Weekly CG Challenge #122: "Nature Up Close"

Background artwork by Paweł Pęcherzewski

Weekly CG Challenge #122 “Nature Up Close” has ended!

We received 53 accepted submissions. Congrats to the three winners Paweł Pęcherzewski, Lukas Cuba and Thobani. See the winners and all entries below.

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

Topic Description
Nature Up Close – A whole lot of the beauty of nature is hidden from the human eye just for the reason of its tininess. You’ll have to watch closely and hold your breath to discover them! Other secrets of the natural world are even smaller and only visible through a magnifying glass or even a microscope. Get inspired by the tiny wonders of nature and show us some interesting insights in your amazing close-ups!
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 Paweł Pęcherzewski
the combination of realism and realistic animation makes this a satisfying video to look at. It could be an establishing shot for a Bug’s life remake. Nice work and congratulations.

2nd place by Lukas Cuba

Composition and color made this another winner, the microscopic feel was really achieved and the tiny details and readable image make this a great artwork! contratulations!

3rd place by Thobani Mlambo

from all the ladybugs we got this challenge (and there we’re alot) this one was the most interesting! the dynamic composition and use of detail where needed make this a fine third place. congratulations!

Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention by Neil Lithgo

Honorable Mention by Jill Gori

All Entries

by Sean Madigan

by Paweł Pęcherzewski