Luis Peso - Winner of Autodesk SketchBook Hero Image Contest

Luis Peso: Winner of Autodesk SketchBook Hero Image Contest

Autodesk has announced its SketchBook Hero contest winner, Luis Peso of Spain. The artist's winning submission, titled "Progress," will be the splash screen for Autodesk SketchBook Mobile, which has already been downloaded over two million times.

Peso is based in Spain and used Autodesk SketchBook Pro for iPad to create his winning image. He is a professional goldsmith/silversmith, but spends his free time sketching and is a member of the International Association of Mobile Digital Artists.

The SketchBook Hero contest encouraged SketchBook users to submit digital paintings and drawings created with Autodesk SketchBook products including SketchBook Pro, SketchBook Mobile, SketchBook Pro for iPad, SketchBook Designer and SketchBook Express. Submissions were narrowed down to seven finalists from different countries, and were presented to the general public for voting.

"I love the professional quality of SketchBook Pro for iPad app. The color wheel and brushes allow me to try new textures and effects, giving me a new medium to paint," said contest winner, Peso. "I've been drawing since I was a kid, and the transition to digital fingerpainting allows me to more actively engage in my passion."

"We congratulate Luis on his fantastic winning entry, and we were incredibly impressed overall by the diversity and creativity we saw from the members of the SketchBook community around the world who participated," commented Chris Bradshaw, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Autodesk.