Winners of the “Vikings” Challenge

Congratulations to Max Ulichney, Gop GapSam Nassour and to Otto Schmidtthe Special Guest Juror’s Choices this month! Thank you so much to ALL the artists of our community who have submitted their work for this challenge, to Denis Zilber 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

I have to admit it, it really wasn't an easy thing to choose a single character among all the incredible designs, due to both quantity of submissions and their high quality. 

The artworks of Sam Nassour, Varun Nair and Otto Schmidt for this challenge were all exceptional and equal in my eyes, but since I could pick only one, I decided to choose the work of Otto.

- Denis Zilber


Character Design Quarterly

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

Character Design Quarterly (CDQ) is an exciting new print magazine for illustrators, artists, animators and character art enthusiasts. Releasing four times a year, the magazine will offer inspirational and educational articles, tutorials and interviews from top industry professionals specifically geared to helping artists hone their character design skills. This unique, engaging magazine will provide a regular stream of insider knowledge and illuminating advice from experienced professionals and freelancers to help artists of all skill levels improve their workflow and designs. New issues will be released at regular three-month intervals in September, December, March and June. Subscriptions are available now!