ENTER TO WIN:
30.000€ concept art
Background art by educator Etienne HEBINGER
After a very successful event last year, we wanted to reiterate what we feel is already a tradition here at New3dge and offer yet ANOTHER scholarship for our upcoming Concept Art program! Please read along for a chance to win a full two-year scholarship to our Concept Art Program!
The contest is currently open to contestants and will close on the 1st of February 2021. The winner, selected on merit by our panel of judges, will be able to attend our two-year international Concept Art program from September 2021 to July 2023 at no cost!
Our friends at Artstation are pitching in again and will give a 1 year Pro membership and
Artstation Marketplace gift cards for the 5 finalists!
To be eligible to win the first prize, you must be at least 16, be eligible for a student visa in France and able to join us next September in Paris!
The Judging Panel
- The Count of Carapathians -
To enter this contest, your must submit an original environment and a character based on the Dracula universe by Bram STOKER.
You are not required to read the entire book; rather, get inspired by the world, mood and timeline of the book. Explore, have fun and create compelling images around the theme of Transilvania in the 19th century and of course, the vampire lore.
You will find some material to start below, a link to the book and the details of the assignment.
- Abraham "Bram" Stoker - (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Sir Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre, which Irving owned.
Here is an online version of the book: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/345
-Environment / Keyframe art:
You will create one establishing shot describing the environment of the Carapathians mountains, its castles, deep forests, mountain paths and gloomy lakes. You should get inspired by the work of Bram Stoker in its book. The goal here is to give as much information as possible about the world you are trying to create while still showcasing true composition, color and lighting skills. Don't hesitate to put your characters in there for scale, and try to compose your image in a cinematographic way - as if it were an important shot of a movie or a game.
You will create a character sheet showcasing the main character from the book, The Count Dracula. What we expect for the character is a full-body in pose view, with detailed clothing, personality and facial features.
Dracula : He is the vampire who has been "Un-Dead" for several hundred years and keeps his vitality by sucking blood from live victims. He is the Transylvanian Count for whom the book is named. Despite the fact that he is actually seen on only a few of the approximately four hundred pages of the novel, his presence constantly pervades the entire work; of note is the fact that his desire to move from the barren and desolate Transylvania, which is sparsely populated, to the more populous England, is the initiating point of the novel since someone from England must make the trip to Castle Dracula to complete the transactions. In appearance, Count Dracula is described as being a "tall old man, clean shaven, save for a long white mustache and clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of color about him anywhere." Contrary to popular understanding, Stoker has his Dracula sporting a large, bushy Victorian mustache and having a profuse head of dense, curly hair, massive eyebrows, and peculiarly sharp white teeth, especially the canine teeth. Dracula also possesses astonishing vitality, as is witnessed every time that he appears in a difficult situation.
Art by educator Jens CLAESSENS
HOW TO APPLY
-What we expect from your entries:
- Bold and iconic composition that truly describe your take on the Dracula universe.
- Interesting and believable designs engaging your audience into curiosity about the story.
- Again, the brief is an invitation to explore Bram's book universe. Therefore, do not obsess over being exact to the page - rather than a precise moment from the book, capture the overall mood and setting.
- 2500px width minimum for landscape; 2500px height minimum for character
- Include your research and a few images of your process
- Send your work in a single PDF of 20Mo maximum by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your e-mail must be titled "Contest Entry", must include your full name, nationality, and a link to your online portfolio (like Artstation for exemple).
- Submit your work before February 1st 2021 at 00h00 Paris time.
- Plagiarized work will be immediately disqualified
We will publish the best artworks and announce the winner in FEBRUARY 2021.
Good luck and have fun!