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[HETALIA] Happy Independence Day, Philippines! by melonstyle [HETALIA] Happy Independence Day, Philippines! by melonstyle
ummm, well firstly - Philippines is one of my main OCs so I felt obligated to do something. Secondly, I've had this sketch sitting around since forever. Thirdly, idk, I was bored enough to try and spend the day working on this when I probably should be doing other things, lmao. Oh well.

So it's Philippines' Independence Day! So I drew her more present self, which is more brightly coloured and has the Philippine flag in there - the position of the star on her hand was deliberate cuz idk, effective? And then off to the side is Philippines when she was younger and a Spanish colony. The chains on her wrists and the darkness and faded look is her darker past, where she was more trapped. She's still looking forward though, towards her older, brighter self! She knows she will reach that future someday, and her future self embraces it fully, she feels she can fly free now.

That's kind of the ideas I was getting at anyway. I used a different colouring style, but it doesn't show as much here, ahaha.

Anyway, this fanart is dedicated to the Philippines/Filipinos/etc. Also to :iconservant-of-autumn:, because she was my 600th watcher, and she wanted to see an Independence Day fanart of my Philippines OC. So yeeeeaahh--

Faves and comments always appreciated~

Philippines OC / Maricela Clara de los Santos belongs to :iconmelonstyle:

EDIT: no actual edits, i'm just too lazy to draw a new art so i'm bringing this back into inboxes. I did this exactly a year ago haha
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:iconxxtokyo-senpaixx:
xXTokyo-SenpaiXx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  New Deviant
Thanks~!Even if I saw this late by one day.
Independence day was yesterday ;A;
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
yeah but I'm in US timezones atm so it's the 12th here
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:iconxxtokyo-senpaixx:
xXTokyo-SenpaiXx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  New Deviant
Philippine timezone here!
so it's the 13th
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:iconcrossfireneonphoenix:
CrossfireNeonPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
MABUHAY PILIPINAS!!! XD
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:iconlkeiko:
LKeiko Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how deep meaningful this is. Like I see this and I understand (sort of) what she had to go through to become the person she is today. So proud of Phillippines man //cries manly tears
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
ahhh thank you--

sob she went through a shit load, but what matters is how much she's grown
my baby gives me so many feelings hnng<33
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:iconfrozen-q:
Frozen-Q Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
//CHEERS LIKE AN IDIOT
< 3333
yes
yes
this is how it should be
< 3
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
YEEESSS
thank you tho, ahhh<333 ;u;
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:iconashen-ray:
Ashen-Ray Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
HAPPY BELATED INDEPENDENCE DAY TO USSSSS! > 7 <
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
yeeeahhh!! except i'm not actually filipino, I'm still happy for the Philippines anyway! :D
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:iconashen-ray:
Ashen-Ray Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
It's okay! I am tho-- > u <
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:iconspirit-okami:
Spirit-Okami Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg so precious <333 I just love the idea dark to light jxhjkjK
Great Job~<333
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
aww thank you so much, I'm glad! :D <3
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:iconpoi-rozen:
poi-rozen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh gosh, this is by far amazing! super well done and I love the colours you did for this as well!

I really love how you did the past version of Maricela being in the dark and the present having light! really shows how much she has grown, very done and keep up the good work!
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
awww thank you so much! I'm glad you like it, I was trying to be symbolic somehow, aaahhh-- yes, Philippines has grown so much over the centuries~ :D
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kamillyanna Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh the coloring is so pretty and ahhH the idea is great too
I'm always fond of your ideas Mel omg <3
It looks so effective and hfrekfjre I adore Maricela in anything really hueh
You did a great job, waifu <3
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
aww thank you so much! tbh this piece is probably one of my more symbolic ones, ahaha-- but yes, your comment makes me happy<3
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:iconnerdyjones:
NerdyJones Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS SO BEAUTiful MEL <333
 very inspirational ♥
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
thank you so much, jones<33 quq
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:iconlittlemissindia1:
LittleMissIndia1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Artist
Happy Birthday from my OC- South India
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Philippines: Salamat! ^__^
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:icondangara2610:
Dangara2610 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
I am a dummy!  Happy Independence!! God bless Philipines~
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
thank you! And yeees~ ;u;
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:iconnorditalia:
NordItalia Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
((*Dying from the awesomeness here*))
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
aww thank you so much! :D
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:iconmiistessa:
Miistessa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifu like holy shsit
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
omgg thanks<33
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:iconservant-of-autumn:
Servant-of-Autumn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you thank you so much! I really love the drawing! As a Filipino, it really makes me happy and proud. Emoji02 

I actually drew my own independence day thing, but Yours is way nicer!! Thanks again for taking the time to draw it. 
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
ahhh thank you! I'm glad you like it ;u; I was worried I wasn't gonna be able to get anything done in time, orz
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:iconservant-of-autumn:
Servant-of-Autumn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, you did! :) 
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:iconnorthmoonalaska:
NorthMoonAlaska Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Aaaaaah I love your idea of light/dark !
Happy Independance Day to Philippines ! 
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
thank yooouuu, I'm glad! :D And yes, Happy Independence Day indeed! <33
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:iconmarimariakutsu:
marimariakutsu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you~♡
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
you're welcome? 8D
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:iconnaxylie:
Naxylie Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Look at that beautiful lady aaaaahh <33
it's amazing and the flag position is just!
AWESOME JOB MEL !
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
nzb,vcxvm ahhh thank yooouuu ;u;
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:iconhetastuck4life:
Hetastuck4Life Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!!~
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
thank yooouuuu ;u;
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:iconhetastuck4life:
Hetastuck4Life Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome!~
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:iconmomoneko-chan:
Momoneko-chan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy Independence day to us~! 
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
HECK YEEAHHH for filipinos anyway, i don't count here--//bricked
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:iconmomoneko-chan:
Momoneko-chan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Ohhhh sorry XD
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angelliyesmadirector Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely job! :la: :heart: :love:
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:iconmelonstyle:
melonstyle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
thank you darling<33
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