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The Great Race! by SpikedMcGrath The Great Race! by SpikedMcGrath

Sultan silliman is off with an early lead in this years annual intercontinental vehicular expedition extraordinaire! 
Hopefully he won't break down half way this time. Once again he's got Mehmet the monkey with him, his lucky mascot from his six previous failed entries.

Just behind him we see the gracious Madame Beuharniaus on her faithful steed "Cranberry Jam". They've always got stupid names haven't they? Let's face it, she's not gonna win- that horse/camel thing is going to get tired- this is a really long race for goodness sake!

In a close third we've got Raj MacDumpling- last of the famous MacDumpling brothers. Pioneers of heavier than air flight- now for the most part sadly deceased. He's the bookie's favourite to win anyway- assuming he doesn't nose dive into a sausage factory or collide with a church steeple like his brothers. God rest their souls.

Adams and Jones are a clear fourth position in the HMS Tattysloop. Guess they don't realise half the course is over land- should be exciting to see how that pans out anyway...
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Copyright Tom McGrath 2013

You can see a step-by-step version of this image over on my blog here: www.spikedmcgrath.com/blog/gre…

Also, should you so wish- you can see the rest of my work that I'm at least partially proud of over on my website here: www.spikedmcgrath.com/illustra…

Cheers :D

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EDIT 10/12/13:
Thankyou everyone for the lovely comments, watches and faves. I'm really chuffed to get another daily deviation!

Thankyou very much to :iconmoonbeam13: for the feature. Much obliged :D

Also, thank you very much to my pal :iconh0lyhandgrenade: who suggested it, and also whose birthday it is today! Go say happy birthday to her! (But don't call her old :P She hates that.)
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The Great Race! by ~SpikedMcGrath ( Suggested by H0lyhandgrenade and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
:icondawnpu:
dawnpu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
good good good
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:iconsuperchafe:
superchafe Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is priceless. You can feel the excitement!
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconnikolaj:
Nikolaj Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)

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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
congrats on your DD for this very cool and fun piece! :+fav:
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou :)
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
you're absolutely welcome :nod:
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations in hangaroundtheweb.com
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:icondanceswithwienerdogs:
danceswithwienerdogs Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love the whimsy in this! I could easily see this as part of a children's book. An awesome execution of an awesome idea. :)
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconeydii:
eydii Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: this is a wonderful work :) beautiful colors
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconeydii:
eydii Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:) you are very welcome :)
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:iconcaroledamz:
CaroleDamz Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!! 
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou :)
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:iconcmwvisualarts:
CMWVisualArts Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Unorthodox vehicles for unorthodox people. 
Certainly a good work of art.
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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:iconcmwvisualarts:
CMWVisualArts Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Certainly.
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:iconlittleman38:
littleman38 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

cool art

 

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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers
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:iconabdulla-a:
Abdulla-A Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
lol this picture mixed wrong vehicle for each person!
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No no no, I got them all in exactly the right place I assure you :P
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:iconabdulla-a:
Abdulla-A Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
if you say so!
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:iconastrofan1993:
astrofan1993 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
"Push the button, Max."  *Max pushes the button.  A cannon mounted on the vehicle fires, destroying the garage.*  "MAAAAAAAAAAX!!!!!"

Hope somebody got that reference.  If not, here's a link to what I'm talking about.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xwkGN…
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm going to have to watch this film, even if it does look terrible...
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:iconastrofan1993:
astrofan1993 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I never saw it myself, but I watched that scene after hearing an audio clip of it on a webcomic that I read.
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:iconsciencevsart:
sciencevsart Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a race I'd love to watch!
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Me too :)
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:iconchancerox:
chancerox Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my i love this a lot a lot whoooopedeedeee 
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
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:iconbowsercommunistlvx:
BowserCommunistLvX Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
*gets blue shell ready*
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ohhh! It's people like you... Those blue shells are such a  cheap trick! Every time I think I'm  finally gonna win I get overtaken by an 8 year old. :\
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:iconbowsercommunistlvx:
BowserCommunistLvX Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
You know you can use a mushroom at the last second to save yourself right? 
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
...well I do now!
I'll remember that
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:iconzii-p:
ZII-P Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so cool :D
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:iconjiyu-ni:
jiyu-ni Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Fantastic! :D
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:icontollerstree:
TollersTree Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Stunning! Absolutely stunning!
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconsmb-speedymax:
SMB-speedymax Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great piece of art work. When you look at it longer more and more details emerge.
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconoviedomedina:
oviedomedina Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Love all the details in this!
Btw, my money is on Madame. :lmao:
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Shhhh, don't give the ending away :P
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:iconoviedomedina:
oviedomedina Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
OHHHHH SNAP! :icontheyfoundmeplz:
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:icondrowningincolours:
DrowningInColours Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very detailed and also vivid colours!
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconciryu:
Ciryu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome *_*
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