From ancient murals and rich tapestries, to modern works of art and eclectic prints, people have been expressing themselves through illustration for centuries.
If you can imagine it, you can sketch it. “Live it. Sketch it. Share it.” design competition invites youth from around the world to tell their story using Autodesk SketchBook Express – a free*, fun, and intuitive drawing app – and share it online to inspire millions of people around the world.
Open to youth aged 13 to 24 from over 30 countries across APAC, EMEA, LATAM and USA, “Live it. Sketch it. Share it.” design competition challenges participants to use the SketchBook Express app’s powerful design elements like layers, shapes, and textures to depict an important moment in their life or represent their cultural influences.
By transforming any desktop or tablet device into a digital canvas, the free app puts over 100 pencils, markers, and airbrushes as well as custom paint color options at your fingertips to digitally doodle and draw – without having to invest in costly art supplies.
“This is a great opportunity for educators to encourage their students to express their personal creativity by incorporating the challenge into their art, history, and social and cultural studies classes. There are also plenty of SketchBook learning resources freely available on the Autodesk Digital STEAM Workshop,” said Naman Khan, director of secondary education at Autodesk.
The competition is open until 31 July 2014, and a panel of seven judges from the fields of art and design will choose the winners across three competition categories. With a prize package valued at approximately US$2,500 and comprised of a $2000 online art class scholarship at www.schoolism.com, a Wacom® digital design tablet, and the winning entries shared with millions of fans around the world on the Autodesk® SketchBook® blog, deviantART, Facebook, the Autodesk Education Community, and the Autodesk Design Competition websites, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
“Live it. Sketch it. Share it.” design competition illustrates Autodesk’s commitment to helping students to imagine, design, and creates a better world by supporting their creativity with access to free Autodesk technology. With a full portfolio of personal design and professional-grade products, Autodesk introduces students and educators at all levels to design and the power of design technology, providing a path to careers as professional designers or to being lifelong design hobbyists.
Be sure to keep up with all the action on “Live it. Sketch it. Share it.” design competition using the hashtag #LiveSketchShare, and stay tuned as we reveal the winners in September!
*Free apps are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms of the applicable license agreement or terms of service/use that accompany the app.