Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Student Scholarship Competition 2014: Jess Bastidas

Congratulations Jess!
Mango Chutney 

From May 07, 2014 - May 31, 2014
The Society of Illustrators presents the 2014 Student Scholarship Competition featuring the works of over three hundred of today's top college level illustration students.
jury of professional peers including illustrators and art directors have chosen the most outstanding works created throughout the year.  Pieces are accepted based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used.
Based on her Santomean experience, here is the amazing piece made by Jessica Bastidas.

"Sao tome and Principe: Prepare for turtle immersion" Independent, UK

This West African island nation might be tiny, but it has acres of natural and cultural appeal, as Mike Unwin discovers during his visit to a unique retreat.

"I am still lost in the magic of the moment as we turn for home. So lost, in fact, that I don't immediately register my companions pointing excitedly at the sand. A fine stippling reveals where a clutch of green turtle eggs has hatched moments earlier. Infuriatingly, it seems we've just missed the exodus of hatchlings. But then Cau emerges into the torchlight, holding up a single flipper-flailing straggler between thumb and forefinger. We admire this exquisite little creature for a minute then return it to the sand. It scrambles down the runway of our torch beams and is swallowed by the surf", 

Article written by Mike Unwin in the Independent, UK Sunday May 11, 2014