Weekly CG Challenge #132: "Artificial Intelligence"

Background artwork by Andy Dominique Rakotomavo

Weekly CG Challenge #132 “Artificial Intelligence” has ended!

We received 59 accepted submissions. Congrats to the three winners Andy Dominique Rakotomavo, Mike Swanston and Ian. See the winners and all entries below.

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

Please note: We had to change the winners, since one entry was started before the challenge. See the new winners below.

Topic Description
Artificial Intelligence – With AI being one of the hottest buzzwords in recent computer science and graphics and the marvels of deep learning and artificial neural networks, the fascination and also the fears of man-made digital life get a huge revival in nowadays media and entertainment. Can they be friends and companions, equal to humans in all but a body made of flesh? Or can they pose a threat, like HAL 9000 from the iconic Kubrick movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”?
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 Andy Dominique Rakotomavo
This entry gets a definite place in the hall of fame of this competition. the eerie atmosphere of all elements, 3d, 2d and sound fit so good together that it makes our neck hairs stand up. congratulations!

2nd place by Mike Swanston

The comedy, subject and messaging in this piece are very nice! the shading and lighting are also top level. we’d like to see a bit better composition, the humans, whose shading feel a bit off, take too much space and attention from the main focal point. nice job though!

3rd place by Ian

Although this image might be not perfect on the technical side, we really like the atmosphere and the storytelling in this one (plus the cute characters). The characters feel alive and in terms of composition and lighting we don’t have much to complain about.

Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention by Evgeniy Zhdanov

Honorable Mention by Sebastián Sanabria

All Entries

by Andy Dominique Rakotomavo

by Joshua John Halfmann

by Alexander Holterhuset
by Niklas Böhme

by Jazib Daud

by Matt Curtis
by Ph Ami Le
by Harry Clark