A man can only take so much, even if freedom means DEATH... This is most definitely the darkest piece of art I've ever done, and is based on a yet unpublished fanfiction of the same name. Naruto, scarred but defiant...
ARTIST: Lady Flame
GENRE: Fanart - Naruto - Dark
IMAGE TYPE: Traditional/Digital
PUBLISHED: 11 May 2004 (revised 27 June 2004)
ARCHIVED: deviantART & y!Gallery
This is most definitely the darkest piece of art I've ever done, and is based on a yet unpublished fanfiction of the same name. it's an Alternate Universe piece which starts after the battle at the 'Valley of the End'.
Sasuke goes over to Orochimaru, and Naruto is captured and treated as a 'whipping boy', tortured and abused for the amusement of others, when Naruto is given to Sasuke as a perverse 18th birthday present, an old relationship is renewed, and a pact is made between the two rivals, because a man can only take so much, even if freedom means DEATH...
This is also the first time I've ever drawn anyone from behind, and the title was deliberately chosen for it's double meaning, first because we are seeing Naruto's back covered in scars and scabs from being whipped, and second for the actual meaning of the word; when something is wound tight, and it snaps, the ends whip back, and can cause considerable damage, this is called backlash...
Drawn and coloured in pencil, The background was created using outer glow with added noise over a plain black background; the border was created using halo; and for the actual pic I used satin and emboss with 2 layers to create a more 3D effect then Stroke was used over everything, the outline of the subject wasn't clean, and had some specks of dirt, but the effect with stroke was quite nice, so I didn't clean it up ;P
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