This week we want you to pay tribute to some old-school piece of electronics, then create a  project with it as the central piece and tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #RetroElectronics.

You can create an old-school pc, an arcade machine, a retro gaming console or even an vintage hifi system. Whatever it is, just make sure it's a bit retro and old-school. Grab as much reference as you can and start building.

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 #RetroElectronics
  • Submission open Friday, September 4, 2020
  • Submission close Friday, September 11, 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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Game Boy Advance
My sister and I grew up playing the Game Boy Advance so, for this weekly drill I wanted to make our first consoles and some of the games we used to play.

Second Place

#WeeklyDrills 023 - Nintendo 64
For this week’s drill, I decided to create an N64. It was the first console I ever owned and I spent half my childhood playing Zelda, Super Mario, and some racing game I forgot the name of. I used Maya to model, Substance Painter and Affinity Photo to texture, Arnold to render, and Nuke to polish th…

Third Place

Weekly Drill 23 - Retro Electronics
I didn’t have much time this week to work on this drill, but I wanted to have something - just to practice and to show some admiration for one of my favorite retro game devices: the Dreamcast Visual Memory Unit (VMU).


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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