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It’s going to take a little more than your best lapsang to fix that, Arthur.

War of 1812, not the American Revolution. Matthew's uniform is based on that of the Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry, which was designed for Lower Canada. Nope, many were not thrilled to wear the red coat. I don't remember what Arthur's is, only that it was worn for battles in Europe, and that it outranked Matthew's.

In Hetalia terms, within 50 years Matthew 1. Is ceded to Britain (1763) 2. Gets invaded by his brother (1775) 3. Gets to see his papa have a complete massacre of a breakdown (1789) 4. Gets invaded by his brother AGAIN, and gets his capital burned down (1813). He's been having a couple rough years.
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MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist
Now THERE'S something I haven't seen in fanart in a long time: the hundred yard stare! Usually it's an exaggerated expression like Jeff the Killer with some tears or a yandere stare. But here, we see how damaged he is, and we see it has left him listless. 
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Glad you like it! Dull, dead stares are surprisingly tricky to get right.
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ufd Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Yep. Matthew's years has been a living hell. Even in my Revolutionary War story, his life was a living hell. Though, being invaded by his brother was the least of his worries. Keep in mind that America and Canada were of New England. They lived under one household and the American Revolution separated them. Poor Canada.
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smilyimp Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
This is beautiful~ :love:
Love how you draw the faces :heart:
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PoisonousTiger Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The guilt on Arthur's face is amazingly depicted here. Matthew looks tired and depressed, which is exactly what he would be (it makes me wonder: perhaps the guilt of all those things that happened made Arthur psychologically unable to "see" Canada).
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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautifully drawn and coloured! This piece is amazing! :)

AWESOME WORK! :)

:+fav:
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Glad you like it!
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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)

I hope that you have a wonderful day! :)
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Naehja Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Yeah it was hard years for the Poor Mattie *hug*
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Poor guy couldn't catch a break.
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Fookiiko Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
HETALIAAAAAAA
Gosh, this is awesome :D

Canada's /Matthew's outfit looks like the 2P version o.o
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
The mountie uniform? Red makes for a pretty eye catching outfit.
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Fookiiko Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
yup, I think it's that o.o If you google up 2p canada in google images.
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BandBunny Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Is his eye supposed to represent something like the Battle of York? Or is just a casualtie of war?

Either way, I love this!
Like, a lot.
Like, I would marry this picture.
In fact, I would marry your whole gallery.
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
That was what was intended to be, but it could be any kind of injury in general.
Thank you! Hope you enjoyed your visit.
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EquallyMatched Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice art style >w< i love how you put the emotion into it-- you can really feel the tension and how sad he is ;o;
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Thank you! History lessons and their dry facts make it so easy to forget the human elements involved in wars.
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EquallyMatched Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's no problem ^^
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CJTheAssassin333 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Those colors. D: And Arthur's looks so worried... Perfect expressions, perfect anatomy, perfect scheme- perfect everything!
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Thank you! As worried as Arthur is, at least Matthew isn't forgotten for once.
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NerdGirl98 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's ARTHUR?
Isn't it Gilbert?
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CJTheAssassin333 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Nope, it's Arthur. :'D It says so in the description.

Plus, this piece is about the War of 1812, which was fought between the English and the Americans, with the Canadians backing the Brits, though not exactly willingly.
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xmallory08 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful work :heart: You have very inspiring gallery, wish I could some day say that thing about mine. :wow:
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Very happy to hear you find my gallery inspiring! I think the most important thing is to keep drawing what you love no matter what.
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ScarfYearRound Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... oUo I really like that tea pot.... like legit, i want to go out and buy one just like that right now.

Prucan is adorable, poor Matthew.
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Ah... that's supposed to be Arthur, but I guess having someone care about Matthew is good no matter who it is.
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sweetsnow73 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the feeling here is amazing
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Thank you!
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anoukbd Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional
; - ; et tous ces Canadiens Français!!! L'uniforme rouge, imagine! ; - ;
Mais Papa Angleterre était bon pour nous tout de même... les Canadiens Français s'en foutent par contre ¬¬
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
C'était des relations compliquées on peut dire sans hésiter...
Ouais, c'était pas mal sous l'Angleterre, mais c'est clair que la haine contre elle était plutôt forte !
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is gorgeous and the included historical facts combined with the lovely realism and tenderness of this interaction creates such a beautiful atmosphere, seriously wonderful work, you really ought to be proud how great you did-look at that reflection on the table, that whispy steam, the lighting, porportions, ah it's too much!
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
It's a shame that I couldn't fit in a background, but I'm glad the details done on what is there makes up for it!
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SereneDash Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this!
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Glad you like this!
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Sile0Enis Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
This is fantastic.
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Thank you!
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Sile0Enis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
You're very welcome.
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MoHarri Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student General Artist
wow this is amazing. I love the painted feel and look to it. great work.
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Glad you like this!
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JHO14 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student General Artist
it looks like his eye was burnt of something. is that to represent the burning of york?
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Yep, that's what it's intended to represent. I'd imagine Alfred getting a matching injury after Washington gets burned down.
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ViolinPlayer1-2Many Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
This brings up so many thoughts and questions.
Is Canada mad? Tired? Does he have to fight someone he really doesn't want to fight?
Beautifully done. I just wish you did a little bit more with the grey background, but I really do love this. :)
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Glad you like this! I agree the background could use more work, but by the time I was done with the characters I just wanted this to be done with already.
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ViolinPlayer1-2Many Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Oh man, I totally feel you.
All of my backgrounds are terrible because by the time I finish the characters I just don't care anymore and I just suck at backgrounds to begin with.
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Yeah, I've since improved a bit by forcing myself to draw both the characters and the background at the same time and also having the concept depend on the setting more. It's hard work and frustrating at times, but in the end it makes for stronger storytelling.
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BlumeShullman Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
magificent. the expression on canada's face looks a lot lie mine nowadays, and god knows I'm sick. Thanks a lot for explaining, I didn't know that at all.
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Thanks, and hope you've long been feeling better since your comment. The War of 1812 was pretty much overshadowed by the Napoleonic Wars in general.
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BlumeShullman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
yeah a lot better thanks^^
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bloodandpepper Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your artworks are always so full of emotion. it's wonderful to see that a picture can be expressive AND puristic all in one.
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freefallcrash Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Always happy to deliver! History classes often leave out the human emotion side of things I find.
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