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Chess Set by Mr--Jack Chess Set by Mr--Jack
this week's idw. Full scale military vehicles for future chess warfare. enjoy!
Had a lot of fun with these.

roughs here for those who feel inclined.
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lets just start with the critics. :)
Maybe the pawn is a bit to small compared to the rest.
If i could make this i made the pawn a half higher, to about that black line on the rook under the white V.
But that is my vision on it. overall its an super awesome set.
I would like to see the other team. I get a realy good feeling about how high the structures are.
Also, the king is a bit not shielded enough i thing compared to the others, its quitte thin for a king.
Awesome thing u made there i really like that style.
i wish i could draw something like that


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Critique by TempestasVentus Sep 8, 2012, 10:40:52 AM
I love this, merely because of the level of detail and art. Honestly, the amount of detail you put into this from the soldier on the rook, to the little square on the queen. I love the shading, and everything, it is absolutely wonderful. I also like how the pawn provides a bit of comic amusement with it's eyes. The colors used are also very evocative of a futuristic playing board/slash warfare, providing a realistic view that still hints at the future. The clever use of painting symbols is very smart, and clearly indentifies each piece, even if you couldn't see it by the shape. The only thing I'm mildly displeased with is you don't have the full set up, and the king doesn't seem as ornamental as the queen. I believe the King, because it is the more valuable piece on the board, should be more ornate, sort of like a ceremonial weapon, because you rarely use the king unless you have to. Otherwise, bravo, and well done!
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DannyNunez Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I'm really Impressed with this!!! I don't like The futurist style, but Boy, you make me today respect and love this style of art!!! You make me feel the need to play one game from Command & Conquer, but with this "Urban Assault Robotic Fauna".  The Mechanic logic, the gears, ammo and the solids converge "warlikely" [I Invented this term! :P]. 

I can't object nothing to repare, because this is Your Art, Your Style and your passion embodied and converted in this incredible piece of Art. Don't stop working so hard, if you can create things like this!
shreiko Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
I think I understand why the king was made to look bare. To those who have played chess when it comes to attack-power (limited vocabulary at night, don't judge) the kings lack of maneuverability is only second to that of a pawns.
Basically the pieces have taken on the look of militarised weapons in what I feel to be a dystopian future or at least that is my perception. It stands to reason that during Mr--Jack's thought-process he embelished the pieces more than the others depending on the 'attack-power' of the pieces, hence the kings lack of armour.
zoomzoom Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
pretty cool. i had been thinking of designing some chess pieces for 3D printing lately... these ones are cool, but too complex... 
MeganMissfit Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Damn dude, this is awesome! Especially the bishop :) and the pawn is just aww :D 
WynterLegend Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
This is bloody brilliant! Would it be much to ask, if I were to adapt the knight's design to something steampunk, for use in a game?
BIOHAZARD-89 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would buy a chess set like that  O.O
J4B Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They got a very unique look, but I like them. They would fit very nicely into a Sci-fi game.
PaulBarny Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh boy! What a great work, i just love this mech-style :)  Just lets imagine this kind of design would be used for the generic windows-chess game, microsoft would probably double its income^^
Le0Rodriguez Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow really cool! If I had a 3D printer ... I would print all pieces

InsanityStudios Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist
These are amazing pieces, wish I had a chess set with them. Great job :D
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