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TMNT: Donatello + Shadow by mooncalfe TMNT: Donatello + Shadow by mooncalfe
a frontispiece pin-up i did for Mirage's Tales of the TMNT #38. :tmnt1:

characters copyright Mirage, all that stuff, etc.
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NixKat Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool.
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M-raptor Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist
this is good nice work and for don always a smartass!!
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:iconspeckled-paws:
The drawing is amazing but it seems to me to be check, not checkmate. The white pawn is blocking the bishop from threatening the king. The white pawn should have been on the black square or the white square to it's diagonal right instead. The king has one move (diagonal right). If rook moves to check then king takes knight. If bishop comes to check, either knight takes bishop or king takes knight. Either way not checkmate. The only reason that I'm even mentioning it is because I've had the smile that Donatello has on his face only to discover that I hadn't really won the game yet.
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:iconmooncalfe:
somebody else said this about a year or so ago, and it's just me messing up the board. i'm not a chess player but i did do research on the board arrangement but somehow i still messed it up. :XD: i guess it still works even if Don hasn't checkmated Shadow yet, but that's the basic joke. glad you like the drawing, in any case, thanks!
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:iconspeckled-paws:
Sorry to open up a year old wound ^^; I enjoy a good game of chess and I've been on both sides of the board (so to speak) having all of my pieces taken away and having taken my opponents' pieces leaving them with next to nothing but since Don's a genius it'll be over soon away ;) Again great drawing :)
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:iconmooncalfe:
i posted this picture way back in 2006, i'm surprised nobody caught the chess board until last year! i have a friend who's a big chess player, i should've run the board configuration by him but i didn't, i don't know how i messed it up. i looked up piece configurations online and stuff like that, how did this happen?!? :XD: anyway, it's cool, thanks for bringing it up again and confirming it!
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:iconspeckled-paws:
At first I wasn't going to say anything but the chess player in my couldn't keep his mouth shut :XD: I'm pretty sure most people focused on the faces of the players and the number of pieces by Donatello and figured that he'd already won.
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I am a big fan of how you draw the TMNT! (Loved IDW's Leo micro-series, you did a good job on the art). Also Shadow should know better than to play chess with Donnie.
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DaMushroom Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
you drew this? Dude, I use this as a book cover for my tmnt fanfic on Wattpad!
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