Weekly Drills 037 - #SphereChallenge

Weekly Drills 037 - #SphereChallenge

This week we want you to use your favourite sculpting tool and create a model starting from a sphere. Then simply tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #SphereChallenge.

This week we want you to use your favourite sculpting tool and create a model starting from a sphere. Then simply tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #SphereChallenge.

These days sculpting tools give you so much power it's often a good idea to get back to basic. No layers, subtools, dynamics or professional base meshes. Your challenge this week is to start with a simple sphere and build from there. We want to see what you can create using only standard sculpting brushes. You could create a character face, a full blown creature or even go hard-surfaced and build a sci-fi object. Please make sure to share screen grabs of your process this week.

To get some feedback on your work-in-progress project before you submit it, head over to Discord channel and chat with other artists having a crack. To see all the Weekly Drill projects just follow this link.


  • Use your favourite art supplies, software and workflow.
  • Only submit work created during this week.
  • Submit as many entries as you want.
  • You can use concept art, models, textures and other assets and include it in your project. However, make sure to credit the artist by linking to their work and explain exactly what you created.
  • You must tag your project with #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #SphereChallenge
  • Submission open Friday, December 11, 2020
  • Submission close Friday, December 18, 2020


Justin Mohlman will evaluate entries and select a winner based on quality, creativity, and adherence to the challenge theme.


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To enter this Weekly Drill, simple create a project for your portfolio and tag it. Remember, keep these drills loose and stress-free. This drill is about growing our digital skills, together, as a community.

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The snow globe | The Rookies
I decided that this week’s challenge was a great opportunity for me to start learning new software, so I decided to study Cinema 4D. I found it to be amazing software! Highly recommend!

Second Place

Earth | The Rookies
Okay, this is a pretty obvious choice, but I chose to model the most famous sphere in the whole world! literally

Third Place

Victoria | The Rookies
This week I decided to go crazy with this drill and try to do something I had never done before. This is a quick sculpture I made from my imagination. I know, it’s not perfect, but I had a lot of fun creating it. Hope you like it!

Honourable Mention

Weekly Drill 037 - Reptilian humanoid | The Rookies
I’m new to Zbrush so whatever I do I start from the Sphere. this is my idea postapocalyptic event and human mutations


How many entries can I submit?
As many as you want.

How do I tag my project?
During Step 2 of the project building process, you will see a tag input field in the right column under your project title and description input fields. Note: Do not include  "#" with your tag (e.g. #RookiesWeeklyDrills), the tool already handles that for you. See below for example.