A new year has started, alongside my partner and some friends; we all deeply miss Japan. Let's just put it this way and we miss everything about Japan, it's not like we will have the opportunity soon to come back (Hopefully!).
The kind folks from Procreate have announced their 2019 art winners where they challenge artists to explore the concept of ‘Contrast’ in all its complex shades, and light, of meaning. With ground-breaking canvas the resolution, 136 incredible brushes, and more. Procreate is a solid application that allows artists and digital creatives to do enhance their day-to-day workflow. You should definitely check out this year's lineup of winners and take part in the community if you wanna share your work and learn from others.
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This year, the Art Prize received an incredible response from artists all over the globe, with thousands of entries submitted.
Self Saborage by Nas
The Grand Prize for 2019 of $5000 USD is awarded to Nas for her work ‘Self Sabotage’. This brave portrait is a deserving winner for its striking portrayal of the light and dark within us all. Strong surrealist technique combined with the clever use of layers meant this piece embraced the theme of ‘Contrast’ in a way that instantly leaps out.
Visiting Hour by Ayda
The Second Prize of $2,000 USD goes to Ayda for the piece ‘Visiting Hours’, one of the most challenging pieces we’ve encountered in the Art Prize. This work explores the nature of ‘Contrast’ in unexpected, rich and multi-faceted ways – from the visual and emotional contrast of the characters, to the use of a simple illustrative style to depict a complex subject matter. Visiting Hours will spark dialogue and ignite passions – and that is exactly what great art is supposed to do.
Good night, weird guy by Cantashi
At first glance it’s easy to dismiss Cantashi’s ‘Good Night Weird Guy’, but the Procreate developers kept on coming back and finding more and more little details in work. These details reveal a narrative piece by piece that once complete is both rewarding and highly entertaining. Once seen it cannot be unseen, and you’ll wonder how you ever missed it.
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