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Chess Set  ver.2 by kidkidkidkid Chess Set  ver.2 by kidkidkidkid
I was playing around with shapes and lines. At first there were only Queen and Knight and I thought it would be interesting to draw some more to make them into a Chess set. I actually only know the basic of Chess so most of the ideas came from their names literally.

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I made some changes after looking through your comments, which are very useful and inspiring. The biggest problem is their silhouettes are very similar and hard to recognize. I hope the changes are better, but may still not enough.
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Dare-Devil-UAE Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
WOW! you should really find someone who can sculpt these pieces, I WOULD BUY A SET FO SURE! (i dont even know how to play chess)
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xtinyheartx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think for making a chess set there should be more of a difference in size and shape.
I read the description but I wanna say how I think a difference between the pieces can be made.

Like fore the pawn...you could have the pawn be a little smaller and simpler-maybe less intricate detail.
Also have each side be their own color ^_^
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Q-x Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Very cooo!
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:iconbrutaka001:
brutaka001 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
You should make a virtual chess game with theses models!
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darandle Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I really want to see 3d Renderings of these, I would totally buy a chess set with these pieces
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BottledRainbowz Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!! the second version is idd a lot clearer than the first ^^ good job on that!!
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Sasha1378 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Very nice work O: It reminds me of Final Fantasy games' artworks for the cover just around the game name :D
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OverLordNim Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
i like it :O their very pretty i have to say i like the second ones down on the bottum best though :3
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Chofy87 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it
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SolusUmbra Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   Digital Artist
I will agree with you and dale here that the changes are not enough. I mean, you really barely changed them at all. And I get it. youre married to the designs. It happens to all of us. But the characters are still not very distinguishable. I think what hurts you most is that they are all of the same general height and width. Look at actual chess pieces and imagine how those shapes might influence your designs. The rook is short and squat, the bishop tall and spindly. Maybe the knight is bent over because he carries an exaggerated weapon. And the pawn? midget. Think about that kinda thing. It will really help your designs.
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Dale-Walters Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i would have to say the changes are just to subtle tbh. i actually love your silhouettes, they look so awesome and i wish i could see a fully rendered version of every one but they all look like women and all have to similar legs. do keep trying though because they are awesome as hell
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Drimyzth Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Beautifull but it would be impossible to play with
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:iconebonrouge:
ebonrouge Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Honestly, I can barely tell them apart.
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Eeldaeth Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very true. very lookalike.
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ebonrouge Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I mean don't get me wrong they are pretty and carry a theme, however realistically it would be quite confusing to play the game with those pieces.

=P
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SolusUmbra Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012   Digital Artist
I love the way you did these. The kinds of designs I can infer from such minimal information is great, and I like this kind of work. But from a distance it becomes difficult to distinguish them from each other. I would work on making the silhouettes much more distinct since this will help really establish the identities of each piece.
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LightChild Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool.
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:iconiamtheino:
IamtheIno Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are wonderful! I wish I could have chess pieces made to look like these.
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:iconfreeasacloud:
Freeasacloud Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :la: Need the jumper... erh... horse thingy dude xD
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t-corner Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Rook could be holding a kind of mace, i think it'd be more... his way (?)
Just a opinion.

But they are amazing! Awesome work :)
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Ravaana Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
These are pretty nice. If you find a place that will make them into figures for you, let me know. I'd like a set.
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WoundParra Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The knight and bishop looks pretty awesome C:
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:iconlucki-mari:
Lucki-Mari Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O
Touche....
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RaisloverSakura Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting designs! I like them a lot! :heart:
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Nathalorial Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, nice O_o
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FaithfulSecret Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist
I want to play chess with these, their so cool! Your awesome!!!
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:iconnecrotechno:
NecroTechno Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Simple, yet intriguing.
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:iconzengetzu:
Zengetzu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
MAKE THESE REALLL!!!!!! >w<
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Demicross Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks awesome! Though the only thing I might mention is that if these were made into actual chess pieces (wich they probably aren't intended for anyways.. :)), their silhouettes would have to be very distinct each, for now they look too much the same, and it'd be hard to recognize wich one is wich without the text. Either way, the style is excellent, and the designs are awesome nontheless. ^^
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dot-sye Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these look absolutely stunning, however, keeping with actual chess pieces, if they were to be made their similarities would make it confusing to play. I love the bottom of the knight, but was kind of disappointed to see it was the same as that of the pawn. It is interesting to see knights not portrayed as horses/horse riders.

p.s. first time I saw the rook, I thought it was a knight. From a design perspective, Rook is usually represented as large, flat, with sharp edges (traditionally a tower, like from a castle).
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purplend Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student General Artist
love the knight
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QTcomics Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
cool
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:icontsukiiyo:
Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice kob ;)
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forgotten-wings Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
these would look cool if they were made into actual chess pieces.. though keeping the style would be hard but not impossible.
Even so these are cool =D
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:iconrrhardgay:
RRHardGay Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
The Queen's hair is awesome.
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PyrZern Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, this is so awesome. Big FAV.
Please do more !
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iialau Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student
I swear this could pass for the cover art of FF tactics.
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Wen-M Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
xiong-di hao jiu bu jian =D

i think these needs to have bigger diference between each other, from one look, they look the same. you can try to explore into using different monsters instead of just human, might lead to even more interesting ideas =D
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RenDragonClaw Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My only suggestion would be to give the Queen somekind of weapon, perhaps a large claw or axe to symbolize the power she has on the board. Other then that this is a great display of unity and stylistic theme. I actually like how they are all the same size, representing how any piece can take out another given the right position.
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EclipseMeteor Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are amazing! The only thing is the pieces should be different sized to make their roles easier to see not just by words and shapes.
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Daevaluque Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
DO MORE :iconwooowplz: ITS SOOOOOO PRETTEH. i love de queen, rook, bishop, knight.. but there's not much diff.. mayb u could do something about de differences more obvious ?
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