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January 5, 2011
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As The Night Breeze by ode2sokka As The Night Breeze by ode2sokka
Inspired by: Bon Jovi's "Wildflower" ( [link] )

I know I have a million secret santa's and Christmas presents I need to be working on. HOWEVER! I have a good reason for not doing so.

My drawing computer has finally kicked the bucket D:.

So, I brought my tablet up to my Dad's computer, and downloaded a trial of the newest Photoshop for temporary use until I figure out how to get my Photoshop onto this computer.

I didn't want to screw up the presents by A) Drawing on a computer that actually goes fast before I was used to it and B) Using a program I wasn't quite comfortable with.

So, instead, I drew this. And you know what? I love it. Like...OMG, I can't believe *I* drew that. It isn't quite what I was hoping for when I started, because I wanted it to look like a screen cap but...I got so carried away actually being able to blur what I wanted and where and having fun with the new way of shadows and...yeah :XD: .

Combined a couple ways of doing line art too. I like the look of it. She seems solid.

And wow, water, am I right?

There are mistakes, naturally, because I am me, but right now I'm thrilled with it. Yay :D.

TenTen (c) Kishimoto, though he ignores her, and I pray daily that it remains that way.
Pose reference by :icontaho-stock: .

Edit: OMG guys! 100 favs in under 24 hours? beyond awesome.
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Well, you requested critique and while I don't consider myself to be an expert, I'll still give you my 2 cents

- The out of focus background is nice, but the water at least around her feet should be in focus. They are in the focus area considering her feet are in focus.
- I'm not sure, but believe her knee should be on the water as well, causing some rimples.

Well, those were the 2 major things I could think of, there are some smaller issues:
- Shadows (could define the individual joints in the fingers a bit more, make the breast seem a bit more round, don't believe the top of her head should have a drop shadow from the arm on it, should probably have darkened the shadow inside her coat)
- Anatomy (her left knee/upper leg, angle seems a bit off, her leg would not connect to her hips, but a bit higher)

And then what I like:
- The face/expression, nicely done, seems very focused, but somehow also relaxed.
- Hands are also done nicely, couldn't have been any better I think.
- Shadows, consistent and very soft, as it should be in the dark.
- Background, just plain nice, doesn't draw the focus away from TenTen
- Everything, it just fits together, colors, the feeling of the picture and the lighting. It feels soft, but focused

Vision: Like what you tried to do and it comes through
Originality: Well, quite an often used pose (not this exactly, but variations on it)
Technique: Is better than your other drawings I checked. Actually, quite an improvement.
Impact: It has something, dunno what, might be the face, that draws me in.

Either way, love it and hope you find what I said fair.
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Namine24 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
I like your Tenten drawing.
marawr Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Bautiful!! i lvoe the pose and the colors! <333
coolgrl1206 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I've got to say that this is your best as of yet. Keep up the hard work c:
ode2sokka Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:salute: I will try my hardest.
coolgrl1206 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
It's great that you have alot of determination. It's hard, I know. The hardest I always thought was making the human form look... well... human. I mean we see people all the time but dont realize how intricate and complicated the body really is. If you really want to get the body down, I suggest useing your friends as models, beleive me, live figure models are the best way to learn more about the body. Well atleast that's how I learned haha.
JeweloftheDesert Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist
I admire how you made her. Her pose is great! The foot is curled realistically, and she doesn't look awkward holding that sword!
ode2sokka Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thank you. I had a great reference. I'm glad you like it ^^.
domi-01 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
This by far is one of the best drawings I have seen from you. I like how the light seems to be hitting her from the right, like someone opened a door or turned on a lamp, and light just flooded it in. The shading in her hair is also good, although you put a little too much emphasis on the highlight on the left side of her hair. That should've probably been darker considering the shadows are on that side, though the highlights on the right came out nicely.

I have to disagree with the critique regarding shading in the inside of her shirt, because the light is hitting her front side. Her face and the S curve of her back are probably my favorite thing. Her eyes are reflecting a deep concentration, a focus, and her slightly open mouth makes her appear slightly unaware of her surroundings.

The curve of her back came out very feminine and graceful, highlighting the flexibility and movement that comes with being a ninja. I do think however, that you should focus the ripples on her feet, considering when water ripples it has a more focused,sharp look, which would compliment Tenten nicely in this drawing.

All in all, great drawing! Hope to see more!
ode2sokka Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Thank you very much. I am all sorts of proud of this piece, and I'm glad that you like it as well! I tried my very best with it.
Randomizer7 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
this is really cool!!
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