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[THE CURSE] anniversary 17.07 by melonstyle [THE CURSE] anniversary 17.07 by melonstyle
So when I'm submitting this, it will be the 17th of July in my timezone (New Zealand). And you know what that happens? It'll have been one year since I first began 'The Curse', my first ever Hetalia doujinshi - and the first doujinshi I've ever shown to the public (in this case, the APH fandom of deviantArt). To be honest, I wish I'd completed more pages before I reached the one year mark, but ah well - real life and other things can get in the way, especially since I'm no professional, lmao.

But I want to take the time to thank everyone for the following:
:bulletred: the wonderful people who have kindly offered me their hetalia OCs for this project, especially the main cast characters!)
:bulletorange: all those wonderful people who have taken the time out to favourite and comment on my pages, even though some were total off days for me, ahaha XDD;; It means a lot and motivates me to continue!
:bulletyellow: Paint Tool SAI and the ever wonderful scanner - without those tools, I wouldn't have been doing much in terms of digital art in the first place!
:bulletgreen: All those TV shows, movies, books, art, music that have inspired me and my ideas for the doujinshi. They'll probably never know my gratitude for them, but it's there and I'm thankful.
:bulletblue: and basically I just want to thank all my supporters in general and all this means more to me than you can ever know. It's projects like these that keep me happy, even when there's been loads of times I've just wanted to punch a wall and cry. But no, expressing my creativity is something that keeps me going. That's why I'm always throwing out ideas - even if many I don't follow through with, it's still keeping my brain flowing... I think that's good?

Anyway um, near the top of this description is a link to my doujinshi for those who are new to all this. I know my art at the beginning is terrible but um... I like to think I have had some artists' evolutions throughout? I hope you will enjoy it!

Also I'd like to point out 'The Foretelling', which I will be starting very soon. It's a prequel to 'The Curse' and I think it's one of my most favourite tales to tell in this AU world I refer to as 'Synchrona', actually.

Now um... about the art! I guess I included a bunch of major characters basically! So you got Juan/M!Philippines, Maricela/F!Philippines, you got Lukas/Norway and Vasilica/Romania, you got Emilio/Mexico and Carmen/Colombia, Yong Soo/South Korea and Yao/China, Alfred/America and Kyle/Australia, Arthur/England, Maya/Malaysia and Cahaya/Indonesia! You may have noticed but a bunch of them have different outfits here! Well here's the thing: I kind of felt like spoiling you guys a bit.

Because those outfits there are designs for the second half of 'The Curse'! So yeah, outfit changes! What, you think they were going to have the same outfits the entire way through? Lol. So with the three Angels (MaPhilIndo), basically they have a colour swap. So Maricela originally had yellow and now has pink and blue, Maya originally had pink and now has yellow and blue, and Cahaya had blue but now has pink and yellow! See what I did there~? Ahuehuehue~ Someday I'll draw the trio full bodied, I'm rather keen. Their dresses are less matchy-matchy for the second half of the story. XD

Anyway uh... I think I said most of that main shit so uh...

KUDOS TO ANYONE WHO READ THROUGH ALL THIS

and comments and faves always appreciated! QUQ

Philippines/Maricela, Indonesia/Cahaya and Colombia/Carmen belong to :iconmelonstyle:
Philippines/Juan belongs to :iconspinny-chair-hero:
Mexico/Emilio belongs to :iconadannaya:
Malaysia/Maya belongs to :iconshikiren96:
aaaand the rest belong to :iconhimaruyaplz:
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takumiku621 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've improved a lot! ;u; We're so proud of you asdjhfgfjhhjlkkasdj
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
KJSLHFK aahahhhhh thank you<333
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SaoriKlaeid9870 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG CONGRATS 
LOOK THEY LOOK SO FAB <33 u//w\\u
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
thank you! :D
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SaoriKlaeid9870 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem~
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Soul-Reaper-Allison Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
:dummy: Happy one year Anniversary of one of my favourite Doujinshi! Also lets not forget to thank the very Sunny Author that gave this Doujinshi to us. :iconbrohugplz: Keep up the good work, Mel.
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Thank you, I plan to! :D
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Soul-Reaper-Allison Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
:iconbrohugplz: You're welcome. I can't wait too see all the stories you are planning and all the Ships you are crashing into each other :XD:. Cheers for another year of this awesome Doujinshi.
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Luxus04 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013

Happy 17th Anniversary Melon and your Work '( APH )The Curse'

 

looking forward for the next page

hehhehe good job Bro<?xml:namespace prefix = da />:thumbsup: or :goodjob: Meta Knight Pat Emoticon 

:patonback: 

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melonstyle Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Lol it's the 1st not the 17th

thank you so much though! :D
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