Congratulations to Sarah Koudelka, Jackie Droujko, Hữu Ngân Phạm and to Olaf Yen, the 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 Miki Montlló 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
It's been a great honor to be part of the jury this month, I´d like to thank the organizers and the participants for giving me this responsibility. It has not been easy at all to choose my favorite, after reviewing all the artwork carefully, I gathered all the best artwork in a folder. About 20-30 pieces, all of them deserved to win.
All of them were technically outstanding and had something that made them particular, for their quality, personality, simplicity or artistic value.
I struggled between the last 4 pieces contained on that folder. I wish all of them could win! Finally, I followed my instinct and I decided to reward the quality and originality of this piece. Its been love at first sight. I saw something special on it, and different. The colors, the power of the design and the personality of this piece made it the winner for me.
Character Design Quarterly
This challenge is presented by Character Design Quarterly, the Official Partner of CDChallenge.
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