Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Time To Enter The Monthly Character Design Challenge!

Character Design Challenge!
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 started up in January 2015 and it already has over twenty five thousand members.

This month's design challenge is .....Harry Potter! So what are you waiting for? Let's get designing!

CDC: Born in Dublin's Fair City
What is the Character Design Challenge?
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:
  1. A busy working life that leaves little time for any extra work.
  2. The importance of building a following of fans, for personal projects that might need an audience, such as Kickstarter.
How many artworks can you submit?
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?
Yes! - You can find them at Facebook here. 

What is this month's design challenge?
The current design challenge for January is: Harry Potter! You can find out more here.

What are the rules?
You can check all the rules to participate here

What is the deadline?
This month's competition ran from December 7th, 2016 until the deadline of January 2nd 2017 at 11:59pm

Why enter?
Here at Escape Studios 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.  Designing characters is one of the most fun - but most competitive - parts of the production pipeline. Entering a competition like this is a great way to get early practice and raise your game.

And, one day, you will find yourself winning prizes! - which is the perfect way to start your professional career.

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To find out more about our new BA/MArt now recruiting for September 2017, follow this link.   To apply, visit the offical page here.

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