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23 EXPLOSIVE FLAVORS by Farkwhad 23 EXPLOSIVE FLAVORS by Farkwhad
I REALLY like Dr. Pepper. So this contest is a win for me no matter what the outcome, lol. But yeah, this is the completely non-fictional story of me and my buddies blasting off in our D-Pep fueled rocketship/bottlecap/lawnchair contraptions. Goooood times...

I might go back and do some touch-ups eventually since the deadline is so far away, haha. I can do that right? Edit this entry? o.O

Edit: made some minor changes thanks to the helpful posts below.^^ And special credit to *sdl for the help with the actual fluid.


Double Edit: Hey, just wanted to drop a huge thanks to all the comments saying they thought I should have been in the semi's. Means a lot to me, and just wanted to let you cats know. ;)
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:iconmarcgosselin:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yours is so much better than the winners of the contest.
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:icondekayaphex:
DEKAYAPHEX Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
Awesome! Reminds me of Team Fortress Two a little.
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:iconriah-rea:
riah-rea Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student General Artist
this is how i feel every time i have a dr. pepper
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:iconbiorave:
Biorave Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this one when it got posted early on when entries were starting to show up, I thought this idea was really just spectacular and well thought out. Most people can relate to mentose bottle-cap rockets. The slight fish eyed view of the landscape and bottles, and the idea of lawn chair bottle cap rockets. This really would have looks amazing on a building.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you think so! Yeah I'm happy with this piece. No qualms about it.
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:iconquintinrwhite:
QuintinRWhite Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece! As far as the contest goes, I think the people of DA have spoken... If you know what I mean. But hey, that's life. :nod:
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, the comments I've been receiving have been exceptionally kind and forward. That's life sometime. I'm sure the judges did what they did for good reason (hopefully, lol).
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Believeit3 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
I really thought this would win but maybe they dismissed it for safety reason who knows lol.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, they saw this and just thought about the lawsuits that it carried, LOL. I like that.
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Queen-Tonberry Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This honestly should have been in the top. It is amazingly done and unique. At least you drew yourself drinking DP. I'm pretty sure that other guy isn't a T-rex lol (even if the drawing was cool).
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Who knows? Maybe that's his spirit animal.
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D-A-Productions Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
I have to admit, I was really disappointed when your entry didn't at least make it to be a semi finalist, but it's good to know that you did it for the enjoyment XD. It's still a winning entry in my book.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a heap! Yeah I got what I wanted from this, no more no less.
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D-A-Productions Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
You're welcome :)
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:iconxmasqueradexjadex:
xMasqueradexJadex Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This has to be the coolest thing I've ever seen. F*** DA I'll make you a mural.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lol, you let me know where you put it up and I'll get there to help out.^^
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Eyes-of-Inferno Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
im serious pissed this didnt get pick.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Eh, fuhgettabowtit.
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Eyes-of-Inferno Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:iconwooooplz:
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Fuh, getta, bowt, it. Forget about it! :B
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Eyes-of-Inferno Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:iconfacepalmplz: i know what it said lol
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:iconholbrook:
holbrook Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
sorry you didn't win the "raffle", better "luck" next time...

great work though.
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:iconthefr33kshow:
TheFr33KShoW Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAMN....good art going to waste...
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, thanks. It's all right though, a lot of people still got to see it, right?
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:iconthefr33kshow:
TheFr33KShoW Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
more than you know, and why? cuz it's Art and its appreciated. :D
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transfuse Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
God damn it, I swear dA judges are straight up trolls. Talk about a sucker punch... I don't get it, 'cause this is obviously supposed to be in the top 3. Do entries that do too good of a job meeting the criteria get disqualified? :(
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Farkwhad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, as some people pointed out, some of the semi-finalists missed one or even two of the criteria. Not sure what the final judging parameters were, but that's life I guess, lol. Thanks for the kind words.
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miahsix Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
i can't believe yours didn't get chosen , this is one of the best ones entered
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, thank you! The feedback I got on this piece was definitely enough to make it worth it tho. :)
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SeanMcFarland Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No disrespect to the finalists, but you were robbed. Seriously. When I saw the semi-finalists announced I checked twice for yours. Can't freakin' believe it. Well, hope you get em next time.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, what can you do, right? Obviously something didn't catch their fancy about this. But thanks for the support! Means a lot.
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sdl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
With utter, complete and absolute disrespect to the judges, I agree completely. He was robbed. IMO, this was a shoo-in, but not to have even been made a finalist? I guess Farkwhad blew it by not having learned how to trace a rickety-ass bicycle with a logo in the background and present that in 3 colors. Either that or photomanip himself as a girl with some funky hair he could whip into a photoshop frenzy in about two minutes.
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Farkwhad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeah...some of those finalists are cringe-worthy, not gonna lie. *cough* backwards labels *cough* not using the template provided *cough cough cough* SPACE*. But you know what? At least I met some pretty cool people through this contest (such as yourself), so this was definitely not without it's benefits. Thanks for the kind words friend. :)
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ciscogabriel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS HAD TO BE IN THE SEMI FINALISTS ENTRIES...

UGH!

Its not fair, wtf is wrong with those jurors?!
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Eh, the "earthquake" obviously had them shaken up and they couldn't bare to look at anything remotely resembling unnatural motion. It's ok, lol. No prob.
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ciscogabriel Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=/ I see... ugh...
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:iconmalignzeitgeist:
MalignZeitgeist Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Man, this contest was rigged my friend. You should have made the semi-finalist list hands down. They probably didn't even look at all the submissions. Don't let it get you down good sir.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nah, I'm not down. Got a new comp coming in the mail so that's cool right? It's like I'm winning something (that I paid for >.<). But yeah, I was on a bit of a winning streak anyways. Needed this to bring me down a peg.
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MalignZeitgeist Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Sweet, I always love a new rig...You tell yourself "man, this time its gonna be different, im gonna organize all my files, keep all the junk off of it." A month later it takes 4 hours just to defrag. Well congrats on your win streak, I really like your work, a lot of it reminds me magic the gathering card art. I was wondering, outside of the obvious repetition and countless experimentation, how did you solve the issue of perspective and scale? That's one thing that I really have difficulty with, backgrounds and scale.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha, that is EXACTLY what is going through my mind right now. Hopefully that won't be how it ends, lol.
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:iconnarcolepsyinc:
narcolepsyinc Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I really can't believe this one didn't make it. This is great.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Discmanxxx Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
dam you didnt make the finals...i rooted for you and left a post on the finalist page arguing that they should of picked your's...oh well.you are awesome!!!!
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, thanks so much dood! I'm glad my piece had that much of an effect on you. That really means more than anything.
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:icontursiart:
tursiart Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Honestly, I had pegged you as the winner. I can't believe you didn't make it to the finals. Tough break.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Eh, win some/lose some. S'all gewd. Thanks for believing in me though, haha.
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:iconkiranowselling:
KiraNowSelling Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Man, I was really hoping for you to be in the semi-finals.
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:iconnelipot:
Nelipot Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Artist
While I would have loved to have won - YOU really should have won!! Hands down!
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:iconthatsummersguy:
ThatSummersGuy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's absolutely absurd that this entry didn't make the finals. Had my vote to win it outright. Excellent concept and execution. Such a bloody shame.
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:iconfarkwhad:
Farkwhad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ah well, can't really pick the judges brain as to what they were thinking, but this was a fun experience. Thanks!
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