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For the Motherland! by Soviet-Superwoman For the Motherland! by Soviet-Superwoman
This was a commission for me by the incredibly talented :icondinsidious1: In his own words:

"Here is a possible agitprop poster from the Great Patriotic War, featuring SSW leading a flight of Yak-3 fighters against the Axis. She is yelling the most famous slogan of the Soviets during the war: 3A Родинy...For the Motherland!"

"The Yak-3 was a breakthrough fighter for the Soviets. It clearly outclassed anything the Germans could muster, including the FW-190. Basically, the pilot wore the plane, it was so small, light, and maneuverable. Quick, too. A big power-plant on a small frame. It fires 3 cannons, 2 over the cowling synchronized through the propeller, and one through the propeller hub, similar to German planes. This made aligning the plane with target much easier for the pilot."

"The layout of the poster has many of the dynamic features found in Soviet pieces of the period. Staring with the Constructivists in the 1920's, Russian print and poster media was the avaunt-garde. Figures and lettering usually move diagonally across the page, primarily from lower left to upper right, as the words are read, signifying upward progress and achievement. Figures are always looking upward, and in wartime posters, exhorting other figures, and the viewer, towards a higher goal. Secondary axes are also diagonal, like the line from the plane noses leading up to the face of the figure."

:icondinsidious1: was tremendously professional to work with and came up with fantastic visual! :worship:

Soviet Superwoman is my creation and property.

She can be found in the :iconangel-fallsda: setting here on :icondaplz:
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:iconandrewr255:
Did the Soviets refer to the USSR as the motherland? I think the Germans referred to home as the fatherland? No point to be made but just an observation.

(psst, submit the image to the group.)
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:iconsoviet-superwoman:
They did indeed and you are correct about Germany as well.

(I hadn't done it since it depicts an image of her prior to AF).
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Magen-ta May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Прикольно )))
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:iconleviadragon99:
Huh, interesting background info, so the Yak-3 was an actual aircraft of the period? If so, it seems like Din knows some history there.
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:iconlonestranger:
LoneStranger May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow.
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devduck01 May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Really nice, and fantastic research explanation/research
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BelRhaza4017 May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool, props to D on this!
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:iconredjoey1992:
RedJoey1992 May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
AWESOME :D
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