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(Updated) I finished that water ^^ and gave the pic a bit more depth, i think its quite an improvement and the water doesn't look too blobby now

Itachi after the massacre

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In the beginning when I first saw this picture I was shocked by how swiftly my eyes were drawn to Itachi's eyes. They have an expression in them, I was amazed... In the years I've been looking at art and admiring work, very, very few artists have ever wowed me with eyes that actually express/convey an emotion.

This picture is extremely well done, very realistic, but I was actually afraid for a split second when I looked at Itachi's eyes. They are, in fact, frightening. It reminds me of something... dead... Like a hallowed out shell of a human being without anything left to live for. I am extremely glad I stumbled across this drawing, it's fantastically done. The technique, originality are unequivacably unmatched to anything I've seen of Itachi before.

I was actually forced to feel an emotion towards this picture, albeit a fearful one, though I do see other things swimming around in Itachi's gaze, among them seems to be an empty sadness. It's wonderful, keep up the great work.

~Lady A.R.R.O.
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I love the way there's short of calmness in the water, the blood just seems to fade this mixed with the shock of what is going on, seems to blend nicely.
the technique is the main impact of the picture, for example you wouldn't feel the same if the water didn't fade to white, of if the blood wasn't sinking into the water.The reflection in the water was a very nice touch.
you did an amazing job,of getting the message across while still giving the viewer a chance to see this picture their own way,
in conclusion simply great job.
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
oh ma, that's awesome. itachi is the best character in naruto
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BenBushnell Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing picture of itachi
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AWKYWOLF99 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wouldn't bother with the mature content thingy, it's not bad, but that's MY opinion! All in all it's AMAZING!!! :iconjiraiya3plz:
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saster43 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
great...
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Rananieida Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In my one fanfiction about Itachi I wrote that he felt he "had killed his own soul that day".
This picture has that same feeling in it. I'm impressed.
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Pipe-stream Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!!
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deshune Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Artist
the best bor... the best
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orphancrow Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
how to water?
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Narutodippy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
whoa O_O That's amazing.
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Dragonqueens Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Hey, its just one guy! We still have a chanse to ower power him! Oh fuck! Its Itachi! *comits suicide*

I bet thats how most of them thought trying to survive and then seeing Itachi
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AnaJames1909 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
love the way you displaced the blood in the water. looks very organic. Q: is this prior to Sasuke meeting his brother, b/c the metal doesn't have the line through the leaf symbol?
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BeyondEternity1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Nice work
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ppawlak88 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Scary !
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gpt-o Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
a ninja zombie
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Yekrutslover Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy, haunting, beautiful.
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Animecrazedhorselovr Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I will have nightmares from this. Nice Job!! :)
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cooliodude012 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
This piece is truly marvelous... The only thing I want to point out is, the reflection on the vest. You should make it reflect the water in front of him and not the back, which makes him seem transparent.
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waka-sensei Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Sad, though beautiful!
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xmallory08 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Great picture, the water is quiet realistic :D
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Lolita-LoLePoP Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
ohh...my...god... AMAZIINNGG
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Cool
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Yuruse Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
My God, that's really good. I didn't really know what to expect, and then I clicked the button that lets you see the "mature" deviations, then this showed up and I was like: :iconwoahplz:

:iconaizenplz: You called?

Me: What? No?

:iconaizenplz: I recall you saying, "My God. . ."
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TalaTati19 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Student General Artist
This looks positively PHENOMENAL!!!! I love the angle of the head you used for him, I think it makes his dark and menacing eyes THAT more evil. The reflective water was very-well created and the blood spreading into the water as well. If I could rate this (and give a real critique, but I'm not a premium member, sorry :iconcriesplz:) I'd give it five stars :dance:
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Banished1 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist
I know a lot of people say that he looks perfectly evil in this art, but I think I disagree. O.O

I think the blood-tears, and the fact that he is submerging himself in water give him a very guilty, grieving appearance. ..It's seems as if he is attempting to cleanse himself of his own wrong-doings, (Which are made very outwardly apparent, being that he is covered in blood), in this body of water.

Overall, I find it beautiful, no matter how it is interpreted. I can't think of a single thing to critique, but I do want to compliment on the detail of the ripples reflecting on the front of his vest. That added a really cool look that others might have not thought to add. =D

Good work. I love it.
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Temari1302 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student General Artist
yeah I agree he looks a lot more saddened more than angry and evil. blood doesn't always mean death and anger
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Banished1 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist
Indeed. I'm glad you liked my take on it. =3

But maybe I see it that way because I think of Itachi as being guilty, and somewhat sad. ^^,
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Somebodylost Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome, but the konoha symbol looks... weird?
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NONI-BABBLES Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Love it. Love it. LOVE LOVELOVE IT! The colour and the epxression are so haunting!
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the-crimsonlotus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
very very very nice
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FireOpal86 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
I just caught up on Naruto episodes so I am now allowing myself to peruse various fan arts and I have always loved your Bleach stuff. This--- this is extraordinary. Totally :+fav:ing this. It shows such great pain- you did this very well.
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themonsterslullaby Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
...Woah. =O
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redrobinray Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student General Artist
wow just a beautifull job especially with the blood and the water mixed together... very, very well done
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MasterLen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
I can't believe you're just 18 years old. That picture is perfect. It's wild. It's dark. It's so alive.
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Musou-Enrai Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist
Fantastic! How did you make the water?
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Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Hi! How are you? Happy to find you, your works are awesome! :)

I just wanted to ask you if I'm allowed to use this moving picture in a small video that I'm making. It's my first time I try something like this and oh-so-amateurish, so I wanted to ask your permission first; not to see it somewhere out of the blue and not be informed first. I can even send you the link when it's finished, to tell me your opinion, because you're also more expert. ^^;

Sorry for the bother and thanks in advance for everything. :)

Keep on your great job and see you around! :wave:
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
HE LOOKS LIKE A ZOMBIE!!!:iconshockedplz:
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NeonViolet Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
um......*runs away* luv it!!! :love:
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Elena-sugarock Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student General Artist
the water :iconscaredplz:
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Aranuman8160 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Necessary sacrifice is never easy
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Akito-Aki Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
oh wow O_O
Wonderful job, I love the water and his expression is beastly
:heart:
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LeNNeaH Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The dead eyes looks so amazing in this one, stunning! :iconbravoplz:
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LacotaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this looks just so... Beautiful ! I'm tottaly going to fave this, and many of ur other naruto art :D Itachi is one of my many favorites xD and again... I Love it <3!
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Selene344 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
he looks dangerous and then weary at the same time
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KazeTheCursedOne Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Student Writer
*Is not to sure whether to be in awe or terrfied...Setles for faving*
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poisonivylullabies Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
The water, the blood, all of it is really well done, but I'm bothered by the eyes.
My favourite part would have to be the contrast between the clear water and the shadows and blood around him and his heart.
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amejoruni Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
awesome awesome awesome :D
His eyes...and that blood!!!! :dance:
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TheFeatherFromBillsW Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing:|
one of my favs
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xHaNx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
very cool picture, wicked technique ;P
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WowitsmeDavinci Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowwwww i really don't find myself doing this often...but i'm going through you gallery and :+fav:ing almost everything! It's like somehow, every picture is more striking than the last.

Fantastic work! :D
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romancezero Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
i love his facial expression! and the water is really well done ^^
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