This week we want you to create a treasure chest then simply tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #TreasureChest.

Everyone of us at some point has dreamt of uncovering a treasure chest full of loot. Lots of you have already done this virtually, and it's a huge rush. This week we want you to create a treasure chest that you'd love to discover yourself. It can be 2D or 3D. You can create a photorealistic version that could be used integrated into a live action plate. Or you could create a stylised version used in a game. You could even create a concept design for one you'd love to see someone bring to life.

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 #TreasureChest
  • Submission close Sunday, March 14th, 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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Treasure Chest | The Rookies
Treasure Chest for the Weekly Drills. Made in Maya, textured in Substance Painter, Rendered in Arnold.

Second Place

Treasure chest | The Rookies
I wanted a chest buried in the beach, I started by lighting the scene with an HDRI of a beach, but eventually replaced it with a mid-day sun. I created the beach sand with height map and the unevenness of the surface I made with a deformation brush. The scene has been created with 3Ds Max and render…

Third Place

Spanish pirate treasure chest | The Rookies
1700 Spanish treasure Chest

Honourable Mention

Weekly Drills 048 - Dungeon Chest | The Rookies
Who doesn’t love a good dungeon chest? I rather have some new magical gear than money :D Game ready model this time, 7k tris without the chain. Modeled in Maya, textured in SSP (PBR 2K & 4K), rendered in Marmoset.


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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