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Princess of Strategy
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Published: June 20, 2015
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Done with 92% watercolor, 5% acrylic, and 3% colored lead...of some kind.

This picture was 99% done last week, but I put off uploading it because LIFE and RESPONSIBILITY dictated that I do other things...like mow grass before it rained again. I tweaked it to be passable today, and decided to upload it. :)

I wasnt expecting to do a mercury picture so soon, but hey even I can surprise myself. I had a love hate relationship with that chess board though. I used to play chess in highschool, but discontinued when I got to college due to lack of time....so seeing tuxedo mask in a "check" is kinda amusing to me. The placement of all the evil queens on the chess board still irks me visually, but meh whatever...I know for the next time I draw a chess board.....

Other Talented Princesses I've done...
Princess of Music by Delight046 Princess of Astronomy by Delight046 
Image size
3456x4608px 7.35 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX S6800
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Aperture
F/3.3
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
180
Date Taken
Jun 20, 2015, 5:20:27 AM
Software
COOLPIX S6800V1.0
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moonlitinuyasha1985's avatar
She does come up with good strategies. :D
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shinjiasuka4everHobbyist Writer
Great symbolism here, love her dress!
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rachelillustratesProfessional Traditional Artist
Love her expression and the symbolism in the chess pieces :aww:
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Delight046Professional General Artist
:D Thanks!

I like most of em too! ^^
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rachelillustratesProfessional Traditional Artist
Welcome! :)
PureForestGuardian's avatar
Awesome!!! And I absolutely love the chess pieces - very clever!!! :D

Great job! ^^
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You know, I would have pegged Princess Pallas as the 'Princess of Strategy', and Princess Mercury as the 'Princess of Intellect', as Hermes/Mercury was the god of intellect, wit & cunning, and Athena "Pallas Athene"/Minerva was the goddess of war and wisdom. 

What do you think? 

P.S.:  Who do you have planned next in your "Princess of..." series? 

:)
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Delight046Professional General Artist
I actually view Mercury as a really intelligent and smart character, thats capable of coming up with a plan B in the event plan A fails. She has the analytical mind to do so. I guess I didnt really pay as much of attention to Pallas for her wisdom in war/battle...but I understand why you would peg her as a Princess of Intellect rather than Strategy. ^^

For the princess series, It looks like Princess Venus will be next (she's 79% done). Jupiter is sketched, so I'll probably start on her next or as Venus is drying.

I may be MIA for awhile. I have....one...two... *counts on fingers* 4 non-sailormoon projects that need to be completed by the 16th of July (or earlier), and they are ALL large projects. One of them is 70% done, the other 3 I haven't started yet, so I'm going to be spending the next week or two (depends how fast I can make the paint fly) working on those projects. 

I'll still check DA, but may not upload things for a little while. :/
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I wish you good luck & swift progress. 

How is Ninja Kitty & co.? 

:)
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Well I'll try for swift progress. My health seems to like to get in the way. Been kinda sick with some bug. ):

Ninja kitty & co are well. Little Marble calico kitty hasnt been feeling the best (I'm not sure if she's having a period, or miscarrying), so I've been babying her, Ninja Kitty, and Ninja Kitties mom with canned cat food....which makes all of them happier.
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I hope she's feeling well soon. 

Over here, we've been enjoying lightning storms.  Three in one day.  (two thumbs-up). 

:)
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Delight046Professional General Artist
She is feeling better. But she's soo hungry for affection, that it can be kinda annoying. She even lets me carry her long distances (cuddles/pets) because she wants attention so bad. Marble is such a sweetie tho.

Except she was naughty the other day and killed a baby robin just because it moved...and didnt bother to eat it. :<


The weather here has been pretty nice....which is uncommon for July, but it's great to have cooler weather, instead of "Turn on the AC because it's too hot!". ^^
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Back on Sunday, my mother & I were at my little brother's, with a fridge and freezer's worth of food for him, and stuff for his cat, Mr. Cat.  I also bought a tube of bubble blowing mix with glycerine in it so they don't just pop.  And the big tom cat proves to be quite the scaredy-cat.  Maybe you could get some to entertain your cats, too... 

Hope that Marble starts behaving soon. 

And we have had two more thunder/lightning storms, but I am still wishing for the ones back one Wednesday, they were epic. 

:)
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Delight046Professional General Artist
I've considered it, but these kitties are outdoor kittehs, soo whatever I give them has to either be biodegradable, or something I can easily find. Actually there is a cat toy outside, but none of the kitty's play with it. :/ I would put white rubber mouse outside, but I dont know if I would ever see it again....
I'll keep thinking of ways to entertain the kitties. Maybe make catnip babies or something and see if it affects them.

Do you get thunder/lightning storms in England often? When traveled to Oregon about 10 years ago, they had a major electrical storm and my aunt/cousins were freaked out, because they normally do not have storms like that at their altitude (can be considered more dangerous because of the mountainous area).

In Iowa we get electrical storms fairly often in spring to early fall, so it's kinda no big deal...except we have to pay attention to severe thunderstorms that can turn into tornadoes. ^^

Actually a long time ago, I managed to snag an awesome picture of lightning (I've tried since then and none can match the beauty of this picture).
.: Lightning is awesome :. by Delight046
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How come she's not been sorted into a Gallery folder, yet? 

:)
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Delight046Professional General Artist
I havent been on my laptop computer for a couple of days, and I haven't figured out how to move thkngs via DA mobile app either.

Eventually, get to moving her to a folder. Promise. :)
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I just thought that was odd for you to have just left it there... 
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Delight046Professional General Artist
There. Fixed. :P 

I've been busy, like....ridiculously busy. I have a family reunion to go to this weekend, So I was doing household chores plus baking some gluten free fudge cupcakes (for the reunion). I did spend some time with watercoloring Venus while the cupcakes were baking, but thats about it. :/

Hows life going on your side of the globe?
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Not much, a bit of late spring cleaning, my older brother's birthday 2 weeks ago, Father's Day (I took my dad to see Jurassic World).   

:)
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Yay spring cleaning. I havent really done much on the at home cleaning/organizing, but my room got 2 over the door organizers (one for shoes the other for dresses) which helps ALOT. :3

Oooo! That sounds fuuun! I still have yet to see the movie. :< How was it? :D
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Excellent.  And, they've left an opening for more hybrid dinos in any sequels.  And I do wonder what as become of Site B since the events of Jurassic Park 3, too. 

:)
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Not to mention writing via samsung tablet takes forever and a half. I need a blue tooth keyboard for this thing....
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UniMieliHobbyist
Great job! I like that chessboard is a star chessboard, not just regular chessboard :D
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Delight046Professional General Artist
Ahahaha, thats because when I was drawing out a chessboard it turned kinda wonky, so I extended the lines to dissipate (go to infinity?).  Which was much more pleasing to the eye than a plain floating chess board....floating in spaaaaace ^^;;

Straight lines are the bane of my existence... :<
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