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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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SUPERDEMONKING Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
get the rook on line there a pawn in our way for glory!
DHBW Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
Two things I like:
Chess and cool giant robots....I'd buy a set of this (had I the cash).
ThunderWarriors97 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
I really like this. This would make a pretty cool chess set. I love every single piece. Astounding! :D
Evis341 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm a fan of chess and i'd like to have these pieces xD
MarcelDokoupil Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
awesome ... battle chess
Shadows-Bane171091 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
UnbearableME Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
well don :)
Naytons Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
This would make for a really cool chess video game.
Craeter Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow great concept! I'd love to see these things in action.
G-swig Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Knight best piece evr
Tanice001 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Worship Worship deviantART 
Dappleo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ha I would definitely buy a set of these!
What side is this, black/white? Or what color would the opposing side be?
NervousReality Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are awesome. Nice work!
p-train-w Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Looks like the Tau lol
Willdabeast-0305 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Daaaaaaaannng! That's a pretty sweet chess set! Love the design and overall theme
NinoKitteN Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
what brushes do you use to get a feel like this ? >
Plus can you teach me the design process behind this ?
DannyNunez Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
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
TyrantKingdom Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Artist
I love this so much!
Dragobot Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh.......hell YEAh HELL YEAJH
Zebucompany Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
if you make this chess set a reality i will buy 5 boards, at least.
xenoserum Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I love this one the concept and design are very nice and think they all compliment each other with being different but still looking like they belong togeather.
I would love to see a set done for the other side of them (there opponents)... PLEASE do one :)
grialevla Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Now give me the game with them.
B0073D Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Just wow.
MirkAssassin Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
3D print into real chess set? :D
MarioTeodosio Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
these are chess more 'cool I've ever seen!*_*
MingotheMerciless Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
You managed to make these look awesome, yet at the same time it's clear what each piece is.
seanic69 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
That's amazing! Nice work, love all the intricate details. Would make a great set for real life chess game.
ferrara44 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I try to make them in clay?
manpowersonyy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
TempestasVentus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love this, it's awesome. :D
skojec Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I would buy this chess set! Hook it up!!
SeanE Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these would be cool just as regular sized chess pieces...
gulgolet2000 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Pretty damn cool. ;)
SirDoctorLee Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Love the designs & i for one would definitely buy a chess set if the pieces were like this
GilPires Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
This is just so FUC*ING AWESOME realy I'm amazed I would love to have a chess set like this!!
catacutan95 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
In chess, all pieces are equal in terms of the death toll one can take per round- one piece moves in a round, only one other piece can die by it in a round. Imagining the horror of seeing the rook falling at the hands of a pawn: priceless. Awesome looking work, I love it:)
TetradTotengott Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
I'd really love tho play a party with these :D
Nice job!
D-TRiK Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student General Artist
And thats really cool how you made the queen hover
D-TRiK Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student General Artist
More, more, more, more, more!!!!
LordofTibera Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's one of the most unique ideas for chess I've seen. Good work!
Diamond5 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
This a wonderful concept. Really love the idea of chess sets for military, wonderful talent you have.
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