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Brave Soldier Boy. by xiao-speck Brave Soldier Boy. by xiao-speck
Little soldier boy, taken from home,
Forced to fight a war that's not his own...

Little soldier boy, comes marching home,
Brave soldier boy, comes marching home...

-"Leaves from the Vine"


I was drawing this picture when I came across a cover for the song "Leaves from the Vine", and I was like SO PERFECT FOR THIS DRAWING. So yeah XD.
I've never really watched avatar, either the new one or the old one. I was just listening to youtube songs when I stumbled across this song. I'm so in love with it XD
Lol, by the way this picture actually took me two days to color, and the first four hours of it I kept erasing everything and starting over cause everthing kept turning out SUPER ugly, and by the end of the fouth hour everything was still white...
I was like....... screw this... screw my dream of being a super awesome artist... :iconruncryplz:
So I rage quitted and went to bed lol.
Then I woke up at like ten, and was like maybe I should try again.... and i think it turned out pretty well =v=
Better than anything I've been able to come up with anyways lol.
Any comments? :D
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FinnViking Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice manga style! I like the light outlines :)
xiao-speck Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks =v=
So good u put up with it at last! We can see the effect now- so atmospheric and meaningful scene : )
xiao-speck May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, thanks! I'm glad i didnt give up too ^ ^
Hehe, keep it up x3
wow first of all i'm so impressed of it
the boys are very like defined and the back round looks corrupted
it's so beautiful

is it just me or the black haired guy has chinese clothes?
xiao-speck May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww~ thank you!
I worked really hard on the background for this picture, cause usually i'm just like "screw backgrounds" but i realized i really needed the background for this one ^ ^
and yeah, he does have chinese clothes on =v=
how cool *w*
are they oc's or just randomly made xD

(you say the black haired guy is chinese, does the other one has nationality or something)
xD sorry for being kinda obsessed with it but it's so beautiful ;w;
xiao-speck May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha that is fine, its always nice to know someone likes something that you feel super proud of lol XD
so yeah, they are just random people. at first i wanted to try drawing characters from a story I'm thinking of, but then they kinda went off track.
For the other kid I was kinda going for a western country feeling, maybe like america or Europe =v=
QwQ it would be so epic for some kind of war fanfic
Almost like a WWIII

I support any continuing of this ;)
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