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October 7, 2009
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Murray and Murray - 1st Place by MacDoninri Murray and Murray - 1st Place by MacDoninri
ill just have to keep drawing, and get more money, and eventually ill be able to go home. yep. thats the plan.

win contest. pay tuition. win contest pay tuition. graduate

Thousand Dollar Drawing

The Murray & Murray Contest: The Director's Project
this is my entry for the annual contest in my university.
im in first year - Architecture.
i won the contest :) yay
"if i dont win this, i wont have enough to pay for next term. gaahh. gotta draw"

Background story:
this annual contest has been running for 40 years.
and no first year student has won it. ever. until THIS year. :)
and i am darn proud of myself. (hey, its not bad to be proud of yourself, right? :)

it's mandatory. so everyone joins.
100+ first years
maybe 80 second years
maybe 60 third years
maybe 50 fourth years
and maybe 30 more people doing their master's degree

im so scared of not winning cause my rendering was crap compared to the top picks.
but im only confident about my content. :)

i had 4 days to do this,
and 3 of those 4 days, i had to go to Work (grocery part timer) then draw at night

i won, and i got a thousand dollars.
all went to my tuition fund. haha.
best thing is, people know me now. at least.
felt surreal when im holding the prize envelope.
never had that much in my hand ever. its a crazy amount. and even crazier if i spend it back in the philippines. but no. i have to spend it wisely :)
bad thing is, glory stops there
all my drawings assignments got zeros.
(gah. i hate pencil. i wanna do ink)

"yay! 2 day popularity!"

This year's rules -
Design a Dream-Space within the Campus
Draw on a 2x3 feet paper.
Use Only Pencil

My Design:
The Carleton Beacon
an unfinished, building-gate-bridge to be put on the riverside on campus.
it's high. has a flame. and darn detailed

its basically my Gothic-Industrial [link] drawing morphed into a structure. instead of a landscape

hmm. 5 more contests and i can buy a gibson les paul.
:) i wish i win next year again.

"whew. :) i love how this year started"
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PUPUKURON Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Ang galing! A senior BS ARCH inspired me :D
Eye-Of-The-Rooster Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow so very awesome.. i would love to get to be friends with you i just found your art today and it is inspiring me.. i too Hva e 1000$ story i m struggling to get a home based business going after being sick and losing two jobs I had and my car.. details don't matter but.. i got a check for 1000$ from a investor that believes in me two days ago.. He changed my life I got equipemnt ans such I need and various things a totally broke person would need to exist while working on first early orders.. lol Anyway You are a incredible artist.. thank you for the very detailed and link heavy submissions that allow a deeper view of your creative proccess..
MacDoninri Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
DS972 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Great Stuff! your ability to merge architecture with art/comic style is amazing.
MacDoninri Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks Paul :)
PGC Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
kanlashkan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Ok... I get most of it. Or I can read most of it I should say lol. I have only one question on it. What's up with the bottom right hand banana? Of course that would be the first thing I noticed in all of this ^.^
MacDoninri Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the banana is like the concept. the "OLD" is the skin/peel, and out sprouts the "NEW" - the banana edible part.
evolving / aging architecture concept thingy. :D
kanlashkan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Ah now it makes sense.
wildskullmotion Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
astig! congrats! :) :w00t:
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