WHAT A MER-MAZING BUNCH OF ENTRIES FOR THE MERMAY ART CONTEST

We got 97 entries, our biggest turn out yet! Thanks to all who took part.

We decided to change things up a bit this time, and instead of our usual write-up of the winners, we did the big reveal live! Aaand, the founder of MerMay Tom Bancroft joined us to judge the entries!

Tom hand-picked the top 2 winners, along with 2 runner ups. And our very own Lee White picked another 7 as honorable mentions. Then they critiqued all 11!

Though the event was live, SVSLearn subscribers can exclusively re-watch the video and learn from the pros!


TOP TWO:

Cory Shaw


Pamela Fraley


RUNNERS UP: Darian Pereira and Nadya Bonten-Slenders

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Marek Halko, Lisa Griffin, Norman Morana, Lisa Rush, Laura Balmaceda, Braden Hallett and Corey Johnston


Thanks again to all who entered!

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About the Instructor

Tom Bancroft

Creator of Mushu and #MerMay

Tom Bancroft

Tom Bancroft has over 25 years of experience in the animation industry, much of which was for Walt Disney Feature animation where he was an animator on 4 animated shorts and 8 feature films of which “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Aladdin”, “Pocahontas”, “Mulan”, and “Brother Bear” were part of the list. He has been nominated for Annie and Rueben division awards, spoken at the Kennedy Center and awarded an entry into the Chicago Children’s Film Festival. Additionally, Bancroft has illustrated over 50 children’s books, is creator and President of the art instruction website TaughtByAPro.com, co-creator of a daily sketching prompt app (SketchBite), co-host of the most popular Animation podcast on iTunes (“The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast”), and is Artist in Residence for the Animation undergraduate program he developed for Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, where he lives with his family.

Course curriculum

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    May 2019

    • CRITIQUE ARENA

Reviews

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Vanessa Thompson

You guys are so awesome. I love Lee and Tom's personalities and interaction with each other. Although I haven't submitted to any contests (yet), this critiqu...

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You guys are so awesome. I love Lee and Tom's personalities and interaction with each other. Although I haven't submitted to any contests (yet), this critique video and the one that was posted for April's contest are great resources of information that I can apply to my own work. So thank you for being amazing! Can't wait for the next video :) -Vanessa

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