Level up your skills with our monthly art contest!
Knowing what art to create and staying motivated when you are trying to go pro can be challenging. Critique arena provides a monthly prompt with a deadline and a chance for professional feedback to help you build your portfolio, so you can move closer to getting your first professional gig.
Critique Arena is a monthly art contest put on by SVSlearn.com. Challengers submit art pieces based on a monthly prompt. The Top16 are chosen by our judges to enter the Arena. In the arena each piece is given a critique, then the audience gets to vote who will move to the next round. Each arena has two winners who are then offered a paid illustration gig from SVSlearn.com.
The Critique Arena event is held live the second Thursday of the month and voting is exclusive to SVSLearn subscribers. Active subscribers will receive emails about when the Critique Arena live event takes place.
Not able to make it? You can watch previous recordings here!
For a chance to win, go to CritiqueArena.com for details on how to submit. Be sure to post your entry by the last day of the month!
Hope to see you in the arena!
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May 2019: Mermay
June 2019: Godzilla's Next Challenger
July 2019: When Summer Vacation Goes Wrong
August 2019: Superstition
September 2019: “Everyone was shocked to see her show up to school with ___.”
October 2019: The experiment worked! Penny was so relieved to have her dog back from the dead. PART 1
October 2019: The experiment worked! Penny was so relieved to have her dog back from the dead. PART 2
November 2019: Slowvember Part 1
November 2019: Slowvember Part 2
December 2019: "...as she listened closely, she overheard them talking about her..."
January 2020: The tracks in the snow were unlike anything Will had ever seen before.
February 2020: Nightfall
March 2020: Everything was rattling, falling apart and breaking!!!
April 2020: Lisa's robot invention worked great, until it did this...
May 2020: Isolation Part 1 (Sweet 16)
May 2020: Isolation Part 2 (Lightening Round)
June 2020: Illustrate a short story about Monkey and Croc
July 2020: Wizard of Oz book cover
August 2020: Dragonfly
September 2020: Ink Fairy
October 2020: Everyone was having a great time at the Halloween feast until...
November 2020: Together
November 2020: All Stars
December 2020: Design A Yeti
January 2021: Design A Yeti Home
February 2021: Yeti Chef Spot Illustration
March 2021: Design a Fairy Tale Traveler
April 2021: Design A Fairy Tale Inn
May 2021: Fairy Tale Situation
June 2021: Meet Albert!
July 2021: Design Albert's House
September 2021: Design A Character For Inktober
October 2021: Sprout
November 2021: Star
December 2021: All Stars
January 2022: Tiger
February 2022: Riley Made Something
March 2022: Special Critique Session
April 2022:Design the coolest treehouse in the world!
May 2022: Storm!
July 2022: Rabbit Road Race
August 2022: Design A Superhero
September 2022: Cloud
October 2022: Glow
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