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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!
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NicolasDiFausto Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
nice characters :)
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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 aren´t many people who know about the german federal states. And there are even less who know about theyr history. 
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ArthurIglesias Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I surmise Brandenburg had a bit off Prussia rubbed off on him?
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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.
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ArthurIglesias Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I see now sorry for the ignorance regarding German history.
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fir3h34rt Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
naw its ok! perfectly reasonable question ^^
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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. :)

btw...it's "Schaumburg" ("foam-castle" XD) not "Schamburg" ("shame-castle"). ;)
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ViaGoldwolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist
*had same head-canon for Rhineland and Bavaria* =0 amazing
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kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Artist
Should I make a profile for them?
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fir3h34rt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Nope, I've got all that already made up. Thanks for the offer though ^^
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Ryfkah Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
SAXONY, YESSS. But wait theres no Franken and no Schwaben (Sorry, I don't know there english names ^^") :/ But okay, they aren't states. They look all really cool.
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APH--Berlin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD awesome.
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LudwigElric118 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Oh Mein Gott! I love this so much! Like you have no idea! Funny thing is I'm from Hesse and that is literally how I dress.
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Petey-Winter Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
OMG! How can they be so cute and cool at the same time? :clap:
I like Schleswig-Holstein's hair, guess he uses the same gel as Denmark. Like Saarland's France-inspired look. Baden and Wurttemberg are aweseome to. And I like how cute the three canon states look, especially Bavaria. I a miss Palatinate though. ;__;
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fir3h34rt Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Rhineland-Palatinate is only one character, just like Schleswig-Holstein is. While doing my research on the states, these two's history and secondary names seemed to me to be more of a collection of land grabs that were given to Rhineland and Schleswig when they were formed into their modern incarnations and didn't warrant a second character for the state. 0w0
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Petey-Winter Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
You think so...? Well, I actually rather imagine Schleswig and Holstein as two characters, just like Rhineland and Palatinate. I also don't think that Bavaria can represent Old-Bavaria, Swabia and especially Franconia. *shrugs* There are episodes in history that in my opinion simply don't work with a single character for them.
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fir3h34rt Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm not saying that these wouldn't exist as characters. It's more so an opinion of who's doing the representing of the state in its current modern form. Look at my Lower Saxony; his "roommates" are the former free states that once made up the land he represents now. They're still there, but just don't play a big role anymore.
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Petey-Winter Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Hmm... I still don't really agree, but I see your point. Still better don't let certain regions/countries hear that they "don't play a big role". :XD:
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soldog Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Aww~ Lower Saxony looks like Latvia! hang in there Little Guy!
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Saxony-APH Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Hellll yesss saxonyyyyy
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KsiezniczkaOlya Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, wow, all of them looks cool ;) I
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Jobsicon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooohhh, cool
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Keijuko-Ge Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, Baden's a cutie.
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RyuuseiRosuto Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
soooo awesome!
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RayquazaMaster Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This looks awesome! :D And I'm glad to see you also used the official Saxony, Bavaria and Hesse, I wish more people would be aware of them!
Personally I think Schleswig-Holstein would probably be two characters, sort of like what you did with Baden-Württemberg. Just putting in my opinion. :P
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VanEzzania Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think these are the best designs for the German states I seen so far :) good job
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fir3h34rt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you 0w0
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