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Hetalia: Kremlin by Firnheledien Hetalia: Kremlin by Firnheledien
At long last, this is done. I took a lot longer on this one because there wasn't any good refs for the pose, lighting, colour etc so it was all quite against me from the start. Plus, I had to extensively tweak the background to get the mood I wanted.

I was inspired by the mood of these series of amazing cosplay pictures: [link]

It was fun adding the snow. I used this tutorial to help me: [link]

I cropped the picture again after painting in the character because the statue was too distracting. The original photo is here: [link]

Painting the scarf took forever to make it look right. I tried to equalize the colours at the end but it didn't look nice at all. Thanks for the tip though, :icontravesty-of-life:. :)

And just a quick note, that building is NOT the Kremlin, but a famous Russian Orthodox cathedral called St. Basil's. Most people, like me think that it's the Kremlin! The real one is just further along the Red Square.

[EDIT] Changed some of the snow after consulting :iconaiori:. I think it looks better now and more calm, which is what I wanted it to be.
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Kumajiro-chan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Artist
It's Very beautiful, Love this :3 
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xYURENx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an amazing job \*o*/

(This is Church of Our Lady, which is the moat. St. Basil's Cathedral - is an addition to it)
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itachifangirl00 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
HOLY SHIT!! WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS IT LOOKED LIKE A COSPLAY XDD i had to take a double look at it ^^ its amazing!
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Kyogurt-Star459 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very beautiful!^^ I love how the cathedral blends in with Ivan's clothing and such. The snow looks so real.
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Ms-Mina Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful! Breathtaking even!
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BrixHichi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist
;J; How beautiful!
This warms my Russian heart~ <3
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BearTrack Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I really, really, really, really, really love this! :love: :love: :love:
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pockyboxes Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Hnnnngh--
This is beautiful ;v; it looks sooo real, it's almost unbelievable. When I clicked it I thought it was cosplay it was so well done asdf :heart:
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Firnheledien Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Aw thank you very much. My dream would be for ethnically-appropriate characters cosplaying at these locations. :3
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