Drawing magazine is thrilled to present the 14 winning drawings in our 5th annual Shades of Gray Competition. This year the grand prize goes to Texas artist Julio Reyes for his mixed-media drawing Deliverance. Also receiving top prizes are Katherine Young, Agnes Grochulska and Janet Evander. A full writeup of the competition will appear in the spring issue of Drawing (and you can subscribe to the magazine here).
We’d like once again to thank the artists who entered this year’s contest. And if you’re eager for a chance to win a spot in Drawing, we’re happy to say that the 2017 Shades of Gray Competition will be open and accepting entries soon.
Drawing Magazine’s 5th Annual Shades of Gray Competition Winners:
Julio Reyes: Deliverance
Deliverance, by Julio Reyes, 2015, mixed media on drafting film, 16 x 16 1/2. Private collection.
Katherine Young: Ascend
Ascend, by Katherine Young, 2015, graphite, 48 x 48. Private collection.
Agnes Grochulska: Portrait No. 14
Portrait No. 14, by Agnes Grochulska, 2015, charcoal, 24 x 18. Private collection.
Janet Evander: Stickley at Rest
Stickley at Rest, by Janet Evander, 2016, watercolor, 8 x 10. Collection the artist.
Hélène Brunet: Bouquet Fleuri
Bouquet Fleuri, by Hélène Brunet, 2016, graphite powder on Yupo, 20 x 13. Collection the artist.
Chi-Han Cheng: Empty
Empty, by Chi-Han Cheng, 2016, charcoal, 72 x 16. Private collection.
Tracy Frein: July
July, by Tracy Frein, 2016, colored pencil on drafting film, 23 x 24. Private collection.
Kathleen Kornprobst: Thomas II
Thomas II, by Kathleen Kornprobst, 2016, graphite 15 3/4 x 11 3/4. Collection the artist.
Sookyi Lee: Amber
Amber, by Sookyi Lee, 2016, charcoal, 24 x 18. Collection the artist.
Ling Liu: Xiao Fang
Xiao Fang, by Liu Ling, 2016, charcoal, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2. Collection the artist.
Tara Merkt: Eye of the Beholder
Eye of the Beholder, by Tara Merkt, 2016, scratchboard, 14 x 11. Collection the artist.
Oliver Sin: Portrait of Mom
Portrait of Mom, by Oliver Sin, 2016, vine charcoal, 24 x 18. Private collection.
Dexter Welcome: Just for Two
Just for Two, by Dexter Welcome, 2016, charcoal, 10 x 14. Collection the artist.
LiGang Zheng: Awareness
Awareness, by LiGang Zheng, 2016, charcoal, 24 x 18. Private collection.
Want to learn more about the color gray? In the following video, artist and instructor Craig Nelson explains how to mix grays and neutral colors in oil and acrylic paint. For more advice from this artist and many others, visit artistsnetwork.tv.