As an artist and avid chess player, it was very natural to incorporate my love of chess into my art. Now, although I love the game and play daily-it's easy to do phone with apps these days- I am no where near a grand master's level rank. That's ok with me because it keeps me coming back and allows me to learn more about the game and improve the weak points of my game.
The first chess painting I created is called A Master's Mind. A Master's Mind is an oil painting on canvas and one of my favorites. This is my interpretation of how a grand master's mind works when playing chess. Thinking 10 moves ahead, weaving pieces across the board and capturing their opponents pieces before they ever saw it coming.
This had been the only chess art I created until a couple of years ago when I started working on a new creation. I had put the new chess painting on the shelf because of other projects I have been working on, but I am picking it back up!
Chess art I am currently working on. (Sneak peak)
The new chess painting I am working is still in the outlining and sketching phase. I am taking a more methodical approach with this painting and being more precise and intentional with my lines. Much like a chess player takes with every move he/she makes.
I have been taking photos of the progress of this drawing at every stage and I am looking forward to compiling them into a video later on. I am really happy with the progress and the direction I am taking my new "unnamed painting".
I will publish a new post with updates and progress I am making on this painting in a few weeks. I am still working on a title for this chess painting too, so feel free to post suggestions in the comments! :)
Chess Art for Chess Players
I published a blog post detailing the previewed chess art (pictured above) as it's now in it's finished form. View the finished chess drawing titled: The War of Art- Chess Art for Chess Players. In this post, I walk people through the mindset of a chess master and the similarities chess players and artists share.
I am an artist, illustrator, and kids book author.