Weekly Drills Weekly Drills 035 - #UnderwaterCreature by Andrew McDonald 2 months ago 3 min read This week we want you to create an underwater creature project. Then simply tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #UnderwaterCreature.The oceans are filled with countless incredible creatures both big and small. We need you to pick one creature this week and recreate it digitally. You can create marine mammals, cephalopods, crustaceans, ocean fishes, turtles and even sharks and rays. Find one that inspires you to pick up a wacom pen and get creative. 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 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 #UnderwaterCreatureSubmission open Friday, November 28, 2020 Submission close Friday, December 5, 2020JudgesJustin 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 Judges Review SessionWinnerWeekly Drill #35 - Jellyfish | The RookiesJellyfish is a real underwater predator so I decided to make one. There are so many types of it, in different shapes and colours so I had wide creative field :) I used mostly Maya for blockout/retopology, Zbrush for sculpt, Substance Painter and Marmoset Toolbag to render with Photoshop support.The Angry Pink Octopus ofirtalThe RookiesSecond PlaceWeekly Drills 035 - #UnderwaterCreature | The RookiesPipeline: Reference gathering with PureRef / Blockout + concept sculpt in Zbrush / Retopo + UDIMs in Blender / Detail Reprojection + Final Sculpting Pass + Displacement Maps in Zbrush / Textures in Substance Painter / Shading + Rendering in Blender (Eevee) / Post Processing + Compositing in Photosho…The Angry Pink Octopus ofirtalThe RookiesThird Place#UnderwaterCreatures - Rookies Weekly Drills | The RookiesMy final submission for the Rookies Weekly Drills, hopefully on time :)The Angry Pink Octopus ofirtalThe RookiesHonorable MentionWeekly Drills 035 - #UnderwaterCreature | The RookiesKemp Turtle for the weekly challenge.The Angry Pink Octopus ofirtalThe 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 (e.g. #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!