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NIGHT OF THE SWASTIKI by DC-Tiki NIGHT OF THE SWASTIKI by DC-Tiki
Voodoo Nazis - I hate these guys!
The Fourth Reich Cult of Voodoo Nazis are up to mischief and it's up to Tom Katz and his sexy sidekick Kitty Galore to foil their nefarious schemes! DUN DUN DAAAH!

Worked on this one for a while and had a real go at creating something using vectors. Also tried to stick to a limited colour combination to bring some cohesion to the piece. Primarily influenced by the poster work of Eric Tan but also Kevin Dart and to a lesser degree the great Drew Struzan as well.

Hope you enjoy! I'm not entirely happy with the way it looks so if you can see anything that I could do to help improve the work (or future works using vectors) do not hesitate to bring it up. Thanks for taking a look.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional
Very cheeky there mate. Well done. ;)
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha. That Hitler tiki torch is really goofy looking. Looks like a real funny concept.
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've actually already got most of this Voodoo Nazi story sketched out in thumbnail form as a comic for quite a long time. I've just never found the time to really sit down at a drawing board and fully indulge in this project, flesh out the pages properly and ink them for others to enjoy. Maybe by the end of this year it'll be completed...
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How many pages is it? That's not a bad time frame if it's at all long. I envy that kind of commitment too. Have so many half finished projects along those lines.
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I hear that, me too. The comic will be about twenty all up so a lot of work ahead of me in terms of figuring out how to ink it. However I also have to illustrate somebody else's children's book for them this year so it's going to be a bit of a balancing act for the rest of the year ...better get off devArt and go do something productive I suppose!!
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WonderDookie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Sounds like you've got your work cut out for you. Good luck!

I know what you mean... I've had devart open in the background all day today, just typing our comments between doing some work.
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MikeMahle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ha, very cool. Nice color combination, and I love the little touch of the i dotted with the Nazi symbol.
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it took me a while before I got the colour combo right, my original colours (although similar) really weren't working out at first - got there in the end. Coming up with the whole voodoo nazi thing was just a bit of fun, I had more ideas than I actually managed to fit into the pic so I'll probably revisit these villains one day in another pic.
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dr34mcrush3r Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
what? lol this is really imaginative. voodoo nazis. way out there!
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much. Yeah, I just wish my artistic skills were a bit more advanced and I was faster at producing these types of artwork so that I could reveal more of the ideas I have for the world of Danger Cat. I've got nearly 10 years of ideas just bursting to get out about this character and no outlet for any of it. Haha.
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FabianCobos Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
XD, great poster!, I like it
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks dude, I hope to make a few more like this in the future.
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FabianCobos Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
I hope to see them!
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RobKramer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Very kool! I really dig the composition of this piece.
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks dude though I really can't emphasise enough the influence an artist called Eric Tan had on the layout, check him out online. I was realy just trying to remember how to use Adobe Illustrator with this poster. A simple google search should bring up some of Eric Tan's work if you're unfamilar with him.
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RobKramer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll definitely look into him.
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Closs Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
hey look....this is what I call jungle energy!:worship: :clap:
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks dude, thanks for the support!
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Closs Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
and the vectorial? freehand ...coreldraw? sorry but I´m just curious....I love this piece...
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was created entirely in Adobe Illustrator CS3.
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Closs Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
thank you for the answer brother...more 2 for us...:beer:...:beer:
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers mate!
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Closs Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
please let me know....you did it for a kind of HQ comic or a flash animation?
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, I just did this for myself. I printed it out and it's stuck on the wall A2 size behind my computer at work!
However my aim is to keep making works like this until they're good enough to sell, not there yet though. Plus I have written out some drafts for stories with these Danger Cat characters, just not sure whether I really want to sit down and commit myself to a big project like that just yet.
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Closs Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
well I think very crazy ....these nazi woodoos(its a crazy mix of vilain :rofl:) and the cat personage...and the sexy blondie....seems all so different of usually caracters....I shore it can give a crazy story....you must try to find an edictor.
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Closs Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
voodoonazis....seems crazy.
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would say the whole world that Danger Cat belongs to is a little on the crazy side. Haha. So gad to hear you enjoyed the artwork so much.
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Closs Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
:beer::hug:
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Closs Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
congratullations mr. DC-tiki I like your gallery.
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
From: [link]
This doesn't pale in comparison, its just a different style (one that *I* Can't do!), so please keep at subjects such as this one. It certainly has all of the necessary elements!... except maybe its missing a fedora ;)
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx for the kind words dude. Yeeeeah, the fedora might be a bit too close to the original source of inspiration. Hehe.
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AndyWanderlust Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
I like the reduced detail as you go to the bottom scene, nice touch. Very cool work.
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx very much! Yes, I deliberately restrained myself from not overdoing the details on the bottom scene as I really just wanted the viewer to notice the Hitler Moai down there and not so much the little voodoo nazi worshippers. If you look at the original sketch [link] the dudes down there were going to be lot smaller than the statue but once it was in vector I wasn't capturing the same feeling the sketch had so altered it up a bit.
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RevoLeGnever Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love the colours and illustrations. The text on the top left seems a bit too close to the cat's ear.
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there, thanks for the kind words. Hmmm, the text at the top does seem to draw the most criticism though I still don't really wanna lose them completely as that would require some major re-arrangement at the top of the work. I have a few ideas for some other things that bug me in this piece so when I do eventually come back to revisit it and make some improvements that troublesome text will be one of the things I intend to address.
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RevoLeGnever Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Maybe make the cat a tad smaller? but then that might bring more attention to the volcano... hmmm... or maybe make the text bigger and set it behind the cat, covering a bit of the text but have it still legible?
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did wonder if I could just run it across the top of the piece as that's where I placed it in the original thumbnail sketch. I think the choice of fonts is also at issue, if I go behind the ear it would have to be a more expressive, larger and exciting font but because it's a whole sentence it doesn't really lend itself to that kind of treatment and would probably detract away form the title far below. It's a pickle, sure haven't figured out what I'm gonna do about it yet. Thanks for the suggestions though, I shall weigh them up when I come to do the fix.
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RevoLeGnever Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
No problem, good luck :)
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Tarzman Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Very nice! And I recognize the font you used for the title, Feast of Flesh. I've used it so many times, it just works great here.
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, well done! I actually saw another artist on here who was using FOF for a zombie nazi woman picture he had done and asked for the font's name because I felt it would fit right in with this artwork which at that time was a mere sketch on paper. Brilliant font.

Thanks for the compliemts as well Tarzman, I luv the jungle girl pics you do ... in fact luv all your pics come to think of it! haha.
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Avien81 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
I meant to say this earlier; it's a good composition and the color choice is fantastic. I'm not keen on the flavor text at the top but it's not terribly detrimental.

Good work.
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Avien. Yes, a few other people (my girlfriend included - always my harshest critic!) have said the text at the top is problematic. I guess I felt it was needed to help sell the ideas behind the poster, kind of like a movie tagline or something? I am wondering if a different font for that type would help or perhaps leaving it out altogether would be a better way to go.
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Corysaur Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
I likey very much. Sweet colours. And the idea is fanatstic!
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Vodqa!! Probably needed some of your expertise as to how to do the pterosaurs in the background but never mind!

If I ever somehow accumulate a billion dollars to invest in my own animation studio and make a Danger Cat cartoon you can totally be the animation supervisor for all the dinosaurs on the island! Haha.
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baldmonk Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Created at work? :D
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Piece by piece over many months. You can see the original sketch of this in my scrapbook on here from about May I think. That's how long I've been working on it. 5-10 mins at a time each night before going home. Ridiculous, but that's all the time I have available to go into it. Goodness knows how long before I produce another one of these.
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baldmonk Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
You're a mad man... A MAD MAN!!!!!

I wish I had your kind of enthusiasm though... I can't be arsed doing anything after work :D
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sketchsurfer Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
I love the colors and overall layout man keep it up!
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks dude, I worked hard on trying to find a colour scheme that worked effectively together - I think the final result worked. I was trying to find colours that could work for evening time but also depict a hot humid sort of tropical environment. Some earlier colour combinations simply weren't working right but got there in the end. I have a few other ideas for these types of posters too so hopefully you'll see a few more turning up on here over the next few months.
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KIRKparrish Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
another solid pic. Dude i love this. the whole vibe of the poster is pure awesomeness.
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