k guys, you made this one super difficult for us! So many great entries that it would be hard to cover them all here. I'd like to thank @Chip-Valecek for doing the great slide show which can be seen here:
I know every time we have a contest there will be some feelings of "why didn't mine get in?!" or "That one shouldn't have won!". I get it. I have been there too. But, like in every contest, someone has to make the call and that call is typically "what did I like the best?" haha! (Note: teachers were not allowed to make the final cut.)
So, below is the winner and runner up, in addition to the others that made it to my final round of judging. Keep your head up if you weren't in the group. There were SO many good ones! Keep submitting for the contests as they really do improve your skill set. Next month's topic is gonna be a good one and allow for more personal viewpoints.
So, The Winner is: @smceccarelli
I really loved the overall layout and she worked so hard at really nailing the pose of the boy on the zip line. The dappled light is beautiful and it seems very professional. It really captured the fun of a summertime swimming hole and I like how the treehouse is tied into this concept.
The runner up is:
This piece is so simple and sweet. I think Katrina really nailed it with just a few simple lines and tones. The technique is loose and fresh and really emphasizes how great art doesn't have to take weeks to pull off. Sometimes the quick sketches are better! : )
Here are the rest of the images that made it to the final stage with some quick notes:
@Eric-Castleman Great graphic style and the overall design and technique is super solid.
@bbmeep really pretty drawing and a great style that is very current in illustration right now. you should be able to get some pro work with images like this.
@MirkaH Loved the lighting in this one and I looked at it for a long time. I think kids will really appreciate all the things you have going on here.
@Jose-Ramos Super solid paint skills here!
@NoWayMe Really like the dappled light and concept is top notch.
@Leontine Wonderful lighting and design. Loved seeing this worked up from the sketch stage.
@JoyHeyer loved the simple style and the concept is so sweet. More great work for your portfolio.
@Majorie Such a cozy scene and very well drawn and painted!!
@holleywilliamson wonderful concept and technique. Reminds me of Chris Van Allsburg. Which is definitely a good thing!!!
@Laurie Really cool concept and design!
@KGatto lovey technique. This could really get you some pro work!
@SUSANMILLER Very fresh image. Looks classic and contemporary at the same time. Great!
k guys, that will do it for this month's contest. There were so many right on the edge. Keep it up and keep updating that portfolio!!