Challenge Participant Zone
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Sketching in Zbrush
Marlon Nunez
Day ONE of Monster Challenge: Replay
Marlon's Day 1 WIP

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Monster Workflow
Maarten Verhoeven
Day TWO of Monster Challenge: Replay
Storytelling with Sculpting
Marlon Nunez
Day THREE of Monster Challenge: Replay
Detailing Your Monster
Daniele Danko Angelozzi
Day FOUR of Monster Challenge: Replay
Texturing and Rendering
Marlon Nunez
Day FIVE of Monster Challenge: Replay
In Partnership With
What are the categories of participation?
Starter: if you've never created a full character, if you've never done 3D, if it's your 1st project in Zbrush. Take this as your learning opportunity, even if you're completely new to the industry!
Artist: you know how ZBrush works, you might already work in the industry, freelance or still study.
Can I use other software other than ZBrush?
The main software of creation is ZBrush. If you still dont have it, you can download the free 30 days trial in the Pixologic website.

You can use Marmoset, Substance Painter, Photoshop etc, but the core of your project should be done in Zbrush.
Can I create a happy stylized monster?
Yeah why not! Just make sure is your own idea ;)
Can I submit only the sculpt?
Yes, you can, it's your own choice
We encourage you to fully present your hero. That means textured and posed. This will give more chances to get your entry selected among the finalists ;)
If you don't know how to texture, you'll have access to a short video to help you get started. Give it a try!
Can I do a fan-art from an existing monster?
No, the monster should be fully original. Make it yours!
What is the art style?
You can use the style of your choice. Realistic, stylized, figurative....doesnt matter, just make it original!
Can I participate with a 2D entry?
The main purpose of the challenge is develop your 3D skills.
You can be a complete ZBrush beginner to participate!
What is this GMT+0 time zone of the challenge?
GMT+0 is London time
Can use Zbrush Core or a free trial version?
Yes, any version of Zbrush works.
Can I work with Blender?
Only as an additional software. The core of your model should be done in Zbrush.
How do I submit my work?
Submissions will be open on this page from Friday, May 29 to Sunday, May 31 (23:59:59 GMT+0)
How and where can my fans vote for my work?
As soon as you submit your artwork, you will get a shareable link so that your friends can support you.
One vote per person per day is allowed. You can vote for multiple characters - whoever you like.