This is not a challenge, it's a collaboration. The goal is to make a collage featuring the works of many 3D artists. This collage will then become a wallpaper for anyone to enjoy. No need to compete, just to create something you enjoy and have it showcased along with many other people.
The subject: Saturday Morning Cartoons!
Create your favorite cartoon character of all time. This could be Scooby-Doo or one of the Rescue Rangers or a Smurf or what have you. Any cartoon character that graced the small screen that you want.
Pose your character so he/she is looking at the camera, smiling or waving - something that expresses "Hey, happy to be apart of this get-together!". If it's a villain/bad guy, he/she can be in character. If you are not good at rigging you may have to model the pose. There are ways I can fix it up in post too.
Output a render of your character against a background color that can be extracted easily. I will assemble the renders into one big wallpaper.
The end result, a collage of characters, all in 3D glory.
Because it's not a challenge, I don't want you to get all caught up on requirements. I also do not want this to take up too much of your time.
One character, 700-1200 Tris
Try to keep texture maps to about 512 x 512 total.
Output a high-res image with the character pose that I can use in a collage.
Post all your work and progress in this thread.
If you have to go a bit overboard with the tris or textures that is okay. I don't think it would be beneficial if one person submitted a mudbrush sculpted masterpiece while another entered a boxy-looking character.
This is just for fun.
With Saturday morning cartoons, there is a lot of breathing room for genre. You can do a Superhero, or a video game character featured in a show, a toy-based show (He-Man), or use a character from a "spinoff" show, like Teen Wolf, Beetlejuice. or Ghostbusters. You get the idea.
Some obscure shows I'd like to see revived: Kidd Video, Megas XLR, Dungeons and Dragons, MASK.
If you have an existing character you'd like to submit go for it. The more the merrier here.