the modern day show. Even new types of unseen performances are permitted. New acrobats, old or young, tightrope walkers realistic or cartoon, strong-men or even strong-women. Freak shows of Victorian times, clowns, fire breathers or clown-breathing fire freaks! Cannonball midgets, lion-tamers, knife throwers, high divers, candyfloss and custard pies!

Lets make this the greatest show on earth.

Judging Criteria

  • The Process - we want to see your process from start to finish. This contest uses the Play by Play project builder which means you can share every little update similar to a forum.
  • Technical & Creative Skills - it doesn’t matter if you are a modeller, a texture artist or lighting TD. The key here is how you showcase your skills.

For full requirements, guidelines and deliverables please read the Official Rules.

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