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Weekend Contest: A Place of Safety



(Image: Old child’s toy by Arnaud Travert).

Aron van Leeuwen won last weekend's contest with his image 'Butterfly'. He picked 'A Place of Safety' for this weekends challenge. What are your associations with this theme?

Post your work below (attach an image), and vote for your winner. The winner will get a post on monday, and will get to pick next weekend’s contest theme. Have fun!

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-)


  1. This is my 1st entry into any contest. I had to rush some textures, I just don't have the time to spend on it that I would like to. All done in Blender apart from the water foam/spry and a vignette that I added using Gimp.

  2. I ended up making a image this time too. Tried to get kind of a computergame look to it. Only diffuse shaders in cycles and some Gimp editing for the underground texture and background. The moon drawing is re-used from a earlier contest-image. I hope you like it. :)

  3. Life in a Cashew

    Cashew is a typical brazilian fruit. It's delicious! I wonder how nice it would be to live inside one... so, this is my render.

    Hope you enjoy it.

  4. Well.. as I don't have the time to participate in the contest here's my idea for my entry:
    A butterfly cocoon hanging in a ivy/tree with the sunset behind it. Maybe someone can do this in this remaining hours!

      • Love this RJ!

        It seems that the guy who lives there decided to leave his comfort bubble and went out to explore the harsh real world. We should all do that!

        If I where you I would render it in a printable size, frame it and hang it in the studio wall. Love the square size also.


        • Thanks! Funny to hear what you see in it - I thought of it as 'ready to flee into safety' :)

          Framing it, that's a great compliment.The idea intrigues me - I'm rendering a 4k x 4k version just in case it'd look nice on a wall.

          Thanks again!

  5. Under the covers. Last minute entry. Cropped, noise reduction, and little color correction done in Windows Picture Viewer. Just though you should know. Made in Blender 2.69

    • I really like how simplistic it is. It's creative and abstract while still fitting the theme. I also like the complementary colors you chose. Overall nice work, I think.

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