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"Everypony Has To Play" by EnigmaticElocution "Everypony Has To Play" by EnigmaticElocution
I'm really pleased with this. I wanted to add deeper shading and a more interesting perspective. In the past I rarely used compositions like this with a character mostly out of shot, but I think it worked well here.
I did experiment with different coloured checks on the board, mainly pink and blue, but I liked the pale and red wood best. I also tried adding extra playing pieces of different characters but I preferred the sole piece alone.
Once agin done purely in photoshop, which proved very useful when adjusting the perspective of the game board.

edit: Wow, 300 favorites. Thank you everyone.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is Hasbro
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:iconcupcake500:
Cupcake500 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
umm...... what kind of game ?
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:icondiscordsslave:
DiscordsSlave Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
My master doing his work...
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:icondr4g0nfru17-k177y:
DR4G0NFRU17-K177Y Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*can only make Q jokes*
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:iconamrasfelagund:
AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
A splendidly chilling piece of art. I can almost hear Discord saying, "Checkmate!".
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:icondarkselia:
Darkselia Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool
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:iconsonic-shadowstorm:
Sonic-Shadowstorm Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I'm reminded of Hades' chessboard...
Very dark and sinister. I love it!!
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:icondiscord666:
discord666 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
...or the game is over


...and I wim



good luck everypony!
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:iconlaysera:
LayserA Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is not only talented, but it's also very... meaningful in a way. Love it!!
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:iconenigmaticelocution:
EnigmaticElocution Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconcutemute34:
cutemute34 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spooky, and kinda sad in a way.
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:iconkillkatt:
KillKatt Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
"Or the game is over... and I win"
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:iconkur111:
Kur111 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Epic pic and... Want so much :D
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:iconenigmaticelocution:
EnigmaticElocution Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks, I wanted it as well so I decided to sculpt it.
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:iconkur111:
Kur111 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yay ~
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:iconrrolfes:
rrolfes Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:mlpdiscordplz:
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:iconjrakob:
Jrakob Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
new wallpaper acquired.
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:iconnanhart:
Nanhart Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful idea. :D
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:iconenigmaticelocution:
EnigmaticElocution Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you, your ideas are not bad either.
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:iconnanhart:
Nanhart Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for thinking so. ^^
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:icondarkheart-shadowclan:
darkheart-shadowclan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
This is brillant!
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:iconloveme4eva4teen:
loveme4eva4teen Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Interface Designer
awesome :wow:
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:iconmikaceous:
Mikaceous Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is just awesome.

I am speechless o.O
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:iconsafira101:
safira101 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Whoaaaa! you gotta add on to it!!
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:iconenigmaticelocution:
EnigmaticElocution Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Discord picture now in progress.
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:iconsafira101:
safira101 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yes! thats great, cant wait!
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:iconmoiderahofsanity:
MoiderahOfSanity Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Filmographer
...Holy shit.

This is amazing. It's moody. It's dark. It's ominous. It's fucking awesome.

Kudos to you, si-

...Wait. You drew Dash the Stamped, didn't you?

Fuck this shit. I'm watching.
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:iconenigmaticelocution:
EnigmaticElocution Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks, I think you may have just summarized a new set of criteria for my art work. (at least those involving discord)
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:iconmoiderahofsanity:
MoiderahOfSanity Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
I must be psychic.

It explains why everything I do predicts something.
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:iconsada-pazaki:
Sada-Pazaki Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooooh, yessss...I like this A LOT.
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:iconjaygryphon:
Jaygryphon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Not a discord fan, but this is definitely favable!
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:iconpointblank90:
Pointblank90 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I was singing the third verse from Art of the Dress when I yelled out 'OH SHIT' when I scrolled to this in the drawfriend. An unlikely reaction, but Fridge Brilliance struck me so suddenly.
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:iconenigmaticelocution:
EnigmaticElocution Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm glad you like it so, I commend you on your choice of song as well.
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:iconpointblank90:
Pointblank90 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Has anyone ever expanded on the idea of what Celestia did--Canon, not Trollestia or stuff--whilst Discord was on the loose? What challenges she faced and what horrors she endured?
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:iconenigmaticelocution:
EnigmaticElocution Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Now that sounds like an interesting idea to explore.
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:iconpointblank90:
Pointblank90 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Fanfic idea! *ding* Time to call out the writers.
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:iconcybertronikpony:
CybertronikPony Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
SKILLZ!
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:iconkurseofkings:
KurseofKings Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I'm confused. Does that claw belong to Discord?
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:iconenigmaticelocution:
EnigmaticElocution Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Yes, that is the intention.
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:iconkurseofkings:
KurseofKings Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Ah. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
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:icontinierme91:
tinierme91 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Discord:"Just as planned . . . "
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:iconsirhim11:
sirhim11 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Dark, and epic.
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:iconteam-friction:
Team-Friction Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Very Hades.
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:iconicklevoldiepoo:
IckleVoldiePoo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Ooh, creepy! I approve! :clap: :woohoo:
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:iconartsyfartsy1998:
artsyfartsy1998 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
OMIGOSH.
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:iconchessie2003:
Chessie2003 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
This is seriously one of the best pieces of fanart I've seen in quite some time. The symbolism is not lost on this pony!
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:iconlegit101:
Legit101 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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:iconapocalypticmike:
ApocalypticMike Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I want a Princess Celestia chess piece!

Wait, wait, wait... We need an MLP chess board!
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:iconmrcropper:
MrCropper Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Great idea! So the chess pieces on the side of Harmony are:
King: Princess Celestia
Queen: Princess Luna
Bishops: Twilight Sparkle/Rarity (Focus on magic/religion)
Knights: Rainbow Dash/Fluttershy (Ability to fly over pieces)
Rooks: Applejack/Pinkie Pie (Sturdy structures, grounded)
Pawns: The Equestrian royal guard
So what would the Discord set look like?
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:icondirector-julius:
Director-Julius Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I would think it would still be the manes 6 just Discorded, to fill in the gaps you could use the CMC
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:iconspikelywhiplash:
SpikelyWhiplash Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Well the King is Discord, obviously. I guess the rest can be based on his antics from "The Return of Harmony."

Queen: Glass of Chocolate Milk
Bishops: Keepers of the Grove of Truth
Knights: Slenderbunnies
Rooks: Rocks
Pawns: Cotton Candy Clouds
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