♡ GRAND PRIZE ♡
The grand prize of both lifetime club subscriptions goes to @hannahhobananao on instagram for this incredible acrylic painting! As soon as I saw it I was in awe of how much detail, time and effort Hannah put into it!
I really loved how she went above and beyond creating an entire environment, incorporating my backstory for Penelope along with her own vision of what the Sugarbones workshop would look like, and Penelope's role in it. There is so much detail and callbacks from my old pieces, from the tiny miniature versions of my paintings on the walls to the incorporation of other original characters I've drawn in the past. The longer I look at it the more stuff I find, from my pop up vending machine outlined in silver, to the little package station in the back, all with Penelope making sure it runs smoothly.
Hannah also added this to her piece, which I thought was super cute!
“Welcome to Sugarbones Workshop! Where everything is either cute, fierce or both. Here you will find our sweet manager Penelope ruling with an iron hoof. Making sure everything is always running smoothly until she decides to mix things up a little. You will often find her on her gold and pink thrown that has a perfect view of the entire workshop and if you think you can get away with doing something behind her back, think again. Not only is her thrown cute and at the centre of everything but it spins, so she always knows what’s going on!”
I'm super impressed and very happy to award her the grand prize!
♡ SECOND PLACE ♡
The second place prize of their choice of lifetime club membership goes to @its.spelled.blakey on instagram, for her seriously cool paper cut out illustration of Penelope!
There is so much attention to detail in this piece, from the tiny fingernails to the little eyelashes, and I'm blown away by how incredibly cool it is. There is so much personality in her piece, and all of the different types and textures of material she has used really bring it to life!
I also love how she incorporated Penelope's origin story of appearing in a fog of pink mist as well, and the triumphant cackle is just too good!
You can find more of her work at www.stephblakey.com !
♡ THIRD PLACE ♡
Third place prize of their choice of lifetime club membership goes to @opal_lines on instagram for this absolutely gorgeous animation of Penelope in her dressing room, most likely getting ready for a hard days work of shouting orders and keeping cute!
I fell in love with the amount of detail that she put into the piece - making tribute back to some the Sugarbones products, while also portraying Penelope in a perfect mixture of music, animation and aesthetic!
You can find more of her work on her instagram account, www.instagram.com/opal_lines !
♡ RUNNER UPS ♡
Due to the number of entries and how broadly they stretched across the board, I've decided to break the runner-ups into sub categories! This made it a lot easier for me to narrow it down, while also allowing me to give out more prizes!
♡ ILLUSTRATION ♡
♡ COSPLAY ♡
The next runner up goes to @chrisiquinn !
Chrisi went for a more casual, try to blend in with these earth humans look and galloped around her town taking adorable photos! What really made me fall in love with this set was how much fun she seemed to be having! It comes off as super charming and endearing, and I'm TY Deadpool for the cameo!
You can find more of her work at https://www.facebook.com/
Our final runner up is @_lillazer_ !
I'm really impressed by their ability to fabricate the props so perfectly! They not only managed to make a perfectly pink whip, but the collar, horns and ears came out great as well!
You can see more of their work at https://www.instagram.com/_lillazer_/
♡ MIXED MEDIA ♡
Runner up for the Mixed Media prize goes to @sunsetstarlit !
I absolutely loved how she was able to bring all of the elements of Penelope out and simplify them into this little sculpted pin! I love the simplicity of it and the addition of the gems and the bows, so cute!
You can find more of her work at www.instagram.com/sunsetstarlit !
The next runner up goes to @eightbitmonster
I really loved the unique style of this little plush doll, as well as all of the different material and detail that went into bringing Penelope to life!
You can find more of her work at https://www.instagram.com/
The next runner up goes to @kirixin !
Not only did they provide a super cute illustration, but they also produced a catchy little song that accompanied it! So cool!
You can find more of their work at kirixin.com !
The final runner up goes to @noniinnoh
I loved reading this little comic! She did a great job incorporating another one of my original characters in it, and really seemed to capture an interaction between Penelope and her staff! The way she almost loses her cool but keeps it cute and collected is too perfect!
You can find more of her work at www.instagram.com/noniinnoh
♡ RANDOMIZED DRAW ♡
The winners of the randomized draw, yet no less magical than those who placed, are the following!
Thank you so much again to absolutely everyone who entered the contest! As I said above, I am so overwhelmed and star struck by how many beautiful pieces were submitted, and it was REALLY hard to narrow it down.
I would also highly recommend that everyone checks out the contest tag
to discover all of the amazing and talented artists who participated! I hope you can support them as you do me!
Stay tuned for more contests in the future with the release of new shop characters!