Monday, December 14, 2009

And the Winner is...Me!

I mentioned a couple of posts ago about the Michael Collins Caricature Award. It's an Australian award (great prize money) and it's been going for 4 years now. The award is one of the driving forces behind me improving over the last couple of years as everytime I enter I'm blown away by the competition.

The last coupleof years I've been entering digital artwork and although they've been well received there's still a bit of a stigma attached to digital painting - the judges still believed that they were just manipulated photos and it took some explaining for them to believe otherwise.

I believe that some great artwork has been overlooked for top honours in the past becasue it wasn't painted traditonally.

This year though they opened up a digital category and I took out the prize...thank you, thank you.

The prize money for this new category wasn't great, but I did get trophy (below) and hopefully it'll grow with the huge number of sponsors available in the digital painting industry and people like Terry Dunnett won't be over looked any more.

My winning entry
My, first ever, trophy

9 comments:

Carl Knox said...

wowza!!! congrats luke!

now get you ass to skechgroup!! :P

Tel said...

Many congratulations Luke - when I first saw your Judy Dench I earmarked it as a MC award winner - the lighting, exaggeration everything - an exceptional job.
I still resent the 'lesser category' for Digital - that's ah well - but you know my thoughts there !
After a year off I'll have another go next year - might use that old fashioned stuff and go for the top payout.
Again I'm pleased for you mate.

Anthony Pascoe said...

Congrats Luke...you deserved it !

Nori Tominaga said...

well done again!

Moyse said...

Congratulations Luke, great piece!

kencoogan said...

Briliant piece and absolutely perfect likeness. Exaggeration is spot on too!!
Well done!

SEILER said...

Congrats, that's an awesome caricature!

Luke Watson said...

Thanks all, now let's see if it was just a fluke...

David Pugliese said...

Great work!!

Saludos from Argentina,

David