Graphic Thread

In honor of José de San Martín birthday, I've mocked up a commemorative bill in his honor from my TL:

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I always consider the outcomes of the Latin American wars of independence so frustrating:

You have these wonderful commanders who are skilled enough to defeat the Spanish, but who end becoming terrible caudillos anyway.
 
You have these wonderful commanders who are skilled enough to defeat the Spanish, but who end becoming terrible caudillos anyway.
At least in Argentina, they tended to be two different groups: the caudillos threw away lives and money on the civil war while some amazingly talented commanders - San Martín, Las Heras, Balcarce, etc. - had to work miracles out of armies too small and underfunded for what they needed them to do. I did give myself the guilty pleasure of giving one such wannabe caudillo an early grave in my TL.
 
Meanwhile, Comrade Gorbachev has probably been reassigned to a job of counting blades of grass in Western Siberia, or something like that.

It's too far from what OTL Russians want.

Not because they liked communism, but because they missed their enormous size and geopolitical influence.

Most Russians wanted a post-Communist Russia with all those others countries thrown in.
 

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Okay, here is the fixed version, with some graphical improvements (or rather, intentional imperfections) and further edits. Also available on my DeviantArt page, in a readable pdf format.

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As another aside, remember that as this is a CIA factbook, it is also filled with both their and their informants' prejudices. So whenever you see "Trotskyite" next to a figure or party, you might want to ask yourself if that is how they see themselves or how they're described by other rival leftist groups. Or perhaps be suspicious when every vaguely socialist movement is listed under the revolutionary tab, despite a number of their "armed forces" simply being the peasants who have banded together to not be murdered by death squads.

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Partido Legitimista (PL) - Legitimist Party
Color(s): White, Grey
Political position(s): Center to far-right

The party of the regime, the Partido Legitimista consists of an almost farcical amalgam of center-right populists, hard-nosed buisnessmen, reactionary landowners, neo-Fascists, and brown-nosing toadies of all stripes; united more by proximity to power than any serious ideological grounding. In clear reaction to the only tepid support for the Blancos regime from the Carter administration, the PL has increasing adopted ultra-nationalist and anti-American stances into its platform in recent years.

Their support base is primarily found in those whose financial security would be most stable from the continuation of the regime. These include many of the large landholders and cattle barons, as well as members of the armed forces and Guardia Civil. There does still remain a measure of support for the party among the urban poor due to their more populist measures, but its favor has drastically decreased from its previous heights.

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Partido Nuevo Constitucionalista (PNC) - New Constitutionalist Party
Color(s): Orange
Political position(s): Center-left to center-right

The primary legal opposition to the Legitimists, the PNC was founded in 1963 from the union of the scattered remnants of the banned Partido Liberal and a small number of anti-Blancos conservatives. Despite accusations from the left of the party being collaborationist, a number of PNC leaders have been dissappeared under Blancos' rule and it has only narrowly avoided censure during the course of its existence.

Outside of opposition to Blancos, the party favors a middle of the road approach to the issues facing Los Altos - backing limited land reform and support for a fairer tax burden on the lower and middle classes. Their base lies in the urban middle class, small agricultural producers, and a number of leaders in the Catholic Church.

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Partido Nacional Republicana (PNR) - National Republican Party
Color(s): Blue
Political position(s): Center-right to right

The Partido Nacional Republicana was founded in late 1975, arising from an internal insurgency within the Partido Legitimista when it became clear that Alejandro Blancos Rios would be dropping Cesario Pinon Lopez, a relative moderate and party stalwart, as vice-president in favor of his untested son for his fourth term in office. The flight of one-time party loyalists to the PNR has only grown since the death of Blancos in 1977, with his son's wild and erractic leadership seeing many abandon the regime.

Favoring business friendly policies and a good relationship with the United States, it is dominated by the interests of industrialists, mine-owners, and other export related businesses. It shares much of its voter base with the Legitmists, though it has significantly more support from the middle class.

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Alianza Popular de Liberación Nacional (APLN) - Popular Alliance of National Liberation
Color(s): Red, Black
Political position(s): Far-left to center-left

The APLN is both an alliance of center-left to left-wing political organizations as well as an armed guerilla movement, theoretically united to the overthrow of the Blancos regime. Originally formed in 1954 and consisting of little more than bored university students and listless theoroticians after the 1961 collapse of the Communist Party of Los Altos into various squabling factions (orthodox, Maoist, and allegedly Trotskyist), the popular front was reborn in dramatic fashion in 1973, when the Partido Socialista Cristiano (Christian Socialist Party) led by Sivia Bencomo Morando, the radical Xela Labor Union, and left-wing insurgents under Jose Castillo Roscio united in opposition to Blancos under its name.

Though formally banned, numerous independent candidates are associated under its banner, especially in the cities of Tapachula and Puerto de San Benito where the transportation unions are strongest, as well as in a number of more rural townships. Included within its membership are an uneasy mix of trade unionists, social reformers, factory syndicalists, hardline communists, and advocates for the rural poor and native Maya. While these factions are currently allied with one another, beyond simplistic calls for extensive land reform and the nationalization of (some) industry, it remains unclear of how these groups would actually function if they were to ever take power - much less if they would even be able to remain unified long enough to attempt to govern.

Building off of the Factbook, I've made a number of party logos. They're probably a bit more modern than a 1970s/80s logo should be and the APLN flag is probably a bit to complicated for your everyday production, so some might either just leave off the quetzal or replace it with a star or something.
 
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I don't know if this is the right thread but I wanted to present a work I produced a long time ago.
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These are half-robotic, half-biological creatures resembling golems but with a more developed consciousness but still servile. They were used for policing, chores and the army in a very ancient civilization of a World of Fantasy. They measure three metres.
If you want more details I could answer you if I find my notes.
In the continuation of my previous message (and my Fantasist Worl) I present you another drawing I made a few years ago.
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It is a "Laspalles", a machine that can easily be compared to a mechas. As for the quality of the drawing I am limited on Paint, so the shading is not very well done.
It has the particularity of not benefiting from such unrealistic technologies (or at least it should at least be theoretically feasible by a 20th century European OTL country).
In my universe the Laspalles are distant descendants of the "golems" of the old world, with the difference that they are no longer autonomous and must be piloted by humans inside.
The first models did not have arms, they were simply pieces of artillery placed on two mechanical pastes.
The Laspalles are of last generation, the cockpit is behind the head of the machine. The pilot receives color images through the central eye and black and white images on the sides with the two blue cameras.
The Laspalles can be armed with a cannon for remote combat, with machine guns to cover the infantry or with a saber in case it has to face hand-to-hand combat with another Laspalles.
The state that produced this model used the latter model in the repression of guerrillas within its military territories. It has proven to be highly effective and its production will be intensified for the next model wars. There are even plans to equip them with propellers to make them fly.
However they are not seen as noble by the upper castes of the army and its potential is often reduced by a misuse of machines (think a little about the tank in the French army of the 20-30's where the tank is only seen as an auxiliary of the infantry and not an autonomous weapon).
What do you think about it?
 
I was bored...and I don't even know, if this counts here, but this plays in my recent Avary-TL and I thought over what could be really good recordings of live-concerts of international (English-speaking) bands there and so I made cover-artworks for bootleg-recordings. (Most of them are high-quality soundboard-recordings and a few of them are very very good audience-recordings):

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And yes, this describes my taste in music very very well. I am an old school-Heavy Metal Maniac.^^

Bonus stuff: Here's a list of all venues for Rock-/Metal-concerts in the city of Szákulec:
Black Eagle-Hard Rock Club (since 2004) - capacity: 250
Valhalla-Club (since 2003) - capacity: 250
Klub X (since 1992) - capacity: 300
Rock Bár Varközsörd (since 1998) - capacity: 400
Klub Eksztréma (since 1997) - capacity: 500
Klub Csará (since 1970, closed in 1986, re-opened in 1998) - capacity: 600
Green House (since 2000) - capacity: 700
Hodoliné Sportsarnuk (since 1958) - capacity: 800
The Tower (since 2000) - capacity: 1.100
Mőcsörlsportsarnuk (since 1958) - capacity: 2.300
Arena North (since 1994) - capacity: 3.500
Marvasarnuk (since 1931) - capacity: 9.000 (until 2002: 6.000)
Hömőnystádion (since 1923) - capacity: 11.000
Nőgénystádion (since 2001) - capacity: 32.000
Karodstádion (since 1940, demolished in September 1993) - capacity: 35.000)
Öncősenstádion (since 1994) - capacity: 64.000
 
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I wanted to pay homage to America Elects, an account I follow and support quite enthusiastically on twitter, by emulating their style for an ATL poll for my United Provinces setting.
 
How'd you make that?
I made the original bar chart in Google Sheets, exported the png to paint.NET, and then edited the colors there. I also opened an original png from the America Elects twitter, and copied the logo and the legend in the upper right (but not the text above it) to the image. I then used those colors for the text, which is where you'll spot the biggest difference from the original America Elects style (I don't know what font they use and picked the closest approximation I could).
 
I made the original bar chart in Google Sheets, exported the png to paint.NET, and then edited the colors there. I also opened an original png from the America Elects twitter, and copied the logo and the legend in the upper right (but not the text above it) to the image. I then used those colors for the text, which is where you'll spot the biggest difference from the original America Elects style (I don't know what font they use and picked the closest approximation I could).
Thanks
 
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Here's some vector art I made for Eren's Attack Titan from AOT Season 4 Part 1. The thing I really appreciate about MAPPA's character design for the Attack Titan is that the Titan looks like an actual Elven Eldritch Abomination as the Titans are perceived within the World of AOT. What do you guys think?

Here's a link to my Deviantart Page where I post some of my art/maps.
 
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