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NMP - Yondaime by nightambre NMP - Yondaime by nightambre
For the Naruto Memorial Project.

I was lucky enough to get Yondaime in my random assignment. I put his name on the list as a joke, figuring I wouldn't get it, and lo and behold, I did (and was the first, to my understanding. I"m still tickled about that. Watch me dance with glee!). So, ever since this thing started, I stressed and stressed and pulled my hair out because of who he is, I wanted to do him some justice. And I surprised myself with how quickly this picture turned out once I got around to /doing/ it, and I'm halfway proud of it (those who know me know I hate my art).

Yondaime is the Hokage who defeated, and sealed the Kyuubi. I find him fascinating because here's this guy who has this huge role in Naruto's backstory (and an uncanny resemblance to Naruto himself) yet we know next to nothing about him. Anyway, very simple pose here. I was going to put the village down there, but after some attempts at doing a bird's eye view of rooftops I ran screaming, and once I finished with being scared and intimidated to death by it, I came back and slapped some wooded hill/mountain things.

I love my sky. >D

Yondaime from Naruto created by Kishimoto Masashi.
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anime-luver-girl Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
It has been confirmed: Yondaime is Naruto's dad
nightambre Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes... and at the time this was posted... /over a decade ago/, that was still only speculation.
kingdomhearts93 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
yondaime.. is he really the 4th hokage?!?!?!?!
BenSoulstone Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
Very awesome. Yondaime is awesome, yes indeed. Excellent background, linework and coloring, as well as a great attention to detail! :thumbsup: :D :w00t!: :clap: :clap:

DarkAriane Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
like the coloring and great background =D
LadyGoddess Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful picture and description by you. Have you ever noticed that we really don't know anything about Naruto either? I'm semi-surprised the show just isn't called "SASUKE" because everyone in the series is obsessed with him to some point while Naruto is just the after thought.
metal-h3dgehog Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004
Yondaime-ness! He's one of the most influentail characters yet he's surrounded in mystery. We'll get to know more behind the man eventually ~^ Love the artwork and scenery :D
Toki-chinko Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
sweet he looks so awesome!
ebba Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004
oh, great job on this, i love it^^ very nicely colored :)
Valli-chan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004  Student General Artist
I like your sky tooooo.Its very nie and yesss you did Yondy justice!:hugs him:We all miss him.
LassieCrumby Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
niceness. yep. very good.
did you know that yondaime is Naruto's dad?
well, they dont say that in the actual series but omg. its sooo obvious.
anywho. lovely work. *pats yondies hair*
nightambre Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Hee... Yes, I'm very, very well aware of that theory. I even felt the similarities in looks were highly uncanny when I first saw Yondy.

But, alas, it hasn't been confirmed, so it's still a theory. ;)

Thank you for the comment and the compliment!
farli Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004  Hobbyist
SQUEE. This came out fantastic, for all that I did see it at various stages throughout production. :3

<3 Yondy.
Lillian-hime Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004   Digital Artist
Excellent coloring, nice lighting, and love the out of focus background. :+fav:ING this automatically. :hug:S ya tightly!
SetaGinny Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
Hey there! I really like this picture..Yondamie is really an interesting character, I wish we saw more with him. Very nice picture, you did him justice
nightambre Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. ^^ Like I said I was really intimidated doing this picture, just because.
The-Z Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004  Professional General Artist
You did an exemplary job, sweetheart. For the depth and atompshere in this piece, I definitely have to say it's your best and my favorite to date!
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September 12, 2004
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