Announcing the Results of pixiv's "2019 High School Illustration Contest" - You'll be shocked by the skill in these teens!
pixiv opened an illustration contest to high schoolers and received 700 entries, with 12 prize winners. We can't wait to show you the first of these breathtaking works of art, which were greatly admired by our professional judges!
The Grand Prize
Anmi: Even though many colors are in the piece, each one used throughout the piece, both light and dark, are simply amazing! The artist has made frequent use of transparency (the umbrella, the curtains, the shower, the water in the bath, etc), and each different spot is drawn with a real sense of texture. I believe the diverse use of transparent objects in this work are what make it a showstopper. Just looking at the illustration you can feel serenity and calm rising up within you.
Mai Yoneyama: The arrangement of the items is spectacular, and the composition draws your eyes with just a glance. I think it really shows a conscious effort to guide the viewer's gaze. You can definitely hear the sounds in the scene. And it takes some bravery to draw a naked body, so being able to take on that challenge as well show their skill.
Winner's comment: Roki
Winning pieces selected by the judges
TCB: At first glance it seems like a cute girl just enjoying an amusement park, but the overall atmosphere is dark, and if you look closer you see the fighter aircraft in the sky. It draws you in with the question of why is she out like this? Drawing something with an air of mystery is difficult, and that's one of the things that makes this a quality illustration. If this picture were on the cover of a novel or a movie, I'd pick it up without a second thought.
Ashito Oyari Prize
Ashito Oyari: You can feel how soft the fabric is from the wrinkles, and the talent put into this really shows. The nape of the neck and the character's skin are beautifully done, just like the entire composition. Every last detail has been planned down to each small corner. I really get a sense of their skill as an artist!
Mai Yoneyama Prize
Clip Studio Paint Prize
CLIP STUDIO PAINT: So much of the picture is very effective, like the use of light and how the artist used the space, the character's expression and the contrast of design on the shirt. The way the composition guides your gaze to the parts that want your attention is brilliant. Because the picture is pleasant to look at, the message and story are easily conveyed.
CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO
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Bluetooth earphones LBT-TWS03BK
Paper-like film draw and compare set
*We'll arrange two fine quality/kent paper sheets depending on your equipment
All iPad models, Wacom liquid crystal tablet, glass tablet
Glove for use with liquid crystal pen tablets
Copic: This amazing illustration feels like one moment cut from a story, and has a wonderful, lively atmosphere. The sea animals, colored with such a gentle palette, are all drawn with care. We chose this because we want to challenge others to take on the challenge of deeper color schemes with Copic products.
Copic sketch comic illustration 24 color set
Square Enix Prize
Square Enix Prize: This is a very beautifully drawn picture. They're making good use of the rules of composition. The theme was "sound", and they have dancing musical notes, but I felt the fluttering wind and flowing hair with the flower petals also skillfully express the theme. Just from that, you can tell the artist has real talent, and we're excited to see what they do next.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: STORMBLOOD | Art of the Revolution - Western Memories
FINAL FANTASY XIV: STORMBLOOD | Art of the Revolution - Eastern Memories
Dragon Quest pass case
Dragon Quest Builders 2 folder B
Monster Strike Prize
Monster Strike: Illustrating sound being the main point, this is shown with a loud sound mixed with a whale leaping into the air. The effects and the splash of the waves matches neatly with the appearance of the overall world and create a sense of unity. The picture gives us the impression of excitement.
Wacom Intuos Small Wireless Black
Wacom Special Prize
Wacom One liquid crystal pen tablet 13
Thoughts and Impressions
For you by 智瀬といろ
blanc/noir by WatoRe
Katsute subete wa ao datta by QQ
Ongaku no afureru machi by おゆゆ
MV★SATSUEICHUU by ふー
Uta wo utau onnano ko by ひなすみれ
Sazae no tsubo no oto by いちご
Hanbunko by はるあや@お仕事募集中
Yuuyake koyake by なむさん
DJ by 大木
Morine by まちゃもち
Attakai oto by raum
Oto by 白萝炖黑兔
Tsutaetakatta oto ga kienai you ni by 朝月みお
Genjitsu henka by 海豹。
Orugooru no oto by ハジッコネコ
Mezame by しゃくつき
Sagyou BGM by r
Fuurin by しのび
ON AIR by かふぇ
Quartet by 石田
Kokoro ga hibiku by Tomei_Ningen
Inochi no oto by ほたる
♪♪♪Drum Major Girl♪♪♪ by M2r
Living sound by 咩透
Amaoto by 左雨はっか
Tomoni by の。
Kimi no suki na kyoku by がはま
Bon!!! by 七瀬のりを。
Shinon by hakalu
Rekishi no oto by 森山.02
What is the High School Illustration Contest?
This contest was for enthusiastic high schoolers who are just starting to get serious about their quest to become illustrators. The submissions to pixiv were all based on a theme and judged impartially. Only the best were selected for prizes. The objective was to increase the amount of amazing artists on pixiv, as well as to give young people a chance to create something great.