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February 11, 2011
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The Chess Setby chilm

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Please respect the model at all times, thank you!

Simitri. :wow: :faint:

The most complex art nude I have attempted to date.

I am so happy with the results!

All the work is done mainly in camera, with minimal post processing other than some basic background clean up.
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Given 2011-02-19
The Chess Set by *chilm from the suggester: "The uniqueness of the concept and the quality of the execution are astonishing, not to mention the effort and time that went into producing it." ( Suggested by StudioFovea and Featured by Lady-Twiglet )
I really love your idea and execution, however I think I would have enjoyed it a bit more if both genders were used. I like the little touches you used, especially with clothing being on only the King and Queen. I do think however that the two pieces of clothing clash as opposed to representing the unified yet different roles of King and Queen. Perhaps the drape could have been worn differently to show the difference or one drape could have been solid with the other translucent. I love the positions you choose for the individual pieces but especially at this viewing size it is difficult to distinguish the bishop and rook by pose alone. For someone who doesn't understand chess they may not be able to tell the difference especially for the images with the black background that represent the black pieces.

Otherwise, I think that your image was cleverly produced and engaging to view. It excites me to see what other works you still have yet to produce.
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InHayle Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
kungfukuzco Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
While I don't believe I am qualified to critique, I have to say I really like this piece. It's creative and well executed.
chilm Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Thank you so much.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I welcome everyone's opinions, good, bad, indifferent, "professional", technical or personal ... Thank you again for yours :D
kungfukuzco Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
No problem. I've been looking through DA trying to find original art for my apartment. Yours is deffinetly one I would like, just not sure if I'll have room, lol. Fantastic piece though.
chilm Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
So happy you like :)

If you find a place, you can get it here in many formats ;P

The Chess Set on Redbubble
Ingrambw Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really cool idea.
chilm Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Thank you.
Crystal-Snowflakes Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
I especially like the black figures on the black tiles! the backlighting is so beautiful!! :O
chilm Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
To be honest, the black pieces are my favourites ;)

Glad you like the work, thank you :)
TK112 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
1. b4
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