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G a a r a :: s u n a t s u b u by nocturnalMoTH G a a r a :: s u n a t s u b u by nocturnalMoTH
Is it too dark..? :?
you see, the screen on my laptop is pretty bright, so to me this isn't too dark, but that differs from computer to computer, so IDK if that brightness is just me or... meh, whatever..

Yes! so; this is another fan art of Gaara.
I really should be working on my commissions, trades and requests instead, but I felt inspired and I since I haven't been inspired in ever so long, I just had to draw it.

And yes, he's naked. *snicker*
And he's not twelve. This is more like...err... Shippuuden + a few years, y'know what I mean.
and yeees I'm aware of the anatomical flaws here and there. That's actually the reason I made the picture rather dark: so you wouldn't notice the flaws..
"sunatsubu" is, of course, Japanese and it means "grains of sand" - which I thought would be a nice title. My first idea was to title it sunaburo (sand bath), but I got bored from drawing every little grain and I'd never have the patience to sorta fill up a whole sand bath for him.
Yes, I drew most of the sand by hand. I couldn't find the "spray" brush XD lol stupid photoshop...
I eventually figured out I could set a layer to 'dissolve' and just paint with any kind of brush because the layer would make the brush into a spray brush, and stuff.. So err that's the crappy spray pixel thingies you see by the edges and a little on his lower arm, chest and thigh.
Too bad the picture is so small, I didn't realize that until I finished it, almost., I might crop it and submit another version of it somewhere, like in my scraps, so you can see the details.. :3

..heh, I was a little unsure what to do in the "mature content?" section. I mean, sure he's all nude and stuff, but it doesn't show his genitalia (didn't wanna draw that, simply because I'm no perv and cartoon characters need privacy too xD and besides I like to leave some things to the imagination ;p ), so does that count as 'artistic nude' or doesn't it?
so, yeah, I got so confused I just ignored the whole thing.. So if DeviantArt feels this is unapropriate lol then I'll go back and change that and yadda yadda..

lol I've actually no idea what to write. I didn't sleep tonight because I was doing that YouTube video, y'know, plus working on this one afterwards, so... yeah, rambling.

I'll stop it.

So, yeah; enjoy :XD:

Gaara (c) Masashi Kishimoto (I'm very sorry for drawing your character like this...)
art by: Elise M.S. / MoTH (nocturnalmoth.deviantart...etc etc) 2008
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NEO-KUBE Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
Geez, he is so slender... : )
BeyondRepare Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Photoshop is great in the sense that there are many different ways to do pretty much everything on it. Some methods are more destructive than others, though, depending on your intentions. Either way, I think you know what your doing so not finding the spray brush tool doesn't appear to have set you back very far at all. I love the dissolve tool.
Kimberleighlynn Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
Yowzer...well done!
BriWithu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh...dear...lord..I..* claps hands slowly* W- WoW totally amazing!
annafuru Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
HE'Z NAKED!!!! I am a dummy! La la la la :happybounce: Love :D (Big Grin)  Meow :3 :giggle:    ......and I think the anatomy is great btw^^
Danvii Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
"I like to leave some things to the imagination" you just made my day xD
lunarrainbow13 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
wow wish i could draw like that love the pic (y) :heart:
Dong-Saeng Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This looks really amazing, great job on the drawing, once again! :meow:
jocelinne99 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
for real

amazing job
Venuslove-mechain Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soooooo seeeeexyyyyyy!!!!!! XD
1Keyblade1Hero Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*Niagra falls nosebleed*
AllenGaara Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
i think i fainted, this is just amazing^_^
MoMuffin Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
vNc ;kn;kdn:VNS
-gets lady boner-
Absolutely marvelous!!!
He never looked better.
(And omi...I have NEVER seen any modern artist in this day and age perfect the body, texture feel, and the emphasis that the historical artists portayed in their bodies. Truly magnificent...I see Da Vinci and others in your work. AMAZING~)
-I'm an emormous fan of Naruto so this is my fav pic yet!-
Blitzy-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is just LOVELY! Wonderful job you made him look amazing. :D
epicfallen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is very creative! I like! :D
NiciVBGT Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist
ewbelh Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
my fiance would be mad at me if he saw how much I was drooling
DasZomby Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thatīs so awesome ♥
J2Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student General Artist
=D oh yes nothing better than nude Gaara lol

awesome drawing I love how you made it dark it fits his personality and the flaws aren't that notice-able
YoiSabaku Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah... epic^^ love it
PanteraSunrise Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Badass! I like the dark quality, and how the sand grains seem to glow.
Vereenaara Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
beautifull!! nice job! :D
Vereenaara Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
O.o Want him... now >,<
XSilverwolf1313X Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
SabakuNoAmber Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD gaara has a FAN
tehanibluemoon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student General Artist
There are not words to describe how much i like this....
Nears-girl Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
-dies- He's amazing. God I love him.
Morbid13Princess Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Wow! you would not believe how much this pic reminds me of the cover for "Frankenstein" by Merry Shelly, which I find oddly appropriate. lol.
great job!
Aurelie-Charmeau Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think you can label this as "mature content": in the end, you show nothing, only a bit of skin.
I like the fact it's really dark. Ok, maybe for my screen it would've been better with a little bit more contrast... but not too much, you would loose the atmosphere ! It looks like he's in a cave... I really like it !
XxVaMpYpAnDaxX Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
nakkkeddd .o.o. ......................................
carriondrifter Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
oh. my. god.
i don't even like naruto that much but holy shit this is... ughhhhhh i'm gonna die
SeaNugget Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I screamed when I saw this, but I stared at it for about a good ten minutes then I faved. Good job! It looks really awesome!
LeParadiseNoir Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
I simply love your art. Fave and Dwatch
MikeyMystical Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god.
I love him!
Big fannnnn of him!
I love this!
kristollini Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh. I really like the hands for some reason. :icondroolplz: Good job on this, it looks great!! :)
dethdeelerchick666 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Naked Gaara??
:D Does like!
Lachbee Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
OMG.....I have to.... have.....some of that :O :horny: :blush:
Blaqueluna Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The coloring and shading of your art makes him so life-like. I love it! *adds to faves*
Uzti Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Eeeee!~ I tink ahm een luvv @3@ You just made my night complete. (You may not be the overly obsessed fan-girl-like person over Gaara, BUT I SURE AS H*** AM >8D
Texeo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Sexy, but in this really nice... soft way.
synyster-gates-A7X Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured in my journal [link]
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synyster-gates-A7X Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*nosebleed* this is breathtakingly amazing! You should make a tutorial on how you colored this...
Jesus-Kate Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
oh man this is gorgeous!
Gaaras1Girl1719 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just got to say that all your work is simply breath taking.
Sibel82 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Inspired by you: [link]
nocturnalMoTH Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, that's really good! :nod: well done!
Glad I could inspire you ^_^
Sibel82 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Oh shiiiiit....where are my tissues, damn it!!!?

This is hot in a classy way, I wish I could make a poster out of it!
I would hang it in my bedroom.
A portrait of a naked real man would be totally corny, but this would be...awesome!
Guitaropathe Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not too dark, it's PERFECT!!
bodhil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
This is amazing! :heart:
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