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APH - Hetalia - There is good inside... by WhistlingWolf13 APH - Hetalia - There is good inside... by WhistlingWolf13
You see the cloak of darkness,
that I wear to hide,
and think you see me
You notice the hint of madness
clouding my eyes,
and think you know me
You hear a voice,
laughing, growling, taunting,
and think it's mine

You see me tremble,
you notice my tears,
you hear my screams,
and think you are mistaken

But trust me when I tell you,
There is good inside me...

There is good inside...


Disclaimer: I do not own Hetalia - Axis Powers, or any of its characters. I DO, however, own the art work (and the poem), so do not use without my permission!

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PegasusFantasy2000 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That sad smile.  It just breaks my heart.

*hugs Russia!*
Aya-I Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's so cute!!! *^* 
WhistlingWolf13 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you! ^^
Aya-I Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome dear~
BrynhildTheValkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wah, this is so awesome! I see what you did there with the Matroyshka. I love how his expression shows that he is sad, yet hopeful that someone will understand him, but unfortunately, nobody does yet. I really like your poem, saying how he masks himself. In my imagination, I think that Ivan wears this cloak because he wants a strong impression on others, showing that he has power, but the power he shows his cruelty. Inside, he actually cares, and as you can see, in Hetalia he pretty much threatens people, but never really gets to the point of actually killing them. There's a little something that can do with a little correction. His left arm looks a little stiff and awkward; but other than that this drawing is amazing. You are so good at digital art. :meow: I know how hard arms and hands are to draw, and it is really difficult to make them natural and not stiff, you know what I mean? Especially hands... *grumble*
WhistlingWolf13 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Russia kind of reminds me of a child at times. He wants warmth and friendship and love, but he doesn't know quite how to go about it, and so he resorts to the only thing he knows; cruelty and threats. It's so sad...

I'm very happy you like my picture and the poem~ And I agree with you, the left arm does look a little stiff. But I wasn't really sure what to do with his body, until it ended up like this. ^_^'' I hate drawing arms and hands, it's so hard O__o And the body is a bit small compared to his head, but whatever ^^;
BrynhildTheValkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I know. It's all because what he was exposed to during childhood; it was all violence and cruelty. Since all people learn the most during childhood, that was what he learned and got used to, therefore all of that showing in his current personality.

I know, same. I'm especially bad with hands. :( They all look so stiff and unnatural. I praise those pro people who can draw them so naturally and not stiff. :) Maybe next time you can make his shoulders a bit broader so that his head won't look as big in comparison to his body? Maybe?
WhistlingWolf13 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Yes, the childhood is an important time. If things go wrong there, there is a bigger chance that things will go wrong later as well...

Well, practice makes perfec. I've gotten a lot better at drawing hands than I used to be, even if I'm still no expert ^^ Got to focus on the improvement~ And yeah, his shoulders and chest should be a bit broader compared to his head. I didn't notice until I was almost done colouring, at which point I didn't bother changing it. ^^;
BrynhildTheValkyrie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah. Many criminals committed crimes because they were abused during their childhood. This happens everywhere. Well, I don't know about Anders Behring Breivik though.... nobody talked about his childhood. Maybe his brain was screwed up the whole time that he was alive. Man I hate that guy. Once I heard about that news I was really, really upset about it. I still remember it.

I looked through your art, and you most definitely improved! :D Yeah, especially with the fact that he's a big man too. I imagine him as a pretty big man, since he was depicted that way, and the fact that I have met many Russians before. Well, I'm like that too. I get lazy with things, I bother to fix it, and at the end, I somehow get chastised for it. ^^;
WhistlingWolf13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Indeed. That's why it's so important to notice and help the children who get abused today. It might sound stupid and pessimistic, but it's a way of preventing them from becoming future abusers or criminals. Of course, it's also necessary to help them deal with it, because they've been through something traumatic. As for Breivik, he might have been through things in his early life, I don't know. Of course, this does by no means excuse his actions, just like rapists can't be excused because they experienced the same when they were kids. I don't particularly like Breivik either, I feel kind of sick whenever I see his face on TV or anywhere... Particularly during the court, where he had the nerve to smile, like he felt proud about what he did... *shakes head*

Yes, he is a big man, and I have always had trouble drawing big men. I find it a lot easier to draw lithe and feminine characters, hihi ^^;
BrynhildTheValkyrie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's not pessimistic; it's very sensible of you to think that. I know it is not possible for a few people to stop so many people who abuse children, but if everyone notices how important this is and takes action, there will be a spark of hope. Yes, I agree. Many criminals try to excuse their actions and say that they have experienced the same in their childhood, so they thought it was normal to do this. The law says it is illegal, so they should have figured it out by then. Yeah, Breivik makes me sick to. I watched that court trial too, and I saw his famous quote. I don't really remember what it was, but it was something like "It's better to kill many people than to kill not enough." It made me so sick. He was really proud of what he did. Yes, he was racist to Muslims and such, but what I don't understand was his killing of his own people. I don't support any type of killing at all, but it was some anomaly that I noticed.

Hehe... I think I still have that problem to this very day. I had a bigger problem when I was younger, since I drew girls first then boys. It's actually easier to draw boys than to draw girls if you think about it. They're square. :XD:
WhistlingWolf13 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist
It's not realistically possible to save every child that's being abused. But if all of us keep our eyes open and don't just assume that everything's fine, we might be able to help. If at least one child can be helped, then that ammounts to something, because it will affect that one child's entire life. We can't help everyone, but we can help some, and that is better than turning the other cheek and not helping anyone.

Actually, a lot of criminals who commit crimes like that, have suppressed memories of abuse. Their trauma was never properly dealt with, and so they locked it up in their minds and forgot about it because it was too painful. But these memories still affects them and their thoughts and behaviour, which sometimes lead to actions like this. Some, which have gotten psychological help after their crimes, have remembered these abuse events from their childhood, and get proper help for it. Their abuse is not an excuse, but getting them the proper psychological treatment can sometimes assure that they won't repeat their actions when they have served their time. At least in some cases.

Breivik is a sick, sick man, with sick, sick ideas... I believe he thought he was going for a more long-therm solution. If he had "just" killed off a few muslims, he'd be put in prison and that would be it. But no, he had this huge goal about changing the entire country. By killing the kids, he meant to turn the government against foreigners and to become some sort of hero. In his distorted universe, he was doing us a favour, and thought that this would change the entire country to become more racist and support his ideas...

Well, yes, it is sort of easier to draw boys, but I kind of like drawing the gentle curves of the female body. Which is perhaps why I find it hard to draw "square" boys, hehe ^^ I too started out drawing girls all the time, then gradually shifted over to boys ^^
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