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Cheese Players

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By AquaSixio   |   Watch
Published: February 14, 2010
© 2010 - 2020 AquaSixio


They put pawns on the market,
Nothing seems to checkmate,
We dance on a cheese board.

A new year party has begun,
We see the same chicken run,
Still sentenced to be ignored.

It's the best part of the meal,
"Say cheese" to the new deal,
This is a game you can't afford.

They control us like pieces,
At the rate of the increases,
It's played on a chessboard.

Work in progress :

Time : 25 hours
Software : Photoshop CS 2
Tool: Wacom graphire 3 tablet
Image size
1050x840px 394.92 KB
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fallenmi's avatar
I love this so much!!! Can I ask a question? Is mices his friends or foes?
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Hello sir,

I am in love with this picture. To me it captures the essence of the kind of chess player I want to be.

I have recently started a Chess Club in Miami and I wanted to ask for your permission to use this image as the official brand for my Club.

I am ashamed to say that I have already used your image on my Facebook Group without your permission. I want to make shirts for a team tournament we are playing in Tampa, FL in February and it would be great if I could use this amazing picture.

Thank you


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Writer000Hobbyist Writer
This is wonderful! Can I ask, are the streamers and confetti intended to convey celebration, and what is the toothpick-like thing in the boy's mouth! This is so my kind of art! 
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AquaSixioProfessional Digital Artist
I don't remember well but I think I started to draw it for the new year (2010) it could be this celebration and for the toothpick, it had a cigarette but when I realized he was a child, I removed it :)
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You are so good at writing poem that matches the drawing Clap 
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BrainlessGenieHobbyist General Artist
What can I say? great poem great picture :)
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L-Dead-StashHobbyist General Artist
C'est sympa de voir comment le décor a évolué derrière au fur et a mesure du travail.
Cela dit je préfère la version finale. Ça a plus d'impact! :)
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AquaSixioProfessional Digital Artist
Merci =)
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L-Dead-StashHobbyist General Artist
De rien! :)
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I love this. Really. It captured me and I don't know why.

And also I have to say that the boy reminds me a bit of Artemis Fowl, but I don't know if you read the books. 
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AquaSixioProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you ;)
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You've certainly managed to capture the expressions of the mice.
They look very contemplative and determined.

A lovely piece!
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Fly93Student General Artist
I love it, great work!! :)
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SundaeSurpriseHobbyist Digital Artist
epic chess board.
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I love this!
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FannyWinklerHobbyist Photographer
Amazing! :D
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NightmareCupcakeHobbyist General Artist
Super pretty! OuO
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theheekProfessional Digital Artist
awsome i love it
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TheGreenSpriteHobbyist Digital Artist
Great Portrait
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SpikyShadow123Hobbyist Traditional Artist
reminds me of the the boy from the polar express
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this digital and other on my second featured here:[link] You inspire me:)
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