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playing fate by gabrieldevue playing fate by gabrieldevue
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One of these moods let me think about playing chess against fate, but I soon noticed, that one single little person saing 'that's me' is not able to play something that size.

We all have to make our decisions just simply to be a human being, but I wonder, whether today, in this news& Information-drowning-world, one is able to make a decision all by his- or herself...

You can find
7 (+2) mechanic wheels,
4 chains,
1 of these things that always point to the north (compass?)
1 screen
1 fate
1 Gabriel

ink, markers, brushes and PSP
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Darethus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
I could stare at this forever
ynotusername Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
brilliant bravo
dadagrafik Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
well done drougie, go on
McKeown27 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
This is bloody fantastic. fair play dude. Im fav'ing
byalicia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Great perspective! i really like your work!!!
fatedperiphery Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
I love this! Your details are awesome, and the black and white scheme just emphasizes its prettiness!
ShesLikeClockwork Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
this is absolutley amazing! i love it. is there anyway i colud use it?
Hello-Dali Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
Impressive work...I love the composition and all the details....beautiful
SeptimusPhoenix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006   Traditional Artist
your attention to detail and ability to use so much black is spectacular
LostSasami Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2006
woa..all those details... <3
you inspire me o:
my fav from all your gallery (:
pinkfeathersandlace Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
i did a similar topic! [though i did not post it up] for school.. it was about fate and the interplay of the cosmic forces.. fate's predestined and all that, and we're just puppets in its game(:

totally LOVE this.
Tomoluver Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2006
i love the details and the concept of the chess board! the eyes of the demon are especially amazing! :+fav:
liquidmotive Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005
sweet. I always loved the beetle juice style. Alot of detail! I love this peice! ^_^
BloodRedLaArtist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2005
this is just wonderful! i usually dont comment, i normally just add pics to my favs but this is too good to let it pass by un-commented. The detail and the shading is just GREAT! I really love the chess metaphor and the shading....i've been toying with the whole "chess set" thing in one of my pics but i dont think i'll do as good as you. Good stuff!
jAtFhIm Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004
AHHH! so much detail it hurts my eyes. This picture is great :+fav:
mariom Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004
=O this is a really awesome work!!! i love it is -impactante i would say in spanish- i guess that in english means something like shockin but in a very good way!! thios is going to my favourites!!
KrisKenshin Featured By Owner May 7, 2004
I love this!! awsome! .^__^
PhthaloC Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004   Traditional Artist
This is an awesom piece. Such a puzzle.
It does soom impossible to make our own decisions anymore, but things have never changed. There's always been outside influence. Someone else's mind, opinion, indoctrination...That in itself is almost the motivation for finding our own thoughts. Making our own decisions.
When it comes down to the last srtaw anyway...we are the only ones who can make concrete decisions for ourselves.
em...just a thought heh
Your art is amazing by the way!
astrofinkie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2004
just awesome. looks like some version of a hell.
namelessmistake Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2004
wow this is great so much detail.. AH!
xxsugarskull Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2004
the concept id amazing, the idea is amazing, the hidden objects are amazing, then shadows are amazing, the way the hands are larger when close is amazing, i like it alot
gabrieldevue Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2004  Professional General Artist
amazing compliment ^^ thank you
SoulPatchVII Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2004
Wow........just, wow. It really reminds me of American Mcgees Alice. Im adding this to my :+fav: good job :)
Blackrose130 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004   Writer
your art is amazing! what kind of markers do you use?
gabrieldevue Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2004  Professional General Artist
:) Thank you very much.

For this one, I mainly used an rapidograph 0.05, a marker 1-3mm and an ordinary 1mm marker. but you should watch out, that they're waterproof and don't fade... a rapidograph is not the cheapest pen to buy, but you can always refill it, what makes it way more cheap than those throw-away-pens. and the quality is better. My rapidograph is my HOLY PEN... if somebody touches it, i go berserk.


Blackrose130 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2004   Writer
thanks a lot!! everytime i go to make something... i go through about 4-5 pens! and althought they're not that expensive, it's kinda annoying. annyway, i'll have to go out and get me one of those rapidographs. thanks again!
gabrieldevue Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2004  Professional General Artist
actually, I bought mine in the US - Hobby lobby, I guess, and it cost me about 25$, but it was worth it!
Have fun! You won't regret it (if you draw a lot)
Im glad, i could help
Rebbythecrazy1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
:shocked: wow amazing detail :+fav: great job
gabrieldevue Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004  Professional General Artist
thank you ^^ and thank you for the fav!
anael-chan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2004
die anzahl an details ist wirklich faszinierend.
wie lange hast du an dem bild gezeichnet?
gabrieldevue Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004  Professional General Artist
3 Nachmittage (und ein paar Schulstunden)... das schwierigste an diesen Bildern ist das 1. Konzept und dann läufts von alleine. Aber erst einmal die groben Linien reinbringen *schüttelt mit dem Kopf*... ich sitz nicht selten 1 Stunde vor nem leeren Blatt, bevor ich anfange...
Nickmeister Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004
XD that is incredible
balinlesavage Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004  Professional Writer
so complex. love the face & eyes of fate. your art is rather intelligent
gabrieldevue Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004  Professional General Artist
wow - thank you *smilez*

mhh... some people say, it's an evil way of thinking... though... *laughs*

thank you very much, I take this as a very great compliment.
tyhopho Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
sweet mother of ... absolutely incredible
i predict big things for you on DA
poignant-illusions Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
this reminds me of one of those 'find all the things in the picture' activities... I could only find 5 wheels, one compass, one gabriel, two chains... very interesting though. again... it does seem very unclear.. even in full view.. but maybe thats just my bad eyesight and my uber dark monitor.. either way :shrug:
kriticos Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2004
OMG this is amazing such amound of detail :clap:
deruberninja Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2004
Really surreal. It's really good. :boogie:
spacedmonkey Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2004
Wow - fantastic art - can't remember the last time I saw an image this detailed. Definately a +fav - gonna go check your gallery now. Keep up the great work!
LUV Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2004
das ist die bei weitem beste arbeit die ich seit tagen hier sehe ... großen respekt von mir! :+fav:
tea Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful ... great stuff here ... oh and my cat just ate your Gabriel.
londonxpress Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2004
What kind of process do you go through with these images? Do you have an idea in your head or do you just start jotting down ideas on paper and slowly pull it all together? There is so much random detail here - I love it. Reminds me of those 'stairs that lead into stairs that lead into stairs' images, forming a complete circle without having travelled up or down. I've been looking at this for about 5 minutes now (no joke) before commenting, trying to take it all in. I don't think I'll ever stop discovering something new in the image or something that I like about it.

Would love to see the creative world inside your head - what you are putting on paper is profound - don't stop!
jeffsimpsonkh Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2004
Amazing, what can I say? :+fav:
lieutenantmammal Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2004
thats awesome... love the checkers
Ashalie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2004
This looks like some of my stuff....only yours is a million times better.
kalenisis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2004
Jesus this is insane.
laundryline Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2004
definitely cool. I'm gonna check out your gallery, probably devwatch.... this is really fricken sweet.............. just.. yeah. I'm stunned.
tallison Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2004
you did a wonderful job on this, your a very good artist keep up the good work
kivienkathairon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2004
Wow, awesome pic. Such an abstract take on playing chess. Sort of reminds me of American McGee's Alice.
yoshichan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2004  Student
Oh. My. Goodness! That is a really awesome piece of artwork. So lovely and detailed. I certainly have to fav this. =) Good work.
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