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APH - Inglourious Basterds by FrauV8 APH - Inglourious Basterds by FrauV8
This is not what I'm going to turn in for Illustration class. XD
(I wish - but everything has to be done by hand for that class)

I admit that it looks good as it is, but I really want to add color this - which is going to take a lot of time to do (which I don't have right now; I'll eventually replace this file with the colored version once it's done). XD

[EDIT: Here's the colored version: [link] ; it's simple, but I don't have a lot of time to spare these days :XD: ]

Here's some things I want to point out before some of you complain about them:

*Germany/Ludwig actually doesn't have a last name - in fact, he's the only APH character who doesn't have one!
So I used his brother's (Gilbert/Prussia) last name, which is also spelled Weillschmidt.

*Japan's name... it is customary to have the last name first in Japan, so it shouldn't be such a big deal if his name is in the wrong order. XD

*France/Francis' last name is also spelled Bonne-Fois, which literally means "Good Times" in French. XD

*If you hadn't noticed, I used the Italian flag colors on the title (pretty obvious why).
I thought about using the German flag colors on the Axis Powers countries' names, but I didn't. XD

*There's a nice Nazi eagle emblem with the swastika on it (sarcasm).
So what.
It's historically accurate pertaining to this series and subject, and it pays homage to the inspiration for this pic - Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds uses the eagle emblem for the "O" in the title.
(hah, it's like I'm also lecturing about my Avatar XD ).

That's all I have to say for now...
So let me know what you think. :D


*Rough Sketches: [link]



AXIS POWERS HETALIA is created by Hidekaz Himaruya.

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS is created by Quentin Tarantino.
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Kolmoi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah. I just watched the movie last week. Damn, THAT was awesome. Nice work on the poster! It looks so cool! I love your art style!
ABtheButterfly Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
cool I did a verson with my OCs CSF ^^ wanna see [link]
LittleMizzGaara Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I <3 this
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's still a cool fanart :D
loser018 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
OMFG that is awesome! I can Imagine America cutting a shwastica into Germanys head or Britain getting shot in the funbags in a bar after gettting to drunk.
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Lolz... Indeed. :D
It would make an awesome APH episode (if not a movie). :XD:
loser018 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
That would be cool. I'd feel bad for England though. And Germany. And basically everyone else.
alanaishtar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Laughing my a** off, Basterds and Hetalia FTW!
Utentsu Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
this crossover needs more love :nod:
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Indeed... it does...

And I do plan to make more APH/Inglorious Basterds related pics. :)
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Well in fact I´m a german patriot. When we had the 3. Reich in history I wanted to know more about german history, and then I read about Germany in the Kaiserreich time, about the middelage Germany and then I found photos and fieldposts of my Uropa (grandgrandfather).

And slowly I noticed, hey Germany is not only that 12 years and Germany had a positive influence in every way on the world. For example the christmas-tree comes from Germany, the best classical composers are german and there were so many inventions done by Germans like: the car, telephone, refrigerator, motorcycle, tv, jets, lcd and much more.

Nazi-time was very bad, but not all Germans were bad, not even the majority. The Germans hide thousands of jews, by risking their own life, there were 42 attentats against Hitler and my grandma said, noone in her village hated jews.

I respect every country, I love France´s romantic charakter, Englands nordic style, Russias cool charakter, the heroic America, the cute Italy and all others. But Germans may also be proud, we are a strong democratic partner today and Nazis have no single chance here to get power.

If you have a youtube-account, I can explain you more about the situation here if you like?
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
I followed the discussion about german patriotism and national-pride up, well and I`m a German.

I can tell you how the situation is like. After the war, the Germans felt really ashamed, because the usual Germans and not even the front-soldiers knew what happened in the camps.
My grandgrandfather was a nice man, he was not a criminal and did just fight against the russian hordes, who really did big crimes, when they invaded!

Well and after the war, the new generation had not a little bit of patriotism, they said everything was bad and now we live in a leftpolitical political correct society.

Well Hetalia is a change, to make german teenagers interested in their own history, when Hetalia shows at last more about german history and that Germany is far more than 12 years of Nazi-regime.

German culture existed already 1000 years before Hitler, and made wonderful things!

Think about people like: Martin Luther, Bismarck, Beethoven, Mozart, Goethe, Schiller all the inventors and artists.

I have respect for every country, but I want also love my Germany, is that a crime?
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist

You're actually the first German who fully explained it all to me, and the first one I met to truly say that s/he loves Germany despite what happened in WW2 and that's more to Germany than Nazis (the others just keep telling me "I don't like your Avatar" just because it has the Swastika in the background, or because Doitsu is depicted as a Nazi despite the historical and artistic accuracy in APH - and even if Doitsu was depicted as one, he was a reluctant one doing whatever his crazy boss told him to do :XD: )
kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Student Artist
Ludwig is Lt. Landa?
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Lolz... I guess so.:XD:
Then that'd make America Aldo. :XD:
TwilightWolf1231 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
This looks great
I love your style- It's something I don't see alot~
Your anatomy is really good- and I also adore those outfits <3
fff That reichsadler XD so.. awesome *pokes* .D


Btw: Are people calling you a Nazi? o.o
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. :D

I had a lot of people say that my art is unique - one person had said that my art is like a jewel one has to dig deep in the sand of the bottom of the ocean (I don't know if that's suppose to be a good thing or not - usually something below sea level is not a good thing :XD: ).

As for anatomy, I guess that's from drawing a lot of people, and having a professor waiting to jump in to point out every anatomical mistake. :XD:
There's so many expressions, so many fashion styles, and many environments you can put them in...
except I'm not so great with perspective, and I can't say the same with animals either. :XD:

Ja... people ask me if I'm a Nazi just because of my Avatar of Germany with his flag in the backround, and use of the Swastika in other WW2/APH related pics - it's been used in the APH web comic and it's historically accurate, so I don't understand what's the big deal other than it's just a frickin' Swastika.
TwilightWolf1231 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
You're welcome ^^
I see.

Well yeah, same here ^^;
Vanixa Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Oh man, I would so watch this. And the real movie itself was interesting to me too.
And the first time I heard the name Inglorious Basterds I kept on emphasizing
the "terd" part XD
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
(in case you hadn't seen it, this is the colored version: [link] )

I've heard they're going to make an APH movie, but I don't know if it's legit or not...

As for me, I hadn't seen the actual Inglorious Basterds movie, but I read good reviews about it, plus I'll get the chance to watch it once it comes out on DVD. XD
SwimmingDolphin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
very good it made my day better cuz i was having a badis h day thanks for the laugh
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Aw... dankies. :D
I'm always happy to hear that my work is making other people happy.
SwimmingDolphin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
no problem thanks again for the laugh
Nikolicious Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist looks like a real movie well drawed! :heart: I specially like thier poses...:love:
good job! :meow:
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Dankies! :D

I'd would of been nice if I could of been able to color this for Illustration class, but it wasn't meant to be. XD
But it really was fun drawing it, and now I have the task of coloring this via Photoshop whenever I have the chance to do (it's not a guarantee - I kinda starting to like it better without the color since I started coloring it a bit XD ).
snowi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009   Writer
Won-der-ful!!! :heart:
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Dankies. :D
akugirl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
looks awesome hun ^.^

And I wouldn't complain about that stuff... all you said is true!
I had to look at you avi to figure it out...
People really complain about that?
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Oh ja...
Especially Germans and the occasional stupid people who just want to piss whine about anything they have 0% understanding about.

The swastika is banned in Germany for obvious reasons (I just read in Wikipedia that practically all the swastikas were censored out of Inglorious Basterds), but I think the Germans take it a bit too far - it as if they're trying to erase what happened in the past just by covering up a symbol that has been severely defiled by Hitler.

There's no denying that the Nazis did horrific things in the past, but what's past is past - you can either embrace the past and use it to learn from in the future, or try to deny and run away from it only to get bit in the butt in the end.

It's just a human thing to fear and hate what we don't understand, but if given a chance to be educated and observe what happens around us, you'll realize it's not that big of a deal - people just have different beliefs that's normal to them but radical to us (well, unfortunately it's getting to the point where people just think only about themselves and could care less what happens elsewhere until it affect them, and that they rely too much on the media/propaganda instead of taking the time to do research).
akugirl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer

I think it's more of a shame thing. They are ashamed and don't even want to come in contact with something that was such a negative part of history.
Even though only a minute fraction of Germans knew about what went on in the German Concentration Camps...

Eh. I don't get it, but I don't particularly care. It happened, It happened. Nothing changes that. No use freaking about it...
Ya know?

It feels off to me with Russia and China there... It looks good, but i think it looks... sleeker with out them...
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I've heard a lot of Germans who've said they're ashamed to be German just because of what the Nazis did - and of course having 0% national pride isn't a good thing either 'cause that can lead to political unrest if they don't watch out (it's like they're Emo or something XD ).

I know my country of America has done (and is still doing) stupid, regrettable things in the past: slavery, taking land from natives, segregation, we also had concentration camps just like the Nazis during WW2 (except they were for the Japanese, not Jews), getting into messy conflicts, etc.
But if it weren't for these dark events in our history, we wouldn't be the country that promotes equality and freedom despite our individualities.

Yes, there'll be times I'd feel like I'm living in a country full of idiots (ie. about 60% of Americans don't know where Iraq is on a world map :doh: ) and be ashamed of the fact, but then I remember that it took a lot of events and blood,sweat, and tears from our soldiers (I have a great deal of respect for them, especially since I come from a military family) to gain the 'right' to be stupid and carefree.

Despite all the shameful and irreversible things, I still love America - just have a strange way of showing it. XD
(if only Germans can view their dark history this way; I'd say that they're very great humanitarians thanks to what happened in the past :D ).

Hmm... maybe...
But then there'll be a lot of white space on the illustration board if I leave them out, and my instructor has a thing against leaving a lot of white space (she often watches over your shoulder like a hawk XD ).
Even my younger brother wanted the pic to be more 'filled-out'...

I'll just have to wait and find out what my classmates have to say once it's time to show off the thumbnails/rough sketches for a critique on Monday - but often times they either ask me to do something beyond my ability or don't say anything at all. XD
Nienna666 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Um, can I put my two cents in? Living in Finland, I've come to notice that Germans are, infact, very aware of their history. They don't try to deny it, like in Russia, and if you just went to Berlin, you could visit at least three WWII-related museums that tell about the slaughter of Jews. Germans are ashamed, yes, but they certainly don't want to forget. They have acknowledged their past and now are the most peace-seeking people in the EU, for example. But still, as tolerant as they can be, they don't need to be reminded of WWII everyday. After suffering a divided homeland and giving up their strong Deutsche Mark for Euro, I think they have cleared their name enough, shown deep regret, and don't need to be tormented everyday.

This opinion of mine is based on personal experiences and many trips to said land. I apologize if I was offended you in some way, but I feel such a strong sympathy towards certain countries that I couldn't just read such thing written about Germans.
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
=| No, I wasn't offended.
And no, I wasn't being 100% serious about everything I had said either - of course not every German says s/he's not proud of their country (Nena recently released a beautiful song called Made in Germany), and I know they won't allow anymore political chaos especially after Hitler and the Cold War screwed them over.

I've got quite a bit of Germans 'screaming' at me just because of the use of the Swastika in my art, despite the fact I've explained many times that it's only for historical and artistic purposes.
That's the big reason why I said that they're really dwelling too much in the past and seem like they're not viewing it as a positive, very valuable lesson to cherish and embrace for eternity (then again, it could just be the ones complaining XD ).

I know the Swastika is no longer used to represent Germany, but they censor it when it comes to many depictions via various forms of media of the WW2 time period.
So, in my opinion, it seems like they're still trying to conceal a part of their past, not necessarily deny it.
Yes, it may bring horrible memories, shame, and torment of WW2, but it doesn't mean that the Swastika needs to be hidden nor shown all the time (I know I don't use it in every APH/WW2 pic I make - that's overkill XD ).
It's an integral part of their past, and whether they like it or not, it's stuck on them like a tattoo.

Maybe it's me who should be the one saying sorry for causing misunderstanding and using a controversial symbol that has been defiled by the country that now censors it - after all, I am just another stupid, ignorant American who knows nothing and speaks nonsense.
Nienna666 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Don't say you're stupid, I admire it how calmly you can explain your view. I can see your point, and I'm sorry for those people who have "yelled" at you for using swastika. You are and will not be the first one to use it in artwork, and I think it's quite justified because of the Inglorious Basterds theme. Swastika may be banned in Germany, yes, but the same rules don't necessarily apply in other countries, and that is a fact I think your bashers might want to think about before they start accusing you for being a Nazi (or something, I dunno :P)
akugirl Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Every country has something like that... Some are just more infamous for it than others... Usually the losers of a war...
America doesn't talk about things like that really. We just sweep it under the rug and say it's all done with and gone... Even when it's not...
Che. we had KKK and McCarthyists not too long ago. (My ancestors would be rolling in theirs graves... I am not white ye see XD)

I didn't know where Iraq was... BUt once i found out it was where persia used to be i knew where it was XD
I'm horrible. I know where a bunch of 'dead' countries are but I have a hard time with 'live' countries XD
On a side note... I can't navigate/drive for dirt... I suck so bad it's practically stereotypical...

I've had teachers like that. Drove me bonkers cause in some of my art the white space was supposed to be there... WHatever you think is best is what's best though. :thumbsup:
You are the artist.
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