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Discord's Chaos Brightens The Future by kefkafloyd Discord's Chaos Brightens The Future by kefkafloyd
Do not fear, my fellow equines, for Discord is here to bring fun and excitement to your dull lives! If you allow his chaos into your life, you'll have a new look on things. He guarantees it!

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People had been bugging me for some time to do posters based on the villains. It wasn't for lack of source material, but I felt there were a lot of ideas based on the main characters that I hadn't touched on. Now that I've gotten most of them out of the way, and that the show has introduced more villains, there's more for me to draw from.

The poster is based on an old Soviet propaganda piece, proclaiming that "Stalin's Care Brightens The Future of Our Children." [link] Like most Soviet propaganda, it builds a cult of personality around the central leader, in this case Joseph Stalin. Questioning the direction of the leader was not allowed, and even if things weren't looking particularly good, you were constantly reminded that Stalin's father-like warmth would make things better.... or so they said.

This one was particularly challenging, since it was the first time I've ever drawn Discord. Add an unusual position for a pony (rarely are they held by creatures with real arms and hands) and it took a lot of redrawing and suggestions from great friends to make this look not-stupid.
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:iconbacbko:
Bacbko Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
My Mother Russia: Stalin is the best ruler.
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:iconwackko200:
wackko200 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! I saw this at Las Pegasus Unicon!:) I like this drawing a lot!
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:iconnerd6677:
Nerd6677 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I saw this at unicon sturday. The best poster I saw and I wish I was able to get.
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I believe I still have one left over so if you want it you can buy it and I will ship it to you.
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Mustache! haha, its great
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:iconrdsocool:
RDsoCool Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
obey discord!!!
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:icondragonlover565:
Dragonlover565 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Who is that and why does Discord have mustache?
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:iconlyraheartstringz:
LyraHeartstringz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Screwball.
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:icondragonlover565:
Dragonlover565 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
kk
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:iconlyraheartstringz:
LyraHeartstringz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
The flag was the clue. A screw and a ball.
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:icondragonlover565:
Dragonlover565 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Oh
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
If you read the description, you'll see that it's a parody of an old Soviet war poster. Discord is playing the role of Joseph Stalin, who is noted for his mustache and haircut.
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:icondragonlover565:
Dragonlover565 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I know that. I read the description.
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your comment indicated otherwise.
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:icondragonlover565:
Dragonlover565 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
nvm
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:icondoughnutjoe:
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Shut up and take my votes!

Not that there's another candidate anyway...
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:iconperrydotto:
Perrydotto Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work definitely paid off. Fantastic parody and you got the characters down well!
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:iconsparkythepegasus:
SparkyThePegasus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Stalin Discord. Why didn't this happen earlier???
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
We like to innovate here. :)
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:iconrmcfarland3:
rmcfarland3 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that, sir, is a mustachioed face I could trust!
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:iconthe-equinox-arises:
The-Equinox-Arises Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Eeyup. I'm definitely voting for Discord.
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:iconceraperduta:
ceraperduta Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
DISCORD FOR 2012!! (And Stalin is best pony!)
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:iconbeau-skunk:
Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Looks like the kind of propaganda Discord would use. ;p Also nice touch having him holding the "Screwball" pony.
Nice parody piece. The mustache is especially amusing.

Wonder if this means Discord will be providing "bread lines." (The bread would then probably turn into flying pigs, or something.)
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:iconmtherulerman:
MTHERULERMAN Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That stache is BLACKnutt
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, his little girl, Screwball. :)
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:iconcoolclaytony:
coolclaytony Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Stalincord for the win!
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:iconbalthasar999:
Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
These posters are great. Recontextualized pony is best pony.

Of course, it makes me wonder how many other ponies used to be in this poster before "Uncle Joe" Discord had them airbrushed out and all previous versions destroyed.
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Why airbrush them out when he can just snap his fingers? :V
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:iconbalthasar999:
Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Airbrush who out? I didn't see anything, I swear!
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:icondragonrider1227:
Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
He's giving us chocolate rain you guys. CHOCOLATE. RAIN!!!
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:iconabstract-spectrum:
Abstract-Spectrum Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Discord looks pretty good with hair!
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:iconmoy2esok:
moy2esok Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Discord Stalin? Sweet!
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:iconyourprivatenightmare:
YourPrivateNightmare Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd vote for him.
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:icondiscord-drocsid:
Discord-Drocsid Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
HOW DID YOU GET THAT PICTURE
I thought i erased all evidence of me with my mustache
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:iconkired25:
Kired25 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
Excellent job :). Discord is a pain to draw. His arms and that goat horn are a pain to draw correctly.
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:iconhezaa:
hezaa Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Adorbs. Yes I just said that.
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:iconkefkafloyd:
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
And you can't take it back. :B
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:icontamalesyatole:
tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...and somewhat Discord looks like Don Ramón...
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:icontamalesyatole:
tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's almost cliché, but I really like his mane... and his mustache :D :+fav:
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:icondrewdini:
Drewdini Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Turned out pretty good.

That mustache looks good on Stalin, but it looks like a "Pornstar mustache" on Discord.

Points if you get the reference to Scrubs.
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:iconwesty543:
Westy543 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Lookin' sharp!
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:iconattack636:
attack636 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, excellent job!!!! :aplejackishappyplz:
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