Wolverhampton School of Art

Visual Communication student earns a trip to Hollywood!

Final year Visual Communication student, Brandon Knight has been named the winner of the 2016 Illustrators of the Future Contest.

Brandon, from Shropshire, was chosen as the winner from a group of eight finalists for three of his drawings.

The competition required for three illustrations to be submitted, each needing to have some form of Scifi/Fantasy theme and narrative element.

Brandon told us: “My entries were initially all experiments based on feedback of my work from previous semesters and experiments during the summer 2015. My intent was in combining what feedback I have been given and traditional artists that inspire me and attempting to work it all into the Fantasy/Scifi Genre.

His illustrations earned him a cash prize, a trip to Hollywood for a week-long intensive workshop, an Oscars-style awards ceremony which draws in excess of one thousand attendees, as well as having his winning illustrations published in the annual bestseller, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future.

“I have also been assigned a short story written by one of the winners of the accompanying writer’s competition, and have been commissioned to create one illustration which will be published alongside the story in the anthology. On this project I got to work with Illustrator Bob Eggleton who art directed me throughout the process.”

The contest, in its 32nd year, was first started in 1982 by L. Ron Hubbard, best known as the founder of Scientology, after he wrote his novel Battlefield Earth.

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