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Fight for Freedom by KaceyM Fight for Freedom by KaceyM
A commissioned mock WWII recruitment poster, featuring Abe the squirrel, who is copyright his player. The poster is based on an actual WWII era poster, visible here: [link]

This was a lot of fun for me, because it is a very different graphic style, and it was fun to try to draw the character in the style of the time.

Note also that the signature is dated '43 instead of '07 ^.^ Just for fun.


Done with ink, acrylics and watercolors on 9"x12" illustration board.
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Given 2007-09-21
Fight for Freedom is an excellent piece styled after the old WWII posters. KaceyM has done her history homework! ( Suggested by HealingBlight and Featured by cooley )
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DotorHekat Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
I recomend "Porco rosso"
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SeaNanners121 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Great job with the poster!
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MercenaryBlade Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great picture, looks like she fought in both the European andthe Pacific theatres.

I've always loved the old propoganda posters, and anthros.
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raptorcfaulkner Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That awesome you did a good job on it.
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PhycoToad Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this piece of artwork, it's very creative and detailed...but I've got one question...now granted I'm not an expert on WWII planes, but...it says U.S. army...then why is there a Nazi and Japanese flag on the side of the plane?
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Maalkor Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Kill marks for planes the pilot shot down.
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:iconphycotoad:
PhycoToad Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I see
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Maalkor Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student General Artist
From the looks of it, this lass was in both Europe and the Pacififc.
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Wow very nice
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Rajaahsani Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really good work! i like it!
About the kill marks, did she fought in Europe and Pacific?

--
A war is not lost until you consider it lost - Erich Von Manstein
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:iconafman81:
afman81 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun!)*
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one helluva roar!**
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!
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DBsTreasure Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Friggin' awesome!!! Ilove anything military themed, but especially aviation related!
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:icondbstreasure:
DBsTreasure Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Friggin' awesome!!! Ilove almost anything military themed, but especially aviation related things!
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skyworthy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job on the poster. I am a big fan of WWII Aviation.


Rise up Soar on!
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Waluarigio Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
I like this drawing mainly because of the historical accuracy you portrayed. it really feels as though you captured the era and feel of World War II propaganda. I love the army's propaganda mainly because it's always so diverse, you know, ranging on a massive array of concepts like preservation of utilities and oil. Well i guess all you have to do now is create an advertisement of war bonds and Coca-Cola huh?
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SuperKingJingaling Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Furfaggotry fails again!
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foxdevil1 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Air Force forever!
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Badass!
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Asianguy78 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Nice picture and well done, but It was called the 'Army Air Forces'. It wasn't specifically called the U.S. Air Force until it became an individual branch on September 18, 1947.
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KaceyM Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
I'm aware that it was the Army Air Corps. The commissioner wanted it this way.
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Asianguy78 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
No, it changed from the Army Air Corps, to the Air Forces, than the individual Air Force in 1947. They did change the names every couple years or so, it first started out as the Army Air Service.
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BluefoxP Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you miss one, US Army Air Service to US Army Air Corps to US Army Air Force then US Air Force, and it didn't start as the Army Air Service, it was Aeronautical Division, Signal Corps first in August 1, 1907. get the history right [link]
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comic-maker Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that the same link that i got all the ww2 poster go to my daviant art you"see
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UndeniableGuile Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
HOOAH!
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afman81 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Hell yeah!
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UndeniableGuile Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
*grins*
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msgtfrank Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Student General Artist
My dad was in the air force during the Vietnam war
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pyro2101 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
I am so buying this lol
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XresNTAP Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Ok, assumption, the furry is supposed to be allied amiright? so why on earth is it in an AXIS plane.
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BluefoxP Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It’s a P-40 not the Me-109 that you might be thinking of, the two can be mistaken one for another. As for the Nazi and Japanese flag on the plane are kill marks.

Here's a [link] the Second picture down shows a P-40.
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MiniWookie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
:heart:Love it!:heart:

Don't know if anyone has already mentioned this but the air force used to be known as the United States Army Air Corps during WWII...
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:iconkaceym:
KaceyM Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Yeah, I know that - but the commissioner asked for the text as-is ^.^
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MiniWookie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Glad you knew, that totally makes my day :nod: :D
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RejectedDreams Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
Awesome work! =)
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starwarsisme Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful piece of work. I like it because my grandfather served in the Army Air Corps during WWII.
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Fox201 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh, I am gonna sign up for the air force. Always wanted to be a C-130 pilot ^^ Wonderful piece.
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RJ-Foxx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
NOW TATS WUT IM TALKIN ABOUT :chainsaw:

the perfect picture, im extremely glad you see it that way, vary nice artwork!
Nazi and Jap kills? one lucky airplane,, it's possible though. I havent seen this picture before, definately favorited as one of your pieces :D ,,, tho i am a peaceful person inside, really!
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FrenzyWolf Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
DeviantArt needs definitely more Military-Fury-Art :D.
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andresmzgv Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
If this was a print, I'd already be expectant of its arrival...
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Grifen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Just miss the italian kill stikers, so all Axis forces down... hum... knowing my country, I guess Italians had forget to refuel their aircraft. :bonk: :rofl:

Anyway, really nice job. ;)
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Jandreau Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
hehe, I gotta say, you outdid yourself here ^^ I'm a huge WWII enthusiast. and that canopy IS that of a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. x)
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EmperorBassexe Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
The only war where you guys did any good... :sarcasticclap:
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:iconsilent-breeze:
Silent-breeze Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Not that great! They left Britian hanging for ages until they were nearly wiped out and then decided to step in!! So yeh :sarcasticclap:
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EmperorBassexe Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Ooh, yeah good point. :)
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hige91 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
great stuff
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themasterpyro Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
very nice. i noticed a liiiiitle flaw tho. unless this plane changed theaters something is a little screwy. he has apparently shot down german AND jap planes.otherwise very good.
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RJ-Foxx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
thats definately possible though, both enemies at the time. just rare to have same plane involved in two different places
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:iconbluefoxp:
BluefoxP Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!! I love this poster, USAAF as was back then. what fighter is that?
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KaceyM Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
I'm not sure what kind of plane it is - My resident plane expert here says it looks like a P-40 Warhawk - but I was using the original poster for reference - so I'm not sure what plane it was that they originally designed it after.
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