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012 - A Place to Relax by telophase 012 - A Place to Relax by telophase
The first of the two people who hit the 2345 kiriban requested a pic of Jiraiya and Tsunade from Naruto for someone else. I am under the impression that there is an element of secrecy involved here, so I'm not yet saying who until I know they've got it. (Now watch there be no secrecy at all and I'm just being silly.) Title from ~Kugen's translated list o'topics to draw, as always.

Anyway, this was *supposed* to be a picture of two old friends kicking back and having a drink together, but then Jiraiya somehow got that grin and then he started singing "I'm gonna get some! I'm gonna get some!" and I completely lost control of it after that. (Tsunade: "Only in your dreams!") I guess you really can't keep a good ero-sennin down. Same with the coloring -- this was supposed to be an exercise in *simple* coloring and I managed to make it complex. XD I swear, the *next* picture I do will be simply colored!

The original is about 14 x 12" so many details are lost in this version. If you want, take a look at a detail here. That *also* loses a bit due to the jpg compression, but there's not much you can do about that except save it as a .png and I didn't do that, so tough.

There are probably many errors that can be fixed and I'm sure you guys will spot them all and let me know. I might even go and fix them :) And for anyone who doesn't know the characters, Tsunade's boobs are supposed to be like that. I assume her wandering around doing ninja stuff without adequate support garments is a special ninja Boobage no Jutsu.

Time: er, the better part of three days. One day to sketch and ink, two to color. I'm not sure of the total number of hours, because I tend to work a bit, then go do something, then come back. Probably 15 or so solid hours of work.

Done almost completely in Painter 7.0. Inks can be found here.

[ edit ] Sorry for popping this up in your watch lists again. I completed a step-by-step tutorial of what I did to make this painting. It's a bit slight in the actual shading methods, but I figure those deserve their own tutorials and I will one day make them . :D Until then, you'll just have to be satisfied with this.
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EmiNaruHinafan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
One word-amazing!!!
Gweniveeve Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Hey, so I was just surfing around, looking for Tsunade pictures, and I found this one and thought, "Gee, that looks so familiar!!"


Someone stole your pic and then pasted on anime-Tsunade and Jiraiya's heads.
Clover-Grl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
The expressions say it all. Beautiful job.

I know you wanted crit, but I can't actually find anything to dislike about this piece, so you're out of a good way ^__^
YaoBaka Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
XD This picture is just perfect. He looks so devious!
Eriin84 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's really nice :D
NCloud Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Amazing Naruto art, love it.
dct21 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
jiraya looks like an 80's rockstar in this pic
telophase Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jiraiya always looks like an '80s hair band member.
dct21 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
lol, thats so true
rurounitriv Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hee! Jiraya just never gives up, does he? And Tsunade just doesn't get that drunk, so he's out of luck.
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