Diamond Jubilee Art Challenge
It seems that in the past few years the British had quite a few occasions to celebrate with their Royals and to wave the pretty flags. Be it a Royal Wedding or a Coronation Jubilee, they know how to throw a feast! Watching crowds of people joining one big street tea party or simply shouting “Hurray” for the Queen makes you want to feel a part of it…
This time I had a chance.
The Big Diamond Jubilee Art Challenge, announced on Making a Mark, was a task to produce a drawing or a painting or a print or a sculpture to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. I just wish I would have heard about it earlier…
Anyway, artists could choose any subject, they could use any media, any style and there was no limit to the artwork’s size or the artist’s age or the country they are from. Oh, and no entry fee. Superb! So last night, while watching the concert held next to Buckingham Palace, I was coming up with things that are very British and things that remind me of the Queen. My challenge was to draw sixty such things, yet sadly I ran out of time… (I think there’s only 39 little drawings, well, you can always count). I wanted to call it “60 Years”, but now there’s no way I can do so.
Below you will find artwork created by people who took the Diamond Jubilee much more serious than me. For some it must have taken not hours and not days, but probably weeks or even months to finish their creations.
For more unusual portraits created to mark the event please click here.