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I'm not especially inspired to do anything original at the moment, so I drew some Hetalia fanart. I have mixed feelings about the actual webcomic and anime, but I really like all the fanart that people have created of it. I'm surprised there aren't that many WWI related fanart, considering how it's such a big event (o rly????).

I like WWI aviation... picture is kind of Red Baron-esque (but the recent movie made, Der Rote Baron, was kind of disappointing). I also like the big brother/mentor-protégée relationship of Gilbert and Ludwig in some fandoms.

Hetalia (c) Himaruya
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K-remlin Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I can't explain...
How many feels
I am eXPERIENCING HELP-
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Ecclytennysmithylove Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I thought that film Der Rote Baron was beautiful (you're right about some factual errors in the movie)! Especially that sexy German actor Matthias Schweighöfer! :love: (He looks like a German Macaulay Culkin! XD)
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Matthias is a pretty hunk :D
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Ecclytennysmithylove Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah! XD
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flamegrell Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
cute
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IbiteU Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
This is awesome. I especially like the look on Gilbert's face as he's giving Lutz the toy plane.
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earthdragonthoth Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Cute~
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HeroicPlights Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The art is beautiful and the title speaks volumes, great work =)
If I may ask, where did you find that texture? I really love it.
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Oh thank you! I... actually forget where I got the texture... I think I googled vintage paper or something.
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ed63 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
This fanart is full of beauty :)

I love Gilbert's fatherly expression :D
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Thanks very much!!!
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shottersnation1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
I love this art ! Red Baron! Ludwig is just so cute. I also love the first picture with Gilbert. and little!Ludwig awwww
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Thank you :D
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Viking-American Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Writer
I can seriously not tell you how much I love this piece. Everything from the sepia photograph like coloring to the not-so-obvious-but-still-there affection and pride in Gilbert's face. You got everything so wonderfully accurate on that plane the airplane geek in me is spluttering. You even included the correct armament. Perfect. The hint of a smile on Ludwig’s face in the second picture is perfect for the period, because they seem to have rarely smiled then, but I can see him as being so proud that he couldn't help but let a little bit slip through into his expression.

You got this so perfect, emotionally, technically and historically. I am just... wow. Amazing work.
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Well thank you! Glad to know that you also like airplanes :D I'm always amazed by how organic these machines were back then.
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Viking-American Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Writer
Your welcome! Right? They were so ingeniously built, considering the technology availible.
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Ralexand Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
That's totally AWESOME!!! I btw love WW1 planes etc. :D
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Thank you! WWI planes are awesome @_@
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Ralexand Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Welcome and yep! :D
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Mipsmaster Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
You deserve a Yahooooo.. you did great specially i like your lightning effect.. and a bit of sepia tones make this picture so light and soothing for eyes.... good work.. thumbs up for you :)
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Thanks, as always :D
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Mipsmaster Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
you are welcome :)
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Bugger--0ff Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
I agree with the comment on not do msny WWI fanart :3 This picture is really cuteh :3

I like Gilbert's face here :D and Lud's face is made of win, kinda reminds you why soldiers have women hanging off them :P
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
I'd totally stalk Ludwig XD
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Bugger--0ff Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
true dat
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natersal Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Oh my goodness! Prussia there... I never thought I would say it but he looks like a SAINTLY, father figure there...

I love the contrasting meaning of the photos. It makes you really feel the progress of time where the nations live and the changes that happen to them. Kinda like a bitter-sweet memory of rising and falling empires.

Gilbert :hearts: his lil' bro
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Why thank you for the thoughtful comment! Interesting you would find Prussia looking saintly, but that's a really good description of what I was going for.... XD
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GambitMojo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
woof so cute and Lud is always a hot soldier ruff ruff
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Inorite? XD Thank you! :iconyaygermanyplz:
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soraruri Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Just....~awwwwww~

Love your art! :love:
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Thanks! I appreciate it! :D
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SayHeMello Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
its really good ! i love it !. Gilbert must have been a really good brother to Ludwig!
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Thanks! Gilbert seems so wild, but I imagine he'd be a gentle "person" when it comes to his little brother :D
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SayHeMello Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
yeah. he seemed to really love his brother.
Atleast thats how it seems when you red the manga's about HRE and prussia
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kiwisparked Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the style...!
And the way this picture devellopes.
Gil must be such an awesome brother :D
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Thank you! They make a nice foil- Germany is reserved and serious while Gilbert is... well... Gilbert lol
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kiwisparked Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep they do - I like the German brothers most of all siblings in Hetalia. They just fit so well together - as brothers and as possible lovers as well :3
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ForgeInFlames Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Ohh what a sweet picture :3 Gilbo had to be an awesome brother for Lud T^T
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
I bet Germany looked up to him!
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ForgeInFlames Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh yes, I'm sure of it!
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SkyinOd Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I agree that there isn't enough WWI fanart.
And I love this :D
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thanks! I wonder why people don't draw WWI fanart...
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SkyinOd Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Probable because they don't know anything about it.
I bet no-one knows that Belgian civilians were deported to Germany to live in concentration camp-like Prisoner of War camps because they were supposed to be Franc-Tireurs. (The standard German lie to burn Belgian houses and towns)
I bet no-one knows that the Russians deported many Jews, Poles and Germans during their retreat.
I Bet no-one knows that Belgium was supposed to disappear after that war.
I think it is because they think WWI was a war where almost nothing special happened except large offensives that led to nothing.
Although if you start researching it appears that all the idées-fixes about WWI are either established by the French or British or are a product of lack of interest.
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
To an extent, I guess people are ashamed of it because they immediately think about its large scale of manslaughter in the trenches and its small victories (as you mentioned). From an American point of view, we don't hear a lot about WWI in comparison to WWII in school since the US joined very late in the war and its losses were few in comparison to the European nations. Still, WWI is such an important event, its international drama as intriguing as WWII, its sacrifices, heroics, cruelties and consequences shouldn't be forgotten. When I think about factors surrounding assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and the outbreak of war,(nationalism, militarism, industrial competition, etc.), I feel rather cynical about preventing another world conflict in the future.

Thanks for the facts, I did not know that! Sorry if I ranted XD
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SkyinOd Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
From a Belgian point of view, it's harder to look at it. Belgium saved the Allies in 1914, by an immense cost, then after the War, we get a few small colonies and two strips of German land.
In Versailles is decided that France Gets 52%, Britain gets 22%, Italy 10%, Belgium 8% and the rest also 8%.
In other words since Germany couldn't pay the lot he paid for the largest nations who got the most: Belgium had to pay for everything herself.
The major powers have always hated us and if we do something for them they say: "Thanks, now piss off."
Then after the war the Dutch come with a large smile and say: "We have sheltered your people, thank us. And here is the bill." 35 million guldens and Belgium was almost bankrupted already. Apart from that the Dutch were able to add 80% to their BNP during the war.
While Belgium was dragged into a war she had nothing to do with during which she lost everything she loved.
Apart from that the period 1939-1914 was the longest continuous peace Belgium had ever known, we are hoping to break this record now.
It's indeed not a period to be proud of.
But if we'd hide everything were not proud of history would be a lot shorter and easier.

As for preventing another war, it's quite unlikely that it will be prevented. Whenever oil is involved the US will send troops and start a war.
But let us hope there will be peace for many ages to come.

As for ranting I don't mind.
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camisicado Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely style!
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lilac-airwave Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
This is absolutely lovely; and you're completely right: there needs to be more WW1 art!
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thank you! Glad you like it :3

And your icon is so cute!
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gppr Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Lovely lighting, texturing and design. :heart:
(As always :) )
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Virnavus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thank you friend! :D
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