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.Anbu SasuNaru Duo .

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another fanart Poster for My local convention (Otakuthon)
Ghaaaaaaa , I love Anbus xD;;

used: opencanvas 4.03+ photoshop CS+Painter X
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dacringeyfangirl's avatar

Personally don’t ship SasuNaru but I still like this art

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I think this is a very fantastic peice of artwork. The flower petals,rays of sunlight and the smoke give it a relaxing touch. Also the graffiti makes it original and quite humorus in a way. the red makes both naruto and sasuke stand out. The blood on the wepons also gives the peice a mysterious feel, so does the crouching and the expressions on both of the characters. The shading and lighting is marvelous and the setting is quite eerie. It really is hard to explain how this peice makes me feel but it is very beautiful and I think you should be proud.
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Wow! This piece is very beautiful and has a lot of good emotion and contrast to it. I love the way the shadows are done, all the small detailings of their outfits, the writing behind them and even the different colours of the clouds. The only thing I can think of that could use some work is that you made Naruto look a little too pale. He normally has a very warm skin tone. It's not something really horrible though because it leaves one to wonder why he looks that way and what could have happened. Overall, very good job.
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First of all, I'd like to say that your style of anime coupled with realistic overtones in the coloring is always breath-taking; I'm amazed by your blending and sense of lighting and shading. I guess, in this critique, I'll just focus on the only thing that pops out to me. Naruto's proportions seem a bit far fetched. They're a bit exaggerated for me to believe that the proportions are stylized. I think if you carefully remeasure the body in terms of head heights, it should be a quick fix. I guess it's also ambiguous for me to tell where the legs start also since the groin area starts so low...or at least it seems that way. It might just be an illusion that the proportions are off -- it might be the actual costume, but it seems a bit ambiguous to me. But other than that, everything looks great. Great piece.
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The colors and shadow play are really excellent. An the atmosphere gives it a sense of quiet strength, an imposing wariness. It gives you the sense that something dramatic/tragic is about to happen. The lack of emotion only gives way to fierce look in their eyes. You also get the feeling that the two in the pic are close comrades an are quiet comfortable with each other. Each character has their own beauty. Sasuke's is one of natural beauty an cool aloofness/indifference of others. Naruto's is that of hard earned respect and power of to make anyone his friend and never giving up.
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Amazing work! <img src="e.deviantart.com/emoticons/w/w…" width="23" height="15" alt=":wow:" title="Wow!" /> The detail and realism of this is wonderful. I haven't seen Naruto fanart this good.

If there's anything that can use improvement is maybe Sasuke's foot on his right. It's almost perfect, but it seems like it's pointing to the left a bit too straight. I feel like I should see more than one toe coming up. I didn't notice it until I forced my eyes on it though. The rays of light coming from the clouds seem a bit sharp. Maybe if it was a bit more softened, it would look a bit more natural.

I love the textures you used in this piece. It adds so much realism and feel to it. I love the use of cool colors and how the red contrasts it and gives it some more life. The ground feels so real and the pedals add a nice touch without being too distracting. The clouds/mist are AMAZING! <img src="e.deviantart.com/emoticons/h/h…" width="15" height="13" alt=":heart:" title="Heart" /> I can't imagine how long this took you to do. Well done. <img src="e.deviantart.com/emoticons/c/c…" width="25" height="25" alt=":clap:" title="Clap" />
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While it is an overall very nice piece, I feel like the idea and pose you used is a bit overdone and very common, this pose can be found just about anywhere. However, aside from the idea, the technique and color scheme are very nicely put together. I think though, the contrast between the lights and the darks could be a bit more intense on the two characters.
Your attention to detail is beautiful and every small detail seems to make the piece come to life a bit more. I especially love the dirty smudges on their skin and clothing and the cracks in the tiles.
Overall it's a nicely done piece, very nice to look at, but the originality a bit lacking.
blutastic's avatar
While I understand what you're saying, I don't think "originality" is something that anyone can legitimately critique. Art is about personal expression, and individual style and skill. I encourage you to read the artist's comments of this stamp: [link]

=sakimichan took a concept and orchestrated it beautifully; whether or not that concept has "been done" doesn't strike me as a comment that will enable the artist to improve. Instead, critique the elements that actually compose the piece.
PearlPhoenix's avatar
I think what the critic meant to encourage was trying new and challenging poses, but needs a little rewording. For improvement reasons, and not the "being original" reasons, I would say "You do this pose a lot, why not try a new one to learn more about the human body and its dynamics, limitations, different angles, new perspective view, new lighting"

This builds confidence and the ability to be versatile without the frustration and stiffness from doing the same stance over and over.

Hope that helps :)
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Yes, I completely agree. Suggesting a different, more dynamic pose is always a good thing. But I didn't really get that from the critique. She said exactly "this pose can be found just about anywhere", rather than "you use this pose a lot, you might want to try branching out". The two things are completely different concepts. But perhaps you're right and it was just miswording. :P
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Yeah I know, I just wanted to point that out, in hopes she'll take what I said and form a more understanding critique next time :)
MrEdison's avatar
So you'd rather focus more on the "look" of it rather than looking beyond just the outter beauty of it? Sort of like judging a book by its cover. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's what I'm getting out of what you're saying.
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I'll be glad to correct you.

First, I was talking about "originality". Not "emotional depth". You can have a very "unoriginal" art piece that has value beyond the actual technical elements. Every piece of art has a unique feel, even if it's a replica of another work. That was my original point.

That being said, it's not anyone's job to offer critiques on emotional value, because that is about as arbitrary as it gets. One person may find an art piece to be just mind-blowingly inspiring, while another doesn't. But they both can probably recognize that the lighting isn't consistent. See the difference?

Telling an artist that their piece just wasn't quite "powerful" enough leaves them with a feeling of, "Ok... well, how am I supposed to fix that?" You can only offer helpful critiques by pointing out precise features of the actual art piece. While we of course derive value from art beyond just how the piece was created, we cannot offer crits on that external value.

I'm not really sure how my original comment relates to that at all, but hey, you asked.
MrEdison's avatar
I'm actually referring to the concept, not emotional depth per se. As far as originality goes, how can you say something is original that is not, based on concept? There is no originality in the concept, "SasuNaru." In my opinion, a person that draws a fanart of some famous pre-made character automatically looses originality points.

Going back to that stamp, since that person doesn't believe in "originality" because everything was "already created," we can at least try to make something new. It doesn't have to be 100% new but we can try to reach something beyond just another fanart of a pretty darn common concept. If you think about it, originality is kinda important even though it seems everything was "already created," not everything is common. If you repeat a concept over, and over, and over again after others have done it over, and over, and over again, it gets boring. It may be beautifully executed, but the concept still remains boring. Originality still exists... it's just that it is very far from being 100% original.

I hope I made some kind of sense.
blutastic's avatar
If you're going by that logic, then every picture of a dragon is unoriginal. Every sketch of a person standing in the rain, every photo of a dog, every painting of flowers, they're all unoriginal because the "concept has been done". My point is that every "concept" has, in one way or another, been done before. There is no such thing as originality in that regard. All an artist can do is adapt, remix, and make their own. Pour their own heart into the concept. What is created in then something new, regardless of how often one may encounter the subject of the art of the "concept" behind it.

And the perception of "boring" is all in the eye of the beholder. Something that one person is passionate about is different from the next person. I, for one, am never tired of seeing quality feral art.

Just to rewind here, the whole purpose of my original post wasn't to analyze the merits of original/"over-done" concepts - it was to say that you cannot offer critique on that concept because it's relative, arbitrary, and un-concrete. :] If you want to suggest trying for more originality, that's great, go for it - but save it for the Comments section, not the Critiques.
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"If you're going by that logic, then every picture of a dragon is unoriginal." No, I'm pretty much referring to just fan-art. SasuNaru = Automatic fanart = Automatic deduction of originality points. <-- that same concept over and over again can get quite tiring. Sure, you'll have people that enjoy seeing that over and over again but the artist wont grow much if they just keep doing the same concept over and over again. Trying to coming up some more self inspired creations under different conditions, that's what makes it original. YOU. Not, "Oh, I saw something like this with the same lighting." A fairy dancing on a lightbulb or even burning on a light bulb. I thought of that just by looking at my lamp. Am I not being original? Everyone needs the building blocks to make something original, not the other way around.
blutastic's avatar
Okay, we're going to have to agree to disagree here apparently, because I already addressed everything you mentioned, and I'm not going to repeat myself.
PearlPhoenix's avatar
for your own peace of mind, here's a stamp you will like :) [link]
MrEdison's avatar
>_________>

I already read it... I even stated that in my second paragraph...
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LilacKaze's avatar
I totally agree with you. To me, this picture contains enough "originality"(or however people want to refer to it) Many artists can draw the same pose, but the feeling they convey through their drawings will be different. And how the viewers perceive it will also differ.
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To tell you the truth, I had no idea that this was a Naruto piece because I was so preoccupied with the detail!
You have amazing talent! :].

I really love the way that you do your faces. It looks like I’m watching Naruto and Sasuke for real. I want to point out the background against the swords. The swords almost look luminous and the background looks extremely believable! Hands and feet are inspiring! I personally can't get a hand or foot right if I was magical ahaha. I also like the way that you snuck the Deviantart.com label into the background of it ahahah. Gorgeous; truly amazing :].
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Am I the only one who saw Sasuke and thought he is Vincent from FF VII?
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