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Netflix & Skill - Peaky Blinders | Peaky Blinder Categories


This category is for all the concept artists and illustrators that are working in 2D and want to design characters, environments or props.

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Ryan Chan - Peaky Little Blinders

Peaky Little Blinders

Peaky Blinders re-imagined with children being the leader and members.

Runner Up

Nikki Rose - Birmingham Slum

Birmingham Slum

I'm creating an environment concept for a slum area of Birmingham with industrialised elements taken from the show.

Highly Commended

Adam Laval - Peaky Blinders Industrial Environment Concept

Peaky Blinders Industrial Environment Concept

A start-to-finish process of creating a 2-D environment concept that would fit into the world of Peaky Blinders.

Highly Commended

Emma Haephrati - 1 9 1 9  .  B i r m i n g h a m

1 9 1 9 . B i r m i n g h a m

My entry for the Peaky Blinders contest. I will create an industrial city concept while also breaking down my process in details. A great chance for me to venture outside my comfort zone AND binge the show!

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sought after badges.

trip (Finalist) View Entry
hjones (Finalist) View Entry
castace (Finalist) View Entry
julianvidales (Finalist) View Entry

Judges’ Comments

Andrew McDonald
Andrew McDonald

This was the super tough category to judge. There were solid entries from everyone and some really diverse ideas were brought to life. Congrats to all the finalists and winners on their impressive entries.

Category Brief

It is not essential to have watched Peaky Blinders to enter this contest. This will not give you an advantage of other contestants.

Peaky Blinders were an urban street gang based in Birmingham, England, that operated from the end of the 19th century and after the First World War.

For this brief, we want you to design a character, environment or prop that best represent this era, the people, the lifestyle and the economic deprivation. We want you to create something from Birmingham 1919. It could be a new gang member, a horse drawn cart, a dirty alleyway, a new type of weapon, or even clothing from the era.

Requirements & Deliveries

Entrants need to share their progress. We don’t want you to just upload a finished artwork. We want you to create an entry page that shares your work from initial concept and idea, all the way through to your finished presentation artwork. This not only allows members to follow along, but it helps the judges truly understand how you work.

For your final update, entrants must submit a Final 2D Artwork of their finished design. This must be 1920px on the longest edge. Any aspect ratio is allowed.

How to enter

Use the button below to create an entry. Use this entry page to share updates as you create your masterpiece. Your last update will be considered as your final submission.