Monday, 9 April 2018

Max Maxes Out and Wins £500 of Art Materials!

We do our thinking on paper - visuals, roughs, scamps - call them what you want, it's important to get ideas down on paper as quickly as possible. After that intelligent conversations can take place and great design and illustration developed. You'll therefore understand that around here we take our visualising materials very seriously: be they pen, marker, paint, crayon or pencil. 

Some Year 1 visuals yesterday

When The Univerity of Cumbria Institute of the Arts Art Materials Shop or 'The Art Shop' as we call it (it saves time) took delivery of a wide range of excellent but modestly priced Spectrum Noir markers it caused quite a stir. However that was nothing compared to the excitement generated when the lovely people at Spectrum Noir decided to run an art competition with the first prize being £500 worth of their art materials!

The competition was open to all UOCIA students and involved 'colouring in' using Spectrum Noir products. We can now proudly reveal that the victorious on the day was our very own Year 1 Graphic Design student Max Wilkins (21).

Mine, all mine! Max celebrates his victory...

Max was brought up to respect boundaries and not cross the line (ideal traits for a top 'colourer-in'). Unfortunately, we don't have his winning entry to hand but believe it probably looked more like this...

...than this:

Max, who hails from Shropshire (a county not famed for colouring in) was overjoyed saying: "I'm ***** with ***** and will use these to ***** the *****!" However, after he'd calmed down a little and consumed a nice milky drink, a more considered Max went on record: "I'd like to thank Spectrum Noir and tell them winning this prize has made me a very happy chappy."

Well done Max!


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