Weekly CG Challenge #103: "Death"

Background artwork by Fabian Golz

Weekly CG Challenge #103 “Death” has ended!

We received 86 accepted submissions. Congrats to the three winners Fabian Golz, Dmitry Kondratkov and Jakub Brzuchański. See the winners and all entries below.

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

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!


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:


1st place by Fabian Golz

This entry has the whole package, an intriguing story, consistent art style and pleasing contrast. The surface of the water makes for a very unique transition between the two parts of the artwork. The low-poly modeling and Sketchfab format are a bonus. This entry is well deserving of the top spot.


2nd place by Dmitry Kondratkov

This entry by Dmitry Kondratkov stands out with its excellent lighting and solid composition. These qualities, along with the great modeling on the scull help to draw you into the scene.


3rd place by Jakub Brzuchański

This 2D artwork by Jakub Brzuchanski has a wonderful mood and interesting concept. We love the gentle tones and shapes, and the composition is very nice as well.


Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention by Florian Petiteau

Honorable Mention by Iza Maliszewska

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