Tuesday, February 12, 2013

January CPM Art Challenge - #1301 "Beta"


CPM Challenge - # 1301 "Beta" DEADLINE: February 10, 2012

 FREE TO ENTER & WIN ONE OF THESE PRIZES   
Pro/Advanced Prize: $125.00 Gift Certificate from Jerry's Artarama
Student/Beginner Prize: $75.00 Gift Certificate from Jerry's Artarama
 
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PRO/ADVANCED WINNER: Alyssa Rose 


WHY IT WON:

The minute you view this piece, clearly, it is something special. If you have seen Alyssa's other art posted here, then you know how creative she is with her entries, but we felt that this went above and beyond! First of all, the Asian theme is brilliant and we love the layers of details from the subtle decorative background, to the ornate gold plate. You were able to incorporate this style even when it came to the fish. It almost has a statuesque feel to it and the colors really pop out, without going overboard. One critique would be that in a few areas it does seem to get a little muddy, but I know this is artwork I would love to have hanging in my home!

 STUDENT/BEGINNER WINNER: John Jakubowski


WHY IT WON:

We selected this piece as the winner of our Student/Beginner category because first we loved the wet 3D feel this fish has, its as if you could feel it in your hand. The use of color and detail is outstanding and the face is very attractive ... for a fish. I think everyone who started this challenge was surprised at the level of complexity for a single subject, seemingly mono-color, piece and John really nailed the fins and scales! One of the areas that could be improved would be to clean up your edges more where the dark background meets the fins. Perhaps a very sharp / hard-lead pencil like a Prismacolor Verithin could help do the job. Overall, very impressive piece and we could look at it for hours.

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9 comments:

  1. Good job on new post format. This looks cleaner.

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  3. "Visit HERE to download ..." takes me to Flickr. HOW do I download from there?

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  4. It will take you to this page -
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/coloredpencilmag/8294994341/in/pool-cpmchallenge

    From there you can right-click on the image and then right-click to do a SAVE AS to your computer.

    Good Luck!

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  5. It is a good job on the new format. I want Thank everyone for their condolences. I am really not the type of person to post personal items online and after was embarrassed I did so. I was in such shock that it happened I just verbalized! Thank you all.

    Kat

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    1. I am the same way Kat but maybe it was good to be vulnerable to let people reach out to you to let you know they/we care! Best to you! Sally

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  6. Fantastic job and excellent work.. We love to see all of the amazing creations and excited to be able to sponsor and award prizes to the winners.
    From all of us at Jerry's Artarama (JerrysArtarama.com),

    Thank You!
    Keep creating and enjoy what you do!

    Michael Marchetta
    Director of Marketing
    www.JerrysArtarama.com

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  7. Why is it that the beginner/student prize is worth less that the professional?

    I don't think its fair as the work produced by both categories is equally good and requires the same hard work and hours put into the piece by the artist!

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    1. Good question - If there was no difference in the prizes then there would be a lot more pro/advanced artists entering the student/beginner category as their chances would be better to win the same prize.

      We want to keep the more experienced artists out of the student category and want the students to aspire to go to the higher one!

      I hope you can see it is really to protect the student artists.

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