We’ve had another fantastic year for Search For A Star, with over 260 games projects created by students from across the UK and Europe. We’re now reaching the final stage of the challenges, and are pleased to reveal our finalists! These students have shown high level skills and created exceptional projects over the course of […]
In yet another record-breaking year, we received 49 project submissions for Character Art across both Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star! The standard of quality also reached a new high, with excellent & inventive characters created across both tiers, including Beccy Collins’ Overwatch-inspired JetPack Cat, Pearse McKenna’s Alien Explorer, Madelaine Kendall-Murray’s sinister […]
So, you’re at University studying 3D Character or Environment Art, VFX, Animation, Programming, Comp Sci or Game Design, right? You might not be thinking about it just yet, especially not in your first or second year, but you’re going to be hoping to get your first role in the games industry pretty soon aren’t you? You’ll […]
We take a look at what a games character artist does & what it takes to get a graduate or junior role in character art, from understanding the basic role, to industry expectations and what to include in your portfolio.
For the 2018 challenge, students were asked to create a character to an industry brief, presented in a set of emotive poses. Unlike previous years, everyone was given creative control of the concept, theme, style & story of their artwork, allowing more freedom of expression. As a result, we’ve ended up with an amazing range […]
With the second challenge of Search for a Star and Sumo Digital Rising Star now open, and the first challenge still well underway, we’re excited to announce the industry professionals who are providing individually tailored feedback on our art students’ first challenge portfolio submissions. We’ve been blown away by just how many industry professionals have […]
It’s that time of the year once again – Sumo Digital Rising Star and Search for a Star 2018 is open for registration! We’re on the search for talented student programmers, animators and character, environment and VFX artists who are looking to show off their skills. Top UK studios including Sumo Digital, Playground Games, nDreams […]