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APH: German States and City-States by fir3h34rt APH: German States and City-States by fir3h34rt
Well I finally got this project all done! I'd been working on it on and off, mostly after I'd finished writing up their profiles then I started to design. I know the poses are kinda boring but I kinda just wanted to finish this since I'd been saying I was going to finish it for god knows how long.

Some of the states required me to create two characters for them, namely Mecklenburg-Voropommen, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Baden-Wurttenberg because each of these regions was once two or more that were combined after WWII. Each one enjoyed time as their own separate region at various points in history. This set also isn't quite complete, as I still need to draw the former Free States of Hanover, Brunswick, Oldenburg and Schamburg-Lippe, who live with Lower Saxony. The four of them are the special "secret" character for the German States/City States ^_^
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iamcatheryn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't see Munich and that made me sad. XD I wanted to see if you would put her as a girl or boy~ (I have an OC of Munich and she's a girl, Catheryn Kreuz).
Great artwork! You made Hamburg just as I thought he'd be! I love the messy hair and scraggly stubble. I also love how you made Berlin. The artwork captures the personalities of the states/cities perfectly! Great job!
NicolasDiFausto Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
nice characters :)
PhillipWoodhog Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thuringia- I just love her! 
But all the charas are very well done. Congratulations!

It feels great to know someone put so much efford and mind to it, to create those characters. Because, as far as I know, there arenīt many people who know about the german federal states. And there are even less who know about theyr history. 
ArthurIglesias Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I surmise Brandenburg had a bit off Prussia rubbed off on him?
fir3h34rt Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Brandenburg is the birthplace of Prussia, so he's like Prussia's dad in a way.
ArthurIglesias Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I see now sorry for the ignorance regarding German history.
fir3h34rt Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
naw its ok! perfectly reasonable question ^^
MathildasDoubel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
haha Saarland looks so mean, eventhough she's the most French of the German countries... together with Baden. ^^"

I'd suggest making Lower-Saxony more like England though (especially if you want to differentiate him from Hannover, Braunschweig an co.), since he was the biggest part of the English zone and was actually founded as a result of the 2nd WW. That would make England like a parent for him. He looks so timid, I'd like to see him more as farouche as the stereotype of the people living there. :)'s "Schaumburg" ("foam-castle" XD) not "Schamburg" ("shame-castle"). ;)
ViaGoldwolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist
*had same head-canon for Rhineland and Bavaria* =0 amazing
kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Artist
Should I make a profile for them?
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