Joshua Moy, a student at the Enmore Design Centre has won Wacom’s 2018 ‘The Next Level’ competition.
Moy is one of five winners chosen from a pool of more than 3,800 entries worldwide.
The Concept Art student plans to work in film or games as a Concept Artist, 3D Modeller and Texturing Artist.
Wacom have rewarded all five Wacom Authorised Training Centres (WATC) winners with a Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13” 512GB valued at $3,499 and their individual schools will receive a Wacom Cintiq Pro 24” Touch, also valued at $3,499.
WATC develops and nurtures creativity and imagination across schools in Australia and New Zealand.
Throughout August to November 2018, Moy’s artwork will be displayed at ‘The Next Level’ exhibitions in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney alongside international artists including Kelogsloops, Loretta Lizzio, Mark Conlan, Mateusz Witczak, Nosego and Paul Braddock.
“I enjoy creating artwork that tells a story using an array of methods – whether it be drawing, painting or even modelling in 3D. With these skills, I created a piece that was more stylistic than my usual work of realism – I call this piece Take-off,” Moy said.
“Entering Wacom’s The Next Level competition was a way for me to see what peers and professionals have to say about my work – I thrive on constructive criticism as it helps to push me to be a better artist. Sometimes when you’re in your own world creating art, you don’t get a full scope on what you’ve done until others see it and that outside perspective is very important to me.”
Simon Marshall, Senior Manager Content and Strategy at WACOM said the company believes in the power of creativity.
“WATCs allow students to utilise and master the same tools that are the industry standard for creative professionals, as well as granting teachers a richer learning experience in the classroom,” Marshall said.