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aph - departure by scrii aph - departure by scrii
just something to destress that's been floating in my head, finland & sweden
i tried to draw a little looser and it was heaps of fun even if it's not noticeable haha! and i really love picking colours ahh

or maybe it's just because anything seems like a carnival compared to studying orz so close yet so far

i've pretty much finished all my classes ever..! scary
i'm getting really emotional about the end of school h-haha damnit..
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daysflyby Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Bravery at it's finest as demonstrated by Finland 
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Finland-Skywalker Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Finland looks evil.
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siathedragon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweden rarely scares me but in this picture he does
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scrii Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student
yeah, a lot of countries tend to try to censor the darker parts of their history. but i mean, history is there to be learnt from, right? if we cover up our past errors then the chance they'll recur is so much higher. and we can learn from the errors of other countries too, so it creates even more of a bubble when international history is largely excluded from the general curriculum.
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virusvines Featured By Owner Edited Jul 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Unfortunately that is true, I mean in school I am really only taught history pertaining to America and what happened. Though I am really interested in Scandinavian and Western European history. That is why I have so many history books, I read them more for other countries' histories then American history, and beside people want to cut out all the 'bad' parts of history in education when it is being taught, about American history. I'm like... every country has had something happen in its history that it is not proud of... but still needs to be taught.
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scrii Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student
Thank you so much! That may have been a subconscious influence; it's definitely a really interesting war but unfortunately many countries only teach history relating directly to their own, so until that changes it will probably continue to be relatively obscure.
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virusvines Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I just love this picture! It kinda reminds me of the winter war, with Finland's outfit. That was one of my favorite wars, its a shame that it isn't that well known... anyways! Great work! I love it!
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scrii Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student
thank you so much! :)
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Validia Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it
The expression in the eyes of Finland's great, I really can imagine the scene. onion head "smug" 
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Urexill Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is really interesting! Especially about Stockholm's Bloodbath
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scrii Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student
ah that sounds so interesting, i wish we learnt more world history in school!
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Urexill Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, our old Kings. And how Gustav Vasa saved us from Kristian II XD
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scrii Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student
ah wow, really? i'm surprised it hasn't been taught yet! though i'm sure you're learning about other important things haha
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Urexill Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's how I portray Fiinnnyy~

Stupid history class hasn't taught us about Finland and Sweden yet.

No I'm not from some other country, I'm Swedish and I should already know this by now... xD
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Samijabrothers Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Hmm.. In lapland yes, is beautiful at autumn, but not have yet seen that in own eyes. Only winter time once and it was perfect! Oh..! And as I recall it, there was like just in your picture. A lot of snow! Could not see nothing else. So what I try to say, that I was wrong at first time, when see your awesome art.- My bad!
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scrii Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student
yeah, it's all backwards here haha :)
i was actually in finland in january! such a beautiful place even in winter, i'd love to visit in summer some time. autumn must be beautiful!
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Samijabrothers Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Really!? Word is sure full of suprices, would have newer ques it. Here in Finland september is fairly cloce, but luckyly is not yet winter. Becauce is so cold!
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scrii Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student
haha i'm actually in the middle of winter here in australia!
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Samijabrothers Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
So cold! That will be soon upon us. -This I like!
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Kay2012 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish i could,but i suck at writing ;A;
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scrii Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student
aw man that would be so cool if someone did!! *-*
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Kay2012 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somebody just make a f****** fanfci releated to this!! D: X)
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scrii Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student
thank you! :)
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Tyrni-Karpalo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg: this is so beautifull
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scrii Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student
i'm not entirely sure but i'd probably say "leaving" rather than "running away", haha
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Roxburryblack Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
sooo, he's running away?
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scrii Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student
thank you!
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1FNPONY Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
so cool~
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scrii Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student
thank you! :)
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Gender-Ninja Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Intense! I love the colors and composition of it!
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scrii Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student
thank you very much :) i'm really glad that came through! i remember this being really fun to work on.
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh lovely, the determination shining in Tino's eyes is marvelous, the effects of the show and how you colored this piece is very well done.
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IbiteU Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, an act? I portray Alfred, Feliciano and Mattie as the ones who know the most, have felt the pain... the light heartedness they show is all an act to me (I over think things a lot) and if you bring history into it I think no nation would be the same... okay maybe England... but we would see a big change. Yeah, so long as they don't think EVERY Frenchman is a total flirt, that Americans can be smart, Italians aren;t butt lazy and pasta obsessed... we'll be fine. :)

(you make sense)
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scrii Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student
yeah i think it's when he is portrayed as truly naive that makes me go ?? 'cause he's seen/been through/done some pretty rough stuff, haha. same goes for any country 'cause history tends to do that lol but finland has the whole sisu thing going on too
but i guess for hetalia purposes, being a webcomic/manga/anime/idk and all, it's pretty inevitable that not all aspects of the countries will be reflected in the characters accurately all the time (even if it's.. a really, really major aspect) and i suppose as long as people understand that hetalia isn't exactly an encyclopaedia (which i think most people do.. hopefully) there isn't much we can do to stop them portraying the characters how they like! so i just skip over stuff that's not my cup of tea
...or at least i used to, when i was more involved in the fandom/internet in general sob

(sorry if i' mnot making any sense haha my head's a bit muddled atm & not sure where i'm going with this)
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IbiteU Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Finny looks like the deadly nation he really is in this. I hate it when he's all cutesy and adorable, yes he acts that way and admitedly it is cute, but the Finnish are actually very skilled with a snipper rifle and they used to do some mighty horrendous things with fire to tanks.
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scrii Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student
haha i remember reading a fic with him/hayha, it was short but i did enjoy it! love the darker side of finland
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yokogreyword Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I can totally imagine him as Simo Hayha now. O.o The White Death...
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Attashi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pixiv is a criminal for doing this. I don't know if you have ever been on that site but oh my god x.x
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scrii Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student
that's a very good point
and no problem! i much prefer this sort of finland over the one that constantly follows sweden around like a wide-eyed lovestruck lost puppy haha
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Attashi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha when is a nation OK with living under someone else's rule? by the way, thank you for not making Finland all girly girly like everyone does, you get brownie points.
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scrii Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student
thank you!
to be honest i didn't actually think of historical events when drawing it - finland was ruled by sweden for quite a while but they were then under russian rule as a grand duchy so technically finland didn't "leave" sweden (ie. gain independence directly from swedish rule). i don't think attitudes towards the swedes were too favourable during that time though (certainly nothing like it is in the majority of hetalia fanon) which is the basic idea that i was drawing from, but i didn't really think about actual history when i drew this.
though my history knowledge is a bit rusty so don't take my word for it haha! and if you meant history as in history in hetalia, i don't think it's happened - i admit i haven't been following new hetalia material too closely but i don't think anything new has popped up about finland/sweden since i last checked :)
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Attashi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So lovely! Could you educate me on the history that happened? I must be blind because I have never seen anything about the history involving him leaving. (pardon typos, French keyboards are messed up)
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scrii Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student
i'm glad haha thank you;;
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mijuttt Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student General Artist
i.... absolutely love this!
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scrii Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student
ai thank you!! i had a lot of fun drawing those eyes so it's great to hear that i didn't go too overboard and completely destroy what i was going for :)
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Kestrad Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Those eyes--so badass and sad at the same time. Amazing!
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scrii Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student
unfortunately all things must end :'(
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ChasingCarsWithYou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
NUUU! . . .FINLAND . . .DONT LEAVE SWEDEN!* die-hard Sufin fan*
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scrii Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student
aw thank you, i'm glad to hear it <3
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MalinChan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Really cool! Looks like it's taken directly from an anime-scene! :D
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