Illustration Awards

Chris Hutchinson

Chris Hutchinson

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This piece called ‘Rippling Sprites’ shows the rippling rock pool of pixies, nymphs sprites and gremlin delights that boil and float around inside my head at all times. Drawing dense and detailed imagery like this allows me to escape and zone out for a period of time and immerse myself in my own world.

mediums used:

Ink on paper coloured digitally in Photoshop

Taeyoung Kim

Taeyoung Kim

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description:

Life around this time of the year!

mediums used:

Photoshop

Sarah Dixey

Sarah Dixey

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“The Beacon.”

mediums used:

Photoshop

Daniel Ido

Daniel Ido

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Tiger Magician, is one piece of a series (of two others) depicting the subtleties and the masked truth of animal abuse behind the animal entertainment industry; what seems like an elegant act, hides a sting in the tail.
The piece shows a tiger depicting it’s role in ‘animal magic’ doing what seems like a majestic act with an almost angelic pose, but at the same time the wand, acting as a whip, whipping the tiger; from afar seeming quite innocent, but with a closer look a physical abuse, with the intent of obedience.

mediums used:

Sketchbook Paper, Indian Ink, Calligraphy Brush, Digital – Photoshop

Eden Woodrow

Eden Woodrow

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Title:
Tenacious Fragility

Artistic Statement:
I’ve met many different kinds of people, many have good hearts but despite this I am always cautious, there those who wound, those who cause harm yet there are also those who heal and comfort. But without tenaciously persevering through the struggles we all must face in our lives when we find ourselves stranded outside of comfortable waters, that’s when we really get to see someone’s true colours. But even then, nothing is ever truly as clear as still water. There is always an unknown. In my work I find it important to give options, to make sure nothing is unrealistically clear. Sometimes the deepest secrets and creatures of the ocean are brought to the surface, yet below the surface there is always something that remains hidden.

mediums used:

digital – Paint Tool SAI, digital – Wacom Intuous Tablet

Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy

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“Floral Nightmares” on the surface is a celebration of the natural world, the beauty of flora & strange interactions of the wonderful creatures that inhabit this planet – in this case the (juxtaposed) alien-like tentacles from an octopus perhaps. It is also an allegory to what may lie beneath the surface, a sinister force, an uneasy beauty, a corrupting power.

This piece is part of a larger ongoing body of work that features fragile floral beings, planet-like entities & other unlikely hybrid creations from the natural world.

mediums used:

Gesso, Acrylic, Oils

Stevie Mahardhika

Stevie Mahardhika

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description:

Woodland Animals Musical Parade intended for wall print or greeting cards.

mediums used:

digital – Photoshop

Cory Mathis

Cory Mathis

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description:

Dinner For Two.’

mediums used:

Digital – Photoshop

Jesca Leibbrandt

Jesca Leibbrandt

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I drew a series of “Mage Kitten” illustrations in 2016 whenever I needed to take my mind off work and this is my favourite from the set – the Midnight Mage Kitten! Hope you enjoy her as well.

mediums used:

pencil, digital-photoshop

Myah Flynn

Myah Flynn

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Title: Those Who Inhale The Dew
Size: 1240 x 1220mm

‘Those Who Inhale The Dew’ is a gateway and an invitation into the realm of fable. Drawing inspiration from mythology and landscape both it captures a moment of transition, and offers the viewer a choice; to walk out into the softly focused dew, or turn and delve into the intricate details of the green shade.

mediums used:

Acrylic on stretched canvas

gabriel romero

gabriel romero

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2D Photoshop.
A self portrait about some time of my life

mediums used:

photoshop

Matt Haworth

Matt Haworth

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Beach CutOut.

This is piece in a series of ‘Cut Out’ illustrations for a little art collection I’ve put together for the Con. Out of all the pieces I did for the that project I like the simplicity and colouring in this one the most, I also found the imagine very relaxing to paint!

mediums used:

Digital – Photoshop

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith

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Tentacle Treat (gumdrop flavor)

While sitting down and eating an ice cream, I noticed that the tip vaguely resembled a curling tentacle. And thus, an idea was born.

mediums used:

digital-illustrator

Cristina Cambiganu

Cristina Cambiganu

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ParadoxOne.
A man alone, in the middle of nowhere, realise that he is in front of an impossible shape.

mediums used:

pencil, ink, digital colouring

Deanna Trow

Deanna Trow

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limiting the color pallet is interesting. It gives life to something with muted colors, or it enhances whats already there. The Tui, iridescent and full of colors, changing as the bird moves. I love working with food coloring. The challenge is there to make the bird so much more special, so much more vibrant. Changing that one color, makes it a whole new species ready to be discovered.

mediums used:

Food Coloring

Zak Waipara

Zak Waipara

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Double page spread from Maui – Sun Catcher (by author Tim Tipene)

mediums used:

Watercolours & Digital

Arlena Hosking

Arlena Hosking

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IMPORTANT: FILE WOULD NOT BE ACCEPTED — I am not a chromacon 2017 exhibitor — LINK TO SUBMISSION HERE: http://i.imgur.com/usLCkQR.jpg

Soar With Me?

A winged figure with bird skeleton-like armour.
This piece is a contrast between either flying or falling. Ties of freedom and flight are woven together with the idea of being held back and the uncertainty if to take a leap.
Freedom is hinted through the open wings and clear sky, but circumstances of taking the jump — such as death or loss are symbolised in the skeleton armour.

mediums used:

Digital – Clip Studio Paint

Bonita Sidhu

Bonita Sidhu

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Title: Kissed by the Sun

A portraiture of a fictional tribes woman capturing the world in which she lives in through her surroundings and culture that she wears proudly on her skin.

mediums used:

digital painting

Joseph Qiu

Joseph Qiu

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Title: whisper in the air
This is an surrealism approach of an poetic subject.
It looks like she may be in despair, or she is praying.
However they don’t contradict each other.
A glimpse of hope always exists in the mist of deepest misery, that’s the beauty of humanity.

mediums used:

digital – photoshop

Kiara du Toit

Kiara du Toit

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“Yuki”

This is a portrait of my cat (who was blessed by a younger me with the very original name of Yuki). I drew this picture from a photo reference (that I took while she was sneaking a sleep on our freshly washed clothes! The iron was off but probably still a little warm when she curled up next to it) as part of a uni assignment. Despite that it still feels like one of my most personal works to date because I completed it knowing that she was terminally ill and that her time was almost up. We had to put her down a few weeks after I finished this, and it still makes me cry a bit to think about because I’m a hopeless cat lady but also because -you know how pets are like their owners?- she was very much my little cat and I felt like one of my allies in life had to leave too soon.

mediums used:

2B pencil

Bo Moore

Bo Moore

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A portrait of a softly smiling demon.

mediums used:

Digital – Photoshop

Ema Frost

Ema Frost

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HOLI HINE & THE GLOW DUST (TPPP)
BY EMA FROST
Giclee Fine Art Print Hand Embellished with Glow in The Dark Paint.

Inspired by my travels to India on The Painted Peacock Project in Sept 2016
The prominent colours of many buildings in India were this beautiful mixture of washed colours that inspired me to create this piece. Combined with reading a local contemporary Indian short story which was about traversing continents and orbits, in rich and frequently surprising ways. This is shown in the atmosphere where you see Holi floating. Like all my characters you’ll see hummingbirds reflected in her eyes and Holi also has a kingfisher hidden in her hair. The hologram clusters which orbit around Holi’s head have been created by the hummingbirds to watch over her. This piece has been hand embellished with glow in the dark paint.

mediums used:

Graphite, Digital, Watercolour, Glow in the Dark Paint

Ryland Malcolm

Ryland Malcolm

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The Children’s Glade.
A representational work of digital art of two children sitting in a clearing within a forest.
Inspired by my own adventures as a child playing in forests north of Auckland.

It is a bright and warm celebration of the connection to nature I was allowed in my youth.
The two nameless children are from vague memories of local kids who I remember playing with but nothing else.
I encourage enlarging the image when observing it to explore the forest a little.

I hope you enjoy observing this work of mine as much as I had creating it.

Cheers –
Ryland Malcolm

mediums used:

Photoshop CS6, Wacom Tablet

Daemon Rose

Daemon Rose

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This is the first of a series that I am currently doing, focusing on delicate lines.

mediums used:

Pigment liner

Ivy Xu

Ivy Xu

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Titles; The Burdens
I tried to create a distinct visual essay reflecting the troubles my friend faces due to her cultural background. As a female within a traditional Indian household she is looked upon to carry on her duties without question. I tried to base the composition off of the traditional awkward family photo to reinforce the idea of family loyalty .Symbolism was used through the hands which represents the omnipresent weight of her responsibilities(her burdens) pressing down on her shoulders, her dress representing cultural ties and her earrings a family heirloom passed down through the females in her family (mimicking the Sisyphean nature of her burdens).

mediums used:

Acrylic, watercolour, photoshop

Anna Crichton

Anna Crichton

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I love New York’. 270 mm wide x 170 mm deep. Hand drawn with an old fashioned dip pen using German Aerocolour ink on English archival Waterford paper.
I lived in New York for one year, and this is my response to a Metro column written by a writer similarly passionate about living in New York. Can’t live without it.

mediums used:

Waterford watercolour paper, Aerocolour inks, Dip pen.

Matt Katz

Matt Katz

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The Sphinx. “What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three in the evening?”

mediums used:

oil on canvas board

Nathan Foon

Nathan Foon

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A strong woman. Frankie Adams

mediums used:

digital – photoshop

Roisin Kelly

Roisin Kelly

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Title: Violation

I have had a form of OCD known as Generalized Anxiety Disorder for as long as I can remember. I have spent entire nights sleepless with worry about things ranging from global warming to whether or not I will be able to afford for my kids to have music lessons. (I’m 21.)

In addition to this, my OCD also has more stereotypical characteristics – for example, fear of being unclean. I often have to fight against religiously washing my hands, as any stickiness or warmth makes me sure I’ll get sick. Don’t ask me why – OCD is not a logical disorder.

When I get really anxious, I feel as if I’m being strangled from the inside, and to deal with it I draw and paint.

In this case, it just so happens that I painted a self portrait, of sorts.

mediums used:

Photoshop, pencils, gouache

Giselle Keenleyside

Giselle Keenleyside

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Guinea pig procession.
This design was created by colouring hand drawn pen sketches in Adobe Photoshop.

mediums used:

ink, digital – photoshop

Alex Harrison

Alex Harrison

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I have called this piece “Lost.” Late last year I had an accident that I should not have survived, I was in hospital for months but have emerged with a new perspective, not only on life, but on time. I lost a grasp on the time and day, symbolized in this piece by the pocket watch surrounded by smoke and cloud. The piece took me a total 50 hours with a broken wrist but I am happy with the outcome.
Thank you for your consideration.

mediums used:

Pigmented Liner, Ink.

Rayna Wang

Rayna Wang

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In this painting I wanted to show how heroes through history has inspired people, and as individuals we must not only respect those heroes but to also become one ourselves. Through history and ancient history heroes included men and woman, mortal and immortal which means that every single being in this world has the potential to achieve kleos. Therefore we must always challenge ourselves and never give up because potential is limitless.

mediums used:

Digital, Photoshop.

Michelle Airlie

Michelle Airlie

Submission:

description:

A few friends having a chat

These fellows are some characters I’m slowly developing; I’m interested in the idea of sticking fantasy races in a more modern setting, taking them away from the well trodden path of traditional fantasy.

mediums used:

Digital- photoshop

Ross Murray

Ross Murray

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Title: ‘Beautiful Sunday’

Description / artistic statement::
This is a piece from a collection called ‘GOLDEN SUMMER’ which imagines incidental scenes from a nostalgic journey around New Zealand during the latter half of last century. The work focuses on the idea of the summer road trip and explores how contemporary ideas of nostalgia are often linked to the things we consume. This particular piece captures a Cortina parked outside a small-town Four Square. Iconic pieces of kiwi advertising decorate the front windows. Beyond, a view over undulating farmland to the ocean is framed by two kahikatea trees.

mediums used:

Digitally drawn and coloured in Photoshop

Mardo El-Noor

Mardo El-Noor

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description:

This is a family portrait of Geoff Marsland, the owner of Havana Coffee Works in Wellington.

mediums used:

photography, digital painting

Rachel Smythe

Rachel Smythe

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description:

The Star from my tarot card series.

mediums used:

Mixed media – pencil and photoshop

Julia Christian

Julia Christian

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description:

Austere Garden’

mediums used:

Acrylic on canvas

Anna Smith

Anna Smith

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Around the world there is continuous speculation surrounding the intolerance of diversity. Whether they are a different race or even a different sexuality, people around the world are still uncomfortable with the idea of change.
What is acceptable anymore? Our society is what we rely on when deciding if something is acceptable. However, we live in a world that is conflicted. These people of different races, personalities and sexual orientations are human just like the rest of us. So why are we holding back?
Because of social norms and expectations.
In New Zealand we are lucky enough to live in such an evolving community, one that accepts change. Although there are still hardships, we are on the way to accepting those who are considered ‘different.’
This artwork is my interpretation of embracing diversity and all the hardships that follow. The coloured hair represents all the little things that make us individuals, and yet can be the one thing that helps to bring us together.

mediums used:

Original pencil/Pigment liner drawing, Digital – Photoshop and Illustrator.

GeChunYi Wang

GeChunYi Wang

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The Sanctuary of the Day and Night Alternation
In the heaven there is a place , where the day and night alternation. And a  sanctuary was build there.
In here, the maiden pray, pray for the dawn, for the day light.

mediums used:

digital – Photoshop CC , Wacom Bamboo CTL-470

Maddy Oldfield

Maddy Oldfield

Submission:

description:

Alkina Ridge Train station
Featuring characters from an original webcomic ‘Meteorite Harper’. Set in a fictional Australian town.

mediums used:

Sketchbook Pro, Photoshop CS6

Samantha Bright

Samantha Bright

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I love animals and bring animals to life through different mediums.
I love the zebra as it blends into the backgrounds

mediums used:

black paper and white ink only

Lane Worrall

Lane Worrall

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Title: Gynandramorph.
In this work I explored duality. The balance of light and dark, masculine and feminine. The butterfly here is a bilateral gynandromorph, meaning half male, half female, the embodiment of a balance between opposites creating a whole.

mediums used:

Pencil

Martin Horspool

Martin Horspool

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Wendybot is a cartoon illustration for my partner as a superhero.

mediums used:

Watercolour and pen

Jordyn Phillips

Jordyn Phillips

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Queen of Hearts’

Music can be helpful in so many ways, for me it aided in inspiration on what to create,

Media- Digital.
Time spent- 8 hours.

mediums used:

digital – photoshop

Aleksander Sakowski

Aleksander Sakowski

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The_Mecha_Genesis was originally published in the year 4004. Printed in hologlyphics, It has been translated to English as accurately as possible. However, some information has been lost in translation.

This is the cover design/illustration to my first cross genre graphic novel The_Mecha_Genesis Vol.1

mediums used:

Hand Drawn and Digital Clean up in Photoshop

Jason Winter

Jason Winter

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This painting is caled “Meeting”. The meaning of this illustration is ambiguous. It could be a meeting of two lovers, or of two enemies. I’ll leave it up to the viewer to decide.

mediums used:

Digtial. Painted in Clip Studio Paint

TianChen Yu

TianChen Yu

Submission:

description:

Snow, A bear warrior!

mediums used:

Digital – photoshop

Che Crawford

Che Crawford

Submission:

description:

May vs Fae –

Bored of always doing the King’s bidding, May decides to sneak away from some alone time dungeon trawling, only to be thwarted by a gang of angry fae.

mediums used:

digital – photoshop

Brent Condon

Brent Condon

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description:

Title – Hunt for the Pacific Gargoyle

This illustration is a narrative piece, involving concept creatures within a sea-shanti/seafaring environment influenced by colonial mythology.

mediums used:

Graphite and photoshop

CHANH OAI LU

CHANH OAI LU

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Title: Eyes Drawing
Study eyes drawing (close-up) from Photoshop

mediums used:

Adobe Photoshop

Christopher Yong

Christopher Yong

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TreasAAAAH!!!

The man in the retirement home once told us that the house on the hill was older than his grandfather. Some say it contains the most unbelievable treasure, which is stored inside a simple wooden chest, but nobody who’s ever seen it has lived to tell what’s inside. If you can survive the ever-changing labyrinth of rooms and corridors, the enroaching darkness will surely get you. Don’t even try…

mediums used:

Photoshop (Digital)

Morgan cannon

Morgan cannon

Submission:

description:

“The Mountain”

mediums used:

Digital – Photoshop, Wacom