Okay, I have to come clean about something: I hate art contests. I hate the idea that art can be objectively judged or ranked. It’s ridiculous.
However, one of my very favorite things about the internet is the sense of community and collaboration that can emerge from creative people with common interests. I see it as kind of magical: that I can post some simple drawings of drag queens and watch people transform them into CRAZY AMAZING MASTERPIECES. That was my hope for this contest, and all of you absolutely exceeded all my expectations!
And so I am choosing a small selection of the pieces that totally floored me. These are the ones that I found the most irreverent, or inventive, or inspiring. But I loved ALL of the entries, and I’m SO APPRECIATIVE to everyone who participated! If you don’t see your work below, please don’t feel bad, and certainly don’t be jealous–all the prizes I’m sending out are extremely ridiculous, tacky, and entirely worthless. (I’m going to keep the prize packages secret until the recipients get them, because I don’t want to ruin any surprises.)
I wanted to give special shout-outs to a handful of contributors — I won’t be able to send out prizes to them, but hopefully they’ll be sufficiently rewarded by the fame and glory that will inevitably result from their exposure here.
FIRST UP! Honorable Mention for: SHE KNOWS WHAT’S GOING ON
The Fab Hatters know what’s going on! I LOVED this rendering of Ru (so many Easter eggs, can you find them all?) My ABSOLUTE favorite element of this masterful collage is the imagery used for Ru’s skin tone. I hope you ain’t allergic, because it’s PEANUT-PEANUT-PEANUT BUTTER! The Fab Hatters also sent in this DELICIOUS collage of Kim Chi, utilizing food from (mostly) Korean cuisine: ↓ Read the rest of this entry…