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Immortal by KanaScott Immortal by KanaScott
First, dA's category system has thrown me a daft one again. This is fanart for Axis Powers Hetalia, a wecomic-turned-manga-soon-to-become-animé-too by Himaruya Hidekaz, featuring hilariously personified versions of all the countries at the times of the world wars, insofar as I gather. There's some spectacular stereotyping, and it's all in really good humour and I nearly laughed my face off like...too many times to count.

(For those of you like me who can't read a character of Japanese, the Hetalia Livejournal community is doing a great job translating the strips and generally fantarding around. :3)

OH YEAH this is Russia, aka Ivan Braginsky. His translated profile at the community is here.

SO this is ALSO primarily fanart for the fanfic Most Immortal Mode of Communication by metallic-sweet. If you like Hetalia and haven't read it, do so; it's beautiful. I don't even actively ship the (fluffy) RussiaxChina it contains but I think it broke my heart at least a little bit.

At the time when I was reading it, I was listening to the Tarzan Soundtrack, and for anyone who cares to know: the song Two Worlds Finale came on, and the climactic part (0:50 to about 1:03 for the really pedantic) overlaid my reading of Russia opening and unraveling his present, a red phoenix scarf (symbolising how Russia has always recovered from the damage it is dealt). I just got the strongest inspiration, it was like having an indelible image plastered over my eyes. 8) I haven't had such a strong, unchanging image in my head for something for ages; it's been one of those images that I'd work on incessantly and especially ending up at odd times of night. (I had promised myself that I'd start going to bed before 3am, LMFAO.) Originally it was going to be flat colour, then just toned, and then I thought soddit and finished it with backlighting. :XD: I fail at cutting down projects.

But I think it turned out exactly how I imagined it. Which...never happens. Made me happy. :3 I hope you like it, metallic-sweet. If anyone wants to use it as a wallpaper (it looks fine with black top/bottom borders for anything more square than a 16:9 aspect ratio), this is 1024 wide and if you hit Download there's a 1280 wide one. x) EDIT: here's a 1600 one if you want.

So this is the other bit of xmas art you get, a genuinely happy Russia. :) I think the (childlike, quietly insane) portrayal of him in Hetalia canon and most fics really works, but I really wanted to draw him with that genuine smile. :3

Russia/Ivan Braginsky and Axis Powers Hetalia are © to Himaruya Hidekaz
Most Immortal Mode of Communication is © to metallic-sweet
Manipulated, stretched, squished and curved phoenix lines are from here, free to my knowledge
Image is © to me (=apocalypsebunny)
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the meaning behind this picture. =D I like seeing Russia genuinely smile, too. You did a great job! :clap:
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KanaScott Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Thank you so much! C: Sorry this reply is so late!
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :heart: And it's fine, don't worry. :)
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SterbenEdelweiss Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! This is gorgeous!!!!
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KanaScott Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Thank you so much! :blushes:

Sorry for the late reply! D:
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SterbenEdelweiss Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
np ^^ and its ok
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AgentFreedom Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Russia is so :iconsexyrussiaplz: and so :iconcuterussiaplz: :3!
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KanaScott Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Pffff, that he is. xD Thanks!
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sakura2ice Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Student General Artist
I love this very much!!
nice concept ^^
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KanaScott Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
Thanks :D
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thecarefree Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Student General Artist
I....I love it. So much. HEY HEY HEY

Listen to this song [link] while looking at the picture. It really means something to me D8
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KanaScott Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Heh, thank you :3

Yeah, that's quite a nice song. Not quite what I had in mind when I was drawing it (I was thinking more orchestral), but it's good. I might look into the rest of the soundtrack. x)
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thecarefree Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student General Artist
It is, isn't it? XD add it up with your piece, it can really touch some hearts :3 and that's great <3333
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Anoesy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
OMGOMG!! The pic is totally awesomeness @w@ Perfect lighting and colours!
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KanaScott Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Thanks very much! :blushes:
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PepperMoonFlakes Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOA!!!!!!!! O___O
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KanaScott Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
xDD Thanks?
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PepperMoonFlakes Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ur welcomessss...Ur art was so great....
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siary Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beutiful!! <3
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KanaScott Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Thanks! :3
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PTDaHood Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010   Writer
In a way, so beautiful *_*
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KanaScott Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Thank you! :blushes:
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BlueNarutoFan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Oh Fabulous~~~!
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KanaScott Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Thank you :3
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Winters-Light Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Looks amazing!
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KanaScott Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Thanks :D
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mina352 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
FFFFFFF MY HEART.

This is an absolutely beautiful piece of art. So faved. <3
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KanaScott Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Why thank you very much! :)
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Le-Kyora Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. D: I love you for this.
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KanaScott Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Thank you very much, and for faving! :)
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NinjaYaoi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Oooo! Pretty!
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KanaScott Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Thanks :3
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RobinF Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Freakin' beautiful. Perspective like that allows so much movement, it really does look graceful... I think the low-contrast shading works nicely with that too. It'd be nice to see a bit of radiosity from the scarf onto his hand/arms, actually. :3 Also, YAY RUSSIA.
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KanaScott Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
Thankyoooo x3 And ohhh I wanted to do scarf->hands lighting, I so did...but chickened out at the last minute. ;__;
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wolfiescreamer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OHMYFUCKINGGOD I LOVE YOU
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wolfiescreamer Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not really :D
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wolfiescreamer Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ :P
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KanaScott Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Lol, so that comment was purely for my mad scarf-throwing skillz? ;P
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KanaScott Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
LOL Hetalia fan too? :XD:
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