2019 Draw It and Win It Contest

I like to create artwork for my Christmas Postcards series, but sometimes I have troubles coming up with new designs.  So I’m asking you to design a Christmas or winter scene that I can use in the series.  I will turn the winning line drawing into pyrography artwork.   The winner’s drawing will become part of my Christmas Postcard series.  Plus the winner will receive the original wood burning rendition of their drawing!

Theme:  Christmas or Winter Scene

What to Enter:  Line drawing

Time Frame to Enter:  Sept 15, 2019 – Oct 15, 2019

The Rules:

  • OPEN TO ANYONE

  • ONE ENTRY PER PERSON

  • MUST BE YOUR OWN ORIGINAL NON-COPYRIGHTED DRAWING

  • MUST BE A LINE DRAWING – – NO PHOTOS OF REAL OBJECTS, ANIMALS, PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS, OR ARTWORK (paintings, etc)

  • SIZE SHOULD BE AROUND 5 X 7 INCHES (12.7 x 18 cm)

  • BE WILLING FOR YOUR DRAWING TO BE ON MY WEBSITE AND AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE TO DOWNLOAD FREE OF CHARGE

  • BE WILLING FOR ME TO CREATE A TUTORIAL BASED ON YOUR DRAWING

If you are not comfortable with your line drawing being available on my website until the end of time, then do not enter the contest.

How to Enter:

Submit a photo, screen shot, or scan of your line drawing by October 15, 2019 to:  PyrographyContest@gmail.com

The Winner:

The winner will be announced November 1

The winner will receive the original pyrography artwork I create from the drawing

Plus, the winner will get recognition on both my website and YouTube channel.  The recognition includes your name, and, if applicable, corresponding YouTube channel and/or website.

What I’m looking for:

A line drawing that I can use as a pattern to trace onto the board I’ll be burning on.   The drawing needs to be unique or different from the Christmas postcards I have already done.

 

 

 

I do NOT want finished artwork or photographs of people, places, things, etc.   

Now if you want to include a picture of your final artwork based on the line drawing that’s fine, but there MUST be an accompanying line drawing or you won’t be entered in the contest.

 

 

This composite photo shows all of the line drawings I have done for this series so far.

 

 

 

 

Ideas:  Nativity scene, stockings filled with goodies, Santa in a sleigh, decorated tree, festive table centerpiece, wreath, etc.

Previous Designs:   For your easy reference, below are images of Christmas Postcards I’ve done.  Remember, I’m looking for something with a different design than what I’ve already created.

Winter Snowman
Christmas Candy Canes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jingle Bells
Holly Candle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Bright
Wrapped Up
Ornamental Glow

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “2019 Draw It and Win It Contest

  1. I started woodburning as a hobby in 6th grade. My 1st was a cactus seen for my girlfriend, remember a 6th grader. That was in 1966, I am approaching 65yrs old now and am fascinated with your work. My last was in the year 2000. It was an abstract of aTiger for my daughter’s high school. It hangs in the entrance hallway. It’s under glass, framed, an is over 9ft. long and over 5ft tall. It took my a little over a month in the evenings after work. It’s primarily done in Stemple and that’s why you need to view it from across the hall. It has been said by many students and teachers alike that if you stare at the eyes as you pass that the eyes will follow you. It was a labor of love for the school as well as for the community. I used the old Ohio Arts wood burner with the cork finger grip. I’d love to learn from you the art of shading, you are truly amazing, thank you. Jerry from Dallas, Texas

    1. Hi Jerry,
      you’ve been an artist for a number of years, and I think that’s awesome! I started out drawing and when I discovered pyrography I fell in love with it, so I can understand why you continue to create pyrography art.
      Your tiger sounds amazing and how awesome to have that displaying in a school. Shading just takes a bit of practice, but I’m sure you won’t have problems learning how. It’s really just a matter of creating art and with each piece you get a little better. Sometimes I will look at pictures of my first attempts in pyrography and compare them to what I can do now. It is a great reminder to me of how much I’ve learned over the years.
      thank you for the wonderful comment!
      Brenda

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