Massive art competition drew in over 6,000 works of digital art with a prize pool of over $60,000. See the winning works of art in each category.
CGTrader, which manages one of the largest 3D art and design communities online, has announced the winners of its Digital Art Competition – an event which set out to bring together digital artists from the 2D and 3D visual fields. The Competition was met great success, as more than 3,500 artists entered the contest.
The Digital Art Competition had six categories split into two groups: illustration and concept art. The two groups were then split into themes: Characters, Environments and Object design, with the latter including abstract works of art.
The Character Illustration category attracted more than a third of all entries – 2,560 works of art. The Competition attracted a total of over 6,500 submissions from more than 3,000 participants.
Every work of art also had the opportunity to win the Public Award by getting the most votes in the competition gallery. CGTrader’s community voted and admired the diversity of digital art, multitude of styles and techniques which showed up in the contest.
‘First, I want to thank more than three thousand participants for sharing their best pieces of art with our community. The Digital Art Competition was a unique challenge for us as well, as it was the first time 2D art was invited into our 3D-focused community. We know how many artists are inspired by other artists’ works across all mediums, and we hope that the Digital Art Competition will bring more digital artists together, no matter which field they work in”’ said Laura Paskauskaite, the organizer of the Competition.
Computer graphics humans, historical personalities, mythical beings and wonderful fan art made this category the largest one in the contest.
Venom Takeover by Carlos Dattoli
Dragonize by Andrea Tentori Montalto
Young Bounty Hunter by Monika Jurga
All sorts of fully digitally designed environments, from interiors to natural landscapes, found their way to this category.
From Here I Can Almost See The Stars by Christian Hecker
Man Catching the Moon by Sotiris Kremmydas
Green River by Jongmin Ahn
Object Design Illustration
All detailed or stylized separate objects, from modern product design to a moldy rock or a cool spaceship design competed in this category.
Rifle by Nikhil Kamboj
Chocolate Muffin CGI by Ivaylo Dimitrov
Happy Valentine’s Day by Nicolas Gonzalez
Game character concepts, cartoon character sketches, character designs of both real and imaginary creatures and fan art pieces flocked to the Character Concept category.
Ghost Dragon by Phuc Dang
Faith by David Alvarez
Anamorphic SYS by David Benzal
Fantasy lands and imaginary places that are waiting to come alive blossomed in this category.
Islamic Round Things by Mostafa Aly
Path Uphill by Teteo Tolis
Solitude by Ashim Shakya
Object Design Concept
Sketches and concept art of various objects, including prototypes and conceptual CG product designs made this one of the most unique and futuristic categories of the Competition.
Drop ship concept by Jim Martin
Zelix High Speed E Motorcycle by Ding Chuen Wong
Berry Irae Silos Cargo Shuttle by Consuelo Pecchenino
The Public Award is given to two artists that have amassed the largest number of votes in the Competition gallery.
Into The Void by Mate Voros
Curiosity by Jose Mathew
CGTrader has organized a similar contest last year, where thousands of 3D works of art competed for a prize pool of $50,000. The choice to invite 2D artists proved to be a success, as over 3,500 contestants entered their works.
The 2018 CGTrader Digital Art Competition was supported by many great companies, including major category sponsors: Huion, Tony Textures, Celsys, Paintable, Pencilkings, and Marmoset.
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Organiser of Digital Art Competition
It has been a pleasure for Seishin Digital to promote 2018 CGTrader Digital Art Competition and this year’s winners. Seishin Digital wishes all the best to all winners in their next adventures.
Official authorisation received by CGTrader.