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Lonely Shepherd by jesterry Lonely Shepherd by jesterry
:party: Sketch to commemorate the special date which June 9th is :aww:
Inspired by the recent music poll and particularly ~Kakura-GV's comment :la:

Itachi Uchiha Masashi Kishimoto

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Tahno Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
:wave: Your wounderful artwork has been featured here.
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Tahno Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
*Wonderful
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Not-Think Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I just died a little inside. This is such a beautiful piece {like everything else you do} the sorrow it evokes is overwhelming. I rarely have such a response to art like I have to this one...
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MangakaMadafaka Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
AMAZING!
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Saidorak Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A fantastic piece, I like this sketchy yet detailed style, it makes it look very epic! :D
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zhusanna Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
He looks so sad... and the blues look kinda watery, so I'm imagining rain... and a mournful tune. :tears:

Beautifully done, as always. :love:
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Writer
Awwww, this is beautiful. :love:
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Nivalis70 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   General Artist
Beautiful :)
The more I look at this painting, the more I see him beautiful
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jesterry Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Thank you :hug:
(Gah, I missed you (and your art)! :tears:)
these scheduled submissions do the trick fairly well :D

You know, at some point in time when drawing him I was actually becoming quite wary of Itachi looking way too feminine for my liking, but then I remembered canon... And then it weren't so drastic as I initially feared it could have been :phew:

So I decided that perhaps he's just still in his teens in this particular setting...

(Also, do I have to say the obvious :ashamed: - now that I've created my viewpoint of his musical instrument, I'd absolutely love to see your glockenspiel interpretation! :la:
Mainly because I can hear the rain through the glockenspiel, the hidden Amegakure quarters and Konan :pointl: oh no, that was completely unnecessary, just my rants going further into the scene, as per usual ^^;)
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Heavens-Aria Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so very lovely~ I love the flute~
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jopopas Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
love this! It's beautiful Itachi looks very gentle :)
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mitsuki0tennyo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the picture but Which kind of instrument did you give him?
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NekoHimi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful~ You never stop to amaze me:D
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Cool
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DanteOasis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is an amazing art, looks beautiful :)
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seigyoku-wolf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Itachi on the panpipes. I wouldn't have guessed it, but it fits, and very well, at that. The panpipes aren't as bulky as most instruments; they can be hidden away quite easily, and that corresponds to a number of aspects of Itachi, in both his personality and his lifestyle. Moreover, they can sound quite mournful, in a very old manner, if played correctly, and mixing that with the background you used... very nice.

Fun Fact: panpipes were originally known for they're use by the god Pan, from whom we get the word panic, because he would jump out from behind bushes and scare people by... playing the panpipes. Now, I can't imagine Itachi doing that (funny as the idea may be), but it's still a fun little fact to note. (Note: this may or may not be accurate. I've tried to find the original version of the tale that I was told, but to no avail. It makes sense, but we all know that that's no guarantee of truth, especially in ancient myth.)

...At least they weren't bagpipes, though the panic motif may have fit better in that case.
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NejiTen3 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Oooh there was a song called like that, from kill bill right? OMFG this picture definitely gives that song's emotions to me~ :iconbigheartplz:
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LeyAsakura Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
This is awesome !
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