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Behind Enemy Lines by TRiGGER80 Behind Enemy Lines by TRiGGER80
My other contest entrys:


MiND MATTERS: [link]

PWND: [link]

Welcome to the show: [link]

Wild Wild Chess: [link]




PHEW!

Pretty much a "last minute" contest entry, that doesnt quite look i would have wanted it to, haha!

Well, it was a rather early, quick idea i had... again, based on the idea of "chess=black vs white = good vs evil".

Only that this time, its much more about perspective, i guess (aint good and evil, too...? ) :

Someone (or someTHING) ´from the "black" side of the game has managed to hide, right there, between all the glass (=white) figures, sneaking up behind enemy lines... =)

Actually, i didnt want to even finish this, as i have already a few other entries, but then i thought: "ah, why not..."

Aside from that, there is another reason for why i load this up:

I would like to dedicate this quick, little render to my dear friend :iconpartner-in-crime:, as a little "thank you" for her TREMENDOUS help and support, especially with these contest-entries of mine, for which she provided good feedback and... well... motivated me to keep going! Without her, i wouldnt have had as many entries and deviations, and some of em just wouldnt look as good *cough*knight*cough*. So, dear P-I-C, this one is for you! :hug:

So... i guess, thats pretty much ALL i have to say about this one... except:

For the Techies:

Maya, Mental Ray and a little postwork in photoshop (Assembled my renderpasses, had to replace the background, added a vignette and some DoF )

Hope y´all like it!
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:iconrandomwhisper:
randomwhisper Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
As a chess player, I absolutely love this!
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huskyhusky2 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing! I love how it looks, even if it was rushed. :3 I love chess and I play all the time.
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello!

Thank you for the kind comment =D

Yeah, it was a bit rushed... last minute!
Basically, the issue that occured was, that the background didnt quite render the way it should have. Since i didnt have time to fix that "properly", the quick solution was to pull in a new background via Photoshop. I had doubts, that this would look nice, but in the end, i was surprised, that it did work out quite well. But i am sure, if you look closely at the reflections, you might see some "discrepancies" xD

And well.. .here i tried to go for a wide-angle look and a low POV to sell some drama and the "spy behind the lines"-ish look.

Also, i love chess, too.
I mean, i SUCK at it, because i only know the rules, and not how to "play properly", but i think, its one of the greatest games ever!
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huskyhusky2 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Hi. :3
And you're welcome.

I could barely tell that it was last minute, though. :meow: If it hadn't said so in the description I wouldn't have known.

I love chess, it's practically my life. :la: I won a chess tournament not that long ago and came 36th in my state. It is the greatest game ever :dummy:
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it definitely is probably one of the most awesome and amazing games ever.
I mean... the rules are comparatively simple, but the COMPLEXITY of it is impressive!

And this sounds, like you are a very, VERY good player O_o

My face when i read that "36th of your state"-thing: D=

You would SO rip me to SHREDS! xD

So yeah, i really only know the basic rules of it, not proper playing xD
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huskyhusky2 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You summed up the game perfectly. xD Are you a writer? Your word choice and flow is incredible.

xD Not really, the problem with me is I formulate complex plans that never seem to work ;w;

It's rather simple to improve if you work on it a little each day. :meow:
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank you muchly for the kind words =)
These compliments mean a lot to me, especially since i am not a native english speaker.

Writing... Hm, i dont think i am much of a writer... Though i love chatting on here and writing comments and theralike, and i love reading a lot. And my comments on here, as well as my journals, ALWAYS turn out WAY too long. Same goes for my artist´s comments, haha.

And yeah, i get what you mean by "complex plans that never seem to work".

I think, when you plan something strategic, it is easily overlooked, how easily your opponent might cross your plans, consciously or accidentally.

Also, developement is very important. It is a very good idea to try to gain control over large areas of the chessboard as early in the game as possible, yet alone for the fact, that your figures might easily block each others moves if you dont move out quickly....

And yes, chess is partially about practice. Memory, for the most part, but thats only part of it.
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huskyhusky2 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It isn't a problem :aww:
Oh, what's your first language?

Haha, I can tell. xD

Yeah, most of the time they cross it by accident, because I'm sure they wouldn't have been able to go so far ahead to thwart my whole plan. ;w;

Very true. :3
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks anyways =)

And i am german. Meaning, my first language is german.

Well.. depends on the situation i guess...?

I mean, sometimes, these kind of plans can be spotted in advance, kinda.
Depends on how long in advance the plan goes, too.
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cutupangel013 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this :)
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you do =D

I am happy, you like this so much!

Especially, since i was really worried about this one, as i did it last minute back then, and the background screwed up and i had to more or less create a new one in photoshop, because i didnt have the time to rerender xD

And thank you muchly for the Fav as well =)
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cutupangel013 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:) yw
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ty
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cutupangel013 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yw :D
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We´re in a lil bit of a loop now, arent we? =P
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cutupangel013 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol dern it
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atrueenglishman Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Only 50 favorites? o____o In my opinion this deserves at least a DD!

Awesome job <3 Love the perspective, the colors.. everything ;u;
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWH!

Thank you very much for such a flattering comment =)

I am truly glad, that you like this one =D

However, i dont really think, that a DD would be appropriate , haha!

Aside from that: Such a kind comment like the one you just gave is worth much much more than a DD.

At least to me =)

Thank you, and also thanks for the FAV!

With friendly greetings from Germany! :w00t:
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DjangoX Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great work!
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Once more:

Thank you very much =)

Lol, in fact, this was some sorta "last minute" render,
that actually did turn out all wrong, and so i had to replace the background in Photoshop, because i didnt have time for "fine tuning" and rendering again.
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DjangoX Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
lol, oh us lazy butts. It's always last minutes stuff and time constraints that foil us. xD;
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SweetYuya Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
The perspective absolutely kicks ass in this one! It's rather intimidating, particularly since it feels as though the viewer is that sneaky little ninja, tiptoeing behind enemy lines.

Another nice entry hon, good luck!!
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thank you!

I like the perspective, too!

Its my first image, i think, where i changed the lense from the standard 35 mm...
Its a 15 mm here (even though its 3D, you do have lenses xD )

And i´m glad you like it =)

And yeah: i kind liked the "feeling" of being hidden behind these enemy lines...

Actually, this came out kinda wrong, but i managed to fix it...

lol, didnt guess it would work xD

(the background didnt render the way it should, and so i placed a new one in Photoshop, but it wouldnt show up through the glassfigures... but somehow, it worked anyways xD )
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SweetYuya Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
You're welcome, I do indeed. Very nicely done!
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KaptainKrunch Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Nice perspective in this photo!
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!

But i have to disappoint you:

Its not a photo, its 3D =)

I hope that doesnt change your oppinion =)
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KaptainKrunch Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
It doesn't... but it looks just like one of my chess sets! :O
Still great!
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, nice coincidence!

I mean, i did use reference when i modeled the pieces, but really only as a sort of "guide", just to get the proportions right, haha!

Well, if you want, check out my deviation "mind matters", you can see the whole set, i guess, the other figures wont look like the one from your set... especially the knight will look different =)

But hey: I have a set thats looking a little like this, too =)
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Ha-Jiel Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
I like the take on "perspective".
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:icontrigger80:
TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

Yes, i am quite happy about the way this turned out, too!

Even though it didnt render the way it should and i had to do some "fix-ups" in Photoshop =)
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Eightleg Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist
WOW !!!

Mir fehlen die Worte... einfach geil!

Hab eben erst entdeckt, daß du ´nen neues Bild hochgeladen hast.
Es wirft mich um!
*Plumps*
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke für die Blumen =)

Allerdings hab ich in den letzten Tagen mehr als nur zwei Bidler hochgeladen ;-)
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Eightleg Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist
Ja, ist mir gerade aufgefallen.

Die sind alle super!
Gefallen mir alle sehr gut.
"Pwnd" besonders, hehe: Der Bauer schlägt den König.
Schach matt. Klugheit siegt über den hohen Stand.
Nur eben, ob es blutig sein muß ...

Irgendwie kommen mir da Bilder von der französischen Revolution in den Kopf.
Die Analogie drängt sich direkt auf.
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vashperado Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Filmographer
"at my signal.. unleash hell"
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah.. thats about the feel of it...

Like... hidden behind the lines... short before the bomb blows up...
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Partner-in-crime Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
When I saw it in my Deviations I thought of the comment

"Look.you did this ALL BY YOUR SELF"

then I read the artists comment ;)

But really come on, people might get jealous ;)

anyways I FUCKING LOVE THIS

Weakest my ass.
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am glad you like it =)

If i remember right, this was your favorite concept, so i decided to finish this up and dedicate it to you, as a little thank you for all your support and help, art-wise as well as in private matters =)

thank you *kiss*
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Partner-in-crime Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Donke.

And i DO!!!
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bittö!
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Partner-in-crime Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconnuzzleplz:
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freezeskier Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
very very nice, amazing image
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!

The comment, as well as the kind :+fav: are highly appreciated =)

Actually, i found this one to be the weakest of my entries, but i agree:
I like how it turned out, too =)
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freezeskier Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
well if this is your weakest then then everything else must be amazing, good luck with the contest
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Coldnostalgia Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Very nice. I like it:)
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much ^__^

I like how it turned out, too!

Especially since this is a "last minute" entry, haha!
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Coldnostalgia Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Hope it does well:)
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much =)

I can need the hope and all the ncie wishes =)

Aside from that:

they make me smile =)
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Coldnostalgia Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
:)
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TRiGGER80 Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just had a keen idea...

...

how about...

i actually ...

like...

WATCH YOU O_O
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Coldnostalgia Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Thanky:D
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