Cover | Maddy Lake
Untitled, (colored pencil, 9" x 12"). Maddy Lake of Danville is a senior at San Ramon Valley High School and was selected as the winner of The Monthly's 2016 annual cover art contest. This portrait is of Michelle, one of the artist's friends, with a life vest in a piece that displays interesting perspective. Maddy worked from a photograph to complete the piece, using colored pencil, one of her preferred mediums. Maddy also likes doing illustrations and is exploring a more cartoonish style as she does more art. She has an Etsy page, MaddyLakeArt, by the way, and is accepting commissions for portraits. Read more about Maddy and the second- and third-place winners of the contest here.
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