Chico, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2012
Design By Humans and Wacom teamed up to host and intense head to head online design competition. The top 3 winners were awarded a printed t shirt, cash and a free Wacom tablet.
Each artist was given a topic and 60 minutes to design the best interpretation of the given subject. The final four resulted in a competitive finale, with the Rise of the Hero and the Fall of the Villain as the final topics. The top 3 winning shirts are now printed and ready for purchase. The winning designs are from the best in resourceful, quick thinking, and fast working digital artists in the industry. The t shirt contest winners each received cash, free Wacom tablets, and t shirts.
The first place winner is “Hero” by kdeuce, a decorated warrior in a dark suit. This digital art piece was a quick rendered drawing from the warrior’s shadows staring you in the face. The details in the helmet and body armor shimmer as the light casts across the warrior. This hero takes the title of the best shirt design.
The second place winner with the subject “Fall of A Villain” is awarded to Cadzart. The fall, the suffering, the death, as the skulls and a princess lay in a field of defeat. The strong black lines and shapes are highlighted by subtle mixes of blues, oranges and yellows in a colorful war field.
The third place shirt is the “Rise of the Hero” from pinkstorm. The hybrid of a discrete swordsman, is rendered with warm toned tans and powerful red highlights. The sword plays the front role in composition as the hero marches for victory.
The winning “See What You Can Do” Wacom sponsored timed tournament shirt will be printed in a one time limited edition.
In addition to the design tournament, Design By Humans hosted a video submission contest where the best video received $100 cash and free t shirts. The designers recorded process videos as they and we’ve posted them to the Design by Humans You Tube Channel. The fans can comment and like the best videos to help determine the winner.
“It was amazing to see the quality that comes from artists for just a 60 minute time slot. The speed, thought process and technique was very impressive and you can see the design videos and the final graphic. And a special thanks to Wacom for sponsoring prizes.”
The versatility of the Wacom tablets were an integral part for designers to meet deadlines. The tournament was a sort of research project to see how well graphic artists work with tablets on a time crunch. Through the videos and best designs there was plenty of evidence from the designers that used Wacom Tablets had an edge in style and speed.
A challenging 60 minute timed tournament produced a diverse amount of artwork. There were challenging design topics like Dystopia, Knowledge is Power, Machiavellian Villain, Back to the 80s, Technical Wizardry, and Resistance is Futile. Each head to head battle there was a new topic until the Rising of the Heros, and Fall of the Villain met up for the championship. The third place winner won a Wacom Bamboo Splash Tablet and $1000 for his colorized design. The Second place winner received $1250 and a Bamboo Create tablet. The grand prize winner received $1500 and Intuo5 wireless tablet.
The development and design team at Design By Humans created a automated tournament bracket for submissions and voting. This was one of the first times they hosted a different style design tournament. The 32 accepted designers battled it out week after week for the top prize money and new tablets. You can view the entire tournament bracket and purchase the top 3 first place designs now at DesignByHumans.com.
Design By Humans features quality womens and men's graphic tees designed from artists around the world. Everyday there is a new t shirt featured in the gallery for $15, for the first 24 hours. The DBH Collective features artist t shirt stores and there are constantly new designs being featured.