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Naruto- Cloud Watching by Lillian-hime Naruto- Cloud Watching by Lillian-hime
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"Cloud Watching with Shikamaru"

edit: Darkened the shadows on the ground.

Finished this up real quick. Had this done for almost 2 months. This is entirely done by me. This is supposed to be a collab with but I have not heard from her in a LONG time, and she hasn't gone to her dev page in a for that long while either. I don't know her outside of devart, so I'm kinda stuck. I'm putting this up to let her know know that this is my intention, along with what she's going to do, and that I'm keeping it as is until I hear from her. A gift to all those Shikamaru fans. Including myself... Gonna make it my next wallpaper.
For those that have 1024x768, this is that size so use if it you'd like. ONLY FOR PERSONAL USE.

Me being cheesy with the phrases there, you have a better one to suggest? I'm open to it. Such soft looking grass. Wait there's almost room enough for you to lay down beside him... aw, how cute.

((I'm wishing PS7 grass went every direction, or had grass brushes that went other directions, had to flip and turn the image a lot. I so need to learn how to make brushes. Looks down at "N" key.. it's almost faded... I guess I use the new layer shortcut too often ^^; ))

Duration: a few days, can't remember, just an hour on the background.
Programs used: Open Canvas 1.1 for his color, background in Painter 8, grass in Photoshop 7
Hardware: 5x& Tablet, Wireless optical mouse
text and effects added with: PS7

Thanks for viewing.
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dragynstorm Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004
Gomen gomen, Lillian-Hime-san!! I JUST got the internet back... T_T Please forgive me for leaving just out of nowhere...

Oooh, I really like this picture... you always make Shikamaru look so yummy!
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Lillian-hime Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004   Digital Artist
It's okay. I just wanted to dig it out of the folder because it was starting to rot and really stick up my computer. Thanks for viewing this. I'm glad I could make him look so sexy, I adore him so much. :hug:S ya tightly!
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sapphire-pyro Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004
YAY!!! SHIKAMARU!!! :love:
The coloring's so excellent! :wow: Love it! :love: :D
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Lillian-hime Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004   Digital Artist
I colored him mostly in open canvas, I like the program for digital watercoloring, although I did the shiny hair stuff in photoshop. I thought he looked cool, so I spent more time on coloring him than I would normally, I think. Thanks for your comment :hug:S ya tightly!
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Lillian-hime Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004   Digital Artist
heh heh... :hug:S ya tightly!
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sapphire-pyro Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2004
Hoho! That's what expected for a Shikamaru fangal would do :D
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LanWu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2004
e too... nice shadows Lillian-chan!! :D hehe, yeaa, he looks like a 17 year-old Shika-chan *^^* (this is from your avatar ne?) nice grass ^^ what a patient ^^;
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Lillian-hime Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004   Digital Artist
Yep it's from my avatar. I used it thinking he looked really cool, but felt bad for any that did visit my page after seeing it and then looked at my gallery to not find his picture. ^^; I didn't mean to make him look older, but it's not so easy to draw 14ish looking boys. Thanks for your comment. :hug:S ya tightly!
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Innen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2004
mmm he looks so yummy! ^^ i love his shiny hair and the cloudy shadows ;p
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Lillian-hime Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004   Digital Artist
Shiny pretty hair, must get the conditioner he uses. hee hee ^^; Painted the hair mostly in photoshop as for the clouds as well. Shikamaru is so kakkoii, I actually like this wallpaper on my desktop. I don't mind staring. hee hee. Thanks for your comment :hug:s ya tightly!
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Innen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004
yea, we have to go ask for his conditioner ;p It must be nice to stare at him, and he's starting right back at you :giggle:
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Lillian-hime Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004   Digital Artist
I made this the perfect size for wallpaper, you can use it if you'd like. I actually drew him vertically and it wasn't until I was flipping him around to put in the grass that I noticed that at this angle he's looking at the viewer, kinda cool, but completely unintentional. :hug:S ya tightly!
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Innen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004
that'd be great, i guess sometimes the best picture is drawn by mistake.. if that makes any sense ^^;
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Lillian-hime Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004   Digital Artist
It does, I always play around until I'm satisfied, and it usually is a mistake that pushes me to keep repeating that same effect or whatnot. :hug:S ya tightly!
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DoaFox Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2004
No, I think the grass turned out really awesome. xD
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Lillian-hime Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004   Digital Artist
Soft crab grass I think is what it's called, it's usually in soft pastel greens. Thanks for your comment. :hug:S ya tightly!
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pi-kyu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gosh, it's Shika! He looks mature...and the clouring is superb~~! You make me love him even more :XD:
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Lillian-hime Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2004   Digital Artist
:glomp:S ya! I drew him without reference, well I had drawn him enough not to need it, but before I knew it. ... wait he looks older... but he looks so cool, aw well... so I decided to leave it as is. Thankies for the comment. You just gotta love Shikamaru, he's the coolest. :hug:S ya tightly!
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duneboo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
This looks georgeous Lilli!!! :glomp: I love all the detail you added to this. I definatly get the feel of clouds passing over the bright sun above. And the soft grass looks wonderful, gives it such a nice feel. Excellent work on this one, I was so excited to see deviations from you! +fav for sure! :hug:
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Lillian-hime Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004   Digital Artist
Thanks for you comment and the fav. It means a lot to me. :hug:S ya tightly!
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shiori-chan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
shika!!shika!!!!! *__*
good coloring!!~
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Lillian-hime Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004   Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment :glomp:S ya!
Gotta love Shikamaru.
I colored him using the free version of Open Canvas 1.1, it has a nice digital watercolor look. I love the program, but I really need to get the newest version of it, especially when I use Painter8 and PS7 with it so that I have the transparent layer option on all 3 programs. :hug:S ya tightlY!
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shiori-chan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
hehehe ^.^ np!
and yeah... you've goota love shika...! ^_^
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Lillian-hime Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004   Digital Artist
:hug:S ya again!
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GeekUSA Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
That's very nice. I like that you included the shadow of his hand. The grass is good. I tried using the grass brush for Photoshop. Can't say I enjoyed using it. Ended up trashing the pic. It captures Shikamaru's personality very well. The shading and color is excellent. His hair makes his skull look really big, but I guess it happens when you lay on the ground with a topknot.

-laters
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Lillian-hime Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004   Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment :glomp:S ya!
At that time... I had taken a picture of my own hair, I had loosened it a bit, because to me, it's rather uncomfortable to lay like that, made my head funny shaped as well. ^^; But it worked well for the reference. :hug:S ya tightlY!
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GeekUSA Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
Thanks for the hugs! It's cool for a reference, it works well. I wish I could do that...but I don't have long hair.

-laters
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Lillian-hime Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2004   Digital Artist
I'd love to cut all mine off. It's too hot in Houston to have long hair. If I can't use myself as a reference I make someone pose for me, gotta love digital cameras. :glomp:S ya!
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GeekUSA Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2004
Haha, just because it gets too hot for long hair doesn't mean I'd be patient enough to sit through a hair cut. I don't have anybody pose for me though...I'm stuck thinking it all up...d'oh! Digital camers are a godsend though.

-laters
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