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Snowboard Cross Contest 2016

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 1, 2016, 2:54 PM

It's that time's February, and there's been some snow, so that means it's time once again to take to the slopes for the Snowboard Cross Contest.
Here's how it works there are 24 boarders, taking part in snowboard races across 3 rounds.
Round 1 consists of 4 heats, each featuring 6 boarders, the top 3 boarders will advance from each heat. Round 2 (aka the semi-final) is 2 heats, with the top 3 of each heat going through to the final. The top 3 finishers in the final will win medals, just like in the Olympics.
Who finishes where, I'll decide by the roll of a dice, and I'll draw the result - what gets rolled on the dice will decide how well or how badly each boarder performs (e.g. Boarder 1 rolls a 6, it's a comfortable victory, but if they roll a 4 it's a more close-run win; Boarder 2 rolls a 1 they crash out of the race, and so on). If one or more boarder rolls the same score, then they will have a second roll to break the tie.

Last year's contest:
The tournament progress:
Snowboard Cross Contest 2015 by BluebottleFlyer

Round 1:
Snowboard Cross Contest 2015: Round 1 Heat 1 by BluebottleFlyerSnowboard Cross Contest 2015: Round 1 Heat 2 by BluebottleFlyerSnowboard Cross Contest 2015: Round 1 Heat 3 by BluebottleFlyerSnowboard Cross Contest 2015: Round 1 Heat 4 by BluebottleFlyer

Round 2:
Snowboard Cross Contest 2015: Round 2 Heat 1 by BluebottleFlyerSnowboard Cross Contest 2015: Round 2 Heat 2 by BluebottleFlyer

Snowboard Cross Contest 2015: Final by BluebottleFlyer

Medal Ceremony:
Snowboard Cross Contest 2015: Medal Ceremony by BluebottleFlyer

I'm looking for 22 deviants to enter one of their characters of choice into this contest (within reason of course), along with one of my own characters, and the winning character of last year's contest (last year's winner was EarthVStheDerek's Zoe Zamboni). So, if you're interested, please leave a comment. :thumbsup:

Now for the rules:
- Original characters only - no copyrighted/fan/recolour characters please.
- If you are just looking to use this contest to get free fanart of your character, I will not accept your entry. If you have already entered your character and I find out that this is the case, your character will be automatically disqualified.
- Be a good sport - don't flame or insult others if your character gets eliminated from the contest.

The slots usually get filled quickly, and it's first come first served, so please either comment on this journal or note me if you would like to take part - however you'll have to be really quick this time, because I have decided that this year, it's the last time - I am ending the Snowboard Cross Contest after 5 years. I still hope you can enjoy the action though. :thumbsup:

1 Zoe Zamboni - EarthVStheDerek (2015 Champion)
2 Buck Fuller - LaptopGeek
3 Carl - CowboyCrocket
4 Rosie - RockyToonz93
5 Boaz - DCLeadboot
6 Ptero - LeoAndBlacky
7 Krista - PierreAndAndre
8 Lily - youlittlemonkey
9 TD - AlexRaccoonGlider
10 Pluto - ElementalFurries
11 Snow Sam - BluebottleFlyer
12 Tony - Poundpuppiesrock1991
13 Beedle - Rhodeway
14 Izzy - MisterSebs
15 Captain Worbian - TopperHay
16 Terri - JWthaMajestic
17 Jevoa - DTKinetic
18 Yutu  - HeavensFrogman
19 Khall - SSBFreak
20 Kate Kangaroo - BruBadger
21 John Jenkins - IrishBecky
22 Daaws - anthromutants
23 Pete - JimmyCartoonist
24 Sheriff Hopper - Granitoons

The lineup is complete! I'll be drawing the contest pics very soon, so stay tuned. ;)

Trades? Commissions? Note me. :)

Art Status: Commissions Open by BluebottleFlyerArt Status: Trades Friends Only by BluebottleFlyerArt Status: Collabs by BluebottleFlyerArt Status: No Requests by BluebottleFlyerArt Status: Giftarts by BluebottleFlyerArt Status: No Kiribans by BluebottleFlyer

Pencil sketch - 3
Digitally inked lineart - 5
Full colour - 10
Full colour with background - 15
Additional characters - 1 per character

Pencil sketch 3-panel comic - 6
Full colour 3-panel comic - 20
Additonal panels - 2 per panel

* Payment must be received before I will start the commission.
* Please allow me at least a week to complete your commission - if you continually harrass me about the progress of your commission, I reserve the right to cancel it.
* Only one commission per deviant at a time.
* Original characters preferred - I will draw fanart, but not fan characters (e.g. recolours)
* I don't, and won't draw fetish art (e.g. sexual, inflation, vore, etc) so please don't ask me. (This applies to trades, requests and collabs too.)
* No DA points please, PayPal only.
* If you commission me to do a comic, short one-shot comics only - no long-term comic series.
* I do not accept refunds - all purchases are final.
* No time-wasters, please.

If you're interested, just send a note my way, and if you need any help with PayPal, let me know. :thumbsup:

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Bob & Flyer
Caterpillar Capture
Fall Out Bug
Along Came A Spider

A Monster Thing
Reject's Revenge
Chaos In The City
Bad Wolf Rising
Secrets of the Caves

The Surf Club
Rhonda's Big Date

For BluebottleFlyer. Coding and design by Dracorum-Order.
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Mark Appleyard
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Previously known as appleyard86 (31/03/2005 - 20/05/2012)

Nationality: British
Favourite genre of music: A bit of everything but I mostly like rock/metal
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: Windows Media Player, Winamp
Wallpaper of choice: A sunny beach
Favourite cartoon character: Too many to mention
Personal Quote: Such holidays in the sun don't come without sacrifices.


Realistic Whirligon by concordexlover

Wow, this is something special alright. :nod: You've definitely spent a lot of time on this, the fur effects here are amazing, almost lifel...

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Cassini90125 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Read (and replied to) your post on NF. My heartiest congrats to you. :D :thumbsup:
BluebottleFlyer Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man, I really appreciate it. :) Sorry I haven't had a conversation with you in the longest time, btw.
Cassini90125 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
No worries, I'm assuming you've been a little busy these past few months. :lol:
MisterSebs Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
BluebottleFlyer Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh heh, that's sweet, Seb - many thanks for this surprise, I appreciate it. :)
MisterSebs Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
No prob, Mark. :D I needed a little pick-me-up so I drew up both of our big huggable creatures. ^w^
I just got another idea for the Back to the 80's art jam and sketched up a rough copy really quickly.  What do you think?
BluebottleFlyer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I highly approve - go for it. :thumbsup:
boshthehedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Here is the deviation I'd like to submit to the Back to the 80's art jam:…
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