Challenge #886 "In the Shadows" (12/06/20) Entries CLOSED

Theme #886 for Friday 12th of June 2020 is:

In the Shadows

Entry closes on Monday, 22:30 GMT (Mon, Jun 15, 2020 10:30 PM)

“There are two main goals for these contests: Fun and Glory.
Fun: You get only 4 days to create a cool image, based on the theme for the week.
Glory: After 2 days of voting, a winner is declared. The winner picks the theme for next week.”

Please remember to state if your entry is pure, open or non-competing.
For details please check out the: CHALLENGE RULES

Btw.: Comments are welcome in both threads (entries/voting). Have fun! :slight_smile:

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just gonna drop an idea here…

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And something less creepy:

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Underneath a Gas Lamp

Open entry, 1000 samples. Models were taken from http://blender-weekends.franciscocharrua.com/Ancient-Ones.Metal-Gods.html and http://blender-weekends.franciscocharrua.com/Magic-Wild.Wild-Magic.html.

the inspiration for my work:

You’re in for surprise
You’re in for a shock
In London town streets
When there’s darkness and fog
When you least expect me
And you turn your back
I’ll attack

I smile when I’m sneaking
Through shadows by the wall
I laugh when I’m creeping
But you won’t hear me at all

All hear my warning
Never turn your back
On the ripper

You’ll soon shake with fear
Never knowing if I’m near
I’m sly and I’m shameless
Nocturnal and nameless
Except for “The Ripper”
Or if you like “Jack The Knife”

Any back alley street
Is where we’ll probably meet
Underneath a gas lamp
Where the air’s cold and damp
I’m a nasty surprise
I’m a devil in disguise
I’m a footstep at night
I’m a scream of the fright

All hear my warning
Never turn your back
On the ripper, the ripper, the ripper

I’m starting with the title of my not even started master piece. It will be open, because my hand has been forced :metal: :sunglasses: I’m a nasty surprise, I’m a devil in disguise, I’m a footstep at night, I’m a scream of the fright :metal:

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EEVEE render set to 64 pure entry
" who’s there?"

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The lancer: hero’s shadow
non competing


Vashta Nerada were way too hard to do, so I made this instead.
“the lancer” is a common character type/storytelling trope, a character who’s main reason to exist is to serve as the protagonist’s right hand, and question their decisions.

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This is my place holder. IDK if I’m going to get the time I need to make this look how I want but I hope I do :slight_smile:
The inspiration for this was the huntsman that lived in my house for a while. Had to move her outside after she chased me down the hallway.

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I have been working on a procedural planet generator (my third one). I haven’t decided on what exactly I will do with it relating to the theme, but will definitely be space-related.

There are a lot of nodes (each node group inside here are a bunch more nodes):

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Tyger, tyger

Pure, eevee
First time participating :slight_smile:

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Dark Elf…? Meh. Modelled in Blender but did some texture painting in Substance.

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To anyone having Lighting/Shadow issues:


I work with blender for like five years and never tried it. turns out to be awesome.
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@SHADOWSTORM we used to do that to simulate electron microscopy.

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@SHADOWSTORM I took the hint and updated my lighting. :slight_smile:

In the shadow of virus. PURE , Cycles

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"The Creatures of Darkness"


non competing (pure), cycles (256 samples + denoising)

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A quick one for this challenge :slight_smile:
Pure entry made in Blender 2.82 cycles, 500 samples.

In the Shadows

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“What We Do Is the Shadows”


Pure, Eevee.
Used textures for the floor and background

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Nice theme! Made something really quick again. Hope u like it!

cheers!

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“In the Shadow of the Machine”
Pure, cycles

Wish I could have worked more on this one but didn’t have time this weekend. I had much bigger plans for it starting out.

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“Sleep tight”

Pure (using freely available textures), Cycles.

I can see now that eyes glowing in the dark as well as monster-spider-thingy have already been shown here but these are kind of obvious ones for the theme :slight_smile:

@Helge - super fun entry :smiley:

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