Once we picked winners for our Facebook contest, we locked artist Sam Spratt in a room with reference photos, digital painting gear, and snacks. We refused to let him leave until he finished the prize portraits. Here are the results:
Amazing, no? This is what Spratt had to say about the images:
The one of Malcolm is done in my usual approach of stylized realism and the one of Stephanie I opted to mimic Mucha's signature style (though not based on or jumped off of any specific piece of his). Thought it would be good to go in two very different directions just to show some diversity and show digital "oil" painting versus digital "watercolor" painting.
We're considering arranging contests like this again, so be sure to become a fan of Gizmodo on Facebook so that you don't miss the chance to enter.