This week we want you to create a project of a fish tank, then simply tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #FishTank.

My first ever 3D project I created was a fish tank. My mind was blown from the moment I extruded those glass walls and watched how the glass refracted in my raytraced rendering. So this week, I want you to have a crack at creating your own fish tank. If you have time, attempt an entire tank, or why not just create some plants, coral, castle or even a little scuba diver. It entirely up to you to see how far you can push yourself in a short amount of time.

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 #FishTank
  • Submission open Saturday, February 7, 2021
  • Submission close Sunday, February 14, 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 044 - FishTank | The Rookies
Yay, finally a chance to make some coral! I wanted to do a different spin on a traditional Fish Tank, especially since I love Finding Nemo/Dory and Dory got transported in a coffee pot like this in the movie. Modeled in Maya, textured in SSP (PBR 4K), rendered in Marmoset. Special cameo from my sta…

Second Place

Fish Tank | The Rookies
Fish Tank for the Weekly Drills. Made in Zbrush, Photoshop and Maya.

Third Place

Weekly Drill #44 - Fish Globe | The Rookies
Home made fish tank, made from an old globe stand. It has seen some better days, but its functional none the less.


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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