THANKS TO CHAMELEON ART PRODUCTS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THIS YEAR’S MARCH ART MADNESS! NEED ART SUPPLIES — GO CHECK OUR THEIR HIGH-END, DURABLE MARKERS, PENS, AND COLOR TOPS!
WE BEGAN WITH 64 ARTISTS (BROKEN INTO TEAMS OF FOUR) GOING MANO-A-MANO OVER 5 WEEKS OF ART BATTLES WITH CHANGING THEMES SHOULD THEY SURVIVE EACH SINGLE ELIMINATION BOUT.
MARCH ART MADNESS 2019 ROUND 4 WAS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT ROUNDS YET! These ELITE 8 artists were some of the best of the WHOLE TOURNAMENT yet they also had one of the TOUGHEST THEMES: COMIC PAGES.
PAGE LAYOUTS, SPEECH BUBBLES, PERSPECTIVE, and STORYTELLING were the elements that defined how STRONG EACH ENTRY WOULD BE REGARDED by our JUDGES. As it stood, all artists attempted to produce effective comic pages with only @georgeobrooks choosing to represent the work in black and white sans speech bubbles. Bonus points were awarded to artists for getting their work in early and all but @jtlucas, @adrianartxv, @georgeobrooks and @impy0J failed to get these points (although only @impy0j and @adrianartxv didn’t get docked points for late entry either). These points were important but not critical as the popular vote and the vote from judges were relatively similar.
@Celestial_Pulse and @jasonas263 were exceedingly popular in each match up (which was the difference for @szionartz who had been a favorite). For the close matches — essentially it came down to clearly rendered comic pages with strong panel work and interiors as well as speech bubbles. One wonders for artists who had been competitive if things would have been different had the activated a RANKING POWER?
MAM 2019 R4 Results
It now ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS! Round 5 - the FINAL CHALLENGE aka THE FINAL FOUR.