THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
For the August face painting competition, our theme was A Need For Speed, All Things That Vroom And Zoom. Our guest judge was the super talented artist Ashley Pickin who came up with the theme.
A Need for Speed, all things that Vroom and Zoom! asked you to think about cars, speed boats, rockets, motorbikes, planes, trains, jet skis or anything that ZOOMS or VROOMS! You did not disappoint us as you have been thinking outstide the box, we have had a Tardis, Sonic the hedgehog, Turbo the snail and Superman sent in.
Our guest judge Ashley Pickin is a super talented face painter based in USA. She is an experienced international face paint instructor and has produced a cool range of face cards which feature step-by-step face painting designs in different themes that are perfect for working face painters. Each of our three winners will receive a pack of these fabulous face cards as part of their prize.
Ashley said: "Man that was tough, it took me a whole day thinking about who to choose, but I've got my winners."
First Place Winner - Riina Driscol
Ashley said: "This design won first because the character she has created for the contest embodies the theme of "A Need for Speed!" This gentleman is obviously not going to allow his need for a mobile chair slow him down. It's funny, it's uplifting and it's well done. I love it. Great job Riina!"
Second Place Winner - Belinda Wurmitzer
Ashley said: "This design won second because...well, look at it! I had to do a double take with this design. It camouflages the face so well that I had to enlarge it just to see where the eyes, nose and mouth actually were. Impressive! The details and textures are outstanding and this car obviously zooms like no other. Great job Belinda!"
Third Place Winner - Kerry Tobin
Ashely said: "This design won third because it is just so different. I can't recall ever seeing a roller coaster face design before and it was a really pleasant surprise to find this one. Roller coasters are the suburban adrenaline junkies drug of choice and this face shows that with a style all it's own. Great job Kerry!"
Special Mentions go to the following artists:
Ashley said: "This Super Man mask is so on point! From the layout, to the details and even the fluffy white clouds are all just perfect. I love that Ann chose to show him flying head on, such an interesting choice of perspective. Great job Ann!"
Ashley said: "I am a huge Dr. Who fan! But putting that aside, this design is a wowzer! Anne has done a great job with laying a box in the middle of the face (that's tough to do, noses are crazy hard to paint on!) and the entire face has been made into a cosmic scene of time and travel. Great job Anne!"
Ashley said: "I just love this space shuttle design! The layout is very well done and I love the addition of the smoke on the shoulders. NASA would be proud. Great job Corin!"
Ashley said: "I have to give this design a mention because of all the entries it is possibly the most practical. I love a design that really gets across an idea simply and Gretchen has done just that! I'm sure that I can actually use this design at events! Woo hoo! Go Gretchen, great job!"
Thank you to every artist that entered this incredible and inspiring Need For Speed competition, we love the diversity of your art and we are delighted to have this opportunity to showcase so much talent from across the world.
See all of the fantastic entries below! Click on any image to enlarge it and scroll through them all!