This week we want to get back into some anatomy and better understand the human skull by creating a  project with it as the central piece and tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #HumanSkull

We all have a skull, but most people don't truly understand or appreciated how cool they actually are. Not only do they basically hold our faces in place, but they protect our brains which is a good thing. For this challenge you can go all creepy with your design, or even carve some cool patterns into it, or you could be more traditional and use this as a legit anatomy study. Either way, have some fun with it and challenge yourself to better understand this awesome bone structure because it will make your character work way better in the long run.

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 #HumanSkull
  • Submission open Friday, September 18, 2020
  • Submission close Friday, September 25, 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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Skull Island
The idea behind this skull island was to not give a skull a sense of death. I sculpted a basic skull in zBrush and moved it over to Houdini. There i created a height map and ran some erosion simulations over it. I also added some foliage - all procedural!

Second Place

Weekly Drills 025 - #HumanSkull
For this week’s drill, I created a skull and bones for anatomy study. Although it started as an Anatomy Human Skull Study but ended up being more fun than imagined. My first ever proper skull I’ve made. Responsible for all aspects. Hope you like it. #RookiesWeeklyDrills #Humanskull

Third Place

#WeeklyDrills 025 - Human Skull
At first, this week’s topic seemed really daunting but I actually had a lot of fun with it and I improved my sculpting skills.

Honourable Mention

Down in the Caves
Here is my submission to this week’s drill. I wanted to focus in on an art style that I had used before and try something new. I like how this project has turned out and could possibly see myself creating more artwork like this in the future.


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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