Staff picks contest September 2020

Dancing into 1st place for July's Staff Picks contest is  Hristo Chukov's "Mouse Guard" concept, created for the cancelled TV show! Eddie Mendoza was impressed with the storytelling and atmosphere in this evocative piece. The cute factor always helps too!

Runners up were:  nataliapgvahidahmadi2050Yan Blanco, and Adam de Pierre Pavan.

This competition is now closed

Winning entry - Skater boar

Jader Souza


In this illustration I tried to give maximum importance to each detail, it is not because a part would appear small, maybe out of focus or would be left behind that I would give less value, so the end result is always better when you have this affection.  I started with the ZBrush program to sculpt, then 3DS Max to organize UVs, I moved to Substance Painter for textures, I went back to 3ds Max for shaders and hair with the help of the Ornatrix plug, finally, rendering in Corona render and is course, a light tratament in Photoshop.

Mondlicht Studios

Guest Judge

I love the overall idea and concept with “Skater Boar.” Amazing attention to detail. Sharpness and scale of textures and blemishes make it feel like fingerboard scale, which is really cool. Pose and expression are perfect. Also love the Wilt Chamberlain jersey! All of that made it my favorite piece. The story, idea, execution all come together. The real feel with comic style makes it, to me, a cinematic quality character artwork