Sketchfab Hand Painting Challenge: Winter Scene

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Brrrrr! For many of us it’s starting to get cold outside with winter being well on it’s way. What better way to spend these long winter evenings than hand painting a cosy (or freezing!) winter scene?

Update: Winner – Edelweiß Hut by Nicole Williams :snowflake:

To get you started, Sketchfab Masters CurlsCurly and dark-minaz have created a UV mapped model of a cosy winter cottage, UV mapped and ready to go – download it and and paint it up in any style you like (making sure you credit her as per the Rules):


  • You can use any painting application that you want for this.
  • Submit only new work, but feel free to submit multiple scenes.
  • Once you’ve created your scene, upload it to Sketchfab and tag it #HandpaintedWinterScene.
  • Hand painted textures only! This means creating the textures from scratch using Photoshop or any painting software instead of images.
  • No editing of the original model geometry is allowed but you can hand paint normal, emissive etc. maps
  • Credit CurlsCurly for her model in your model description, and include a link back to the original by adding this Markdown code:
    Based on "[Cottage UV](" by [Curlscurly](, licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike.
  • Share what you’re planning to create and ‘work in progress’ on the challenge thread in the forum!
  • Submission deadline is Wednesday, December 20 (23:59 New York time – EST).





  • $100 Amazon Voucher
  • 3 months of Sketchfab PRO to your account


Terms and Conditions

  • No purchase necessary.
  • By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to the conditions.
  • This is a contest for individuals, no teams.
  • No alternative prizes available. The prize draw is not open to Sketchfab employees or their families.
  • No ripping of models or textures from anywhere on the Internet, all entries must be original works.
  • The judges’ decision are final – in case of dispute, no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Winning entries will be documented and may be used for promotional purposes.
  • Contestants models must be uploaded to Sketchfab and tagged #HandpaintedWinterScene to be considered.
  • Winners retain all Intellectual Property as per Sketchfab standard Terms and Conditions.
  • Winners and winning entries may be required to take part in any publicity resulting from this competition.
  • The winners will be contacted by Friday, December 22nd.
  • Promoter: Sketchfab Inc, 1123 Broadway, Suite 501, New York, NY 10010, USA.

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