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Beethoven Symphony 3 by Omicheese Beethoven Symphony 3 by Omicheese
Beethoven's Third Symphony, the Eroica, was written right around the French Revolution, the ideals of which Beethoven really took to heart. Originally, he wanted to name the symphony after Napoleon, but when he heard that Napoleon had been named emperor, he was so offended by the betrayal of the ideals of the revolution that he scratched his name out with a knife (leaving a hole in the paper) and changed it to Eroica (Heroic) instead.

And since I'm a Hetalia dork as well as just your normal dork, this is what I came up with. Technically Beethoven was geographically born German and not Austrian, but he spent practically all of his composing life in Austria, so Austria's got a better claim on him.

I don't like how Austria's skin tone worked out. I'm still experimenting with how I want to color him, and I haven't too many options. ._. Oh well. And I messed up on Beethoven's eye in the last panel.

Axis Powers Hetalia belongs to Himaruya Hidekaz. Beethoven belongs to somebody else.

Two Extra Beethoven doodles based on this same symphony.
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LudwigXMusician Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Beethoven in this comic  is cute>w<
And I am a big fan of Beethoven>w<
GambitMojo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
salutes you
ArthurIglesias Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL especially the last panel.
Deli-bird Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh beethoven
RE4-epicness-4-me Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have a book that said how he died
RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
There is a story (I can't tell if it is true or not) that Beethoven's friendship wth Goethe ended because of this change. They were walking together down a street, and a carriage containing Napoleon came down the street as well. Goethe (don't forget he was a counselor in the Weimar Government) doffed his hat and bowed. Napoleon may have noticed and smiled (he enjoyed Goethe's best known book at that time, THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTER). But Beethoven did not bow but showed his stoniest face of dislike to the gentleman in the carriage and the gentleman standing next to him. Goethe never forgave the composer for having more self-respect than himself.
xMsAleshax Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, that's cool!
AryaMay Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL Beethoven's awesome, as always.
Omicheese Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! Beethoven's so cool.
AryaMay Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know right? The dude was a total badass XD
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