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Commission for Sakura Tsukikage :>

I was asked to draw America in a haori and Japan in a suit, with bunnies and styled like an old photograph. Well, the 'old photograph' part is probably a fail, but I'm still really satisfied with it. I like the mood of this pic and since I really like both of these characters, it was a real pleasure to draw :>

My artblock is still present, I hate it, I want to make these pics faster! >.<

Either way, I hope you enjoy ♥

P.S.: Old photograph texture from [here] :>



Alfred F.Jones (USA) & Honda Kiku (Japan) from Axis Powers Hetalia © Hidekaz Himaruya

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made with: PaintTool SAI, a little help from Photoshop
time: 10+ h, srsly, I need to draw faster ._."
music: Shiki no Uta - Minmi
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:iconlillybreeze99:
Lillybreeze99 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
This is adorable, not to mention beautiful. Fantastic job! ^^"
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MapleKitty34 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
When I first saw this, I thought Harry Potter.
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DokiDomo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Writer
This is awesome! ;p

(Don't worry! I went to a museum once about Japanese culture and the history of Japanese settlers near my town, and they had a bunch of old pictures(Early 1900s) of Japanese people in suits and kimonos.) Japan in this reminds me of those pictures. :XD:
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Onlynameleft2pick Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Well drawn and I love the coloring!
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russiawantsvodka Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:meow: i like the fact that japan is in a suit and america is in a wearing a yukata <3
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Thimbles-Thursday Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I always enjoy your work.
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Red-banner Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
They look really distinctive!
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:iconxigbarslover9:
XigbarsLover9 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
BUNNY
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:iconcjbolan:
cjbolan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
SO CUTE:D :D :D!!!
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Super cute and lovely C:
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:iconalatherna:
alatherna Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconexham-priory:
exham-priory Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010   General Artist
Fluffyboo rabbits make everything better!
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:iconhajike-no-tori:
hajike-no-tori Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
They both look so handsome! I just love these two.
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:iconearthspring:
earthspring Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
the shading looks so painstaking. it's gorgeous ;A;
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:iconinsanelemon:
insanelemon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Their faces are to die for! Great coloring too. (:
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All-These-Kiwis Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Japan looks so uncomfortable. But I love it<3
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lostalex82 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Doesn't he always look uncomfortable? XD
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crystalAlluvion Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hrrr, so cute. I love Japan's slightly hesitant expression. And the bunnies. So cute <3
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MizuTakishima Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness, this is friggen adorable and amazing ;u; I love it so much!!
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rebel467 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! I think you did a good job on not only the drawing/coloring itself, but it's got a very subtlely oldish/rustic look.
Japan in a suit, something you don't see often in this fandom! Usually it's America or England wearing something Japanese. He looks nice in it. :> And I really like the way you draw Japan, too!
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UchihaKaoru Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
PFFF Kiku's trying so hard to smile! XD It's okay, don't strain yourself too hard or you'll break your face!
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demented-inu Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
B-bunnay. ;_; So cute.
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BreathlessWind Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i swear to i'd beat the shit out of Al, just to get that bunny on his shoulder
i really don't have a reason to attack Kiku other than to hug him >XD

you did rather well on making t look like an old photograph. I just think that it needs a bit more sepia.
i totally envy your drawing style X3
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Palindrome88 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
I love the old photo style, and they both look so cute! :D
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OHMYKIRA Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
They both look so cute! I love their relationship/bromance XDDD
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FrancescaKitty Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 I love this pic. The bunnies are adorable ^^ Love the switch of the clothing. It makes sense since they are trying to understand each other's culture. In my hometown, there is Japanese festival held each year in first weekend of September :)
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agrajagthetesty Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Ah, they look awesome! I don't remember you drawing Japan before, but my memory may just be failing. Either way, he looks adorable. And I love the design of his suit!
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Souboshi-Shinomouri Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like 'et! ^^ I love your art style, especially Alfie. :3
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GambitMojo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
DAMN!! yuo have style
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Chibi-Writer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
This is so cool! I love the switch of clothing :D
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Namine-YaoiLover Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Omgosh! Adorable! <3333 I love how the bunny is on Al's shoulder! ^3^
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adrasteya Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Bunnies! Too cute, great job!
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:iconnumanom:
Numanom Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
D'aww this is so great, I love those two!! :love:
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wassamattawityucca Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Very warm and nostalgic! I love it!
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emoyumi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
very nice, i love bunnies
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salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Great job.:D
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xTheeNessax Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
I love waking up to fabulous art > w <

This is just amazing.~ :heart:
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KuroSy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Artist
ooh very nice! i really like the tonalities! *w*
eew good luck with your art block uł'
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:iconlazyan:
LazyAn Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
10h... ja nad czymś dużo mniej porządnym pracuję czwarty dzień z przerwami xDD
świetnie, bardzo mi sie podoba :)
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margonetka Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wygląda genialnie
Q te długouche maleństwa wyglądają przecudnie *___*

Ponad 10 godzin takie cudo, ja bym pewnie z tydzień robiła... Zawsze zazdrościłam tym, którzy już po 3 godzinkach mają full wypaśny rysunek
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XxVanyaxX Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
This is so cute! I just want to squeeze Alfred's cheeks~
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Amathera Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Student General Artist
Gah I love it! >w<
*lame comment is truly lame*
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Unspoiled-Trust-Me Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
I think it looks like an old photograh!
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