"Chess Game" Animation (W.I.P Screen Shot) Blender Internal Render

Developing a chess game animation, still texturing the horse underbelly, and working on the lighting setup, but I should be ready to animate in a week & 1/2. Please let me know what you guys think…Color Treatment 1 (Test)

Color Treatment 2 (Test)

Hm. The horse’s anatomy has some awkward parts. Like, his eye looks too high and is on the front of his head, and his shoulder looks anatomically wrong. I know it’s a chess piece, not a horse, but stylizations should…feel right, if you know what I mean.

Also, I’d be happier if their bodies merged into the bases more naturally. They look like two separate things at the moment.