Sunday, November 09, 2008

Gold Nosey Award!

I'm back from the National Caricaturist Network's (NCN) 17th Annual Convention! It was a great time, many amazing artists from all over the world, and TONS of amazing artwork created. It was a wonderful time of fellowship with fellow artists as well as inspiring to see so many amazing drawings, paintings, and even sculptures.

I am very honored pleased to say that I have won the 2008 17th Annual International Competition Gold Nosey Award . . . The Caricaturist of the Year! The George Lucas above was my studio piece which I'm also pleased to say I took 1st place with.

18x20 Acrylic on Linen.

This was my wall at the convention. Every artist is assigned a wall space in the competition room, and assigned a number, I was 193. During the week the walls are filled with hundreds and hundreds of drawings, it's hard to describe how awesome it is!

I had to take photos of my work so please forgive the slight blur to the drawings. This is a pencil drawing I did of Kage Nakanishi, an OUT OF THIS WORLD caricaturist from Japan . . . I was very impressed with his work as well as very inspired. I'm also very excited because he's going to be doing a drawing or painting of me for the cover of the next Exaggerated Features magazine. Kage won the Gold Nosey Award last year, so he has the honor of painting this year's winner, I'll be doing the same for whoever wins next year's Gold Nosey.

Pencil 8.5x11 on paper.

9x12 Acrylic on Linen, completed during the competition.

This women was a lot of fun to draw. She had such great features, i think that she may have been drawn more than anyone there? She has great eyes and most artists were drawing her eyes popping out of her head. Her eyes were great, but I was a little more interested in the shape of her face, her nose was wonderful as well as her mouth. She's also a talented caricaturists who filled up her space with excellent work!
8.5x11 white and black charcoal on toned paper, completed during competition.

This is a 9x12 Oil on Linen that I did of one of the AMAZING artists from Japan. I'm sorry I cannot remember his name, but I remember his work, he is a very talented artist who I voted for. This was one of the paintings completed during the week, It placed 4th for "Caricature of the Year".

This is a painting I did of Jeff Redford, placed 1st for "Caricature of the Year".
11x14 Oil on Linen, completed during competition.

This is a digital painting completed during competition of an artist from Florida named Sean Gardner ( I added Sean's blog to my links, he's an amazing and talented caricaturist. I enjoyed watching him draw. This caricature placed 8th for "Caricature of the Year", and 2nd for Outstanding Digital Painting.

The Top Ten Caricaturists of the Year!!!

2008 Nosey Winners, Brian Oakes with the Bronze, Glenn Ferguson with the Silver, and yours truly with the Gold.

Me with Jan Op De Beeck! It's an honor to be able to call him a friend. An amazing artist no doubt, but an even better person!

Me with my friend Ismael Roldan. Ismael was this year's Guest of Honor and I was honored to receive from Ismael one of three "Guest of Honor Awards", for Outstanding Work. Thank you for everything Ismael, I'll be sure to pass it on . . . you know what I mean.

Me with Golden Idol . . . uh, er, I mean Golden Nosey!

Me with the President of the NCN Robert Bauer. BTW, the NCN will now be the ISCA or the International Society of Caricature Artists. Robert Bauer is a great guy, plenty of fun to hang out with. He also won the bid during the auction for a painting of him done by me . . . I'll most likely be posting sketches for that soon followed by a painting! Money for the painting goes back into the organization.

I'm glad this nosey thing made someone happy! In all seriousness, I'm very, very honored to have won, so thank you much to all of you who voted, it really means a lot to me.


Blogger Jorge Bustamante said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is a very awesome award but very well deserved! like i've said before your work is so inspiring its no surprise you won! I hope to get my caricature skills to your level some day, not to mention the painting and drawing skills too. i just finished my first fully painted caricature i would be honored to hear what you think! it is the most recent post on my blog.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Houston Hsieh said...

Congrats!!Jason!! I'm so exciting to hear the news! No kidding that it was you that brought me into the world of Caricature! Your "Tiger Woods dominating" piece was honored by a CG forum. That really amazed me and after that, your blog has become one of my most viewed blogs! Even further, I've registered your on-line course last month and now working on my first assignment. I am really happy to hear one of my favorite artists could receive such a great honor in his/her field. Congratulation, again!!

11:49 PM  
Blogger Matt Ryder said...

Jason, congratulations my friend. You deserve the win. I look at your caricatures, and they are instantly recognisable as a "Seiler" and thats a tough thing to do. every one of them is epic in detail, and just has something extra. The only other artist I can think of, who can pull off this style is court, but a Courts a Court, and a Seiler is a Seiler. Great stuff man, maybe i'll meet you next year.

11:50 PM  
Blogger David Burge said...

Good Work JS
It'd be fair to say you have "got the hang of it" when caricatures are concerned.
(followed the link from Moore's blog)

1:46 AM  
Blogger francois said...

congratulations Jason....your work is hallucinating....the award is merited....and great for me to see the convention's atmosphere....i hope i'll be coming one time...but first i work my english....;o)

2:01 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Congratulations Jason! Richly deserved. Getting recognition like that from your peers must be such a thrill. To be honest though, I already knew you were the best anyway!

4:53 AM  
Blogger Antonio Radovcic said...

Great paintings and drawlings dude and congrats for the Award! And the Lucas is stunning. You are for Lucas what Krüger is for the Stones ;-)

Oh and the last name of Sean is Gardner (


5:23 AM  
Blogger William Appledorn said...

Congratulations on the golden nosey! some really great caricatures. a very, very inspiring painting and caricature technique.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Bobby Chiu said...

CONGRATS Jason! Of course... I knew you would win. Just didn't know you'd win so many different awards! Well done!!

8:50 AM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

JJASSSOOOONNNN! As I said on facebook, congrats - and I'm in no way surprised, either. Your work on the wall looks fantastic. Great little piece of resume fodder too. I wish I could have been there. (Did you use the water mixable oils there at all?)
And the picture with your daughter holding the trophy is adorable.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Carlos Rubio said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! man you deserved it!, I have told you before, you’re an amazing artist and a much better person. Your work has inspired and helped me like nobody else’s. I’m very happy for you. Your George Lucas is AMAZING, Congratulations Jason!!!!

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Linda Seiler said...

Oh, does this mean I have a golden nephew now? Congrats...that's awesome...

I can't believe how big beau beau is...

Grandma is gonna be at our place for thanksgiving week this year. However, we are 60 miles from the city now. Same cell number if you want to take a long drive.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fabulous work Jason! You deserve the awards! :)

10:38 AM  
Blogger Hugo Freutel said...

Congratulations Jason.
It is nice to see that the traditional techniques are still a challenge. Remarkable results.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Kei Acedera said...

JASON!!!!! I'll say i t again here, you're soooo good! You killed it with all those awards, we're all so thrilled here in the studio..very happy and proud :) Congratulations!

10:47 AM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

Well done number 193! You are seriously talented & it's nice to see you get recognition for it. :o)

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Rick Hamilton said...

CONGRATS JASON, great to meet you and see you work. Look forward to getting in that class and learning more from you. Great JOB!

3:03 PM  
Blogger RAWLS said...

Much congrats Master Seiler!!! Great job.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Larry said... make us all proud! Excellence is not an accident, which means you are a well intended directive force to contend with.

This...and yet but one chapter of your life's book...meaning more to come!

Love that picture of Beau...


3:32 PM  
Blogger Sam Nielson said...

Congratulations! A well-deserved award.

3:36 PM  
Blogger joverine said...

you're insanely talented! saw the announcement over on Bobby's Imaginism
freakin' incredible work my friend!
inspiring to the 't's

5:18 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Congratulations Jason!!

Well deserved, and very inspiring work as always.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Vincenzo said...

Congrats Jason...your work continues to be an inspiration to us all!!!

8:29 PM  
Blogger Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Hey Jason,
Great hanging with you all last week- thanks again for the Kamar Varnish- nothing can stop me now!
It was inspiring to sit with you and Fred, and I'll have to keep our workspace in mind when I'm painting for motivation.
Congrats again on a well deserved golden nosey. Let me know if you're ever in NYC...

10:13 PM  
Blogger TAKANABE said...

Hey,Jason!!Congratulation!!And, wonderful to meet you in NCN,TOO!!
See you next time!!

5:07 AM  
Blogger Neil Davies said...

Well done Jason, totally totally deserved. Your work never ceases to amaze and inspire me, and you never seem to stop getting better!

5:40 AM  
Anonymous Scott Hamilton, NCN Treasurer said...

It was well deserved Jason! I enjoyed sketching next to you and chatting while you were working. I also enjoyed you passing on your wisdom when it came to caricatures.

You're a great person with a great talent. I look forward to continuing to follow your work.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Tenzin said...

I am one of those who have been following your blog for very long time. Thanks for the inspirations and you truly deserve this award. CONGRATULATIONS !!! Jason.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Patrick LaMontagne said...

Well deserved, Jason. You are a constant source of inspiration, and an occasional source of in "how the heck does he DO that?" frustration.

It was an honor being one of your students and I can't wait to repeat the experience someday if you ever do another class.

As always, color me green with envy.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Seldom do we see a living legend so young.

1:33 AM  
Blogger Moyse said...

It was great meeting you Jason, you gave us all a lesson in how to succeed. I for one was bowled over by how prepared you were for the week. You oozed experience and talent, and as I have already said, your awards are well deserved!

6:51 AM  
Blogger Niall O loughlin said...

Was great meeting you man, well done again!

10:42 AM  
Blogger David Pugliese said...

Congratulations Jason!!
Your artwork is Great!!!

Saludos from Argentina

11:44 AM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...


There is no gain without pain..

2:40 PM  
Blogger Adam Temple said...

Man! I'm so happy for you! What a haul! And I love the caricatures that came out of it... and that new Marco sketch is amazing! lol. Well done!

5:21 PM  
Blogger Charles DA COSTA said...


9:53 AM  
Blogger Mark Sinclair said...

CONGRATS JASON!! Stellar work there and much deserved!!

11:54 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Thank you everyone, your words are encouraging! I'm still a little shocked, can't believe that all really happened. When I was handed the Gold Nosey I was also handed a nice drawing set, pencils as well as sketchbook . . . I think I'm more stoked about that. Can always use a new sketch set! :) Seriously though, I'm more than honored, and it wouldn't be such an honor if the artists I competed against were a bunch of hacks. There were so many talented artists this year!!!

2:37 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

How cool! congrats!

Never heard of the show but it sounds like fun. You did some great work there, each thing you do seems to take it upoa notch.

6:24 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Jason.. the work merits the honor no doubt about it. Furthermore your work proves that a picture is worth a thousand words.. and then some.. but I won't try here to go over say 30 (words). A pleasure to know you and be a friend!

9:54 PM  
Blogger J. Anthony Kosar said...

Hey Bro-

Congrats!!! What an Honor!! That must be very excititing! I don't know anyone more deserving!

How have you been? I have been in California for a couple weeks, coming back the 19th. We do have to get together one of these days between your projects and mine.

Take care man, and congrats again!!


3:01 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

congrats! Im loving the George Lucas

4:58 AM  
Blogger Aaron Wilkin said...

Congratulations Jason. I think your last post is some of your best work yet. The one you did of Sean Gardner is amazing.

1:59 PM  
Blogger jert said...

great meetin' you Jason and congratulations on your Nosey. You work hard and deserve all the praise you get.

5:47 PM  
Blogger lpch said...

Congratulations Jason.from THAILAND

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That lucas is unbelievable! Its amazing how you handle acrylics. Does anyone know any good tips or even websites/books whatever that deal with acrylic paint. I've tried it and find it dries sooooooo fast its hard to blend but you do so seamlessly.


10:32 PM  
Blogger Rosanna said...

I found this site by accident and I'm glad I did. What an amazing talent you have. Congratulations on your award.

9:09 AM  
Blogger ramanjit said...


6:31 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Thank you guys, I'm still so stoked!!!

Mr. or Mrs. Anonymous,
I don't know of any good books on painting with acrylics. I can tell you it takes a lot of time and work. I've done many bad paintings to get where I am right now. You have to be willing to mess with it and work with it until you have it figured out. I would suggest painting thin and transparent and then slowly build until opaque. The nice thing about acrylics is that you can keep painting on an area until it's right. You can always paint mistakes away and have another go at it.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Tooninator said...

Congrats, Jason. Your work is truly amazing.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Sosuke Narita said...

I was impressed by your professional posture.
I hope to see you next year.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

I agree with Sosuke about your posture being professional.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Jay Farley said...

Congrats man. You deserve everything that comes your way. Glad to see that your getting all the recognition you earned all on your own. Always amazed by your work ethic as well as artwork. Cheers buddy!

12:56 AM  
Blogger Mugshotz said...

Congratulations again, Jason. You truely deserved it. It was great to finally meet you in person.

I'm glad you are out of the running for next year, and in the Masters least we all have a decent shot now!

2:43 PM  
Blogger kencoogan said...

Congratulations Jason!
I'm still bowled over by the sheer quality of your Lucas piece.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Metten said...

Truly deserved! You're not only the greatest caricaturist, but you have one of the best painting techniques I know. I basically more than love everything you do. :) Thanks for all the inspiration, and happy, blessed holidays!

2:02 AM  
Blogger Jeffrey W. Meyer said...

What do you expect dude?! You're a bad ass!!!

8:26 PM  
Blogger Jeffrey W. Meyer said...

When I get done with my tattoo apprenticeship, you should let me finish and/or do some work on you... it would be an honor.

8:28 PM  
Blogger jeff said...

you got more comments than marlo meekins could ever wish for

what a knock out job this year.

8:19 PM  
Blogger patbollin said...

Great meeting you at the con and watching you paint live, man. Great stuff. Hope to see you in 2009 - Pat Bollin

9:23 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The one of the guy (which you don't know the name from) is awesome! Awesome colors,face and a very cool autograph!

3:20 PM  

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