ArtStation Community Challenges enable you to work on improving your skills, connect with and learn from other artists, create new material for your portfolio and show the ArtStation Community what you’re capable of. We hope you’re ready because an exciting new ArtStation Community Challenge begins now.
The theme of the seventh ArtStation Community Challenge is The Legend of King Arthur. We’re challenging artists to imagine the once and future king, his exploits leading the Knights of the Round Table, and his many quests and battles.
The Arthurian legend is wildly inconsistent through its many retellings so we’re not going to look too hard at historical accuracy when judging. What we’re looking for is your ability to breathe life into the iconic characters, events and places and capture the world of post-Roman Britain in the era of the Legend of King Arthur. You’re welcome to use the Le Morte D’Arthur stories which can be found on Project Gutenberg in Volume I and Volume II, or any of the numerous King Arthur references online including the Camelot Project by the University of Rochester’s Robbins Library.
The Challenge starts with four Concept Art categories (Keyframe Design, Character Design, Environment Design and Prop Design) running for four weeks. We will then open up four Production categories (Game Character Art, Game Environment/ Level Art, Film/VFX Character Art and Prop Art) which will start at the conclusion of the Concept Art categories on 10 June, 2019.
Enter Phase 1
You can now register for the Concept art categories and begin the challenge.
In order to help you push your submission to the next level, each category has hosts to give constructive feedback on your updates and general tips along the way.
- Bogna Gawrońska (CD Projekt Red): Keyframe Design
- Randall Mackey (Freelance): Environment Design
- Suzanne Helmigh (Freelance): Character Design
- Marina Ortega (Freelance): Prop Design
- Satoshi Arakawa (Amazon Games): Game Character Art
- Mathew O’Halloran (Ubisoft Massive): Game Environment/Level Art
- Karen Stanley (Ubisoft Massive): Game Environment/Level Art
- Gavin Goulden (Insomniac Games): Game Character Art
- Hasan Bajramovic (Blur): Film/VFX Character Art
- Dorine Laplanche (SEGA Hardlight): Prop Art
Share your Progress
An important part of ArtStation Challenges is posting WIPs so that the judges and viewers can see how you came to your end result and can give feedback along the way.
The official challenge hashtag is #LegendofKingArthurChallenge. Share your progress with us and others using the hashtag when you post updates on your other social media.
The concept art challenges begin on Tuesday 14th May 2019 and the entry deadlines are Monday 10th June 2019. The production challenges will begin on Monday 10th June 2019 and the entry deadlines will be Monday 5th August 2019.
Huge thanks to Rembert Montald for creating the keyframe banner for the challenge!