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The king must die7 by iberiko The king must die7 by iberiko
My apologies for adding so many pictures....each piece is hand made and different from the rest, each set has a different look/feel, the board also hand made measures 46 by 46 and as always i welcome any feedback/critique/thoughts! :)

My first DD! thanks for all the kind words everyone :)

To answer the most recurring questions...the materials used are wood, marble, slate/travertine (board) epoxy clay, ink, varnish and paint.... and yep, I do take commission work (raul@electronicintermedia.com) oh and...the spiked cube thingie in the background, it was by a different artist in the same show and sadly I do not remember the name :(

And again a million thanks for all the positive response, you guys made my day!
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Given 2011-11-18
The king must die7 by ~iberiko A gorgeously sculpted chess set (and the board is pretty cool, too!) See the artist's gallery for closeups of these stunning individual chess pieces. ( Featured by LabyrinthCreations )
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esmemaialex Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
astoundingly good! what i would give to have this chess set in my room..... ;D
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013

thank you so much!

well, it is for sale ;)

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:iconesmemaialex:
esmemaialex Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow really?!?!??! how much are you charging, if you dont mind me asking? ;)
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
well it is a bit pricey I must admit...but considering it took about 2k of materials and a couple months of solid work....*shrug* anyway you can see all about it here lopezpomares.com/art-sculpture…  :)
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:iconesmemaialex:
esmemaialex Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
much too pricey for me im afriad! but it really is fantastic and looks truly amazing, if i had that kind of money to spare i would defiantly buy it!! :)
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
tyty :)
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:icongryphonsshadow:
gryphonsshadow Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I considered making a chess set once, than I realized I would have to sculpt almost the exact same thing multiple times. this is a great piece, I love how fluid the pieces look.
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
I suppose if you sculpt them all completely the same it would be rather dull yes, but if you give each one its own flare its not so bad :)
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:iconspagheth:
Spagheth Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Wow! this is by far the most awesome chess set I have ever seen!
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
im hunbled, thanks
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:iconartyandy:
artyandy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Cool chess set!!
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
thanks, amazing work all around your gallery, awesome stuff
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:iconartyandy:
artyandy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I've got to do through the rest of your gallery yet. i haven't had time so far.

I like your style.
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Thank you! Coming from someone who's gallery has nothing but absolutely stunning work that is one hell of a compliment :)
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:iconkyaris:
Kyaris Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I so want something like that!!!!!
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
thank you, it is for sale! ;)
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:iconkyaris:
Kyaris Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Lol, I don't have the means to purchase nor transport somethig that good XD
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:icondmsscroller:
DMSscroller Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow!? You carved each piece? You say wood is a material, I assume it is maple and walnut? Nice work!
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
hi, wood is part of the armature, on top of the wood I added the clay that made the final shapes....anyway thanks a bunch for the kind words :)
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:icondmsscroller:
DMSscroller Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool! and you're welcome!
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:icondavonne:
davonne Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Makes me wanna play chess!
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
:)
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:iconvampirekingdom:
vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Digital Artist
:wow: Oh my god!!!! Its very beatiful, I love it!!!!!
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
thank you!! :)
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:iconvampirekingdom:
vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Very welcome!!!!
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:iconsculptbrown:
Sculptbrown Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow now that's one hell of a great Chess set!
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
why thanks! :)
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:iconevalad:
Evalad Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is great, I'm working on tall stacked works on the wheel that someone took for chess pieces. I told them that would be a huge set if each piece was 2 1/2 feet. heh I think the hand made individuality of this board and characters makes the piece for sure! eheh!
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
cool!
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StrictlyAshleyDee Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beyond wicked! Twisted in such unique detail, bravo! I would be so pleased to own a chess set and one of a kind as this. Playing would be a challenge with such attention-grabbing pieces!

Were you inspired by anything? How long did it take you to create even one piece?

All in all, EPIC.

Simply, EPIC.
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
thank you so much :)
it took about two months to make, board and all....as to inspiration, I guess I just tap into the stuff in my head and take it from there :)

as to owning it...well...it IS for sale! heh...in fact I hope it sells so I can make another one (it takes up a lot of space, cant have two unfortunately)

again a million thanks for the kind words!
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PseudonymousRMY Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
dammit it is AWESOME! o.o
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
ty!! :)
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PseudonymousRMY Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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:iconfienna:
Fienna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
That's a fantastic set
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
thank you kindly! :)
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:iconsung-min:
sung-min Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yo dats hot
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
thanks a bunch :)
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:iconpeter-the-knotter:
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Absolutely fabulous! This turns chess into a fabled land... Such a richly deserved DD! Bravo! Peter.

btw: I like chess too: [link]
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
just went through your gallery, wow...that's awesome stuff, sculptures out of cord....amazing!
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:iconpeter-the-knotter:
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
thx! by the way, I noticed that little cubic sculpture that looks like a hairy cube(?) in the photo of yr chess set... what's that about?
Peter
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
jejeje lots of people have asked about that, it was another piece in that exhibit, i dont know the artist who made it though
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marvinbarreiros Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
AMAZING PIECE!
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
ty :)
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:iconpeter-the-knotter:
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
OK... THX. lATER!
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:iconladenu:
ladenu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ouuuuuw so unique.
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
ty :)
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:iconrisziga:
RisZiga Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's one amazing set.
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:iconhunnel1993:
hunnel1993 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Send me a price
I would love to have as an art decor
Ceresfsb@hotmail.com
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:iconiberiko:
iberiko Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
message sent! :)
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