Weekly CG Challenge #103: "Death"

Background artwork by Hu Zheng

Welcome to Weekly CG Challenge #103 with the topic “Death”!


Deadline: July 3rd, 2017 12:00 GMT (noon)

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Topic Description

Death – Time for a really joyful topic! Well, actually no, the topic is “death” so we don’t expect many happy artworks this time. Until mankind has eventually found a way to become immortal, we must all face the Grim Reaper at some point in our lives. But what is death? The definite ending? A humourless dude with a black hoodie? Or the door to another state of being? When you come to think about it, there are more than one aspect about death. Come and show us your interpretation!

  • Use the provided topic
  • Create a new work
  • Submit only one entry per challenge
  • Mind the deadline
  • Use any software of your choice (3d or 2d tools)
  • Image entries should be at least 1000 pixels wide
  • Work only digitally
  • Don’t submit illegal or offending content
  • Use the hashtag #weeklyCGC for social media

For the Facebook group:

  • Use the hashtag #wip for work in progress images
  • Use the hashtag #final for your final submission


  • Create renderings or animations, digital paintings or Sketchfab models (if not explicitly mentioned differently)
  • Plug-ins and external assets are allowed, but don’t overdo it (you have to give credit)
  • Post WIP’s and your finished work to the Facebook group or in the comments of this post

We pick three winners for each challenge. The winners will be announced a few hours after the challenge has ended. The prizes will be distributed like this:

The 1st winner can choose 4 prizes of the list below.

The 2nd winner can choose 3 of the prizes the 1st winner does not choose, from the list below.

The 3rd winner can choose 2 of the remaining prizes, from the list below.

Prizes for this challenge:


You can see the jury and team of Weekly CG Challenge here.

Judging criteria

To pick the three winners, we follow these criteria:

  • Does it fit the topic?
  • Creativity and Idea
  • Storytelling
  • Composition
  • Technical quality (modeling, shading, lighting etc.)
How to submit?

To submit your entry, follow these steps:

  1. Read and mind the rules above
  2. Create a digital artwork related to the topic
  3. Submit your entry via Facebook or this submit form
  4. Subscribe to the mailing list to get notified about the results (you won’t receive spam)
  5. Done! If you have won, we will contact you via Email or Facebook.

Please note: If you submit an animation, we will upload the video to the Weekly CG Challenge YouTube channel

Where to ask a question?

Ask your questions in the comment section below.


These sponsors are providing great prizes for the winners.

You have no idea what to create?

Here are some examples gathered from artstation.com:

Artwork by Hu Zheng

Artwork by Alexis Rives