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February 16th, 2024
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October 10th, 2023
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July 11th, 2023
Rookie Awards 2023 - Finalists Announced

June 16th, 2023
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June 13th, 2023
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June 11th, 2023
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June 10th, 2023
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June 9th, 2023
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June 8th, 2023
Engineer's Bedroom: Creating an Immersive Interior in Unreal Engine 5

June 5th, 2023
A Career in VFX: A Journey from Bournemouth University to 3D Generalist

June 4th, 2023
How to Create an Animation-Ready Stylised Character with Realistic Textures

June 2nd, 2023
Creating a 3D Interior From Ideation to Execution

June 1st, 2023
Creating an Aerial Battle Worthy of the Star Wars Universe

May 31st, 2023
Marmoset Toolbag: The Must-Have 3D Art Production Tool

May 30th, 2023
The Dell Precision 7865 Workstation: A Game-Changing Tool for Students in the Creative Industries

May 30th, 2023
Embracing New Opportunities: Insights from Game Academy Alumni on Their Journey

May 27th, 2023
Insider's Guide: Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia

May 25th, 2023
Behind the Scenes: The Journey of Producing and Directing a Short Student Film

May 24th, 2023
Exploring the World of Game Development: Insights from Talent Acquisition and Art Direction at Mighty Kingdom

May 22nd, 2023
The Art of Creating a Game-Ready Piano: A Step-by-Step Breakdown

May 21st, 2023
The Path to Success as a 3D Character Artist: Passion, Perseverance, and Continuous Learning in Game Development

May 20th, 2023
Unleash Your Inner Artist with the Huion Inspiroy 2-L and Inspiroy Dial 2

May 19th, 2023
Unreal Engine Showcase: Exploring Stunning Project Entries of Emerging Artists

May 18th, 2023
Creative Spotlight: An interview with Environment Artist, Brenda Santos

May 17th, 2023
Workflow for Real-Time Character Rendering: Creating a 3D Likeness

May 16th, 2023
Meet Anna Rogalsky: Art Director at EA SPORTS - Building the Future of Interactive Games

May 15th, 2023
How to Win Awards and Boost Your Creative Portfolio: A Success Story by School of Visual Art Student Brooke Burnett

May 13th, 2023
How to Turn Concept Art Into a Stylised 3D Render

May 12th, 2023
Exploring Limitless Creativity with 3ds Max: Stunning 3D Artworks by The Rookies Community

May 8th, 2023
Organic 3D Environment Modeling: Creating a Game-ready Dark Fantasy Diorama

May 7th, 2023
Universal Arts School Graduates on Presenting a Competitive Portfolio, Working in the Industry, and Lessons Learned Along the Way

May 6th, 2023
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May 5th, 2023
Unleashing Your Inner Manga Artist: A Guide to Creating Anime-Style Characters

May 4th, 2023
Everything You Need to Know About the Rookie Awards: 14 Common Questions Answered

May 2nd, 2023
40 Mind-Blowing Digital Art Projects Created with Adobe Substance Designer

May 1st, 2023
The Countdown is On: 30 Days Left to Enter the Rookie Awards 2023

April 29th, 2023
The Journey of a 3D Environment Artist: An Interview with Vincent Barbe

April 26th, 2023
The Art of Anatomy: Sculpting and Rendering Techniques for Creating a Lifelike 3D Model

April 25th, 2023
Free Download - Advice from 500 Digital Artists

April 23rd, 2023
Insider's Guide - UT-HUB

April 20th, 2023
Adding Lifelike CG Creatures to Real Environments

April 17th, 2023
Finalists Announced - Autodesk RIG.B Challenge

April 17th, 2023
RenderHub: A New Experience In The 3D World

April 14th, 2023
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April 11th, 2023
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April 8th, 2023
Starting a Career in 3D Environment Game Art

April 5th, 2023
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April 4th, 2023
How to Gain Exposure and Launch Your Art Career through Contests and Awards

March 31st, 2023
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March 27th, 2023
KIWANUKA: Creating a Digital Double of an Iconic Performer From Photographic Reference

March 23rd, 2023
Career Advice: Working as an Editor in the Animation Industry in Australia

March 19th, 2023
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March 12th, 2023
Mentorship vs. Internship: Your Guide to Building a Successful Creative Career

March 11th, 2023
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March 8th, 2023
Rookie Awards 2023: Your Chance to Be Recognized in the Creative Industry

March 7th, 2023
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March 7th, 2023
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March 7th, 2023
Insider's Guide - Ringling College of Art and Design

March 3rd, 2023
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March 3rd, 2023
Rookie Awards 2023 - New Eligibility Rules

March 1st, 2023
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February 25th, 2023
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February 21st, 2023
Entering the Rookie Awards, Connecting With Professionals and Forging Careers in the Creative Industries

February 17th, 2023
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February 15th, 2023
Best Creative Media & Entertainment Schools - 2023 Annual Report

February 13th, 2023
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February 9th, 2023
How to Create a Highly Detailed Interior Diorama for Games

February 7th, 2023
Rookie Awards 2023: Meet the Judging Panel

February 3rd, 2023
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January 30th, 2023
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January 26th, 2023
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January 23rd, 2023
Art Direction in Games: A Story of Research and Iteration

January 19th, 2023
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January 15th, 2023
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January 13th, 2023
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January 10th, 2023
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January 7th, 2023
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What is The Rookies?

Founded in 2010, The Rookies is a community for non-professional digital artists. A place for artists with a passion for film, games, animation, immersive media, archviz, motion graphics, product design and other creative industries.

It doesn't matter whether you are a hobbyist, student, self-taught or even wanting to change careers. All that matters is you want to become a better artist, learn new skills and be surrounded by people on the same journey as you.

"The Rookies is better than Artstation. It exposes you to the level of artist's that you're competing against."

Testimonial by Morten Jaeger - FlippedNormals

Showcase your portfolio

The Rookies provides you with a slick way to showcase your work to the world. It's more than a generic page that other sites offer, it's a way to share your creative journey, archievements and how you've improved. The custom built tools allow you to upload everything you need: images, videos, galleries, ProcessView ™, Sketchfab viewer, formatted text and even GitHub repositories for your code. See Examples

"I have my portfolio on every major website and I'm left absolutely frustrated by the process. With The Rookies, the way you've made adding images, text, videos - well, it's simply brilliant! I love it!"

Testimonial by Peter Dimitrov

Grow as an artist

Everyone needs a little challenge to push their skills. Come and join one of our contests and collect badges to share on your free portfolio page. We have huge annual contests and even small monthly jams - and prizes, lots of prizes.View Contests

Track your Journey

From the moment an artist realises they have a passion for creative media, up until the moment they secure their first big job, we’ve are here to help. Our community is full of creators on the same journey and we are setup and motivated to help push members to achieve your goals.

Simple steps to get started

It only takes a few minutes to signup and create a profile. From your private dashboard you can upload work, get targeted news, find people to follow and track your creative journey.

Challenge yourself to submit an entry to a contest. It doesn't matter about winning, we have prizes and incentives all the way through, no matter what skill level. We have small contests and massive contests, pick the one for you.

Our Discord Channel is full of people just like you. People pushing themselves to become better artists and sharing their progress. There are no stupid questions in here because everyone understands we are all learning.

Everyone learns at a different pace. We also know everyone is interested in different creative fields. This is why we've setup Discover - a place to learn new skills, read interviews, find schools, look for jobs and even grab a special members deal.

Founded in 2010, The Rookies is a community for non-professional digital artists. A place for artists with a passion for film, games, animation, immersive media, archviz, motion graphics, product design and other creative industries. It doesn't matter whether you are a hobbyist, student, self-taught or even wanting to change careers. All that matters is you want to become a better artist, learn new skills and be surrounded by people on the same journey as you.