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03-15-2004, 06:07 PM
2D Design Micro-Challenge : The Greek Gods

Dateline: March 22, 2004

You have one week to do a 2D design of The Greek Gods.
You can pick a specific Greek God or if you wish you can desing the whole pantheon.

There is only one rule, and that is to include with your design what kind of category your design belongs to:

Costume Design/Character Design ( For either live action, 2D, or 3D)
Comic Book/ Graphic Novel/ Children's Book
Game Character
Toy Line

Your design of the character can be based on aunthentic greek costumes
or your own vision.
>>Greek clothing<< ( >>The Pantheon<< (

Too keep it tidy please post your WIP and final version in this thread.
The winner of the contest will receive and un-official CG-Networks NO PRIZE on the mail

Looking forward to your entries.


PS Here is a quick list of Pantheon of the 12 key Gods:

ZEUS - Fate, Kingship, Weather
HERA - Women, Marriage, Childbirth
POSEIDON - The Sea, Horses, Earthquakes, Rivers
DEMETER - Agriculture, The Afterlife
ATHENE - Crafts, Counsel
HEPHAISTOS - Metalworking, Fire
ARES - War
APOLLON - Music, Prophecy, Healing & Disease
ARTEMIS - Hunting, Wilderness, Children
HERMES - Travel, Trade, Livestock
DIONYSOS - Wine, Madness, The Afterlife

Scarlet Dawn
03-15-2004, 06:31 PM
WOohoo^_^This is going to be alot of fun! I can't wait!

03-15-2004, 08:22 PM
Character Design, ARES, God of WAR!

A quicky just to scetch it out... my first real painter painting from scratch :)

Scarlet Dawn
03-15-2004, 11:41 PM
hey Basura3d, it's looking good...I love the muscles teehee ^.^

03-16-2004, 12:44 AM
I have a question that has not been answered in the guideline, although it should probably be very obvious that this is a CG site. I was wondering if it could be done with pencils, drawn in traditional style.

03-16-2004, 12:44 AM
designs for Thanatos (God of Death) Hades (Lord of the Underworld) Persephone (daughter of Demeter) Hephestus (God of the Forge) Hermes (Messenger of the Gods)

03-16-2004, 01:24 AM
nice! I think I'm in

03-16-2004, 01:55 AM
Im in!

03-16-2004, 02:11 AM
Originally posted by Norlan
I have a question that has not been answered in the guideline, although it should probably be very obvious that this is a CG site. I was wondering if it could be done with pencils, drawn in traditional style.

Submissions can be done with pencils, but I would prefer art pieces done on the computer.


03-16-2004, 02:53 AM
Just a clarification before I start. Would it be OK to broaden the scope to those on the family tree of the Pantheon, as described here:

or maybe from the bestiary?

I'd love to do something with Theseus and the Minotaur, or maybe just the minotaur...or maybe cerberus.....


03-16-2004, 02:59 AM
Originally posted by ACFred
Just a clarification before I start. Would it be OK to broaden the scope to those on the family tree of the Pantheon, as described here:

or maybe from the bestiary?

I'd love to do something with Theseus and the Minotaur, or maybe just the minotaur...or maybe cerberus.....


The Bestiary is cool too.
Looking forward to your entry.


03-16-2004, 09:29 AM
Character Design, Hera
Here is my try, photoshop sketch.

03-16-2004, 11:33 AM
this is from cosmogenia not the dodecatheon but hey these were their grandfolks.

to explain the story, no time for translation sorry. Gea was fed up that Ouranos had locked up all her children at Tartara, she made a golden sylk and went down to Tartara and released Kronos. Kronos went up to Ouranus kicked his .... and threw him off his throne and he took over...

if links don't work, thats why tripod doesnt like direct linking...please copy and paste urls in an new browser.


03-16-2004, 11:50 AM
This is a raff illustration I made for a friend of mine who's writing a script about God coming to Earth (for 2nd time, supposingly). This challenge gives me the opportunity to render it.
First raff:
It is based on a spanish comedy actor, who should play this role.

03-16-2004, 01:19 PM
If I can spare time I'll throw myself into the maelstorm. Good luck to all!


03-16-2004, 02:16 PM
hello there i'm new here and i heard about this forum from a friend....and i want to participate to this challenge....
i do also have a question i have to draw just gods or can i draw some carachters from greek legends...
but for now i will post 2 sketchs for 2 gods...ARES the god of war and ATHENA Crafts, Counsel ....
if it's good i will bring more because this is a project that i like...and i work with pleasure

03-16-2004, 02:45 PM
heh heh heh, I can do this one... oh but what to do... hmmmmm.....

03-16-2004, 03:58 PM
how do i post a image?
p.s. sorry for my english....

03-16-2004, 04:33 PM
Here's my take on artemis,

to show how damn fool the combination of hunting and children is,
*new picture on its way*

03-16-2004, 05:58 PM
Now I've layed out the basic coloring... Not sure about the background but I will leave that for later... Gonna concentrate on the character now...

03-16-2004, 07:23 PM
Well, heres my WIP, its just a sketch. I think it shows where I am going with this.

Anyway C&C welcome as always.
Laters. <><

03-16-2004, 07:28 PM
Akyra, you should read this thread

I myself use 50megs free homepage and then I just upload it through their site.

03-16-2004, 08:03 PM
This is not part of the challenge as it is an animation. I just though it's a good opportunity to show it as the subject is relevant and may inspire some people.

The plot is based on how Prometheus took the fire from the Gods so to give it to the humans. The animation doesnt follow the exact myth as the deadline was short for the whole thing.


03-16-2004, 09:45 PM
Just a small update... Changed the sword to a spear, worked some on the helmet and on the robes. Just changed the bg color because the blue was really annoying... Still LOTS of stuff to do... Really fun to do as this is the first time I really work with painter, experimenting with brushes as I go on...

Scarlet Dawn
03-17-2004, 12:33 AM
Here is my sketch of Demeter so far...pretty icky scan

03-17-2004, 12:47 AM

here's mine so far.

It's a KHALKOTAUROI ( fire-breathing bull-shaped AUTOMATOI forged out of bronze by the divine smith Hephaistos).

Scarlet Dawn
03-17-2004, 02:54 AM
looking awesome Iotrez! I wouldn't want to encounter that beast!

03-17-2004, 03:12 AM
I'm in too :) here's my contribution: Dionysos, god of insanety and madness :D
Background does not fit very well with the character's black lines, but I'll get rid of them.
Hope you like :)

03-17-2004, 11:04 AM
ok here is my work..there are some concepts.....
I hope u like them.....

Sorry.. but I couldn't post the immages so I had to put this link

03-17-2004, 11:06 AM
i can see that what i'm tring to do dosn't work so i decide to make another website ..and post the link to that please acces this site...

03-17-2004, 02:04 PM
akyra, I couldn't see your pictures, had to copy the link and then paste them on the adress window to make them work... Really nice!

03-17-2004, 02:24 PM
ok... so this one is simple...


Scarlet Dawn
03-17-2004, 02:41 PM
looking good everyone!

03-17-2004, 04:10 PM
Great stuff everyone! Here is an initial sketch of mine. Not exactly a god but I figured a titan would still be on theme. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

03-17-2004, 09:55 PM
I drew this Zeus, as an sketch.(I am 15 y.o.)

03-17-2004, 11:02 PM
Those are all great!! Man, I'm gonna get owned if i enter!!

03-17-2004, 11:35 PM
Great entries so far guys!

03-18-2004, 07:52 AM
did enybody see my images..did I make them good...I mean does the link works?

Scarlet Dawn
03-18-2004, 10:33 AM
akyra: yup the link works ^.^the sketches look great^_^

03-18-2004, 11:39 AM
ok finaly I manage to post imagines here...I'm sorry for the previus posts..but now i can make them to see the work...

03-18-2004, 02:31 PM
Ok, here are my proposals of the Gods. I did Hera, Demeter and Poseidon.

thea are only scatches, but nevertheless maybe someone likes them.


Scarlet Dawn
03-18-2004, 05:05 PM
Awesome Michi, I love your version fo Demeter!

03-19-2004, 03:18 AM
Thanks Scarlet Dawn,

Here's an update, still pretty rough at the moment.

Lots of good stuff so far.

03-19-2004, 06:59 AM
Character Design: 2D: Zeus

I'll take a crack at Zeus as I wanted to see if I could design a bearded caveman for a logo for my site so this was a timely contest. Not sure if I can get any farther as I basically laid a bunch of spheres on layers in PSP in the general shape and then used the warp, smudge, push, burn and other brushes to prod it into a man shape with the mouse but my efforts at hands using this so far look pretty sad. :)

I love the talent in this place, you guys and gals really inspire me.

03-19-2004, 08:54 AM
@ michi:

awesome drawings ;) ... as usual... my favourite is demeter... like your style!!!

wird zeit, das du zeigst was du kannst ;)

bussi baba

03-19-2004, 09:59 AM
damn great stuff you posted. I speacially like Hera. great characters man!


03-19-2004, 11:34 AM
Michi, your stuff rocks! I still can't believe the effortlessness of your linework. Just too good.

03-19-2004, 03:42 PM
Thanks for compliments. I hope I donīt turn red now. Itīs the first time I participate in an international challenge. Iīm very curios to see a lot of other pictures till the 22nd.

03-19-2004, 04:11 PM
WOW... these are looking awesome! Keep up the work guys!


03-19-2004, 05:39 PM
@ michi:

you shouldnīt turn red ;)


03-19-2004, 08:25 PM
Good work everybody! Looking very nice!

And here is an update of Ares.

Changed the color of hit robes to red because he looked to nice before and he is after all the god of WAR! Did some work on the helmet and overall smoothing out the colors... resized the original picture to 6000x3000 pixels (never worked on a file so big) for adding details... Getting closer... So is the deadline...

03-19-2004, 10:50 PM
Hiya guys, REALLy amazing stuff going on here.

Here is my current WIP, not quite sure where to go with it, guess I've got a few more days before that really becomes an issue ;)

As always C&C welcome.

03-20-2004, 12:18 AM
great stuff people. heres my 2 cents

hades. i was thinking a graphic knovel
20 min

03-21-2004, 12:46 PM
Here's an update.

Oh god!!! One day to go!!!...

03-21-2004, 10:16 PM
Hiya, folks.

Here's my contribution, the Gorgon Sthenno:

Dunno what category... Character Design, I guess :P (I was most interested in the hairstyle...)

WIP image:

03-22-2004, 06:35 AM
So finally after 2 years of comming to these forums I will make my firs post here.

I love mythology, so this was a good reason for me to draw a mythologycal character with the purpose of posting it here.

I ended up drawing the Sphinx because it combined many of the things that I like, such as: girls, wings (eagles), lions, and even snakes.

The category that i was going for was: Costume Design/Character Design ( For either live action, 2D, or 3D)

I hope you enjoy my interpretation of it...
Let me know what you think about it.

By the way, good job on your entry, marsyas.

03-22-2004, 04:09 PM
Nice work everyone!

Here's mine.

Character design for game.


Ceraphym Shadow
03-22-2004, 06:10 PM
lol...michi..i love your demeter....><
hehe...iotrez, the mechanical bull looks awesome...could be a formidable foe in a minoan bull leaping competition.
basura, aries looks pretty damn scary. i love the crested helmet.

03-22-2004, 11:12 PM
Final picture (well, is anything ever final...?)

03-23-2004, 12:45 PM
Thanks to all who participated.

I also would like to invite you all who participated to enter in our brand new challenge for this week:

The Worlds of Jules Verne (

Check it out!

03-23-2004, 03:59 PM
So many challenge so little time :)

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