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Balalaika by Velociraptor-C Balalaika by Velociraptor-C
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And finally, the finished product! Russia still playing his balalaika and looking rather sentimental. And really, what is Russia without sunflowers and blood? It had to be done.

Please ignore how fucked up that balalaika is. By the time I really recognized how horribly I drew it (I don't think there's a straight line in it, to be honest), it was about a week too late to fix without having to redo half of the picture. So I changed the design completely and tried to make it look better, and I think I did all right, but don't look at it for too long or you'll notice how cockeyed that thing is. How embarrassing.

I'm still kicking myself for not using better references when I drew the balalaika and Russia's hands, but you're only here to look at Russia, right? Right. And I realize how small the balalaika looks compared to Russia, but some balalaikas are pretty tiny and Russia is a pretty big guy, so take your pick.

By the way, I don't know where the hell this is either. Maybe a shed...where Russia keeps his sunflowers and...his...guns? Man, I have no idea. .___."

Russia © Hidekaz Himaruya
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kittkattkross Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Lol, this description was just hilarious. "Where Russia keeps his sunflowers and ...his...guns?" Just perfect.
It's a good picture; I didn't even notice the defects with his instrument.
Oh my gosh; I just noticed the blood o.O
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zombieflobby Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I like this!
I play this instrument, and I think you drew it quite well!
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FireRosethecat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A really impressive piece of work, love the lighting and the contrast of blood and...leaves(?) Really nice expression, its overally really good!
(Acting as though i can give professional praise :P)
NAh, its still a great picture! :D
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Moonshine-sama Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love this! I was thinking of a song called Balalaika by Koharu Kusumi and found this!
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Hildetann Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student General Artist
"a shed where he keeps his sunflowers and... his guns."
I am liking this idea. :lol:
(aaahhh I looked at your profile, you haven't been on in a while /sigh)
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birdies-go-boom Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
I was listening to a song on the balalaika when I saw this!
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birdies-go-boom Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
I LOVE ITTTTTTTT
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ibitecandy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Student General Artist
I find that you drew Russia really well.. ^^
He looks so calm...>////<
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smilyimp Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
So pretty awwww :heart: I really love this :love:
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Velociraptor-C Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
8D Thank you for the fave~ <3
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