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Thread: A Knights Dream

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    A Knights Dream

    Nothing puts me in my place like being whupped at a good game of Chess. My 6 y/o son check mated me in 6 moves the other night, I didn't know whether to be proud or humiliated!

    This started out completely from my mind but I ended up using a few photo references of chess pieces. It probably needs a bit more smoothing and a few highlights here and there, but I will have to come back to it.

    Kids are back in school, hopefully I can get some free time to start painting and hanging out again.

    Thanks for checking it out!
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    Sketch I like this, I think you did a great job, not easy to do, good for your son also

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    Oh my, I love this! The colors and the reflections on the chess board are just perfect! Now I want to play chess!

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    Thank you;

    Pat
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    Scribbledsoul (I like your name!)

    I messed around with some filters on this - just having some fun but I thought this gave it an interesting effect.
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    LOL on the chess game, isn't your son clever

    Great to see you back and painting again Sketch. This is beautiful, love the harmonious colour and the reflections are brilliant.
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    good job on this. i like the mood it carries...
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    waheednasir.
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    I love the way the horizon is curved. It gives it a spherical world look. Also, I like the darker mood of the original more than the one with the filter change.

    One comment I would like to make is that the king and queen appear to be shorter than it could be. Most chess pieces I've seen are taller than what you have painted for the king and queen.

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    I can understand the confused feelings, should one feel proud hmmmm or darn it he beat me lol but whatever they are, the painting is great. I have a strong pull to this one as I was always going to paint my dancers on such a board so you beat this one so to speak. Love the painting Sketch
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