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October 17, 2008
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I Am the Great Horse by 1pen I Am the Great Horse by 1pen
My first "text" art ever, I guess. It took ages. :faint: Seriously. 20+ hours in photoshop cs2.

Here are all of the names of the Kentucky Derby Winners with the symbols: ( ) &^%$#@&* and the numbers 6890 used, to create the image of the finish line at Churchill Downs.

I didn't quite know where to put this guy in the gallery. If I'm wrong, let me know and I'll move it.
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This has got to be one of the most unique and original pieces I've seen around. I love how you've managed to fit all the horses' names onto the piece and at the same time make them a meaningful part of the picture.
There are almost no flaws - the only two that I can spot is that the first jockey seems to be missing a bit of his face; I'm not an expert on text art, but perhaps this could've been bettered by a back slash (\) ? And also (but since I haven't seen how the Kentucky Derby ended, so maybe you're depicting how it actually finished) I think the mood of the piece might've been made more exciting if you positioned the other horses closer behind the one who's coming first.
Overall this is quite fantastic, and what I especially like about it is how it differs from the traditional text art - you've shifted and rotated the symbols around, added a simple gradient to the background - all these come together to make this piece something out of the ordinary. Awesome work!
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UnionRags123 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
What year does this go up to?
UnionRags123 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love this!

I want to go to the Kentucky Derby...
ISolitude Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
This is really cool. Just amazing
1pen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much! :D
lucium55 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Wicked job, girl!!!
1pen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)
roundtower Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).

* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).

1pen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
:heart: Thank you so much for the feature! :heart:
roundtower Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconbubbleblushplz: A real pleasure!
bulloney Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I don't know what to say except "freakin cool". :clap:
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