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Checkmate by JoeyJazz Checkmate by JoeyJazz
Gone fishing... ...returned with some overgrown scales...

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UniilaDellaLuna Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
First thing to pop into my mind was St George and the Dragon. It's a very nice piece of art. Very well done.
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UniversalKinase Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is exactly how I feel when I win a game of chess. :XD: I don't think everyone fully understands just how visceral the combat in chess really can be.
Anyway, you did a great job with this piece, and I think the cape of the chess board is an awesome touch.
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JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I still consider this my most successfull fantasy painting. And yeah - the more you struggle in a game, the more satisfying is the victory :)
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deeclear Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol... it reminds me of Alice through the looking glass. I love it.
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hellogonzo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
i'm not sophisticated in any way to make a critique..but the title adds a great joke to the already EPIC freeze time before the erm "fish" takes it's last thought before it becomes diner..and this is what i call "the deadliest catch" not that fake show ...this is just great :meow:
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asemharun Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love medieval art :)
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Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your painting is getting better all the time mate.
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JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Writer
Badassery abundant! I especially like your design of the knight.
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JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Durgaaz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
such an amazing piece, really feels like there's a whole fight behind this one snapshot moment!
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JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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T3h5h3ep Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Clash of icons? great work as always
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JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What icons? :D
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T3h5h3ep Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Well, for me and any D&D player, the red dragon a symbol of what would be I guess in my opinion a blatantly overly emotional symbol.On top of that you have this white knight, in western culture of course being enough of a symbol of the 'good' noble prince riding in to save whatever is the victim du jour; all the while caped in black and white checkers with the same plume coming out of his helmet. For me the cloak evokes images of chess, a rather heavily logical game. his shield is spattered with blood. Feathers or bits of cotton are flying off his previously unmarred armour. all of which is on a setting or rising sky.

The picture seems to me to be a war between logic and emotion. It's a beautiful piece.
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JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm, I guess I haven't thought of it this way. True, the idea was to paint a knight with a checkered pattern slaying a dragon, so I could name it "Checkmate". Both protagonists are meant to be archetypes but the rest is kept for your imagination and I'm glad it works. Thank you.
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T3h5h3ep Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I'm always happy to see more of your work. by far one of my favourite artists
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bjhu Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Very cool, I really like the feel of motion in this picture!
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JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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terthii Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Badass! :)
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JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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tetriarch Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
tak to je brutálně krutý :) Potlesk xD opravdu velice parádní práce :) Trošku přemýšlím jestli by ta krev letěla zrovna takhle, ale raději mlčím, odborník na to nejsem. A to peří... :) to mě opravdu sebralo - takový hezký epický efekt :)
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JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Co se krve týče - sám nemám páru - prostě jsem jí nějak rozprsknul :D ... děkuji moc za pozitivní odezvu!
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tetriarch Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Vůbec není zač... :) tyjo, musím se naučit kreslit xD abych měl gráfu do hry :) aspoň ilustraci na hlavní menu určitě musím udělat ;) na papír a pak snad vybarvim v PSku.. :) myší bych to nedal... ale opravdu mě zaujalo to peří, a ten rytíř(jakože já jsem fanda takových figurek) je fakticky luxusní práce :)
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JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dík. Patlal jsem se s tim kolem 12ti hodin, ale stejně nejsem 100% spokojen.
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tetriarch Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
mno já bych byl spokojen i s 5% kvalitou xD vzhledem k tomu, když vím jaký jsem nemehlo xD :D
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exarion-cz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Interface Designer
nice one!
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JoeyJazz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thx!
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