Hello! Hope everyone’s well!
I am excited to announce that I had a great reception from this weeks birthday blog competition and had lots of beautiful entries to choose from.
unfortunately as much as I wanted to I don’t have enough stuff to give away to make everyone a winner BUT because I was so torn in choosing winners I have introduced two 3rd places, and all the runners-up will receive mars bars in the post.
Ok let’s get on to the winners! You want to play this while we do this.
Right in 3rd place is Isaac Lochhead, whom to my understanding is a budding young artist from the Glasgow/Paisley area.
Isaac adds “Happy Birthday Neil Slorance’s Blog!Hope you have a spectacular blogiful time,and you keep up the great drawings!”.
Thank you very much Isaac!(can I call you Ike?) I am extremely fond of this, especially the detail in my moustache and what looks to me like a drunk tortoise, your mars bar and print are on their way!
Also in 3rd place is Erin Kelly, also from the Paisley area.
As you can see Erin’s description is handily inside the picture! It’s clear to see this must’ve took ages to colour in and as some may know I’m a big fan of all things spacey and tortoise related so I could’nt not make Erin a winner.
Well done Erin! Your art and confectionary are on their way to you!
Ok moving on, in 2nd place is Rachael Gillies. Rachael’s entry is actually drawn onto an envelope!
Me and my best friend no longer live in the same part of the country so each week I write her a letter and draw her an envelope. Thought I’d send you my favourite one.
a) post is cool and is becoming an endangered species… we’re starting a postal revolution.
b) it’s nice to make your best buddy smile and this is one of the ways I can… a doodle from the heart!
If you’ve never drawn on an envelope before you should try it, it’s a lot of fun. And just think the postyman also gets a lovely surprise on his round. Always good because what if he has just been bitten by next door’s dog or had a Bridget Jones puddle moment.
I couldn’t help but find this entry utterly heart warming and as some of you may know from last years blog birthday
, I’m a huge fan of keeping things in writing and using snail mail.
Well done Rachael, the colours are beautiful! Your prizes are on their way.
Ok guys it’s the big one! brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrm(that’s a drum roll btw) In 1rst place is Aldriana Amir!
I have to say this picture just stunned me, it has everything I could ever want in a picture ever. Robots, penguins, a tortoise, a ghost, a Diplodocus, Spider-man AND a huge cake! But it’s not all about content, I really liked the simple approach that was taken as well as the bright and inviting colours and also the expressions and poses of all the characters.
A very big well done Aldriana! Your prizes are on they’re way, congratulations :)
Well weren’t they all fantastic? You all deserve a big pat on the back!
Now then, let’s have a look some of the runners-up, This entry comes from Katy Penman of Girl Industries
Katy adds ‘It’s called Goodnight and while it has little artistic merit, it has a lot of meaning. When we say goodnight to our baby Amelia at nighttime, we always point out the star stickers on her ceiling and walls and count some of them, and try to look for the moon and planets hiding amongst the stars, and once she’s a little bit bigger, we’re going to start making up stories about the wonderful creatures who live in the stars, too.’
I was a huge fan of the picture’s back story, Katy your Mars bar is en route.
Next is a drawing from Morven McAlister
I very much enjoyed the use of colour here, especially on the rainbow style brush stroke, I also love the use of ‘like a pro’
Well done Morv!
Thank you for your square pig Campbell.
Well that’s it for another year! I hope you all enjoyed taking part, a very well done to everyone! It was a total pleasure hosting this competition and I have to say it was super hard choosing the winners.
Here’s to another year of blogging!