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Brazil coat of arms by Leoninia Brazil coat of arms by Leoninia
...Because Brazil doesn't have one, actually. The current national insignia isn't heraldically proper.

Shield: The one of former Kingdom of Brazil, more fours stars in cross (a reference to the Southern Cross). While the armillary sphere have some connection with Portugal, the Crux is a true symbol of the land (it has being used as a Brazilian symbol before the discovery of Australia or New Zealand!).

Blue and white can refer to current coat of arms, naval jack, or the Order of Southern Cross. It's also widely used as the symbol of the patron saint of the country, Our Lady of Aparecida. As the number of stars are fixed, it don't need to be changed when a state is created or fused.

Mantling and wreath: The national colors of Brazil (adopted in 1821, briefly before the independence), green being the color of Braganza, and yellow of the Hapsburgs.

Crest: An indigene headdress, with feathers of the colors of Brazil.

Main supporters: Dexter: a Panthera onca ("Brazilian jaguar"), the biggest feline of Brazil, present in R$50 banknote. Sinister: a green wyvern, associated with former dynasty of Braganza; golden wyverns supported the first coat of arms of independent Brazil.

Tenants: Dexter, a branch of coffee; sinister, a branch of tobacco. I'd personally prefer a sugarcane instead of tobacco, for its historical importance (as originally proposed by Jean-Baptiste Debret), but coffee and tobacco combination has being used since 1821. The red lace is related to the etymology of "Brasil" ("of colors of flame").

Banners: Dexter, a simplified flag of Brazil. Sinister, the banner of the Order of Christ, related to "discovery" of Brazil, and considered the "first flag of Brazil".

Motto:I didn't put any, not only because it's hard to be put on Inkscape XD, but also because Brazil doesn't have one. The empire used Independência ou Morte ("Independence or Death"), that's even hypocrite considering the context of Brazilian independence, the republican flag have Ordem e Progresso ("Order and Progress"), based on a Positivist motto, that doesn't go well in a time of freedom of speech. The current national "coat of arms" reads only República Federativa do Brasil ("Federative Republic of Brazil"). If I had to choose any, it would be the third.

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It's only a developing concept. Suggestions are more than welcome.
Contains stuff adapted from Wikimedia Commons.

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Título: Brasão de armas do Brasil
... Porque o Brasil não tem um, na verdade. O atual emblema nacional não é propriamente heráldico.

Escudo: O do antigo Reino do Brasil, mais quatro estrelas em cruz (uma referência ao Cruzeiro do Sul). Enquanto a esfera armilar tem certa conexão com Portugal, o cruzeiro é um símbolo verdadeiro da terra (ele vem sendo usado como símbolo brasileiro desde antes da descoberta da Austrália e Nova Zelândia!).

Azul e branco podem referir ao atual brasão de armas, jaque naval, ou a Ordem do Cruzeiro do Sul. Também largamente usado como o símbolo da santa padroeira do país, Nossa Senhora de Aparecida. Como o número de estrelas está fixado, o emblema não precisa ser alterado toda vez que um estado é criado ou fundido.

Torso e lambrequim: As cores nacionais do Brasil (adotadas em 1821, pouco antes da independência), verde sendo a cor dos Bragança e amarelo dos Habsburgo.

Timbre: Um cocar indígena, com penas das cores do Brasil.

Suportes principais: Dextra: Uma onça-pintada (Panthera onca), o maior felino do Brasil, presente na cédula de R$50,00. Sinistra: uma serpe alada verde, associada à antiga dinastia dos Bragança; serpes aladas dourados eram suportes do primeiro brasão do Brasil independente.

Suportes secundários: À dextra, um ramo de café; à sinistra, um ramo de fumo. Pessoalmente, eu preferiria a cana-de-açúcar em vez do tabaco,  pela sua importância histórica (tal como originalmente proposto por Jean-Baptiste Debret), mas a combinação de café e fumo é usada desde 1821. O laço vermelho está relacionado à etimologia de "Brasil" ("de cor de brasa").

Estandartes: À dextra, uma bandeira simplificada do Brasil. À sinistra, o estandarte da Ordem de Cristo, relacionada à "descoberta" do Brasil, e considerada a "primeira bandeira do Brasil".

Divisa: Eu não pus nenhuma, não apenas porque é difícil colocá-las no Inkscape XD, mas também porque o Brasil não tem uma. O império usada Independência ou Morte, que chega a ser hipócrita considerando o contexto da independência brasileira, a bandeira republicana tem Ordem e Progresso, baseada num lema positivista, o que não vai bem em tempos de liberdade de expressão. No atual "brasão de armas" nacional lê-se República Federativa do Brasil. Se eu tivesse que escolher um, eu ficaria com o terceiro.

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Este é apenas um conceito em desenvolvimento. Sugestões são mais que bem-vindas.
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acla13 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Sempre achei que o nosso escudo de armas deveria ter ao menos um animal, além da estrela, a espada e os ramos de tabaco e café. E você foi além das expectativas!
A onça caiu perfeitamente como uma luva, e devemos lembrar que o dragão, além de emblema da casa de Bragança, também foi ornamento do cetro imperial de Pedro I que depois foi utilizado por Pedro II. Não mencionando que até hoje é adorno do capacete dos Dragões da Independência. 
Parabéns pelo incrível trabalho, parece mesmo o que poderia ter sido um brasão em paralelo com as armas heráldicas dos impérios europeus dos séculos 18-19! :clap: 
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debiile Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Coming from a brazilian a wow, a congratulations on the great job and a huge thank you!
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Leoninia Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I'm Brazilian, too, and I'm happy you liked.
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debiile Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Irado! Ficou estupendo, deveras um ótimo trabalho!

Abraço!
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Leoninia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Sou grato pelos elogios. Um abraço para você, também.
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velocistar127 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it OK if I use this for a timeline I'm working on?
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Leoninia Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
It's OK, no problem at all.
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kalika12 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
#win
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Leoninia Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
:thumbsup: revamp
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Schwann90 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very beatifull,i like how you picked the Coat of Arms of the Empire, and added more local items to it, making it totally unique.
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Leoninia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
The only things that were directly took from Empire coat of arms are the branches (that also appear on Republic coat of arms) and the helmet, and, indirectly, the dragons (although Empire dragons had different color) and the mantling (reversed yellow and green).

If you ask me, the coat of arms of Empire of Brazil was, apart from terrible, a kind of personal coat of arms of the Braganzas (it says "we're Portuguese royals living in Brazil" in full mouth).
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Schwann90 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In fact, it was more of a personal coat of arms than the one to represent the country, i like it however, but i would like something different and better looking.
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this one is awesome. love the jaguar.
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Thasiloron Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You can never have enough jaguars! We're lacking many cats of the spotted variety, sadly.

Keep it up! :D
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Leoninia Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Yeah, jaguars rock! The tribute is more than deserved.
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CoralArts Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome... One of the best CoA's I've ever seen!
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Leoninia Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Thank you so much for the compliments.
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CoralArts Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so much welcome! :D
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Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks pretty good actually. Good work!
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Leoninia Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Thank you very much!

I'm thinking about doing some small corrections later, but thanks anyway :) (Smile).
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Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem at all! :)

What exactly, may I ask?
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Leoninia Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Make the textures consistent. Make the gradient of the branches more similar to the mantling, change the black outline to colors....
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Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh
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