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:APH OC: Greenland by Frosted-Crystal :APH OC: Greenland by Frosted-Crystal
This is my second time drawing her, but first time actually uploading. Also, I know she doesn't look great; I don't have the best program and whatnot. Let alone a good tablet. Also, sorry for the bad map, I'll fix it as soon as I can.
Template can be found here: sta.sh/0d642whysk0
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BIO SHEET

Country Information
Official Country Name: Greenland; Kalaalit Nunaat
Topography: Greenland is the world's largest island. It is also the furthest north country. Its neighbors are Canada (to the west) and Iceland (to the southeast). About 80% of its land is covered in ice. Its highest point is Gunnbjørn Fjeld, which is also the highest peak north of the Arctic circle.
Capital: Nuuk
Largest City: Nuuk
Languages: Greenlandic, Danish (but most likely speaks Norwegian and Icelandic due to her history with the two countries)
Government: Parliamentary democracy, part of the Kingdom of Denmark
Current Leader: Kim Kielsen

Economy
Exports: 
$381 million (2010 est.); fish and fish products 89%, metals 10%, other 1% (2010 est.)
Imports: 
$806 million; machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, petroleum products
Main Export Partners: Denmark, Japan, China
Main Import Partners: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands
Economic Freedom: 
76.1, making its economy the 10th freest in the 2014 Index.

Human Information
Human Name: Valen Björnsdóttir
Nickname[s]: Lady of Snow
Age (Appearance): 16-19. A little younger than Norway and Iceland.
Actual Age: About 4,500 years
Gender: Female
Birthday: June 21 (the day Greenland gained self-rule)

Personality
She is very family-oriented. She will often share anything she earns with her brothers. She carefully maintains her relationships with her family, showing them respect and giving them gifts. She sees nothing wrong in giving away anything she has excess of. She is easygoing on children, believing that punishing a child for misbehavior is an insult to their ancestors.
She is very friendly/social and has a strong sense of etiquette. She is more restrained in her social interactions than most Westerners. She considers solitude completely undesirable and a sign of unhappiness. She is very nice to tourists and will occasionally invite one to her home for dinner.
She enjoys the arts, seeing it as not only an important element of attracting tourism, but also as a respectable career. She loves telling stories, particularly about old myths, magical creatures, and moral behavior. She also likes performing arts.
She loves and respects nature and animals, as well as anyone who is good at hand-sewing.

Appearance
5'4. She is not much stronger than she looks due to being under the protection of Denmark. She has white hair, representing the ice that covers most of her land. The extra curl represents two things--first, her country's dependence of Denmark; second, the fact that she was, at least in part, raised by Norway. She keeps her hair short to emulate her guardian, Denmark, despite the fact that her land is cold and that she wants complete independence. Her blue eyes represent the ocean that surrounds her country. She wears a fur-lined, grey and red coat over a deep red button-up shirt, red pants, black boots, and black gloves. Her style of dress is similar to that of Denmark's.
She exchanges the above, more modern outfit, for a more traditional one on occasion. The traditional outfit is comprised of a thick, colorful sweater, thick pants and white boots.

Relationships
Norway - older brother. (Greenland was discovered by Norwegian-born Erik the Red.)
Iceland - older brother. (Erik the Red found Greenland after having lived in Iceland for a while.)
Denmark - guardian. (Greenland is an autonomous state under the Kingdom of Denmark.)
Finland - friends. (No historical relationship)
Sweden - friends. (No historical relationship)
America - friends. (America took Greenland in on April 8, 1941, to defend it from possible invasion by Germany.)
Canada - friends. (Greenland was able to buy goods from America and Canada during WWII; has a not-entirely-serious "whiskey war" with him over ownership of Hans Island.)

Headcanons
Like (onii-chan) Norway, she can see magical creatures and use magic
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She enjoys whale-watching and fishing.
Despite historically not having much of a relationship with Finland, she still affectionately calls him "Anaana Finlandi," which literally translates to "Mother Finland."
She has a drinking problem, which is encouraged by Denmark, that she is embarrassed to talk about.
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EyyGreenBean Featured By Owner Edited Nov 4, 2017  Student Artist
Ah an OC of Greenland it's always nice to see new ones once in a while! but if you don't mind may I give some critique:

Before I say anything it seems that she has had relativly nice amount of research put towards her but anyways lets begin; so you may or may not know but over 80% of Greenland's population is Inuit meaning that they have dark skin, eyes, and hair (www.google.com/search?q=greenl…) which , not to be rude, none of your OC have and yes I know it's supposed to represent something but there's still different ways to do that (such as putting a snowflake in her hair or something) but hair and eye colour can be excused for certain things (as long as they represent something important in my thought) but skin..not really she would roughly have skin of this tone (sta.sh/0h6q4n12nt5) now I have to say I love her clothes (no, like I really really like them) but I personally don't think she should/would dress like that I suggest more traditional dress (www.google.com/search?q=greenl…) or try to base it on WW2 American military outfits but anyways now while i'm fine with the languages I suggest also putting inuit, English , and possibly Swedish (it's like the fifth most spoken language there but I can't remember)  but anyways going to the human name..from what I researched Valen is a latin name and while Björnsdóttir is Scandinavian I suggest just giving her a Greenlandic name (www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Greenl… is a good place to check in my thoughts) I would also would also make her older like around 21 the native people came to Greenland over 20,000 years ago or something (sorry can't remember again!) now for a start she wouldn't be social like not trying to be rude but Denmark had closed the country to where only missionaries and fishers/traders could come so that caused the people there to be fairly anti-social and such also Greenland dislikes all the Nordics hence why their flag is different from the rest but everything else is fine with me for the most part but I also suggest metioning ghosts of some sort (they play a big role in Greenland!) and also adding something about drinking/smoking/drugs (a lot of people there do one of the three if not all of the) I forgot to mention eariler but I don't think she'd try to be similar to Denmark due to Greenland hating Denmark since they were abusive to the three islands , Iceland, Greenland, and Faroe Islands , with Greenland being picked on the most but whatever so I can slightly understand with her being related to Norway and Iceland but I personally wouldn't make them family due to the fact that people already lived on Greenland at that time and those being the Native Americans (aka Nomadic Asian tribes) so I could suggest her being related to Canada and America but oh well, yet speaking of Canada Greenland and Canada are extremely close (them both having a large amount of Inuit people and such) but that's about it sorry if this is super long I love Greenland OCs it's just they're always so inaccurate and offensive but please don't take this as an insult I'm just trying to help! ^^ 
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Frosted-Crystal Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, forgot to mention, I also based some of her personality on the general culture of Greenland. Such as being family oriented and social. I really have put a crap ton of thought into her XD
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EyyGreenBean Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Student Artist
Aaah I got you! And that's perfectly understandable and fine if you wanna keep her like that but at least just keep Greenland's history in mind if that makes sense but even with my many nitpicks she's still a well thought out OC (compared to most Greenland OCs) and I mean it's nothing to stress it about I mean even my Greenland OC was extremely incorrect (like a whitewashed Mary Sue sadly) in certain ways but after over a year or so of research she's way different now!
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Frosted-Crystal Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That makes sense. :) And yeah, I've put a hell of a lot of research into my Greenland. More than is probably healthy XD But hey, good OCs get more views, so yeah
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EyyGreenBean Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Student Artist
Haha so have I but I guess good OCs get more views (even though I have seen a few fairly inaccurate OCs who're pretty famous) and again if you need any help or anything feel free to send me a note or comment on my page and such! ^^
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Frosted-Crystal Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! In the meantime, how about a watch for a watch? Your art is pretty good too, I want to see more :) Plus, then you can evaluate the Greenland redraw right off the bat. (I hope this doesn't get me in trouble =_= )
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EyyGreenBean Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Student Artist
I'm surprised my art can be seen as good it's such a mess at the moment since I can't decide on a style of any sort but anyways sure that works! And don't worry it won't get you in trouble XD
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Frosted-Crystal Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a million times over! And I feel you, I can't settle for one style either
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Frosted-Crystal Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the suggestions! I realized some stuff about her design that I didn't like anyway, so I was going to possibly redraw her anyway. If I do, I will absolutely take your suggestions into account! :)
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EyyGreenBean Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Student Artist
Ah ok! If/When you decide to redesign her please feel free to contact me if you need help with anything (such as help with ideas or questions or whatever) I'll be happy to help!
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Frosted-Crystal Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you much! :)
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EyyGreenBean Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Student Artist
No problem! ^^
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