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It would have been better by Contraltissimo It would have been better by Contraltissimo
"It would have been better, for everyone...."

....except for you, Hiccup.

Just an image that's been kicking around my head for.... a while. Not the art I intended to do next in line, but.... it just wanted out.

Anatomy is hard. I tried. @_@

[EDIT] - Aaaaand I just realized I forgot his belt.... I might fix that later, or I might not....

[EDIT AGAIN] - Okay, is fixed now. Somewhat.

[EDIT AGAIN AGAIN] - Ah, happiness abounds. :aww: :icontoriyama-kino-90: has just written the most amazing fanfiction, which, I am very honored to say, was inspired by my picture here.

You can read her fanfiction, familiarly entitled It Would Have Been Better, on DeviantArt, here, or over at, here.

Thank you so much, :icontoriyama-kino-90:! :hug:
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EmmaHolmes96 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh man! such feels.
ShastaRoseMcKee1231 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Artist
tehstrelok Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
alt universes mate
anhedral Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All righty. I've seen *countless* HTTYD artworks on dA, by many different artists, and a lot of them are very, very good. But for me, this just has to be the very best of the lot. It shocked me powerfully the first time I saw it, and the effect is undiminished with time.

We like to think that many mistakes in life can be fixed, given time and application; but there are some that just can't, and I like to think that Hiccup realises this in the moment you capture him here. A whole alternative future, a better future, shut off forever - and in the film he was so very, very close to doing exactly this.

Superbly imagined and executed, and packing a huge emotive punch, it's art like this that keeps me enthralled in this fandom. Thank you so much for giving us this.
GoWFanatic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Wait...Hiccup killed Toothless? WHAT THE HELL'S GOING ON?!?
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Eyup.  And now he's sad.
GoWFanatic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
I've read the fanfiction. Hiccup, I feel your pain.
Hiccup: Thanks brother.
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
:icontoriyama-kino-90: did a great job.
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I've already told you, several times, he asked me not to relay messages from you to him.  Make another account and just tell him yourself sans any guises.

I'll be honest: I really don't believe what you say about your mother dying.  But then that's only because I've seen you thoroughly contradict yourself plenty of other times on the interwebs.  Still, if your mom just died, why the heck are you messing around with us internet-bozos anyway?  Go sit on a real couch in the physical company of friends who can be a little more present for you.  It'll be way more helpful than anything you'll find in a computer screen.
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