Fifth Annual Shades of Gray Competition: Winning Drawings Unveiled

Drawing magazine is thrilled to present the 14 winning drawings in our 5th annual Shades of Gray Competition. This year the grand prize goes to Texas artist Julio Reyes for his mixed-media drawing Deliverance. Also receiving top prizes are Katherine Young, Agnes Grochulska and Janet Evander. A full writeup of the competition will appear in the spring issue of Drawing (and you can subscribe to the magazine here).

We’d like once again to thank the artists who entered this year’s contest. And if you’re eager for a chance to win a spot in Drawing, we’re happy to say that the 2017 Shades of Gray Competition will be open and accepting entries soon.

Drawing Magazine’s 5th Annual Shades of Gray Competition Winners:

Grand Prize

Julio ReyesDeliverance

Shades of Gray Competition | Artist's Network | Reyes

Deliverance, by Julio Reyes, 2015, mixed media on drafting film, 16 x 16 1/2. Private collection.

 

First Place

Katherine YoungAscend

Shades of Gray Competition | Artist's Network | Young

Ascend, by Katherine Young, 2015, graphite, 48 x 48. Private collection.

 

Second Place

Agnes GrochulskaPortrait No. 14

Shades of Gray Competition | Artist's Network | Grochulska

Portrait No. 14, by Agnes Grochulska, 2015, charcoal, 24 x 18. Private collection.

 

Third Place

Janet EvanderStickley at Rest

Shades of Gray Competition | Artist's Network | Evander

Stickley at Rest, by Janet Evander, 2016, watercolor, 8 x 10. Collection the artist.

 

Honorable Mentions

Hélène BrunetBouquet Fleuri

Shades of Gray Competition | Artist's Network | Brunet

Bouquet Fleuri, by Hélène Brunet, 2016, graphite powder on Yupo, 20 x 13. Collection the artist.

 

Chi-Han ChengEmpty

Shades of Gray Competition | Artist's Network | Cheng

Empty, by Chi-Han Cheng, 2016, charcoal, 72 x 16. Private collection.

 

Tracy FreinJuly

Shades of Gray Competition | Artist's Network | Frein

July, by Tracy Frein, 2016, colored pencil on drafting film, 23 x 24. Private collection.

 

Kathleen KornprobstThomas II

Shades of Gray Competition | Artist's Network | Kornprobst

Thomas II, by Kathleen Kornprobst, 2016, graphite 15 3/4 x 11 3/4. Collection the artist.

 

Sookyi LeeAmber

Shades of Gray Competition | Artist's Network | Lee

Amber, by Sookyi Lee, 2016, charcoal, 24 x 18. Collection the artist.

 

Ling LiuXiao Fang

Shades of Gray Competition | Artist's Network | Ling

Xiao Fang, by Liu Ling, 2016, charcoal, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2. Collection the artist.

 

Tara MerktEye of the Beholder

Shades of Gray Competition | Artist's Network | Merkt

Eye of the Beholder, by Tara Merkt, 2016, scratchboard, 14 x 11. Collection the artist.

 

Oliver SinPortrait of Mom

Shades of Gray Competition | Artist's Network | Sin

Portrait of Mom, by Oliver Sin, 2016, vine charcoal, 24 x 18. Private collection.

 

Dexter WelcomeJust for Two

Shades of Gray Competition | Artist's Network | Welcome

Just for Two, by Dexter Welcome, 2016, charcoal, 10 x 14. Collection the artist.

 

LiGang ZhengAwareness

Shades of Gray Competition | Artist's Network | Zheng

Awareness, by LiGang Zheng, 2016, charcoal, 24 x 18. Private collection.

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Want to learn more about the color gray? In the following video, artist and instructor Craig Nelson explains how to mix grays and neutral colors in oil and acrylic paint. For more advice from this artist and many others, visit artistsnetwork.tv.

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