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this photo is very contradictory to me. i loathed it ever since i got the idea to do it and yet that was what kept me going. why would i spent time on something i think is utterly stupid? i don't know :shrug: well, maybe i saw the irony being such a strong element, that it alone made it worthwhile. by irony i mean this whole inanimate objects and blood -thing. the fact that i'm known for 'blood-photos' means no one is surprised to see this, but isn't this kind of over the top? it has no content, it is haa haa-amusing. it should be visually pleasing, i spent a lot of time arranging the pieces and trying different angles.

sorry for the ramble, it's hard to explain oneself when ur not quite sure what you want to say. everyone's done photos of glass chess pieces, or at least chess pieces. ^superkev has, and these are his, so when staring at the print of his photo on his wall i slowly figured i have to give it a go too, while i frowned. this does absolutely not mean i loathe chess photos in general, quite the opposite.

even though i say i look down on this, which makes u ask why i'm submitting it, it was also a learning experience for me, just because it was something different for me (that's why). i tried to make it aesthetically pleasing, and i hope you see that as well as the irony i tried to describe. the emptiness and the humor, as it looks just like most people expect my work to look..."suzi9mm doess chess. of course...". uh, i guess i just don't take art very seriously? i do like the attitude i tried to create, the "after a bloody murder scene, and the winner standing in a pool of his opponents blood" thing.

i would appreciate any technical critique

FAQ: fakeblood is artificial, u can buy it in theatre supply stores etc.
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:icon9king:
9king Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
holy moly!
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:iconbansheewail92:
bansheewail92 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
Not sure why, but this photo makes me very thirsty.
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:iconbradrussell44:
bradrussell44 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
Awesome piece!!
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:iconbella-dolyna:
Bella-Dolyna Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For me? Game of Thrones ;)
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lonewolfX13 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I took a look at this not as the pieces dying, but as two people playing chess. One is a Royal (or otherwise important) male and, one is a dark hooded figure (Representing anonymity) The king was assassinated by the hooded figure after the chess match. Spilling his blood onto the pieces, knocking some over in the commotion. The only figures still standing, were the hooded figure's white pieces. The hooded figure then fled, and it was never discovered who the assailant was. That's my two bits; that is how this piece spoke to me.
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:iconhoschman:
Hoschman Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014   Photographer
Very good
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:icontigerlova06:
tigerlova06 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!😁
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strotherdw Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't knowing this is technical, but the blood spatter resembles an exit wound not entry wound from a bullet.  A stab wound would not create that blood pattern.  Another possibility could be blunt force trauma with an object.  Whatever it is.  It's a nasty wound.  You could rename this deviation checkmate, because it looked like someone got taken out while playing chess.  I thought this was a digital drawing at first.  Nice Job.
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AkumaEnpitsu Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love the concept!
The angle the photo had been taking remind me a crime scene,good shot!
I hate losing toosephthatsgreatplz 
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Tamira189 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
kinda reminds me of SAW :D really awesome pic
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rafa-10 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome idea, awesome pic..
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:icontommyhhappy:
TommyhHappy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
some people don't tolerate losing.
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:iconsuzi9mm:
suzi9mm Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013   Photographer
yeah, im kind of one of them :D
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:iconblackqueenkai:
blackqueenKAI Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
This photo is so strong in message i felt it its kind of brutal but it was somewhat related to what reality is
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Sylar-Spock Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
oh god, you are going to hate me, but it looks like a Twilight saga book cover.

It's cool though. *runs away*
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:iconnraisor:
nraisor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Wicked!
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:iconzenu-khas:
Zenu-Khas Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Awesome work
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:iconcyber-chip:
Cyber-Chip Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ever hear of an anime called 'Highschool DxD'? This reminded me of it a lot
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:iconfluffymcfluffypants:
FluffyMcFluffypants Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh god, you're right
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:iconcupcake200:
cupcake200 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
THAT LOOKS SOO KUL
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:iconcrimsondaw:
Crimsondaw Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student General Artist
So cool.
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:iconkartittyvangina:
KartittyVangina Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
That's awesome
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:iconowllover96:
Owllover96 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, thats amazing! I love the angle and the whole arrangement!
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:iconreiiticio:
ReiIticio Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
piękne
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:iconmonocorpse:
monocorpse Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epic!!!
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:iconriquashea:
Riquashea Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
perfect for black butler
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Anubis-42 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Heh this makes chess look so much more fun :) The contrast of colors is striking and I like how original the idea is. The Makes me think of a ninja, having taken down his enemies using strategy, skill and intelligence like you would use in playing chess
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PsychoThinker Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Fantastic!!!
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:iconblackangelriot:
BlackAngelRiot Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I was wondering if I could use this image as a sort of book cover for a story im posting online. Id be more then happy to give you credit for the image and everything. Thanks for even bothering with this ^^

Its a wonderful photo btw and I just dont even know how to even explain how much I love this one, you did such a wonderful job with everything.
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angel-toboe Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THE HUNGER GAMES!!!!!!
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:iconlupus-albus:
Lupus-Albus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
This is a very inspiring idea; the black-and-white of the chess works great with the splash of colour from the red. Very nice shot. :)
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m1keh-enderson Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats just a funny pic
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:iconbvbfan4evr:
bvbfan4evr Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
i love it!
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:iconkittykolorz:
kittykolorz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa.... very dark and creepy. very awesome. keep going!
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FreekinEkin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All religions are evil unless the reading of their holy texts is incredibly anti-literalist. I'm an atheist, and an antitheist (against religion), but I think that your comment reflects a true ignorance of the many many wonderful people WHO HAPPEN to be of the Islamic faith.

This image shows exactly what you're about, attacking with slander and stereotyping to get power for your own beliefs, and in case you haven't noticed, US politicians are just as bad, manipulating the American people to promote their own wicked beliefs and inject homophobia and anti-evolution into the system (regularly breaching Church-State separation). The fact that you'd make that comment on this, of all pictures, is most ironic!
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FreekinEkin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a magnificent idea.
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iamalittleteacup Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Artist
I agree. I almost never see anything so original outside DeviantArt nowadays unless I look at the original. I never saw anyone use this kind of idea before.
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iamalittleteacup Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Artist
Pretty much never did.
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iamalittleteacup Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Artist
And it looks good.
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