The Lightbox Expo
ArtStation
Present

Box of Mystery Challenge

ArtStation was excited to introduce our first creative partnership with Lightbox Expo, launching the first Lightbox Expo Challenge!

The theme of the Lightbox Expo Challenge was Box of Mystery where we challenged artists to imagine mysterious worlds, characters and situations. The response was amazing, with almost 6,000 artists joining the challenge.

We’re very happy to present the results of the challenge, celebrating the winning entries, the Honourable Mentions, and the entries we just loved.

Challenge winners

Character Design

Honourable Mentions

Challenge winners

Keyframe Design

Honourable Mentions

Challenge winners

Environment Design

Honourable Mentions

Challenge winners

Prop Design

Honourable Mentions

Challenge winners

2D Animation

Honourable Mentions

Challenge Favourites

Boddy Chiu
Wow!! I’m absolutely blown away by the entries for this challenge. I don’t know what must have been harder, to create these amazing entries or to pick a winner... They all look like winners!
Boddy Chiu
Co-Founder Lightbox Expo

Sponsors

MSIWacomProcreateAdobeKitbash3DIntinite PainterArtStation

Judges

A stellar judging team from the entertainment industry took on the daunting task of judging the five categories for the Lightbox Expo Box of Mystery challenge.

Christian Alzmann
Christian Alzmann
Lucasfilm Concept Design Supervisor, ILM
San Francisco, USA
Phillip Boutte Jr.
Phillip Boutte Jr.
Freelance Production Designer
Los Angeles, USA
Helen Mingjue Chen
Helen Mingjue Chen
Art Director, Walt Disney Animation
Los Angeles, USA
Justin Goby Fields
Justin Goby Fields
Director, Sanctum Studios
Los Angeles, USA
Stephen Silver
Stephen Silver
Silver Drawing Academy
Los Angeles, USA
Wesley Burt
Wesley Burt
Visual Development Artist, Marvel Studios
Los Angeles, USA
Joanna Davidovich
Joanna Davidovich
Freelance Animation Artist
Atlanta, USA

Challenge Hosts