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The watercolour textures look really really strange minimized so please fullview ^q^;;
EDIT: O v O whoa this colouring style looks really really bad as a thumbnail fffff 8'DDD

『君がそれでいいなら ボクだってそれでかまわないさ
嘘つきのボクが吐いた 反対言葉の愛の唄』

天ノ弱 (A Born Coward) by GUMI
Because I love the lyrics to this song so much, and I thought it was a very Arthur-ish song 8'D;;

Then I drew the thing and coloured it and I'm like "omg so emo \^o^/"

A-ah well. 8'D

Please go listen to the song (link's above) if you've never heard it before though! The lyrics! ;^;

Cass wrote a really pretty little 3AM-drabble for this on our Tumblr so do drop by to give it a read too *v*bbb



Done entirely on Paint Tool Sai, 6 hours?
Arthur Kirkland (c) Hidekaz Himaruya
天ノ弱 (c) 164
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:iconmasalovicka:
Masalovicka Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
awwww...poor iggy...lol
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AkaChibi13 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
OMG
A Born Coward is such a good song!
But this picture reminds me more of the Hammer Song(Tower of Pain) By Bumbp of Chicken.
I VERY MUCH RECOMMEND. xD
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nadrixam Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Arthur... </3
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SomeRandomGal9 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Is this the one where he takes all his broken hearts and makes a tower and climbs on top of it?
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glaceau Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah nope! That's Bump of Chicken's ハンマーソングと痛みの塔! I see why you thought it was though orz all the cardboard boxes. w
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midn13 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
There's actually an Alfred and Arthur cover of that song. It's called Ajionchi ni Ten/no/Jaku.
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:iconglaceau:
glaceau Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
!!! really!?
OTL I've kinda lost touch from Niconico after that really big drama that happened there a few years ago OmO;;
Thanks for the notice though! I'll go look for it * w * ufufu.
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PokeBW4Evr Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Awww, poor England! XD
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SayaLovesTrain Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Very nice. Love it. :) The song fits him perfectly.
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shyannaruto Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
I love it and the concept! ;A; You can do it Arthur!
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JillLenaD Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Aw, how bittersweet.
The song is fitting as well. :'D

(that teddy-bear in the background is adorable by the way)
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naotoshirogane1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Ahhh have I told you how much I LOVE your art style? :iconloveloveplz:
Especially how you draw England! I think he's both his same irritable self, but he still looks cute and I wanna hug him >3<
I love this very much!!
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:iconglaceau:
glaceau Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
!!! T-thank you so much! So flattered I cannot--
m(_ _)m
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Beckyanime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love it x3
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Flowing-Rein Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student
nooo Arthur's not a born coward; he's a born tsundere! ;A;
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:iconglaceau:
glaceau Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ffffff--
YOU HAVE A VERY VALID POINT.
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:iconhedgey:
Hedgey Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he looks awesome, I love his expression!
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animekath Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Nawwwww This is cute! X3

I LOVE YOU, ENGLAND! >/////<
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Xehiem Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww he needs a hug!
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:iconakukuro:
Akukuro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, I love Gumi. ^u^ The song really does make me think of Arthur. I love this picture to pieces, as well. I'm speechless, really. :D
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:iconglaceau:
glaceau Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
T-thank you so much! ;w;
Eee I love Gumi lots too *m*!
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Akukuro Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, dear. :)
She's my favourite "virtual singer" if you'd call her that. xD
On an unrelated note, I love her song, "Sorry For Being a Closet Otaku" the most~.
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Midnightpeony Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
This is so cute~ I love the little details like the dates, haha. Though there should've been a 9 August somewhere-*shot*
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:iconglaceau:
glaceau Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ffffff what's with this 9 August lolol 8'D
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Midnightpeony Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Because it's a very special birthday of a very special nation 8D
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tesskronicle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is absolutely gorgeous, and so damn cute!!! :love:
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Demorrtis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student General Artist
The song--It works so well it's actually sad ;3;
Love the picture! I like how you shaded this one :U
I wish i could go through the computer screen and Give him a hug! >3<;;;
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:iconglaceau:
glaceau Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Uwaa thank you thank you! I tried a new method for colouring in this piece, wasn't entirely used to it 8'D;; (That and this watercolour method looks reaally hideous in the thumbnail orz) But it's a relief that a lot of people like this style! * A*

... The computer screen is always being a hindrance to me I swear >: (waves fist at it)
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smilyimp Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Awwww, the rain man! :heart: :XD: It's cuteeeee :heart:
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DarkDraculina Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
I enjoyed watching this as a LiveStream! It was interesitng to see you colouring in such a different way! Love the textures and how the tone looks soft and the atmosphere is so gloomy!
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glaceau Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Eee thank you thank you! I was a little scared that it would be a boring Livestream ahaha 8'D Since I wasn't even colouring Arthur by the time I started the LS! Glad to hear that it was interesting though! :3

And yesss it's Arthur's emo viiibes-*SHOT*
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DarkDraculina Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
EMO VIBES!!!!! Lol, it looks very sad, poor little dude!
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Dirge-of-Fate Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, this looks sad and cute at the same time.
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NeckTieKat Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Omygosh that song is awesome!!! XD Great job on the picture too!!! He looks very lonely....
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:iconglaceau:
glaceau Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
THAT SONG IS AWESOME ISN'T IT.
(^-- the person who is so happy she got a chance to share it)

T-thank you so much! <3
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NeckTieKat Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome! :D
(Thanks to this I have found a TON of new music and I love it. So thank you!!!)
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ChocoPandaHugs Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Awwwweessommee :iconyayenglandplz:
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Bloom50 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
D'aww Iggy! Why must you be so damn cute!
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Gennovah Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
I loveeee itttttttt! Now it will be my wallpapeeeer <3
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glaceau Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
!!! W-wallpaper...!!!
OAO <-- super honoured

T-thank you! >w< Glad you liked it!
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pie1313 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
such an amazing song ;A;

and dont worry artie! alfred will come bursting in and hug you any moment now!
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glaceau Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ffffuoooo moe >/////<
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pie1313 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
indeed >///^///<
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xMemrc Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
This is so well done ;u; I love how your line-art is so clean and the colours are so well done <3 The colouring style suits the mood of the picture and the song (not to mention Arthur too, hurr durr OTL)

...I'll stop rambling now |'D
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glaceau Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Aaaah thank you thank you! And no don't worry about the rambling rambling is good see I'm doing it too (rambles on)

So relieved to hear that my colour experiments turned out alright this time *A*;;; Much thanks again!
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ArthurJones93 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
awwww!!!! i took a look at the sang and i agree, it suits Arthur so well, its so sad!!
btw, ur use of colors for the shadows are fantastic!! ijm horrible at that kind of thing -_- lol
anyway, this is really cute and sad at the same time, i love it ^_^
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glaceau Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
TvT! I know right I know right!
If I had more time and more patience I'd do a MV for it but at the moment I think I won't be able to complete it sob. TvT

T-thank you so much! >m<
Pssst the colours were achieved by abusing Layer Modes on Sai 8'D;; I'd have problems trying to achieve those colours just by painting them on too >_> (<-- no colour sense)
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ArthurJones93 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
awww! thats 2 bad, cause that would have been really cute! X)

ur very welcome ^_^
hahaha, well it worked out brilliantly i must say X)
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Muragaragah Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It looks great. Really like how you drew him in this, it's really Himaruya-esque. Iggy needs a hug.
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glaceau Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OAO T-thank you! Whoa Himaruya-esque...! QvQ;; /doesn't deserve that compliment
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