In a time where client demands are becoming seemingly more and more demanding, one of the best things an artist can dream of is having total creative freedom on a project. With this in mind, leading creative software company Corel is inviting artists and designers from around the world to spread their creative wings and join its Epic Character Contest (opens in new tab).
The clue is very much in the title, the pure focus of the contest is on epic character creation. So do you have an idea for a strong and unique character? One that embodies your excitement and creative energy? If so, this is the new project for you.
In order to create the best character, you need the best software. This is where industry leading art apps Corel Painter 2017 and CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO come in. Use one or both applications to create your artwork – Corel Painter 2017 and CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO are fully equipped with all the tools you need to develop the most amazing character designs. Combine the two and you are armed with a streamlined character creation workflow that can produce truly mind-blowing results.
Corel Painter 2017 and CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO’s capabilities are showcased beautifully by professional illustrator and art director of Imagine Incredible Comics, Harvey Bunda. Bunda relies on both programs for sketching, inking and the detailed painting of his incredible character design. In this video, he dives into his favourite brushes and workflow in both art applications:
Don’t have the apps? You can buy them both right now in a specially reduced one-time bundle deal (opens in new tab). Or if you want to try before you buy, free trial versions are also available here (opens in new tab).
Like the contest itself, the prizes are also epic, with winners walking away with top-class products from the Smith Micro/Celsys, Corel, Wacom and Future Publishing. Plus the artists finishing in the top spots will also win opportunities that money simply can’t buy.
The top three submissions and their stories will be recognised as part of a feature story in an upcoming issue of ImagineFX, the best-selling magazine for digital artists. And the grand prize (valued over US $2500) includes a one-on-one mentorship with professional concept artist and illustrator Harvey Bunda for one day. Runners up will also receive prizes from Wacom or Nintendo, in addition to the Corel Painter 2017 and CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO software bundle.
Corel’s Epic Character Contest is the perfect opportunity to showcase your artwork and possibly win some amazing prizes at the same time. So what are you waiting for? Head over to the Epic Character Contest (opens in new tab) now to enter and for full terms and conditions. Don’t miss out, entries close on 14 April 2017. Good luck!
All images courtesy of Harvey Bunda.