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Work Harder Comrade! by pallanoph Work Harder Comrade! by pallanoph
So I wanted my own self-motivation poster to keep me going even when I have a hundred other things I'd like to/need to do, to keep me focused. The humorous concept of a soviet bear was first brought up by a friend, and I couldn't help but go the full blown soviet poster route.

This was actually quite fun, and this is probably the fastest I've ever finished anything: Three hours from start to finish. The line art was inked by hand with a brush pen, and the color was added in Photoshop CS3. The paper texture came from CGTextures, and the font was "Russian," downloaded from Thankfully, my tablet appears to have finally agreed to get along with my computer. (Thanks to =PinkPonyFarts! I'm sure it was your last tablet driver update suggestion that did the trick! :D )

Also: Hooray, bears! And something very different!

Art April Schumacher. Please do not utilize for profit, plagiarize, or claim as yours. Thank you! (You CAN however, use this in a personal way for your own motivational needs.)

The file has been updated with a watermarked version. Many apologies, but I hope you understand why this is necessary. If you need an un-watermarked version of the file for personal use only (wallpaper, the like) please note or email me. Please and thank you. :)
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Hello. Are you aware that this poster was used in the video game DayZ (and possibly ARMA II/III). I have a screenshot of where this poster shows up in the game. If you are interested then let me know. I loved the poster in the game and wanted to see who made it. Curious if you let them use it or not too. 
logeg Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this should be enabled as postcard print
TickleMeHoHo Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Hey! They're not bear on unicycle! Get them!"
I wonder if Putin has a picture of his bear dressed like that somewhere on the internet...
Wandererofthestars Jun 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow....i LOVE this!

btw: Voytek the Hero Bear...... just look it up. :D
Crystal-Skull Jun 3, 2013  Professional Artist
i love it :D
Tr01ka May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Bravissimo. Stereotypes were never that amazing.
Now world needs more bears in Soviet military uniform.
This portrait is made to the present model (only changed his uniform) - with of a KGB general Mikhail Potapovich Toptygin. He has (in a very deep storage) a large stock super-weapon "Mother of Kuz'ma" and he promises that if the Americans will behave badly - it will have to somewhat reduce this strategic reserve =P...
CrimsonMagpie Dec 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is very different from your usual stuff, but still great; you seem to be able to turn your hand to anything! :la:
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