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    IDW #86: Chess Set

    Topic: Chess Set

    Background: A seemingly straightforward topic this round, but as ever there is a snag:

    Since we're talking about a Chess Set, this means that every piece of that set belongs to the same 'family'. In other words, the pieces have some common features that make them an actual set rather than a random gathering of pieces. On top of that, in chess every piece has it's own characteristics that set them apart from the other pieces. If it's not clear what every piece represents, playing the game would be rather more difficult.

    So, your task for this topic is to come up with at least 3 different pieces of the same chess set. It is okay to make the two opposite sides different not only in color but also in shape, but keep in mind they should still read as one single set.

    Brief:
    1. Design and draw at least three pieces for a chess set!
    2. Make sure the pieces fit together and look like they belong to the same set.
    3. That's it... now draw!

    Deadline: Saturday, December 13

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    Oooo. Another nice topic. This quite strange as I had just been thinking that this would be a good IDW topic. Great minds think alike obviously. I'm in although how far I get this week is anyone's guess.


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    Trying again.

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    edit: Hmm, a couple more... crits would be welcome, guys. I have no idea what I'm doing.

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    great topic!

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    Looking good daestwen.
    I have never done this, (IDW's) before, so tell me if I am going wrong please!
    This is what I have so far. Might do more characters if I can.
    It's the Queen, King & Pawn in case you were wondering.
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    my idea is to make every piece a settlement (city/village/house etc)

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    Nice idea brewin. Will be interesting to see how you show distinction between them.
    Started adding colour to mine. Very basic for now. Figure I will complete one at a time.

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    hunter, king and queen

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    My pieces are simply mechanical units equipped with devices according with theyr task in game.
    SOrry for my english

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    Woah, Desmayado's entry is looking great!


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    wow, this week's going by rather swiftly! Hope I get time to get onto this one...
    Desmayado, really liking the functional design in yours; I'd recommend trying to smooth out your rendering a little more though, particularly on the white areas; it's looking a bit rough and bumpy at the moment, while I'm guessing it's supposed to be smooth sci-fi plating.

    it occurs to me that both my emotions and reactions are ill-placed.

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    Here's some mildly unimaginative ideas.

    1 - a chess set... they typical iconic stuff
    2- the poor man's chess set, twigs wired together, carved horse with wire mane, and a pebble wired to the base. Should I even have a base? Then again, how do you justify a pebble as something you designed for IDW? Hmmm... . I'm trying to figure out how this could have a colour change or something to show another side.

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    Some crits:

    daetswen- Good ideas. I really like your rook. I think some sort of continuity between the pieces would be beneficial. (Colour, ...which isn't there yet, bases, an emblem repeated etc.)

    zimfin- You seem to be ranging into characters more than idw. Would these be made of plastic like star wars figurines? How would you show that if they were?

    brewin- I like your idea, but I'm thinking it might be a bit hard to tell which is which.

    the macedonian- Neat idea. I notice that your queen and king all attach to a base while your hunter doesn't. Continuity again.... You might also try to make your king look more balanced on his ax.

    desmayado- Really neat idea! I like that they can be used in no gravity (..i'm getting this right, right? Your english if fine btw ) If you were to just happen upon your set would you know which piece was which?

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    pawn WIP.....

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