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*EDIT: Whoa! :wow:
This pic got featured in this random YOUTUBE video (0:56) : [link] ! :D


Behold - all of the watercolor portraits of all of the countries featured in APH I've made! :evillaugh:

Each one first started as a partially lightly traced quick-sketch of a random photo of person, then elaborated into a more detailed sketch, all using a 4H graphite pencil.
Then each one was hand-colored with Prismacolor watercolor pencils, which was later wetted to give it a painted look; to enhance the colors, I added actual watercolors on top.

For a closer look at each country here's the list of links to each one of them:

Axis Powers/World Series Hetalia Rules! :iconhreplz:

:iconchibiromanoplz: :earth: List of Hetalia Country Portraits :earth: :iconchibitaliaplz:

:iconchibifranceplz: - France: [link] :iconchibigermanyplz: - Germany: [link]
:iconchibijapanplz: - Japan: [link] :iconchibinitalyplz: - Italy (North): [link]
:iconchibiaustriaplz: - Austria: [link] :iconchibipolandplz: - Poland: [link]
:iconchibispainplz: - Spain: [link] :iconchibiamericaplz: - America/USA: [link]
:iconchibicanadaplz: - Canada: [link] :iconchibienglandplz: - England/UK: [link]
:iconchibirussiaplz: - Russia: [link] :iconchibichinaplz: - China: [link]
:iconchibiswedenplz: - Sweden: [link] :iconchibilithuaniaplz: - Lithuania: [link]
:iconchibihungaryplz: - Hungary: [link] :iconchibifinlandplz: - Finland: [link]
:iconchibigreeceplz: - Greece: [link] :iconchibisealandplz: - Sealand: [link]
:iconchibiprussiaplz: - Prussia: [link] :iconchibilatviaplz: - Latvia: [link]
:iconchibikoreaplz: - Korea: [link] :iconchibiswitzerlandplz: - Switzerland: [link]
:iconchibisitalyplz: - Italy (South): [link]

Liechtenstein: [link]

Turkey: [link]

Egypt: [link]

Seychelles: [link]

Hong Kong: [link]

Cuba: [link]

Belarus: [link]

Estonia: [link]

Taiwan: [link]

Belgium: [link]

Iceland: [link]

Ukraine: [link]

Denmark: [link]

Norway: [link]

Thailand: [link]

I plan to eventually make watercolor portraits of newly made countries (Australia, Cameroon, Netherlands, and Vietnam), and maybe Roman Empire, Germania, Chibi Italy, Chibi Romero, Little France, and Holy Roman Empire - but that's not a guarantee.

Other than that, I plan to make more APH fan art whenever I can (I've got some stuff that just came up - like driving lesson, and College starts next month XD ).

Please let me know what you think via your comments! :D


DISCLAIMER: Axis Powers Hetalia is created by Hidekaz Himaruya.
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C4L4M1T43R0ST4T0 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
@.@ lips... lips everywhere...
Obiwanlives4ever Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
I love them! The colors are so bright and engaging, and I like how they're proportioned more like real people and less like anime characters. Bravo!
ImoutoRie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
T-they scare me :iconscaredplz:
AliceMarieHearts Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Wow, I loved all of your portraits so fun! *faves all* Especially America. Canada, England (the lips are awesome, btw), and Thailand! ^^ Thailand's the best!
MidnightAngelSeeker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Haha! Greece looks like and emo! I love this man! An awesome work :love:
Agent-Eli Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
HyperFan7 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
NewDivision-00 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I love your style, and watercolor skills! :love:
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks - I'm always glad to hear people appreciate my work. :)
IsBreaLiomCaife Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the dreamlike, more realistic style of these. It's a nice break from chibis.
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. :D

I agree that this collection is a nice break from all the Chibis, but they're much harder to draw and color them realistically, and very time-consuming. XD
IsBreaLiomCaife Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have much skill at drawing myself, but I find chibis and Japanese style in general very difficult. I find more realistic drawings much easier. I don't ever color anything, though.
Simon-the-Almighty Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
I love France and Greece, they look so cool! 8D
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
France was the first one I made, while Greece was somewhere in the middle - but nonetheless, I love every single one since I worked so hard on them. XD

But thanks - I appreciate the fact that you like what I've done. :)
chainedwind Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Ahh--is that Thailand next to Taiwan I see? You are made of win :)
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Yep. :)
Even though it's because I placed all the countries in alphabetical order. XD
x-PenDragon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Lol, I guess I'm not the only one who admires the work you did with Thailand. He seems so lifelike.

But I've gotta say, I'm astounded with the amount of time and effort you've put into this project. Definitely a great job.
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Yep - I even got someone at church commenting on how cute and good-looking he was. XD
But again, it's probably because he's the last of one and I had plenty of practice on the previous 37 countries. XD

Now for the country who gets the most gasps and cringes or disgust and horor when I show these portraits off in person, that'll be poor Doitsu - people just want to screams "Nazi!" whenever they see Germany. :dead:

But I can't say that I have one favorite - I love them all. XD But the ones that made the biggest impressions on me are France, Germany, Japan, Canada, Russia, Greece, Sealand, Prussia, South Italy, Turkey, Belarus, Iceland, Denmark, and of course, Thailand. :D

And thanks! :D
Now I need to think up of a new project to work on. XD
ThatInsaneFreak Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
I love them all.
I also love how realistic and colorful each one is.
Wonderful, wonderful work. :)
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Dankies so much! :D

I thought I'd never get them done because there's just so many of them, but I did; and now that they're done... well, it seem like there's a void. XD

But I plan on making more APH fan art once I get myself some good ideas and the time to make them. :)
ThatInsaneFreak Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
But it must have felt like a great accomplishment though, right? :)
Haha, if that's the case, I'm looking forward to seeing more APH fan art from you. ;D
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Indeed. XD
I really splurged out a lot of pics in a month. XD

But ja...
It's time that I moved on and start making more pics now. XD
ChamomileTea Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Oh. my. god.
The Thailand one is so much love. ♥ ♥ ♥

All of these are really good though! ;A;''
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Ha, ha, ha... thanks.
I'm always glad to hear that. :D

Thailand was the last one I made, so that's probably why everyone seems to like him the most (aside from Belgium) - I had made 37 portraits before him, so when it was his turn, it was expected that he'd be the most ';perfect.' XD
ChamomileTea Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
No problem ~!
Ohh, I see. xD Well all of them are really well done! The Thailand one just stood out to me oAo''.
I would not have the patience at all to do this XD;; .
Fortehideki Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good jebus! Look at all those portraits! You have been shelling these out since the semester ended!!

I really like Belgium

Turkey (its 'cuz the mask really~... reminds me of a character in a manga Im reading --they were a mask just like this one--, so the mask really, made an impact on me~)

and Liechtenstein, that portrait really came out nice~ Love the expression.... (I doubt that it's a girl tho... what with these kind of animes showing all these bishonen -_-, I always go with the rule "If you can't tell what it is, its a guy" anyways~

BTW, your female phlip looks cuter in your "Conquest - APH Philippines" version~
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Yep. XD
But it's good practice so once college starts up again, I'm all warmed up and ready to go. XD

*sigh* Aside from Thailand, everyone really thinks she's my best portrait...

Turkey's just too awesome, even though I hadn't seen him yet. XD

And Liechtenstein is a girl - in the beginning of episode 23, she cuts her hair short and dresses up like her older brother Switzerland because she wants to be just like him.

And Philippines probably looks cuter in that pic because she's not so 'chibi,' and she has all of her suitors around her. XD
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