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Greatness Has Its Roots by nekoni Greatness Has Its Roots by nekoni
I've been terribly sneaky and taken a break from working, oh I'm so bad...

Sketchyness is... because... I've seen quite a few sketchy arts recently and wanted to try it out. It's a bit difficult for me because I'm very, er, 'generous' with lines and generally treat them as a skeleton for my inking- still, I tried to not be too fussy and tried to not do any drastic erasing.

Coloring's some pretty rough airbrushing, not SUPER-rough but not meticulous either, that'd just look retarded with messy lines!

Don't ask me where my color obsession comes from, I just love splurging on bright hues.

Uuuh.. tree.
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Itachi-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
I love the symbolism. I find that Naruto is 'sunrise' Sakura 'sunset' Sasuke obviously 'nightfall' and Kakashi 'dawn' Like a cycle!
Sakuraroxsox Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
ToonTwins Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool XD

I like the concept and the colors :D
amnerine Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009   Traditional Artist
Great coloring and a good deal of meaning behind the picture as well! Very poster worthy ^^
kamikengen Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I like symbolism creatively used.

Great job.
vaveevo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Very nice play on color. <3
numerounochicklick Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
this is a really fantastic peice of art. Nice going!
Alodia-Belle Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Hehe, this reminds me of winnie the pooh. XD It's so cute! I love it!
tenshi-hatake Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
just love love LOVE it :D
sry005 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, using the tree to seperate them is genius. That way, it's easier to seperate them into their coresponding color belonging to the sky then it would be without it. And as I said, the colors match them perfectly, and there is even a bit of meaning hidden in them.

Sasuke is just like night, dark and beautiful, but still showing a personality detached from all that. Naruto is obviously as bright as day AND the sun combined, and showers that cheerfullness onto his friends like a waterfall, often taking away their pain--even if for a bit. Sakura is inbetween them, and, at least pre-timeskip, shows her true self in short minutes a day, but is still as wonderfull as the previous two(you know, because her color olny comes in the short period of time it takes for day to turn into night and vise versa?). Kakashi isn't really one color, but has many different sides to him, a lighter one and a darker one, but usualy tries to stay cheerful (or stay on his lighter side) to hide his past scars for the people precious to him now.

.... *stares at post*

Wow, I did NOT mean to go that deep. x'D Anyway, great picture, you did really well<3
mari-su Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
This is beautiful. I absolutely love the way you colored and inked.
666axess Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
How'd you learn'd to draw like that?
666axess Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
How'd you learn'd to draw like that?
666axess Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
How'd you learn to draw like that?
666axess Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Wow, I dont got any words for this because its really nice.
Maraku1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...this is.. so amazing!! i love your works <3 ^^
shadowed93 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, i love it, its so pretty when drawn like that, and i think the colours match the lines perfectly :]
aphoticfaerie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
Amazing beyond words.
345keyblade345 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
this is so pretty!
the sketchyness looks cool!
Bob-Raigen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
WOW,great concept for the konoha's ninjas^^
PurpAngie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Whoa this looks so great! you you had a very good idea and the title fits the image!
MyGeko Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Student
Love it!
K1M333 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Beautiful. Totally awesome! I LOVE IT!
Your tree is so great, the "sketchy" style really gives a nice effect to it. The colors are so amazing! They even fit with each character! Naruto envelopped in yellow light, looking pensive, facing where the sun rises; Sakura surrounded by the pink sky and the faint glow of remaing stars, watching us with her bright green eyes; Kakashi reading his book, sitting in a mix of light and darkness; Sasuke standing the darkest part of the sky, back to us, seeming lost in his thoughts...
Great work, like always! I really like your fanarts! :love:
Zaera-D Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008   Digital Artist
Your use of colour is so clever in this picture! :)
zepten Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
love how you drew the tree
Linear-LAmour Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Student Digital Artist
this is amazing....truly. What was your inspiration?
BreezyBaby12 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
i love how the color of the sky matches the 'color' of the person it surrounds and how they blend into each other!
kaitoupirate Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
love those colors.
animetorr Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
wow! a masterpiece indeedy!
NaruEmo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008   Writer
Beautiful. Just that.
Tomochii-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful ^__^
Love how the color of the sky matches each person's background! 8D

And I love CG sketches X3 I try to make them (I only made one successful one I think XD), I end up going on an erasing frenzy :iconohjoyplz:;;; I like things being perfect...cause I'm a perfectionist whore ^^;
Chibi-C Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Student Filmographer
aaw that sketchy effect has amazing workt out XD
its a great axplaine of team8 thought like every one hase there own way (only kakashi is in a perv mood)-lol-
even the tree is amazing this is the best drawing tree I have ever seen :heart:
I don't know more to say but your naruto style is the best X3
XxPuri-chanxX Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
HaruHaruKyaa Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
This has to be one of my most favorite pictures I've EVER seen!
I REALLLLLLY love everything about it!

Nokiramaila Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Student Digital Artist
The color of the sky is really perfect and beautiful...
Awesome job (o^_^o)
sungsi Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
I like how some are in darkness and some are in light
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Perfect for what you intended to portrait (given the title). :)
AngelofMint Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
oh wow! the sketchy look really looks wonderful.
ximily Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It may be a silly thing to hear, but I like the tree. It's beautiful!
beCyberSafe Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
amazing, haven't seen anything like it. i like the sketchiness of it. makes it more natural. you know what i mean?
Halfas-Rule Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Student General Artist
This is definetly one of my favorites of yours. It's so amazing! You did a great job with the coloring!
Scatsh Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Interface Designer
Heheh... Tree.
NarutoFrogFreak Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
i love naruto's expretion and kakashi hehe
PaladinArtea Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
Great job.
ShikuroxKanno Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sasuke in the darkness with his back turned is a great way to show is coldness.
free-energy03 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
There's so many things I absolutely adore about this piece it's not possible to go into all the minute details and what they symbolize without writing an essay. But just know the effort and thought you put into this has not been lost on your audience. truly marvelous, nekoni!
gravy6606 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
I love it...
Cocodoo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
That looks awesome! *u*
Phoenix52 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
well you'r obsession is to my benefit so color away! and I'll hold up my end by looking at all the pretty colors 00.
kanahebi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
i love the colours...
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