Last year’s Christmas competition saw a huge amount of entries, and this year’s is no different!
198 artists entered into the competition. Which is quite a feat seeing as I gave you less than 3 weeks to complete it!
Let’s get into it…
Although these entries didn’t win, they came very close and deserve a mention:
Great use of composition to tell a story. I especially like the soft lighting and arrangement of the presents (I’ll bet that took a while), along with the paper. Very nice work overall. Great job niittymaa!
What an amazing effect! This is one of the closest attempts at a cartoon style I’ve seen created with Blender. And it came very close to winning! The lighting, setting, and characters are all wonderful. Really well done “thehood”! If you ever feel like sharing the secrets to achieving this unique style, I’m sure the blender community would love you for it
A nice looking Christmas scene with an interesting story. I especially like the effect of the lights shining through the window and causing a vertical flare. Well done CarloBergonzini!
Another stellar piece of artwork Pratik! You came very close to winning (for a third time!?). The details really set this apart from others. I especially like the snow embedded in the wispy fur. I just wish I knew what was in the foreground! Overall this is another excellent piece of work. Great job Pratik
Love it! Santa’s expression really sells it. It looks like it would be perfect for an advertisement or movie scene. I especially like the beard – very believable. Well done Nathan!
This one also came very close to winning! The first thought that came to mind was Toy Story 3. The same good vibes and cooky characters are there I’m not entirely sure what the story is about, but the details in the scene make up for it. I especially like the snow built up outside the window Great job Nita!
Love that Christmas tree! The whole scene really works well together. I’m not so keen on the note in the foreground, but other than it looks great. Well done Ezekiel123
Wow! Well done Rangiz!! I chose you as the winner because your scene checks all the boxes: Aesthetics, Story telling and Impact. The details in the characters are phenomenal, from the texturing on the soldier, to the fur on the mouse. The lighting and composition are also spot on.
A big thank you to everyone who entered into this year’s Christmas competition!
Unfortunately I don’t have time to go through each entry and explain why they didn’t win. But if you’d like feedback, post your image in the comments below and I’m sure the community will gladly give you some pointers.
So that’s all from me… Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you all in 2013