Dire Straights

Keto

Sunnyvale, United States

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Avery vs. Chance.

They’ve been playing for a few hours now, exchanging victories back and fourth. Things seemed even at first, but as time went on, the balance begins to lean towards the wolf. Anxiety begins to build, intensity edges, and silence is directed upon the last hand, for all the chips.

Chance can see the huge grin across Avery’s face, in the midst of the muggy dim room— he’s not bluffing. Chance knows the situation, and he’s met not with anger, but rather just a sigh in despair. He knows what’s coming.


This is a birthday commission from Croc to Redhaski.

This picture is a bit of a doozie. Details are very much present. Almost everything in the picture was done purposely, with a lot being metaphorical. I’ll do a quick breakdown of just a few as examples:

The power-switch in the background is on Avery’s side— Avery is obviously the one in power at the moment.

The vodka bottle is on Chance’s side, as well as an empty glass, to show how nerve wrecked Chance, ever since he began to lose.

There’s a difference in chairs. Avery is feeling almighty in his big and cushioned chair, while Chance is feeling belittled in his short and non-cushioned chair.

The chopin guy is turned dog, as well as the queen on the cards out on the table.

The reflection of Avery’s hand in his glass, as well as the olive in the vodka.

Et Cetera.

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