Digital Painting Reward 

Ctrl+Paint have brought hours of video tutorials and hundreds of digital brushes!

Concept Art Starter Kit / Digital Painting Starter Kit

Over 12 hours of video tutorials created by Matt Kohr from! By far the most immersive, useful, and honest online training program and painting course on the Internet. This collections contains essential lessons for every digital painter and are especially crucial for beginners, there is a huge emphasis on art theory and great practical tips to achieve results. The tutorials will not be exclusively about technique, but they will also focus on mindset, ideas and how to turn them into final art. Each of these series offers assignments and drills, ranging from simple to complex. Get ready to practice! 


graphic Novel Reward 

Tatai Lab & Spaceman Project have brought four amazing books!

Lùmina / Lùmina 2

Two books, one story.  Get ready to travel in a long journey with Kite and Miriam, two children who find themselves thrown into a parallel, mysterious world. Created by the talented Italian artists Emanuele Tenderini and Linda Cavallini, the books have been rendered with the innovative Hyperflat technique and printed using Hexachrome, a special six-color coloring process.

Lùmina is not just a unique visual experience, but also.. an audible one. Musician and composer Remo Baldi has in fact created an original soundtrack to walk you through this incredible adventure.  All these elements combined together makes Lùmina one of the most well crafted (and original) graphic novels of the last decade. IMPORTANT: The Winners of the Graphic Novel Reward will receive both 'Lùmina' books starting from May 2017



The brand new creation of the world famous Spanish artist and storyteller Enrique Fernández. The graphic novel tells the story of Nima, a Nymph who lives in the heart of an ancestral forest. 

Nima has reached adulthood and the time has come for her to take responsibility for the future of her species, to put into practice all she has been taught about the world of humans so she can seduce them, use them to perpetuate her race and then get rid of them. When she meets Awk though, everything change. He is different from what her sisters had taught her about men and she begins to have doubts. Will she be able to maintain the ancient traditions that ensure her survival of her people against her own feelings? 


Character Design Reward 

Masters Of Anatomy & 21 Draw have brought four amazing books!


Character Design Masterclass: Book One / Anatomy in Action

Two incredible books that will help you understand every step of the character design process, expand your design knowledge, create action poses and much more! Imagine being in a classroom made up of 130 of the world's greatest character designers, artists who have worked for Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Sony Animation, Marvel and DC. Character Design Master Class: Book One aims to improve your ability to design meaningful and modern characters. Anatomy In Action will teach you how to create bold, electric poses coupled with realistic anatomy thanks to the dynamic poses examples created by a true master of line art and anatomy: Raul Moreno!


21 Draw: Book one / Illustrator's Guidebook

Two amazing books that will teach you about character movement and expression, line of action, figure balance, details distribution and loads more! Featuring the work of more than 100 giants of the entertainment and gaming industry,  top artists working for companies like Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Marvel, D.C Comics, Rockstar Games, 21 Draw: Book One and Illustrator's Guidebook will improve your ability to draw hands & faces and will help you understand drawing perspective and backgrounds. With full in-depth tutorials and with over 1000 amazing character design references, the books will help you understand the importance of line weight, colouring, composition in your work and you will learn all you need to know to create amazing characters!


LEgal Notes

Character Design References™ is not responsible for any copyright infringement on part of the individual artists, our intent is merely to inspire others to create original works based on a common theme. For questions regarding specific pieces of artwork please follow the links for the website, portfolio or social pages provided by the author in the caption of the design posted in our Facebook group or contact directly the profile associated with it.
Artists participating in the Character Design Challenge must be a member of the Character Design Challenge group on Facebook.  Ensure you have read and fully understood the rules of the competition, the Character Design Challenge Terms of Use, the Facebook Terms of Use and the Patreon Terms of Use before entering an artwork for the contest. The Challenge Rewards are limited and exclusively available to the Supporters of the Character Design References™on Patreon

The Character Design Challenge is being organised and managed by Character Design References™. The Character Design Challenge is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Patreon. By entering this contest, you agree to a complete release of Facebook and Patreon from any or all liability in connection with this contest.  The project partners and sponsors are listed on 

The Character Design Challenge Terms of Use can be read HERE