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Exploring the seas by say0ran Exploring the seas by say0ran
Yay for scuba diving!

I haven't seen a lot of Hetalia fanart involving scuba diving so I thought to myself, "why not, I'll give it a shot." I really love the look of coral reefs so I wanted to incorporate that in too! It took a lot of refs though @__@ And it was a pretty big learning experience trying to draw this, because I haven't really been doing a lot of detailed backgrounds, and I'm not used to this method of coloring at all jaslkf

The scuba diving gear is probably inaccurate, oh well. I tried to comprehend all of the gear you need for scuba diving but all of the various equipment just confused me ;w; Although I think drawing the fishes was the hardest part OTL I need to practice drawing more animals...

Programs: Paint Tool SAI, and Photoshop CS5 for color fixes

edited 10/27/2013
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HetaFruitsOuranHp321 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist

I bet the first thing America thought when he saw a clownfish at some point was "OMG HI NEMO~~!!!!"

 

This looks really awesome btw.

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mizu07 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice drawing! I haven't seen too much Hetalia fanart like this either! Very beautiful!
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emo-emma Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
very nice :)
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say0ran Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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emo-emma Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yoi're welcome
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Maru-sha Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
First off, I love you. This is an amazing piece of art~! The ocean is what I study in my free time, so this just makes me all fuzzy inside :heart:
Second! The colors are just so brilliant and America's large eyes full of wonder behind his mask are so cute~!

Love it! I hope you make more art like this!
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say0ran Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ahhhhh thank you for such a lovely comment! ;u;
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flamegrell Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
cute
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say0ran Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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kwajchick Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is some lovely art, I have to say! Now, you are correct about the inaccuracies of the SCUBA gear, and since I'm a diver myself, I think I shall give you a few tips on what you're missing here.

As for the regulator, America would not just have the single regulator. He would have a backup, known as an "octopus", in case his normal one breaks or his buddy runs out of air. He also needs a dive computer. Without that, you're as good as dead. You need to know what kind of air concentration you're using, the depth you are at, how much air you have left, and the amount of time you have left underwater, so you don't end up getting "The Bends" from getting too much nitrogen in your bloodstream. I have a friend who got it, and it isn't a fun experience.

Also, where are America's dive weights? You can't stay underwater for very long without them. Either they have to be on a belt, or integrated into your Buoyancy Control Device (BCD).

And lastly, he needs an air hose on the BCD, so he can control whether he floats or sinks, or stays neutral, which is ideal.

Ah, sorry if that's too long! I just felt as if you needed to know that. XD
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