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The effect of war by Sayuri1314 The effect of war by Sayuri1314
Inspired purely by reading history books. Contrary to what the fandom sometimes think, Finland wasn't home doing the dishes while sweden was at war.

I don't know what to say about this... I went a little crazy with the colours? It's also very sloppy made. Sorry, but I'm a lazyass.
There was so many thing in this pic I couldn't daw D: And anatomy, why do you hate me?

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Reference for pose: [link]žion=&q=carrying#/d241ylw

I hope you like...?

Tino and Berwald belongs to :iconhimaruyaplz:

Also, when I showed this to my parents and friends they all pointed to Berwald and asked "Is that you?" WTF people.
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:icondeepwoodwayfinder:
I always love your work. You have such an eye for colour and composition, and that proficiency is shown off very well in this picture. The firey colours of the background meeting starkly with the cool colours of the Swedish flag in the right corner, contrasted with how the background colours gradually fade to dark and grey tones in the foreground. It's an interesting and odd choice, and a very sophisticated use of colour and line. It compliments the composition of the piece. Also, I really love how even though the red and yellow are colours of war, they are muted and somewhat tinged with green and grey. It makes for a gorgeous palette and also enhances the dark mood of the picture.

As to the subjects of the picture, I was a little put off at first by the sketchiness of the lines, but on further examination, I think it was a very good decision to leave them so rough. It gives their figures a sense of movement and transience that would otherwise be lost.

I also think the actual expressions and idea are wonderful. Finland looks beat up, and it looks genuine while not being over the top. I especially love how you maintained Sweden's immobility of face while still making his expression show so much. The downturn of his mouth, the slightly kinked eyebrow, the bowed head and shoulders. It is so understated and yet so expressive of his emotions. This is an extremely excellent capture of his character, and I think it is wonderful.

On the critique side of things, I have one or two suggestions. Both Sweden and Finland are drawn wonderfully, but their pose seems a bit off to me. Sweden is fine, the balance of his body and his anatomy are great, and I think you did a really good job good making him look like the tall, broad, intimidating guy he is, but how he's holding Finland seems incorrect. I just seems physically impossible to hold someone up with the hands placed where they. I know Sweden is very strong, but it's a matter of balance and distribution of weight that makes it seem a little weird. If Finland had his arms wrapped around Sweden's neck for additional support or if Sweden's hands were placed differently, I'm pretty sure it would work, but as is it makes Finland seem like he is floating. I think it looks a little odd because Sweden's whole figure is slumped over with the effort of holding Finland up, and the whole composition seems tipped and heavy with the weight and darkness of the concept (which is wonderful, by the way), but Finland himself, the focal point of this whole, dark, heavy scene seems weightless.

Though I wrote a lot in that above paragraph of critique, I think that it is a minor objection. The amount of detail you put into this is exquisite (I just noticed the dead guy in the corner... that is dark and stark and effective, my friend) and your effort, talent, and thought are truly evident in this piece. I love fluff and romantic pictures, but it always makes me happy when people draw SuFin (or any other Hetalia thing, for that matter) in a darker light. It is history after all, and there is just as much destruction, war, and hate in history as there is art, peace, and love. Every country is stained with blood and grief, a concept that you have portrayed beautifully through this picture.
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the-carolean Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017
A random swedish carolean solider carrying some other random dude
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LostAndFabulous Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
This is stunning. Beautifully done, the use of color is amazing here.
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Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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LostAndFabulous Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Welcome. :D
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Nati13321 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous.
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XLI1321 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
su-sun please protect finland, if you dont ill hurt you
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jikanganai Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Great work
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Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Valbonne Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha... I love your work, even if it's not absolutely perfect, or slightly sloppy (and less sloppy than mine, at least). That's what makes it art, right? :DDD Glad to see SuFin is getting some historical lurve here~ I also like the depth cues I'm seeing in the picture. I really want to draw a war picture, too, but I'm rather inexperienced at it... Might as well give it a shot, though. We have to start somewhere, don't we? xD Anyhow, awesome stuff~ Keep up the good work!
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Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it!
Everyone have been inexperienced at some point! If you make an effort you will improve, I promise you! :D
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Valbonne Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha... I love your work, even if it's not absolutely perfect, or slightly sloppy (and less sloppy than mine, at least). That's what makes it art, right? :DDD Glad to see SuFin is getting some historical lurve here~ I also like the depth cues I'm seeing in the picture. I really want to draw a war picture, too, but I'm rather inexperienced at it... Might as well give it a shot, though. We have to start somewhere, don't we? xD Anyhow, awesome stuff~ Keep up the good work!
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EKKnight Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this is cool you should check out the contest featured on my page [link]
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Russiafan5 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
This is the only picture of Sweden I need... It's beautiful and sad and heroic.
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Goddess-of-Genius Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Poor Tino. Glad Berwald is there to help him out. I love the colors used in this, dark, yet still somehow light. And the details, like the flag, was a nice touch. Phenomenal job with this!
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work and a brilliant depiction of the horrors of war...additionally, I am so grateful that you showed Finland injured, the Finns participated and suffered greatly too
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Russiacat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
This picture makes me think about the fanfiction I'm writing, sadly Tino dies...love this picture!
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Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you C:
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Russiacat Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Your welcome
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KazePUF Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
ASFASGH Why haven't I noticed this before?! This is totally awesome and touching! ;___; ♥
Greetings from Finland btw. ~
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Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
fffghsklh thank you ;w;
And hello there~
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thenekwitch Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
WHOA... Its sad... ...
May I use this in a video.?
*now I cant even scroll up...*
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Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sure :)
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thenekwitch Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Thank you!!! Here: Credited!! [link]
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:iconsayuri1314:
Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Welcome! :aww:
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mpandainsilk Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Whoa.
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Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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mpandainsilk Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Awww, thanks.
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Kolmoi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"Contrary to what the fandom sometimes think, Finland wasn't home doing the dishes while sweden was at war."
:iconthisplz:

Anywho, this is beautiful!
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Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:'P
Thank you :heart:
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booklover1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
oh wow thats really good you did amazing vith the faces and everything
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tiger-lily-valley Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing! *_*
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Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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VerityVulpes Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Awww I love how this is awww worthy without being overly fluffy and making Finland weak and useless = boring as hell. I love the colours and the Swedish flag in the corner and how everything around them is blurred so it gives a sense of Finland being Sweden's main concern.
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Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :love:
In my headcanon Finland is a badass while still being adorable :'D
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hawaii618 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Writer
WOW, You call that sloppy? THAT'S NOT SLOPPY, it's beautiful! I love the expressions on their faces, especially Sweden, he looks like he's caring for his wife (LOL, World Series 18) and concerned about him.
Anatomy is good, I mean Finland's arms are a little stiff looking
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Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I didn't notice how stiff looking Filands arm was :O thank you for pointing it out!
And I'm glad you like :love:
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hawaii618 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Writer
No problem :)
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lovehatewhateverxx Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Writer
:cry: What a powerful piece of art. May Tino be at peace :(
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Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I hope so too, he if anyone deserves it :(

And thank you~
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necocandy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
They took our hand......and karelian............. *GLARE*
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necocandy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Fucking russians!!! D:
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Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Well, if I remember it right it was the french who made the russians attack! D: (might be wrong)
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necocandy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
I don know............... THEY TOOK OUR KARELIA!!! ;A; (And our hand)
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everythingfan3000 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
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This is amazing.
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Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you~ ^^
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AWildFangirlAppeared Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is gorgeous.
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Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you~ :heart:
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misteve Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
THIS IS AMAZING! the colours blend so well

i think war art is the best, you can show such emotion with a single picture

:heart: love it
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Sayuri1314 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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SilverKawaiiKirby Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
WHEN I SAW THIS I DIED. OF AWESOMENESS OVERLOAD.

NO KIDDING.

SERIOUSLY. MY EYES ARE BLURRY AND THEY'RE TEARING UP.

Okay, no doubt THIS. IS THE BEST THING EVER IN THE HISTORY OF FOREVER.

And, what war were you reading about that inspired you to do this? XD I'm a history nut, but I have zero knowledge about everything that happened before the present. And even if I read my encyclopedias...nothing ever seeps in. SO TELL MEEEEEEE please? :)

Andsorryfortheoverlylongcomment but I'm seriously WOWING over this.
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