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Old 12-27-2010, 08:03 PM
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Christmas Blowout,Voting Starts Now, Hotrodders Art Contest Christmas Theme 2010

Now that the Christmas Season is over and we head into the New Year, I personally would like to thank all the artists that have been involved in this awesome Hotrodders.com Artwork Contest. All of them through the years have been innovative, creative and inspirational to a great many to attempt and involve themselves in this series put together solely for the purpose of visual entertainment of all art forms.

We begin the ending of 2010 with the voting session beginning now continuing for 5 days when the poll will close automatically and a new year’s winner will be confirmed. There have been many over the last three years so please make sure you stop in and vote for your favorite Christmas Theme, Art is always in the eye of the beholder, remember it is what YOU see that makes it artwork and all have done a great job in capturing the season.

Artists work begins with the posting date setting the ladder for the voting array. Some artists have added larger images for better detail as what you see have been made smaller for the web and faster page loading. There is a link or ( Links ) available below the smaller image.

To all that played in this contest, good luck, happy New Year and thank you for a very complete year of great art!!

Voting Starts Now See All Images Below And VOTE !!

1 ) 57Corvette
Rat Rod Studios


Bob or as we know him member "57corvette" of Rat Rod Studios again gives us a talented set of images with his marked style. All of the images portray his Christmas outlook in this very interesting style, his blending, use of cutting images and implanting them into a scene is clearly his strong points in all his work. looking close you see reflections, depth of field and more as if it was a real photograph yet is it digital manipulation at its best for his end of the year reign on supremacy in these contests.

Bob "57Corvette" has Three Images Included and an HTML animated page

Vote For Number 1 "Santa's T-Bucket" / "Child's 55 Pickup Surprise" / "Santa's 34 Street Rod"

View Artists Larger Image In Link Below
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...as-tbucket.jpg


View Artists Larger Image In Link Below
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...ristmas-55.jpg


View Artists Larger Image In Link Below
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...4-roadster.jpg

HTML animated page
http://www.ratrodstudios.com/christm...christmas.html


2 ) brickyardboy
Registered User
Streetbeasts lawsuit donor


Member "Brickyard Boy" is somewhat of a rarity these days using the pen, pencil and paper in the contests. When most are sitting at a computer figuring the image to be created his work is fashioned for a pad and an art desk. Color usage, textures and an open style not limited to that of digital shapes takes its rightful place among the images entered for another year of hard work with great success.

Member "Brickyard Boy" has Two Images Included
Vote For Number 2 "Santa's Snowed In" and "Santa's El Camino Christmas"




View Artists Larger Image In Link Below
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...-el-camino.jpg


3 ) fortypickup
Wolf in Hot Rodders upholstery


Forty's mastery of the illustration technique is second to none when it comes to line art and color choice. Looking closely at his work reveals a simplistic yet detailed amount of proper lighting, shading and flowing lines matching his already crisp lines that only a seasoned illustrator can accomplish. We have all realized this mans potential as one of the best illustrators around even in his spare time, his creations are extremely worthy of the merits.

Vote For Number 3 "Led Sled Christmas"


View Artists Larger Image In Link Below
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...-christmas.jpg

4 ) KENMO
Small Block Chevys Rule!!!


Member "Kenmo" has become a somewhat "Jack of all trades" when dealing with computer programs to generate his images, I counted over 7 programs mentioned to create this image seen here. His talents have given him the opportunity to create lifelike works from the blending of images into a final program which he states was finished off in a Photoshop plug in called Topaz Adjust usually used for HDR photographers. As some know, HDR gives depth, color enhancement control and a definition only one looking for his image to "Fly Out" at you can get in the final product.

Vote For Number 4 "Santa's New Sleigh" by Kenmo


View Artists Larger Image In Link Below
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...new-sleigh.jpg

5 ) Only Racing
On The Ragged Edge
Streetbeasts lawsuit donor


Only Racing figured he's continue his tradition of the Santa's Lil Helper Series III with the "55 Snomad", starting from an image, traced, colored over and simply applying styles to the cut parts with some shading and airbrushing to basic shapes it came together at the last minute with the addition of real images laid into the background. This style of Photoshop is extremely easy to duplicate for or by anyone possessing a layer style program. I'd like to thank Vince DiRose plus Stanley & Weiss Racing for adding the supercharged warrior inspiration, two wicked cars combined into one.

Vote For Number 5 "Santa's Lil Helper III Snomad"


View Artists Larger Image In Links Below

5X7 Printable Christmas Card 200DPI
http://content.godragracing.org/hotr...snomad-5x7.jpg

Standard 1024X768 Wallpaper For The Computer
http://content.godragracing.org/hotr...nomad-1024.jpg

Widescreen Monitor 1440X960 Wallpaper
http://content.godragracing.org/hotr...nomad-1440.jpg

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