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Colonial by FlopyLopez Colonial by FlopyLopez
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I'm struggling really hard to understand Brazil's colonial history. Well actually everything about him is hard to figure out but yeah.
So, this is an initial sketch of Brazil as a colony around XVII century. I think he was around 8-10 years old? My interpretations may change when I understand his history better.
There is something I want to explain here: yes, I DO know that mulato people were on the lowest classes in colonial society, and there's no way Javier could be in a healthy position when he is in fact, a mulato.
BUT I think that since he is a 'nation person', he was a special case. Portugal was in charge of him, and while they didn't live together, there were special servants who took care of Javier, those people were probably other black/mulato servants living in a healthy house.
Perhaps that high class house was his bosses', so his protection was insured.
He probably felt quite lonely since all the other portuguese colonies were far away and he didn't interact much with the Spanish colonies? I think he was even lonelier than little Argentina. Or maybe not, oww my baby ;_;
I based his clothes from those of a middle class man, slightly modified it to make it look as a little less formal attire. His fringe is a bit different but his hair has always been very messy so there's much modification about that.
I'm not really good with faces but... his cheeks are supposed to be round and full |D because he is my precious kid:heart:.
I feel like people ignore these kind of pictures and only comment in my shippy/chibi drawings with things like 'cute!' or stuff like that but I actually like developing my characters? So if you have headcanons or you are more knowledgeable about this topic and would like to give me some useful information, that'd be great!

Yes he is floating lmao

Brasil © me
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Cheddar23 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
floating powers, mulatos filhos de nobres algumas vezes eram tratados bem.
FlopyLopez Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gracias por esa información :D
Sí, Brasil colonial tenía poderes para flotar :XD:
ScottPilgrim2 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
He seemed bored at that time and sure being a colony for 300 years was very lonely and anoying,holand had tried to take the litoral norte region and he was even thinking about independence because of elite interess in moviments like incofidencia mineira.
but soon that would change and he would become and an unite kingdon with portugal because the portuguese royal family needed to escape france and napoleon and what better place to hide from them than here.
This little boy here began to know about the rest of the world because trade was opened getting to know UK,the italian twins and even germany and become even richer and greater than portugal tha would wanted him to become colony again when napoleon was defeated leading to insatisfaction and independence all this in seven years...
expect that you liked this resume and this inspire you to do more amazing drawings about my country and about all the latin countries
keep the good work
FlopyLopez Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My reply is exactly one month late, I'm so sorry ahhahaha
But you resume is very interesting! And very similar to what I was reading about colonial Brazil in a book at School. Really, thank you so much for sharing this with me! I hope to learn more! :) :hug:
Girlsrule98 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist
omg mira sus mejillas y su naricita redonda <33 es tan lindo pero al mismo tiempo uno se siente triste al ver el vacío en sus ojos aahhh
pobresito, ser la única colonia portuguesa y encima en un territorio tan grande. Lo peor es que España y Portugal siempre se llevaron para el culo así que tanto él como sus vecinos tendría prohibido jugar juntos o decirse hola siquiera ;; ;;  y es un niño, lo difícil que debe ser para un niño estar tan solo por más que ande rodeado de sirvientes y todo nadie le hace caso como persona, le darían clases y le servirían pero al mismo tiempo sería ignorado, no solo por ser de color, también por ser diferente.
Y para estar más solo que Argentina..... wow, eso es horrible y necesito darle un abrazo
imagino que por más que sea una nación, mucha gente de alta sociedad lo sigue mirando con desprecio, y que él suele escapar de casa y juntarse con la gente de clase baja. Jugar con los niños maybe llevarles ropa, sabanas o comida de vez en cuando. Tal vez incluso contarles de lo que le enseñaron ese día. Él los trataría con la calidez con la que siempre quiso ser tratado. Supongo que al pasar tiempo con ellos es como aprendería de su cultura y costumbres, como de su música por ejemplo. 
espero haber sido constructiva (?
FlopyLopez Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
tu comentario es tan hermoso que quiero llorar 
100% de acuerdo headcanon accepted im speechless
Girlsrule98 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist
leí esto 100000 y no me lo creo omg
tengo ese raro sentimiento de cuando eres alagada por tu sempai (?
Mirai-Shooker-Hetali Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haaaa que lindo te salio >//w//< dan ganas de abrazarlo x3
MeryAlex Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
quiero golpear algo esto esta muy lindo ;A;

me encanta la pose, aunque este flotando. parece como recostado con esa actitud de idgaf
Tangwi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Esta presioso ( Sp?)
Como fue la relacion de el con Portugal? Fue mejor que la de Argie y España?
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