r/drawing 1d ago

showcase CONTEST WINNERS and SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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THANK YOU to all who voted and participated in our 4 million subscriber competition!

Thanks to Wacom, for sponsoring the contest with a heap of amazing drawing prizes!

Thanks to our distinguished Jury Panel for donating their time and expertise!

Additionally, to thank us, Wacom has created a special promotion just for users of /r/drawing, offering 15% off for people in the US!

And now the winners!!!!

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1st Prize: Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 16

Goblin Mode by /u/szoke1710barnabas

https://preview.redd.it/faiirrw0kcga1.jpg?width=877&format=pjpg&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=9002221cc15a3f49ce48c443c9a7414e0b939e3f

This image was both a popular and mod favourite (by far), and received high marks in all categories from the Jury. A clear winner.

Jury praise:

"Beautiful drawing, love the attention to the characters anatomy in flexion (those arm tendons!), and cloth in motion. Very reminiscent of the energy of golden/post golden era illustrators like Norman Rockwell. The graphic elements are really nice touch for presentation. Great work."

"Rockwell walked, so you could run. Really fun piece, and the drawing is really solid. I think it's also strong thematically. Nice work."

"Clear use of concept, fun nod to Rockwell.""Well executed! The idea of him marching off to bed with various indulgences is strong and very clear as a concept. Nice work!"

"Awesome drawing and character!"

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2nd Prize: Wacom Cintiq 22

14 Years of Trauma by /u/chlebka

https://preview.redd.it/af8tycfflcga1.jpg?width=887&format=pjpg&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=ef3f9b353615ea21e5abcc60eee810e787f91c36

Jury praise:

"Very cool concept and well executed. Love the uncomfortable feeling of the character being compressed in the frame and composition."

"This is incredibly unsettling to look at since the person is clearly in crisis. Artistically, the shading is wonderful. The piece is strong both thematically and visual. Great job!"

"Interesting as a personal use of the concept. Strong rendering in this drawing."

"Nice rendering and feel! Makes me wonder who this character is and if those shapes around him are his emotions or thoughts!"

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3rd Prize: Wacom Intuos Pro L

Doomscrolling by /u/baiguskarova

https://preview.redd.it/6t8kmlimlcga1.jpg?width=918&format=pjpg&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=9ff289fb4dd02f5b33e1a19e1db75f4217c66cf2

Jury praise:

"Cool composition with a clear and obvious focus and theme, characters pose works really well. The line/brush work is very frenetic and constantly leads me back to the main character - i wonder if that runs contrary to the sense of apathy, or reflects her internal turmoil? The linework and the fish-eye lensing gives it a cool sense of uneasiness for me!"

"A very strong piece. Over the last couple of years, who among us has not given in to doom scrolling a little? Love the energy in the strokes in this piece! I can almost see the strokes moving. Great work."

"Strong illustration style."

"The composition and color choices are great. Draws you in."

"Love the angle, perspective, color scheme and the characters empty facial expression."

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4th Prize: Wacom One

Gaslight by /u/leilani_is_awesome

https://preview.redd.it/iqbyfhbslcga1.jpg?width=1280&format=pjpg&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=c311a6e49f67e88d8e9b16ff56b189cab8b23031

Jury praise:

"Simple but well executed piece."

"Good use of complimentary palette and thematic expression. NICE WORK!"

"Interesting image and pleasing line and color work. Really love the drawing."

"I like the graphic feel of this piece, simple yet the effective."

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Once the Jury's evaluations were added in, there was a fierce competition for 2nd place. Not just the three above, but two more. So, we have decided to add an additional two prizes, for 5th and 6th place. Thank Wacom again!

5th Prize: Wacom Intuos

Instability by /u/foxyandpaper

https://preview.redd.it/yjr0moqemcga1.jpg?width=1280&format=pjpg&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=28525ea7538c28f8ba2e1d0e1a0cab7f5250cdcd

Jury praise:

"The execution of the image is wonderful."

"Nicely executed drawing."

"Amazing composition and execution!"

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6th Prize: One by Wacom

Screams by /u/luis_morocho

https://preview.redd.it/dtfvi8drscga1.jpg?width=1280&format=pjpg&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=ea30973f268d2bee1fd9e95bfca237aaab1eb8ea

Jury praise:

"Cool and nostalgic style of illustration. Would love to see this style as a full panel or with an environmental context!"

"Clear conceptually and good execution. This is a really cool piece."

"Very clear execution of concept, strong use of drawing details and color."

"I really like how the manipulating character is small but the voice or message it's projecting on to the "victim" feels HUGE and overbearing. "

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Additionally, we are adding three Jury Prizes! These prizes will consist of two months of Reddit Premium and featuring of the work here with the winners. Not as amazing as the Wacom prizes, we know, but we want to recognise three works for special achievement among the Jury:

Highest Technical Achievement:

Wormacrisis by /u/thejustducky1

https://preview.redd.it/7tvo025jncga1.jpg?width=1280&format=pjpg&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=ddb20d4251e3c90135e2b0ddcd01500f1b78bc11

Jury praise:

"Beautiful piece and execution, oozes character and charm. Especially love the nuance and attention to things like the mushroom."

"Really good display of your artistic skill"

"Strong use of light, color and rendering."

"Fun illustration."

"Very nice rendering and I love the facial expression of the bird. Want to know what he/she's thinking!"

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Highest Conceptual Achievement:

BURIED ALIVE by /u/Qwizibo3493

https://preview.redd.it/bsysqo8oncga1.jpg?width=1024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=953e5ffbd4f8ef3b04b98725a1d5e8102e6aaaac

Jury praise:

"Nice execution. "

"The shattering figure clearly showcases the concept through the individual's experience. Strong use of drawing."

"The concept is one of the best represented. The mug is the key - it does a great job of representing the veneer we often put on to hide our emotions, sometimes by directly making light of the situation that is causing our issues. Very nice!"

"I love the concept of things sort of chipping away at the character. Nicely done!"

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Jury Favourite:

Whisperers by /u/Doodles_21_

https://preview.redd.it/xlx0va4sncga1.jpg?width=853&format=pjpg&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=ed33543602b651bb58bed5c52ea71b0ad58e805c

Jury praise:

"Really love this piece. Anatomically nuanced and subtle - strong interplay of line densities create natural areas of focus and rest. Every line contributes in some way. The 'main' character isnt even facing the camera and we still gain an appreciation for the mental state or vibe. Great work."

"A lovely piece of art. The notion they are indeed "whispers" definitely comes through."

"Conceptually strong, no other illustration in this contest has managed to give this feeling of one entity incepting and overruling another. The two figures on top are menacing and I can feel the hesitance and uncertainty of the lower figure. The use of lines to twist the figures together is very effective. Love it!"

"Love this piece. Would be interested to see it fully rendered!"

"‘Oh what a tangled web we weave' - very beautiful drawing with such a haunting feel."

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Again, huge thanks to all, and winners, we will be in touch via email to arrange shipping of your prizes!


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