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Because We're Friends by Rozefire Because We're Friends by Rozefire
I'm still on a Naruto fanart roll here! :D

Wanted to do something epic and upscale for a change... but then I gave up and did this instead. The fur was HILARIOUS to do. Most fun I've had since christmas '98. NOTICE THE RIPPLES AND THE QUIFFS, DAMMIT! It took ages, man. T_T

Anyway, a pic of Naruto/Kyuubi and Sasuke for my fellow narutards. (Sasuke's probably kacking his pants right about now.) I'll probably do a tutorial of this in the near fufture since I have so many early versions of it stored away.

Tool: Photoshop CS only.
Time: 3 days-ish.

I'm still a sickie! :faint:

FULL VIEW, plz, Pretty People!

Oh, and the tutorial is up now: [link]

EDIT: Tweaked the image a little. Fixed the major gaff I made with Kyuubi's teeth and corrected some of the shadows, as well as changed his eyes a little to make him look a little more pissed off. :XD:

And I should probably explain the concept behind the picture, both for those who aren't familiar with Naruto and those who are but still don't know what the hell this picture means:

When Naruto tries to stop Sasuke leaving Konoha at the end of part I, Sasuke asks 'Why' to which Naruto responds, "Because we're friends." Even so, Naruto is unable to save Sasuke from his curse and Sasuke runs away, severing their friendship.

This picture depicts a reversed situation where it is now Naruto falling prey to his own curse, and Sasuke is the one stepping up to stop Naruto's mad rampage to bring him home. Why?

Because despite what has happened between them, they're still friends.
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TFFAN4EVER Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
this is epic on every level!
PinkGirl123 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Good work
EvelynKawoosh Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
This made me squee so hard. XD

Oh, I love this. I love the concept, I love the lighting, I love Sasuke's billowing cloak of epicness.
Also, I have never seen a cooler Kyuubi. Maaaaan... *squees and dances around the room a bit*

Good work!
ravyn998 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
i'd be friends with that thing, it's sooo cute!!!!!
pariah87 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Ralinde Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
I love this piece. I've always wished there were a fanfic based on it. On well, maybe I'll write a one-shot this weekend. Nothing better to do. It is definitely EPIC! ^_^
RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
amazing work!
littlewolf-ex Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
you have my respect *bows*
scarletbird Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student Writer
Gorgeous piece. The story here is really powerfully told.
goodgirl237 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
The title hit me the most because of the value of the words in the series.
Mizz-Bubblez Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
This is beautiful. Both in it's meaning and the art piece itself.
LightningWolf777 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Oh wow haha, this got me teary eyed XD
aisaretai794 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student General Artist
I actually didn't get it when I first saw the artwork (I was trying to think of the episode/chapter this was in) but the moment I read your note, I was fell in love with the concept! Such a great artwork! Great job! :clap:
Yikari Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
This isn't in my favs yet?! I'll correct it right away!
Faerygrl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist
This rules. 'Nuff said :)
Kyero Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
to bad naruto can now prob destroy sasuke
Ralinde Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Meh, who knows hey? Knowing the author he'll throw his hundredth curveball of the entire series in the next issue. Bugger can't seem to make up his mind. So long as he doesn't go all DBZ power levels and shit on me than I'll be ok.

Incidentally, kudos to the artist. Really nice piece. I like the story this conjures up. Wish someone would actually write something like this though. Too bad I have yet to see it and probably never will.
o-m-o-i Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
the is amazing :) love the detail
Fbk-201 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Woa, amazing!
Tiger-Hearted Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
i love this one so much...
Artemis-Soleil Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is such a beautiful concept. You did it sooo well. I love it!
MilitaryMulle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm so sad, cause i can't fave all your art, and i REALLY REALLY WANT TO FAVE ALL YOUR ART!!!!!
layarue Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
...if you don't know naruto, the first thing you think of is "the little prince". like it!
KAH-Graphics Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist
kluxorious Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
evos Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Wonderful nine-tails. :)
Demonic-pumpkin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
IT'S YOOOOOOOU!!!! I FINALLY FOUND WHO OWNED THI PICTURE WOOOOOOT! Yes, when i first saw this, it drove me insaaane. Lurve it so I fave it~ :heart:
Musou-Enrai Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist
The fur looks great!
Chakushinari Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Argh it be amazing OwO omgllama. Haha XD ;-; I wish I could do that. -Sniffles-
purplelightningwolf Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
ahh!! koolios! :3
broken-puppet2 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
That is great!!!I love it!!!:D
ShadowHellfire Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Student General Artist
That is so pretty.
The narutards appreciate it! I really hope we get back to sasuke soon:lonely:. I love the pic! The fur on the ninetails looks great! It must have taken hours to do it.
kaztelli Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definatly FAV!
cloudsinwonderland Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
AMAZING */////* <3
soulfightersu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. Is going STRAIGHT into my Naruto collection. Great piccy XD
animal14 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Kyah! so cool!
zazek84 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SuperWow, you have now inspired me. Stay tuned for my fan art of Naruto
0Dark-Knight0 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing Kiuuby... O_O
i was in doubt if that guy was Madara ou Sasuke, but by the title and scraps, i realized it was Sasuke.. =]
rheherem Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009   Photographer
nice friend. nice. lol. i love the...for lack of a better word, monster. (don't do naruto) he looks awesome. and i feel sorry for the guy...
XeroShadow Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Epic! The fight to save his friend has turned the tables.
Shiny-Sky Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I love !!! (*0*)
deviljinveto Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
thats, FUCKIN WICKED!!!!
XxRavenUchihaxX Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!! i love KyuuKyuu :love:
Revenge-of-the-fire Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
its brilliant! And i agree, Sasuke is proabaly VERY scared.
Anime-eyes17 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
I totally love the concept behind this. Everything about it just screams amazing. If I could Extra-special-double-favorite this, I would.
Dannyluvr58 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Student Writer
he's fuzzy! :]
sadisticpsycho Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
Man, your artist comment so fits. T^T

This is amazing, totally love the fur, especially on Kyuubi's arm and fingers.
g1i7ch7heory Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing picture, though... I doubt 'hilarious' would be my chosen word for description of the time and effort spent doing the fur... But hey, if it floats your boat...

Going in my favs, because of it's awesomeness. It's pwns my other pictures of the nine tails.
sheruchan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the concept behind this picture. :) if this isn't epic, i don't know what is.
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