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3dtotal sketching competition – show us your sci-fi creations!

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Date Added: 4th September 2015

We want to see your ideas and imagination! Enter the first 3dtotal sketching competition to be in with a chance of winning our range of sketching titles, worth £136!


With the launch of the successful Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-fi earlier this year, we thought it would be apt to run a competition with a sci-fi theme! With that in mind, we've invited incredible illustrator and concept artist Jakub Rebelka to be the judge of 3dtotal's first sketching contest!

Cyberpunk assassin concept © Jakub Rebelka

You may have noticed that recently we've been working on more sketching and traditional art books and resources. While we are still working with top artists to bring you the most up to date and inspiring CG art titles, we also want to highlight the importance of sketching to CG art, as well as provide some handy tips for beginner sketchers and hobbyists. We've even started a new sketching group on Facebook, which is now nearing 5000 members!

Some of 3dcreative editor Marisa Lewis' sketches for the daily workout!

We therefore thought it would be very fun to run a sketching competition for you! We want to see YOUR ideas and imagination, so send us your spaceships, aliens, astronauts, and extraterrestrial environments today to be in with a chance of winning our comprehensive selection of sketching guides and inspiration books!

First prize

Sketching from the Imagination: An Insight into Creative Drawing
Sketching from the Imagination: Fantasy
Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-fi
Beginner's Guide to Sketching
Sketch Workshop Bundle (including drawing tools)
2 blank sketchbooks

Second prize

Beginner's Guide to Sketching
2 blank sketchbooks
Drawing tools (including 5 woodless graphite pencils, 1 woodless water-soluble graphite pencil,
2 twin-tip graphic art pens, 1 putty rubber, and 1 pencil sharpener)

Third prize


2 blank sketchbooks
Drawing tools (including 5 woodless graphite pencils, 1 woodless water-soluble graphite pencil,
2 twin-tip graphic art pens, 1 putty rubber, and 1 pencil sharpener)

How to enter

All you need to do to enter is email your sci-fi themed sketch to competitions@3dtotal.com. Ensure you use subject line "Sketching Sci-fi Competition” in your email. If the file size of your sketch is over 10MB, please don't include the sketch as an attachment but instead send as a link. Please read the rules, submission deadline, and terms and conditions carefully.

The rules

• Your sketch must be sci-fi themed
• Traditional (e.g. pencil and paper) and 2D digital sketches only are allowed
• Black and white and color sketches will be accepted
• Please include the list of materials used for your sketch
• Sketch must be original – please credit any inspiration or references used

Submission deadline

Sketches must be submitted by 4 October 2015 to competitions@3dtotal.com. Winners will be announced on or after 12 October 2015 on 3dtotal.com. Make sure you include your full name and shipping information when you submit.

Terms and conditions

The competition deadline is 4 October 2015; entries received after this date will not be considered. Winners will be contacted via email after the closing date and prizes will be distributed accordingly. Employees of 3dtotal.com Ltd (including freelancers), their relatives, or any agents are not eligible to enter this competition. 3dtotal.com Ltd's decision is final and prizes will not be exchangeable for cash. If there is a particularly high volume of entries, 3dtotal.com Ltd will create a shortlist to be submitted to Jakub Rebelka to judge the final winners. By entering this competition you consent to 3dtotal.com Ltd sending you twice-monthly email newsletters and press releases. By entering you also agree to your sketch being shared on the 3dtotal website and social media with reference to the competition.

"Sketching is the most exciting stage of work for me” © Jakub Rebelka

Happy sketching! We look forward to seeing your creations!

If you enjoy sketching competitions, make sure you join the Daily Sketching Workout group as well, which is run by one of our lovely editors, Marisa, whose work you can see above! Each day Marisa gives you a daily topic for inspiration. Plus there are weekly prizes for the best sketch!

Related links

For some sci-fi inspiration, check out this Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-fi sneak peek
For some sketching tips from the experts, have a read of these 10 tips on Creative Bloq
Try Sketch Workshop: Robots & Spaceships for FREE

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Readers Comments (Newest on Top)
Micky on Fri, 18 September 2015 6:33pm
This is a great contest...
How many sketches are we allowed to participate with?
Charlie on Sat, 12 September 2015 9:19am
Can we get a hashtag going for those who want to share their work and see the other entries? #3dtotal
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