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The door opened into a small room. Margarita saw a wide oak bed covered in dirty, rumpled bedclothes and pillows. In front of the bed was a table with carved oaken legs bearing a candelabra whose sockets were made in the shape of birds' claws. Seven fat wax candles burned in their grasp. On the table, there was also a large chessboard set with elaborately carved pieces. A low bench stood on the small, worn carpet. There was one more table laden with golden beakers and another candelabra with arms fashioned like snakes. The room smelled of damp and tar. Shadows thrown by the candlelight crisscrossed on the floor.
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Faint with terror, Margarita blinked at this candlelit pantomime.
Her glance was drawn to the bed, on which sat the man whom the wretched Ivan had recently assured at Patriarch's Ponds that he did not exist. Two eyes bored into Margarita's face. In the depths of the right eye was a golden spark that could pierce any soul to its core; the left eye was as empty and black as a small black diamond, as the mouth of a bottomless well of dark and shadow. Woland's face was tilted to one side, the right-hand corner of his mouth pulled downward and deep furrows marked his forehead parallel to his eyebrows. The skin of his face seemed burned by timeless sunshine. 


Mikhail Bulgakov 
The Master and Margarita
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FootyBandit Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This hit me right in the graphic design feels! INCREDIBLY well executed! The white from the light leads your eye continuously to the two main figures and is just- MMMMMM~
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janusvh Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
«I beg you not to interrupt your game. I imagine the chess journals would pay good money for the chance to publish it». The king is on square G-5. :-)
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Sceith-A Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018   Digital Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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Sabz0r Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work !! I'm just speechless... love the colors and ... well.. rather said the absence of many colors... :giggle: The effect is wonderful... Great atmosphere and balance Clap 
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