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The Bi-Monthly Environment Art Challenge | May - June (90)

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Hey everyone! Welcome to the 90th edition of the Bi-Monthly Environment Art Challenge for the months of May and June!

This challenge is a way for real-time 3D artists to test their skills and create a piece of work based on concepts provided. It's open to those of all skill levels and we do our best to provide meaningful feedback along the way so everyone can come away from the challenge with actionable points on which they can improve their craft!

Anyone is welcome in this challenge no matter your skill level! It's a test of your own ability not a competition between members. We're all here to improve as artists and learn from each other.

- ENVIRONMENTS -

HARD SURFACE ENVIRONMENT:

Not a Nice Walk by Giulia Gentilini


STYLIZED ENVIRONMENT:

Mask Shop Interior by Oleksandr Klakov
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/vDGkOO


- PROPS -

HARD SURFACE PROP:

Panopticon Headquarters - Survival by Richard PL
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/g0bVDZ


STYLIZED PROP:

Market Stalls by Haris Petritsopoulos
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/04Jl3w


- RULES -

Please read all the rules before starting:
  • Try to post at least one critique for every post that you make. This will make for a better learning environment and help us all grow as artists.
  • Try your best to finish as much as you can in the time frame provided, but remember even if you don't finish by the end of the challenge we encourage you to keep pushing and finish your piece!
  • Post what you are working on in this thread so that way it's a more centralized place for advice and critique. Please avoid creating a new thread as we don't want to spam out the forums.
  • It is recommended to use a game engine to present your work. Unreal Engine, Unity, and Godot are very common engines that can be used but feel free to use any alternatives that you want. (Marmoset Toolbag for example.)
  • Feel free to change up your chosen concept a bit if you want! Interpret these concepts to your liking, especially if your aim is to add storytelling elements.
  • If you finish your project and decide to post it to something like Artstation, make sure you give credit to the concept artist in the form of a link to their profile. Additionally, it is recommended to ask a concept artist for their permission to post a 3D piece based on their work before doing so.

- RECOMMENDATIONS -

  • When you are just starting out making a scene, it can seem complicated or imposing. Take your time planning and blocking out, it will set you up for success later on.
  • Think about how you can re-use assets, re-use textures, break it down as simple as possible and plan it out. A lot of people will break it down in their own way when they start out their challenge. Gather some reference images as well for different parts of the scene, don't be afraid to make it your own.
  • We strongly encourage you to go and look at other games and see how they make their assets as well as get concept art to give it your own feel.
The goal is to learn and grow both artistically and in your ability to both give and receive critique, but don't stress about it and remember to have fun!

Good luck everyone!

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  • ZacD
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    Blocking out, setup some spline blueprints for the tunnel, lighting seems like it's going to be a bit tricky to get it right and a lot of faking things.
  • Pep_mepla
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    Pep_mepla polycounter lvl 2
    ZacD said:



    Blocking out, setup some spline blueprints for the tunnel, lighting seems like it's going to be a bit tricky to get it right and a lot of faking things.

    I think the proportions are really great, they do emphasize the size of the space. I am really looking forward to see how you tackle those mushrooms!


    This is the first time I am trying one of the Environments, so I'm kind of scared, but excited as well. Masks are my obsession, so this is the perfect project for me to begin with.

    This is a quick blockout made in Blender, just to throw in Unreal and have a feel for proportions. Im going more for a playable space, rather than a perfect duplicate of the concept.


  • miriuk
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    miriuk polycounter lvl 3
  • Fabi_G
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    Started a blockout of the market stand:

  • miriuk
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    miriuk polycounter lvl 3
    Started the blockout today
  • Its0urFate
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    Blockout + Some light sculpting so far. Hoping to get acclimated with zbrush again for this project and really experiment with stylized texturing
  • zoeyw
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    The very first time to join the challenge! Here's my stylized prop blockout. I'll move to Zbrush and keep sculpting details.

  • stahlwart
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    First time taking part in one of these! Second time doing this blockout because I forgot to save >.<


  • klamante
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    This is the first time I am trying one of the Environments, so I'm kind of scared, but excited as well. Masks are my obsession, so this is the perfect project for me to begin with.

    This is a quick blockout made in Blender, just to throw in Unreal and have a feel for proportions. Im going more for a playable space, rather than a perfect duplicate of the concept.



    I love the atmosphere you're building here, though the light could be a little less intense, as the rest of the room seems pretty dark on the concept. But I'm not good at environments. :D Looking forward to seeing the progress!

    It's also my first time taking part in the challenge, so hello everyone. (: Good to see so many market stalls - I hope I can learn something from you, guys!

    Here's my attempt - it's already a bit more than just a block out, as I can't stop myself from going into details. Right now I'm thinking of how can I tackle the veggies - I would like to omit sculpting and go full hand-paint right away.
  • Its0urFate
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    Its0urFate polycounter lvl 2
    Got most of the sculpting done and wanted to move onto implenting textures. Tried to stick to a more stylized texturing style within Painter and keeping the roughness pretty high. Not too stoked on the wooden boxes (need to add more sculpt detail and silhouette changes) and maybe some more color variation on the cloth tarp. But I like where I ended up today :)  The ground I'm keeping separate for now (wanna work with designer on that one)

  • yashar98
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    yashar98 polycounter lvl 9
    Hi there. this is my fast blockout! ;)

  • archie_garcia_27
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    Excited to work on this Vinyl Player prop. I think I could turn into a great portfolio piece. Here's my blockout starting out so far. For scale I used a standard 12" vinyl disc and the AA batteries real world dimensions as scale reference for the whole case.

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