The World’s Toughest Art Competition is in Full Swing! Who Will Be Crowned Best Fan Artist of Saturday AM‘s 2020 March Art Madness?
The world’s toughest art competition, MARCH ART MADNESS 2020, is down to the final round of artists, and things are getting exciting. If you aren’t familiar with it, the competition is a true mano a mano art challenge. Founded and hosted by Saturday AM, the world’s most diverse manga-style comics anthology, the single elimination tournament offers a new artistic challenge that is heavily inspired by today’s favorite pop culture topics–superheroes, anime, movies, video games, and more! Artists around the world love the tournament and it forces them to create new illustrations that test their skills including organization, deadlines, and techniques.
For those of you who haven’t been following the tournament, below are some of the pieces created by artists from round 1.
If you’re curious to hear what people have to say about the competition, we snatched a brief interview with several artists who participated in round 1.
Question: What are your thoughts about the March Art Madness tournament amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic? Has it helped take your mind off of real life stresses?
Sarah Laverrie, from America: I think it has helped take my mind off the stress. I really haven’t had a problem with self isolation. I am an art student and gamer so I sort of do that anyway. But the stress of being away from my family during this time–worrying about their safety and health has been rough. March Art Madness has given me an outlet to put myself into so I can try not to worry about things that are outside my control. I mean, I’m wicked competitive so having this tourney to compete in is perfect!
Question: What was your experience like during the competition? Could you share your thoughts?
Bezhan Shalaw, from Iraq: It’s a fun and challenging tournament. This is my second year in the contest and the stress is still the same. The deadlines have taught me to manage my time and work hard to finish everything before it’s too late. My favorite part about March Art Madness is when the judges share their thoughts and critique our work live on Youtube.
Question: What do you think is the most exciting aspect about March Art Madness?
John Michael Vicente, from the Philippines: It’s my first time participating in this kind of event and I think the exciting part is competing with other artists around the world. It’s also challenging because there are so many awesome artists around that you are up against.
Question: What have you taken away from participating in March Art Madness? Have you learned anything valuable?
Juanes Burbano, from Ecuador: I have learned to always try my best! You never know the people who you will be facing, so you must be prepared for anything. Knowing that there are really talented people out there fills me with encouragement rather than despair, because it gives me a reason to improve.
INTERESTED IN SEEING MORE? The tournament ends on April 18th, 2020, but you can VOTE TODAY for your favorite artists in the latest round of MARCH ART MADNESS!
Click here to vote now!
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Author: C. Smith
C. Smith is a lifelong fan of comics and manga whose primary interest is in webcomics.
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