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Thread: Moar Propaganda! 20/8/08
January 1st, 2008 #1
Moar Propaganda! 20/8/08
New post should be someone down there.
Old post: I've always had a fascination with Communist propaganda posters, and I wanted to try and recreate this North Korean ( http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._%28179%29.jpg ) poster for an Australian video game concept I'm currently working on.
Any Critique is helpful, so feel free to rip this to pieces.
Last edited by Konskript; August 23rd, 2008 at 10:59 AM.
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January 1st, 2008 #3
hey Konskript (new name? eh, w/e)
I've seen this like, five billion times already, but what the hey. lets see...
I know what your style looks like, so I get the face and all that.
Maybe the in-colouring of the slogan could be made a bit darker, it looks a little lost with the smashed parliament house in the background, and I was struggling to read it the first time I saw it, and even now I know what it says I was still looking twice. Or maybe darken the P/House, and lighten the blue in the text? anyways, I'm off to deface your profile like the irritating little git I am.
January 2nd, 2008 #4
Thanks for the comment, I can see what you mean when you say childlike, I'll try and fix that problem right away.
It looks like I just can't escape you.
Yeah I'm still not happy with the wording, but I'll darken the in-colour some more and see if a magical breakthrough will happen.
January 3rd, 2008 #5
It simply looks a bit childish compared to those soviet propaganda posters.
Give the poster a more dark and dreadful look. (Atleast for a game like this )
Less cartoon, more vector-based psychopath-pictures!
Best wishes, Abee.
January 3rd, 2008 #6
1. eyes are not angry.
2. mouth is yelling, not snarling: "go way you bad thing" rather than "die a-hole die"
3. boot is stepping up, not grinding under heel.
4. he is wearing his dad's uniform.
note eyes and mouth:
biggest issue I see is the original looks, to western eyes, more akin to a Japanese rubber monster movie action shot than a political statement; with understanding that it is aimed at a repressed people who haven't evolved entertainment-wise, both fall flat in conveying chest thumping conviction to "do or die".
I like what your doing, just think the dude needs more chest, more agressiveness in the face, and some motion in his footfall.
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I like it and I also like the style and theme. I think it can be made more dramatic through a more drastic perspective. Example:
January 6th, 2008 #8
Thanks for the input, I understand what you're saying about how it compare to the old Soviet stuff, I'll do some more research and try to think up some better ideas.
You make very good points, and thank you for the propaganda, I'll take this back to the drawing board a bit more.
Oh, and i just want to add, I think I might know why he looks like he is wearing his 'dads uniform'. I don't have a model, so I use myself for reference, and the combat gear I own (I'm a military freak) is a bit big on me :3
Thanks, I'll try a more dynamic perspective, and thanks for the picture.
Well, I guess i better start drawing some stuff up.
January 11th, 2008 #9
Updated with a new poster.
Its still in its... 'beginning' stages. Tell me what you think needs work.
January 17th, 2008 #10
I really didn't like where the previous poster was going so I re-designed it.
This one is based off an old Soviet poster. I think this is a huge advance from the last one which I'll admit to be pretty stale. Any input is welcome, so be sure to tell me what you think.
*Updated with new picture*
Changed the size of the helmet, the position of the eyes slightly, redrew the fire and re-arranged the planes
Last edited by Konskript; January 17th, 2008 at 09:37 AM. Reason: updated
January 17th, 2008 #11
The helmet on the first new picture looks too small for his head and asymmetrical.
The flames on the second one don't look very threatening, I think their shapes are too rounded, some parts look more like shiny bubbles than fire.
The figures remind me a bit of Mike Mignola's style (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images...oycomiccon.jpg).
January 17th, 2008 #12
I agree it looks too childish, beside that, I have no comment becouse I don't see the point of that political course, especially communism....
If you drawn some historical event or something, that's ok, but makeing Communist posters NOW, it's reiculous to me.
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