There are so many kickass artists here that I had to post this link to this competition.
It's the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009, run by the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
Nothing I saw in the last competition knocked me out as much as the art here.
AND DIGITAL PAINTINGS ARE ACCEPTED!!!
Madeline Carol Matz
Very cool - thanks for posting this!
Very cool, I would definitely enter if I was in the U.S.
From the FAQ;
Who may enter this competition?
You may enter if you are a professional artist at least 18 years old as of January 1, 2008, and are living and working in the United States at the time of the competition.
check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)
check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)
Originally Posted by strych9ine