Congratulations to the winners of our May giveaway !

We selected the winners of our latest giveaway. Once again, thank you to all the participants for being part of this project.

We have some exciting changes coming soon, including a deadline for the project and the possibility to enter more than 4 drawings.

Here are the selected entries for our May giveaway:

Artist Network Prize :  Stephanie Jakovac.

Country: Australia

The Story behind my drawing:

Every time I visit Paris, I do a drawing of Notre Dame. It’s a must. My heart was crying when I saw the devastation the fire did. I do hope and look forward to the day of restoration.

Find my work at:
http://www.stephaniej.com.au

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RH wins a free ebook from the Artists Network.

PanPastel Prize #1 : Julia Payne

Country: USA

The Story behind my drawing:

Six years ago, my husband and I went to see the light installation artist, Bruce Munro’s, exhibit at the Franklin Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio. Our tickets happened to fall on a night when there had been 2 feet of snow. We entered the foyer of the conservatory and our first sight was a spectacular chandelier he had called “Icos”. Ii scribbled a drawing of it so i would never forget it. Every time i look at my drawing, it brings back the whole incredible light show, in the dark, in the snow. Glorious!

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Julia wins 1 pan pastels sets with 5 colors of your choice, a tray and a soft tools starter set

Pan Pastel Prize #2 : Ruth Oosterman

Country: Canada

The Story behind my drawing:

“Believe”

This timelapse was an idea bouncing around my head for the past year and it feels great to finally bring it to fruition. As a mom with two kids soon to enter the stage of technology and peer pressure, which honestly terrifies me, this lesson of believing in yourself without outside approval is a daily lesson I try to impart onto my children in hopes of preparing them for what is to come.

It is natural to want others to think highly of you and there is no evil in that but it is dangerous to allow your sense of self to be defined by anyone but yourself.

You are the lead in your life story and no one else should be given the power to write your character.

The original writing on the wall said, “I need you to believe in me” but once the little girl waters the seed the plant grows and covers some of the words leaving it to say, “I Believe in Me”

Find my work at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miniTUnJey8&t=1s

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Ruth wins 1 pan pastels sets with 5 colors of your choice, a tray and a soft tools starter set

Strathmore Prize:  Nicole Little

Country: Canada

The Story behind my drawing:

These are portraits of “ordinary” people in Tim Hortons. I love the diversity of people out in the world. I feel so lucky to live in Canada where so many cultures and ethnicities come together and coexist peacefully. The diversity certainly doesn’t hurt when you’re looking for a model! This piece is an exploration in pen line-work. I wanted to replicate the crowded feeling of a busy coffee shop.
My brother David lives in Vancouver. I have always wanted to visit him but, with a new baby and all the usual expenses, it looks like it will be several years before I get to eat really fresh lobster, and go for a swim and a ski on the same day. So, I’m sending a part of myself in art form! See you… eventually Vancouver!

Find my work at:
https://littleneocreative.com

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Nicole wins 1 Strathmore Sketchbook 9 x 12 inches and a Copic Multiliner set of inking pens

Copic Prize : Luce Pelletier

Country: Canada

The Story behind my drawing:

I had stopped drawing 30 years ago. Recently, illness struck me: I cannot work any longer. I got a zentangle book in the hope of learning to free my hand to draw again. After one year of practice, drawings like this one here are emerging, and it makes me happy. Besides that, I’m a published poet, writing free-form poetry and haiku. I think that somehow, the two (will) meet. Anyhow, drawing and writing are part of my everyday life and they do give me reason to carry on despite my disability, hope and share.

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Luce wins 1 Strathmore Sketchbook 5.5 x 8.5 inches and 1 Copic Multiliner set of inking pens

Speedball Prize #1: Angela Read

Country: UK

The Story behind my drawing:

When I was a child walking around the playground I used to feel like I was wearing a target. The obvious reason for this might be because I was bullied, but I don’t like being surrounded by people so it could be that. The target is repeated to show movement but in doing this I have created somthing which looks like a virus which is pretty apt as this is often what I feel like.

Find my work at:
http://www.angelaread.co.uk

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Angela wins one Strathmore Watercolor paper pad- 12 sheets cold press and a Speedball Sketching set.

Speedball Prize #2: Farhat Tyebji

Country: Spain

The Story behind my drawing:

I have loved dancing, be it folk or classical. Now I stay in Barcelona, Spain.
Here I got an opportunity to learn Indian classical dance; kathak.
Keeping in touch with the culture of my land, I learn and and also get opportunities to perform on stage. I feel, it is so beautiful, transporting one culture to another land, thus mingling and merging art forms and finding out similarities.  This is what I call “Unity in diversity”.!!

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Farhat wins one Strathmore Watercolor paper pad- 12 sheets cold press and a Speedball Sketching set.

Speedball Prize #3: Marty Garland

Country: Ireland

The Story behind my drawing:

This is a drawing of my mothers hand holding a little songbook, and although her alzheimers condition was quite advanced she understood the book related to singing and was singing away with gusto, though not necessarily from words on the page! The words of the song depicted are from a folk song called ‘Peggy Gordon’…she thought I had written a song about my sister Peggy (Garland) and used to sing it.

Find my work at:
https://martygarland.com/photo_15987681.html

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Marty wins one Speedball sketching set

Once again congratulations to all participating artists, this project would not exist without you !

Whenever you enter a drawing in the Big Picture, you are automatically added to our next draw.

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