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Haruno Sakura by phantom-inker Haruno Sakura by phantom-inker
Okay, so the deal is that my fiancée and I are raving rabid fans of Naruto (and I don't mean the Nah-rooooo-toe thing that they air on Cartoon Network; I mean the real Naruto, your choice of either the original manga or anime, subtitled and not dubbed). Funny how so far I've only done fanart of a series that I don't really like all that much; so here's a character from a series I do like!

This, of course, is the inimitable Haruno Sakura (Sakura-chan to her friends), being all cute and growed-up as we see her in the story today. I drew part of this while waiting for yesterday's episode to arrive, and finished the rest of it today. My fiancée would like to point out that she helped, in that she sat beside me and poked at me until I made the eyes the exact precise shade of pale blue-green that Sakura actually has (okay, well, she bugged me about the size of her face and stuff too, but we spent like hours on the eyes, and now she thinks "it's about as good as it can get." I'm not quite sure exactly what she means by that >.> ).

I debated calling this "A Natural Pink" --- y'know, like some girls are "a natural blond" or "a natural brunette" --- but I didn't think anybody would get the joke. Oh, well. *shrug*.

This would make a nice trading card, I think ^_^

In total, this was maybe like five-ish hours of work, I think, and it's 100% vector art except for the barely-visible signature at the bottom.

(And no, I'm not gonna do every single character from the entire series; there aren't that many days in a millennium, although my fiancée may convince me to do Hyuuga Hinata, her favorite character.)

(And I'd like to point out for the record that no part of this was copied, traced, or duplicated from anything. This is 100% original artwork. Sakura-the-character, of course, is copyright Masashi Kishimoto.)
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LongLiveAnarchy Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
SAKURA-CHAN!!!! :iconilavplz: I love her some much!
Tis is OSOM!!!!
sasukeuchiha3001 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Haha she is so pretty in shippuden
analilyu Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
analilyu Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
hello in all
foxsorceror Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Great job!:D
ToonTwins Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice job :)
Almiux19 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay! hinata is a great char to make, but sakura is one of my favs, is very smart
kimi-chong Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
obsessedkitten Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Yay, nice eyes ^^ I'm not a Naruto-fan, but this is nice. I like the hand a lot too!
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! The eyes were fun, and I spent quite a bit of time getting them just to the right shade of blue-green.
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