Official VFX Sketch #40: Part 1/3: Music

Background image source: League of Legends (DJ Sona)


:notes: :musical_note: Part 1/3: Music :musical_note: :notes:

Vote result:

Back by literal popular demand, we will be theming the next 3 months based on, you guessed it, Music! What does it mean!??!

Month 1 (this month): Draw 2D concepts based on the ‘music’ thematic. Vote on your favorite concepts!

Month 2 (February): Anyone can pick one of the top 3 concepts and make an effect based off of it. Vote on your favorite VFX!

Month 3 (March): Winners post their projects and participants reimagine January’s winning entries. Think of it like a re-skin! Vote on your favorite reimaginations!

We’re excited to have the community working together these next 3 months and can’t wait to see what you make! Let’s jam :musical_note: !


  • Create a 2D concept based on the thematic ‘music’. You can make multiple but your final should be a single sequence of concepts or single concept (it’s ok if you make a sequence of concepts play in a gif form for your final entry). Think of the colors, shapes, motion, and how you are tying in the thematic!

Scoring and Winning:
As in the previous sketch we will be voting through a community voting system! Follow the challenge rules to up your chances of winning!

Submitting: Create a new topic in the " Events > 40 - Part 1/3: Music " category with your name and sketch number in the title (Like this: “DJ Sona: Sketch #40” ), and post your updates to your topic during the month!

When you are finished, Edit your first post so it holds the final concept in the form of Images or High-Quality GIFs.


  • Always cite your sources! Is your work based on someone else’s? Let us know! Always show your references.
  • All entries must be made during the running period shown below.
  • Do feel free to use any tool, system or workflow that pre-existed. Although we encourage experimentation.
  • Using a simple environment for presentation is allowed, but should remain simple and serve only as background.

December 1st → January 31st 11:59 PST

Favorite : Will recieve a golden badge and avatar icon.
Runner up : Will recieve a silver badge and avatar icon.
All Participants : Will recieve a participations badge.


:sparkles: :gem: Sketch Hall of Fame (People who have Sketch Diamond - x3 wins!) :gem: :sparkles::


Please reply with any questions, references, or tips and tricks!

Good luck, have fun!
:musical_note: :sparkles:


Sounds really cool !
Can’t wait to see the concepts brought by people :smiley:

Also, month 3 is dope, I think I’ll do it :+1:


All the wubs! Looking forward to what everyone comes up with

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We’ll be extending the deadline of this one through to the end January so people can enjoy their new year! Happy holidays all, we’ll see you next year!!:partying_face::tada: