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The Princess and the Crow II by Labtrinthine The Princess and the Crow II by Labtrinthine
Re-do of this:

I've been planning doing this meme for several months now, but never could decide which of my works I wanted to do. It was thanks to searching my artbook for works that were acceptable originals to submit to the artist auction here at Okaton, that I rediscovered the original The Princess and the Crow.

I immediately jumped on it. It took me a total of 4 hours, from start to finish. I worked like a mad-woman to get it done. In the process, I ended up with almost twenty "black-market" commissions. Some of them I'll be uploading today and tomorrow, but most I just gave away.

I'm greatly pleased with the exceptionally noticeable improvements. Some issues still need work, but otherwise I'm really happy.

Anyway, the story behind the original concept is that Usagi is a kunoichi 5 years Itachi's senior.

She's the illegitimate daughter of the Fire Daimyo and a random Yamanaka. She went through a lot of disgrace and isolation because of her status as an illegitimate princess, and quickly through herself into her ninja training.

She's not a genius, but she excelled in seduction and assassination, the key principals of the S&E (Seduction and Espionage) department of the ANBU Corps. She was recruited straight out of the academy, and spent 3-4 years rising through the ranks. When she is 16, she is the Captain of her unit, and the highest paid in the ANBU corps.

At age fifteen, 11-year-old Itachi is sent to her to be "broken in" and prepped for a S&A assignment. She is the one Itachi looses his virginity to, and also one of the few kunoichi Itachi can stand to be around for any length of time. This respect/amicability is not due to any infatuation, but rather a keen acknowledgment of skill and worth.

When Itachi slaughters his entire clan, Usagi is the one that manages to catch up to him (familiarity with his habits and various escape routes), and also the one that manages to drag the truth out of him. It's a not a hard decision for her - she has no love for her clan, and they none for her, so she forsakes Konoha and the Yamanaka, and takes the family name of Tsukino, in homage to Itachi's illusionary technique Tsukiyomi.

She is not a member of Akatsuki, but she is affiliated with them (they keep hunters off her back, and she performs certain ...missions for them and provides them with information the otherwise wouldn't receive). Along the way, she pics up quite a few medical techniques, and doubles as Itachi's personal medic, and later a secondary medic for the rest of Akatsuki. And every now and then, Itachi will stop by and they will ...engage in tension relief strategies. :XD:

Let me be clear on this - they are not in love, and they are not exclusive lovers. It is merely about familiarity, trust, and relief.

I tried to keep most elements the same, though I changed a lot of things and diversified others. Critique?
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Dragonwarriorstm Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Artist
i think this one may be newer i defiantly havent seen this although i havent been on here in about 4 years so yeah great job.
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inugirl08 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful.
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
cool.
I like the hair but I prefere the more somber look Usagi had in the original pic... um image.
Also: Great Improvement.
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Labtrinthine Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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banachana Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Great improvement! What stands out to me the most is that this piece catches your attention more and I think it is because you can see Itachi's face and the angle of Usagi's face is much more inviting. It is also very clearly seen an improvement in the detail of the clothing, background, and shading and highlights. This level of detail really adds a much more professional feel to it.

Excellent work!
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Labtrinthine Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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banachana Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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KaliannShevlin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I really like this combining two amazing anime
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Labtrinthine Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Kagomexsamajin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
wow they look so cute together like they do!
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Labtrinthine Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Kagomexsamajin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
np
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RomanticPlum Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Itachi :la:
Awesome art :love:
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Labtrinthine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Paprika-Studios Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Your skill has really improved! Great work hun!
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Labtrinthine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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