Sunday, February 17, 2013

I drew a chessboard! Sort of.

This took me several hours. I hope you guys enjoy it! If you right click and download, it is a fairly large version, so it should come out pretty well. Created with new art supplies and copious amounts of tea...

8 comments:

+Rei Bathory+ said...

I already told you that this was amazing in my email to you, but I'll say it here, too! ^^/ I love what you've done with this piece, darling! Everything just pops out at you! And like I said in the email, I'm glad you sort of ventured out of your comfort zone to do this! <3 Have a lovely evening, darling! <3 <3 <3 * *Hugs*

+Rei Bathory+

Adrasteia said...

I'm glad you like it! <3 And yeah, I'm trying to broaden my horizons and slowly incorporate new elements into my art. I'm doing it pretty ploddingly because I don't want to feel overwhelmed with a totally different style all at once, so it's little things like the chessboards and stick figures, which are simple enough for me to manage.

And yes, this is EA-inspired. ;) I'll probably work with these three colors for a while as I'm kind of on a black-white-red kick, but I was listening to The Opheliac Companion while I drew this. I am learning a lot and appreciating EA's art even more!

Margaret said...

Incredible! Worthy of a museum. xoxo

Adrasteia said...

Oh Madame, you will make me blush! You are too kind. <3

Jennifer said...

I love it! I like how the orderly checkerboard gives way to everything else. You're so freaking talented!

Adrasteia said...

Thank you kindly, dahling! I'm so pleased you love it! I do enjoy sending bits of fabulousness your way. ;)

Rachel Noel said...

One of my, if not my most, favorites so far! You must have an amazingly steady hand. I may have to use this for a couple of things in the future... but only with your permission, of course, m'lady :)

Adrasteia said...

The spirals in the work I do are all drawn freehand except for some occasional use of French curves for the basic shape. For this, I drew the lines with a ruler in pencil and then started tracing them with a marker freehand before deciding to go back to the ruler with the marker. That's why the bottom squares are a little more wavery than the top ones.

I'm glad you like it! As long as it's attributed properly, feel free to use. <3