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Well...that was fun. The first ever Sketch Jam is officially in the books. We weren't sure what to expect, but based on the positive reactions from our judges, competitors and audience, we think it's safe to say it was a success. Sixteen competitors, five judges, and four rounds meant lots of seriously cool sketching happening.
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Of course, Sketch Jam wouldn't have been possible without all of our talented competitors, who showed off enough enthusiasm and skill to keep the audience entertained throughout the event.
In case you missed it, here is the full list of competitors:
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The four competitors who made it the third round were Nick Daiber, Sean Nemoto, Andy Thaemert, and Anna Myers. The goal for that round was to create an effective rendering of a specific kind of product that was named at the beginning of the challenge. The catch was that each competitor was given a pack of mystery drawing tools while artfully using all the drawing tools given to you. These included highlighters, metallic gel sticks and art crayons. Here is what the sketchers came up with:
Anna Meyers Sean Nemoto Nick Daiber Andy Thaemert
Following an intense deliberation from our judges, it was decided that Nick Daiber and Sean Nemoto would be the two finalists to face off head to head in the fourth round. For this one, each competitor was given twenty minutes to render their favorite product to sketch (their 'go-to' as it were) using all of the tools in their kit and tricks in their bag to create a beautiful, finished product rendering.
Nick Daiber, left, and Sean Nemoto right
Finally, Nick Daiber was chosen as the winner and he received a Wacom Cintiq 27:
This guy won a Wacom!
All in all, everyone who showed up to view and participate in Sketch Jam had a blast. Special thank you Outlier Solutions for filming the event and to our sponsors: Wacom, ComedySportz, Pensole, Fort George Brewery We're already looking forward to Sketch Jam 2018!
Did you miss out on the action? Fear not! You can watch the entire stream here.
We'll be posting more post-event coverage soon, so stay make sure to follow Coroflot on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more Sketch Jam updates!