We want to make sure you stay creative so go ahead and download one of our basemeshes as starting point and get inspired. We encourage you to use them as starting point, so give them your own style and look!
We encorage you to use them as starting point
Meet the jury
Marlon R. Nunez
ArtHeroes Co-Founder and Art Director
Lead Sculptor at Infinite Statue & Wacom Ambassador Italy
Don't miss any updates and all the goodies that come with this challenge. By registering, you'll get one entry to a raffle for a community prize - a swag pack!
Download five free base meshes and read Challenge rules. You are free to use basemeshes for your project, or start from scratch.
Yay! Free Basemeshes and Rules
Get daily tips and live workshops
Attend Challenge workshops, get tutorials, and meet artists who are in this with you. To help you move along and get the steps right, we will deliver daily tips and tricks on character design, ZBrush, and best practices.
Deliver your artwork and let the world see it. Your work is evaluated by our juries and art community.
July, 11 - July, 15
Shortlisted projects are published for public voting. Come and check out other projects of the challenge.
Public voting is open
Join us and our special guests to celebrate 3D art and creativity at this awards ceremony.
Get free base meshes!
Five free stylized basemeshes to use in your projects or during this challenge
Attend daily workshops
Beginner? No worries. If you need guidance on how to get started with this character, we’ll give you (short!) daily tutorials.
Get in front of juries: top artists and studios
Be noticed by our amazing team of jury and get their special mention if they pick you as their favorite.
Show your skills and get exposure
All finalists will get a spot in winner’s gallery: your chance to get more visibility
Challenge yourself to finish one piece in under a week
Win one of the prizes (a total on $10000 of value)
Don’t delay your next project. Hard deadline means it will be done. Right?
The character must be created during the week of the challenge. Pre-existing designs or models will not be accepted.
The character design should be original, or reimagined variation, but not a copy of any existing Spider-Verse character. It should adhere to the Spider-Verse theme but must have a unique twist (example: an alternative universe, unique powers, etc.)
You are free to pick your tools. ZBrush is the preferred tool of the Challenge.
For the character to be considered, at least one work-in-progress image should be shared with the challenge community via Discord or any social media platform during the span of the event.
Each participant can only submit one entry for the challenge.
Final model should be submitted as high-quality render image in any format, with a maximum file size of 5MB. One image only.
All entries must be submitted by Sunday, July 16th, 11:59 PST.
Each submission should include a brief description of the character's backstory and their unique abilities.
All character designs and associated content should be suitable for a PG-13 audience. Any submission deemed inappropriate or excessively violent, suggestive, or explicit will be disqualified.
Constructive criticism is welcome on the challenge community, but disrespectful or inappropriate comments will result in disqualification.
The winners will be chosen through a combination of public votes and jury deliberation.
The winners of the challenge will receive the special prizes as defined on the challenge page
Past Challenge Finalists
The Last Stylebender by Juan Villeda
The Morphing Phantom by Edi Sagala
Malcolm by José Carlos Pacifico Costa
Geal the Healer by Ariel Chen
Kali the lynx by Apostol Paul
Glacial Flame Davide Nicolò Rinaudo
Nuratu by Catarina Loja
Resonato by Aissani Bilal
Captain Clark by Guillaume Engrand
Humane by Indranil Ghosh
ChewChew by Flix Stephan
Hero girl inspired by Blaxploitation by Reynald Garénaux
What participants say ❤️
Motivation - I want so bad to be seen as an artist and im happy that my work born some emotions to other. That was best what I could expect even if im just noob in digital art.
The best thing that happened it was that i had to learned things that i never have did before, exp... i had to learn how to make a hand, a body, legs, But make this was so much fun and made me learn much more. I so grateful to participate in that challeging
I loved interacting with the Discord group/community. Seeing all of the talent gave me more incentive to push my art harder.
It encourages the creative decision making while creating a character within the given topic provided
The rules and limitations will be released 1 day before the official start of the challenge: keep an eye on your inbox during July, 10.
Yes, you can, but.... We encourage you to fully present your character. 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!
Yes definitely, but make it yours (otherwise...it's boring isn't it?)
Yes, you totally can. Our tools are there to support you, but their use is not compulsory.
The main purpose of the challenge is develop your 3D skills. Even if you are not familiar with Zbrush, we are by your side. We will release daily videos that will help you to create your character.
Sign up for the Challenge and you will get it by email alongside rules and other goodies.
Submissions will be open on this page from Friday, July 14th to Sunday, July 16th (23:59:59 EST)
We will open public voting on our instagram page - more on this later!