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Push your Skills with Weekly Drills

Flex your creative muscles and hone your skills. Work however you want, but keep it low-stress and fun!

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Alright Rookies', who’s ready to work up a sweat? If you’re in need of the creative equivalent of a light jog around the block, you’re in luck. We’re excited to kick off a new weekly design exercise for the community – Weekly Drills.

Each week we’ll post a new drill prompt with a specific topic or theme - maybe it’s science, furniture, toys or something completely random. The drills are targeted at those with a passion for modeling, texturing, illustration, or pretty much anything in between.

These low-stakes, Weekly Drills aren’t meant to be like our main contests. They are designed to encourage members to exercise their creativity together, using a common prompt, in the hopes of trying new things and becoming better artists. We’ll showcase a handful of submissions on our social media accounts, as well as in a monthly replay blog post.

Our resident US Correspondant Justin Mohlman will be leading the charge and picking a winner each week. Justin will also sit down and give some video feedback about his favourite entries and possible ways to take your drill to the next level.

How to Enter

Weekly Drills kick off every Friday at 10:00am (UTC/GMT). You will have 7 days (168 hours) to create as many projects as you'd like. Each week a winner will be selected, given a shiny badge for their portfolio and a new drill will announced. To enter a drill, simply complete the following steps:

  1. View the open Weekly Drill theme found below.
  2. Submit as many projects as you’d like for each theme.
  3. Tag your project with rookiesweeklydrills and also include the official theme tag eg: mytechgadget.

Most of all, keep this exercise loose and keep it stress-free. The Weekly Drill is about growing our digital skills, together, as a community. Have fun, and push yourself!