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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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:iconludwigxmusician:
LudwigXMusician Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Beethoven in this comic  is cute>w<
And I am a big fan of Beethoven>w<
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GambitMojo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
salutes you
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ArthurIglesias Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL especially the last panel.
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Deli-bird Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh beethoven
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Fluffy-fish-llama Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have a book that said how he died
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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.
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xMsAleshax Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, that's cool!
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AryaMay Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL Beethoven's awesome, as always.
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:iconomicheese:
Omicheese Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! Beethoven's so cool.
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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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GabiSaKuRa Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL XD
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akanesarumara Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Writer
You just made my day. You really did. xd
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darkangel160 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
XD I learned this in Decathlon a couple years back. If I ever go back in time, I will remember to NOT tick off Beethoven.
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Dawley Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Personally, would have been a bit funnier if Beethoven had the massive freakout spaz-attack that he did in real life. But anyway!
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Omicheese Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So many of Beethoven's actions are comic-able. I drew three pictures just on this one little symphony, but I've seen a bunch of really funny Beethoven stuff elsewhere on this internet as well. Are you familiar with Hark, A Vagrant? He turns up there every once in a while.
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Dawley Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
I want to see a comic dedicated solely to Beethoven actions. The time he hit that nobleman over the head with a chair because he wasn't listening to him play the piano would be priceless...
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Midnight-attractions Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AWESOME.
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:iconomicheese:
Omicheese Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why, thank you! ^____^
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Midnight-attractions Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome :D
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dynamiteNeophyte Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought that it was always called Eroica and he simply dedicated it to Napoleon, then scratched out the dedication when he named himself emperor? I might be confusing that with the painting, now that I think about it.

Love love love the comic for being historically accurate.
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Omicheese Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was the way our music history teacher told it, it may or may not be quite right. I'll admit I'm not familiar with any painting.

Thank you! ^___________^ I love historical accuracy!
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Taggerung12 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Tee Hee.... SO true. Y'know, there's that funeral march in the Middle of LvB's 3rd symphony..... i'm thinkin that Beethoven knew sumthin that Napolean didn't. tee hee. :) thats great. Love it.
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Omicheese Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^___________^ Thank you very much!
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Taggerung12 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
oh, yes! LvB is my hero!! ^^
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beethoven deserved it. :roll:
Learn somethin' about human nature, airhead Ludwig... :lol:
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spockezri Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
As a composer - OMG OMG AWESOME I really should be composing.
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houndour-lover Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Poor Beethoven! I could hear his little heart break! :hug:

This is really cute! France looks so confused in the third panel!
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Omicheese Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Beethoven. Nothing ever goes his way.

Thank you! ^_______^
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Ayhe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I´m still laughing so hard! Your comic is gold, and sooo true about Beethoven´s feelings :laughing:

I featured your comic in my last journal :blowkiss:
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Omicheese Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! ^______^ I'm really glad you liked it! Beethoven is kind of amazing and ridiculous. ^-^

Ooh, thanks! ^///^
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Ayhe Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I´ve been listening to Eroica during the last days and I simply fell in love with it:love:
I also loved your doodles...they are so right! I loved especially the doodle in which Napoleon asks Beeth about the second movement.. I am still laughing hard with it :laughing:
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Omicheese Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's such a beautiful symphony! ^_______^ I'm really glad you think they're funny, I worry sometimes about my jokes being too obscure or requiring too much explanation. ^^;
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klondike-chain Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
I lol'd and learned. :rofl: O BEETHOVEN U. xDD
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:iconomicheese:
Omicheese Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! :D Thanks!
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Rabbiata Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bwahaha, great!! XD
Your style is so cool! :D

Love,
Rabbi~
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:iconomicheese:
Omicheese Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! ^///^
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sweetsicles Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
I love this!
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My-Psychedelic Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
I was like
PPSSSSSH HAHA
when I read that.
I never imagined him as such a cheerful person. My mind-image of him is some shady guy who talks quietly and glares at people in the streets.
"Of course I am."
BAWAHAHA
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Omicheese Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I get the feeling he grew out of it. XD My mental Beethoven is usually so old and grouchy. But then, by then, he couldn't hear, either. ^^; I'm glad you liked it!
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arwennn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Artist
Huh. I didn't know all of that. I really like the Eroica Symphony though. ^_^ Cute comic.
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:iconomicheese:
Omicheese Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My Music Appreciation teacher told us about it, and then I looked up the rest on Wikipedia. ^-^ Thanks!
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GiselleRocks Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009   General Artist
Really nice comic ^^ I think you drew Beethoven so adorable X'D <333 I read about this too and fun idea to do some art for it. Really cute and lol @ austria in the end C:
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Omicheese Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^_______^
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