|Character Design Challenge!|
So why not polish your design skills by entering the monthly Character Design Challenge?
It's a bit like the Eleven Second Club, but for character designers. The group only started up in January 2015 and it already has an astonishing twenty five thousand members.
This month's design challenge is .....Roller Derby! So what are you waiting for? Let's get designing!
|CDC: Born in Dublin's Fair City|
The Character Design Challenge is a community open to any artists who want to create and share their own unique design of a chosen theme every month.
Who created it?
The CD Challenge was created by the Character Design References Team, a group of artists living in Dublin, Ireland. The first CDC took place in January 2015.
How does it work?
Every month the Character Design Challenge present a new challenge where artists can submit their unique interpretation of a chosen theme and share the links for their own blog/online store to promote their work.
What are the rules?
Everything posted by contestants must be approved by the CD Challenge first. So, no spamming allowed.
What's it for?
The CD Challenge was created having in mind "two major issues" that many artists face today:
- A busy working life that leaves little time for any extra work.
- The importance of building a following of fans, for personal projects that might need an audience, such as Kickstarter.
One single artwork (a single pose of a character in any medium. A sketch is fine).
How is the winner chosen?
Three winners are chosen by the CD Challenge judges every month and their works are shared on their Facebook and Pinterest pages. This means that they reach a potential audience of half a million artists.
Is the CD Challenge at Facebook?
|Zhou Tong - the original shaolin monk|
What is this month's design challenge?
The current design challenge for January is: Roller Derby!
What are the rules?
You can check all the rules to participate here
What is the deadline?
This month's competition opened on January 7th, 2016. The deadline is February 2nd 2016 at 11:59pm (GMT + 0:00) Dublin Time.
Here at Animation Apprentice we strongly encourage all our students to enter contests and competitions. OK, you might not win at first, but you will get better and better at what you do every time you enter a competition, and you will find that you raise your game exponentially.
And, one day, you will find yourself winning prizes! - which is the perfect way to kick-start your professional career.
The last competition was their twelfth Character Design Challenge, which started on the 7th of December 2015, and the deadline was the 2nd of January 2016. The design challenge was: shaolin monk. You can check out the designs at the main site here.