Sitting tall for his full dress portrait, Comrade Soldier is ready to defend the the principles of Engels, Marx and Lenin - to spill his blood on the altar of the October Revolution.
Commie Spud Card Number One, revisited.
Here's the original sketch idea - the little images of Sputnik and Mig 15 have migrated to the back of the card design, with many revisions and tweaks. The banner and star have also gone through big changes. Honing those thoughts...
Digital painting in Corel Painter 11 then ported into Photoshop for assembly with the Illustrator EPS pieces. Click to enlarge.