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River of flames by wnarya River of flames by wnarya
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Ah...Sasuke. My favourite character in Naruto. He's not perfect - he's got his weaknesses, his insecurities...He makes many 'wrong' decisions, and I don't know how many times I have face-palmed at his actions. But it is all these that makes him a perfect character to me.

He's...exciting. He divides the fandom.

The path he will take and his future are not set in stone. And regardless of how many times he frustrates me, the more I see him suffer and the heavier his burden becomes, the more I feel for him. Seriously I just want this boy to be happy dammit.

Sorry Sasuke I be butchering you with a girly pose /shot.

Please if you have any constructive comments on how to improve this piece, I would really appreciate it :love: Personally I think I went a little bit overboard with the red...

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Uchiha Sasuke (c) Kishimoto Masashi
300 gsm HP watercolour paper (lush paper is lush. So sensual to paint on!), pencils, Copic SP multiliner, watercolour
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Sasuke is a complex character. he has strong points and weak points. the weak points were caused by his clan's death via his brother's hand but Itachi cannot be faulted for obeying his orders.

all in all it has made sasuke a very well rounded character which is shown very well in this picture. the colors shows this and so does the texture that is shown via the color also.

the techinque is beatiful and looks like it was painted with water color. i love the emotion that shiws through you must have worked hours on this well done amazing!
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Wyn, this is my first critique and I chose this piece of yours because I've known your art quite since I got into Naruto a year ago. I needed some time to get used to the hard, rather edgy features you typically lend Sasuke, and also the surreal elements you somethimes include, like the melting pools of colors in this particular picture. But the longer I look at a picture like this one, the more it makes me muse about Sasuke and all his inner conflicts and feelings.

First I asked myself why Sasuke is upside down here. It catches the eye. Second, some kind of red and orange and blue liquid seems to run out of his sleeve and down his clothes. Makes me think of blood in the first instance, but it's open for interpretation. He seems wounded. Yet, his expression is neglecting that, it's like saying "Don't touch me". He looks angry but not really aggressive, rather a little bit like someone has invaded his personal space and seen something he doesn't want the other to see. I always try to twist my head around to take his expression in. Like I said before, the longer I look at this picture, the more I think about every little aspect of his personality, and the picture actually promotes this kind of insight. Given your love for the character, you're basically honoring him by making people process his anger and vulnerability so intensely.

I do think, however, that his facial features seem a little off, especially his eyes, he looks squinting. This is a small thing which I only realized when I kind of made a headstand in front of the screen to really see his expression better. xD The proportions and size of the hand are rendered well, yet it looks a little flat. Last thing that I think you could work on is his hair. In the back of his head, his strands of hair look slightly unnatural, which only caught my attention because the rest of him is drawn in a very naturalistic style. Maybe it's the hair's texture that isn't very consistent on the whole. It seems like you were trying out different ways to paint hair, and couldn't decide. But hair is a pain to draw anyway, I really know - and Sasuke's hair all the more.

Technically, I think this is very well done. The shading of his face and clothing looks very lively and real, and personally, I also like the vivid colors. And no, I don't think you went overboard with the red, it puts life into the picture. The picture is not drawn in a dark way at all, which is a contrast to his character as a 16-year-old. It shows Sasuke's dark side in his expression, his anger, but also tells you that there is some hope for him, too, because in the end, he's a wounded creature who just tries to deal with everything the way he can. And he takes the way that is plausible to him, given everything he has experienced.

(Oh, the hell. And I have to rate it on those stupid categories, too. DA's system is not very encouraging for serious improvement. Reducing a work to some silly points. Impact only rated so low because I needed some time to get into that painting. Please don't give too many fucks about it.)
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inugirl08 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful.
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wnarya Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :love:
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SupremeDarkQueen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
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wnarya Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! =D
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SupremeDarkQueen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure.
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Light138Wing Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
interesting! :iconthumbsupplz:
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wnarya Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you dear! :la:
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Light138Wing Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
welcome :dummy:
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Khallandra Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just love the colours and composition - it's beautiful.
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wnarya Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you so much for your lovely and thoughtful comment <333 :love:
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Emmysarus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He is beautiful...
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wnarya Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!

and sorry for the late reply =/
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Emmysarus Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No worries, you're welcome :)
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xXxSakura-UchihaxXx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love sasuke for the same reasons i dont blame him for making such choices its just i want him to go back to sakura soon lol i love ur style of drawing him its different ^-^
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wnarya Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <3

Yeah, once you see everything from Sasuke's point of view you can't really blame him..:nod:
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xXxSakura-UchihaxXx Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob

yea have u read todays chapter im kinda wondering what they meant bout what they said bout him >...> lol
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wnarya Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have read the latest chapter :nod: I have to say I am curious what Sasuke will do next. I don't think he will abandon his goal of destroying Konoha/ killing Naruto all together, as he loves Itachi too much. But I do think he will scale it down a little bit...

I am very curious.

What do you think Sasuke will do next?
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xXxSakura-UchihaxXx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
honestly im not sure im hoping that what kishi meant is that sasuke is starting to see some reason so he might listen to the others but there is no telling though

i just cant wait for next chapter =D
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mad-sanja Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
you know what, i wont break my head tryin to look at this, ill just download it and flip it, yup
really cool colors, specially the blue and the red over there, so bright and perfect
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wnarya Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOLOLOLOL your comment is amazing. Go ahead and flip it, yeah :lol:

Thank youuuuuuu :love:
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NaruForeverSasu Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAZING :D <3!!!!
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wnarya Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much! :boogie:
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NaruForeverSasu Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Np :D!
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yuri-sama7 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
wow this is amazing o_o
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wnarya Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Replying again

Your icon...That is a cute Suigetsu!! :aww:
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yuri-sama7 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
i know ^-^i love suigetsu n,n he's so awesome n,n
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wnarya Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank youuuuuu :love:
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yuri-sama7 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
your welcome n,n
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icedragon97 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
why is the picture up side down?
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wnarya Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol sorry for the quick reply - your question took me by surprise! :lol:

In all seriousness, I planned for this artwork to be upside down for the 'river' theme - which in my mind signifies 'flow' and 'drowning'. I wanted this artwork to flow, along with the flow of watercolours and Sasuke's hair, and to signify Sasuke's drowning further into darkness; thus 'upside down' :nod:
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wnarya Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol because I want it to be :lol:
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MarryEllen Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Wooooooww, freaking awesome!
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wnarya Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank youuuuuuu :heart:
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zhusanna Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
I love Sasuke for all the same reasons. I understand why he's doing things this way, and I feel foe him so much, and I just want to see him happy by the end of the manga. He deserves nothing less.

This is a really beautiful piece. I love your watercolors! :la: I also love the intensity in his eyes, and you did not go overboard with the red - it's just the right amount to highlight, but not dominate the art. Beautiful work! :hug:
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wnarya Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True- Sasuke deserves nothing less. After living in hate and anger for years, he deserves happiness.

Thank you! I love red and working with lines in paintings - I think you can see it in most of my Naruto artworks :lol: The red I used here is very opaque, compared to watercolours which are usually transparent, so I was kinda wondering whether it dominated the art. Glad to know your opinion! :la:

I love watercolours :love: but I still do need to practice my digital colouring OTL
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LightsChips Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah.. I knew this was Sasuke immediately by the thumbnail, I swear :D It nearly escaped my notice, but then I scrolled back up to do a double-take, and sure enough... :heart:
Heheh, this is gorgeous :D :heart: and I too have faith in Sasuke. Frankly, I don't care if he even ends up eradicating the entire planet, or just becoming "good" again. He's still a beautiful character to me, and really, I just could never hate him because I love him too much. Excuse him, for not being a "perfect saint" like Naruto. I see benevolence in his "darkness". If he didn't have that darkness, I wouldn't have anyone I could full-out relate to. In my opinion, the "too many" people who do in fact like Sasuke, like him for all the wrong reasons. My opposing reasons can be easily portrayed by this here portrayal. I'm glad. :heart:
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wnarya Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahehe, thank you for noticing :love:

Thank you!!! Glad you like this fanart :la:

Yeah, sometimes I just don't understand what people want from Sasuke. Some want Sasuke to return to Konoha, just as Itachi wished. This is frankly, an impossible demand. No one in their own right would return to the very place that betrayed and stomped on him. Some want Sasuke to change to the 'good' side after having a possible chit chat with Itachi (current manga) - if this is what Sasuke wants then, fine, but why do people insist on Sasuke returning to the 'good' side so much? In this manga, what is a 'good' side exactly? Sasuke is doing what he is doing because this is what he wants to, this is what he believes is his right. After having his life thrown around by people around him (Itachi is the main offender here), why cannot people let Sasuke do what he wants?

I just don't know what I want from him, actually. I just want him to be happy.

Like you say, you see benevolence in his darkness. Me too. Sasuke's actions cannot be taken at face value, which a lot of people seem to take them as. But this is what makes people argue over his actions so much. This is what makes Sasuke so interesting. Some Sasuke fans might disagree with my thoughts up there, and I may not be correct with my analysis. Every Sasuke fan has different outlook on him. Sasuke divides the fandom - this quality alone, made him my favourite character in Naruto :heart:

Hehe, I'm curious - what do you mean by liking Sasuke for the wrong reasons? because of his looks? XD

Sorry for the rant lol. Sometimes I just loooove ranting about our boy over here :lol:
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DiamondQuest Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This is beautiful! Great work seriously!
Colours are so calm and wonderful! <3
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wnarya Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank youuuuu :heart:

I'm glad you think the colours are ok :nod: I seldom paint with this much colours, so was curious what other artists think, and whether my choice of colours enhances, rather than distracts, the viewer's perception of the piece :nod:
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DiamondQuest Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome <3

yeah for sure. oh I see. but I personally
like it for someone you doesn't use colour alot.
But yeah it's such a great style!~
everyone has their own style and yours happens to
be great! (:
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nexuGL Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
I agree with your opinions on Sasuke. Partially the reason that characters who 'always the good guy' just don't appeal to me it's because they lack the human like qualities. We all do feel hatred at some points. That's why, I can facepalm at Sasuke's actions and cry at his moments of sorrow, but continue to still love him as a character.

Great job on this! The dripping water color adds good effect :heart:
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wnarya Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah :nod:. Guys that are always on the good side doesn't attract as me much too - for the same reasons as you. In real-life I would hate guys like Sasuke, but as a character, boy does he excite.

Thank you so much for your comment! I have to say I'm having a blast with watercolour, it's so fun and I think it suits my style more than digital painting. Still need to practice digital colouring though...XD
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soph-m Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   General Artist
This is great ^_^ I'd write a critique but...I don't want to babble as I usually do when I wrote them ^_^ I think its great as it is, but I don't know about his hair if it's mean to fade like that at the back of his head, if so it looks good it goes well ^_^
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wnarya Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your comment :love:

Yep, the hair at the back of his hair was meant to fade away :nod:

Do you think this piece is too crowded, or is it ok with you? I usually don't paint with this many colours in one piece, I guess I got over-excited...XD
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soph-m Featured By Owner May 20, 2012   General Artist
XD lol I get it I just wasn't sure but it does blend well.

I think u used the right amount I don't think it's to crowded, any less and it wouldn't be right ^_^
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