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Next Move? - Color by Ekuboryu Next Move? - Color by Ekuboryu
Dimitri setting up a chess game and thinking over his life choices, this time in color.

Edit: As to the king lying on the board. He has not set it in place yet. It's symbolic, kinda.

Stick figure theater on the subject of Dimitri and chess will be posted shortly

Colored in copic markers. <3
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glasscoloredsnow Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
He looks like he is thinking very intently about his life choices...which is great! I love your style, it is very classic storybook, especially with the rough lines and shading style. The choice of colors makes it look really vintage and beautiful, very suitable for a pirate story. However, while the seemingly stray lines are part of the style, I find that there are a little too many on his elbow. It can get a little distracting especially because it is in front and at the center of the picture.

You did really well with the shading of his clothes and face, but the shadow of the chess board on the table surface is a little awkward. It looks slanted like a table edge but then not really...May be you would like to decide whether to make it flat like the rest of the sides or a clear-cut slant/edge. Uhh I hope you understand what I'm talking about :dohtwo:

Overall, I love it! And love the symbolism too :)
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:iconekuboryu:
Ekuboryu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Thanks! I really appriciate your comment! it just made my day when I read it! Thanks for the other notes and the favorite as well!
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:iconglasscoloredsnow:
glasscoloredsnow Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
You're most welcome :bow:
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Raubritter Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice :)
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:iconekuboryu:
Ekuboryu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Thanks so much for the comment! I am glad you like him.
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
You draw pretty well. :D
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:iconekuboryu:
Ekuboryu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
aw, thanks!
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Ludora Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's so sweet... And I really like his clothes ^^
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Ekuboryu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
i am glad! Thanks for the comment!
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oboe-wan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello copics. Hello Dimitri.

He does look quite thoughtful. Perhaps he is also wondering where all those black pieces have gotten to. I suspect it's hard to keep chess pieces where they belong on a ship at sea. I hope they turn up. Though if they don't, it might be interesting to see what odds and ends the pirates would come up with to replace them. :)

As always, I really like the way you color blonde hair! It is subtle and looks so naturalistic. Also, Dimitri is wearing far more clothes here than he has been wont to of late. Just saying.
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:iconekuboryu:
Ekuboryu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
when they go missing everyone probably accuses Fisher of stealing them. They might not be wrong.

In actuality I think this is how much clothing he USUALLY wears. I just get lazy because there is so much of it it makes it had to draw.

Dimitri says hello back. He asks if you are disappointed with his lack of bare chest.
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janey-arts Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Ah, I usually like things in black and white form but for some reason I always seem to love your colored pieces even more. I especially like the way you've done his right hand at the mouth and the hair. The small amount you add to his light-colored shirt give it depth as well. The only other thing I would add would be about the table(?) -- it looks like the chess board is raised up and the pieces and surface it's sitting on are falling away.

I really like it! Well done!
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Ekuboryu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
yeah...the table is kind of fail I know. Backgrounds are not my strong suit.

Man, thought, your comment seriously made my morning. Thanks so much. I like this one a lot better in color somehow too. The black and white was kinda flat.

Thanks!
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yossikuszer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist
the name of the work don't make sense, because how the kid is thinking about next move if the black king it's down??? it's an xeque mate

sorry for my bad english, i'm brazilian :P
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Ekuboryu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
well its not really a check mate. He is still setting up and the king just happens to be lying there. He is in fact holding the white king?

Thanks for your comment, though. I guess I should clarify better in the artist comment.
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yossikuszer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist
about the draw, seems like a sketch, try to be more patient, you don't have term to finish the draw, so take the necessary time!
if you do this, your draws will be better!

again, sorry for my english!
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