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Naruto OC - Sarutobi Juushiro: Jounin by Jarein Naruto OC - Sarutobi Juushiro: Jounin by Jarein
UPDATE: This is replacing the version I did about a week ago. I wanted to get rid of the base I was using for Shiro in that picture, and use the better one I used for the Assassin Creed version just recently.

Again, the first version looked very little like I envisioned him to look, so instead of just swapping the image, I'm doing a brand new post and scrapping the other so nobody is confused.

Just thought Iíd post another piece of artwork for my OC, Sarutobi Juushiro.

Also, let me be clear, this isnt part of the Assassins Creed version, but rather my personal version.

This had been sitting on my harddrive for a while, and I was having an internal battle on whether or not I should post it or not. Why? Mainly because I didnít want everyone to scratch their heads at the fact I drew an older version of my OC, when my fanfic hasnít progressed even remotely far enough yet. But Iíve seen enough OCís on DeviantART that delve into age progression, so I figured it wasnít going to be a big issue.

Besides, whoís to say I donít write another fanfic using Shiro in a different way? Its always been an option.
ANYWAYÖ.In this design, Shiro is 23 years old, and a full jounin ninja. I left most of his design schema intact from his 15-year old Chuunin exams garb. I kept the dark pants, bloused under tactical footwear, and the long-sleeved shirt with the pushed up sleeves. As for changes, the red is more rust red now, in keeping with the more mature theme of the design. I included the standard flak vest (left open), albeit slightly different in color, to fit in with the white Shiro normally wears.

His equipment has been changed significantly: he no longer has a backslung satchel any longer, and his sidearm knife, Kijotsuki ,has been replaced with special knives with retractable blades, that can function in combat or field surgery. I intended for these to be easier to store in his vest and field kit, and would be easily replaceable.

Ultimately the theme here: Rugged

Physically, I made Shiro taller and more muscular, something that comes with growing up. His hair is shorter and wavier, and it really helps drive home the fact he got his hair from his mother.

Back-story-wise, I intended for him to reach this rank in a recent promotion, after years spent as a Tokujo Jounin Specialist in Medicine. The idea behind this significance is that he turned down full jounin promotions in the past, because that would require him to be involved in field battles where he would most likely be subjected to killing enemies personally. As a Tokujo medical specialist, he would be in a more domestic position, solely working as a shinobi doctor in the village, where he could treat shinobi in relative peace ( there a whole pacifist aspect of his character, that I wrote out in a character sheet). Again, this is just fluffed back-story for anybody curious about the lore behind whats going on in this shot.

Long winded, but I felt it was necessary to explain what I did and why I did it. I hope everyone likes how it turned out
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Foxxyman22 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Like the design, but I gotta ask: what's up with the left forearm/hand being wrapped like that?
Jarein Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Good eye! I intended on revealing that reason in my fan fiction story, but since I'm working on a new story its not really a big deal. His left arm is a prosthesis, and its kept wrapped to keep that fact hidden. The reason of hiding it is more out of vanity with regards to the circumstances of how he lost the arm.
blakereed92 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So... Elements of our characters' designs may be a little similar. But I swear I'm not copying yours XD
Jarein Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Hahah I know. I think you did a good job with your concept and I didnt think it was a copy of mine. No problemo :D
Kyta-Satora Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Hillanx Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I think the other design looked better, would you mind keeping it up in your gallery?

Please? :)

/Big Fan of your work.

wikkier Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Red eyes. Any relation to Kurenai, or am I flaunting my ignorance?
Jarein Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
But of course! Hes the son of Kurenai and Asuma.
wikkier Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Like, in the future?
NorthernWings Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like the outfit. It's like a cross between the jonin vest and assassin's cloak.
I love it!
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