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3D Concept Art

This category is for all the 3D Concept Artists out there who love nothing more than bringing characters and objects to life.

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United States | The Art institute of Dallas

I realized I wanted to work in the creative industry during my Junior year of highschool when I took my first 3D animation course.

Runner Up

Teemu Hartikainen


Finland | Metropolia UAS

I was dreaming about working in creative industry and 3D world since I was 10 years old. I first started playing with Blender in 2007 when I was 14 years old, but for a very long time I could only do the most basic stuff. Now at 27 years old I'm finally studying 3D modeling and animation for a 2nd year and I have never felt more passionate about creating a portfolio I'm really proud of and making it into the industry.

Highly Commended


United States | Gnomon

I have wanted to be part of the entertainment industry ever since I was young. Moves like "The Incredibles", "Princess Mononoke", and "Predator" inspired most of my drawings and spurred me on to be an artist.

Highly Commended

Michael Vaughan


New Zealand | Yoobee Colleges

I like making and learning 3D, anatomy, texturing and animation.

People's Choice

Michael Henrik Vedeler


Norway | Kristiania University College

I used study dance, so i always wanted to do something creative. I found my love for 3D Graphics when i had to create some floating 3D text for a video i was making for a performance. It was about 2 years ago today. After that experience it didnt take long before i went all the way, and searched and got into an education in 3D.

Honorable Mentions

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

usul (Finalist) View Entry
rich (Finalist) View Entry
tarusia (Finalist) View Entry
stevelin (Finalist) View Entry
fabbiotimpano (Finalist) View Entry

Category Brief

The Director is looking to pitch his idea of a modern retelling of Frankenstein to a number of film studios. Alongside his pitch, he would like to present some concepts of how his interpretation of Frankenstein’s monster will look on screen. The Director has the actor and mocap performance specialist, Ace Ruele, in mind to play the monster and he has some notes to make his modern retelling stand out from the crowd, which you will find below.

Your task is to take the reference images provided of the actor Ace Ruele, the director notes and create a 3D Concept Sculpt of Frankenstein’s monster.

Director Notes

  • A mix of man and animal. Maybe our Frankenstein will be a veterinarian? Working in a zoo, which is how he gets all his body parts to do his experiments?
  • I want to play with proportions! How would this impact the movement of the monster?
  • From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: “His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes”
  • From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: “…his shrivelled complexion”


The Director has provided you with the following shots of Ace Ruele along with some examples of how the proportions could be exaggerated and the poses pushed to be more animalistic. View Reference Here.

Requirements & Deliveries

This is a Play-by-Play contest. Entrants need to share their progress by adding multiple updates to your entry page, similar to how a forum discussion works. Learn more about Play-by-Play contests in our Helpdesk.

We want you to create an entry page that shares your entire process from beginning through to final work. As a result, entries that only upload a single update will not be considered.

For your final update, entrants must submit a Final 3D Rendering of their finished artwork. This must be 1920px on the longest edge. Any aspect ratio is allowed.

The winner of this prize will also get their design 3d printed, courtesy of IMakr. In order to make the model 3d print-friendly, we recommend you create a sturdy base for the sculpt. More information on creating a 3d print-friendly asset can be found here and here.

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.

3D Concept Art