Onto things unrelated to the birth of my second niece.
You see, I'm a huge fan of Hetalia: Axis Powers (Or is it Axis Powers Hetalia now? Or was that before it got dubbed? Ah, danggit...). It's an anime about personified countries. It follows the characters/countries through major events in the world, such as WW2. Currently, my favorite characters in the series are Russia, Canada and America. Being the good little fangirl I am, I took it upon myself to learn how to draw them. I haven't gotten around to America yet, but I have made a reference sheet for Russia and Canada. Russia was easy.
Have any of you tried to draw a maple leaf? Like the one on the Canadian flag?
I fear the people of Canada may sue me for defiling their national icon.
Everything was going fine until I tried to draw the leaf. Who'd have thought it was so hard? I still can't get the dang thing to look right.
Heres a look at what I've accomplished:
The first picture is Russia (Ivan Braginsky), the second Canada (Matthew Williams). You can see a few of my crappy attempts at the corner of Matthew's page... uhg. Stupid leaf. Since these are reference sheets for myself, the figures on the left of each paper aren't... original. I basically copied pictures the artist published, so I could get a feel for the characters. Everything else, I did myself. Especially those maple leafs.
...I hate the maple leaf.
It's about time to bring this to a close, since I have school tomorrow. And a sister in labor.