Judge for the Inkygoodness Illustration Character Competition

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! After two busy weeks of collating, reviewing and uploading some 300+ entries to our Flickr page, we’re thrilled to (finally!) announce the winners of our 2012 Beermat Character design competition!

Last week our judging panel took to the task of picking their favourite designs from our Flickr gallery – and we’re delighted to announce the winners today! Each of the chosen lucky winners will receive a prize from the judges themselves, in addition to securing their place on our forthcoming Beermat Character Exhibition. A further 42 designs were handpicked by the Inkygoodness team, shortlisting just 50 artists & illustrators overall to join us for the exhibition. Showcasing a diverse collection of creative ideas and styles, the winning artworks have been chosen for their unique approach to the Beermat Character brief.

Rosie Carmichael (UK) chosen by Lawrence Zeegen



“Rosie is one of the few artists to produce an image true to a beermat… Here is a character you could imagine sitting in a sleazy bar or pub and drawing from life – he’s down on his luck, a little boozed up, feeling jaded and about to tell you his life story… He may be purple, but he is believable. And I like that the beermat shows through the image – this could have been painted in situ.” Lawrence Zeegen

Rosie will receive a copy of The Fundamentals of Illustration and the Secrets of Digital Illustration by Lawrence Zeegen.

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