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Epic Chess Game by bezzalair Epic Chess Game by bezzalair
A commission for :iconarofexdracona:, wanting her two kings, Daikon and Zeminare have an epic chess battle. Daikon likes chess so he has a giant chess set in his back yard (he's the one standing on the rook in the distance having one of his servants push his chess piece. Zemi was pushing his own chess pieces so he got a bit tired and decided to sit down).

I wanted to try doing that thing again where I only ink closer objects and not further away objects. Kind of like when I did this image here: [link] I think it makes things easier to see when I do it that way... Though I might need more practice...

Chess piece references from: [link]
Again, I like the results of this better in real life. My scannings never make me happy. :(

Daikon and Zeminare belong to =Arofexdracona, please do not steal.
Artwork made by me, Caylee.
(ball point pen, pencil, watercolors, watercolor pencil, white gel pen)
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Crazy-Ink Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your style so much! XD
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Nightmare-Jackal Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with :iconluketheripper:, ho could it not be epic?
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehm, when drawn by you, how could it not be epic? :3
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hyamei Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Those are some super eyecatching details in the chess pieces!inking the closer objects does add a sense of depth to it.
this may be a bit minor but I really do like the subtle reflection of the chesspieces in the board! <3
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BandanaBlue Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is just pretty darn cool Caylee. You did a good job with handling each characters personalities and the colors themselves beautifully transition from one part of the piece to the next. The details on the actual chess pieces are my favorite thing. They look so ornate and fancy!
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GothicCheshire Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
That epically pointing king there is beyond hilarious. I love all the buckles on...Zemi there. Buckles are always nice :D But I really like the details on all the chess-pieces. That knight in particular is awesome.
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RmacDhai Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I like the effect you got here with inking the nearer items and the sexy-looking fellow. It worked for creating the illusion of depth and distance. Beautiful detailing on the black knight chesspiece. And I like Zeminare's armour, though all those buckles must be a pain to remove.
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kyara17 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Looks amazing. I love how you did the perspective thing, with the lines and the missing lines XD
Poor servant xD the image is a bit funny though xD good work!
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SteewpidZombie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW...just...WOW.

So how long did this take you? From like basic idea/concepts to when you finished?
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bezzalair Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
I cannot say how long it has taken me because I was working on this on and off between other projects.
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O A O thats just wicked awesome right there!
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Val4s-san Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy fffffffffff!!! This is amazing! Epic! *jawdrop*
As always, the details are breathtaking!
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writermartin42 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Writer
Yeah, Diakon WOULD be the type to have a giant chess set.

I love his pose there on the Rook.
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Split-Heart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is brilliant darling! :D I instantly noticed the different atmosphere of the picture and I have to say that it really suits the contrast between the light and dark chess pieces!:la: Now I wonder what they are going to do when they have to take a figure out of the game!! xDD (it can only be a matter of hours!)
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bezzalair Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Haha, yeah, this chess game would be a pain in the butt to play. xD
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Arofexdracona Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah and Zemmy's cape. I need one now plz.
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
GJ on the colors and details. Keep up the talented work.
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The-Torn-One Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You have such a great talent with art. Very amazing piece and now I feel like playing a game of chess.
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GallantArt Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Wow! I've seen a backyard giant chess set before, but I've never seen any as large as those. Based on your commission alone, we know why. But, I guess that could be good exercise if you were dedicated enough.

Your inking technique/decision is very peculiar. It gives off some illusion of imaginary, spatial depth, but I also think it could even do well without the inking based on your art composition alone. So, that's really more of middle ground for me, but I do like the idea a lot, regardless. I might consider that in the future.

By the way, what kind of scanner are you using? Is it one of those printer/scanner hybrids or purely a dedicated scanner? The printer/scanner hybrids definitely don't do the same justice that a dedicated scanner does in my experience. However, I do acknowledge that those kinds of scanners can be costly though.

Honestly, the wide array of colors look very beautiful scanned, so I can just imagine how nice it must be if I could actually see it as is. Continue to produce great work as always, Bezzalair!
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bezzalair Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Yeah, I need to practice a bit more with this new way of water-coloring. It looks too plain for me. I'm not used to it.

I do use one of those printer/scanners. I've never bought myself one before. The one I use is a hand-me-down from my parents. Would you know where I can find one of these "dedicated scanners"?
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TwistedDisaster Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Words can not explain how much I love this! I know anna will to It's so funny xD I love Daikon! Q-Q I wish I had the spending money to get one of your amazing water colors again because HNNNG I have so many things I want you to do! also the details in the Chess Pieces are just breath taking you always stump me in how much detail you can put in a picture!
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bezzalair Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
I'm happy you like it Michie~ :hug:
Even though it looks detailed, it doesn't feel detailed to me. ono I need more practice coloring the image this way.
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TwistedDisaster Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? Well hey xD some day - hopefully semi soon- you'll get one from me!

And hey if you need practice then why not when you do your next commandment peace you try it in this style?
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spartan-3x13 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
<83 jeez caylee. this is really well done.
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Arofexdracona Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconamgplz: Oh my gawd. Just ho mah ger. I REALLY love how you did the distant objects like that *sobs* :iconlazycryplz: It really makes them pop out so much !

>u> I am so fan girling over Zemmy's hair. I want to brush is so much. With a big comb. I love this so much ! Diakon's pose is so awesome XD I'm sure he's gonna let that servant have the rest of the off after this game....
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bezzalair Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Yay! I'm happy to hear you like it, Anna~ ^__^ Sorry that it took so long! ;n; I think the scan took out some of the color, but I suppose you'll see that when you get the original.

Long hair needs a brushing when being down for so long. :iconmhmmplz:
Haha, yeah, that poor servant. xD
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Arofexdracona Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
X3 its okay. I know all your work is so worth waiting for !
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X-LeChatNoir-X Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Epic indeed! I want it!
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