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Naruto OC - Sarutobi Juushiro - Design Reboot by Jarein Naruto OC - Sarutobi Juushiro - Design Reboot by Jarein
It really boggles my mind that I created this character nearly 4 years ago. Since then though, I’ve been completely guilty of jumping the shark in my treatment of his design. Clothes are one thing since those are always subject to revision (at least partially so), but when the fundamental physical characteristics begin to deviate, then you really need to reel it back and do a creative audit.

I mean if you look at my gallery, he went from a pretty unique looking kid with spiky hair, and a sardonic looking attitude into a sort of pre-eminent, pseudo-clone of AU Sasuke from the “Road to Ninja” movie. Yeah my art style improved as I updated Shiro’s appearance, but slowly he started losing consistency.

So what does that mean? It means a fresh overhaul back to the status quo.

And just so were all clear here, hes a teenager, age 16. Hes not a jounin and hes not AU like some of my most recent depictions. This is a full, day-one reboot. Fresh start baby!

First, say bye-bye emo haircut; welcome back original swept-forward dew - no idea why I changed that part of him before. No more bandages on the left arm (an unused backstory element that my fanfic never got to-utterly pointless now). Instead, I added a pair of functional gloves to work off the fact his taijutsu is a form of super-strength boxing. Most of his clothing and equipment is fairly consistent from before, I just put in some finer details, and added some additional functionality to the look.

And his knife is back, wooooo! I still don’t know why I removed it…I mighta been on painkillers, I dunno lol.

So yea, whats does everyone think?

PS: I'm still debating whether or not I will continue my fanfic, rewrite it, or start a new one. Its been YEARS since I even touched it, so Im not sure what I want to do. Hell, if anybody wants to use Shiro in their own story, please feel free. If you do, link it, I'd love to read it. :D
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Mesuda-Rai Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
sugoi *_*
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blackblade94 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks so cool!!
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iNeyraei Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love everything you do, and your OCs are so well done, especially for Naruto and Bleach, seeing as there are far too many Sues hopping around. It's hard to find the good ones nowadays tbh.
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Jarein Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I really appreciate that. I try really hard to avoid the pitfalls of making a Mary Sue OC (overpowered abilities, cookie cutter design, etc.), so its good to get feedback from a third-party perspective.

Thanks again for your support :D
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iNeyraei Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome.
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mwktstorm7200 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I feel like you can incorporate maybe a little solid armor, like a thin bracer on his arm or something, mix it up a little. Nicely done already though! :ahoy:
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Jarein Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
thats not a bad idea actually. it would balance it out bit on the arms. I'll have to tool with that idea if I release another shot of this dude. thanks man for stopping in and leaving feedback. always appreciated :D
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mwktstorm7200 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob XD
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Dom666ism Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
SOOMEBODY DIAL 9-1-HOLY CRAP?! Awesome redesign man!
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Jarein Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
lawl nice. thanks bud, much obliged :D
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Dom666ism Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
anytime! And I really think u shld continue ur fanfic in my opinion :D
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