Announcing the winners of Drawing Magazine's 2012 Shades of Gray Competition!

We are thrilled to announce that the Grand Prize winner in Drawing magazine's Shades of Gray competition is Joseph Crone, of Indianapolis. Congratulations, Joseph!

The winning image will be featured alongside the artist's other work in a feature article in the spring 2013 issue of Drawing, which will be available online and at bookstores in May. In the meantime, you can see Joseph's amazing colored pencil work on his website.

The winners of the competition's first-, second-, and third-place prizes are, respectively, Joseph Dillon, of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania; Robin Smith, of Littleton, Colorado; and Terry Kelly, of Pasadena, California. Honorable mentions have been awarded to Dennis Angel, Wendy Jones Donahoe, Teri Hiatt, J. D. Hillberry, Robin Kappy, Danli Liang, Roger C. Long, Andrew Parris, Connie Lynn Reilly, and Robert Jay Silverman. All these artists' winning works will be seen in the spring issue of Drawing.

The competition was judged by Peter Drake, of the New York Academy of Art; Jon deMartin, a well-known instructor and regular contributor to Drawing; and the magazine's staff.

We would like to offer huge congratulations to our winners and also extend our thanks to everyone who entered–the field of entries may have been the strongest for any competition in Drawing's history.

Stay posted to Artist Daily for information about future drawing competitions, coming soon!


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Austin R. Williams

About Austin R. Williams

Austin is an associate editor of American Artist, Drawing, and Watercolor magazines. His interests include a number of artistic subjects, in particular contemporary drawing, and he is also a lover of literature and movies.  His favorite artists include Durer, Guercino, Degas, Menzel, Cezanne, and Blakelock. His favorite book about art is Michael Frayn's Headlong, and his favorite movie about art is Orson Welles' F for Fake.