Winners of the “Travelling Circus” Challenge

Congratulations to Kamil Helbin, Min Kim, James A. Castillo Murphy (a.k.a Murfish) and to Jenya Tkachthe Special Guest Juror’s Choice this month! Thank you so much to ALL the artists of our community who have submitted their work for this challenge, to Uwe Heidshötter for accepting to be our juror this month, and to Character Design Quarterly, the official partner of the CDChallenge, which makes this project possible.

Special Guest Juror's Message


Uwe Heidshötter

Congratulation to all the participants!

I chose the design submitted by Jenya Tkach as winner because it is a good character idea, presented in a brilliant pose with a lot of energy, emotion and a great knowledge of weight and volumes. 

We get a good idea of the characters physics and also of his act and the attitude on stage. I feel very entertained and want to know more about this character. The design has a good balance of strong shapes and nice details like the symbols on the arms combined in the belt. The high quality on all these levels made me choose it as winner.

Congratulations ! 

- Uwe Heidshötter


Character Design Quarterly

This challenge is presented by Character Design Quarterly, the Official Partner of CDChallenge.

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