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checkmate by AlphaKi checkmate by AlphaKi
My fox and I did a bookproject together. He wrote four wonderful storries (in German only) and I illustraded them. This is one of my favourite pictures.

Extreme shortcut about the story:
The fox Cass is a result of a genetic breeding experiment developed and studied by a group of scientists in a laboratory. To test their intelectual potential they play chess against their objects.
The story is about an conversation between Cass and Prof. Anderson. About what is wright and what is wrong from both point of views.

My first Copic piece! I love these kind of markers... *heart*

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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-02-19
"The fox's eyes in checkmate by *AlphaKi look plotting and cheerful; I think he has his foe beat." Indeed this piece is full of personality! The perspective and concept is most interesting! Well done here! ( Suggested by Avalik and Featured by Katmomma )
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eric-blue-fox Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful work! i like the idea behind the story, pity I'll never get to read it X3
great work all the same ^_^
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RedDragon33 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
I love the art work you did an amazing job
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IamETOH Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
sehr gut
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Wolfer0624 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Nice angle of the picture; good to have the chess board in view, and the smile on the fox's face :D
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FoxPMcCloud Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
looks great; reminds me of a chess game where I (fox) played against and trumped my friend (a husky).
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Vampiressartist Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute! I love the angle of this piece, and the view from the chessboard to his face.

Come and visit my gallery! :D
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Hannawolf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work. I, too, adore the 'haha' look on his face, subtle though it may be.
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Callista13 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow thats so cool!!
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lohmeierart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Nice
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CalenthrellII Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
We've just been learning to use grayscale markers in class :) this is very neat to see afterwards.

:heart:
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Coahtemoc Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Haha, when i saw it I was like.... "Strip Chess..?" XD
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AlphaKi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
That might be a problem for Cass (the foxes name), he doesn´t wear much.
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Coahtemoc Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
I read the description, so I know it wasn't Strip Chess, but still, that'd be kinda funny... XD
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JavEA5D Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009   Digital Artist
This is awesome.

Only if, man..
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jean-yuka Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
hmmm... well played. get em boys!!!!!!!!!
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DarkRavage Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
pic unrelated
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:iconalphaki:
AlphaKi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
It´s because it´s an illustration to round out a written story. You need to read the story to get a relation.
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yatoy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
smart as a fox
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animecrazedfool Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009   Photographer
The cunning fox always wins. Amazing work, very well done.
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shadowkid2 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
I love the almost-smug look on his face, and the face is is just so expressive.
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SteamDog Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A fox smilling during a chess game FTW 8D
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AlphaKi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
a fox smiling in general ftw??? XD
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SteamDog Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TRUE XD
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Frazzled-Niya Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmmm a fox playing chess *eyes* very cool, but idon't know if i wanna be the opponent XD
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Dziko Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Awesome job! Very well done. :heart:

And congrats on the DD! 8D

:+fav:
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Morraha Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
I like it very very much. Bravo! :clap:
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Colonel-Shinx Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Absolutely amazing. Great job on this!
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ereyes Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
I love the touch of black on his muzzle.

His expression. :iconteheplz:
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a brilliant concept :clap:
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xXEvermoreXx Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
this is so friggen awesome...
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suikoshi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Wow, I love the look on his face. :XD: So cute. =)
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GaruryKai Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congratz for the DD

X)

awww I like its expression haha
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NefWolf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
something about this is very calming
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beroul Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
This is fantastic...

I love the look on his/her face, and the detail to it
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SilkShine Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
I love the perspective on this piece! Nice job and congrats on the DD =)
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
Very well-done, though the bored doesn't look like a checkmate quite yet, as neither player has moved. ;)
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AlphaKi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
But he already knows that he will win this game. x)
The pic justs underlines the story and doesn´t stand completely for itself. I tried to catch the beginning and the end in one moment.
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Skylet Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
I like the fox's expression.
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626elemental Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
He looks so sly and clever. Very good job.
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Redisni Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on your DD. I love the fox's expression, and I would -cretainly- avoid him in chess. I mean look, it won without moving a piece. Look at that confidence.
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AlphaKi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Thanks! ^.^
He already knows that he will win this game. x)
The pic justs underlines the story and doesn´t stand completely for itself. I tried to catch the beginning and the end in one moment.
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BoHoR Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
And there you go with your second Daily Deviation. Congratulations AlphaKi :hug:
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leonguide Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
very good. sorry i sent a print request no clue what that is so please ignore it i do not know what it does :)
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Kairi-keone Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
It's soooooooooo cute! I love your style!
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egglorru Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
is there any way we could read the books? <3
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Littlenlost Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Wow, looks great!
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Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very original! I love chess, and the drawing was very well done! :clap:
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Icarious Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Nobody's even moved yet though. But it's featuring chess, so this gets a fav on my end regardless. Nice job giving your fox human like expressions. I'd pick up that book just to see the illustrations, too bad the stories are in German though, or else I might've been interested in reading them. Looks good, I hope your fox was happy with this one.
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Darksavvy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
This is really amazing, I love the perspective really makes the picture interesting, I'm wondering how you managed to make the background so smooth with markers. Copics must really be that much better than prisma. Well deserved Daily Devation, grats!
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AlphaKi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Thanks very much. ^.^
To be honest, that was the first serious try with copics... hence the background doesn´t look half smooth as I wanted. x)
But if you´re a bit skilled you can let copics look like a digital colouration.
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