Here are the results of our biggest ever Rising Stars competition, sponsored by Corel – the 10 winners, as chosen by the ImagineFX team and our panel of pros.
This year saw the biggest ImagineFX Rising Stars competition to date - and the hardest to judge!
With five categories - Illustration, Environment, Comic Art, Video Games, Corel Painter - no age limit and no restrictions on medium, we received a record number of entrants, and the quality was amazing.
Luckily we had the help of a panel of art directors and experts. On the following pages are the final 10 winners, and what our all-star panel thought of their art.
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Michael C Hayes
Location: US WEB: www.artofmike.com Age: 30
Michael turned to the traditional mediums as an outlet for his creative strengths: "determination and persistence."
These are compellling visions, forcing me to do more than just observe - Lou Anders, art director
Location: US WEB: www.albaillustration.com Age: 28
The dreamy, perfectly composed paintings by this freelancer took one of the two highly sought-after Illustration category spots
Elizabeth's work reminds me of classical illustrators such as Arthur Rackham. Yet is original too - Kevin Jenkins
Turn to the next page to see the winning art of the environment category...