Sunday, July 8, 2012

Dracopedia Contest Winners

Greetings everyone! After much hand-wringing and debate the judges have decided on the four winners of the Dracopedia Art Contest.  We all loved the entries and it was a shame to narrow it down to only four.  I've actually added an "Editor's Choice Award". 

Congratulations to the winners, thank you to everyone who contributed, and good luck with your artwork!


William O'Connor


1st place:
Aaron Murphy
Title: Emerald Venomclaw
Age: 15


LG West.  "...this was my favorite in the youth category. It's not easy to put two heads on a dragon, and the design shows some real observation  and problem solving, yet maintains pleasing proportions. The wings, which tend to be the least plausible bits, even among pros, are well designed. I also like the repourposing of the rear limbs."

2nd place:
Sarah Baker
Title: Dragon
Age: 7
New York, USA


T. Lockwood. "Love that it's mouth is open and it's roaring, and
love it's mane."


1st Place:
Evan Monteiro
Title: Hellkite Monarch
Age: 21
Florida, USA

T. Lockwood. "This painting has everything: Good anatomy, nice
lighting, lively, majestic pose, a sense of story."


2nd Place
Betty Jiang
Title: Dragon
Age: 19 
 LG West. "The clearly protective posture is great, and the scale pattern works well. "

Editor's Choice:

Title: Glass Dragons
Age: 20
Florida, USA

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  1. Congratulations to the winners! well deserved! i hope to see another contest like this in the future, it'd be really fun to participate again!

    1. +1 ...I`ve found out about this contest too late(..waiting for next.And Congrats to winners!!!

  2. Congratulations! Maybe I'll have better luck next time in some other contest.
    I think that second place in Youth category should be nominated as greatest success of humanity in art. It is totally awesome :)

  3. Ah! I'm honored! Thank you guys again for hosting the contest. It was really fun to work on, and I'm so thankful to have had my work seen by Todd Lockwood, Dan Dos Santos, Lars Grant West, and you Will. To my fellow contestants, it was a very good competition. Hope to see more of your work in the future!

  4. Everybody did great- it was hard to pick winners! I'd love to do it again, the response and energy from the artists was fabulous!
    I've contacted each of the winners, but feel free to send me an email with your contact information to receive your prizes!



  5. Wow, I'm honored that my entry was made editor's choice! :) Everyone's pieces were so great, congrats to the winners!

  6. O u O Woah! Having my entry win 2nd place caught me by surprise...there were so many good art works ...i didnt put much thought into winning. A big thank you to all the judges for taking the time to look at my work, its a real honour.

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