Print’s Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #1

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For the next 11 days we will present the 47 talented honorable mention honorees of Print’s Hand Drawn Illustration Competition (in no particular order). Enjoy!

Royal Audience by Emil Bertell (Helsinki, Finland)

Materials used: Pencil & paper (A1)Artist’s statement:

Royal Audience is piece of imagined history. It makes sense as much as some parts of the “real” history.


Charting the Beatles by Oliver Barrett (Cleveland, OH)

Materials used: pencils, watercolor, Wacom tablet, Photoshop, IllustratorArtist’s statement:

These four illustrations are for the Charting the Beatles project, which is about creating informational graphics about the Beatles. I chose to create complex portraits of each member from my favorite era of their careers. In addition to the portraits, I depicted each member’s array (or lack of in Ringo’s case) of instruments through vector silhouettes.


All My Bikes (from a series) by Chris Piascik (Cromwell, CT)

Materials used: Drawn with a Sharpie marker on paper and then digitally colored with Adobe Illustrator.Artist’s statement:

I’ve been bike-crazy my entire life. This series documents in great detail, every bike I have ever owned. I drew each bicycle and then surrounded them with hand-lettered descriptions and memories. There are 32 bicycles in the series.


Player by Ilene Winn-Lederer (Pittsburgh, PA)

Materials used: ‘Tradigital’ (pen, ink, digital color)Artist’s statement:

The ‘Notes From The London Underground’ series is a work in progress. It was begun in 2003 during the first of my ongoing visits to the UK and is updated as my travels continue. The images are based on actual sightings with details enhanced by imagined backstories. ‘Player’ is, for me, a quintessential denizen of the Shoreditch media world, an intense young man aware of trends before they take root and moving through life with an ever evolving philosophy of it. Other images in the series may be seen at: Notes from the Underground