In first place is... ellielza
, with her artwork 'A Minecraft Christmas'! This artwork was absolutely amazing for me, as the shadows she drew coming from the fireplace gave the piece a real depth, and the colours in it are so warm and vibrant, it made me feel all fuzzy inside. Truly a masterpiece that deserves nothing less than first place. Absolutely fantastic job ellielza, well done!
In second place is... ASHdrawings
, with his artwork 'Minwceraft christmas tree'! This one may look pretty simple, but that's exactly what landed it in second place for me. It's so neat and clean, and once again the shade adds depth to it. And the blockiness perfectly represents Minecraft, while still having a human approach to it with the natural lines. Wonderful work ash, keep up the amazing skills
In third place is... Deku-Gamer-DA
, with his artwork 'Villager Christmas Carols'! My favourite part of this one is the golem in the back with the villagers, it made him really adorable and cute which I liked a lot. The earmuffs on all of them was a great touch as well, the attention to detail there was extremely impressive. My one criticism is that the floor inside is grass, but that's just my inner nitpick talking. Brilliant effort Deku, your piece is truly one to admire.
I'd also like to give out a quick shoutout to LockRikard
for helping me judge this year's submissions, it wouldn't have been the same without him. For those of you who don't know LockRikard, he's the winner of last year's Christmas competition, with his submission 'Steve's Christmas Cabin', which you can see down below. He makes brilliant artwork and we can only hope to see him submit something to next year's competition. Thanks LockRikard!
Each of the winners will be sent their prizes within the next 24 hours. Congratulations again on winning, and a fantastic job to not only the nominees and the participants, but to everyone who has submitted artwork to this group over the past year. Your talent and effort has been phenomenal, and we are growing more and more as a group every day. That wouldn't happen without you guys, the ones who make the spectacular artwork time after time. All I can say is thank you for supporting and sticking with this brilliant community, and a Happy New Year to all of you.