Patreon Challenge 4 Winners + Next Challenge!

General / 15 September 2020


Thanks to people who submitted designs to the latest Design Challenge!

In this video I give critique to the submitted designs and renders:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz4Q6Ppm7pk&feature=youtu.be (video is still processing HD at time of post)



Join next month's challenge to win a Garuda T-Shirt- feel and corona mask! 





- How to join the next Discord Challenge -

-----BRIEF FOR NEXT CHALLENGE AT BOTTOM OF POST-----

1. Join the Discord

2. Submit works into the correct Discord channel -  Design Challenges -

3. Submit final submission to the google doc page for the challenge (include viewport images)  here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EBlMHOePmOfAOkKGmuffcPUvYcwoU-MeTUApy3W-lF0/edit?usp=sharing

Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/alexsenechal

Discord- https://discord.gg/88hR3WU


Challenge 2  winners:

Vytautas Vizbaras

https://www.artstation.com/zozeorswaf



Christian Cuervo

https://www.artstation.com/christiancuervo




PATREON CHALLENGE 4 BRIEF

Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/alexsenechal

Discord- https://discord.gg/88hR3WU






  

Patreon Challenge 3 Winners + Next Challenge!

General / 17 July 2020


Thanks to people who submitted designs to the latest Patreon Challenge!

In this video I give critique to the submitted designs and renders:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-PqVC303Kg&feature=youtu.be


  


Join next month's challenge to win a Garuda T-Shirt- feel free to suggest other prizes too!




- How to join the next Discord Challenge 3 -

-----BRIEF FOR NEXT CHALLENGE AT BOTTOM OF POST-----

1. Join the Discord and lowest tier patreon

2. Submit works into the correct Discord channel - Patreon Design Challenges -

3. Submit final submission to the google doc page for the challenge (include viewport images)  here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EBlMHOePmOfAOkKGmuffcPUvYcwoU-MeTUApy3W-lF0/edit?usp=sharing

Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/alexsenechal

Discord- https://discord.gg/ysferU


Challenge 2  winners:

Vytautas Vizbaras

https://www.artstation.com/zozeorswaf 


Creditian Istani

https://www.artstation.com/creditian



PATREON CHALLENGE 3 BRIEF

Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/alexsenechal

Discord- https://discord.gg/ysferU


Patreon Challenge 2 Winners + Next Challenge!

General / 18 March 2020

Hey everyone!

I wanted to announce the winners of the first Patreon Challenge and talk a bit about the next one, which is a design challenge!

The winner is

Stefano Zaramella

 https://www.artstation.com/stefano_zaramella

and 

Cane T

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/L2Pdv5

You will be getting a Garuda design T shirt and 1 free month in the mentorship tier on patreon including classes, career advice and feedback/paintovers, great job!


https://www.artstation.com/stefano_zaramella

 https://www.artstation.com/artwork/L2Pdv5

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/XBkzOl

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/w8k9qL

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/1n9NYo


Thanks so much to everyone who participated, I went through every submission and gave feedback in a 40 minute video exclusivly for patreon people and went in depth on each submission so you can each level up, and make the next works even better. You can check that out here:

The next challenge:

For the next challenge it's simple, design a weapon, which type is up to you, remember, focus on the design and modeling, rendering isn't important to me. It will all be taking place on my Patreon Discord and ending on the Last day of April. 

https://www.patreon.com/alexsenechal


Patreon Challenge Winners + Next Challenge!

General / 22 December 2019

Hey everyone!

I wanted to announce the winners of the first Patreon Challenge and talk a bit about the next one, which is a design challenge!

The winner is Michel Kalisz https://www.artstation.com/artwork/1nDbBo

You will be getting a Garuda design T shirt and 1 free month in the mentorship tier on patreon including classes, career advice and feedback/paintovers, great job!


The winner from the mentorship tier is Milan Frey! https://www.artstation.com/milan


Thanks so much to everyone who participated, I went through every submission and gave feedback in a 1.5 hour video exclusivly for patreon people and went in depth on each submission so you can each level up, and make the next works even better. You can check that out here:

The next challenge:
In this next challenge is centered around designing a medical device from a brief, and judged on creativity and execution of form and function, and how well is hits the brief, but with a lot of freedom, all taking place on my Patreon Discord and ending on the Last day of January.

Before you stop reading, check out the other submissions for the challenges here:

E2GO:

Hau Tran: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/QzqD0E

Florian Benedikt: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Jl03A0

Rykker:

Flaflip:

Tbnao:


  

PATREON ONLY - Monthly Prop Challenge -001

General / 27 October 2019

PATREON MONTHLY PROP CONTEST INFORMATION

JOIN ONLY ON PATREON


Rules- 

-1 Month timeline -

-Due on the last day of each month 

-Can use any modeling software, try and make it cleanly modeled as possible! 

-Must post progress on the Discord channel 

GOAL-

The goal is to practice understanding and interpreting the forms/shapes and proportions. Everyone will interpret the concept differently and it will be fun to see how everyone approaches the asset creation. I will do a writeup on my findings and talk about how people interpret concepts and common pitfalls and patterns at the end if there is enough finished entries.

POST PROGRESS-

Remember, design is important, and how well you render that design, while important, isn’t as important as the design itself, keep in mind, a good design looks good without lighting, without shading and fancy presentation, so share WIPs and viewport screens! Don’t be insecure about it! 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION-

I hope everyone will help each-other and explain how to improve and give crit, don’t be shy and if you don’t like your design, that’s the best place to be, because if you were happy then you can’t begin to understand why you don’t like it and grow, so post! The sooner you post too, the sooner you can get good feedback, focus on your blockouts, a good blockout is a good foundation for building a solid design, details are just the spice on top. You shouldn’t build a building on a bad foundation, same with design.

JUDGING - 

I will judge entries based on quality of design and modeling, rendering is a plus but not required, just pure quality of modeling and interpretation of the design. Judging on the last month happens in the first week of each month.

Rewards-

- X1 Garuda Shirt Design (*Must provide address)

- X1 Free Month in the Mentorship Tier 

- X1 Portfolio review and critique

Patreon Updates - Organic Design - Pistol Concept Phase 1

General / 30 September 2019

Video on the concepting phase of a new weapon I'll be making up on Patreon!

I will be talking about the whole process after it's down, break-down the design and functional parts as well as what I learned along the way.

 I will be taking it into Fusion 360 this week and those videos will be coming out soon.

Additionally, all the mentorship classes and livestreams over the last month+ are up on Patreon as well, next class in 1-2 week.


Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/alexsenechal 



  


  


  


I also dropped a video on Organic shape and form design in Zbrush! 



  


  


  

GARUDA x PATREON

General / 16 August 2019
I decided to create a Patreon so I can focus on what I love, bringing my own universe to life and sharing what I learn and know along the way. 
I will be posting sketchs, source and model files, video tutorials, design tips and tricks and way more! Check it out here:

Thanks!




PREVIEW OF WHAT I'M WORKING ON NOW:
 Videos, design considerations, and much more for each of these designs as they progress, and the progress already made is already recorded!