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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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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 artistīs 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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