This week we want you to create a project that includes an insect, then simply tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #InsectWorld.

Insects come in all sorts of sizes and they are are great challenge to help push your 2D and 3D skills. Even though they are small, it doesn't mean they are no super detailed and intricate. This week your challenge is to choose an insect and create a project with it as the central focus. Why not create a beetle, cicada, praying mantis, locust, dragonfly, spider, butterfly or even a lady bug. It's up to you to choose one, manage your time and submit something to the judges before the deadline.

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.


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


  • Use 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 #InsectWorld
  • Submission open Sunday, January 24, 2021
  • Submission close Sunday, January 31, 2021


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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Weekly Drills 042 - Oak Tree Hopper | The Rookies
I went full David Attenborough on this guy this week. This is an Oak Tree Hopper, in its most colorful form. Yes, this is a real insect; I’m an Oak Tree Hopper connoisseur by now ;) Modeled in Maya, details and fibermesh in Zbrush, textured in SSP (PBR 4K), rendered in Marmoset. Tree/environment is…

Second Place

Hormiga | The Rookies
3D model of an ant created with 3Ds Max and VRay, the final composition of the image has been made with Photoshop.

Third Place

Microcosm First year | The Rookies
First Microcosmos project.


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, the app already handles that for you. See below for example.

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