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Super Ninja Art Contest Entry by gothicstargirl Super Ninja Art Contest Entry by gothicstargirl
I apologize in advance for the large file size, I tried to make it as small as possible without ruining the quality. If it takes more than five minutes to load, please tell me, I'll make a smaller version.

I can't believe I did this. XD;; I drew this for The-Z's Create-A-Nin Super Ninja art contest. (I had the courage to enter a contest started by an artist I admire! OMG! I may have a vague idea of what a spine is like~)

I don't intend to win, I just did it for fun, though after a while I got a little carried away.

...Okay, screw "a little". I made an ENTIRE MANGA PAGE. XD It was fun, though! I got to try out (and create) some new digital screen tones. :3

Description I went by was:
"This philosophical ninja has a graceful build. His wide eyes are blue. He has bone-white hair worn in a strange style. His outfit includes a lot of mismatched pieces from other outfits. He is skilled in stealth and astrology. He uses his weapon to produce sound waves that can have various effects."

You have no idea how badly I wanted to name him "Yakushi"-something. NO IDEA. XD

Fortunately for everyone's sanity (and mine!), I did not, and I gave him the name of Fujita Ryoichi. Say hello, Ryoichi-kun! :3

I had fun designing him--the hair and the outfit were a bit difficult, and it's hard to tell that his eyes are indeed blue (I picked a nifty shade of blue and turned it grayscale), but I had ideas for the philosophy and weapon details almost as soon as I started sketching. The philosophy/astrology is obvious in the dialogue (err, monologue), of course, and the weapon...

Well, it's based off of a dog whistle. XD

My train of thought behind this: "He's supposed to be good at stealth, right? Well weapons that use sound aren't very good for stealth...unless it's sound humans can't hear, like a dog whis--WAITASEC! That's perfect! :D"

So I combined a few of the Otonin's delightful methods of showing how sound can wreak merry havoc on a person's body into a silent whistle that plays more than one note. (So it's a little more like a mini-flute or something. That is silent. XD;; )

i r teh kreative. XD

Also, the unfortunate panda-masked ANBU is nobody we know, but I think I may use him again sometime. I rather like him. *pets Panda-san*

And that is my entry! I know I won't win unless I manage to acquire an Improbability Drive* and hook it up to my computer, but it was fun to do, and you're definately going to be seeing more manga pages from me in the future.

(TECHNICAL STUFF)
Drawn on sketchbook paper with mechanical pencil, inked with Uniball Vision Exact pen, scanned in and cleaned up with Photoshop 5.0 LE, digital screen tones and shading done in Paint Shop Pro 7.
(/TECHNICAL STUFF)

(LEGAL STUFF)
Fujita Ryoichi copyright Mary C. Redmon.
To my knowledge, ANBU is copyright Masashi Kishimoto. Panda-bu is mine, though.
(/LEGAL STUFF)

*Those of you who know this reference get a cookie. And a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster, if you're over 21 Earth years. :3
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RDFAF Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
He seems like such an innocent guy.
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tsukino-hikaru Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*eats cookie* Neat idea, he's a talkative one for a stealthy guy, but I like the ramblings of his XD *eyes the drink* I think I'll leave that one for Ford if he happens by here....
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gothicstargirl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
Yay, you got the reference~ :3 *offers more cookies, and saves the drink for Ford*

And you're right, I hadn't noticed but he is rather talkative. *blinks* Well, I suppose I can chalk it up to him being a villain-ish guy, and villains like to ramble when they've captured someone. XD

Glad you like him, though! :D

(Apologies for the late reply, by the way.)
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tsukino-hikaru Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehee, I've read the Ultimate Guide at least twice, and it cracks me up every time I read it. Adams is a freaking genious!! (And the movie has yet to arrive at my country >.<;)

And yeah, I did seem to see him as the villany guy, exactly for that reason XD
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YamiMidnightDragon25 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2005
Very interesting!!!
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ghostscandance Featured By Owner May 30, 2005
Damn. He’s really cute, Star-chan. :3 I love his pants and just hair.
So cuuute! ^_^ Probably deadly as hell, though. Can he freeze enemies using any instrument or is his whistle the only one that can do it?

Lovely job, yep! *fluffs Ryoichi’s hair*
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gothicstargirl Featured By Owner May 30, 2005
His whistle's the only thing that can freeze people. It hits a certain high-frequency pitch that tells the brain to lock up the muscles in the arms and legs. Any other instrument would have too low a pitch to work correctly, not to mention the target would hear it. (And proceed to throw a few weapons in his direction...)

But, um, yes. Far-fetched ninja!science aside, it's only Teh Whistle Of D00m that works.

(He is a cute li'l thing, isn't he? :3 Glad you like his outfit and hair, I was hoping they looked okay.)
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DCWyverx Featured By Owner May 29, 2005  Student General Artist
NINJA! I think the Ninja is cute. :XD:
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