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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 dafont.com. 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. You are not permitted to share said file without giving credit or linking back to this image. Please and thank you. :)
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:iconbochiechio:
Bochiechio Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
I want this shirt for a gift, but I'm thinking it would look better without the rectangle BG. I you set me up a version Like that I'll buy it!
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:icondon-salva:
don-salva Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Hello? Anybody? :(
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll note you. :) It's best to note me with questions, since comments can be very easily buried!
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don-salva Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Been a long time since I actively used deviant art. All I'm looking for is a watermark free, or if you have it, a vector graphic .svg of this picture. I want to print myself a A0 poster at my uni. I have access to such a printer for free, so I thought why not.
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:icondon-salva:
don-salva Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Is there a watermark-free version of it somehwere? I'd like to make an A0 poster for myself out of it. I love it.
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:icon253books:
253books Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
are you aware that if this was drawn as a pig, you could say it's a fanpic of Animal Farm? it still looks awesome, great job :)
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heh great,& yes,always work harder;)
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:iconoberstjurten:
OberstJurten Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant!!!
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:iconbihwolf:
bihwolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
imgur.com/a/rj75V this was posted on reddit a couple of hours ago. Your artwork is everywhere.
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:iconaudioux:
audioux Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
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. 
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:iconlogeg:
logeg Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this should be enabled as postcard print
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:iconticklemehoho:
TickleMeHoHo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Hey! They're not bear on unicycle! Get them!"
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:icon1somerandomguy1:
1somerandomguy1 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
I wonder if Putin has a picture of his bear dressed like that somewhere on the internet...
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:iconwandererofthestars:
Wandererofthestars Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow....i LOVE this!

btw: Voytek the Hero Bear...... just look it up. :D
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:iconcrystal-skull:
Crystal-Skull Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Artist
i love it :D
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:icontr01ka:
Tr01ka Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Bravissimo. Stereotypes were never that amazing.
Now world needs more bears in Soviet military uniform.
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:iconpfail-productions:
pfail-productions Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is great!
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:iconoldspy:
OldSpy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
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...
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner 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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:icondana-redde:
dana-redde Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha I need this posted directly above my computer.
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:iconzhenyayanovich:
ZhenyaYanovich Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Phantastic!
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:iconsovietdog:
Sovietdog Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Clever, I really like the propaganda style here.
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:iconchronitonic:
chronitonic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
awesome work!
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:iconstatic-ghost:
Static-ghost Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Спасибо.. )
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:icondenzelajackson:
DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
This IS motivating, thanks for sharing it
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:iconthese-subtle-things:
these-subtle-things Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Клёвый медведь, чо.
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:iconedo555:
Edo555 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Православно!
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:iconanafiel:
Anafiel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are too fluffy, Comrade Bear! Go home!
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:iconjayroseberry:
JayRoseberry Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
this made me chuckle ^_^ great job
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:iconmalteselizziemcgee:
MalteseLizzieMcGee Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love this idea, and the finished poster looks really professional
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:iconpaperartillery:
PaperArtillery Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This needs to be a print. I'm not even joking - I want this on my wall.
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll remember to submit it as a print, then. :D
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:icongremlich:
Gremlich Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You could use "Ya tebya vizhu, ty ne rabotayet" _ "I see you, you aren't working"
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:iconfranceskaassiz:
FranceskaAssiz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Да, так будет эффективней)
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:iconclusterfack:
ClusterFack Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha good idea right there! <3
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:iconiastartov:
IAstartov Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Funny.
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:iconcaptainfranko:
captainfranko Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't Communist?
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:iconthese-subtle-things:
these-subtle-things Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Hilarious!
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:iconatenebris:
Atenebris Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol, I have a similar hat.
This is absolutely charming bear :з
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
So lucky! I'd love to have such a hat. :D (And thanks! :aww:)
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:iconcavalier-renegade:
cavalier-renegade Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*insert lame "In Soviet Russia" joke here*
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Work harder, not smarter! ;p

In Soviet Russia, bear wears fur hat too! :devilish:
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:iconpallanoph:
pallanoph Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, and it's funny, since the way I work definitely falls under the "harder, not smarter!" category. Only because I let it happen that way, I think. :giggle:

I would love a hat like that. I can just imagine how warm my ears might be with one!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think I'm developing a nasty habit of "meditating" on the work for weeks [months?! ;o] and then slamming it down in a mad rush at the last minute. :lmao:
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Greyest-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture has inspired me to draw a grizzly bear in a Russian uniform on a unicycle with a Russian on his back, AK-47 in one hand and sabre in the other! O.O *Favorited!!!*
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:icongreyest-wolf:
Greyest-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
After I finish my power-armor soldier of course.
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:iconthe-under-network:
The-Under-Network Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How amny of you have actually read the book "Animal Farm'. Most of you would actually get this reference.
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:iconyuffieheart:
yuffieHeart Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
YES SIR! >:D *salute*
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:iconjerik666:
jerik666 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, yes! It's the Boris of my dreams!
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:iconpoasterchild:
poasterchild Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Это славная, товарищ!
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