Weekly CG Challenge #119: "Wizard/Witch"

Background artwork by Artyom Maksimishyn

Weekly CG Challenge #119 “Wizard/Witch” has ended!

We received 52 accepted submissions. Congrats to the three winners Artyom Maksimishyn, Emmanuel Luiz and Damian Gós. See the winners and all entries below.

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

Topic Description
Wizard/Witch – Prepare your wands and mix your potions, it’s time for some magic! Who wouldn’t want to have the power to transport things and people from A to B with a finger’s snap, to revive the dead or gain control over the animal world? A wizard or a witch can do all this and more, just as you will! For they are literal manifestations of human desire and fear. So go ahead and design a mighty archmage, a cunning swamp witch, a dotty old wizard mentor, an evil stepmother or whatever wielder of magical powers you can think of!
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 7 prizes of the list below.

The 2nd winner can choose 6 of the prizes the 1st winner does not choose, from the list below.

The 3rd winner can choose 5 of the remaining prizes, from the list below.

Prizes for this challenge:


1st place by Artyom Maksimishyn
A fantastic entry – the characters are excellent, and the lighting and composition help sell the narrative. It looks great from a distance and in detail.

2nd place by Emmanuel Luiz

A very well executed and engaging character: the colour choices and detail look great. The technical quality is superb. Our critique is that maybe a stronger rim light and magical effects would have elevated this image further.

3rd place by Damian Gós

We really like the original character design and the addition of text in this entry. The artistic choices from colour to typography all work together for a great image.

Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention by Jakob Scheidt

Honorable Mention by Yurco Sádecký

All Entries

by Tommy Rahko

by Tova Svensson

by Katarzyna Kubicz