We're delighted to announce the winner of our competition with Computer Arts Project: Matt Long. We received many applications to this competition, and the overall quality of the entries was very high, but Matt impressed the judges with an original and well-executed character design. He wins a copy of Maya, access to the online Maya Core course, and a 6 weeks intensive Characters Course with us at Escape HQ in London.
Matt says "I often enter competitions to keep my skill levels up, and winning always feels fantastic. The great thing about this competition is the prize. The opportunity to have access to Escape's courses is the icing on the cake."
Matt Long's Competition Entry
A late comer to CG, Matt is currently a part-time lecturer and student mentor in Wales. "I've tried my hand at almost everything to do with CG and design, from graphic design to website building to 3D design. My passion is for character design, and my dream would be to work in the industry. Winning the Computer Arts Project competition and getting to go on an Escape Studios course can only help fulfil that goal."
Thaddeus Maharaj and Habib Niazi were runners up in the competition. Thaddeus came second with a well executed idea that has potential but the judges felt needed refining. Habib was third with an entry that impressed with the basis anatomy, although some areas needed further development. Each received an online Maya Core course.
Matt's work can be viewed on his blog, Sinzalot.
Thaddeus Maharaj's Competition Entry
Habib Niazi's Competition Entry