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006 - Smile - Kabuto by telophase 006 - Smile - Kabuto by telophase
ollin got the 2000 kiriban on my page, and requested I draw Kabuto, from Naruto. I figured I might as well fit it into the Topics to Draw list I've been doing (for info on that, check out ~Kugen's journal). The next one I was supposed to do was 004 - White Flower, but honestly, I couldn't work a white flower into the idea of Kabuto anywhere, so I skipped ahead to 006 - Smile, which, I think you'll agree, fits him better. If you're, say, not very far along in reading or watching Naruto, you *might* think the "Soft and Peaceful" catergory that "Smile" is supposed to be in fits ... why don't you just go on believing that for a while, hm? :D

Kabuto sez: "You want to know what the nin-card says, don't you? Of course you do. No, really, it's all right. You can trust me. Sure you can."

Done completely digitally from the first scribbles through refining the sketch to painting. Painter 7.0 with the occasional foray into Photoshop to clean things up or add light halos to highlights and so on.

[ edit ] I put a more-or-less step-by-step account here. It's a little light on the transition from color flats to fully shaded, but I got involved at that point and forgot to take screenshots.
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:iconbloodyblackvalentine:
What does that symbol on his card mean anyway?
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telophase Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure. It's been long enough since I did the picture that I'm not sure I ever knew. I think I just copied it from the manga or an anime screenshot.
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:iconbloodyblackvalentine:
Well thanks, if anyone else knows I'll hope they'll tell me, but aside from that, great picture!
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NobleCielPhantomhive Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Professional Filmographer
nice! :clap:

Kabuto: i'll help you with...my ninja info cards... *from naruto abridged*XD)
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Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
wow...fantastic... *feels incompetent as a Kabuto artist* I envy your skill...
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sephary Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
ooooh. wow. amazing. he looks so delicioiusly evil here. insta-fav.
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lookatmewithlove Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow nice .i love the coloring's :clap:
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Kerii-chan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006
SQUEEEEEEEE! Kabu-chan!!!! *sends link to Kabuto-crazed friend* Lovely coloring job, by the way ^^

~Kerii-chan
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he-jin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
great! niceley done!
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dragonet Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
the world needs more kabuto fanart. *is on am ission to find kabuto fanart.* thanks.
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riddle882 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
O.O!! I know you! I met you at Animefest!!! I was the chick who bought Kabuto from you + that other chick's Ninja Soup/Orochimaru pic. I didn't wanna carry 'em around, so I left them with you (in Kankuro cosplay) , then forgot about them, then came to pick it up the next day in Gaara cosplay.

I FOUND YOU! WEEEEEE!!! ^-^ Kay. I'm done.
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telophase Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*waves*

I'd be more enthusiastic but I"m exhausted after today, for no really good reason. :/
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sharinganstalker Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004   Writer
awwww, kabuto is so cute ...
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FoolishLittleMortal Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Kabuto!!!! Aww, he's so cute!
*favs*
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AinuHiroko Featured By Owner May 29, 2004
Really Nice Job!
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AmeMusashi Featured By Owner May 21, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Kawaii~! :drool:
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RedFireDragon Featured By Owner May 6, 2004
Kabutoooo~~~~!! =3 *cuddl*
X3 Man, I'll kidnapp him!
*kiddnaps him* *adding him to favs*
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telophase Featured By Owner May 6, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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c-dog21 Featured By Owner May 3, 2004
very cool i love it i happen to think he is kind a hot and this pic just proves my piont heheh great job
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telophase Featured By Owner May 3, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heehee. :D Thanks!
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c-dog21 Featured By Owner May 4, 2004
ya welcome heheh ^_^
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cybersaan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
love his head band rendering...

like the hair and the glasses =)

nice job
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telophase Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I did the metal by putting dark and light stripes on it, then smearing them all over the place, then switching to s tiny brush to smear more and give it that brushed-metal effect.
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sapphire-pyro Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
OHMYGOSH!!!!! :faint: THIS IS SO EXCELLENT!!!!! :headbang:
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telophase Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! There's not enough good Kabuto out there on DA, I think.
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sapphire-pyro Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
You're right! :D Hope there'll be more Kabuto fanarts soon! :D
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ollin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004
I love that look and smile... great job! Thank you so much again for favoring him for the kiriban. ^_^ 'Smile' works perfectly for him.
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telophase Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! I'm happy you like it. :D
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ethe Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
awww that's so cool *_____*
I like the way you color it! coolness!
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telophase Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou!
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chibitensai Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004
Such gorgeous soft colors. It works really well w/the mood.
Plus, it's Kabuto~! He is so [link]! *squee*
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telophase Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heehee! :D Thanks! Yes, Kabuto's quite the cool one, isn't he? :D
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Hasishiko Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004   Writer
very nice. i like
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telophase Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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Hasishiko Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004   Writer
welcome
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intangible-dreams Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004
I like this, very much coolness, and you know what those don't look like mountains to me! ^^ anyways, I kind of get the feeling that somewhere in the area of the way his face is positioned is a little off, when I look at it it just doesn't quite grab me as being correct, or if it was, it would be alittle straining for Kabuto to do that.

I have no idea who this person who you drew is by the way o.o;

Lol! Everyone loves Naruto now a days. I like the light touches you did with the background, kind of gives me the impression of leaves with prickles on them.
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telophase Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, they're mountains. They're just short, thin, brown and green mountains. Er. You're not buying that, are you?

I figured out what was wrong with his head after getting most of the way through the coloring (of course). The back of his neck and his head are too far back -- if you look at the progress of the piece at the link I gave, you can see exactly where I screwed up -- in the step where I was doing the inks over the blueline and didn't get the right line inked in. Decided it wasn't worth attempting to fix, since at the point I figured it out it would have required way too much repainting. :)

You should watch Naruto. It's like crack, only animated.
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intangible-dreams Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2004
Did you post it as you were doing it? Cause I wasn't on dev art for a while, maybe I missed it all, cause I came on and just saw the finished result x.x
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telophase Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, just put a link to an uploaded step-by-step in the description after I uploaded this. I figured since it was a kiriban that I'd let ~ollin wonder for a while about what it was going to look like. :D
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Eikuu Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004
A very sisnister and plotting looking Kabuto. Great picture to portray his character! And the coloring is awesome :)
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telophase Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heehee. Thankyou! :D
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wappendorf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004
Very nice coloring! Great job!
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telophase Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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makenshi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004
is cool. i like the writing on teh card, and the coloring
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telophase Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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farli Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004  Hobbyist
~ollin is going to *love* this. :D

Very, very cool. Such a smile, not even hinting at a smirk, with his (poke)nin-cards to reveal all about his opponents. ^^ I like the colouring, particularly the metal plate on his headband.
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telophase Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I figured out how to do metal stuff by looking at ~paintpixel's work.
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eyestab Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004  Hobbyist
Wooahh... love that shading @w@;. The card looks so real!
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telophase Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! It's all about the subtle changes in the light on it. :D
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amemiya-namida Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004
this looks cool! i wanna get a kiriban >D
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