Pixel fan art? Pixel NARUTO fan art? Of Kabuto? In his spoilery new appearance? OH NOOOOOO. D: (Or OH YEEEEES if you're me and actually still like the manga despite it so often being facepalmingly, eye-rollingly ridiculous. At least the bits where Sasuke is being an over-the-top, round-the-bend evil little jackass and Kabuto is all "HEY I'M ACTUALLY COOL NOW! RESPECT ME OR PERISH.
D" are kinda interesting.
I, uh, also have a bit of a ladycrush on Kushina, a.k.a. best ninja-mom EVER.
All that aside, this was quite a fun experiment! I loved how the original sketch turned out, was quite pleased with the line art, and, I gotta say, I am rather proud of the finished product (for once.) :
D I'm still learning/relearning pixel art in general, so obviously I could do lots better with practice, and there will be a day when I look back at this and hiss in utter revulsion--it may even be very soon!--but right now? Yeah, right now I'm pretty damn happy with my little sarcastiKabuto. *fistpump* GO TEAM ME! Yeah~
And yeah, Kaburochimaru would never be this sarcastic in the series proper (hell, non-Orochified Kabuto was never this
snarky; he was at most mildly caustic in a calculating-insult kinda way), but I can dream. And draw. OOC is the best C! (...That makes a little bit of sense, I guess? Er.)
Photoshop CS4 all the way, start to finish, which took...several hours? I can't remember how many, especially since I did the line art a few days before the coloring.
Yakushi Kabuto © Masashi Kishimoto and all other respective owners.
Art released under Creative Commons 3.0 license (I shouldn't have
to do this, but I like to cover my bases just in case, so just let me know if you ever want to use this for anything and give credit where it's due.)