This week your drill is to get your bling on and create a shiny new project, then tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #Bling-Bling.

Everyone loves a bit of bling. Whether its a fat diamond ring, a gold watch, necklace or a grill for the likes of Kodak Black or Lil Wayne. We want you to challenge yourself this week to create an asset or illustration that could be used by a hero character in a game or film. For archviz artist, use this week to push your skills and create an asset that can be used for set dressing your scenes.

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 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 #Bling-Bling
  • Submission open Friday, July 31, 2020
  • Submission close Friday, August 7, 2020


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


Official Weekly Drills Achievement badge to show off on your profile page.

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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 golden necklace
That’s a necklace made in an Indian style. For this project, I challenged myself with the difficulty of ornaments and jewels.

Second Place

#WeeklyDrills 018 - The One Ring
For this week’s drill, I recreated The One Ring from The Lord Of The Rings. I used Maya to model, Affinity to edit the inscription, Arnold to render and Nuke to polish the raw images. The rocks are from Quixel Megascans.

Third Place

Weekly Drill 18 - Bling
Tried out some toon-shaded jewelry and a quick generation-like process in Maya. Modeled in Maya, textured in Photoshop and Marmoset and rendered in Marmoset.


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 (eg: #RookiesWeeklyDrills), the tool already handles that for you. See below for example.

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