Conant art student places top ten in Illinois design contest, has chance to take first place prize
Peterson said, “It had to be a map design cover and fit the theme about how fatigued driving is dangerous.”
Flick explained, “I originally wanted to paint a car accident, but I had a feeling other people entering the contest would draw or paint a tired person or a car accident [as well]. So I tried to make that idea a bit more animated by making it look kind of like a comic page, showing the events in scenes.”
In regard to her artistic approach, Flick said, “I don’t really have any organization or planning at all most of the time. I try to get ideas from anything really, then I sketch an idea out on paper. If I think it’s okay then I’ll just continue with that idea. If I don’t like it I move onto the next idea or try to view it from another angle.”
The winner of the contest receives $400 to Blick Art Stores and $200 to an Illinois Oasis, along with having his/her artwork printed as the cover of the 2015-2016 Illinois Tollway map, distributed to over 125,000 people. The three runner-ups receive $200 to Blick Art stores and $100 to an Illinois oasis.
Vote #01 Cassandra Flick here until October 31 to see a fellow Cougar place in the top four!