We are thrilled to announce that the Grand Prize winner in Drawing magazine's Shades of Gray competition is Joseph Crone, of Indianapolis. Congratulations, Joseph!
The winning image will be featured alongside the artist's other work in a feature article in the spring 2013 issue of Drawing, which will be available online and at bookstores in May. In the meantime, you can see Joseph's amazing colored pencil work on his website.
The winners of the competition's first-, second-, and third-place prizes are, respectively, Joseph Dillon, of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania; Robin Smith, of Littleton, Colorado; and Terry Kelly, of Pasadena, California. Honorable mentions have been awarded to Dennis Angel, Wendy Jones Donahoe, Teri Hiatt, J. D. Hillberry, Robin Kappy, Danli Liang, Roger C. Long, Andrew Parris, Connie Lynn Reilly, and Robert Jay Silverman. All these artists' winning works will be seen in the spring issue of Drawing.
The competition was judged by Peter Drake, of the New York Academy of Art; Jon deMartin, a well-known instructor and regular contributor to Drawing; and the magazine's staff.
We would like to offer huge congratulations to our winners and also extend our thanks to everyone who entered–the field of entries may have been the strongest for any competition in Drawing's history.
Stay posted to Artist Daily for information about future drawing competitions, coming soon!