Hidden Treasures of Creativity: Winner Announced

by Simon Morris

posted on 07-28-2017

Congratulations to the winner of our Hidden Treasures of Creativity #MunchContest!

Working in collaboration with the Munch Museum and Kyle T. Webster, we challenged people to digitally recreate a 5th version of Edvard Munch’s iconic masterpiece “The Scream” using brushes which had been digitally recreated and made available in Photoshop and Sketch. We received over 400 entries to the #MunchContest and were blown away by the breadth and quality of the submissions. Creatives the world over were inspired to try the Munch paintbrushes and experiment with Edvard Munch’s style in their own way.

The winner of the contest will receive a prize of €6,000, a one-year subscription to Creative Cloud, 100 Adobe Stock images, an all-expenses paid trip to Adobe MAX in Las Vegas in October and a trip to the Munch Museum in Oslo to see their masterpiece displayed.

Without further ado, we are thrilled to announce the winner!

Grand Prize: Johann Brangeon, France

The winning piece was judged on originality, consistency with the theme, artistic composition and creativity. Sebastien Hue, Leading Digital Artist, and one of the judges said of the entry: “I’m very impressed by this more abstract painting which feels like ‘The Scream’ in style with the main figure in the centre. This piece of art is a very smart use of simple shapes and wise strokes to make a solid and well-balanced composition – stunning work.”

We would like to thank everyone who submitted an entry for the Hidden Treasures of Creativity Contest – we saw an impressive selection of beautiful digital art that has celebrated the work of Edvard Munch. If you would like to see some of the other entries which we received, you can visit our special Behance Collection here.

Congratulations to Johann for winning the contest! We’ll be talking to him in the coming weeks to find out what inspired his work and we’ll also be sharing more insight from the judges’ on what they were looking for in the recreations.

Still not downloaded Munch’s brushes for Photoshop and Sketch? You can do so here.

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