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The Package They Carry by johnstrieder The Package They Carry by johnstrieder
The Package They Carry by John Strieder

Software used: Cinema 4D, ZBrush and fryrender.

Winner of the "We Humans"-Challenge on IT'S ART, included in the current Issues of "3D WORLD" UK, "3D WORLD" Italy and some other Mags.


klick for making-of


Featured here: [link] and here: [link] Thanks!

Thanks for my first DD! :D :D :D
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Given 2009-02-18
The Package They Carry by *johnstrieder is an amazing 3D scene featuring wonderful models, textures, lighting and details. It also has an important message to convey. ( Suggested by sandrodcpereira and Featured by joannastar )
xxXXGH0STXXxx Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well this got my attention. Great work
BeginnersWW2drawings Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Has anyone noticed there is a confederate flag in the African American boys back pack?
random1289 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
I still don't fully understand this piece
ashkinmor2 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Fuck every -ism, even altruism.
Diz-zy89 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
I would have to kick myself if I didn't fav this. Great concept that sends a powerful message. Gives me the feels. :)
TaishoBee Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw this when submitting my latest Poser render. This is wonderful. Congrats on the DD! The children are adorable.
bishop2z3z Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Cool concept
Erzahler Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, this is a very neat picture, with very good 3d design. I was wondering what the symbol on the pack on the far left is, it is green and has three wavy lines.
johnstrieder Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Thank you! It's the flag of Hiroshima.
Jin-Ghi-Lives Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
In the end when the world ended, these symbols they carry, do they matter anymore than a letter or a word? By some people yes, why? Because they are the identity of man and the things that come to mind of the young who will carry the on afterwards. How selfish those who wish this upon the next generation are. When will they ever learn...
notepadgirl Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Could someone try to explain the message? Everyone says they love it, and it's strong, I don't get it...

I get that people have religions, but I don't think that's the message.=/ The general feeling is sad, does this mean religion is bad? Maybe simbols are bad?

Is that swastic for Nazism or for that Indian religion I can't remember?

I don't recognize all of the simbols, also.

Can someone try and analize this?
neonblue120 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The kids don't understand the symbols.
AMadTeaParty Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
they are wearing the symbols of the groups who persecuted them from what i understand. i cant find any logical reason for the black kid to be waring “white power” symbols other than that. not 100% sure who represents what group but the black girl i believe represents native african and the black boy i think represents african american, the white girl with pigtails is suppose to be jewish? the other two i have no idea. hey i took a shot at it, dont see any one else coming forward lol
notepadgirl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thanks, I mean, everybody saying it's deep, but no one comes forward to talk about it. =/
AMadTeaParty Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
they probably dont get the full impact of it ether lol
SamSpruce Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Profound and brilliant! :salute:
Vicious713 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They're all wondering how to tease that nerdy science kid next.
MarshmallowBunni Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Very nice :U

But what do all the symbols mean? I only know a little bit.
Alex-Hammond Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
What do all the symbols mean? I can only identify a couple
macray411 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fine to find you here as well :)

congrats for all the winning entries!
medoo-khfaga Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done
juan170 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
just awesome congratulations :3
ztenzila Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
is this suppose to be a religious kind of homage or something else
memoe8687 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
the idea itself that makes the artwork strong.
an23 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
"The dread boy" hm love it :D :love:
Akari-H Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
An excellent piece. I'm glad you got your rightful praise for this.
hawkarena Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
great work i like the character & theme of the image.
U rocks. :headbang:
Jazzine Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
an amazing, amazing piece. the backpacks ARE the story.
ahmetdurdil Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Well Done! Perfect
NASS-WILD Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
wonderfull , i like the texture
NASS-WILD Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
just wow , wonderfull textureing
farcry77 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This wonderful work is featured here [link] :bow:
wilfredthepencil Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
I have to ask, because it seems that everyone else see's something I don't. I see irony, I see a red headed kid with a black panther button, a blonde with the star of David, a brown haired girl with a (reverse?) Nazi swatz and a cane a sickle.. A black kid with a WOODEN CROSS and the KKK symbol, am I the only one who finds this brilliantly ironic, or is this really just about everyone having a religious "cross to bear..." I see so much more or I'm completely missing the point, one of the two.
StaffBearer Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
I find this very thought-provoking. So much diversity below the surface. Thank you for this work.
saviourcorpses Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
respect man!
doloson Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
ohman thats a freaking nice piece you have here.

Good and clear massage and very well executet

Like it alot :)
vansPALEROSE Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009

johnstrieder Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Thank you ;)
vansPALEROSE Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
M2M-design Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work! :clap::+fav:
Arukado Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Amazing work with an amazing message.
Also, congrats on the DD!
hkrish Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Very nice one!
maView Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I L:love:VE it!
mbk2006 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Amazing work!
Maasaane Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
the pic brings it to the point ... great
Azoron Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
kinda makes me wanna put risque labels about my personal opinions on philosophy on my backpack...
Flamestaff Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Student Digital Artist
stunning and amazing... very awesome
InsgesamtIngobert Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
well deserved DD, definitely. Not only that the scene and the rendering is beautiful and very well done, it's also the message behind that is very interesting realized. You did a great job on these.
Fleischparade Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG one of the best 3D stuff i've ever seen!!!
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