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Stop coddling him by jesterry Stop coddling him by jesterry
For Childhood memories fanart contest

The most important part of anyone's personality is their childhood and now they decide to reflect on their past. Their past is linked to who they've become.

Some time before the massacre.
Itachi suffering a pang of his disease, Mikoto nursing him, Sasuke being curious.
...Until Fugaku arrives, asking:
- Why are you still coddling him, Mikoto? He's a shinobi, not a helpless child. Stop it.

Perhaps, these were Itachi's last memories of his mother being loving and caring...

And a tribute to my influenza.
An utterly unpleasant experience, I should say ^^;

Uchiha family © Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto
Photoshop CS 3 + Wacom.

Itachi and Anko: Dreamers by jesterry Gentle fire by jesterry One sunset together by jesterry Not alone by jesterry White Crow by jesterry And darkness I became by jesterry
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Nice art.Also:
I hever liked Fugaku much.Sometimes I think Itachi had another reason to kill his parents beside the ultimate one.Fugako never seemed to show much affection to his kids despite Mikoto`s assurance he talks only about Sasuke.
ShadowIsStillAlive Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And to that father, I think: Shut the F*** up, man!
RedMeg Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful... *sigh* Messed up family relations, messed up family relations...
Harunako Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
оооо такая мимика у всех говорящая, я как-будто слышу их разговор)
bluediamondpikachu93 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
aww so cute
DarkestTruth Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because Fugaku is like that, and Mikoto is always obedient.
Poor 'Tachi.
Shianne Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I wanna cry. -sniffle-

By chance, does it ever actually say what disease he has?
alpha89 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
poor itachi.... :(
xMuffinGurlx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so deep and emotional... The sheer power of your art made me tear up. That train of thought is certainly worth pursuing.
lindanewmanda Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. I can't use any other words to describe your drawing style or your drawings. Wow.
epicfallen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
oh my god, this is so amazing! i love the style you've used for this!
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student General Artist
NaruHina-always Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
amazing! :0
Issuboshi777 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
So beautiful!
pixisparkle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its so sad! But i don't think so Fugaku was that cruel. Remember when he pleaded with the Uchiha elders to excuse Itachi because he was tired of his ANBU duties. he was a hard nut but i think he cared about his sons especially Itachi!
Jaz-Saxx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconpfftplz: Fugaku, don't be such a tool!
7kierr Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! poor Itachi... Awesome art! I love it! :iconimsorryplz:
J2Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student General Artist
:wow: Amazing! Not to mention plausible, sceneario. The olors are beautiful and it's just...damn thta is amazing!

Hope you feel better.
kandaluvr Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student General Artist
This is beautifully done.
And I'm sorry about the influenza. That really sucks.
NiaNomster Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
what an ass
passiveWasher Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
I like you painting style :)
Omega19x Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
I love your work, especially your incredible talent with lines. You create such vivid emotions with just lines...

And the guilt on Itachi's face in that very moment is palpable. As if it's the last time he will ever show weakness again. Amazing. As always, amazing.
Umaken Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
zhusanna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
I always love to see arts of Mikoto and her sons. She looks so protective of both of her boys here. Beautiful work! (and little Sasuke is sooo adorable!) :love:
Jenny-Sama Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really really hate that guy...-.- Fugaku no bastard ...
mikeismy1stbff Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Just from seeing this picture I fell in love with them all over again. This is absolutely beautiful and your style of art is amazing!
catssssssssss Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
I like the Art ^-^
TheAddster Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful. But Mikoto's face is so sad, it broke my heart.
I feel so bad about you and your flu, I really hope you feel better and please stay safe during the days to come.
jesterry Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Thank you, dear :hug:

The flu stands no chance against me once the exams are over and I'm fully armoured with hot tea and other weapons of sorts :XD:

Trying my best not to get in the midst of the rally on my daily travels around the city, but they are even less predictable than the weather... :shrug:

Mikoto's whole situation breaks my heart as well :tears:
How can she let go of her beloved son and watch him silently suffering - while being unable to provide help any mother is craving to provide?

That's what really troubles me - her being torn apart between the pain of seeing her child sick and the necessity to obey the head of the clan no matter what the circumstances are... :worry:
Km92 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is outstanding good. Love the moment
I see the whole conversation,and emotions,very good concept. ~~ Mikoto is such a good and warmhearted woman and mom. She is pretty in your style.:heart:
:iconmonkeyloveplz: I wish i can see how Mikoto and Fugaku meet eachother and have their first romance.^^
ColourfulThoughts Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Sasuke's cheeks! Sasuke's effing cheeks, my God! :}}}

I can almost 'feel' the wordless conversation between Fugaku and Mikoto in this picture. Which means you're an incredibly talented artist

P.S. Yes, I know what you're talking about far too well, which is a reason I still didn't reply to your note. Sorry bout that ^^'
jesterry Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Why effing? Tomatoes, inspirational tomatoes all the way :iconfeelingfreeplz:

Still you make me think I'm somewhat of a cheek fetishist :XD:
(especially considering this one... [link] )

Thank you very much.
It means a world to me people can read their conversation without actual words written.

Because me myself couldn't find any suitable words to describe the situation when a mother is not allowed to ease the pain of her child, and has to watch him suffering instead.

Of the plethora of possible punishments (though for what crimes did Mikoto earn them?) this one freaks me out incredibly :worry:

P.S. Oh dear, so you're also in the loop of unstable situations? :(
Hold on! :hug:
It can't last forever, anyways.

So please don't apologize for not having answered, I understand _perfectly_ well how uninspiring (to say the least!) the circumstances and environment may be!
ColourfulThoughts Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Round lill' tomato-cheeeks. <3 Sasuke loves him his tomatoes. ^^

That is a big part of your art, it seems to me, which is why I find it oh-so-very amazing. Not only have you got the technical parts of a picture down, but also a unique signature to it that brings it to life. And that, my friend, is true art. ;)

Btw, Mikoto is a beautiful character to read about in fanfiction... ^^

It's passing...slowly... or is it just me passing out? Sure hope not. O.o Damn. Haven't written my story in two months. Haven't gone to my trainings for two weeks. Haven't learned to play anything new in whole two days. Damn once again. It is far too hard to keep my optimism in a situation like this. -.-
Naara-Ataku Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:o that so sweet... Mikoto is a really loving mom
PurplePhoneixStar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwww I feel so bad for Itachi and I want to deck Fugaku.
Phoenixlagoon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Omg , it's so shocking ...I'm speechless .. The way you've described the characters and the situation fit exactly with the particular family Itachi has lived ..A strong father who was clan's head , his hard youth as a young ANBU captain (I show you an other deep piece about of Itachi as a very young captain of ANBU squad, made by beloved friend Niv [link] ) ..The extreme conditions of Itachi's life makes me feel always so stunned emotionally ... What I feel for that boy is a particular feeling mixed of sorrow and anger because I know that in this world there are really boys who live in his conditions and I think always to their MOTHERS ...How many bloody tears they are crying,how much is the weight of the sorrow they feel......
I'm so astonished by this masterpiece my dear friend , I'm fallen completely into the scene emotionally , I feel so moved :cries: for my beloved Itachi kun:heart:, I would know always the true feelings of Mikoto in that situation ..... I want to see the truth about Uchihas tragedy, I'm still waiting's 10 years that I'm waiting for the truth about them ^^;...but I'll still wait !!

I want to find the time to draw something about childhood memories of Itachi , later I will check and read about the contest ..........I would like that a friend of mine will participate to this contest......
This piece HAS TOUCHED ME SO DEEPLY that I will put it on MY FAVOURITES ONES immediately :sprint:..
I have no words to thank you for your deep art Jess :heart:, thank you , thank you to artists like you , my beloved Niv and the other beloved friends that I can find always a reason to smile and feel the warm of the heart of people all over the world. Thank you :cuddle:
jesterry Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Thank you very much.
And for understanding!

I myself am feeling very uneasy about the ambiguous situation I drew here:

- on one hand Fugaku is definitely a jerk and so on - forbidding the mother of his son to ease his pain, making both of them suffer... :facepalm:

- but on the other hand he put all his (and clan's) hopes in Itachi and I think, in some twisted sense, it pains him to see his son like this and he may be foolishly thinking it's because of mother's love Itachi suffers the disease and can't get over it himself... :worry:

Yes, I can entirely believe Fugaku may have acted like this _for good intentions_!!
Or rather, he was plain SCARED to see his aspiring hero of a son in a condition like this... :cries: And thus couldn't act any more rational than here :hmm:

This leaves Mikoto, the MOTHER in front of the most horrible choice I can envision right now - to let her beloved boy suffer (and WATCH him suffering, being UNABLE to help a thing, may be even forbidden to smile at him, to hug him and talk to him!!
Who knows what a clan can imagine for keeping a mother away from her child...)

- or to be chastised by the clan in case she disobeys her husband; which may further lead to her being separated not only from Itachi ("Your mother spoils you"); but from Sasuke as well, meaning instead of losing only one son she will have lost both of her children.

And because of what??! Simply because she was craving to take their pain away.

This, my dear friend, is what freaks the living daylights out of me - the choice between the children, both of whom she loves equally and ardently :heart:

Yes, I hope we'll learn the truth in the years to come ;) After Kishimoto-san would deal with Madara, Kages, the plethora of jinchuuriki and the masked troll of the show :XD:

(Which means we still have some time to wait and make up more theories and arts :aww: )

Reading your words is like sitting beside a fireplace :heart: :hug:
So thank you as well!
vya Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
God, Mikoto is so adorable.. :love:
Jyukai-Koudan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Aww, this is sweet. :love: I'm sure Mikoto was a great mom.
Nicely drawn!
Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A really lovely picture indeed and another sad proove why I find Fugaku as a giant Jerk.
Mikoto is only a "married" Uchiha, but maybe exactly beacuse of THAT she isn´t that typical Uchiha-ish´s a blood-line disease indeed.
CHBININJA Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Artist
Wow this is so sweet:heart: and yet with a sad twist to it i feel bad for the uchiha clan nearly destroyed by one of their own and then i just failed to exsisted.......
NarutoFanGirlThing Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is so sweet :). I felt bad that Mikoto wanted Itachi to join them for dinner the night he took down the Uchiha clan. That must of made it very tough on him.
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