Weekly CG Challenge #101: "Forest Spirit"

Background artwork by Gregory Smith

Weekly CG Challenge #101 “Forest Spirit” has ended!

We received 48 accepted submissions. Congrats to the three winners Gregory Smith, Andre Bales and Jesse Amiel Gayanilo. See the winners and all entries below.

Please note: Concerning the prizes, we will contact you in the next two weeks.

Topic Description

Forest Spirit – In ancient times, when humanity and nature lived yet in peace, the oldest and wisest of the proud tribes were used to friendly community with strange spirits that lived in the untouched woods. Now that the old knowledge is long forgotten, nobody cares about or even remembers the spirits of the forest anymore. Will they remain in quiet solitude as they did for thousands of years? Or will they stand up and claim bitter revenge for what mankind has taken from them?


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 5 prizes of the list below.

The 2nd winner can choose 4 of the prizes the 1st winner does not choose, from the list below.

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

Prizes for this challenge:


1st place by Gregory Smith

Another stunning masterpiece by the landscape expert Gregory! Wonderful modeling, lighting and elegant composition hint at this artwork’s pictorial influences. Just extraordinary!

2nd place by Andre Bales

An excellent graphic layout meets an exquisite minimalistic animation; also the main character is really well executed. Perfectly capturing the mood and the original expression!

3rd place by Jesse Amiel Gayanilo

Right from the beginning we knew this artwork would turn out amazing, and it did! A very original setting together with enchanting characters and incredibly well-made materials that you can almost touch and feel!

Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention by Pierre Fontaine

Honorable Mention by Viktor Tar

All Entries

by Andre Bales

by Dennis Dime

by Viktor Tar