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Former Boardtrack Racer by gem2niki Former Boardtrack Racer by gem2niki
Copy pasting from my (oudated) blogspot [link]

This was our first BFA project in Fall 2010. Our assignment was given by alumni working at ILM. Boardtrack racing was an old sport that was eventually banned in the 1930s. Our assignment was to design 3 characters, story moments, and a prop. My main character is a former racer turned mechanic with a wooden leg. He has become bitter from being unable to race anymore and slowly distanced himself away from his friends and girlfriend.

I revised it so many times for my portfolio/BFA gallery and then made prints to sell at Otakon. Even tho I made super limited prints, it sold out :D Yay!

I'll probably upload stuff from my bfa portfolio...

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Former Boardtrack Racer by *gem2niki ( Suggested by kurosawaminn and Featured by Thiefoworld )
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Shinseinasenshi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work. Love the light in this piece. :)
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Bilou020285 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful lighting ! Very nice composition ! Well done !
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hayati83 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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dedoters Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013   General Artist
great work, i love the scene...
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ENT2PRI9SE Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The woman in the yellow dress looks like Jane from Disney's 1999 film Tarzan.
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Jopeja Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to see a movie based off of this!
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You wonderful art work has been featured in my March 2013 [link] journal.
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Hi! Your work has been featured here [link] :heart: :hug:
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Hi! Your work has been featured here [link] :heart: :hug:
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fetchingfeast Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Hello there! This picture is featured on my April's list.
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Thank you for your wonderful art!
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absentii Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
ooooh!
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Kloudhandz Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very nice painting!!
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still-love-my-ex Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful
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Tuckerscreator Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
In a time when people had nicer hats.
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GMG5000 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
AWESOME!!! =D
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mohacsy-dot-com Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
beautiful
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Ningeko16 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is awesome! i really love the colours and those awesome cars!:iconluvluvplz:
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AnnaBondareva Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013   General Artist
So beautiful and positive)
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talkingtina7 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Pretty artwork! I love the composition and detail. I can see this being in a museum. I hope you will have more like this to see where the story will lead. Great job.
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
so nice
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AletheiaLi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
adorable :)
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Ophryomegas Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Thiq is a beautiful illustration. The sky is just awesome
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Piwi83 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful!
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tntiseverywere Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful !
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tZuB Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the impact of the illustration! Colors are great, there's a bit of a "Disney feeling" on it, but it's very still very personal and unique. And reading your comment I see there is a good background to this picture. WOW!
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Linheha Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome ! the light is perfect ! It reminds me Walt Disney pictures :)
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KristoffersonBrice Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely !
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AnnaLWagner Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is pretty awesome! I love it!
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nomad666 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Great work, I really like the light and coloring. And long shadows, they add to the melancholic feel
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xflameheart Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I sense love will come .. XD so romantic .. man ..
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Trylledrik Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, beautiful light and color.
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BenjaminHopkins Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The sport was only banned because it cost a lot to maintain the racetracks. Wood and weather never go well together, and the Depression didn't help, either...
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acg3fly Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Veri nice
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BO0Radley Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
This picture is just fantastic! I love how much emotion you evoke with one picture. And the lighting and everything is just fantastic, as well. Love it!
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dragonsong17 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! I love the lighting!
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Clashe Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Even though the backstory is sort of bitter, I find this artwork hopeful and inspirational...wonderful
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oogie101 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
:+favlove:
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camibee Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This has such a lovely and expressive atmosphere and color scheme. This is very beautiful, congratulations on the DD :thumbsup: :clap:
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BlackKnightGargie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda reminds me a little of Paperman
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Neye Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa great colours :heart:
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JoePingleton Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   Filmographer
Amazingly beautiful
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Something-design Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
love this one
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
such good and expressive work, beautiful light and colours.
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CraftyPixel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
- Amazing Job! <3 -
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Yentl-Star Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love your style, its really warm and beautiful! :love:
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khumbirafoxhound Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Amazing work friend!!
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unami4444 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Hi,

Love that one - it's got that modern retro-look. What really sells it for me are the shadows though.
Clouds are exquisite and the brownish bases really sells the vintage look!
FANTASTIC!

P!erre!
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Darjavine Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so gorgeous!!!
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ChocoCherry31 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute ^w^ <3<3
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atram95 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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