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Just a game? by VirginieCarquin Just a game? by VirginieCarquin
The game itself is not the most important is the stake that matters.

I hope you enjoy this illustration, characters are all from a fictional story.

09-12-2012: I made a few changes, including the face of the central character (a little too dark for my taste) and some lights ..

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I am very taken by this illustration...each face has its own unique thoughts to them...i love it..very deep...The light cast around the scene is just beautiful..i love the rustic feel it has to it..seems very serious and emotional, you have captured such intensity with in the characters' faces and everything seems to mesh together in a soft yet defined atmosphere..truly a beautiful piece of work..from the woman casting a look to you directly down to the wood table and the glass in the foreground..i would want to put this up in my barber shop...i havent been struck by anything like this in a long time...great job & "cheers" to you. :)
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This specific digital painting reminds me of paintings from the old Dutch masters who painted during the Dutch Golden Age. The light in it is very gloomy, mysterious even, and the composition of it all makes it even more interesting. It feels like you are one of the guests at the table, playing the card game along with them.
Furthermore, the details are great. Their clothing have some great textures, and the pattern of the red dress on the right woman is wonderful. The colours are great as well!
The only thing that bothers me slightly, is that it seems somewhat 'cut out'. The middle woman, who is staring at you, misses a piece of her hair, and the man sleeping on the left is missing some of his hair as well. Although I do agree that it gives a more 'focused' view, it would have been nice to see the full composition, enhacing it's details.

That does not mean that I don't love it, because I really do! Keep up the great work!
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KangTengri Featured By Owner May 8, 2013   Photographer
an amazing Caravaggio painting style
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Music---Junky Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great piece! This isn't from The Seven Realms series by any chance is it?
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VirginieCarquin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Absolutely not, the book isn't out yet.
Thank you for your comment.
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Music---Junky Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh alright! :P & No problem :D
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Scarecrowlover Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The lighting, figures and overall atmosphere of the piece sort of reminds me of works by Caravaggio. I'm very impressed and like it a lot. :granny:
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ArtemAmoris Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
You did a great job with the lighting effect, especially on the woman on the far right. Very nice work.
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Momo587 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how detailed it is! I especially loved the way the little boy is peeking from a corner! .. very nice and the colors are very warm.
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Patryk124 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I like the shading and colours. nice job !
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Vertex-Chiral Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the mood you created with the lighting
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BlackCatKaya Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very great. Love especially the light.
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Chocolate-Nightmare Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is one of the most amazing artworks I've seen around here
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Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, such a great painting!!
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shook12 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent painting, simply excellent. The guy in the center has some very large hands, but for all i know, that might well be intentional. Everything else is just splendid, the kind of quality i'd frame, put on a wall and loudly exclaim "I AM NOT WORTHY" to. Their faces in particular are very good, they really look human! Not just a boring perfect dude, but dirty down-to-ground people with personality to spare. Not even the slightest hint of uncanny valley either, for which i commend you. Absolutely positively faved!
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danielwachter Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow - gorgeous and awesome work! :clap: :)
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Kgustafso Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an awesome piece here! The expressions are remarkable, almost like you can read each individuals moods:)
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alzith Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the shading and textures. very realistic.
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Nekoichu Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i love the coloring!
great job!
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alifann Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Reminds me of Rembrandt
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midnight-raven3 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
whoa! i'm blown away. the level of detail is amazing! one of those things that is a joy just to sit back and stare at all day
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parechka Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is blowmindly gorgeous! :clap: So many different characters and moods in one picture. I can stare at this for hours :D
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InkDrone Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, you're amazing. There's so much going on in this picture I could stare at it for hours. +FAV
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Zynnanna Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ha ha awesome picture who won the hand
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Prezolov Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I especially like the lighting in this piece!
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ShortAndFun Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks serious :iconseriousnodplz:
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digital-fantasy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional
wonderful and intense scene - also, i like the colours.
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems like a very tense situation where anything could happen in a split second if someone loses. Good job at capturing the quiet anxiety. :)
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EsotericDichotomy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really quite something...
I am too drowsy to type up an excellent comment, but I'll try a good one. Suffice it to say I really like this picture. There's lighting and shadow, multiple figures as well as emotion in the scene. And the fact that it's a scene rather than a figure floating in space. I really like it swell work.
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frogfilledmind Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the color scheme and shaidng of this. The textures are so realistic as well. Amazing piece!
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Moonrisepower Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the lighting/shading...just beautiful! :heart:
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HerrHaller Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Photographer
I don't often fave digital art, so that should tell you how much I like this... Very very detailed, and very engrossing!
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Isalovesphotography Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very good, looks great! really like the colors!!!
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KhoaDoTruong Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice concept, the expressions really suits it, thumbs up!
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Einsilbig Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent drawing!
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O-Renzo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
the work on the light effects is really great
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IrinMalachy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Lovely composition with the observational detail that is just superb - a wonderful atmospheric piece:clap:
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ar-chives Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
very beautiful shading light and shadow that give a very strange atmosphere !
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sasunaru16 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
very nice light effects and shading! The women look just ravishing! :3
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DragonaLucien Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The lightning and shading in this piece are amazing, great work!
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Astaryael Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. I love their expressions and the lighting.
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CamdenHackworth Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wonderful work, this is very well done.
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Aphelps Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
GORGEOUS work. Very nicely done.
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iLupinus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such an amazing digital painting. The details are just wonderful, and I really love a bunch of aspects of it.
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Unpredictabloo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Ooh wow, I really love the composition and the colors and the atmosphere it creates...wow! Very nice! All the characters look so unique! :D
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
This is amazing. Absolutely stunning work. The faces are so expressive. The coloring superb. The composition exquisite. Fantastic work.
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Karageorges Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Impressive picture, I must say..
We see a special atmosphere and a feeling of crowded place.
I have the impression that it could be a gathering of people coming from different periods of history.
Middle age and why not, period of the french revolution or a scene which belongs to the Napoleonic first Empire..
At any case, very amazing and beautiful piece of art.
Greetings from Paris!
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SpeakThroughFingers Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. I love all the warm tones.
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Asha-Anne Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very nice, i was drawn to this one because of the near classical poses of the females, almost reminds me of an early manet works, the way the light is exaggerated on the figures.
A lovely example of digital paintings at there best :)
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IrinaLara Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are a brilliant artist. Im absolutely inspired by this work and yeah, live it :D

Perfect. Nothing more to say ;D
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Willow-San Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*0*
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he4rty Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing painting, easily up there with the masters of old.
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