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Chalk it up to taste by slickeri Chalk it up to taste by slickeri
WOOO! finished! I was so happy to do this piece. Some of my favorite summer memories were making chalk drawings on the sidewalk. It's so much fun to turn that dreary cement into a work of art, and every one gets to enjoy it!

I worked on my entry during my vacation. My family and I visited this really small island beach on the coast of NC. There really is nothing there but adorable little houses in striking colors (an orange house with bright blue shutters!) spread cheerfully along a glowing white strip of beach. I was really inspired by all the beautiful colors that were there and really tried to incorporate that care free kaleidoscope feeling the island gave off. I think you can tell I had a blast doing this. I was so energized, just enjoying the sun and the scenery.

(When I saw this contest in my news feed I had to giggle. My boyfriend of two years drinks Dr. Pepper religiously, SO much that we all tease him about it (in a good natured way). For him Dr. Pepper will probably be a life long love affair. So what better way to say 'I love you' than devote some art to his Dr Pepper affinity. I really enjoy this piece and I hope my boyfriend will too!)
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StJudethe45th Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Simply stunning!!! how long did it take you?
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slickeri Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
it took a pretty good chunk of time I kept having to rework her face! plus I'm a pretty slow meticulous artist, every stroke has to be just so. :D
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Silent-Arpeggio Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, so vivid!
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slickeri Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks!
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PrincessaObscura Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
fuckin awesome!!
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slickeri Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks so much! I very much appreciate that
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Valera8 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Beautiful!
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slickeri Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you so much :D
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cjk4christ Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Great work! Best of luck to you!
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slickeri Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you clinnnt :) that's so nice
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JCNProductions Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
BOMB!!!!!
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slickeri Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student General Artist
yaaay! glad you like it
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Subcogitate Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Wonderful colors!
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slickeri Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you very much!
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one-t-only Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
so the Hair is freaking awesome, as always with you!
And after perusing the other entries... you def seem to have a chance missy! I would be blown AWAY if this was a mural! aaaaaaaaand I should be your person you bring with you to see it! (hahaha, no I kid, if its Dr. Pepper I guuueeesssss Mr. Doyle should be that person) Good luck gurl!
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slickeri Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! there have been some AMAZING entries! I would be blown away if I won. But you never know :) I hopeee so hard. Going to New York for the first time will be amazing I'm sure, if I got to go for the first time to see my art as a mural... I'd just be overwhelmed. I'd cry happy tears for a month. BAAAH!
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one-t-only Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
I saw the winners... sadddddnesssss! But I am sure they had a hard time counting you out!
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slickeri Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student General Artist
it's ooook :) I sort of knew it'd be a hard thing to win on a contest of this MASSIVE scale! but at least I gave it a go, it's something I have always wanted to do. I will try again!
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one-t-only Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
I liked a lot of their choices for the finalists... but I do not think the one that won was the best... oh well. Sorry Dear! You still have my love!
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slickeri Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student General Artist
awww I love you! I liked the finalists as well. I just wish I was one toooo! at least I do have your love. IT'S ALL I NEED BESTIE.
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MegSyv Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Okay, so. Wow. This is definitely the best entry I've seen in the whole contest. No joke. I'll be angry if you don't win at least SOMETHING. Did you reference a photo for this? Just for the face, or...?

You make a lovely model. :)
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slickeri Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student General Artist
I didn't use a reference for the face only for the Dr Pepper can cause for the life of me I couldn't get the font right! I tried to make it look like me though, but maybe a little more exciting. YEA-UH!

And thank youuuu! You're so nice :D It would be awesome to get something *crosses fingers*
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MegSyv Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Whaaaat?! You mean the Dr. Pepper can was drawn too?!! I thought you shopped that one in! Gah, you blow my mind. Every day. XP
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slickeri Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student General Artist
oh! don't get me wrong I definitely used one of their freebie cans. I had to change the perspective of it though cause it looked totally weird the way it was with the painting.
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MegSyv Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooohhhh! Well okay then. That makes a lot more sense.
Additionally, it really speaks to your skills to really mess with something and make it completely yours. I think the judges will be really impressed to see that you've taken the typical stock art and changed it enough to your needs but kept it close enough to the source material!
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slickeri Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student General Artist
I like the way that you put that! hahaha I feel very artsy and dignified.
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MegSyv Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I've written a lot of Art History papers in my time. XD
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slickeri Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student General Artist
all of them were probably straight A's!
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