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APH - Reluctant Soldier by FrauV8 APH - Reluctant Soldier by FrauV8
Meh... it's not as good as it could be...
Maybe I should of traced it onto another sheet and inked it before coloring it, but the flag in the background has a ragged line quality so it's actually fine the way it is...

It's another Doitsu/Ludwig pic - you can never have enough of him... and Faust VIII... and Bill Kaulitz... and my OC Cedrick (that's practically most of my Gallery listed there - and the funny thing is that they're all crazy Germans! :XD: )

Anyway, about the pic:

I had drawn mainly one half of his face, so I copied the other side to complete his face, and I added in an Iron Cross, SS skull emblem, and national eagle emblem to create the rough.

For coloring, I just used basic brushes, filters, textures/patterns placed in as layers, and a few gradient and solid color layers with my favorite tool - the "Magic Wand."

The background is a pic of a WW2 German flag (duh) with a skull and swastika in the center which is blocked by Germany's head (here's what the flag looks like: [link] ), so people can't really complain much about this pic except for the skull and eagle emblems.

Let me know what you think. :)

But if you're going to piss and whine about how 'evil' the swastika is, be prepared for my 'symbols lecture' (better yet, just go to Wikipedia and educate yourself; you people need to grow up and get a life besides complaining about things and absorbing everything the media puts out - it's something called "tolerance" ).

Also, I don't need to hear from people that Nazis are evil - practically everybody knows that; I only like their uniforms, but other than that... ah, forget it. :X
Just to cut it short, I'm not a Nazi nor do I support eugenics (as a Bio/Art major, I know that a lack of variation in a species equals a fast track to extinction).

That'll be all.

__FrauV8

Rough Version: [link]
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Miccry Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
oh nice I love it
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FrauV8 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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GambitMojo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
GAWD LUDWIG IS HOTT


i wanna grab him
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kamkam2828 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
btw, nice pic! totally <3 his expression!
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FrauV8 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Dankies. :D

I really wanted to show how reluctant he was, just like many Germans were as WW2 progressed and when Hitler decided to start killing Jews, Roma, and other ethnic groups (on the other hand, they weren't as reluctant about castrating those with mental/medical disorders, or conducting euthanasia on the severely sick and very elderly prior to the killing of Jews, Roma, etc. in the 1930's - they believed it would help reduce the amount and frequency of disease and genetic disorders within their population for the sake of health; but since then, we've learned a lot since Mendel's Laws and the discovery of the DNA structure, which lead to better and less controversial methods to prevent illness and disorders.

For genetic disorders, there's something called genetic screening that allows parents to prevent passing on the disorders to their children before they're born, so killing babies born with them is way out of the idea plus it doesn't solve the problem - it's the parents fault, not the child's (it was called Gnadentod, or 'mercy killing' ; because of this law, Hitler kept pushing the age up gradually to the point when he can start killing Jews and other ethnic groups, which made Germans not so happy afterward
[and here's the irony - they based their laws from America's serialization for mentally/medically ill and anti-mixing of race laws in the 1920's {seriously - America and Germany definitely love to share ideas with each other - even bad ones - so I don't understand why there's almost 0% interaction between the two in APH}]).


As for euthanasia, there are some European countries that secretly perform it for those who wish to die if they are chronically ill and have no cure; of course it's extremely controversial and treads on many people's belief of 'living life to the fullest' and a doctor's oath to preserve a person's life as long as possible, but doctors say they do it because it was their patients' choice and their wish to die peacefully instead in agony from their incurable disease and old age, and that it's their responsibility to ensure the patient's well-being 'til the very end.


Okay... that's enough babbling from me regarding the subject of euthanasia and genetics (I'm an Art/Bio major in college, so I know all sorts of random stuff regarding science).
But I get so excited and talkative when the subject pops up! :XD:
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kamkam2828 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
actually I want to major in art and bio too when I go to college, but I don't really know whether I should just choose one or do both... thanks for the lesson by the way!
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FrauV8 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
(Sorry for the late response :dead: )

You should try to get multiple majors in college - it'll help make you stand out out of a bunch of people who only have one major, plus you be a more well-rounded person in various subjects (which is something a lot of employers are looking for these days, aside from job experience).

Anyways, you're welcome - and good luck. :)
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kamkam2828 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree with you, some people are really too whiny about this whole flag issue. I am a history dork, and I just think it's not right to use the new flag instead of the old flag when the time period is WW2. I get the same sh*t on my Ludwig fanart sometimes too: [link] and it just pisses me off.
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FrauV8 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Indeed. :nod:

The Nazi flag is no different than the Confederate flag the southern states of America used during the Civil War - they're both historically accurate, so what the f*ck is the problem?

It's so amazing at first how much people piss and whine about such trivial things, and then when you shoved the facts to them, most of them finally get the idea and stop.
It wouldn't surprise me that over 80% of people in the Western world doesn't know that the Swastika and many other symbols used by the Nazis were originally symbols that represented peace, luck, life, and prosperity in other cultures before Hitler decided to screw them up.
So I would even use the Swastika as it originally was used depending on the context and culture being depicted (such as Buddhism and ancient Slavic or Celtic stuff).

Overall, people just need to keep their moth shut if they don't know the whole story, or can't say anything nice in the first place.
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ShootingStar03 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
M'awww~ He looks so umm... Adorable with that blush -gets shot-

Good job on the pic po~~!
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