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Queen Takes King by sketchtastrophe Queen Takes King by sketchtastrophe
Very excited to be able to post this finally! I was lucky enough to be able to participate in a collaborative art project based on Game of Thrones (a.k.a. A Song of Ice and Fire). My contribution was the crafty Tyrell family, inspired by matriarch Olenna’s hand in the Purple Wedding. This project was lovingly organized by :iconfictograph: and features art from over a 100 amazing artists! And, there is a kickstarter for the project to have it printed as a gorgeous book!

www.kickstarter.com/projects/2…

Want to get you hands on the book? Lucky you, cuz there’s even an Early Bird Special, where you can get the book at a sweet sweet discount (spots are running out though, less than 30 left!) Each tier of the project comes with additional rewards that will score you some additional GOT themed art and wearables designed by some of the artists from the project. There’s even a tier where you could get all of that plus a custom commission from myself ;) But if you’re a bit more money strapped you can get a digital copy of the book starting at just $5 :)

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Hotsam01 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Beautiful work and very true to the Game of Thrones.

I know it got mentioned below, but just gonna explain...placing the white Queen in front of the black King is checkmate because the Queen would be protected by the Knight.
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adarwen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
awesome great potrayel of how i see granny tyrell
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DevilRayWilson Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
OMG I love this so much
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victauron Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Tyrells are great players in the game of thrones.  Maybe better players than the Lannisters. 
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adarwen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i agree they are better as they are kinder
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victauron Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They could be more devious and cunning. 
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adarwen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
agree they are still a little bit to nice and cute
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MilicaBoskovic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student Writer
This is amazing, I love the way she's holding the necklace, and she looks so shrewd Oh Shrewdness....  I love it :love: 
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :aww: 
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Jakovasour Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
I love everything about this.
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm happy to hear that, thanks for the nice comment! :D
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RobicTheEscapist Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! :heart:
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Happy you like it :aww:
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KathyRose Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
This is so awesome! :)
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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kiikii-sempai Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I just wanted to say that this is one of my favorites: I am SO glad someone did Olenna because she's one of my favorite characters. :D
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh thank you! :aww: Your work is so lovely and I'm always happy to find another Olenna fan! :D
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Madara-Nycteris Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
So cool! A clever image of one of the most dangerous characters ever!! The  details are great
I love the way the pieces are arranged, cause Lady Olenna just needs to place her queen right in front of the King and everything will be hers -literally-. 
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hillerj Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Nice pic! I have to wonder though, is it even possible to checkmate with just a king and a knight vs. a king?
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm not a chess player but I believe you should be able to take out the king with two other chess pieces on the board still. I had looked up checkmate plays where the queen takes the king and this was an example. But someone else pointed out it was incorrect, I think I just got the placement wrong? Trying to figureout a proper checkmate so I can fix it before it gets printed lol ^^; Live and learn I guess!
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hillerj Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
It's definitely possible to checkmate with just a king and rook or a queen, but I don't think it's possible to do with any other combination of king and other piece vs. just the other king. (or at least I haven't visualized a scenario where it can happen. 
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team-ericsookie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Where King is now, if he plays smart, he can take out the knight before he is removed himself. But in the end the bishop and queen will have him cornered
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Favninthedirewolf Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is far too cool!  :la:
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly! :aww:
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Favninthedirewolf Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!  :huggle:
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JoshGarciaArtworks Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic artwork!! :D
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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JoshGarciaArtworks Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :D ya did a great work on this! :D
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