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#1 20 Jan, 2012 6:01 pm

Announcing the 2011 Artist Award winners

One of the most difficult decisions I make each year is picking the RateMyDrawings Annual Artist Award winners.

There are so many deserving artists, that is it truly impossible to not leave out many artists who are deserving of these awards. However, these awards are here to say thank you to people who have stood out through-out the year, and appreciate everything they contribute to our community. Please take a moment to congratulate them and appreciate their efforts.

If you're feeling like you were deserving or someone you know was, then you would be correct - and I want to thank everyone who contributes to our community. In the spirit of RateMyDrawings and our community, please look at this time as a time of thanks, a time to reflect on each other, and all competitiveness aside and be proud of yourself and everyone in our community. RateMyDrawings is a wonderful community and these awards remind me that having so many amazing artists is what keeps our community alive.

And the winners are...

Announced here (and below) … f-fame.php

Olgasa115 has been WOWing us with her art for several years on RateMyDrawings. She has an attention to detail in her artwork like no other and inspires us all with every drawing she creates. Not only is her artwork skillful, but her style is so flexible - pick a subject and she can draw it from fantasy to realism. Take a walk through her gallery at her first submissions on our community and be inspired to put the dedication she has into improving herself. We should all look up to her achievements on RateMyDrawings.

Interesting facts: Not only is Olgasa115 a talented artist, she constantly encourages our community and in 2011 commented over 4,000 times - on average 11 times a day.

Lagger scares us - in a good way. A master of dark art, his artwork makes us gasp and is some of the most unique on our community. His style or subjects may not appeal to all, but he makes us think and makes a statement with every piece he submits. Every artists should take a good look through his gallery and be inspired to think differently, challenge yourself to do something unexpected. It's difficult not to wonder why his artwork is not hanging in art galleries around the world.

Interesting facts: In 2011 it appears Lagger discovered the wonder of DrawChat, and has inspired many artists with his unique style in our live drawing chatrooms. If you're lucky enough, you may catch him in DrawChat one day, adding his unique style to the room.

Salita is a relatively newcomer to RateMyDrawings having only joined in March 2011. Despite being new to the community, she has climbed the ranks at an amazing pace, reaching the top 20 in less than a year. What may very well have contributed to such growth is the emotion and storytelling she does with her artwork. Her style varies, but she definitely uses texture throughout her drawings in a unique way that constantly pushes the limits of the CanvasDraw tool.

Interesting facts: Salita has created over 100 collections in 2011, and her drawings have been commented on over 6,000 times and favorited over 2,000 times.

Glynn90 has been a constant contributor to RateMyDrawings since joining in 2008. Her artwork is recognizable by her "paint-like" style that blends the world of digital art and traditional painting. Having reached almost 1,000 drawings, it seems that drawing is a big part of her life. Our community is lucky to have her creations. Her peaceful art reflects her friendly personality and I know she constantly keeps friendships alive in our community.

Interesting facts: Glynn's 2011 drawings have received over 7,000 ratings and 5,000 comments, while she herself has commented on drawings 4,500 times throughout the year.

auroraskye - People's Choice

Once again Auroraskye has been a stand-out contributor to our community in 2011. A day rarely goes by when we aren't amazed by her creations. Her art touches so many members, that her winning people's choice was no shock. It is difficult to find a member that doesn't contribute as much to our community, not just through her artwork, but through her thoughtful comments and support, always encouraging other members.

Interesting facts: Auroraskye spends an amazing amount of time not just creating, but admiring other people's artwork. In 2011 she submitted over 25,000 ratings and almost as many comments - an average of almost 70 rates and 70 comments per day.

The best way to support our community is to just keep drawing - even if it's for fun and not serious. Another way is by taking time to occasionally rate and comments drawings by new or learning artists.



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