Avtomat Kalashnikova

Contest Info

  • Started: 1/1/2014 13:00
  • Ended: 1/4/2014 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 17
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Avtomat Kalashnikova
Contest Directions: Mikhail Kalashnikov - the creator of the most famous infantry weapon, the AK-47 (Avtomat Kalashnikova) - died on December 23. He was 94. The first model was created in 1947 (thus the name AK-47) at the dawn of the Cold War, and quickly became the symbol of the era. Infantry around the world loved it because the rifle could still perfectly function after being dragged through mud, water and sand; where other rifles failed. Kalashnikov always said he loved his creation the way a mother loves her child. He was not alone in loving Russian weapons. Russia is second in the world in weapons exports, with only the United States selling more. There are over 120 million Kalashnikovs in circulation in the world.
The rules of this contest are quite simple - use AK-47 in your work one way or another. Some examples are - redesign AK-47, put it in the hands of celebrities and politicians, add it to paintings and advertisements, etc. Many thanks to Geriatric for the contest idea.

Contest Info

    • Started: 1/1/2014 13:00
    • Ended: 1/4/2014 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 17
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
17 pictures
  • Kalashnikov AK47 Caricature

    Kalashnikov AK47 Caricature
        • I've no words.Both caricature and background are
        • Freaking Awesome! Great to see you back My Friend!!!!......Kicking butt with an AK47...Yeah
        • I agree gr8 caricature and presentation, I see you found an awesome BG that suits perfectly
        • Drat, I was going to do a caricature of good old Mikhail but you beat me too it, had to change in mid stream! But it all worked out anyway Beautiful job as always, nice to see you back
        • Cant ask for more Masters job done here..
        • Good caricature and awesome uniform and atmosphere !
        • No words for this chop... a great immaginative show seen here Awesome caricature and a perfect tribute given to the great inventor of this century

          RIP AK.... your weapon protects our earth
        • Fantastic! Great Comeback Victory RickyT! Love it when your around the conversations pick up dramatically!
        • Beautiful work---as always. The level of detail is amazing--and the whole image sort of "glows". Great!
        • Though I can't see Russia from my backyard, I CAN see it in your caricature of this brilliant and humble man. I genuflect before you. What an amazing rendering!
        • Congrats one the gold cup. You did good!!!
        • Sweet win! Congrats on the gold! And a tip of the cap to freaking news for recognizing the beauty in that 3 lb trigger pull! Bravo to all,and keep up the good work!
        • Congrats on the comeback gold, Ricky!
          ...and it feels so good to have you back!
  • Stalin the Sniper

    Stalin the Sniper
        • Another work near the top. Congratulations
        • Another work near the top. Congratulations
        • Great picture!

          [Edited by User on 1/3/2014 5:12:40 PM]
        • Thank you, Pat, Marco, Luciano and Riccardo!

          [Edited by User on 1/5/2014 5:33:33 AM]
        • Such a nice concept and beautiful composition. But the weapon is not an AK-47
        • I am extremely buzzed on pain killers, pay it no mind. Sorry. Just having a minor setback. It is an AK design but in the 101 series Kalashnikov. Sniper version is what they say but sniper and machine gun seem to conflict LOL I posted the wrong pic. wasn't even Russian It was the American answer to the AK-101 or something. You are right, it is not an AK-47

          [Edited by User on 1/4/2014 5:59:44 AM]
        • Hidden-it wasn't my intention to detract from your work. Armalite, inc is a US gun manufacturer. The AR-10 semi automatic sniper system (SASS) is not a variation of the Russian AK 47.
        • A hard efforts will bear fruit and this chop will prove at its best.... great composition showing war like situation Great Job done
        • Beautiful work Hits...and it would have looked just the same with an AK-47. Nice work and a well deserved Silver.
        • Thank you Jim, Pat, Luna, Doc, Gummy, SS, Rajesh, Eric, Xaos, NM, Balodiya, Toledo, Wanderer Luciano and Ricky Trek
  • Woman Holding a Kalashnikov

    Woman Holding a Kalashnikov
        • LOL, Brilliant vintage ad designed here!
        • Great wk, the orig seems to be B&W, so good job also on the coloring
        • Nice concept....but how can the AK have a shadow and the woman doesn't? Just wondering......otherwise well done!
        • Excellent Nice Caricature Quality job done
        • Love the mid-century typeface!!
          Also, Nepaguy, I have the answer to your question…
          I, too, never cast a shadow. I think it's because of my inner glow.
        • Killer, although the gun has a shadow but she doesn't?
        • Perfect blending and great way to promote the weapon of destruction good work on shadows
        • Nicely done LunaC...your the master of Retro!
        • Thanks to all for the kind comments--and also for pointing out the deficiency in the shadowing. I shoulda done better with that.
        • We all miss stuff Luna, sometimes so obvious it just whizzes right past us, I know from personal experience! lol
        • Congrats on the bronze. Only 6/100 separated us!!!!!
        • very good "vintage" poster, congrats LunaC
  • Girl Selling ak-47's

    Girl Selling ak-47's
        • Cool! But put shadows onto the rifles from the ones in front.
        • Fantastic blend of the painting and photos
        • Awesome... great chop and well placed guns in that antique guns
        • I really like this one Luciano!
          I'm glad to see it grab a trophy!
        • I really liked this too... it's awesome! Congrats on Wood!
        • Sad and dangerous feel to this chop. Beautiful job
        • Congrats on the wood, Luciano!
          Viva Italia!
        • Great work. I've featured it on Bouguereau Remastered: http://www.bouguereau.net/
          Permalink: http://www.bouguereau.net/bouguereau-remembers-mikhail-kalashnikov/
          Keep up the good work!
  • Vladimir Putin Making Gerard Depardieu Fill Out a Tax Return

    Vladimir Putin Making Gerard Depardieu Fill Out a Tax Return
        • Very well executed Best of luck..Nice way to collect the tax..
        • Really freaking clever!
          Even "Russian Standard" vodka is there
        • You get the tax returns only by using AK 47
        • Nice One Wanderer. You did well against many tough competitors in this contest.
  • AK-47 Prototype

    AK-47 Prototype
        • It takes a lot to discover all the possibilities offered by this weapon...
          but you missed a telephon, a radar, a....
        • Ha ha nicely design..Good creative thinking,,
        • I love how the bell obstructs the bayonet!
        • Excellent!
          My fave part is the vintage riflescope!
        • Musical copy, remix version of AK.
          Great work
        • This a mind blowing creativity It's a weaponry musical system with a vision
  • Ronald McDonald Holding a Kalashnikov

    Ronald McDonald Holding a Kalashnikov
        • Ha, ha, ha , this is very funny. Be sure to pay the bill when you leave !
        • Great Marketing strategy... Inviting and threatening both at a time
        • This may give new meaning to the Drive-By sign.
  • Backward Shooting Machine Gun

    Backward Shooting Machine Gun
        • That is the reason why it's always blooded
        • Very innovative if you bear the bad reap you will get bad fruit

          good work in the molding the blood stains
  • The Kalashnikov Sanctuary

    The Kalashnikov Sanctuary
        • ExcellentGreat to see the followerss...
        • Most AK47 used in Middle East... and he got the perfect place for his final resting Good Homage paid with his rifle
  • Ak-47 Pistol Machine Gun

    Ak-47 Pistol Machine Gun
        • I want one, but you be the quinea pig and shoot it for the first time LOL Nice job
  • Sarah Palin Holding a Kalashnikov

    Sarah Palin Holding a Kalashnikov
        • Sarah is so Hot she can melt the snow. And it looks like the bear in the background is on fire for her!

          [Edited by User on 1/3/2014 10:20:43 PM]
        • Beary interesting

          Her neck may need to be longer though
        • Its a combination of BK 47 which fires and Sara which creates Fire good combination of both hots
  • Kalashnikov Trubute

    Kalashnikov Trubute
        • Nice Job Hidden!
          My first thought was, it might be cool to give Kalashnikov a little OOB action. But that's just me.
  • Mary Poppins Holding a Kalashnikov in Paradise

    Mary Poppins Holding a Kalashnikov in Paradise
        • The hills are alive with the sound of machine guns, da la la da da
        • Sweet, I can hear the woman saying "Honey, let's go shooting!"
        • Even the weapon will erupt love in air very romantic chop
        • That would have made for a more interesting movie!
  • Play With Your AK-7 Legos

    Play With Your AK-7 Legos
  • Magritte's Assassin Holding a Kalashnikov

    Magritte's Assassin Holding a Kalashnikov
  • France Using Kalashnikovs

    France Using Kalashnikovs
        • Great work in putting the rifles in their hands good blending
  • Rumsfeld, Bush, & Cheney with Kalashnikovs

    Rumsfeld, Bush, & Cheney with Kalashnikovs
        • by the way, those are spent shells, not bullets.
        • Reminds me the poster for the movie "God of War"
        • They are thinking to re use spent shells
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