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Avenger by dtownley1 Avenger by dtownley1
I was going for a different style for this one. The inspiration for the style came from Windwaker/Kirby DS art.
I'm really pleased with the way this came out. BG took a while to get right, in the end, I had to draw exactly what I wanted and scan it in to be vectored.

No references for the pose, so it's not that great. But the style is different for me, so that's what I'm most happy with. Enjoy!

*PLEASE full view. There's a lot of texture in this, which even the full view doesn't display.
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x2creator Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Filmographer
thats awesome!

but... is that a giant pokeball in the back ground?
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
heheh, not a pokeball :P
It's a fan, but it's partly covered. It's the family symbol.
They use it as a play on words I believe. His surname is Uchiha, and the Japanese word for fan is uchiwa (I think)
A lot of anime tend to do things like that - most is lost in translation, as they say.
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x2creator Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional Filmographer
ah i see. yeah thats kinda why i wish i would have learned Japanese.

but a fan? i actually dont see how its a fan...
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
ah, well some Japanese fans look different. There's the ones which fold out (probably more common) and I think they're used for summer weather. There's another sort, which I believe are used for cooking - fanning fires and cooling rice - they're rounded like this one, and don't fold up. The handle in this symbol has been shortened I think. The white represents the handle and stem parts that support the shape, and the red would be made of paper.
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x2creator Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Professional Filmographer
oooooohhhh....


see now i understand what you mean. i think though its a little hard to understand in the image. maybe if you gave the fan a little more detail or maybe slap a cool Japanese looking design on the paper part it wouldn't look so much like a pokeball. i mean i hope i dont offend you when i say that, its just it is kinda hard to see what you are trying to portray. is all...
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
yeah, I know what you mean. Thing is, that's the actual symbol from the anime (same colours, shape) so I couldn't really do much with it. I couldn't really do much with the scale either. Ah well, always next time.
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x2creator Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Professional Filmographer
oh i see what you mean. ok thats cool i just was wondering is all...

also how did you get that textured effect on the color. it looks very good
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
that texture was made through an assortment of photoshop brushes. A few preset ones, and some grunge ones I downloaded.
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Mangabaka Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
So nice! ║w║ Looks like a poster for a movie or something like that XD
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
yeah, that's what it kinda started to look like for me too :P
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Mangabaka Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
^__________^
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ritam Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Oh Damn! I missed this! It's FANTASTIC!!! Great work both with him and the background and awesome coloration! :D
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
haha, thanks very much. Greatly appreciated :D
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mumpo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Sasuke~! I don't follow the manga anymore :D;; and the anime is full of filler, but I digress. This is freaking awesome! I really love the textures you used, it adds a lot of depth to the piece, and the pose looks really good. Great work, as usual!
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Capoeirista Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005   Photographer
This is awesome, really cool. The bg kinda looks like a pokÚ ball........ The stance is excellent! it makes it seem like theres a whole story to this person, not just some dude with a cool pose good work!
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
heheh, yeah, it is a bit like a pokeball. It's actually a Japanese fan (you can just see the end of the handle beneath him) which is the symbol for his clan. It's actually pretty clever - the Japanese word for fan is uchiwa, and his surname is uchiha (often, wa is written as ha) so it's a play on words, like a lot of other characters' names in the anime. Thanks for the comments :D
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FideNullo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
This rocks. I love the attention to detail, and the color scheme and patterns interact to result in a work of great symmetry and balance. It is very pleasing to the eye. :clap:
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
glad you like it, mate! :D Thanks very much for the comments. I should go back and fix the skintone a little, as it ended up being a little too saturated after using a blending mode with the texture. Thanks again!
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riachu64 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005
I'm really loving the textures you used on the red part of the fan in the bg and the blood splatter in front of him. And you did an amazing job with the forshortening on his legs. Nice job Dan. ^^
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005
cheers! What have you been up to these days? Haven't seen you round in ages...
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riachu64 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005
School. Bleh. I haven't had more than a quick moment to pop up on MSN every now and then.
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
the american education system still baffles me :P
Over here, we get that fabled 'free time' :P HW generally isn't that bad. I never got that much, even in my final years.
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riachu64 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
Aww lucky.

Well, I basically set myself up for this homework dump. I'm in 2 college leveled classes, along with several honors. =x Luckily, I was smart and made sure 3/8 of my classes were blissfully easy (Orchestra, Guitar, Aerobics)
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
you sure have a lot of variety for your classes. We only had the generic maths, english, art stuff. Music was something you had to do during lunch time :P
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Matsudai Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
Wow! Amazing textures (and I think that's pretty hard to do on digital paintings). I love Sasuke's pose. Best thing I like about this picture is the blood. I love the texture of the blood and the splatterness of it.
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005
thanks :) the textures weren't that hard. They were a variety of photoshop brushes.
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GalopaWXY Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
POKEBALL SATSUKE !!! :dance:
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GalopaWXY Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome :hug:
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
haha, it does look like that :P But you can just see a tiny part of the fan underneath him
BTW, it's just Sasuke ;)
Thanks for the comment and for watching me! :D
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scattered-inkblots Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005
Ahhhh! Sauce-que!! <3 I love the textures! Great job =)
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Rincewindsar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005
Fucking incredible. I love it. I managed to get my naruto dvds and I havn't done anything but watch them for 2 days. <3
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005
haha, thanks mate. That's awesome about the DVD's :D enjoy them!
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TaoMeister Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
I like the graphic style of the overall work, it's really well executed. I'm not sure I'd use the same textures as you did (I'm a fan of smoother shading >_>;) but nevertheless it's an awesome work ;D
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RennyRensaur Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Sasu sasu~ got an ass wooping by Naruto.. poor.. him XD
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Tsukimono-Sabure Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
awesome. love the style. realistic, but still anime-ish. the background is really effective; i like how the blue breaks up in the center, and the blood splatter at the bottom is a nice touch. Wunderbar!!
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akashiro Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
COol!!! :)
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insanityassassin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:worship: very nice!
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
thank you :D
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Altashheth Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
Really great everything, good anatomy (to me anyhow), texture: interestingness, even the compostion!
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
heheh, thanks. Some of the anatomy is a little off, but at least I'll be remembering that next time around. I may submit a larger version, or a desktop variation someday since the texture is just so detailed. You could zoom right into the face and see crisp details ;) Thanks for the comments
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CraigzeFunky Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
Very nice, my young lion apprentice (kidding.. ..and don't ask >_> ), I really like the textures used in this piece (in the Uchiha symbol behind him, and the, blood on the floor (that is blood right?), the texture used in Sasuke looks cool too, a very odd but unique method/style in this sort of piece (since most fanart is just.. drawn like the actual thing) - I like it man, I also like how you drew his face, very 'dark', reminds me alot of Agent 47 (the Hitman series), Sasuke looks somewhat 'larger' in my opinion, as if he's packed on some muscle or somethin' (sorry if that sounds weird), but I s'pose that goes with the new approach to the piece =P? The pose is very cool, very 'menacing' :), I could go on ages about how good this piece is and why, but, yeah, don't wanna bore you to death (..plus I'm typing this quite quickly >_> ), so overall, fantastic piece man (oh yeah, the font looks great too).
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
yeah, he does look a bit bulkier. I didn't really notice at the time of drawing, but it does kinda make him seem to be more of an 'avenger'. Thanks for the great feedback mate!
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thundermistress Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow, very nice! :3 The colouring is amazing! The textures <3 I really like the blood in front of him, the texture really comes out there x3 For having no ref, great work with the pose :3 Although maybe his feet look a little short? I dunno how to do them though xP

Awesome work! Your CG skills are so awesome :O What program did you use?
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
this was a combination of illustrator (for the BG pattern and symbol) and photoshop for the drawing and colouring. I've got to do a nice print of it sometime, as it's around 2500x4500 pixels.
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thundermistress Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow o.o; My computer would choke and die with something that big xD A print would look so awesome! x3
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dtownley1 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005
yeah, I'll try an A4 print, and if I have time, maybe go to Kinko's or somewhere to get an A3.
But the dimensions of this are nothing compared to the 360 panorama shots I did. 600+ mb files with around 28,000x3000 pixels 0_0;
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