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PWND by TRiGGER80 PWND by TRiGGER80
My other contest entrys:

MiND MATTERS: [link]

Welcome to the show: [link]

Wild Wild Chess: [link]

Behind Enemy Lines: [link]






PWND!!!!

(dammit, no "!" allowed in the Deviation-Title)

Haha, nudder last-minute-contest-entry xD

Okay, so... YES. This builds up on the "chess = black VS white = Good VS Evil" Idea, but with a spin of humor to it and a little wordplay: The PAWN PWNS the Rook xD

So, yeah. Probably not the "technically best possible"-render, but i think it turned out okay, especially since this is a "last minute" thing, haha!

Hope y´all like it =)

Again, thanks for all the feedback, :iconpartner-in-crime:, you can delete the 65697415151 WiP-Files now xD

For the Techies:

Maya, Mental Ray, post in Photoshop assembling the render passes and adding a vignette and DoF, you know the deal xD
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thelittledeadgirl666 Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
This picture was stolen and sold through a site called Art4Love/MarkYourSpot. Both sites are now down, but you can seen a screen shot including your piece here [link] Many artists from DeviantArt have been victims of this thief, so they are banding together in a lawsuit. For more information please read this [link] I am not familiar with your gallery in it's entirety so there may be other images of yours in those screen shots.
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TRiGGER80 Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, Little dead Girl.

First and foremost, i want to say THANK YOU!!!! So much for bringing this to my attention,
and also, an even BIGGER Thank you for bringing up the time and Effort to collect all these screenshots of what was going on, so people can check out whether them or their friends have been betrayed in this manner.

I think, i speak for the entire community when i say: "Thank you so much for all the effort, we really appreciate it".

I have heard about this before, through various news articles, but i had never thought that i would find myself among the victims...
I am really kinda shocked... and i will probably put up a journal about this, linking them (with your permission) to your screenshot gallery, so they can see for themselves whether their work was stolen, too, or not.

Sadly, i have to say, that the link about the victims banding together to form a lawsuit didnt work - It just told me that it 404Žed.
So i dont really know whats going on about that =/

Also, i am really confused as to how to proceed... for one, i dont know how this works internationally (i am from Europe, Germany to precise) and my financial situation would probably not allow for a lawsuit... But i have to get information about that, especially regarding the aforementioned "banding lawsuit".

Oh, and there are more images from my gallery on those screenshots.
Counting the one you commented on right here, i found a total of three images so far.

this one here, where you posted the comment, this one: [link] and this one: [link]

I hope, i wont find any more than these three...

However, i will have to see on how to proceed...
Would you mind trying to relink me to the news article / journal about this banding lawsuit? Maybe it works this time, and i can copy-paste it into my journal.

Again... Thank you for your kind effort and good attention and intentions. Its people like you, that keep this community alive.

Thanks.

With friendly greetings from Germany,

TRiGGER80 aka Sascha.
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thelittledeadgirl666 Aug 20, 2011  Student General Artist
I didn't actually put together those screen shots, I just went through every page and looked for images that I recognized. When I began to notice many images from the Wacom contest that was held a while back I then went through many of those entries to look for stolen images. This is how I found yours. But I DO know that the gallery can be reposted for the purposes of informing other artists about possible theft.

You can find some information about the possible class action lawsuit here [link] Many artists cannot afford to take legal action on their own, which is why the class action would really be beneficial. I am not quite sure how it will work with victims in so many different countries. I would definitely contact Alexiuss. He is super nice and really wants to work with everyone involved some justice. And I have some hope, considering there are images in the gallery that belong to big companies like Corel and DC comics, so hopefully something good will come of all of this.

Here is another site that another DeviantArtist made showing each of the stolen pieces individually [link]

I hope that all goes well.

LDG aka Katie ^_^
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thelittledeadgirl666 Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Sorry, the links are bad. Here they are:
[link]
[link]
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Empath12 May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Marsterpiece :D
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TRiGGER80 May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words an the fav =)

I am glad you enjoy it =)
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Empath12 May 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
how couldn't I, this piece is really good :D, a proper ODE to the game of cold blooded thinking :D, it shows the reality beneath the game :D, awesome
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TRiGGER80 May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thank you, still!

And you are right.
Each time i am playing chess (i suck!) or watch someone play it, i have to think about the fact, that Chess, in a way, is a really cruel game xD I mean, essentially, its a war game, that has the PAWNS in its frontline, protecting the monarch, and they also tend to DIE first xD Sacrificed for the reign of their king. Odd way to look at it (and i do so with a wink, kinda), but in a way... xD
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:icongabbyta:
Looks AWSOME! Love the white tower peeping :XD:
Great job! :thumbsup:


:damphyr:Gabby:damphyr:
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TRiGGER80 Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks!

Haha, i made that over a year ago for the "Good and Evil" Contest here on dA =)

And the Tower peeking around was a last minute idea i had back then xD
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