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Stage 2 Character Art

Search For A Star + Sumo Digital Rising Star 2019

in partnership with

Development Project

Students are asked to create an original game-ready character model for use in UE4. All stylistic, narrative, thematic and aesthetic considerations are at the artist's discretion. Students will need to show evidence of their full development process, from pre-production, production and post-production, through to the final presentation.

Full project briefs will be released to registered students on 29th October 2018.

This project should demonstrate your ability as an artist to conceive, develop, create and present an innovative and emotive character. The process that leads to the result is as key as the final model itself; the creativity and motivation of the final piece should be evident from the foundation work.

This project is designed to emulate the aspects of a studio development process, including documenting and following a production pipeline.

Please note this jam is open to students who have registered to take part in Search For A Star / Sumo Digital Rising Star 2019 - further details on the challenge series can be found over at Grads In Games.

For support or enquiries, please contact
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Grads In Games & the Search For A Star challenges are run by Grads In Games / Aardvark Swift with the support of Epic Games, Sumo Digital, Boss Alien, nDreams, Red Kite Games, TT Games, d3t, Firesprite & First Touch Games.

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Disgraced & betrayed, forever wandering the cold mists in search of those who ended his life...
3D game character based on the person of Dwayne The Rock Johnson
Asset viewer of character 'Lonely George' a wild giant galapagos tortoise.
Search for a star - Character Submission
Sumo Digital Rising Star Character Submission
A mediocre character by an amateur student
A heist character that I made for the 2019 Rising Star challenge.
My submission for the search for a star contest 2019.
3D Character Art Challenge 2019 Submission - Search For A Star
Aardvark Swift Rising Star 2018/2019
Jamaican Maroon. Warrior hero. Fighting for freedom against colonialism and slavery
Xu, a demon exiled from the Order of Providence. Full game ready character with textures and a weapon.
​This is my submission for 2019's Search For A Star character art challenge.
Female Character for project "Red vs Blue"
Currently a Work in Progress. The concept is based on the character Satan/Lucifer who portrays in Dante’s Inferno.
Bust of a female character inspired by the photography of Jono Rotman
A warrior from past, that saw end of his creators.
A realistic character inspired by a blend of hip-hop and cyberpunk
Rising Star 2019 entry