Saturday, July 3, 2010

Rising Stars Search

ImagineFX magazine recently launched a campaign to discover, promote and celebrate the best young sci-fi and fantasy artists and illustrators, whether digital or traditionally based. If you're interested, the deadline is Monday.

“If you’re 25 or under, have a burning desire to be the best in your field, whether you’re working as an artist, a student or just want to share your art with the world, everyone is welcome. International entrants are welcome and there’s no charge for entry.

“Entrants are invited to submit five pieces of portfolio work and a short biography, sent to: The deadline for all entries is 5 July, 2010.”

Photo by J.Gurney at the 2010 Illustration Master Class.
---from the ImagineFX press release.


Tristan Alexander said...

Well, that seems ageist! Being 53 and still not being 'discovered" or having the recognition I think my work deserves, this make sme mad! I realize they are wanting to help "up and coming" artists, but some of us take longer to come up!

Pyracantha said...

I'm with my friend Tristan. I'm 57 and I still have a "burning desire" to be an illustrator, or rather resume being an illustrator after 10 years away from the field. To do this I am striving constantly to learn digital drawing and painting techniques, and improve my figure and creature drawing, so that I can produce the kind of exciting work that is bought nowadays. I'm hoping it's never too late to be succeessful in art.

Evan T said...

The deadline is the same day as my birthday! I hope my entry makes it in time.

thanks for posting this James!

Unknown said...

Actually, I think only one of us in the photo is 25 or under, hee hee.

Karen Bovenmyer, Thomas Babbey, Sir Most Deserving of a Name Which I Cannot Remember At this Time, Aly Fell, April Lee, and Rebecca Yanovskaya

Mia Araujo said...

Hi James, I just wanted to thank you so much for posting this. I happened to check your blog on the last day of the deadline, submitted, and was luckily chosen as one of the 10 winners. If it hadn't been for you, I wouldn't have even known about the competition.

I'm also taking class with TAD right now and just heard that you will be doing something with them. Really looking forward to continue learning from you through that forum, and on your blog. All the best, Mia.

James Gurney said...

Congratulations, Mia! That has all to do with your art, and my blog only played a small part. Yes, I'll be teaching with TAD this October. I'm really excited!

Mia Araujo said...

thanks James! Can't wait til October, then. :)

Unknown said...

The unnamed gentleman is Ryan Schutter.