Character Design References is creating the Character Design Challenge!
143

patrons

$441
per month

Hey Challengers! Thank you so much for making your way to our Patreon page. We have some really big plans for the future and we are asking you to be a part of it all! But first, let's tell the artists who might not be familiar with our community yet, who we are! ^^

What is the Character Design Challenge?

The Character Design Challenge (or CDChallenge) is an international community of 2D artists of all skill levels and styles who share common goals: grow as artists, learn from each other, promote their work online and having fun designing characters together.

Once a month the members gather on a Facebook Group to challenge each other in a contest, in which they share their unique design of characters, based on a common theme, along with the links to promote their blogs and online stores. The finest designs win the challenge and a new theme is announced on the 7th day of each month.
The CDChallenge is an initiative of Character Design References™ (CDR), an independent webzine dedicated to sequential, illustrative and concept art from animation, games and comics.

Why the Character Design Challenge is using Patreon? 
Interest and participation in the past two years has been incredible. Artists from all over the world have contributed with thousands of stunning artworks, creating one the most compelling collective art projects on the Internet. This response has been one of the most rewarding parts of running the Character Design Challenge, but unfortunately this high level of participation has also made it increasingly difficult to keep it going.

Organising all the monthly challenges, managing thousands of entries, deleting spam, inviting the jurors, replying to hundreds of questions and moderating the community is a full time commitment which requires a great deal of time, money and energy. This level of organisation is hard to achieve and very difficult to maintain without any help.

The purpose of this Patreon page is to create a simple way for fans, individual artists, art schools and private companies to support this project. The main goal is to make the Character Design Challenge our first priority, so that we can fully commit to promote the work of all the incredible designers who have made this community great.

How does Patreon work exactly?

Patreon works a bit like Kickstarter, but instead of asking you to invest a bunch of money on a product that still needs to be created, it makes you leave a small tip every month to support an already existing project and, by doing so, also access exclusive perks.

To make it even more simple, think of it as just chucking a few coins to a street musician, only you are doing it online. Patreon is way to join your favourite creator's community and help them for making the stuff you love. You can also watch this video to learn more about how Patreon works.

What do I get by supporting the CDChallenge on Patreon?



Quite a LOT of good stuff! You will vote in the monthly surveys here on Patreon, to choose the new Theme of the Month (or you will simply discover it before everyone else, 2 days before), you will have access to the Challenge Rewards (the list can be found HERE).

Basically, by pledging on this Patreon page, you can upgrade your free Character Design Challenge membership (known as Freebie) to a new one (Tipper, Supporter), which will give you access to different perks. The more you support the Character Design Challenge, the more you get. Simple as that.

You can discover all the details about the different levels of Membership directly on this page, under the section ''Rewards'', or on our website by clicking HERE.


Can I still join Character Design Challenge for free?

Of course you can! The Character Design Challenge is and will ALWAYS be free. If you can't comfortably afford to support us here on Patreon, don't give it a second thought. You can keep being a Freebie member, participate in the monthly challenges and promote your work for free, as you have always done.

But if you’re comfortable with chipping in any amount for any duration, please know that receiving your support on this page would be hugely appreciated and would help us out massively, to secure the future of the Character Design Challenge.

THANK YOU ALL for being a part of this journey! ^^ 




Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
69 patrons

Think of this as chucking a coin to a street musician. You simply want to show your support for our project and that is absolutely great! All the members who decide to pledge $1 per month* here on Patreon will get:

  • THEME PREVIEW You will discover** the new Theme of the Month for CDChallenge 2 days earlier.

*hint - you can also pledge any amount you like per month

**important - the preview of the new Theme of the Month will be revealed to you here on Patreon on the 5th, each month!

Pledge $5 or more per month
113 patrons


Think of this as offering a pint of beer to a friend. You want to have a deeper involvement and more decision-making power in the organisation behind the Character Design Challenge, and that is awesome! All the members who will pledge $5 per month* here on Patreon will get***:

  • SURVEY ACCESS Every month you will vote in the exclusive survey to choose the new Theme of the Month for the CDChallenge! You will access to the survey here on Patreon on the 3rd, each month! You will also discover the result 2 days earlier!
  • CHALLENGE REWARDS  The finest artworks** submitted in our monthly challenge will receive amazing rewards each month! The list of all the Challenge Rewards is HERE. The 3 designs who will receive the Challenge Rewards will also be promoted on all our social pages along with the classic Winners of the CDChallenge!

*hint - you can also pledge any amount you like per month

**important - don't forget to repost your design for the current challenge here on our Patreon page to be considered for the Challenge Rewards

***very important - don't forget to include your shipping address! So we know where to send the Challenge Rewards! ^^
Goals
$441 of $1,500 per month



This is all it takes to cover all our basic expanses to menage CDR and the Character Design Challenge community! 

Reaching this goal will enable us to continue this fantastic journey with all of you, and keep promoting the work of the amazing artists of the Character Design Challenge on our networks, every day! 

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Hey Challengers! Thank you so much for making your way to our Patreon page. We have some really big plans for the future and we are asking you to be a part of it all! But first, let's tell the artists who might not be familiar with our community yet, who we are! ^^

What is the Character Design Challenge?

The Character Design Challenge (or CDChallenge) is an international community of 2D artists of all skill levels and styles who share common goals: grow as artists, learn from each other, promote their work online and having fun designing characters together.

Once a month the members gather on a Facebook Group to challenge each other in a contest, in which they share their unique design of characters, based on a common theme, along with the links to promote their blogs and online stores. The finest designs win the challenge and a new theme is announced on the 7th day of each month.
The CDChallenge is an initiative of Character Design References™ (CDR), an independent webzine dedicated to sequential, illustrative and concept art from animation, games and comics.

Why the Character Design Challenge is using Patreon? 
Interest and participation in the past two years has been incredible. Artists from all over the world have contributed with thousands of stunning artworks, creating one the most compelling collective art projects on the Internet. This response has been one of the most rewarding parts of running the Character Design Challenge, but unfortunately this high level of participation has also made it increasingly difficult to keep it going.

Organising all the monthly challenges, managing thousands of entries, deleting spam, inviting the jurors, replying to hundreds of questions and moderating the community is a full time commitment which requires a great deal of time, money and energy. This level of organisation is hard to achieve and very difficult to maintain without any help.

The purpose of this Patreon page is to create a simple way for fans, individual artists, art schools and private companies to support this project. The main goal is to make the Character Design Challenge our first priority, so that we can fully commit to promote the work of all the incredible designers who have made this community great.

How does Patreon work exactly?

Patreon works a bit like Kickstarter, but instead of asking you to invest a bunch of money on a product that still needs to be created, it makes you leave a small tip every month to support an already existing project and, by doing so, also access exclusive perks.

To make it even more simple, think of it as just chucking a few coins to a street musician, only you are doing it online. Patreon is way to join your favourite creator's community and help them for making the stuff you love. You can also watch this video to learn more about how Patreon works.

What do I get by supporting the CDChallenge on Patreon?



Quite a LOT of good stuff! You will vote in the monthly surveys here on Patreon, to choose the new Theme of the Month (or you will simply discover it before everyone else, 2 days before), you will have access to the Challenge Rewards (the list can be found HERE).

Basically, by pledging on this Patreon page, you can upgrade your free Character Design Challenge membership (known as Freebie) to a new one (Tipper, Supporter), which will give you access to different perks. The more you support the Character Design Challenge, the more you get. Simple as that.

You can discover all the details about the different levels of Membership directly on this page, under the section ''Rewards'', or on our website by clicking HERE.


Can I still join Character Design Challenge for free?

Of course you can! The Character Design Challenge is and will ALWAYS be free. If you can't comfortably afford to support us here on Patreon, don't give it a second thought. You can keep being a Freebie member, participate in the monthly challenges and promote your work for free, as you have always done.

But if you’re comfortable with chipping in any amount for any duration, please know that receiving your support on this page would be hugely appreciated and would help us out massively, to secure the future of the Character Design Challenge.

THANK YOU ALL for being a part of this journey! ^^ 




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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
69 patrons

Think of this as chucking a coin to a street musician. You simply want to show your support for our project and that is absolutely great! All the members who decide to pledge $1 per month* here on Patreon will get:

  • THEME PREVIEW You will discover** the new Theme of the Month for CDChallenge 2 days earlier.

*hint - you can also pledge any amount you like per month

**important - the preview of the new Theme of the Month will be revealed to you here on Patreon on the 5th, each month!

Pledge $5 or more per month
113 patrons


Think of this as offering a pint of beer to a friend. You want to have a deeper involvement and more decision-making power in the organisation behind the Character Design Challenge, and that is awesome! All the members who will pledge $5 per month* here on Patreon will get***:

  • SURVEY ACCESS Every month you will vote in the exclusive survey to choose the new Theme of the Month for the CDChallenge! You will access to the survey here on Patreon on the 3rd, each month! You will also discover the result 2 days earlier!
  • CHALLENGE REWARDS  The finest artworks** submitted in our monthly challenge will receive amazing rewards each month! The list of all the Challenge Rewards is HERE. The 3 designs who will receive the Challenge Rewards will also be promoted on all our social pages along with the classic Winners of the CDChallenge!

*hint - you can also pledge any amount you like per month

**important - don't forget to repost your design for the current challenge here on our Patreon page to be considered for the Challenge Rewards

***very important - don't forget to include your shipping address! So we know where to send the Challenge Rewards! ^^