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At the end of the FMA movie I was left with the sadness that I did not get an Elric!Brother!Hug in that movie... I mean, when both of them were trying so hard to find each other I expected a little more reaction. Some kind of emotion of some kind. Ed was acting like he never left at all. I think of all people Ed needed a hug the most because he'd been living this whole time not knowing whether his brother was even alive let alone whether he'd succeeded in giving him back his body or not. To finally have a human being hug after four years of armor and two years of separation... I wanted an elric hug really really badly.

I may draw more later, but this is what I cranked out last night in my sketchbook.

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sukuangtou Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Student Writer
So cool!
Vanna1994 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I doubt I seen the movie, but you're right, after a journey like that a hug would be the least of what they could have done : o
SonicTailsBros4ever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
AW! I know! No hug in ANY of the 110 episodes OR two movies?! WHY?! I was WAITING for that! T___T Completely agree! I was WAITING for them to hug when they saw each other again! I mean, WINRY gets a hug! T______T LOVE this so much! Rock on! The emotion, positions, black and white, expressions...! PERFECT! *U*
leg-o-lass Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really well-done! The emotion is SO there... :sniff: Great work :heart:
Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is a nice example of an "elric hug"
HitanTenshi Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know what you mean. There are FAR TOO FEW Elric hugs, if any..... that's kind of sad....
SakuraNights Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply gorgeous!! We need more Elric Brother Hugs! :D You did an amazing job with this! Such simplicity, yet an onset of emotions flowing through the pencil strokes at the same time... the proportions are very well done, and are posed in a way that can be difficult to achieve properly. Edward's facial expression alone shows just how much he cares for his little brother and the emotion of the entire picture itself, regardless of how much of his face is covered. And even as a pencil sketch, the shading and lighting is superbly done! This looks like just a quick sketch, but appears to have taken quite some time, perhaps 30 minutes to an hour at most?

Felt like I should say something special here, it's been a while since I've seen some really good FMA fanart. :)
jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well thank you ^^ Yeah this was a quickie, but sometimes the emotion stirs a strong image in a short time. I lucked out on this one for sure
SakuraNights Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, definitely! I love moments like that... like an epiphany, and, in a short time period, you gain Godly drawing skills and create a masterpiece... such is the life of an artist, is it not? XD
hey--shutyourface Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Most definately. An Elric hug was needed and was not delivered. :iconimupsetplz:
Opaul11 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
emotion in this <3

honestly there is something very raw and pure about this and I can't just look away
Not-Think Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Flygon1234 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
finally somone drew this : )
i used to be a full nerd 4 full metal and sorta am...
♥ well i love the pic ♥
Marco-Pato Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
. . .
i wish i could say something cool, but you said everything i was thinking.
thanks for thier hug! (3
gelendra Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
I knew who these two were even before I clicked to view the picture! Wonderfully done! I'm a major FMA fan, and a glutton for anything to do with brotherly love (and I don't mean in the lovers way), and yeah, I agree with you about the end of the movie. Personally, I play it in my head that there was an Elric hug, just off camera,lol.
Clewt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
My sister just recently dragged me into FMA even though I don't have much of a fondness for anime. The relationship between the brothers is what caught me. Reminds me of the brothers in Supernatural.
I agree that the movie was lacking. It also felt a little rushed. I think they might have just been trying to give the series an ending. Needed more brother moments. This feels like a missing scene from the movie. :aww:
I was wondering if it would be alright if I tried my hand at coloring it sometime in the future?
jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sure, go for it! Just link back here when you're done ^^
Clewt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Thank you! :)
Super-Otaku-727 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist
WHY DIDN'T THIS HAPPEN IN THE MOVIE??? I was waiting for Ed to be like: "Al! I've missed u so much! :glomp:" or something like that. WTH?!?!

*ahem* Anyway, I love the shading, I love the detail, and I love whatever u did with the background. I applaud!! :clap:
lisabeam Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
that is an sketch?o.O' its amazing, i drew a hug too, but its not as good as yours :)!
Buffy-Prower Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
I happened to be browsing and found this. I was like, "Awwwww! >< Sooo adorable!" Love it to DEATH. Wonderful job on it...I have to agree with you, too. I was expecting a big hug from Ed and Al at the end, never happened! ><

I can totally imagine Ed with this slightly shocked look on his face, like, his eyes are slightly wide, his mouth slightly open, and then it eases into a nice smile, his eyes closing, his grip on Al tightening....Awww! ><
Sailor-Moon-xRRx Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
That is freaking beautiful ;-; I love it *hug* XD
NicoleEdxAl Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwww you're comment made me cry.. literaly... but it's sooo true!! They should have hugged!! This is an awesome picture.♥
JupiterApocalypse Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
right now I'm listening to "Brothers" (Batja) soundtrack from FMA and I totally... *Sniff*

Great job... love it so much
flying-dreamer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Awwwww~! :)
Lizzleby Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Fantastic sketch. I agree with you whole-heartedly. <3
turkish-sunsets Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This pic really did make me cry... cause the brother i have wont even get close enough to reach his arm out and touch me.... I really like this pic... It is now the best pic i have ever seen!!!!!![link]
JulietBeyondGoth Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009   Writer
shigureisasexybeast Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
i know!! they need to have more touching moments of brotherly affection!! haha i LOVE it!!!! heh
moonless-dawn Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009   General Artist
great :D
PeachesUchiha Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
I love this one. so emotional. Very beautiful. T.T
Spaceroses Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I raw emotion in this piece is amazing...I love the posing! I too wish they could have had a hug in the movie...-sigh- Great's very, very touching.
Thehellrocker Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
omg thats so emotional
Golden-Flute Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree! Where was the hug?!?! :tears: I mean, Winry got a hug, but not Al? Sad!


Wonderful piece, very emotional! The simplicity of it brings about some very luffly emotions! Wonderful job!
Dearheart42 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Student Writer

Dagnabbit, you've got me all teary-eyed now!! *blows nose*

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the simplicity of this; it adds all the more depth and emotion to it. I also wish they'd put a good brother-hug in the FMA movie. I mean sure, Al hugged him when they first reunited...but later on, when Ed FINALLY saw his brother in the flesh...he was like "that's nice" and NOTHING HAPPENED!! Grrrrr...stupid movie people...

But this makes me feel a bit better about that, lol. Thanks for dreaming up a beautiful moment for those of us who needed to see it. :)
sumikins Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just felt compelled to look through the rest of your gallery for the first time in a while. I love your work, it's different than most of the fanart you see now a days... this piece is lovely, and I agree completely with the sentiment that spawned it.
katwarrior Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
I seriously wanted one of those two. I felt pretty cheated. And Al cut off his ponytail! DX

This is a great representation of "shoulda been". It has a lot of emotion to it. That's a great, brotherly hug right there.
supergeek17 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
This is really good-- simple, but very powerful. Never watched FMA, but this is too good to pass by without :+fav:ing.
Kiristo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Student General Artist
I really wanted a hug too. But they put nothing in. I was mad. D= I kind of expected more from those making the movie. '>> The lack of emotion in that movie was depressing enough. '>>
boggart Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Student
Dang, this almost makes me not to want to watch the movie. I always hated they were never properly reunited.
jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
The movie is different, but its not bad ^^' it rides the wave of weird at the end of the series to a more creditable conclusion, but still feels a bit rushed and haphazard.
Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love this Jame. :heart: You are amazing.

Really emotional, this is what the movie should have had in it, totally agree.
FelinaofL2 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
Yeah, Elric Brother Hug should've happened, but you can't deny the awesomeness of seeing Scar and Lust at the end. :XD:
jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
lol You mean driving the van? Yeah, I liked spotting all the guest stars on Earthside... like all Alphonse's little friends that were actually the Mustang Crew
Karaeborg Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Elric!Brother!Hug would have been the best sorta ending. Best ever. I forgot though, did they end up in the same world in the end? Haven't seen it for a bit.
jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah they did... the wrong world, but the same world. I was glad for that.
Karaeborg Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
yes, at least they did somethingright.
spazzbot Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist

I Agree compleatly.
reauxkringgirl Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waahahhhh *cries* I loved that movie...even though it was completely twisted around and flipped over on its backside, dead as a doornail, but who cares, I loved the series, it's only natural to love the movie. *cries*
jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
It was good to see them together again, it broke my heart to end the show the way they did
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