Staff pick contest March 2020

Maria Panfilova was drawn to Hadi Karimi's Kurt Cobain portrait from the March 2020 Staff Picks gallery, and with good reason! Stating that he has found Kurt's soul, and we couldn't agree more. After multiple runner's up spots for Hadi, he is finally a winner - Congratulations! Honorable mentions go to  OnurCayliGeorge DamianiJavier Benver, and Carlos Adrian González Villagómez.

This competition is now closed

Winning entry - Kurt Cobain

Hadi Karimi


I'm really grateful that my work has been chosen among all these extraordinary talents, thanks to 3dtotal and Maria, also thanks to the amazing community, it means a lot!

Maria Panfilova

Guest Judge

I see the natural kindness of Kurt through this work. The eyes are looking with deep sadness. Hadi shows not only a technical ability but he found Kurt's soul within the portrait.