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Lazy nin Shikamaru by wredwrat Lazy nin Shikamaru by wredwrat
He's watching something really really engaging on tv.

Another tablet drawing, now featuring Shikamaru, the super lazy genius nin. I just started some random doodling and it turned into this picture. No references, I love it when that happens. :)

Once again no nice colours either. I've come to realise that my drawing skills aren't up to par with my colouring skills, and the reason why is because of the way I normally work; I probably spend an hour on a drawing, then something like 4 hours just to colour that drawing. :/ As a result sometimes I try to use my colouring to cover up mistakes made in the drawing. Not good.

Anyway, not having to slave away for hours at colours is quite a liberating feeling. Can get more new things drawn that way too. ^__^

Shikamaru from Naruto is © Masashi Kishimoto.
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Shadowleaper Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Shikamaru!!! Rocks my sock! This is an excellent depiction of both his perosonality and ethic, nice!
Baka-D-Kun Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005
He's my favorite Naruto charachter. :heart:
Not many people seem to like him, but he's beutiful, smart, sexy, lazy :heart:, and likes shouji like me. :heart:
He's the best man in the world, atleast he'll say what's on his mind, rather than lying.
I love this style of coloring, it's brilliant, such a wonderfull, plain contrast takes well to the mood of the piece, and green.
Nice choice.
You draw really well with a tablet, also, and your lines flow so freely, it seems.
I love that.

daniebarton03 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2005
Wow! No refs? That's awesome!
Asukawa Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005
the lazy nin looks so damn COOl here. Love the shadow! wheee!
risu6172 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005
ok, now i am inspired & determined to do a shika fan art of mine own!!! wait till i put it up! muahahahaha *laughs and storms off maniacally)
risu6172 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005
Shikamaru is the best character from naruto!!!!! (at least IMHO........)
Excellent facial expression 'n linework!!!
this looks even kind of graphic actually... :)
monkeyeye Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
This is incredibly charming.. I love how the angle is a bit tilted, and how the shadow gives it it's lost gravity again. Shikamaru's expression is so adorable! It looks indeed like he's really concentrated on a tv-show. X3
Ouh, and such a wonderful detail in the chuunin jacket. I just seriously fell in love with this one. :heart:
majin-vegitto Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Professional General Artist
This is a really good drawing, it looks just like Shikamaru. Being so accurate is uncommon for Naruto fanart, so that says a lot.

No references you say? Either your full of it, draw him a lot, or have to be freggin kidding me, that looks exactly like him.
wredwrat Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Professional Filmographer
None of the above. =P
Faulk7 Featured By Owner May 7, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
LMAO, brilliant.
Mithridatism Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
It must be a very, very engaging TV show/documentary/movie that heís watching if itís getting any reaction at all from dear Shikamaru. Or maybe heís just letting his face make expressions on its own while his thoughts wanderóat least, I do that sometimes. Nice work on the angle; I canít do birdís-eye-view to save my life, so I like the little things like that. Oh, and the detail of the chip bag labelóso cute and funny! I started giggling in the computer lab and dragged my Shikamaru-fan-friend over to look and giggle with me (she loves this picture too.) It made me glad I full-viewed. And really, the monochromatic look is nice; besides, wouldnít slaving away over intricate coloring for a /Shikamaru/ picture be somewhat ironic?
angelsbane Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
wait is he going to eat the last chip...=) I likes it.. good job
VeeBunny Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
*sits in his lap* There now the picture is complete LOL
It's so cool! You did a fantastic job
kiddykit Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2005   Digital Artist know Masashi san did not really base him on a genious...most do not watch tv....they read books or sleep too much....hey , it's tough when nobody understands what you are sayin' to 'em....i should know....:P
also...i really like this drawing.....i do not draw the characters entire body so i do not get a chance to draw the feet ... nice job though....(check out my gallery please mouse-san:) )also....the expression on his face looks like he has huge worries...even Masashi's are kinda like that......:)
Enjoumou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome pic, I love the look on his face :XD: soooooo bored ^_^V
spacechicken814 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005
rock on
i love your mouse icon btw
ShaolinWood Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005
Sweeet work.
I love the color and the mix of traditional and modern.
Renoa-Heartilly Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004   Digital Artist
:XD: cute toes shika chan :flirty:
mojaam Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004
If it aint my favorite lazy chunin :). Love his expression/
luckyiota Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004
wow @o@ really like how this looks! the angle and tint of green! stunning image ^0^ LOL how causal and interesting =D
Shoryuu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
w00t!! Shikamaru is the S**T, he's definitely one of my favorit characters. I like the angle of the pic and the way you colored it.
Xenogin Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2004
..such a great use of prospective and its shikamaru one of my faves! great job!
AniKawashima Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my favorite nin! :heart: ^.^ He's great. really suiting picture you've made :nod:
BuuWho Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa your style is pretty damn cool! I love his expression :D sweet chair too! :aww:
sora-ko Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004
Hehehe... I bet he nicked Mr. Potato from Chouji ^__^
keirin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004
Woot, Shika! ^^

He's one of my favourites, aweeesome work. O_O I looove that expression.

PS your avatar is soooo cute!!
fancy-free Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004
lol his ears remind me of a ferret's :3


sarahlee159 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004
He looks a bit older in this piccy XD
Everyones gots ta lov the lazy good for nothing genius genin ninja SHIKAMARU!!!
Nice job~
splif Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004
Nice drawing, refreshing colourscheme.
Good job.
zkoegul Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004
Well... That's Shikamaru... Just want to know WHAT he's watching... o‘
Majiro Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2004
shikamaru ish one of my FAVORITE characters in naruto!~ *lufffs j00* :glomp:
calaveraspain Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great perspective, you control this colouring technique really well :)
Rhun Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004
Mr. Potato!

How cool ^_^ Green green, mono-color-ish. The shadow's cool looking, and he looks kinda like "grrr", like he's not quite enjoying whatever he's watching.
SpiffyBug Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004
once again, a very nice line drawing. heh heh Looks like he stole some of Choji's chips. :)
DarkPenguin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004
I much prefer coloring and spend more time on it than the drawing, as well.

Anywho, hes a very unique character and you depicted him well, especially being as you had no reference. Great work as usual. The only true crit I could give ( if you were wanting any ) is the bottom of the foot that is resting on the knee. But it could just be me.
Pokki-chan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004
shika's so awesome *wishes she had that IQ*
bottle-of-fish Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004
you drew that linework with a tablet O_O well done old bean
wredwrat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004  Professional Filmographer
I've now found that it's easier for me to draw on tablet instead of paper, boohoo that's very sad... T___T
bottle-of-fish Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004
O_O you're joking... theres just no way..
kohei-iwasa Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004
My gawd! Grown-up Shikamaru!
Tablet art is great!
lazesummerstone Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
my gosh, you're a wonderful wonderful person! I love this, the perspective, the expression, the colors. Yum!
wredwrat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, glad you like! :)
MayYeo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004  Professional Filmographer
Woa, really cool for not using reference ^^
* Envies you *
I like the perspective used and the asshole expression! It does not have color but still pretty good!
wredwrat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004  Professional Filmographer
LOL! :D Asshole expression, that's the best description I've read yet ever. ^__^ Thanks, glad ye like !
ninamo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
Goddamn it. I am NOT going to +fav your entire gallery, no matter how many things you post to tempt me.
I am really digging your monochrome series, and I don't think your drawing ability is in any way inferior to your coloring. In fact, it was your draftsmanship that first attracted me to your gallery. Don't get me wrong, I adore the way you color! It's just, you know, have some faith in yourself. Or something.

I'm so glad that Sasuke chasing arc is over. We finally get to see the other nin again.
wredwrat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, I'm really glad you like them. :blush:
Yeah, and finally Sakura gets to learn something useful! I've been rather upset at her lack of action throughout the series so far, but at least that'll be remedied now. ^__^
Nilichan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
Haha thats really like Shikamaru XD Great tablet draweing, wish I was that good with a tablet
fiercejarad Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
awesome shika dude! love the feet.
stoic1985 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004   Traditional Artist
Awesome perspective! You actually manage to pull it off and make it work for you.. my perspective drawing is so bad. >: Liked the way you draw feet, the couch, his expression and the most of all, his eating chips. Reminds me of Chouji and the current manga arc. *sniffles*

XD Keep rawkin'!
Musefreak Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
ohh oh ..THATS AWESOME!! nice angle
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