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Naruto OC- Yamanaka Isshigo v1.2 by Jarein Naruto OC- Yamanaka Isshigo v1.2 by Jarein
I didnt stray too far from his original design, maintaining the most essential details that make Ish unique. Other than the addition of a fancy sealing tattoo on his left bicep, nothing is really different in his design. If anything, my reasons for doing this new render was to update his appearance using some of my newer art techniques.

Just in case everyone doesnt know Ish's story, heres a repost of his bio.

OC Description (Basic Writeup)
Yamanaka Isshigo
Given Name’s Loose Translation – First-out hit/baseball reference (isshigo)

Ninja Stats
Rank: Chuunin
Skill Class: A
Ninja Specialization: Close-Range Combat Specialist/ Sensor-Hijutsu Master
Chakra Affinity: Fuuton
Village: Konohagakure no Sato

Personal Stats
Birthdate: August 13th
Age: 16
Sex: Male
Bloodtype: B
Height: 5’ 9”
Weight: 170 lbs
Endearing Traits: Fun, Humorous, Loyal, Intelligent
Annoying Traits: Prideful, Violent, Trash-talking, Mildly-Arrogant, Bi-polar tendencies

Basic Character Description:
The design of the character was inspired almost exclusively on that of the Scout from Team Fortress 2, and Mirai Trunks from DBZ. I picked and chose what I thought was a uniquely cool physical combination for a Naruto character, and refined the look to appear more dynamic and fitting for a ninja. The most significant accomplishment to me was coming up with a very neat way to show off the Konoha hitai-ate plate, that I feel hadn’t been done before. Since the Scout from TF2 wore dog tags, I came to realize that making the plate into a dog tag was a neat solution to a very tired design element for a Naruto OC. I mean lets face it, we are all bored with seeing the headband hug on the head, on the arm, or around the neck in its most basic form, right? I know I was.

If the name wasn’t a dead giveaway, hes a member of Ino’s family, being her slightly older first cousin on her father’s side. Unlike other Yamanaka OC’s I decided to make him look similar but still very different from Ino, in that I didn’t merely take an existing picture of Ino and give her a double mastectomy and call “her” a boy. That’s just lazy….lol :p

Anyway! He specializes in speed and agility, earning himself the nickname of being the “fastest sum-bitch in the Leaf” but his physical build doesn’t allow him to be as physically powerful as Gai or Lee. To compensate for his lack of offensive power, he utilizes a pair of lightweight alloy bat-like clubs to do damage while in combat. For these reasons, coupled with his mastery in his family’s sensor techniques, Isshigo is a designated scout/reconnaissance specialist with powerful close-quarters combat potential. His primary hang-ups come from his very limited long-range jutsu catalog and the difficulty he has with utilizing elemental jutsu.

Now the important aspect of his character’s pathos is his frighteningly strong psychic capabilities, abilities that far exceed that of other Yamanaka. In fact, the reason why his character is never part of the standard continuity is because he was sent off to receive training at one of the Fire-county monasteries to learn how to control the potency of his telekinetic abilities, which were not only causing harm to those around him, but himself as well. In fact, whenever he resorts to using his telekinesis, his brain will begin to bleed violently from the exertion, causing him to have erratic seizures.

My intention here is to give Isshigo a trump card that not only greatly helps him, but greatly hurts him as well. And the problem goes far beyond the physical here as well. I have him being constantly isolated from the family through fear of him losing control of his dangerous psychic ability. I also have him possessing serious psychological problems caused by a combination of this familial apathy and the degradation of his mind through overuse of his telekinesis. It’s a sort of re-interpretation of Yakumo’s story from the Naruto show filler-arc, combined with minor elements of Itachi and his failing health from overusing his trump-cards.

Closing Artist Notes/Psychotic Ramblings
Whenever I make an OC, I go through this really long creative process of picking and choosing, to the point that it borders on the obsessive compulsive. I don’t know how to explain it, but I just want to make sure that every facet, every detail of my character is not only unique, but balanced as well. Lets face facts here, a sizable portion of Naruto OCs on the internet are vapid, recolored versions of existing canonical characters with next to no personality to speak of. And that’s not even factoring in the horribly overpowered abilities and made-up bloodline limits tacked onto these OCs as a mere last-minute, “this might be cool” addition. I’m sure orange and purple colored “Sharingan” ripoff eyes are cool to look at, but….

Why do they do what they do? Why does your character have them? What is the drawback to using them in battle?

These minor but important details are either ignored or simply never considered in the entire creative process, and for me, a person always looking for cool new characters to read about, I almost feel offended. Ok, I’m done now lol. Had to vent there
whatsername810 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Duuude, this looks like pewdiepie!!!
Pancake-Senpaii Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
cool design :)
Dom666ism Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
dude awesome redo of your character :D
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