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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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Cheers :D

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 )
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

SpikedMcGrath Mar 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
It's my pleasure! :)

congrats on your DD for this very cool and fun piece! :+fav:
SpikedMcGrath Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou :)
you're absolutely welcome :nod:
rajasegar Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
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danceswithwienerdogs 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. :)
SpikedMcGrath Dec 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
eydii Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: this is a wonderful work :) beautiful colors
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