it's my first cgchallenge and I'm very excited to participate. I'm pretty sure I won't make it to delivery time due to my two children being life-sucking vampires, my job being stressful and my poor wrists getting old. BUT I gotta try at least :) It's the first challenge I think I have a decent idea. It took me the first twenty days to come up with it, now it's execution time!
So here is my idea:
I'm going for a science/religion clash, with the image showing a young (for sake of the competition, let's say 10 years old) girl, in bible class or some sort of religious school. The girl is shadowed behind her by the last billion years or so of evolution. Nine creatures, from the first that crawled out of the mud to Lucy, the bridge between us and apes, are in her shadow. She is the tenth step of beautiful scientifically proven evolution, and she is studying religion.
It is quite surprising for some people that religion is still being taught at school, if not theirs than other schools around the world. Do we still need it? Is it inherently seperating and evil?
On the blackboard in front of the girl, written in chalk are the 10 commandments. An interesting thing about those is that roughly half of them deal with the relationship of man and god (don't worship other gods, etc). The second half deal exclusively with man-man relationship. Ie, how to treat your neighbour. Do not kill, do not steal, etc.
So I guess religion is not all bad, or all good. It caused centuries of bloodshed and seperation (because my god is better than YOUR god, etc), but also guided people to a more civilized world at certain times in history.
Here is my first sketch, just to establish the general idea. I have a pretty strong idea for the top five animals, but if anyone feels like contributing interesting ideas for mammals ancestors, I'd be delighted.
Cheers, hopefully in seventy four days I have more than a model of a chair and table done, and best of luck to everybody participating.