Winners of the 2nd Annual Shades of Gray Competition

We’re proud to present the winning works in Drawing’s second annual Shades of Gray Competition, which challenges artists to submit their best drawings, in any medium, created entirely in black, white, and gray.

The following 14 drawings were selected as the winners from more than 1,000 entries by a panel of judges. You can see them in the pages of the spring issue of Drawing, along with some words by the artists about how they created these captivating works.

We’re also pleased to announce that the third annual Shades of Gray competition is now open. If you’d like to see your own work in the pages of Drawing, and possibly win up to $1,000, this is your chance. For details, and to enter, click here. The deadline for entries is September 8, 2014. Spread the word!

Without further ado, the winning drawings in the second annual Shades of Gray Competition:

Grand Prize Winner: Man In the Dark, by Junghoon Lee

Man in the Dark
by Junghoon Lee, 2012, charcoal, 40 x 30. Collection the artist.
For more information, visit www.cargocollective.com/jlee1770.

First Place: Antecedent, by Rodney Thompson

Antecedent
by Rodney Thompson, 2013, charcoal, 24 x 18. Collection the artist.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/rodneythompsonart.

Second Place: Can Can, by Dan Pyle

Can Can
by Dan Pyle, 2013, charcoal, 20 x 16. Private collection.
For more information, visit www.danpyleartist.com.

Third Place: An Australian Icon, by John McCartin

An Australian Icon
by John McCartin, 2013, charcoal, 18 1/2 x 14 1/2.
For more information, visit www.johnmccartin-artist.com.

Honorable Mentions:

Boy, by Susan Brinkmann

Boy
by Susan Brinkmann, 2012, graphite, 23 1/2 x 15 3/4. Collection the artist.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/susanbrinkmannart or http://susanbrinkmann.blogspot.com.

Doorways–Chaco Canyon, by Philip Carpenter

Doorways–Chaco Canyon
by Philip Carpenter, 2012, graphite, 19 x 12. Private collection.

 

Urchin Trio, by Emma Hirst

Urchin Trio
by Emma Hirst, 2013, black and white charcoal, 5 x 7. Private collection.
For more information, visit www.emmahirst.com.

Venetian Man No. 2, by Amber-rose Hulme

Venetian Man No. 2
by Amber-rose Hulme, 2013, pastel, 12 3/4 x 28. Private collection. For more information, visit www.artbyamberrose.com.au.

Self-Portrait, by John Metido

Self-Portrait
by John Metido, 2013, graphite, white charcoal, and pastel, 29 1/2 x 20 1/2.

Grandmother’s Chair, by Terry Miller

Grandmother’s Chair
by Terry Miller, 2013, graphite, 8 1/4 x 15. Collection the artist.
For more information, visit www.terrymillerstudio.com.

Bianca, by Trevor Newman

Bianca
by Trevor Newman, 2012, pastel, 27 1/2 x 17 3/4. Collection the artist.
For more information, visit www.trevornewman.com.

Snow Laden, by Gerald Smith

Snow Laden
by Gerald Smith, 2008, graphite, 12 x 16. Private collection.
For more information, visit www.gerald-smith.com.

Entanglements, by Cathryne Trachok

Entanglements
by Cathryne Trachok, 2013, graphite, 22 x 30. Collection the artist.
For more information, visit www.catrachokstudios.com.

Sir Vantes, the Ingenious Gentleman, by Susan Wallace

Sir Vantes, the Ingenious Gentleman
by Susan Wallace, 2013, charcoal, 18 x 23. Private collection.

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