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Checkmate by BlueRoseArkelle Checkmate by BlueRoseArkelle
TvT F-finally finished this nonsense.....Im working on the coloring video for Youtube now~

;v; Uhm, so yeah, I want to keep this description as simple as possible.
TvT These are my two OCs, Shu (blue) and Reysol (red). If you know me, then you probably already know about these two and their relationship. If not, read dramatic textwall here to get the basic idea: [link]
;__; Uhm, so basically, Shu and Reysol have very different perspectives. While Shu is intuitive and innocent, Reysol is moral and ethical. Their differing sides caused their relationship to tear apart, each "forever stuck on one side of a chess board". In the end, neither one could fully accept the others perspective.
But really, their feelings in the end weren't so different. Nor did they realize that when you take your stance on a chessboard, despite what color you represent you will always walk the path of your opposite. Black to white, white to black. In the end, it doesn't matter what you represent, you still fight on the same field to win the same goal. But sometimes you can become so lost in winning that you can't see that irony.

Also, personally speaking, I don't believe anything is "black and white". Even in chess, the black walks the white and the white walks the black. Nothing is so simple as "right and wrong", and if people take a moment to look at things this way, they can see that their ideals are not so different. The "black/white" mentality of point-blank judgement and assumption is one of the most repulsive things I have ever witnessed in my existence. Nothing is so simple and when you choose to see it as so all you do is create pain and hate. The constant swap in blue and red between each side is supposed to represent that. The idea that nothing is black and white. No side stronger or weaker, no person without sin or salvation, no game of chess where the colors never swap.
;___; Its kind of a theme is pretty much everything that I draw.

TvT There is an illusion here....if you look at first, it looks like they are staring right at each other. But if you look closely at were they each sit, you'll notice they are on different planes on the board, in actuality looking directly past each other and not noticing. TvT So hopefully you see the symbolism here.
xD Also, why are the chess pieces all white? Because "when two kings are at war, their subjects are all the same". Really, it becomes a battle between just them and everyone else is irrelevant. That is what happens when you can't see what it right in front of you.

........;____; There are a lot of technical mistakes in this drawing....
Please be gentle.....:iconcryforeverplz:
T__T I just.....I like trying new things asdfgh-


Media: Copic Sketch/Ciao Markers. Chalk pastel, Prismacolor Verithin pencils, and white gel pen for effects.
Time taken: About 20 hours
Date: October 13th, 2012
Characters, art, concepts, etc belong to me, *BlueRoseArkelle and you do not have permission to use, alter, repost or reproduce in any way without my permission.
(eve fanart is always allowed however)
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Ashiterujapan777 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
oh mygosh i saw this being made on youtube a while back! this is so amazing ><
BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
>///w//> Daww, thank you so much! I'm glad you think so <333
Piixelcloudd Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
This is amaing let's get married.
I mean.
This is amazing.
NicoleYunet Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You`re right, this drawing it`s full of symbolism, I really love it. The clothes of Shu and the blue hair remembers me to Ciel Phantomhive, my platonic XD I totally loooove it, really, it`s amazing. But it really took you a lonk time! You must be very pacient as to draw something like this, even if you have said already that you usually make more than one drawing at the same time since you can`t stand with only one.
Korhann Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
cute :3
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This pic is kind of sad now that I know the history between these two.
GalacticFrenzy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG OMG OMG, that is so amazing! ( As Usual) And I dont know why, but Reysol reminds me of a blonde Gakupo from Vocaloid. This drawing is VERY well done. I favorited :)

Um... also as my avatar probably tells you... I looovveee Pokemon. Yesh. I also draw gijinkas. ( I'm so very sorry if I spelled that wrong) And I have recently done a human version of the Pokemon Shaymin in land form from Sinnoh. And the backgrounds that I drew in the picture were actually inspired by you! Thanks for the inspiration!
Miaosha Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RedFlameWolf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
tru3darkn3ss Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist
I love the way you draw !! :D
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