The War of Art: Chess Art for Chess Players
I titled my latest chess drawing: The War of Art. The title of the drawing helps illustrate the multiple thoughts that were going on within me at the time and a process some artists and creatives go through. The subject matter I selected to convey my message was another chess drawing that adds to my ongoing collection of chess artwork. Chess is one of my favorite games because the game is strategic and there are so many possibilities and outcomes. I don't think I have played the same game twice. Like chess, art can be fluid and strategic and has so many possibilities.
Pen and Ink Chess Drawing
I started working on this chess drawing in 2013 or 2014. It's been quite the journey for this pen and ink drawing as the paper has managed to withstand the six or seven years I have been working on it, two relocations, and many late nights thinking about what to do next.
Just like in chess, with many chess players and chess pieces, a drawing, painting, or song can be a war. The chess board is the battle ground in the game and the canvas or paper is the battle ground when creating art. The artist is trying to win the internal battle and tell the perfect story or express the emotions that the creation was intended to do.
My chess drawing allows you to step inside my mind during a chess match. Constantly analyzing the board and searching for the next move to win the small battles and eventually the war. Don't take your eyes off the opponent's bishop or knight, checkmate and defeat is always a move away on the chess board.
A Chess Drawing for Serious Chess Players
With this new drawing, I wanted to take the viewer into the chess board and allow them to dive deep inside this drawing. I want viewers to look to find all the chess pieces hidden in the nooks and crannies of the board. Is there a checkmate? Will a queen be taken for another chess peice on the board? A drawing fit for the best chess players in the world. If you have a friend or family member that is a chess lover, this is the perfect gift.
Purchase chess prints of The War of Art here.
New Chess Artwork
My latest chess artwork was created with pen and ink on watercolor paper. Chess prints, chess posters, stickers, cell phone cases, chess t-shirts, and more are available here.
There are also other sizes available if you would like a larger or smaller chess print.
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Art makes an excellent birthday and Christmas gift so, purchase an art print for your favorite chess players today!
If you like this chess artwork, you may also like this chess illustration I created a few years ago. The drawing is titled: Pawnzie Scheme.
Looking for more chess artwork? I created an album of my chess drawings that can be viewed on Fine Art America here.
I am an artist, illustrator, and kids book author.