digital favelas - part 2


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How to Enter

Follow these steps and get your creative juices flowing.


Watch the announcement video.


Download the files.


Create a kickass image.


Submit your WIPs anytime and your final image on by February 18th at 6:00 CET (UTC+1) and relax with the satisfaction of a job well done.


Post your image in the D2 Community FB Group or on Instagram with #d2challenge and #mattepaintcontest. And don’t forget to sign up at in order to post a WIP and your final image!


Join us for the live judging stream at the end of the month.

some other important stuff


The #D2Challenge is back for round with with! 


Welcome to Digital Favelas Matte Painting Challenge!

This is part 2 of our competition series. In this part we will focus on 2D technique’s and mostly Photoshop work starting from a base 3D render. The contest is free for anyone and you do NOT have to have participated in the first part in order to join this one! The scope of this second stage of the contest is to take one of the provided 3D renders and create a totally new matte painting environment inspired by inspired by the Favelas of Brazil.

Artists are obliged, but not limited, to use one of the provided 3D renders from the first part of the contest.


Do not forget to join our D2 Community Facebook Group to share your challenge related work with the rest of community prior to the live judging. 

If you have any problems or questions, please email us.

The winner will be chosen by Fabio, Jason, Conrad Allen, Oleksiy Golovchenko, and Ander Alencar during the live stream deliberation on March 19, 2021, at 21:00 (UTC+1).

Personal data collected via the submission form to the D2 Challenge will only be used for purposes regarding the specific challenge for which it is submitted. If you would like to sign up for the D2 Newsletter, please sign up in the webpage footer.

Most importantly, have fun, and we cannot wait to see what you come up with! 


This challenge will be run through the Mattepaint platform, so see the official rules and entry requirements on the dedicated challenge page.


1st place – 6 Month subscription Cinema 4D / 2nd place – 3 Month subscription Cinema 4D / 3rd place – 3 Month subscription Cinema 4D
1st place – Artist-Pro 12 Month subscription / 2nd place – Artist-Plus 12 Month subscription / 3rd place – Artist-Plus 3 Month Subscription

3D Packs from Big Medium Small

SiNi Software
1st place – one year All Access subscription / 2nd place – one year Ignite subscription / 3rd place – one year Ignite subscription
1st place – one year PRO membership / 2nd place – 6-month PRO membership / 3rd place – 3-month PRO membership

Prize Sponsors

If you would like to be a prize sponsor for the D2 Challenge, shoot us an email!