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Radiant vs. Dire Chili Cookoff: a creative contest, plus my new techies wallpaper
It occurred to me while I was making chili the other day, that I haven’t held an art contest in ages.  The Furtive Frostus last year turned out awesome, and now that TI4 is over, I’ve got a bit more free time to do fun stuff with the community.  So whether you’re an artist/writer or not, feel free to participate, since this is just about having some fun and providing the world with some much-needed chili-related Dota fanart.
 
Theme: Radiant vs. Dire Chili Cookoff
You can go any direction you want with this. Draw a picture, comic, write a fanfic, anything that involves Dota characters and a chili cookoff in some way.  I’m keeping it broad so you can do whatever you want!  
 
Entries: Any 2d/3d art is allowed, as well as fanfiction.  There will separate voting categories for visual and written entries.  
You can also submit chili recipes/photos of chili you made, as long as they’re Dota-related! c:
 Deadline: Monday, September 15th at 12:00 am. (Pacific Time Zone)
Submit your entries to chemicalsocket@gmail.com with the subject “Radiant vs. Dire Chili cookoff”.  Make sure you include the name you’d like your entry to be posted with.  Unlike the secret Santa, feel free to share your entries anywhere beforehand, no need to keep them secret.
 Judging: Community vote!  We will also make and eat the best looking/sounding chili recipe and take pictures of it.
 PRIZES: I’m hosting this contest along with my art buddy DrySocket who I work with.  Here’s what we’re giving away:
 
1st Place: 
-Genuine Timberthaw set for Timbersaw
-A drawing request for me or Dry or a signed high-quality print of our art from TI4 (8x5x14”/11x14”)
-A demihero figurine from the Valve Store (whenever they become available again).
 2nd Place:
-Genuine Timberthaw set 
-A drawing request for me or Dry
 3rd Place:
-Genuine Primeval Prophet set for Nature’s Prophet
- Art request or signed TI4 print
 Best chili:
- Genuine Timberthaw set
Here are some inspirational quotes to spice up your imagination.  I thought of all of these in the shower.
 Lina:  “This chili is literally on fire.  Send help.”
Tinker:  “OH DEAR, WHAT HAVE I UNLEASHED”
Kotl:  “Just a dash of this love potion ought to do the trick.”
Alchemist:  “Alchemy and chili husbandry are two sides of the same coin.”
Enchantress:  “With this gluten-free, vegan recipe, I’ll surely wow the judges.”
Timbersaw:  “Overcompensation?   I’LL SHOW THEM ALL.”
Warlock:  “Little did they know, ‘Dark Grimoire’ is the name of my secret family cookbook.”
Spleen:  “It’s a different kind of explosion.  Just as devastating, but happens a few hours later.”
Axe:  “Axe no use beans this time!”
Lich: “Put on a jacket because it’s getting chili in here.”
 
ALSO I think I am going to turn my wallpapers into a series!  I was really blown away by the response to my Tinker one, and they’re really fun for me to make so I will keep doing them.  Hope you like it! This one actually took me three nights of insomnia.


Good luck and have fun!

Radiant vs. Dire Chili Cookoff: a creative contest, plus my new techies wallpaper

It occurred to me while I was making chili the other day, that I haven’t held an art contest in ages.  The Furtive Frostus last year turned out awesome, and now that TI4 is over, I’ve got a bit more free time to do fun stuff with the community.  So whether you’re an artist/writer or not, feel free to participate, since this is just about having some fun and providing the world with some much-needed chili-related Dota fanart.

 

Theme: Radiant vs. Dire Chili Cookoff

You can go any direction you want with this. Draw a picture, comic, write a fanfic, anything that involves Dota characters and a chili cookoff in some way.  I’m keeping it broad so you can do whatever you want! 

 

Entries: Any 2d/3d art is allowed, as well as fanfiction.  There will separate voting categories for visual and written entries. 

You can also submit chili recipes/photos of chili you made, as long as they’re Dota-related! c:

 Deadline: Monday, September 15th at 12:00 am. (Pacific Time Zone)

Submit your entries to chemicalsocket@gmail.com with the subject “Radiant vs. Dire Chili cookoff”.  Make sure you include the name you’d like your entry to be posted with.  Unlike the secret Santa, feel free to share your entries anywhere beforehand, no need to keep them secret.

 Judging: Community vote!  We will also make and eat the best looking/sounding chili recipe and take pictures of it.

 PRIZES: I’m hosting this contest along with my art buddy DrySocket who I work with.  Here’s what we’re giving away:

 

1st Place:

-Genuine Timberthaw set for Timbersaw

-A drawing request for me or Dry or a signed high-quality print of our art from TI4 (8x5x14”/11x14”)

-A demihero figurine from the Valve Store (whenever they become available again).

 2nd Place:

-Genuine Timberthaw set

-A drawing request for me or Dry

 3rd Place:

-Genuine Primeval Prophet set for Nature’s Prophet

- Art request or signed TI4 print

 Best chili:

- Genuine Timberthaw set


Here are some inspirational quotes to spice up your imagination.  I thought of all of these in the shower.

 Lina:  “This chili is literally on fire.  Send help.”

Tinker:  “OH DEAR, WHAT HAVE I UNLEASHED”

Kotl:  “Just a dash of this love potion ought to do the trick.”

Alchemist:  “Alchemy and chili husbandry are two sides of the same coin.”

Enchantress:  “With this gluten-free, vegan recipe, I’ll surely wow the judges.”

Timbersaw:  “Overcompensation?   I’LL SHOW THEM ALL.”

Warlock:  “Little did they know, ‘Dark Grimoire’ is the name of my secret family cookbook.”

Spleen:  “It’s a different kind of explosion.  Just as devastating, but happens a few hours later.”

Axe:  “Axe no use beans this time!”

Lich: “Put on a jacket because it’s getting chili in here.”

 

ALSO I think I am going to turn my wallpapers into a series!  I was really blown away by the response to my Tinker one, and they’re really fun for me to make so I will keep doing them.  Hope you like it! This one actually took me three nights of insomnia.

Good luck and have fun!

New Crystal Maiden set by me and Drysocket is complete!  Created for Gamersbook, certain aspects of the design (and the hero) were selected from several concepts by the community. 

Check out the collection on the Workshop, and shoot us a vote if you like it!

Sleeves!

spacepiratekatamaran:

"5 animated emoticons for you to tell your enemy how much you care. :kiss: :feed: :lolol: :morph: :deny:"
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=295694665
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Finally submitted this! First ever to the workshop :D

These emoticons changed me as a person.

spacepiratekatamaran:

"5 animated emoticons for you to tell your enemy how much you care. :kiss: :feed: :lolol: :morph: :deny:"

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=295694665

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Finally submitted this! First ever to the workshop :D

These emoticons changed me as a person.

Every once in a while, Dry and I do something that’s NOT DOTA!  In this case, here’s some custom painted weapon finishes and a custom knife we created for a CS:GO tournament for GFinity.

It’s sort of a western/80’s retro combination that occurred to me in the shower one day.  If you like it, we’d appreciate your votes on the workshop!

Cattivo

A Gyrocopter owl courier Dry and I came up with for our TI4 Workshop presentation.  Pardon the sloppiness in parts, we had to concept and sculpt him in less than 24 hours (the worst 24 hours I have in recent memory, lol).  But we’ll clean him up and get him done after we finish a few other things.
Hope you like him!

A Gyrocopter owl courier Dry and I came up with for our TI4 Workshop presentation.  Pardon the sloppiness in parts, we had to concept and sculpt him in less than 24 hours (the worst 24 hours I have in recent memory, lol).  But we’ll clean him up and get him done after we finish a few other things.

Hope you like him!

The high poly model for a new Crystal Maiden set Dry and I are working on!  We know she’s got a fair amount of cosmetics, so we are wanting to go in more of a “lives up in the cold mountains” direction to distinguish from a lot of her more girly, formal-ish existing stuff. 
Everything un-colored (or blue crystal) is new stuff by us, and the colored parts are her base model.

The high poly model for a new Crystal Maiden set Dry and I are working on!  We know she’s got a fair amount of cosmetics, so we are wanting to go in more of a “lives up in the cold mountains” direction to distinguish from a lot of her more girly, formal-ish existing stuff. 

Everything un-colored (or blue crystal) is new stuff by us, and the colored parts are her base model.

welovefineshirts:

Chemical Alia's Crystal Maiden/Lina print is a retro masterpiece; rate up more of her designs in the Steam Workshop! #Dota2Daily

Aw golly, thank you!

welovefineshirts:

Chemical Alia's Crystal Maiden/Lina print is a retro masterpiece; rate up more of her designs in the Steam Workshop! #Dota2Daily

Aw golly, thank you!

When I can’t sleep at night, this kind of stuff happens.

I made a version with his helmet off too because OH MY GOD HIS FACE I can’t get over it.

All of his diplomas are on the other side of the wall, in case you’re wondering.

Here’s Warmachine, a Clockwerk set by me and Drysocket for DotaCinema.  He comes with cool cigar style (our favorite) and serious business gasmask!

We were aiming for a slight World War I-inspired look combined with “built this in the scary room in my basement”

Steam Workshop collection, hope you like him!

dustyoldroses:

princessbloodymary:

Femgie the Riveter

I was going to do a remake of my previous Femgie the Riveter poster then I got lazy and made a new one, the second picture is the original.

Rate here  ~  on deviantART

HELLO GORGEOUS :O

HOLY CRAP I AM AMAZED.