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Ware Wo Ai Suru Shura - undone by nocturnalMoTH Ware Wo Ai Suru Shura - undone by nocturnalMoTH
I've been working on this since last summer (not continuously) and I still don't consider myself done with it.

It's more difficult than I thought to draw an anime child realistic and still make him look anime-ish..! O_O
It makes him a bit out of proportions, methinks. I mean, huge eyes, tiny mouth and nose.. But as I said, I was just trying to make an anime/manga character realistic, and not drawing a human that'd look like him - that's such a difference.

And like most of you've already noticed, the character is Masashi Kishimoto's "Sabaku no Gaara" (w00t!)
Gaara is my absolute favorite character (and no, I'm not a crazy fangirl), his story touched me, and in some really strange and probably disturbing way I can really relate to him. I wanted to make a tribute to him that really portrayed the way he is and the way he feels - I hope I managed to do that. Also I needed a new wallpaper and couldn't really find any of Gaara that I liked :p (don't like this one either though, it's got too many flaws).

Despite the sleepless nights and painful wrists and frustration over not getting it right, I've really enjoyed working on this picture. My absolute favorite thing to work on was his scarification. I just LOVED picking on that wound ;p My second favorite thing was the eyes, and I just hated working on his nose and mouth, that was such a pain in the neck. Literally, because I have a very crooked way of sitting as I draw.. XD

But as mentioned, this picture still isn't done, but I'm putting it up anyway because I need some constructive criticism on what can be improved 'n stuff... ^^;
I know most of the flaws, but I don't really have much skill when it comes to drawing humans, or anime characters, so there are still some flaws that my eyes aren't yet trained enough to spot.. you know what I mean? It's often like that: I work on a drawing and maybe once or twice I'm actually a bit pleased with what I've done, but when I look at it some months later, it's just total and complete crap.. And that's because in those months I've gotten better than what I was back then. We always improve. So I'm guessing if I can' t find all the flaws now, I've either hafta go ask someone more skilled than me or just wait another 6 months to find 'em myself XD

..sorry, got carried away.


oh, and Full View to see the picture in full resolution with details 'n all! :D

art by: EMS/MoTH (Elise Marie S. / NocturnalMoTH) 2008
character (C) Masashi Kishimoto
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Before I start, your artwork it beautiful! you should stop going hard on yourself!
I think the eye was perfectly done in my opinion. also the blood dripping down from Garra's love tattoo/cut looks very realistic, same as the hair and tears.
the writing looks awesome! It reminds me of scratches of blood and nice quote.
You also achieved by making this anime character into a realistic human being. It is very hard to do that and I can't do it myself.
keep doing this and you will achieve more things in the future! keep up the good work! byes
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FoxWhite011 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
This is awesome 
P.S. He remind me  Chucky )
mehdi-19 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
wooow great
Lockheed32 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
The little one reminds be of a kinder Chucky!!! But I love it regardless. The details are very realistic and for what you are explaining the art shows a great justice.
Crysenley Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaah, Gaaraaaa! ;O;
This is so amazingly done, contrast on point, wow! :noes:
Fiire13 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
haaaaa awesomeeeee XD
ImLovingDN Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Gosh, the eyes! Perfect!
Arachnoisia Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*drops dead*
ReemAsakura Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gaara <3
wolfprancis2bet Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
love the realism with the coloring to add agony
NicolasCJ Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Awesome !
Impressive !
Sazawen Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry I don't want to judge or anything but you are not the owner of this picture... Well isn't it Orin69 who have done it? Or are you the same personn? 
devEboo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Your work isn't complete on this project so a critique would be premature. Your passion for the character and commitment ti the work shines through clearly in this rendering. Your work is beautiful and it is a reflection of your LOVE for the art form. Continued success. You've made a believer out of me. Cheers.
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LUWOLVESCAS Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But but,,, i..
It looks damn done! :hooray: It's amazing! :dummy:
Sonicfan200000 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
nati11184 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HOOOOOLYYYY :iconreactionplz:
dumblikeamose Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
why does this kinda make me think he is chuckys son
alexanderiscool Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
that is me right there
GelberBlitz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't even find the words to describe how awesome this is 
Tarzok Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
:jawdrop: This is Amazing!!! 
dimifrost Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
holy wow this looks soo amazing, i envy your skills
Xemta1027 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student
I'm sorry did you say flaws cuz I used a microscope on it and didnt find one
slydoug Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
looks like chucky
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
A baeutiful pic!!!
interfectus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
this is my favorite Naruto character.

interfectus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
very perfect :D :D :D
this is absolutely amazing!
sweetangelbeat Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
hey it's garra from naruto :D
Hoshino-tantan26 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing for a work still in progress. Altho the ear is a bit blurred. and its either the mouth or the nose that seems a bit off position. But other than that :) its awesome!
ViZyN Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gotta love the complementary contrast.
Sc3n3Qu33n0fN4rut0 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's funny cuz when i saw this i thought CHUCKY!!!!!!!!!!
Fightte Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I wish I could draw like you.... Gaara's my fav character too. My second fav is Rock Lee... and also..ahem.. ino..
Psych0HoliC Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
gaara er fetest ^^,

super awsome tegnet :) liker at du kan se det urettferdige i °ynene hans. som et barn bare med gaara utrykk ^^, hehe. flinka
JashinsAngle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
he looks so cool and i find it awesome how he looks awe full lot like chucky
Paineverlasting Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
I think this is brilliant. The eyes are what got me really LOOKING at this picture. I don't know the fandom.
The tears are beautifully done, and honestly his mouth and nose actually LOOK like that of a child's.
Really it is the eyes that throw it, but a child's face... well you know it grows anyway, so there has to be room for growth.
....god I'd love to write his story....
wonderfully done.
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Rackler Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is fantastic!
PharaohsLady Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh! This is gorgeous! At first glace of the menacing glare, I swore it was Chucky ... until I saw the tattoo. His pain is capture perfectly!

RogueRikku Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Kind of reminds you of Chucky from Child's Play. Definately the creepy side of Gaara. <.<
MishiKiyo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
This is brilliant! I love his eyes and hair, really well done!
Solitaro-Ombra Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this hero is one of my favourite so thank for your great art
Kagisnad Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I love how vibrant the eyes are!
jujuface2000 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
But...this is too real to be fake D:

XD You did an AWESOME JOB, keep it up! :la:
tigernose123 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're not very skilled at drawing humans or anime characters?!?!?!?!

You, really, should have more faith in yourself. This is amazing. I wish I could draw anime/human characters like this! Especially digitally.

Don't be so hard on yourself, like I said, this is amazing and so are your skills.
Dong-Saeng Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think this absolutely amazing. The shading and lighting is very well done, and I think you pulled off the 'keep the anime character a little anime but also realistic' way you were going for. The eyes look absolutely amazing, very intense, bright colour, and the detail in the drawing is phenomenal. I'm not the greatest artist so my vision isn't very well trained but I can still tell when the drawing is perplexing! I think you did an excellent job on managing to make a tribute that really portrayed Gaara's whole essence. I think this drawing is baffling, very well done and I honestly can't see any flaws what-so-ever on this particular drawing. The kanji looks amazing, it really looks like someone carved it into his forehead. And the nose and mouth, while it might have posed some difficulties, I think are drawn very well, realistic really. And the quote is really sad, but amazing. I'm actually really wanting to save this as my wallpaper! You really shouldn't be so hard on yourself, my friend, you're better at drawing then you give yourself credit for!
Nellass Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE IT. WOW, amazing!!
UltimateLazerbot Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Digital Artist
wow thats awesome
hannie001 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG O_o so amazing! so real O_o i love it so much ♥
o0oZippizinnio0o Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
600th COMMENT! (I think) Anyway, I LOVE this picture, the hair looks SO real! The eye is extraordinary and the blood is the perfect shade of crimson!
Cloudedsenses410 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
to me there is nothing you can touch up on in this and if you tried to "fix" something it would not look right. anyways i love gaara and this picture portrays all his emotions perfectly and imma thank you for making my day
the-monkey-ninja Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student
This image is truly breathtaking. I personally believe you've done a great, no, fantastic job. And the combination of anime and the real-world (semi-realistic as you've said) is brilliant. It really catches the eye and has a powerful intensity to it.
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