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NARUTO - Not As Cool As Kabuto by gothicstargirl NARUTO - Not As Cool As Kabuto by gothicstargirl
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. :heart:)

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.)
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Neko-Yousei Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
As soon as I saw the thumbnail, I was like "KABUTO!" lol I haven't been following the manga in...probably a year or two, but I could still recognize ol' Kabby! (Totally just made up his nickname...Kabby...Kabu-chan...Kabaramalamadingdong!!! :D I'm retarded...sorry...)
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