I haven't entered contests for a while, so I forgot how really important it is that I do, because if gives me a chance to practice and learn new things. In this case, I learned a phenomenal amount about Substance Painter and Adobe Dimension in the creation of my entry for the "Adobe Stock - The Art of 3D Insects" challenge hosted here at Artstation.
I still feel as though my entry is rather unpolished and needs a lot of work, and it highlights the very large amount that I have yet to learn, but it's done and it captured the essence of the idea that evolved as I made it. And, I really did learn so much! I feel like this helped me speed up my Substance Painter workflow immensely, and it's a fabulous feeling to really immerse myself in learning again! I'm so thankful to Artstation, Adobe, and the Natural History Museum of London for holding this challenge!!