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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
-A demihero figurine from the Valve Store (whenever they become available again).
-Genuine Timberthaw set
-A drawing request for me or Dry
-Genuine Primeval Prophet set for Nature’s Prophet
- Art request or signed TI4 print
- 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!
As judge and Chili Champion, I fully endorse this product.