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Mother Equality :FIM title cards series by Jowybean Mother Equality :FIM title cards series by Jowybean
"What can I bring you? We have muffins..." =D

say it with me comrades for Mother Equality all shall be the same =.

This title card has been in the works for a few months mostly because of the visual research I did in to propaganda posters. Even the font and colour scheme mimic's the style you get in old Russian posters.

Seeing as this is a two parter I will be making another card on part 2 later on:)

I have a list of episodes I am currently making cards for and this does include episode 100. :love: ;)

For new comers The FIM title card project is too create quirky unique title card art for each episode of the show we know and :love: =D Link to the series gallery ;)…

season one is all done :phew:

Season two will be finished as well. 

If you look at the majority of my season one and two cards your see how the quality of the art was lower compared to the recent cards .I still like the ideas behind the old cards just the finish has been bugging me for a while and i would like to re do them again in the future.

Until next deviation LATERS Bronies :peace:

painted in Photoshop CS6 with my Wacom Pro in 9 hours 

Epic FTW:woohoo: or Do Not want :rage: you choose :mwahaha 
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Sir, once again, you have outdone yourself.

I loved what you did with the reds in this. Even though it's a warm color, you managed to make it look sinister. Great work on the details and shading (especially on Starlight Glimmer), although Applejack's hat seems to almost disappear (I didn't see it at first). That's my only real complaint.

The "Red Scare" themed episode is another personal favorite of mine. One, because there is so much potential when it comes to episodes like this one: the propaganda-style art and posters, as you mentioned. And two, it's the perfect opportunity for people like Mr. Sonneborn and Larson to write a story with a villain who creates "an epic failure of an attempt" to try and convince society that the only way to "true peace and harmony" is if "nopony is better, or worse, than anypony else." And this picture truly captures that feeling of disdain and foreboding, especially in the Mane Six's expressions.

All in all, another excellent job, and I am looking forward to the "Part Two".
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ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I am the man who arranges the blocks
That descend upon me from up above.
They come down and I spin them around
Til they fit in the ground like hand in glove.

(It's funny 'cause Soviet was communist)
juneopal10 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This is probably my favorite title card
Legacy-Galaxy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DatBrass Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this one in particular.
EGarciaSoto01 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
I going to challenge Starlight Glimmer to Crash Bash on melt panic, uka uka will be waiting for us
Crack-N Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't get why people would think any socialist regime would be okay with the idea of removing cutie marks. They already tell you what is the best job for a pony according to it. In any case it would be more of a corrupt ultra capitalist monopoly.
ncisfan1002 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can already see the second part for this OuO With all of the characters we meet breaking that cutie mark wall OwO
MisterJukebox8 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
Could I use this as a thumbnail for a YouTube video I'm making? I'll give credit!
PeachiePaws Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know how they'd battle the topic of conformity, but they did it right. ^_^ 
MadamStargate Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the soviet look it has. Good Job!
chrismaticfool Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
I love this one. Definitely fits the episode :D
NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015

GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Creepy, intense and red as hell. Yep, you´ve summed up the episode pretty well! :dummy:
SavageLunare Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
jyroman53 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Luigiman765 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2015
Do you think you could make these in 1920x1080 format, or some other landscape suitable size?
I absolutely love your title cards, and would love to use them as backgrounds for my computer, but they don't scale quite right at the size they are.
Amazing work, nonetheless!
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
It's would be awesome! <3
tigreanpony Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Yep efiantly a good fit
templar127 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
NicoTheTDPinkiePie Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
All of your title cards are perfect
Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent source for inspiration!
:iconstarlightglimmerplz: All your Marx are belong to me!
sigel4ever Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student General Artist
the prancing ponies aganist red mare!
werecass Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student Artist
Those smiles in that episode scared me.
ShonenJump4eva Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Run from the Russian Dancing Pones!
MustacheOfAwesome Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool and all but... Really guys? The only real hint of communism was the equality, that's it. There wasn't anything else.
CheshireTwilight Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it is less about communism and more about soviet-era propaganda and the "a little sacrifice will lead to greater prosperity" mentality. It sort of reminds me of Perestroika and how despite the obvious failure of the reforms, propaganda like this stamp just a year before the dissolution of the Soviet Union still promoted the "creative living" needed to make the restructuring work.
onieggroll Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Also, it was a much different interpretation of equality.
TakeWalker Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Ahh, this is one of your best! :D
onieggroll Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Very nice job with the Russian constructivism, it's a style I've always enjoyed. Though, I do have to admit it doesn't settle well with me how many people miss that this episode was about cults, belief, fear, and power, not communism or Marxism. Merely from this image I cannot tell if you fall into this category or not but I thought I'd go ahead and speak my mind and maybe even see if I could get a response. I do look forward to many more title cards and other works of yours.
Nanorider426 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2015
I agree. :/
Jowybean Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
to be honest I think the episode is more to do with Cults and Beliefs. But Communism was all I herd from other fans. Thats why i choose to do the constructivism poster design it just suited the episode the best.. (to be honest I am not very knowledgeable on anything to do with Marxism or communism so the themes would have gone over my head unless somebody explained it to me. 

Also prepare to see more title cards because they are coming. :)
Nanorider426 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
I think it's because the fans are post-cold-war. They haven't lived though it and such they don't know what it stands for. Most of the fans are American and I guess they have been told by they parents that the Soviets were like this - which they weren't. (Look what the USA did to Charlie Chaplin during the McCarthy-era!) But anyway, I like what you have done. :) (Smile) 
onieggroll Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
I also have to admit that the title card is probably better with the soviet propaganda theme than it might have been with a cult theme. A purple koolaid or Moonies reference might have just gone over people's heads but good old soviet propaganda is quite recognizable and eye catching. And, glad to hear we'll be seeing more title cards.
Tiennos Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Yeah, it's something that has bothered me for a while, too. Starlight Glimmer even brainwashes ponies until they believe her lies, how could things get more "cult-y" than that ?

With that being said, the old-timey soviet propaganda style looks really great in the picture! :D (Big Grin) 
onieggroll Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Indeed it does.
timfortune9 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
You can just hear the "Soviet March" from "Red Alert 3" from looking at it.
Cartoon-Eric Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those smiles.  They're just not right.
KingZanderSanchez-i Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, I actually really like this; it's kinda clever how it looks like a Communist propaganda poster.
SwordSparks Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No muffins!
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
DarthTUK Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Glorious Soviet Equestria!…
Animewolfgamer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
This is so fucking amazing. 
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