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JCC The Flags of Another Earth

Discussion in 'Community' started by Lego Thrawn, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Lego Thrawn

    Lego Thrawn Jedi Knight star 1

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    Hello, all...

    I figured I'd post some of my 2D artwork here... IDK where else to put it, since it's not SW-related, so if a Mod wishes to move it, so be it. Anyway, one of my free time hobbies is creating alternate versions of flags, and representations of fictional flags. Below are some examples of my work. I create everything using both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS2.

    Brazilia
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    Republic of Emmeria (Ace Combat)
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    Germania
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    Osean Federation (Ace Combat)
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    Feel free to comment!
     
  2. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Kind of cool. Keep it up!
     
  3. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hi there.
     
  4. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Get rid of the vignettes and look at the negative space of the first and the rest is good.
     
  5. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    The shading effect bugs me - flag design presentations should favor clarity for easy reproduction. Or, if nothing else, to make the color scheme obvious.

    Designs are nice, though.
     
  6. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I assumed the shading effect was supposed to create the illusion that it's a "real" flag.
     
  7. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I kind of like the shading. [face_dunno]
     
  8. Lego Thrawn

    Lego Thrawn Jedi Knight star 1

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    Thanks, all! Yeah, the shading effect serves two functions. One, I feel it's a nice artistic touch. But mostly it's there for security... it makes it harder for someone to take my images and alter them.
     
  9. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    But didn't you take someone else's designs and alter them?
     
  10. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nicely done.
     
  11. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    The Wiemar Republic is preparing a lawsuit as we speak.
     
  12. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I particularly liked the first one.
     
  13. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    I like the Germany on a lot.
     
  14. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    I like Emmeria. It reminds me of my SCA coat of arms.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Osean Federation? I mean I'm Irish, but that's blatantly racist.
     
  16. Lego Thrawn

    Lego Thrawn Jedi Knight star 1

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  17. Lego Thrawn

    Lego Thrawn Jedi Knight star 1

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    No... not really. These are variations/concepts... they don't claim to be the "real" flags of the respective nations. Plus, AFAIK, these are ideas that I alone have come up with. I use the shading filter so that I can tell if someone takes one of the variants I have made, and claims to pass it off as their own, or alters it. It still takes time and work to make these. I mean, this is comparable to fan fiction... you're essentially playing in someone else's universe, but the story, characters and plot are all still "your" creation. As for the "Ace Combat" flags... as you can see, I provided written acknowledgement that they are from that universe, and not something I alone created.
     
  18. Jedi_Reject_Jesse

    Jedi_Reject_Jesse Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Oh, sean
     
  19. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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    [​IMG]


    Think you can do anything to fun-up Mozambique's flag? Nations that put automatic weapons
    on their banners just don't give me that "come share our happiness" vibe.
     
  20. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    First off get rid of that book. Books mean learning, and that's definitely not fun.
     
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  21. Lego Thrawn

    Lego Thrawn Jedi Knight star 1

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    Thanks, guys. Here are four more.

    Confederate States of America
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    Pan-Arab League
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    Texas Reach
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    Democratic Federation of Wellow (Ace Combat)
    [​IMG]
     
  22. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I really like the first one. Too bad it's CSA, though.
     
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  23. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    I liked the Texas Reach one.
     
  24. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah, the CSA had a terrible time coming up with a national flag... they went through three or four different versions,
    and none of them worked out very well. I think the Lego Thrawn concept might have been practical.
     
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  25. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Okay, I am sorry.

    Am I really the only one who keeps coming in here thinking there's going to be something related to that indie science fiction movie that came out a year or so ago?