Weekly Drills Weekly Drills 008 - #NaturePlants by Andrew McDonald 8 days ago 3 min read This week your drill is to create a automobile related project. Then tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #NaturePlants.This weeks drill is to get outside, get dirty and be inspired. We want you to create a project with the focus on nature and plants. You could create a trippy mushroom, a rocky cave, a desk plant, a log covered in fungi or even an ancient tree. Keep it simple, go toony or realistic, it's up to you.The goal here is to push yourself to create a simple asset and get it completed within a week. These drills are not about creating your best ever projects. It's about challenging yourself to hit a deadline. It's about challenging yourself to get out of your comfort zone and create a project that hits a brief, not just another random project.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.RulesUse your favorite 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 #NaturePlants.Submission open Friday, May 22, 2020 (approx. 10am GMT/UTC)Submission close Friday, May 29, 2020 (approx. 10am GMT/UTC)JudgesCreative Director Justin Mohlman will evaluate entries and select a winner based on quality, creativity, and adherence to the challenge theme.PrizesOfficial Weekly Drills Achievement badge to show off on your profile page.Enter NowTo 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. Create Weekly Drill Project WinnerWeekly Drill 008 Nature plantsLittle bonsai treeThe making of MIRAI jerostiqueThe RookiesSecond PlaceWeekly Drill 07- Stylised TreeHeya, for this week’s drill I made a tree! I guess the leaves wasn’t super stylised and it may be too crowded. As for the textures , I decided to go for a hand painting approach. And finally I added a tiny grave just by the side to add some story element into it.The making of MIRAI jerostiqueThe RookiesThird PlaceMushroom HouseStylized mushroom house. concept by Leandro Sendroski (https://www.artstation.com/leandro-sendroski)The making of MIRAI jerostiqueThe RookiesF.A.QHow 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 (eg: #RookiesWeeklyDrills), the tool already handles that for you. See below for example. Share your thoughts on this post Read more posts by this author Andrew McDonald Andrew is the co-founder of The Rookies has been working in the visual effects industry since 2002. Most recently he was a CG Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic. The link has been copied!