6 weeks ago I set the challenge of creating a scene based on the theme of Ancient Civilization, and a staggering 185 of you rose to the challenge!
I was really impressed the quality of the entries. To start with, here’s all 185 entries in random order:
EDIT: Due to the hacking of BlenderArtists, some entries were originally missed. But the problem has been corrected now and all entries are included. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you still can’t see your entry. Cheers
These entries didn’t win, but they came close and deserve a mention:
Amazing storytelling! I spent a great deal of time staring at this image, and my eyes were always drawn back to the expression on that poor victim’s face. It’s a perfect freeze frame of a moment in time that you just never get to see. Congrats on making such a compelling image!
This one reminds me a lot of Ice Age. I especially love the snow on the boots and the trees in the backdrop. It’s let down a little by the man’s face and the tiger, but those are both very hard to master. So a good attempt overall at an ambitious scene
Beautiful modelling and texturing! The work you’ve spent on the building clearly shows. From the modelling to the grungy textures, it looks perfect. IMO it’s just missing a few characters to breathe some life into the scene, making it feel less static. But otherwise well done!
I’m a sucker for nature themed scenes Compositionally this is fantastic. The trees perfectly frame the image, and the light on the castle in the backdrop draws your focus there. There’s some texture problems on the cliff and some of the nature in the foreground looks a little chaotic, but overall a very ambitious scene pulled off well.
Another brilliant entry Nathan! The modelling, texturing and detail is all there. The only thing letting this down is the lighting as it’s a bit dark , and perhaps a more expressive facial expression. But other than that great job. You can really feel the coldness of the scene through the image
A great wide open scene that does a great job of depicting life from time long past. I love the bold contrast in the lighting and the unique layers of architecture and nature throughout. The trees used in the foreground to balance the scene were a nice touch. Well done Shadosk!
I really like the dynamics of this image. You can really get a feel for the movement of the characters. The silhouette does a great job of leaving some mystery to the characters, whilst the rim lights avoid the all too common problem of black figures. My only beef with the image is that the background looks very out of focus, and so it’s hard to judge the scale of whatever is behind him. Other than that, great job Tom!
Although a very simple scene, you’ve presented an excellent case for the power of storytelling. Using shadows alone you’ve made the viewer wonder the context. Also, from a technical perspective I think you nailed the character poses perfectly. Frequently characters look stiff, but these (especially the boy) look very believable. Great job jnagy!
Another scene with great story telling! I especially like that you didn’t shy away from the difficult topic of creating crowds of people. It gives a rare visualization of the much pondered construction of the pyramids. Well done!
Beautiful colors and lighting! I like the muted and limited palette. Some of the textures seem out of scale (grunge from balcony) but overall I thought the whole scene was really well put together. Well done Hamza!
Here are a few more excellent entries that deserve a special mention:
- $500 for a charity of your choice
- Any item from the Blender eShop
- A permanent spot in the Winner’s Hall of Fame
Everything from the character design, modelling, texturing and lighting is fantastic. He really gives off a menacing vibe. Well done!
That concludes this competition! Unfortunately I don’t have time to explain why each entry didn’t win, but if you post your entry in the comments below, I’m sure the community will happily give you some pointers (if you want it).
Thank you everyone for entering!