Thursday, October 28, 2010

Gililland Creativity Contest Finalists

And here they are! The first three finalists from one of my school visit art contests!! The wonderful artwork below was created by awesome artists from Gililland Elementary after reading my children's book, Just Line Around. Nearly every student at Gililland created a drawing, and there were tons of great ones. It was very difficult to pick just three, so I picked 4!! Thank you to all of the students who participated. Keep that creativity flowing!

Take a look at the pictures below and vote for your favorite by leaving a comment at the bottom. The picture with the most votes/comments by midnight on November 6th will win a free copy of my book along with some fun art supplies!!

Thanks for voting. I'm sure the kids will really appreciate all of the positive comments about their art. ;)


Picture 1 - Jordon 4th Grade

Picture 2 - Teia 5th Grade

Picture 3 - Raymond, 5th Grade

Picture 4 - 4th Grade

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Line Art

Line Art Contest

To add some fun and excitement to my school visits this year, I will be having line art contests for the students to participate in. The three best artworks from each school will be posted here, where anyone can comment on their favorite. The winner, after one week of voting, will be given a free copy of my book and some art prizes!

The Rules

1. All artwork must be student-created. Parents are free to suggest or inspire, but the drawings must be completed by the students.

2. The artwork should be created from one, continuous black line (crayon, pen, marker, etc.). If you use a pencil, be sure to trace it with a pen or marker or it may not scan well.

That's it! Pretty simple. You can draw anything from a cool pattern to a complex picture. Drawings will be judged on creativity and originality.

To get you started along the right track, I've included some sample designs.

Get that creativity flowing and best of luck!