APH Wales, crowned with Ivy, probably plotting something.
IDK there is a fair amount of Hetlia fanfic out there where about Wales being helplessly kicked around by England (or the same as England, which … no) and I was annoyed by that and it drove this painting.
This is based on the folklore/history surrounding the fate of the decapitated head of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd’s (aka Llywelyn the Last) . Story goes, after the was killed (either in battle, by a lone knight who did not know who he was, or by Edward I′s treachery, pick a version), his head was displayed and crowned with Ivy to mock him as well as the idea of their every being a king of Welsh blood. So clearly referencing that, I was kinda going for ok, yes defeated, but very far from helpless.
DON"T MIND ME
I finally found an outlet for the Welsh History I was raised i, which would be normal if I were Welsh, but I'm from Texas.
(I know …. I’m still ignoring the actual British Isles sketches, but they were just sketches and I understand early sketches don’t always matter, he didn’t identify who was who, and I prefer a dark haired Wales, and wheeeeeee I’m an artist I can do what want)