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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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What does that symbol on his card mean anyway?
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.
Well thanks, if anyone else knows I'll hope they'll tell me, but aside from that, great picture!
NobleCielPhantomhive Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Professional Filmographer
nice! :clap:

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

he-jin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
great! niceley done!
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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