This week we want you to create a gaming controller, then simply tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #GamingController.

Whether you’re a PlayStation die-hard, an Xbox fanboy, or anything in between, you need a game controller to dominate the competition from the comfort of your couch. These days controllers and masterful pieces of engineering with complex forms and textures. Pick a controller you like and build it in 3D or sketch it in 2D. Pay attention to the complex shapes, different materials and overall scale.

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 #GamingController
  • Submission close Sunday, February 28, 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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Rookies Weekly Drills 046 - GamingController | The Rookies
I love the Power Glove... it’s so bad.

Second Place

Atari Controller | The Rookies
This design was based off of the Atari 2600 Cx-40 joystick. With the help of Ebay I was able to practice making another game ready asset. I really wanted to focus on creating it for Next Gen consoles so I went more bananas with the topology.

Third Place

Weekly Drill #46 - PlayStation Move | The Rookies
This time I’ve decided to model a PlayStation Move motion controller. I chose this one because of a simple shape and really interesting look. I found a potential in it. This glowing balls additionaly catching the eye of a viewer. Modeled in Maya, textured in Substance Painter and rendered in Marmos…

Honourable Mention

Nintendo Gamecube controller - Weekly Drills 046 | The Rookies
For this weekly drills I focused on texturing and tried different light setup for presentation.


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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