A Dragon and His Princess

9th February, 2009 - Posted by MashPotato - 6 Comments

It’s a little known fact that the high mortality rate of princesses kidnapped by dragons is not due to burns, being eaten, or as collateral damage from rescues gone awry.  No, the majority of princesses die from acute cases of boredom, as dragons insist on playing chess until they win, and dragons, even Shrewd ones, are incredibly poor players ;)
A late bday gift for my buddy Buloght :D  It’s been a long time since I worked on a complex pixel piece, and it was fun to do.

Shoutout to Captain Binky :)

16 colours (I have to admit I’m pleased with that ;) )

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Posted on: February 9, 2009

Filed under: Art, Digital, Pixels

6 Comments

SSH

February 10th, 2009 at 12:47 pm    


Darn, will you stop being so awesome, please? Actually, this reminds me of the scene in the Princess Bride where Vizzini has Buttercup captured and waits for The Man in Black… a similar battle of wits?

MashPotato

February 11th, 2009 at 2:50 am    


Hehe, makes me want to watch that movie again, it’s been so long! :D Aaaaaas yooooooou wiiiiiiiish!

SpacePirateCaine

February 11th, 2009 at 10:21 pm    


Hey, MashPotato – I forgot that you’re the one that did that. Damn, this makes me feel inadequate in so many ways. I really need to study your pixels one of these days and learn a bit more.

MashPotato

February 12th, 2009 at 4:47 pm    


To think that someone might study my pixels… ’tis mindboggling :D Thanks SPC!

Alexandra

February 25th, 2010 at 4:36 pm    


Hello! I’m the current women’s world chess champion and right now am working on a chess DVD about the Dragon variation (we actually have this variation in chess) I made a post about it on my blog and used your picture with the link t your site, hope you don’t mind.

MashPotato

August 14th, 2010 at 3:11 am    


Ack, I only saw this now! Thanks for letting me know, and yes that’s fine :) Belated congrats on your championship!

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