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An alternate flag of the People's Republic of China based off of several original proposals from the Maoist period. This can also be used as a flag for Leftist/Maoist Chinese opposed to the current Conservative-leaning government.

Red represents Socialism/Maoism, the Stars represent the non-wealth based Social classes united under one government, the hammer and sickle represent union between proletariat and peasant, the 3 stripes represent the Yellow, Yangtze, and Mekong(?) rivers.
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23 April 2010: Updated with my new map style, looks much better. Check out the links if you haven't seen the whole project or want more info.



Part I: [link]
Part II: [link]
Part III: [link]
America Map: You Are Here!


Map of North America, circa 1950. Pretty self explanatory. If by chance you have no idea what this is about, then welcome to alternate history! Basically this project explores what the world may have been like if the Confederate States of America had managed to win in the American Civil War. I use real research to do a lot of it, but in the later parts I'm forced to take some artistic creativity in what happens, as by that time things have changed so much there is no way to determine what is likely and what isn't. It's a bit of a long read, and you may not understand it all, but if you like history and/or a good story, then go ahead and take a look. At the very least you can appreciate the maps and how much I improved over the course of the project.

EDIT: If you're wondering what the states are, I'll list them below. And yes, both Alabama and Alberta are abbreviated "AL." That's okay because they're in two separate countries.

EDIT-EDIT: If you're wondering, the capital of the USA is Philadelphia and the capital of the CSA is Havana.

Alberta, AL
Apsalook, AP
Arizona, AZ
Bahamas, BA
British Columbia, BC
California, CA
Cheyenne, CH
Colorado, CO
Connecticut, CT
Dakota, DA
Delaware, DE
Deseret, DS
Franklin, FR
Idaho, ID
Illinois, IL
Indiana, IN
Iowa, IA
Jamaica, JA
Kansas, KS
Maine, ME
Manitoba, MN
Maryland, MD
Massachusetts, MA
Michigan, MT
Minnesota, MN
Missouri, MO
Montagnais, MG
Nebraska, NE
Nevada, NV
New Brunswick, NB
New Hampshire, NH
New Jersey, NJ
New Mexico, NM
New Russia, NR
New York, NY
Niagara, NI
Northwest, NW (Pronounced "Nor-west," not "North-West," a bit like Newfoundland)
Nova Scotia, NS
Nunavut, NU
Ohio, OH
Ontario, ON
Oregon, OR
Pennsylvania, PA
Philippines, PH
Quebec, QC
Rhode Island, RI
Rupert’s Land, RL
Saskatchewan, SK
Vermont, VT
Virgin Islands, VI
Wisconsin, WI
Yukon, YK

Alabama, AL
Arkansas, AR
Baja, BJ
Chiapas, CP
Chihuahua, CU
Coahuila, CU
Columbia, CL
Cuba, CB
Durango, DU
Florida, FL
Georgia, GA
Hispaniola, HI
Kentucky, KY
Louisiana, LA
Mississippi, MS
New Texas, NT
North Carolina, NC
Sequoyah, SQ
Sinaloa, SI
Sonora, SO
South Carolina, SC
Tennessee, TN
Texas, TX
Virginia, VA
Yucatan, YU
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Aery Name: Tookie Island
Character Name: Yappa
Character Species Combination: Cassowary / Grey Kangaroo
Rank: Young Tookie
Gender: Male
Character Personality: Yappa is a very unfriendly creature. He seems to have no motive other than to kick your face in, and he does that well. Unfortunately, Yappa isn't the highest on the intelligence scale, and is easily outwitted. Despite being mean and stupid, Yappa will do all of your bidding if you give him fruit. You see, Yappa loves fruit more than anything else, and has a horrible habit of gathering huge amounts of fruit into his mouth and attempting to swallow it all at once (which leads to him choking and attempting it a few more times before just eating them one by one). Yappa's disgruntled expression never changes, and he constantly cocks his head around to get a view at his surroundings. The only word Yappa can say is "yappa", thus getting him the name Yappa.

Character for :iconwindsonde:.

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Original Size: 10x15
Medium: Brush, Quill & Ink
Time: Don't have a clue
Copyright Notice: 2008 by Bob Giadrosich/Sharayah Press. All Rights Reserved.

    A scene illustrating the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 in Salem Village, Massachusetts.

    With this one, I wanted it to have a more "historical" feel, while still taking some liberties with personalities and environment. None of the figures are meant to be a likeness of any actual person who was alive at that time, but I did read quite a few accounts of the event for research on the clothing and who was involved in the actual trials.

A Note on Technique: One reason why I decided to use all hatching instead of cross-hatching is because I wanted to opt for a more "wood-cut" type of approach.
    Another reason is that this is currently being colored in Photoshop, so the absense of the cross-hatch will help the color come through and define shape and tone, making the drawing appear less "muddy."
    This will be reproduced as a two-page spread in a forthcoming book in the United Kingdom.

    The two other companion pieces in the assignment are Magi's Abode, and Apothecary.

    As always, thanks for looking!

Edit: Added Salem Trial: Color Version.
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A quick sketch of the new Spinosaurus, the last of my Spinosauridae size chart V2
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No comments have been added yet. proudly presents: terragen - solitude (adagio of peace)


once again all you see here is fantasy and no reality simulation kind of work. imagine you're on a distant planet. maybe stranded... totally lost. the only thing you hear is the roaring wind that strides through the canyon. the slight sound of smoothly flowing water. you see that impressive wide view of an alien desert like environment... to finally look up into the sky to see a planet's asteroid belt rising... soon followed by the planet itself.


what you see here is a panorama. a wallpaper thought for dual-screen setup.

the actual terragen background consists of 7 different pics. merged and maniped together within photoshop. that was quite a task... beside the usual manip work i did. for the planet i used parts *alyn's planet tutorial and it offered me some hints how to create the belt for the planet. my overall target was to create a well balanced serene scene... and i think i succeeded. =) a great start into 2005.


rendered with // terragen ver. 9.19
terrain created with // /
rendered resolution // 4500x3375
work resolution // 8912x3375
rendering time // 6 rendered pic - ca. 40hrs
render without post process // n/a
post process done in // photoshop cs
post process time // over a period of 3 weeks (ca. 25 hrs work)
total filesize // ca. 550mb
total layers // 47
inspired by // my imagination

happy viewing... and thanks if you read all down to this spot =)


ps: sorry for the large filesize. usually i try to stay below 1mb - here i had no choice. quality counts.
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The new Russian Army uniform - all very Red Doll Army.
(I've put it in Scraps as I don't own the photo copyright although it is plastered all over the Net.)
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Heya all!

Just a Light Study I did today.. too long without drawing O.o
(ouh.. and excuse the lame-cheap-lazy bg ^^')

Photoshop 7 and Intuous.
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During the Puro Pan Civil War, between Puro Pan del Norte (PPN) and Puro Pan del Sur (PPS) -north and south Puro Pan respectively- as well in the second civil war, wich will be a multiple faction war, largely the fighting will happen in between two main factions:

The Krakavians -ethnic slovs, orthodox and sunni muslim, from the Krakavian Highs and the north- against the Puropanian -ethnic Ruhenian, luteran and catolic, from Puropan and the south-, as well several other ethnic and religious groups, as the muslim traciks and the Nutks.

Between the ethnic confusion and hate boiling there, there must be added the religious wars, comunists, clerical fascists and all between, clans and tribes with centuries old feuds and ten foreign powers backing their own factions, even with expeditionary forces.

In an all out war, against everybody else who weren't themselves, the Krakavian and Puropanian, from a third world nation, used almost any weapon, and as the war advanced, they began producing local poor made copies... of weapons wich where obsolete, but they could build.

This old tripod machinegun of 7,62mm is an example

Other 2008 old doodle, coloured now in PS just because I'm deprived of my scanner. XP

I will scrap it latter.

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Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic saluting presidential candidate Ron Paul.

Why is it that the best candidate for president (Paul) is always unelectable, while the worst candidates (Bush, Obama, Palin, Trump) are completely electable?
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