This year, we have seen some pretty notable submissions in our Breakthrough contest and according to the order of the scores, here are the Runners up to winner Max Kostenko:
2nd - Chris Nixon is an illustrator/designer based in Perth, Australia. His work is influenced by surf, skate, music and contemporary pop culture. We particularly enjoyed his consistency and well designed style.
3rd - Ture Ekroos studied graphic design at the University of Lapland and is now a freelance illustrator in Finland. He is a very gifted painter working in multiple genres including fantasy, science fiction, and children's books.
4th - Charles Chaisson is a Brooklyn, NY based freelance illustrator. His work has a great combination of classical realism and modern design sensibilities.
5th - André Kutscherauer is a German based 3d illustrator. His finely detailed and conceptual renderings makes him a real standout in the industry, working for advertising and editorial clients alike.
5th - Ian Vanderhill graduated from grand valley state university in Michigan and has a unique style combining clay sculpture, photography, and photoshop.