Weekly CG Challenge #140: "Inside the Hive"

Background artwork by Ben White

Weekly CG Challenge #140 “Inside the Hive” has ended!

We received 28 accepted submissions. Congrats to the three winners Ben White, Boris Jivkov and Villem Aas. See the winners and all entries below.

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

Topic Description
Inside the Hive Fascinating, isn’t it? Creatures so much smaller than us are very able to compete with the best of our architects when it comes to building massive structures, like the hive. Designed by evolution, it is the perfect hatchery for bees of all kinds, flawless in its construction that had inspired more than just a few of human inventions. But the hive is also a place of the uncanny for us humans. Ever humming and potential dangerous, one wonders what is to be found inside. Especially when its size is unnaturally big and strange noises are coming from places deep within …

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 7 of the prizes the 1st winner does not choose, from the list below. The 3rd winner can choose 6 of the remaining prizes, from the list below.


Prizes for this challenge:


1st place by Ben White
An ambitious scene with a lot going on; this is a great attention-grabbing image. Really great colour and composition made this stand out for us.

2nd place by Boris Jivkov

This is an incredibly atmospheric entry, with superb lighting. The characters provide a narrative, and it’s a unique take on the topic.

3rd place by Villem Aas

A really striking image in many ways, this works well at thumbnail size and in detail. Perhaps a vertical aspect ratio could have made it stronger, but it’s a great entry nonetheless.

Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention by Danylo Bohun

Honorable Mention by Mathieu Staropoli

All Entries

by Gergő Arany
by Sorian Romeo

by Pradeep Shrestha

by Angelo Tasca