Artist James Gurney hosted a video competition recently on his blog, and the winners have just been posted.
Finalists and winners were selected online by visitors to Gurney’s blog. Frank Hegyi and Shane Kier won First Place with 672 votes for their one minute video.
Frank Hegyi’s and Shane Kier’s First Place video
“When you leave the comfort of your studio to draw or paint outdoors, disaster waits at every turn,” reads the prospectus of the contest. “Out in the weather and in public places, all sorts of obstacles rise up to block you. Overcoming those challenges requires a hero’s heart and plenty of persistence. Sometimes a good sketch is snatched from the jaws of failure, sometimes not.”
A screenshot of one of the finalists in Gurney’s competition, Dominik Litwiniak.
The finalists in the competition, which was sponsored in part by PleinAir magazine, were Michael Goldberg, Frank Hegyi and Shane Kier, Meghan N. Sours, Matthew Kalamidas, and Dominik Litwiniak.