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:: Naruto - Weathered :: by orin :: Naruto - Weathered :: by orin
Naruto slides to a steady halt, one hand dropping as he crouches, fingers digging into sand and stone. He sniffs.

He cannot recall when he started using his nose as much as his eyes but-

There it is.


Carrion and blood.

Turning his head to catch the scent a little better- because there is no wind out here now, and everything suddenly is too still for Naruto- he guesses that it’s the same spot. The same place he fought before. He has no landmarks to go by. And his memory might be the slightest bit cloudy on the details of the day. But he remembers going to and coming from there pretty clearly.

Naruto inhales deeply because riding on the scent of old death is the scent of new death and fresh blood and he should not feel curious. But he is. Curious and troubled.

What he should do now, he knows is skirt around the problem area, move beyond it, and relocate himself as soon as possible. In fact, immediately would be a good idea. That’s what he should do.

What he does though is exactly the opposite.

And a little voice in his head that sounds somewhere between Tsunade and Sakura berates him for it.

Yeahyeah, I know I’m a dumbass. Shut up already.

So I RP Naruto with *TheDyeIsCast, yes? <3 And this is my version of said Naruto. @.@;

I keep wanting to call this ‘Sabaku no Naruto’ still. <.<;

Naruto is 18 both in the RP and in this pic. He’s missing his scarf in this pic, he usually has one because of the desert winds. … yeah, he’s been hiding/training on the borders of Wind Country (yay for Gaara’s friendship and trust. Eh?) for the last few years, in the wake of a horrid loss of control in which Naruto almost killed Jiraiya. (Oh noez~! ;0; )

This is also Kyuubi!merged Naruto, hence the pronounced marks on his face. And due to the sun, he’s gotten a deep tan, and as any blond would know, sun also bleaches blond hair. =3 Giving Naruto this look.

The solitude and the premise of this RP has left Naruto a little less naïve, a little more bitter and his humor can turn slightly more cynical than it used to, but he’s essentially the same guy. >.> Really. =3

Not going to babble anymore than that. X.x;

Uzumaki Naruto is © Masashi Kishimoto
This pic is about 7 weeks old. @o; Painter 7 & Wacom tablet.
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baribaldamien Featured By Owner Edited May 1, 2015
perfect !

I use this picture to be my kazekage in my RPG session, they loved it, thanks !
gingerhighlandergirl Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
umm have you wrote down any of his rp adventures? if so, may I have a link, so that I may read them?
Xagetta Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Oh man if Naruto walked through Konoha like this NO ONE would recognize him! The pic looks great, I like how he has that serious look to him, it makes him look dangerous. I kind of remember Naruto's eyes being wider then that, but still it looks awesome. Very well done!
MusicaCilvia Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Great vrsion of naruto !!
TiGGs96 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Very cool... very very cool...
Not only soaking in this awesome AU or RP, (what is RP anyway?) but also the way the portrait is set up. The way I always see the neckless first, then his bright blue eyes...
I have a thing for eyes...
Whether this was intentional or not, I like it!!!
WulfPup Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
RP is short for Role Play
TiGGs96 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
OH, thank you very much for telling me.
WulfPup Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Haha, you're welcome :)
itburnes Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Coolest verion ever!
alpha-king Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
This picture is kick ass
Meenalama Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow,Naruto looks so handsome
HeartagramChild666 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh man....this is just too good to be true...
JecOlantern Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconheartbeatplz: :iconilavplz: so handsomeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
SageofEyes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I am currently using this as a title page for a pice of fanfiction, if you want it taken down just give the word
ralna7 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh God... Naruto looks Hotter than Sasuke in ths picture! :iconnosebleedingplz:
Steroids98 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
INSANELY COOLL!!!!!!!!!!!!
TooonStar Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
artwork = GrEaT !
MysticWhiteTiger1 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Storilee23 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Is there any possible chance that I could use this picture for a fic of my own?
KitsuneLover93 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love it. Enough said.
angel-devil-2009 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
So HOT! I especially love his bright eyes - they're so mesmerizing - and the contrast between his light hair and dark skin tone. Congratulations! This is an amazing pic you've got there. :D
kingpickle Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I almost forgot to put the 'love' symbol.
kingpickle Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are an art god!!
Jwalkerasd Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Amazing, enough said.
Crackheadteetee Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Just curious but where you you put the ninja head band(And how) on his person without ruining he's overall image??? Looks really cool, and i also know what you mean about the hair... During the summer if im outside almost all the time then mosty of my hair goes from grey/brownish to almost bleached in color... Been several times if i have colored but never once used any color in my hair...
AngryIrishman Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually I find that idear appealing. Do you have any written stories about this alternate Naruto?
AngryIrishman Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is very cool
TwilightSage14 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Wow 10/10!
TrudyPlain Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
The picture is amazing! And I love the peice from your rp too!! Any chance I can read the rest of the rp?
saraah123 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Simply awesome, as all your works
SageofEyes Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Ilada-Jefiv Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
Denahi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Is it you who wrote that? I really loved the flow of that text! So solid yet action-filled even though nothing as of yet happened, delivering a sense of urgency and - yes, I'm rambling, but I was impressed :D I love your art, and definitely would like to see more of your writings :heart:
lauriet8 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really good. is there a written story for this it would be good
Jane-Inuzuka Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
omg es muy lindo
GrayStarLion Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
nice draw
kandra Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Looks very hot! Hahaha... I love this pic!
GamerGirl1988 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
BlueEyedPoesy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome! ^^ you are very skilled drawer and painter XD
flamecatcher Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Dude, Way too go! He looks absolutely SMASHING!Is there a fic for this cuz i'm itchin to read it! :D
the-spirit-of-moon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Awesome O.O
I love it. ^^
darkthousandmaster Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
one of my fav naruto fanart
Deserters-Wind Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
love it
WoLfie735 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Writer
I want that outfit!! NAO!!!
EpicnessIncarnate Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Hey, I wanted to know if this is from a Fanfiction. Because i read a story a while ago that described Naruto just like this. I am very sorry if you have already said what fanfiction this is from somewhere.
smartvaughan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that is by far the most awesome pic ive ever seen of naruto
Filldeserp Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... wow. No other words can describe the awesome.
ApatheticFanatic Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
This is beyond amazing...
brizea1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
i love your naruto pics they are amazing i was wondering if you could draw me one.
lycan3420 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
your very talanted great job
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