The judging process certainly has not been easy for our Jury Panel with so many excellent Digital Art entries from countries all over the world. It has however been a real thrill seeing all the unique, moving and inspiring artwork across a wide range of styles and genres.
We received entries from artists creating digital paintings and drawings, digital 3D art, vector, digital collage and photomanipulations across a plethora of software apps including: Zbrush; Marvelous Designs; Adobe Creative Suite; Keyshot; Maya; Procreate; Redshift; Substance Designer; V-ray; Speedtree; Octave; Corel Painter; Arnod; Artificial Intelligence; Affinity Designer; Graphictablet; Capture One; GiMP; RunwayML; Nuke; Luminar; Blender; Broncolor; Daz Studio; DJI Osmos; Sansor Virtual Space; Pixel XL; Manga Studio EX5; Python; Tensorflor; PicsArt.
Hardware was just as diverse including: Alienware PC; Android and Apple mobile phones; Apple iMac, Macbook Pro, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil; Wacom Cintiq; Microsoft Surface Pro; Dell; HP; Samsung Chromebook; Huion Ink Tablet; Canon; Nikon; Sony; Black Pen.
The Digital Art Award Finalists are all exceptional examples of the diverse digital art creation methods, and provide a fascinating snapshot of the many different styles digital artists are currently working in.
From the 100 Finalists, the Winners in each category, and overall 1st Prize Winner will participate in the prestigious Beautiful Bizarre Magazine curated exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery along side 80 of the best contemporary artists from around the world. Plus share in over USD$35,000 in cash and prizes including: a non acquisitive cash prize, product prizes, advertising packages, editorial in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, exclusive interviews published on the Beautiful Bizarre website, exposure to our 1M+ social media community, and much more!!
Plus in addition, each sponsor will chose one outstanding work from their Award category to receive an Honourable Mention. Stay tuned to learn more!
The People’s Choice Award winner will be selected by popular vote from the 100 Finalists, and will receive a year’s worth of social media advertising through the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine socials to ensure they are able to connect with the right audience of engaged creatives, collectors and gallerists, raise their profile, associate their work with other leading creatives, and of course to grow their social media following. A 12 month Beautiful Bizarre Magazine print subscription, and an in-depth interview published on the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize websites, giving readers an insight into their vision and practice. Voting will open on 24 August. To ensure you don’t miss your chance to vote, please join our email mailing list here.
ZBrush Digital Art Award
Winner will receive:
US$3,000 cash, generously donated by sponsor Pixologic ZBrush, a digital sculpting tool that combines 3D/2.5D modeling, texturing and painting
A beautiful specially commissioned art glass trophy.
A Wacom One, Creative Pen Display. It comes with all the essentials to spice up your digital life. There’s the natural pen feel on the 13.3” screen, the included creative software – even the ability to connect to certain Android devices.