Tuesday, August 18, 2009

How to draw naruto?

  1. Step1

    Draw the head of Naruto with a circle. Attach a triangular shape to the bottom of the head to create the chin. Draw the guideline for the face across the circle and chin. Do this by drawing a vertical line down the center of the face. Draw a horizontal line across the middle of the face. Draw the chest with a large cylinder. Attach a circle on the upper left and right corners of the chest to create the shoulder guidelines. Add the upper arm guidelines with a straight line.

  2. Step2

    Draw the headband of Naruto with a rectangular shape across the top section of his head. Add the eyes on the horizontal guideline with two oval shapes that come to a slight point on the inside corner. Add a circle within a circle to the center of each eye to create the iris and pupils. Add the nose with an "L" shape below the eyes. Add a curved line to the right of the "L" shape to show one of Naruto's nostrils. Draw the mouth with a slightly curved line just below the nose. Create the neck with two curved lines coming from the bottom left and right side of his face and connecting to the top of his shoulders.

  3. Step3

    Create the spiked hair of Naruto with triangular shapes around the top of his head. Add Naruto's characteristic facial scars with three small, diagonal lines on each side of his face. Add the insignia to this headband with a rectangular shape. Inside this shape draw a small spiral and attach a triangle to he bottom left corner of the spiral. Attach a diagonal line to the upper right corner of the spiral. Draw the excess headband material flowing from behind Naruto's head by drawing two bands that curve out from the left side of this face and down to his chest. Draw the turtleneck-style overshirt with a rectangle across the bottom half of his neck.

  4. Step4

    Erase all of the overlapping guidelines on the drawing of Naruto. Ink the entire illustration with a black ink pen. Let the ink dry and erase your pencil strokes.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Bibliography for: "Kishimoto, Masashi. The art of Naruto; Uzumaki"

KISHIMOTO, Masashi. The art of Naruto; Uzumaki. Viz. 148p. illus, c2007 978-1421514079. $19.99. (hardcover) JS

This volume contains 75 full-color images from Naruto, the popular manga series that totals 27 volumes (with more on the way). A brightly lit Naruto appears on the front cover; his rival Sasuke graces the back cover clad in dark, somber colors. Most of the images are from the magazine Shonen Jump; some manga covers are included. Each image includes a short annotation by Kishimoto, Naruto's creator; these are located at the back of the book and include a small portrait as well as the page number where the larger, full-page image can be found (there are several two-page images, also). These annotations are non-technical and detail the image's back-story and what the author thinks of the final result. There is also a guide to how Kishimoto draws Naruto, which includes the various pens, pencils and markers used, as well as a short interview (which I would have liked to be longer).

If Naruto is popular at your library, The Art of Naruto is definitely worth purchasing. Most of the images are Shonen Jump and manga covers, so the characters pose a lot. Many Naruto regulars make appearances here, including Sakura, Jiraiya, Gamabuntu, Gaara, Kakashi with his Ninja dogs, and Orochimaru. If you know who Gamabunta is you should either purchase this volume for yourself or see a doctor. The Art of Naruto contains imagery that may be frightening to very small children. Highly recommended for libraries where Naruto is popular. George Galuschak YA Libn., Montvale PL, Montvale, NJ

Friday, August 14, 2009

Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel

Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel is the second feature-length animated film starring the popular manga character Naruto, a brash, headstrong, passionate youth determined to prove himself the best ninja in the world. Sent on a seemingly run-of-the-mill mission to return a lost ferret to its owner along with his teacher Shikamaru and female classmate Sakura, Naruto becomes entangled in the machinations of a ruthless invading force and its loyal front-lines warrior Temujin. Though the attackers claim to be founding a utopia that will spread peace to the world, their merciless quest for the stone of Gelel has already brought them into fierce conflict with Sand Ninja Kankuro and Gaara! It's an all-out battle not only to survive, but to separate truth from lies in this action-packed epic adventure. A two-disc set, Legend of the Stone of Gelel is in 16:9 anamorphic widescreen and includes director's audio commentary, as well as over sixty minutes of extra content and a colorful collector's booklet. A must-see for fans of shonen anime! 95 minutes plus special features, color.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sasuke's Characteristics

Name: Uchiha Sasuke
Age: 13
Birthday: 23 July
Zodiac: Cancer
Rank: Genin
From: Leaf
Teacher: Kakashi
Teammates: Uzumaki Naruto, Haruno Sakura
Family: Uchiha Itachi (elder brother)
Favourite technique:
Grand Fireball Technique

Background: Sole survivor of the Uchiha clan when his elder brother went on a killing rampage.

The Deal with him:
Sasuke was a regular adorable ninja student with big dreams of being an excellent ninja like his elder brother. But after Itachi killed their family and screwed up his mind to "live in an unsightly way", Sasuke became cool, and calls himself an 'avenger', whose purpose in life was to kill his brother. For some obscure reason, that made all the girls at the academy fall in love with him.

Sasuke first started to use his Sharingan when he fought against Haku with Naruto at Wave Country. His pretty eyes and body attracted the liking of Orochimaru, who wishes to take over his body after he became truly strong. To show his admiration, Orochimaru left a cursed seal after delightfully sinking his fangs into Sasuke's neck, which Kakashi sealed, but threatens to unleash everytime Sasuke gets excited in a fight.

After engaging in a precarious fight with Naruto, Sasuke felt inferior as he seemed not to be improving as much as Naruto. Orochimaru took the chance to send the Sound 4 ninjas to convince Sasuke to leave the Leaf village to seek more power from Orochimaru. Thus, Sasuke abandoned Konoha (Sakura's endless whining might have helped him decide to leave in a hurry) and is on his way to the Sound village.

Sakura's Characteristics

Name: Haruno Sakura
Age: 13
Birthday: 28 March
Zodiac: Aries
Rank: Genin
From: Leaf
Teacher: Hatake Kakashi
Teammates: Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke
Best friend and rival : Yamanaka Ino
Most heard phrase:
"Sasuke-kun" (irritating smile)

Background: Female from Team 7. Has a big forehead.

The Deal with her:
Quoting Shikamaru, Sakura is "a female ninja with no special talent". Her job is to hang around battle scenes getting in the way, yelling "Sasuke-kun!" and pissing viewers off. The pink haired nin is also schizophrenic with Inner Sakura being the only interesting thing about her (hell yea!)

Sakura loves Sasuke (who hates her) and hates Naruto (who loves her). She had the longest crush on Sasuke since she was little and fell out with best friend Ino because she liked Sasuke too (sheesh they both need to get a life).

When Sakura was little, she was quiet and shy and often teased about her big forehead. Ino became her friend and taught her to be more confident. As they grew older, Sakura felt she was living in Ino's shadow and grew competitive with her, especially after knowing Ino liked Sasuke too. The first time we see Sakura actually fight was in the Chuunin exams when the Sound ninjas tried to kill Sasuke. In the final exams preliminaries, Sakura tied with Ino.

naruto's characteristic

Name: Uzumaki Naruto
Age: 13
Birthday: 10 October
Zodiac: Libra
Rank: Genin
From: Leaf
Teacher: Umino Iruka, Hatake Kakashi, Jiraiya
Teammates: Uchiha Sasuke, Haruno Sakura
Ultimate jutsu : Sexy no jutsu
To surpass all previous Hokages and have the village acknowledge him.

Background: 13 years ago, a great nine-tailed demon fox aka Kyuubi attacked the Village of the Leaf. In order to save the village, the 4th hokage sealed the demon fox in a newborn baby's body and sacrificed himself to suffer endlessly in Death's stomach. The baby was Naruto.

The Deal with him: Even though Naruto was only the vessel to trap the Kyuubi, the village saw him as the demon itself and everybody hated and ostracised him. Thus Naruto grew up lonely, friendless and determined to make his mark one day as the greatest hokage so everybody would acknowledge him.

The first few who acknowledged Naruto were the 3rd hokage, Iruka and Konohamaru (who was totally awed by Naruto's ingenious sexy no jutsu). Who Naruto really wished would acknowledge him then was Sakura, his crush. But Sakura was totally infatuated with Sasuke because he was oh-so-cool and that was one of the reasons Naruto became fierce rivals with Sasuke.

Besides being a ninja, one of his jobs is also to reach out to people like him who had a troubled childhood (eg. Haku, Inari and Gaara).

Naruto harassed the perverted Jiraiya into training him for the final Chuunin exams and the 2 grew rather fond of each other (father-and-son way not the perverted way!!).

Naruto also technically saved Konoha by saving Tsunade from Kabuto, and touched Tsunade enough to be convinced that she should be the 5th hokage.

Besides mastering a high level jounin technique (the kage bunshin), the summoning technique and rasengan, Naruto also has a secret technique which never failed to 'defeat' his enemy before. That's the sexy no jutsu and the higher level harem no jutsu.