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[APH] Araw Ng Kalayaan by melonstyle [APH] Araw Ng Kalayaan by melonstyle
I know it's early but whatever, whatever, I do what I want. XD

Anyway, June 12th is Philippines' Independence Day, back when Philippines declared independence from Spain in 1898. So in a way, I guess it's Philippines' birthday, huh? So here is Maricela, with attire inspired by this post on pinoy-culture: [link]

Gosh though, her sash took a while, drawing up a pattern on it and all that. XD Traditional Filipino clothes have patterns with so much detail, it's kind of neat to do, even though quite time consuming.

Comments & Faves are always appreciated!

Philippines OC / Maricela Clara de los Santos belongs to :iconmelonstyle:
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:iconisangsimaronbatis:
IsangsimaronBatis Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The sash is exquisite, love it!! 
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
thanks so much! :D
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:iconisangsimaronbatis:
IsangsimaronBatis Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! ^^
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:iconangelliyesmadirector:
angelliyesmadirector Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Maricela looks awesome! Is the sash a malong?
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:icondinosaurusgede:
dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the details!
Maricela looks more amazing than ever :D
and

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO PHILIPPINES ^^
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
thank you! I was looking forward to drawing some of those amazing patterns you find in Filipino clothing~
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:iconred-jello04:
red-jello04 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the details on her clothes. Good job I must say.
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
thanks very much! :D
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:iconsajahhearts3919842:
SajahHearts3919842 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome pic! I really love it! She's so pretty with the costume! :)

Maligayang bati in advance, Piri-tan!
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
thanks so much! ;u;

And lol, in my country it's the 12th now~ (well ok, it's 12.41am but still counts XDD)
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:iconsajahhearts3919842:
SajahHearts3919842 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!

Over here we've still got 4 more hours to go, Piri is waiting. :)
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
not long to go though! Enjoy your day tomorrow! :D
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:iconsajahhearts3919842:
SajahHearts3919842 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I will! (Since it's a holiday after all :XD:)
And thanks once again for the beautiful art! :)
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yanny0801 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
puurdyyy colorssss~ I love how you really took time to make the pattern! XD love it!
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
thank you! And the pattern was fun to do too~ XD
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:iconjustsomerandomkidlol:
JustSomeRandomKidLol Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconletmehugyouplz: How the fudge do you the pattern aksldjhlkagdkbhwiloveyousomuchlaehfkuhj
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
omg um idk i just sort of winged it with one of my custom brushes on SAI XDD

thank you though! ;u;
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:iconx-i-l2048:
X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks like some difficult detailing work on her sash, my goodness. O_O Looks great, though. :)
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Yeah, it took quite a while, but it was worth it! Thank you! ;u;
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:iconx-i-l2048:
X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive:
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:iconsoul-reaper-allison:
Soul-Reaper-Allison Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Mari look so pretty and her sword. I really love her sword. Also her clothes. :love: You know what, I love everything in this picture!
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Ahhhh, thanks so much. Ahaha, the sword was sort of difficult to draw just cz of the blade shape and stuff. XD
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:iconkamillyanna:
kamillyanna Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MEL THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL OMFG LOOK AT DAT BABY
Really i adore this, everything is so well lined and colored, and DEM PATTERNS TEACH ME SENPAI
This is why Maricela is my favorite piri ahhh
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Ahhh thank you so much! lol I felt like I had to relearn colouring because it's been a while (and those chibi pics didn't require much colouring technique, ahahaha)
AND THE PATTERN TOOK FOREVER SOB
but ok the steps I took were to slam my tablet pen against the tablet and hope for the best, lol
ahhh thank yoooouuuu QUQ
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:iconnerdyjones:
NerdyJones Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omgggg Today's Philippines independence day? ohgod happy independence day Maricela! ;v; ...or tomorrow?...or Yesterday?? [idk man this time zones will kill me lol.
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
lol it does say June 12th in the description, dearie. XDD

So that's tomorrow for me, ahaha XDD
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:iconnerdyjones:
NerdyJones Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg I understand Now XDDDD Well WELLLLLL Maricela's independence day it's one day after my birthday omgg i feel special(?okno. and...that is....in 2 days here omg.
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
ahuehuehue well, when it's her birthday for me it's your birthday for you, time zone wise anyway. So it's kind of almost the same day, ahaha
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:iconmeirenka:
meirenka Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student General Artist
AMG Mel the details are killing me, this is so earning my eternal respect to you:iconsaluteplz:
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
ahh, thank you so much! ;u;
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:iconnigihayamis:
nigihayamis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
asfghklsfdj GORGEOU SSSSSSS
that pattern hhhngh
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
ahhh thank you so much, waifu QUQ <3

sob that pattern was the longest part to do fkjsfk
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:iconnigihayamis:
nigihayamis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHHH well i could never have the patience to do that, so good work waifu omg ; 7 ;
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
sob the shocking factor was that i did this drawing in a day fkjlfkj

USUALLY I SKETCH SOMETHING AND IGNORE IT FOR AGES AND THEN SPEND A WEEK ON COLOURING OR SOMETHING
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:iconnigihayamis:
nigihayamis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cries YOU'RE AMAZIG N sfjkadjfk
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
:iconpapmingplz: thank yooouuuuuuuuubfkjslskjgdfhlskjf
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:iconhetaria-wa-sugoidesu:
Hetaria-wa-sugoidesu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
thanks so much! :D
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:iconhetaria-wa-sugoidesu:
Hetaria-wa-sugoidesu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconmarimariakutsu:
marimariakutsu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude. You've improved
:iconilavplz:
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
ahaha, thank you~ it feels like it's been a while since I'd done a more detailed fanart, not just the chibi thingies XDD
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:iconmarimariakutsu:
marimariakutsu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty much feels like a breath of fresh air, doesn't it?
Also salamat for celebrating Araw ng Kalayaan with us ^^ I feel a bit ashamed that my Phili oc wont be too...traditional in the upcoming festivities :iconfinallyplz:
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
quite - omg I had to relearn how to colour again or something though, lmao

and you're welcome - sob i really ought to do more arts for my own country ahahahaha//laughs into the sun

and that so? How come? XD
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:iconmarimariakutsu:
marimariakutsu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job :iconokie2plz:

Yes, yes you should. Oh yeah, question: :? What got ya to get obsessed interested with Philippines in the first place?

Oh...well ^^; yes, I would like my nation to embrace and celebrate her pre colonial roots but most of the time I get to portray my Phili oc like...she living in the twenty first century and bizz. I even got a friend of mine to do Phlippines fanart in honor of 12th since I wanna draw her Malta OC soon :3
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Hmm... IDK, I love studying other cultures, I'm really fascinated with travel as well. I'd already been to parts of Southeast Asia (Thailand and Cambodia) and I wanted to start learning about the others. My first OC was Albania actually, because Europe is one of my passions, so I decided my second OC should be from Asia. I checked around the different ASEAN countries and settled on Philippines - also I was quickly made aware of the bad reputation of PH OCs at the same so I wanted to try hard with researching my OC good. And I guess in doing all that research, also the friends I've made in the fandom, they've encouraged me to keep making use of my Philippines. ^^

Lol, actually all of my APH OCs are for countries I've never actually been to + I have no ancestral ties to 'em either. It's just sort of whichever country jumps out at me, I guess. XD

And ah, I see. LOL, I felt like I'd drawing my Maricela modern enough times, which was why I wanted to have her looking a little more traditional. XD Gave her a sword too because well, badass. XDD
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:iconmarimariakutsu:
marimariakutsu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!! And yeah, memories of my early Hetalia fanfic days where I could read mostly about horrible Mary Sue Philippines (except for maybe :iconhotarumitsuki101:'s Philippines siblings. Sure her Philippines OCs were different but that was what I loved most about them- those two were the first Phili OCs I fell in ♥ with :love: )

Good girl :meow:

Ahehehe. I guess I need to draw my Philippies more. Ahehehe, my friend Lamby= :iconlmbrake: drew my Phili with fireworks (and we dont even celebrate araw ng Kalayaan with fireworks T^T) but still it was nice of Lamby.
oh yeah Mel may I feature this at my Araw ng Kalayaan journal on the 12th. Ill credit you like a good deviant should. :XD:
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
You're welcome! And yeah, I just kind of didn't get it. Like, sure I wanted my own country to be in APH but I never felt a need to go round pairing my country with everybody and projecting my own fantasies onto NZ either..? Then again, I already learned prior to the APH fandom that self-insertion is a no-no so... //shrugs

And yeah, draw your Phili more, ahaha. XD And oooh, I see~
No fireworks, huh? I tend to think it's mostly America that pulls out the fireworks on their Independence Day. XD
and sure, go for it! c:
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ftmrahmanita Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist
i love the detail :icongawwplz:
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
thank you! ;u;
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:iconftmrahmanita:
ftmrahmanita Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist
yo're welcome ;)
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