Character art challenge – call for entries
Art contest Design a character to win one-on-one mentorship with a professional concept artist
If you’ve been sitting on an amazing character design, DrawCrowd’s Epic Character Contest is the perfect opportunity to share it with the world. Running from now until 14 April, this competition is looking for original creations made in Painter and Clip Studio Paint Pro.
“We’re excited to be kicking off the Epic Character Contest alongside some of the biggest names in our industry,” says Chris Pierce, product manager for digital arts at Corel. “Painter and Clip Studio Paint Pro are both powerful art apps in their own right,” Chris continues. “But when artists combine these tools, they’ll discover a new way to ink and colour that’s a real game-changer.”
Submissions will be judged on their “wow factor”, creativity, and composition and layout. With no contest categories, there’s plenty of room for artists and illustrators to let their imagination run wild.
The contest will be judged by representatives from Corel, Smith Micro, DrawCrowd and Wacom, along with pro illustrator and concept artist Harvey Bunda to find the overall champion. The ultimate winner will receive an exclusive one-on-one mentorship with Harvey, who reveals: “I’ll break down my personal sketch and paint workflow using Clip Studio Paint Pro and Painter 2017 while offering insights on how the winner can improve their own portfolio and character art.”
The winner will also take home a Wacom Cintiq 13HD, Painter 2017 and its Manga brush pack, ParticleShop and its Fantasy brush pack, Clip Studio Paint Pro, Poser 11 Pro and a subscription to ImagineFX. Two runners-up will be awarded prizes that include a Nintendo Switch, a Wacom Intuos Pro Small and Painter 2017.
This is a unique chance for artists to show off their abilities and explore Painter and Clip Studio Paint Pro, so be sure to head over to the DrawCrowd site at http://ifxm.ag/epic-comp to read the full details and contest rules, where you can also download trial versions of the two programs.
When artists combine these tools, they’ll discover a new way to ink and colour
The Stag King is one of the many original designs that Harvey Bunda has concepted. Harvey’s worked for the likes of Lucasfilm, Volta and Mattel, as a concept artist and illustrator. For this artwork Harvey draw the proportions of a human head and torso, before applying the robotic details.