Sorry for doing this so late.
Icyou520 – Sand Castle
Ehh kind of a boring image and not really well done. Whats going on with the UV stretching? Sand Castle is sloppily put together. Try harder next time.
Millani – Desert of lost souls
I like the monotone coloring, and the perspective. Not sure what is happening in the hour glass though. I really like the pillars of the hour glass. Although I do feel like the scaling is off a little bit.
MatthewK – Sand_MK
I really like this image. You got one of my votes. I feel like it would make a perfect book cover. Great job.
RayVelcoro – Wip1
Nice clean render. I have been liking your checkerboard bg lately. Nice materials nice lighting, all around great job.
LeighAH – Pyramid_F
Simple yet very well done. I like the rocks buried in the sand. Nice touch. Looks like you have a slight color banding issues on the top of the image. Was this saved out as an EXR or composited in 16bpc?
Peetie – The Planet of the sandplants
Nice color and shading. This looks like it would be a fun level in a game to go exploring.
Ar2 – Sand 19…
You almost got one of my votes. I really like the idea and execution of this image. You just got edged out by a couple other entries. Great Job.
Izac_Peterson Sand Castle
This looks like a close up night version of my image. Except yours is actually good. Nice lighting with a subtle moon casting the light too. I like your sand material. Nice job.
Domosk – Abandoned Battlegroung
Oh my what is going on here!? Flying cars and birds everywhere, Instead of splatting bugs on the windshield it looks like birds might be a problem now. Nice shading and texturing, Good Composition my only critique would be, I don’t understand what is happening. Whats the story?
VeinCore – Happy Birthday
Please excuse my ignorance, I have never seen Star Wars so I don’t understand how this relates to sand, but I like it. I really like the red guards and the plasma beam thing. Did they buy him a sand castle and tablet for his birthday? Great touch with the confetti on the ground.
Maxime – The Collapse
This is such a brilliant image. You got one of my votes. This is expertly done, I tried my best to be harsh with this one and find something wrong. Alas I can’t. Perfect Image. Congrats on the win.
Skadoosh – Still Going
Beautiful job. Nice composition, shading and DOF, my only small nit pick is the scene is a little to dark for my taste but great job.
Fdo – desert
Nice entry. I really like the stuff you put in the sand, looks very good. I would expect to see some of the windows broken out of the phone booth but it looks very nice. The only thing I am not fond of is the buildings in the background., they look un naturally placed, Maybe a stronger DOF could easily fix that.
Photox – Shore Bird
I was afraid this was going to get lost in the mix of the other entries. Although I did NOT vote for this one I think it rightfully deserves 2nd place. This is a beautiful image. I wouldn’t change a thing. Great Job.
Gabrielg1976 – Sand Contest
Nice job with the texturing and materials, although I have no clue what is going on or what I am even looking at.
Didierv – urbanization
I must admit when voting, I quickly skimmed past this one because it really didn’t catch my eye. However now that I am actually studying it for this review, this is an awesome image. Great idea and the modeling looks very good. A couple things I would change and then maybe throw it in your portfolio. Work on the glass a little more, maybe add a slight thickness to it, something looks off to me. Then put in on a bookshelf or in a nicely lit study with a strong DOF. I feel the boring grey background hurts this image. Really nice job.
BlenderRens – Warrior in the sand
This is an awesome image. The only small change I would make is add some strings or fabric coming off of the spear (where the red things are) noting crazy just to add in a little detail and motion to the image. This image is much better than the votes it got, I think there were so many quality entries this one was overlooked. I really like it.
Nice color scheme. For some reason this reminds me of something I would see in Sponge Bob. Good Job.
Ericthered – Enter Sandman
I love this song and album. The sandman reminds me of the marshmallow head DJ. Now every time I see him I am going to think about this image.
Benla – Ozymandias
Very cool image. I like the coloring and the modeling. The only thing that feels off to me is the scaling. Other than that great job.
Purbosky – Sand Machine
I really like that portal, Something seems off with the sand around it though. It looks blurry while the portal is sharp. Good Job.
Flying Banana – To Flea
Nice job. With the modeling and texturing. Those are some mighty big fleas. I feel like the grains of sand should be at least have the size of the flea. I like the translucency look of the shell part. Nice touch.
Joshwinkler3d – Desert Haul
Nice job with the modeling and camera perspective. The only thing that looks off to me is the motion blur. The horn and the lights are blurry yet the window right under it is nice and sharp. My eye gets lead to different places. Not sure where to rest my eyes.
Maelys031 – Our white
Cool image. It almost looks like fractal noise. Good job.
Komojo – All the time
Awesome image, you got one of my votes. I look the idea and execution of this. The only thing that I would like to see changed is the clouds in the background. They look fake and I feel it distracts from the image. I would replace the sky and leave everything else as is. Great job.
Bluberri – Sand Cats
The more I look at this image the more I like it. Maybe I should of saved one of my votes for you. There is nothing I would change, awesome job.
Meta_Ridly – Areia No Micro
Nice shape and shading, although I have no clue what I am looking at? Is this sand under a microscope?
Didli – Sand castle
Nice concept and image. I like all your modeling, shading and perspective. The only thing throwing me off is the sand does not match color in the background. I would make your sand slightly more orange to fit in the image better. Nice Job.
Gcs_Dev – Sandy awaking
Nice DOF and shading, I really like the water. This looks very good although I feel there needs to be something to look at, if this was an actual photograph, why was this picture taken? What are you trying to show us?
3d notguru – Sandstorm
Cool image, I actually did an album cover for someone that was similar many years ago. Did you use the smoke sim? I would like to see more of a sandstorm over a city to give it more of an urgent feeling. Although it does look menacing it seems like everyone will be fine because its in the middle of nowhere.
Josh winkler – desert
Nice job. I love the contrast of the colors. This would be a cool painting.
OLG – Tiger Shark
Nice job with the vegetation swaying in the water, nice attention to detail. Good modeling and I like the murky water look.
Helge – SandORM?
Did we forget a “W” lol nice job That looks like a real worm. I like the nice subtle red of the worm. The pebbles were a nice touch to.
RobertT – Sandstone
Beautiful image. I think someone did a very similar picture in the finished work section. I believe it was featured (could be wrong).
Parclite – Sandblasting
I love the motion of this image. I also really like the way the rocks a creating shadows in the dust. The only thing that feel off is the ground doesn’t seem to match what the tires are kicking up. Other than that nice job.