Strokes of Genius Art Competition Winners

Stop by the Strokes of Genius Winner’s Circle for a weekly dose of drawing inspiration! Each week we showcase a piece of art from a past Strokes of Genius book, along with the artist’s thoughts on the piece including their artistic process and creative inspiration. The Strokes of Genius: Best of Drawing series annually celebrates creative drawing by publishing 140 diverse artworks in charcoal, pencil, pastel, ink and more in a beautiful art book worthy any coffee table.

Strokes of Genius 5 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 92 artists chosen for North Light Books’ latest competition Strokes of Genius 5: Design and Composition! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Strokes 5 Winner Notification” no...

Best of Drawing, Winter's Keep by Jennifer Annesley

Winter’s Keep by Jennifer Annesley | Strokes of Genius 3: Fresh Perspectives

Our Strokes of Genius art competition has produced some terrific winners, including Jennifer Annesley’s Winter’s Keep, featured in Strokes of Genius 3: Fresh Perspectives. Charcoal and gouache on white paper  |  15″ x 43″ (38cm x 109cm) Here’s what Jennifer Annesley says about her artwork: This historic railroad hotel in the Canadian Rockies has...

Best of Drawing Edmond Oliveros Reflections

Reflections (Grand Central Terminal, NYC) by Edmond S. Oliveros | Strokes of Genius 2: The Best of Drawing Light and Shadow

Today we have a winner from one of our previous Strokes of Genius art competition, Strokes of Genius 2: The Best of Drawing Light and Shadow, Edmond S. Oliveros’s Reflections (Grand Central Terminal, NYC). Pen and ink on Mylar  |  16″ x 12″ (41cm x 30cm) Here’s what Edmond S. Oliveros says about his...