Thanksgiving Artwork Contest: The Winners

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 17:32:23 +0100

We would like to thank everyone who joined our Thanksgiving Artwork Contest this year. There are many things to be thankful for and we are truly honored that so many of you decided to share them with us and other users through your art. Let’s reveal the winning artworks of the #IAmThankful artwork contest:

1st place: ‘What I Am Thankful’ For by Junkyard Sam


It’s 2019 and I am thankful for family, turkey dinner, and Rebelle 3! This Thanksgiving holiday I’m teaching my boys how to draw in Rebelle. They’ve watched me for years but they’re finally old enough to draw on the Cintiq. They’re going to love Rebelle!

Prize: $200 USD Amazon eGift card and $200 USD credit at Escape Motions shop

2nd place: ‘Thankful For Drawing Tools’ by Gynux


“I’m thankful for all the great tools that have been invented so we can “put on paper” what’s on our mind :) These tools have increased my passion for drawing and allowed me to make a living out of it! So yeah… pretty thankful! ;) This one has been inked with my favorite Copic Multiliner and colored with Rebelle 3.”

Prize: $100 USD credit at Escape Motions shop

3rd place: ‘Thanksgiving’ by MaryProki


“I’m thankful for the people and events that make me happy. In this illustration, I tried to express my valuable people who were with me and helped me grow. I am also grateful to the events that led me to realize that I was am and be an artist, and therefore I also devote part of the gratitude to teachers and developers for creative programs, including Escape Motions. Thanks for the opportunity to realize their creative skills in digital.”

Prize: $100 USD credit at Escape Motions shop

Honorable Mentions

Our panel of judges, which included members of Escape Motions and members of the art department of the university UKF Nitra, chose the winning entries based on the strength of their emotive elements, expression of the thanksgiving topic and technical excellence. Besides the three winners we would like to reward 2 more artworks with Honorable Mention:

Honorable Mention: ‘Lasagne Night’ by Jane Smith


“My two dogs, Monty and Napoleon, were great connoisseurs of good food. They were such a handful but so much fun and heaps of inspiration - I'll always be thankful for them.”

Honorable Mention: ‘Untitled / Sin Titulo’ by RoberLuis


“The powerful 1932 hurricane is the worst natural catastrophe seen in Cuba. This meteorological event has the sad merit of being the only one in history that has wiped a Cuban people, Santa Cruz del Sur, off the face of the earth. Here they are family homes in Santa Cruz del Sur, Cuba that survived the 1932 hurricane and the passage of time. Giving thanks for my wonderful family.”

Congratulations to our winners! To see all of the contest entries, click here.

And that’s a wrap on our first Thanksgiving Artwork Contest! Thank you to everyone who participated, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving, no matter where in the world you currently are :) And as a final word, let us express how thankful we are for you, our dear artists. You are the reason we do what we do and thanks to you we can do what we love - develop creative software and make this world around us a more creative place. THANK YOU!


With love,
Your Escape Motions Team

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Rebelle 3.1.8 Update is Out

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 14:50:41 +0100

Today we’re releasing a new update to Rebelle 3 - version 3.1.8 - containing four important bug fixes that will improve your creative workflow. This update is available for download from your Community profile and is free for all Rebelle 3 users.

What’s fixed in Rebelle 3.1.8:

Bug with pen rotation - Sometimes the pen rotation mistakenly changed with canvas rotation in older versions. This resulted in different outcomes when different rotation was set in the Navigator panel, e.g. horizontal stroke painted when the canvas was not rotated looked different than when the canvas was rotated at 90 degrees.

Pixelation / Artifacts - This troublesome issue has been reported by a few artists: when painting and switching between layers, a strange pixelation appeared. Unfortunately, it was also saved in the final work. The only way of removing it from the image was to repaint the affected areas. See the example of the pixelation below:


Color switch after saving - Another strange bug that might appear in some cases was a change of colors in the image after re-opening it in Rebelle. All is fixed in the latest update.

A diacritic - The diacritic in layer names was not saved properly from time to time. After reopening the file in Rebelle, the layers could have odd symbols instead of the diacritical marks.

To get the latest 3.1.8 update, log in to your Community profile and go to My Profile > Purchases. Definitely let us know how you like working with the update via Rebelle’s menu Help > Send Feeback.

Happy painting!
Your Escape Motions Team


NOTE: There might still be issues with Rebelle where you experience unusual lag on macOS. This was first introduced in the 3.1.6 version. The workaround is to use a 3.1.5 update where the painting process is seamless. We believe the issue behind this is in the Qt-platform itself (which we use for building Rebelle). Right now, there is no workaround for our development team to fix this, so we’re waiting for the solution from Qt creators. Please excuse this inconvenience.

Artwork “The Hunter” by Simon Lovell - Rebelle Featured Artists |

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Artwork Contest: What Are You Thankful For?

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:25:25 +0100


The month of November puts Thanksgiving front and center. There are lots of things to be thankful for: a place to call home, a job that fulfills, good health, and all of the people who helped achieve these things, your family, friends. Since the holidays are around the corner, we feel it’s a good time to express what or who you’re most thankful for. Show it in your artworks and get a chance to win $200 Amazon gift card and $200 credit at Escape Motions shop.

Open to everyone

This contest is open to everyone from across the world. Thanksgiving Day may not be celebrated everywhere or on the same day, but we encourage anyone who would like to show their gratitude to enter this contest. Saying ‘Thank you’ does not know any boundaries :)

How to enter the Contest

Publish artwork fully or partially created in Rebelle, Flame Painter, Amberlight or Inspirit software to the Escape Motions Community gallery with hashtag:


The topic of the contest is “What I Am Thankful For”. Each entrant may publish a maximum of four (4) artworks to the contest. The entry may be a painting, an illustration, a photo manipulation or an abstract composition. Your imagination is the only limit here. Using third party software is allowed but the use of our software must be obvious in the final image.

When uploading your entry, please don’t forget to write a description of the picture to let us know what the image depicts, what or who you are thankful for and why.

You can submit your entries in the following ways:

- Publish directly from the software and add a tag #IAmThankful, or
- Upload your artwork from your Community account and add a tag #IAmThankful

Uploading artworks to Contest Gallery

You can start uploading your entries from today, November 15th, 2019 (contest starts). We will accept all entries submitted by November 27th, 2019 23:59 GMT (contest ends). We will announce the winners on the U.S. Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, 2019.

To publish your entry from Rebelle, Flame Painter or Amberlight software, go from the menu File or Community > Publish. Set Picture name, Description add #IAmThankful hashtag to Tags and click “Publish” button.

It is not possible to publish directly from Inspirit. In order to enter the contest with Inspirit work, the entrant needs to upload it directly through his Community account and add #IAmThankful hashtag to Tags.


Three winners will be selected internally by us in the Escape Motions team. We will judge all submitted art pieces based on quality, personality, and originality.


The main prize for the 1st place is a $200 USD Amazon eGift Card and a $200 USD credit to be used at Escape Motions shop.
Moreover, we’ll choose winners of the second and the third place who will each get $100 USD credit to be spent at Escape Motions shop.


We believe this blog covers the most important information on how to join the contest. You can also review the full rules here:

…or if you have any questions, feel free to ask us at info[at]

Happy “thanks-painting” :-)
Your Escape Motions Team


Photo by Karolina Badzmierowska on Unsplash

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