Top 20 Blender Artworks from 2013

Wooooo it’s a new year, which means it’s time for another BLENDER ART RECAP!

By my counts there has been a 26% increase in the quantity of Blender art from the last year (124 pages in the finished projects gallery in 2013, versus the 92 from 2012). Which means we’re either gaining users or increasing the quantity of renders we post…

Either way, I can say with certainty that the quality of artwork from 2013 is the best we’ve seen so far.

So here they are, the Top 20 Blender Artworks from 2013 (as decided by me):

20. Italian Style

Created by Bhavin Solanki

Created by Bhavin Solanki


19. Cycles Test

Created by raylight75

Created by raylight75


18. Indian Rider

Created by ntnsftr

Created by ntnsftr


17. Crononauta

Created by Alessandro Chiffi

Created by Alessandro Chiffi


16. Art Gallery of Ontario

Created by Ross Franks

Created by Ross Franks – Winner of the Architecture Academy Comp!


15. MIG 21 over Vietnam

Created by ookka

Created by ookka


14. Library Painted Red

Created by Wing Wai Sze

Created by Wing Wai Sze


13. Double Dutch

Created by Richard Borrett

Created by Richard Borrett


12. Betty Von Notty

Created by Lucas Falcao

Created by Lucas Falcao


11. Violet

Created by Lucas Falcao

Created by Lucas Falcao


10. New Generation of Mig

Created by Maciek Jutrzenka

Created by Maciek Jutrzenka


9. Of Butterflies and Astronauts

Created by Markus Nowak

Created by Markus Nowak


8. Mix Familial & Workshop House

Created by Enrico Cerica

Created by Enrico Cerica


7. Her Majesty’s Zeppelins

Created by Gleb Alexandrov

Created by Gleb Alexandrov


6. Before the Rain

Created by

Created by


5. The Brushes

Created by Gleb Alexandrov

Created by Gleb Alexandrov


4. River Side

Created by Enrico Cerica

Created by Enrico Cerica


3. The Ghost

Created by Gleb Alexandrov

Created by Gleb Alexandrov – Winner of the Blender Cookie Halloween Contest


2. Valour


Created by Chris Coppoletti


1. The Rabbit and the Train

Created by Spelle - Winner of the 2013 Christmas Comp!

Created by Spelle – Winner of the 2013 Christmas Comp!

And of course we can’t forget animations!


My 2 Favourites:

2. En Passant

1. Caminandes: Gran Dillama

A big kudos and congrats to everyone featured in the list! In my eyes, you’re the cream of the crop.

A truly fantastic year of artwork from the Blender community. Definitely some of the best artwork ever created by the community.

And I’m sure the artwork from 2014 will be even more impressive. Looking forward to another great year!

About Andrew Price

User of Blender for 9+ years. I've written tutorials for 3d World Magazine and spoken at three Blender conferences. My goal is to help artists get employed in the industry by making training accessible and easy to understand. I'm an Aussie and I live in South Korea ;)
  • Andrew Garcia

    The Rabbit and The Train OMG!!

  • Fuck you

    This is madness.

    • Woarius

      Madness… Sparta ?

  • David Maisuradze

    i wonder, shall i be able to do stuff like that one day!

  • Praevus

    Amazing display of Blender artwork. I especially liked ‘Her Majesty’s Zeppelins’ by Gleb Alexandrov. Wonderful work!

  • ookka

    Thanks a lot for selection. Such a lot of great works with Blender !

  • slonstudioorg

    Note that Spelle is a Gleb Alexandrov’s nikname

  • Metin Seven

    I see 20 very impressive realistic artworks, but I personally miss daring, refreshing 3D style experiments, such as dynamic Freestyle artwork and artistic low-poly artwork. I’d call this Andrew Price’s Impressive Realism Top 20.

  • Arkadiusz Kasprzyk

    Gleb Alexandrov is my hero. Probably best blender artist.

    • Spelle

      You are too kind. but thanks!

  • Matt Beker

    cant wait to enter every bg comp this year and try make the list

  • Ross Franks

    Very humbled to be on here, since the other works are so amazing. And thanks once again Andrew for all your help over 2013, looking forward to it continuing in 2014!!!

  • Nathan Ferguson

    I love the ‘Her Majesty’s Zeppelins’ piece by Gleb Alexandrov! Brilliant in every way. Congrats to evryone else featured! AMAZING work

  • Regus Ttef

    I agree with about 80% of this, but there are a few that I would have included and some I would not.

  • Sch0lastics

    Very fantastic Works .. congratulations to all !

  • Spelle

    Very motivating to be mentioned here. Thank you all!

    • Yanclos

      you are one of the best. I beg you to do more tutorials or trainingS.

      • 4beaches

        I agree. Both Her Majesty’s Zeppelins and Brushes are spectacular. Amazing work and I am looking forward to more!

  • Xerubian

    Congrats to Gleb! He is mentioned three times. Amazing!

  • CMD Bileena

    Luuurve the indian rider and violet… not that they arn’t all fantastic.

  • Ryan Sweeney

    Inspirational indeed. Not only the output of the rendered scenes, but what level of imagination and work that must go into a lot of these!

  • Mohamed Mangoulch

    great!!like alll!!!

  • owmywrists

    I can not sit here looking at number 7 being 7. It’s by far the most professional work, It should at least be in the top 3.

    • Hamish Mclaggan

      true you need extra points for a creative story/theme incorporated, like brushes are very nice, better than i could ever do, but it just shows off one creative skill.
      Nonetheless thank you Andrew for compiling a great list

  • josephfarrar

    I don’t like # 17 that much

  • martin_lindelof

    Not done in Cycles, rendered with Cycles done in Blender. Lots and lots of texturing skills and modelling. 3-2-1 should swap place with 5-6-7. Just look at that lighting in the Zeppelin pic, and the modeling.

  • Someone

    All these pieces were done in Cycles is there a secret there ?

    • yaang

      some of them were rendered with octane

    • Someone

      what octane is?

      • Kramon

        other rendering engine.

  • raitoringo

    Fantastic works!

  • greg p

    It sure was a cool year Blender wise, it is getting better and better.
    I actually think there must be more people interested in Blender, it has a dramatically improved in public perception as to what it really is capable of, due to all the great works out there, Tears of Steel, Blender Guru, Blender Cookie, Caminandes , etc. which I think makes people curious at least, some must be taking it seriously enough to start learning it.
    Definitely one of my highlights of 2013 was the Architecture Academy, thanks Andrew, eagerly awaiting AA 1.5 in April!