Weekly CG Challenge #134: "Spherical Characters"

Background artwork by Rafael Comino Matas

Weekly CG Challenge #134 “Spherical Character” has ended!

We received 87 accepted submissions. Congrats to the three winners Rafael Comino Matas, Juan Carlos Montes and Štěpán Bařina. See the winners and all entries below.

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

Topic Description

Spherical Character – Now for something weird: Take the most perfect and basic three-dimensional shape in the universe – the sphere – and make a character out of it. Crazy idea? Well, it’s time to let your imagination go wild within this round boundary. What will you create? An Oblivion-style drone? A rolling robot? A giant floating face? You’ll see, the world of spherical characters is bigger than you might think!



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 Rafael Comino Matas

We say: The style of this piece is amazing. The combination of using the shape of a sphere for both vehicle and character was a nice design choice. The presentation is superb. And although the texture quality and mesh detail conflict a bit with each other it is a great piece nonetheless.

2nd place by Juan Carlos Montes

We say: The creepy but interesting feel of this piece deserves a close 2nd spot. The character feels interesting and the quality is top notch. Rough detailing in the texture could have made it a bit more interesting. Nice work!

3rd place by Štěpán Bařina

We say: A nice original idea, if your shape doesn’t fit your subject, make the subject fit your shape! Colorful presentation, nice image to look at. Maybe some added detailing and/or less clean elements could’ve improved the piece.

Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention by Joris Fournel

Honorable Mention by Mathieu Staropoli

All Entries

by Dmitry Kondratkov

by Rafael Comino Matas

by Sebastian Kindermann

by Alexander Salkeld

by Ray Velcoro

by Laurens Gerlach

by Дарко Јовановић