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It's that time when we announce winners again! People had a lot of fun with the last two contests, and got to experiment a bit, which was great. We had the fun job of figuring out who managed to answer the prompts best, as well as who had the best art - not always the same thing! Fortunately, we're very happy with our first place winners, and think they're splendid examples of rising to a challenging prompt to create awesome art.

(And yes, we're very late with the October winners, but we're early with the November winners, so let's just pretend it evens out :shh: )

October Palette Knife Contest

First Place

A Sketch Portrait Of A Rooster by digit-Ds is simply wonderful. Aside from being a beautiful painting, it also demonstrates a gorgeous palette knife technique.

A Sketch Portrait Of A Rooster by digit-Ds

Second Place

Pumpkin by hexxfirex is bold and fun and intriguing, with a strong composition, dramatic colours and well chosen textures.

Pumpkin by hexxfirex

Third Place

Dare To Enter by cartuneman is a lovely study of a photograph capturing the grace of the deer and the mystery of the woodland

Dare To Enter 2  150 Dpi Copy by cartuneman

November Madness Contest

First Place

Matriochkas by TheBlue-Light is subtle and easy to glance past, but a closer look draws you in. A mad look in the eye, a confused stare, and hundreds of little dolls scattered everywhere, watching…  speaking to an increasingly frantic loss of sanity searching through them all.

Matriochkas by TheBlue-Light

Second Place

kobold of Kher Keep by Jamesh2 is fierce and bold and full of battle madness.

kobold of Kher Keep by Jamesh2

Third Place

Show Me A Sane Person by digit-Ds really put some thought into the insanity aspect of the theme, with a message of madness, and a wonderfully detailed Orangutan gazing sadly on.

Show Me A Sane Person by digit-Ds

The winners will all receive the usual prize of their choice and a permanent feature in the winners folder. We also now have a Contest Winners page up on our website!

Honourable Mentions

Palette Knife
Wonderland by teddybearcholla lake Jacqueline by teddybearcholla Redlands by Alyelectricblue fall by rocheleheart10 Swan Lake by enug66 Gene Cox Grocery by dustinwilson Hiccup and the lobster claw necklace by PaintSplatKat At the edge of yesterday by behind13 Pergola by BobbiAVEC Corot study: Woman with a Pearl by bolsterstone

Emotional Turmoil Final by wheels14 Mad Face by RedSaucers :thumb573596104: Dinner at Shedlock's |AC|Contest| by LeffiesArt :thumb574260017: Indian Maiden 2 With Effects Copy Deviant Art by cartuneman

And Everyone Else!

Palette Knife

Mature Content

Princess IVY by behind13
Jagged by MarkOrange Bauhinia flower by enug66 Frosty by Alyelectricblue Something is a little fishy. by RedSaucers xmas        palete  knife  contest by rocheleheart10 Gold on Black by BobbiAVEC

impression of a skull by soriminato :thumb569993165: art rage  2  madness by rocheleheart10 Madness by badmemorystick Sound of Madness (2015) by Meekochan