First of all you will noticed that I changed the title of this 'competition' from "Best" to "Favourite" - a subtle change for most, but I received a few notes from people saying that it was wrong to compare work, or 'Best' is the wrong term to use when comparing art. I have to agree, and hate to see people describe one piece of work as 'better' than another (Even if I have fell into the trap myself on more than one occasion). Art is subjective, and down to individual tastes, cultures, intelligence, influences and expectations - to name just a few.
So this competition is now about what your favourite pieces of pencil/charcoal work were in 2013
Some facts and figures first;
Not as many votes as I would have liked, but still a very good turn out. So without further ado here are the favourite pencil/charcoal drawings as voted by you in 2013.
An outright winner receiving more than 50% of the entire vote
A very close contest with only 3 votes separating 1st, 2nd and 3rd who get honourable mentions below
It may not be the most exciting of drawings - but just take a look at the detail!!!!!!
No surprises here I think - featured in magazines and Newspapers worldwide - Breathtaking.
Movies & TV
My love for this guys work is bordering on stalker - it seems I am not alone
So there we have it - some wonderful and worthy pieces I am sure you will agree - and now to reward the voters
The winning selection was
1.A 2.I 3.N 4.R 5.U
Believe it or not NO ONE PICKED ALL 5 CORRECTLY!!!
However 8 People did get 4 out of 5 and win 180 Points each
All that is left to say is thank you to the wonderful artists for filling our lives with beautiful and inspiring work, and to everyone who commented, faved, watched and voted for taking part - hope you enjoyed it, same time, same place next year?