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Funny Monte by flying-polock Funny Monte by flying-polock
I just wanted to share a piece I knocked off recently as sort of a self-promotional work. It started as a passing thought some years back, pondering "what if there was a second-generation Monte Carlo funny car?" Granted, the great Mickey Thompson had a Grand Am back in the early '70's, and it was a mean piece... with a VERY warped and contorted body. My idea was to keep the general shape intact, aside from the requisite narrowing, and stretching (OK, and a raise on the decklid, etc etc...).

It's pure '70's, but a "refined" take on the look... almost "show-car-ish". The body lends itself naturally to the treatment, and was just one of those fun "warm-up" exercises when switching gears from writing code for a website to hammering out a rendering. Would I expect anyone to build it? Not especially... but with an interior, some doors, functional lights... ahh, screw doors.

Keep a flopper body on it, and impresss the soccer moms at the grocery store as you suavely slide your polyester-panted posterior into the cockpit while Supertramp cranks through the Sparkomatics. Thus ends our alliteration lesson for today...

Yeah, it's ANOTHER green car... must be in my green period. ("green period".... sounds like something that might happen to Frankenstein's wife... hmm.)
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draboonah Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
what a beauty. the almost hidden colors on the side make it so pretty!
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Stihlms180 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Nice.
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ragingspacebull Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Totally unique and awesome.
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kayechup Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ima call it slopsided.
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:iconshsn:
shsn Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
very nice
I like it
^_^
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:iconjernclaus:
jernclaus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Student Interface Designer
:+fav: Exceptional work, very realistic, very nicely tuned:D I'm lovin' it!
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iyodesign Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
So cool!!! :)
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:iconflying-polock:
flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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captainbenjamin12 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007   Photographer
Okay.,..I'm lovin the angle on this thing
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:iconflying-polock:
flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I tried to capture the sheer length this monster would possess...
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PORSCHER Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I know it's none of my business and please don't get me wrong but why don't you communicate with the people who appreciate your art? I mean, your vectors are amazing and you get lots and lots of comments but you never reply to them.

I really hate to sound judgmental but I'm curious to know why you never reply that's all.

Keep up the great work.
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flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
I reply as often as possible... and I apologize if I seem distant at times. I sincerely appreciate each and every comment I receive... Lately, between working, travelling for work, and health issues, it's been harder and harder.
I receive a number of notes and emails, to which I try to stay current on (and I've been better lately -- note my replies are well up!), but sometimes, there just aren't enough hours in a day.
I create this art to place food on the table, and a roof over my family's head, and, unfortunately, that demands the bulk of my time.

Thanks for your time, and I hope that all came across right. By all means, please keep in touch! Thanks so much for looking at and enjoying my work... and especially your kind words on it.

Brian
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PORSCHER Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for taking the time to respond. I really admire people like you, working hard for a living.

Wishing you all the best with everything and keep up the great work.
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flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
No sweat... just don't want anyone to feel as though I'm too busy or just don't care... I try to make time, and get back to everyone.
Thanks again!
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adam4186 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
so cool, love it.....
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:iconflying-polock:
flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It's a bit odd....
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stealthgraphics Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
i really like your style, and the way you do your cars this one is awesome great idea.
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:iconflying-polock:
flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for that! I was worried that this one was too far over on the "freak factor" scale.... thanks for diggin' it!
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stealthgraphics Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
hell nah, you can never go too far over in my opinion the more crazier the better ha ha

welcome :)
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flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks again!
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cheduardo2k Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional Artist
that's sick! :wow:
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flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it!
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Truly Dynamic! Tis really gorgeous and I love the colours you used! :D
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flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
"Dynamic"! I love that!
Thanks, as always!
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
You Bet! :hug: :D
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smev Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
i was jus bout to say, looks very 70s! before reading lol =P great one!
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:iconflying-polock:
flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
...you can almost hear Styx in the background.... wait, that IS Styx in the background.
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smvuy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
I want to drive that badass car!
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:iconflying-polock:
flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Me too!
Build it, and we'll scare kids with it.
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smvuy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
i cant even buy a junker -_-
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SplitSecondStudio Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
you are one sick bastard...but sick in a good way.



you know, you ought to design your own line of matchbox cars...all in your style, that would make one KICK ASS collection.
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:iconflying-polock:
flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Man, you made my week.... I'd LOVE to have my own line.... now to figure HOW.....
Thanks for the support man!
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SplitSecondStudio Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
i dont know that part....but in all honesty, i would buy it in a fuckin "new yawk" minute.

my son is 6 1/2, he loves cars, we have a lot of them, some are collection types...he would be blown out if we had what you could design.

ya might wanna call hot wheels or matchbox....give em the ole whutup bitches!
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sc4designs Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
very nice man! good job :+fav:
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flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Most appreciated!
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SGXdesignz Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
very nice!! nice colors
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:iconflying-polock:
flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I think we had a fridge that shade of green when I was a kid....
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SGXdesignz Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
hi
can i make a wallpaper with one of your cars?

like the wallpaper in my Gallery??
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flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
Shoot me a note... many of these are "rights reserved", and thus are protected... let me know which ones, and we'll see what we can arrange! Thanks for the interest.
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rioross Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
that is bad-ass.
the long nose, raised bodywork tail, spoimer. and the engine placed far back, it's all good1
one moreto add to my favs! good job, man!
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flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks for that!
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rioross Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem! you come out with awsone stuff, you really do! :D
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dr-conz Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
sssssiiiiiicccckkkk.
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flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Glad you dug my craziness....
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flatfourdesign Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet. Got to be your best!
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:iconflying-polock:
flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks, man! Coming from you, it means a lot! Made my day!
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scottie32 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
This is just bitchin'...what a great concept and an even COOLER IMAGE!!
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:iconflying-polock:
flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Damn, man.... thanks!
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FLuiddsn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
very cool indeed. Love the incorporation of the grunge. Fits nicely
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flying-polock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I almost went with a '70's theme... but thought it best to contrast it.
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