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Happy Birthday, Boys! by ScarletteDiscord Happy Birthday, Boys! by ScarletteDiscord
This one's been in the works for a while and it's finally finished! I wanted to make a "birthday" pic featuring the boys for both Canada Day and the 4th of July so I hope you guys enjoy this. :)

I hope my friends to the north are having an awesome Canada Day and to those in the States, I hope you guys have an amazing Fourth of July!

(The craziest thing: my hometown is having it's fireworks display for the Fourth on the first...Canada Day...I just find that amusing in a Hetalia related sense ^^)

APH (c) Hidekaz Himeruya
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nlmchaos12 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
I love these brothers!
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Random-Nessie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I love the texture and colors. Great job!
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AmeKumori Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Writer
This is really cool!
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sarpndo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
awww, it's wonderful! :)
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moviefan6896 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
The Maple Leaf Forever ;')
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SaruwatariMiyako Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
BOTH ARE MY FAVES!!..:iconfrenchsquealplz:
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D:D:D
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, Scarlette, this is amazing! The BG is creative and just interesting enough to not be boring, but not detailed enough to distract from the boys, and I love the textures in the star and leaf. The shading is awesome, too. :clap:
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^_^ You have no idea how hard it was to not keep adding stuff lol! :D

(BTW I hope in the next few days I can finally note you some more ideas for the MAD. I'm sorry it's taken so long but everything kinda got...sidetracked...I've gotten some good ones, but I'll need to arrange my thoughts into something more coherent ^^;)
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ^w^

(Nah, it's fine. :) Can't wait to see what you've got! =D)
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VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! :love: :clap:
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! :D
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VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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theanimegirlaka Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I really like this!!
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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ladymelly Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So amazing! ;D
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^^
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V-chan10 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!! and HAPPY EARLY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!
So cool!
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah!! :D
And thank you!
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V-chan10 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
You're welcome!
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KK52 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Ah man, I love this so much!! I especially love the star and the maple leaf!! :D
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! They're my favorites too :D
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KK52 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Haha, you're welcome! X)
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kelbora Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Oh WOW! Scarlette, this is fantastic! :'DDDD I have so much love for this piece and all of the meaning behind it. Well done, m'dear! I hope to have my own joint tribute up soon too. :love:
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D That frame around them bugged me so much for so long, but I'm so happy with the stars and leafs motif I ended up with. Brings it out better than I imagined.

Oh, oh, I can't wait! :D
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DancingSubaru Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!!!
I love all the leaves and stars!
Excellent job!
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! ^////^
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DancingSubaru Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so welcome!!!
It's really good!
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papajack1 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, that IS amazing. I have to say, one of your best so far. The shading is very well done and, well, everything is great!!!!!

And, really? That awesome and amusing!
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcblushplz: You're really too kind! But thank you all the same :)

Yeah, I know. There will be a fireworks festival on the fourth though in another town close by so I'll be seeing that one too.
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papajack1 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No, you deserve it completely!

Cool! Hope you have a good time then!
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DecemberCamie Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a feeling that I'm going to end up falling in love with all of your drawings XD I love this sooooo much! Especially the star and the maple leaf ^^
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^/////^ Awww, thanks! That really means a lot. The star and maple leaf are my favorite parts of this one, probably because they were the only part I was absolutely sure of when making it :D

BTW great job on Chapter 13! I should be able to give a better reply a little later, but I just wanted to let you know :)
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DecemberCamie Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They look sooo awesome; the texture and colors really make them stand out! :D How did you make them?

Oh, wow, I didn't realize you read the 13th chapter yet XD I would have updated it here on DeviantArt sooner but I was away for a few days and I wasn't anywhere near a computer :/ I'm really glad you liked it though! ^^ Your comments always make my day.
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I drew them out in solid colors first on one layer, then applied a texture using what's called a mask (on a second layer) that lets me move the texture around within the shape til I'm satisfied with it's placement. And I play around with different layer filters til I find an effect I like. That's about a simply as I can explain it :D

Oh, yeah! I saw it on FF.net (I do check regularly ;)) But I'll leave the comment on dA since you put it up here :)
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DecemberCamie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's really cool! Does it take a long time to do that? And do you do it in Photoshop or something similar? (sorry for all of the questions, I'm just really curious XD)

Another random question (sorry, again), but do you prefer to read stories on FF.net or here?
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really, unless I'm not sure what texture or filter I'll. The aesthetic decisions take longer than the technical ones, believe me :D Yeah, I use primarily Photoshop, but I'll use Illustrator for any text I want to include (they look cleaner, since they'll be vector based rather than pixel based) And no worries on the questions, I'm happy to answer to the best of my abilities ;)

I go between both to be honest. I have friends who post stuff on here and it's usually where I notice an update first since I don't have an FF.net account.
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DecemberCamie Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So then when you draw people, do you do it on photoshop? Or Illustrator? Sorry if that sounds silly, I don't really know the difference between the two :/
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I do everything in my sketchbook first, then I scan it into photoshop, trace the linework and pretty much do everything from there. Honestly it's hard for me to explain the difference without showing you ^^; But the best way to say it would be that Illustrator is mainly used for vector graphics, which means that if you zoom in on any part of a picture it'll still look smooth and won't pixelate unlike in Photoshop where everything's mainly pixel based (basically if you have a small picture, enlarging makes it all pixelated and blurry)

Examples:
Pixel/bitmap/raster Image
Vector Image
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PwnedByPineapple Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
8D Aww, precious babies! Happy birthday to you both! /glomps them

This is awesome, Scarlette. 8D I love the colors, and the whole effect of the picture is really wonderful.

I was going to go see the fireworks today and hang around all the activities, but I'm feeling like crap, so I decided to stay home. >.> The one time I feel like being social this summer...
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :D I absolutely love Mattie's hair in this one!! :love:

I may still end up seeing them, but I really want to go see the ones in Thibodaux since it'll actually be on the Fourth XD Anyway, I hope you feel better!
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MelodySyper Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Writer
I'm currently celebrating Canada Day with a couple of my friends even though we're all Americans~ :giggle:

The only problem is everyone else who doesn't know about Canada has come up to us and said "Happy Fourth." even though it's the first and no one seems to care when we tell them that it's Canada Day... :shrug:
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, right there with ya~ ;)

Yeah, I know. That's why I mentioned the whole thing about my town's fireworks display being tonight as weird. Everyone else will be going "Happy Fourth!" and I'll be saying "Happy Canada Day!" :D
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MelodySyper Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Writer
Yeah same here XD
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SweetGothLoli Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i feel i'm one of the few [if not the only] american who celebrated canada day today~
i'm excited for my home nation's b-day, but since i'll move to canada eventually, i celebrate it too
i really love this picture so much and the star and leaf are so pretty~
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's why I come here to celebrate my Canada love! :love: A look at my family tree shows that our ancestors came here from Nova Scotia so I deem that a perfectly good reason to celebrate it :)

Thank you so much! :) They are my favorite parts of this piece.
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WarriorcatzluvMedi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it! :heart: Happy Canada Day BTW
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! And same to you! :D
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Arashi-dono-sama Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This Is S♥ Cute
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ScarletteDiscord Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :blushes:
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