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Shannaro by Rozefire Shannaro by Rozefire
Because Sakura needs some lovin' too.

I'm honestly getting sick of all the Sakura-bashing I see going on. The people who hate her seem to hate her over the most pedantic reasons. Because she used to be a bitch (so did Gaara, but no one still holds it against him, do they? See, there's this thing called character growth...). Or they say she's ugly (_). Or that she's weak (hah!). Or that she's too hung up on Sasuke (when actually, Naruto's obsession is worse than hers). The main problem people seem to have with her is that she dares to have breasts and a vagina.

Not cool, people. Not cool.

I personally think Sakura's one of the more credible characters. She's extremely useful, she cares deeply about ALL her teammates, and she'd rather die than stand back and do nothing. She's realistic, which is more than can be said for most other characters, as all her flaws are very human. And as I said, she needs some acknowledgement too since we can't all be born a genius or with a monster in the belly. Besides... she kicks ass! XD


Anyway, why an axe? Well, she's been featured several times wielding axes, and this particularly one is based off the axe Naruto is carrying on the cover of volume 33. It had her name on it, so I'm guessing she's allowed to borrow it. Also it kinda represents her fighting style... which is very smashy-smashy. The word on her arm is her favourite phrase.


Tools: Photoshop CS. No custom brushes or any other program used.
Time: 'Bout two days.

Large lineart version here: [link]

FULL VIEW, please, you gorgeous people, you!
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neverland300690 Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
smashy smashy - loved that. and i adore the way you've drawn her, a little playfwith a side-dish of huge ax to go with it and the pink hair. I love her... though if she hits naruto one more time, Im... I'm... Im gonna pull her hair or something!
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:iconxxxsilentshadow777:
Finally Sakura gets some love!!!!
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Hugo62784 Aug 8, 2013
This is great- I really love the soft colouring scheme. With the emphasis on soft pinks & browns, (plus the soft lines too) it might make the piece look less badass, but it works wonderfully. I would say the contrast between the colour & the content (badass kunoichi making a crater in the earth with her feet, gigantic axe slung over her shoulder) makes it cooler.
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typicalswedishgirl Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kickass!
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Qpillowcase May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god

I remember downloading this picture onto my PSP , and setting it as my wallpaper omfg

I REMEMBER TRYING TO COPY THIS WITH A PENCIL ON PAPER

DUDE I WORSHIP THIS PICTURE :icontearsplz:

YOU'RE GIVING ME SO MANY MEMORIES

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH OH YM GOD AW=-GW-;WIGUKSUHDGK QY283N TIEYMGIUDHFGKUHUVCXB
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Gumi2202 Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
HOLY F***!! The the hell did that beast weapon come from?!
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pogoapple Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconamidamaru88:
bad ass, I think that she and Zorro from One Piece would get along
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HakelenDayz Oct 19, 2012
I'd kill for an ax like that.
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I love her expression and her pose. PERFECT for Sakura. A little bit of sassy with a stomp-stomp out-of-my-way flair. I hate how everyone always focuses on her softness when there is so much attitude to her. :)
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