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Naruto - Sadness and Sorrow by FoxxFireArt Naruto - Sadness and Sorrow by FoxxFireArt
This image is based on that rather emotional song that is played in the Naruto series called, "Sadness and Sorrow".

None of the characters appear in this image, but the environments are based on certain turning points in the character's lives.

Naruto- The swing Naruto sat in while he watched all the families congratulate their kids on graduating.
Sakura- In the forest of death where she felt so helpless and cut her own hair.
Sasuke- This is the entrance to the Uchiha clan after the massacre.

While coloring and drawing this I pretty much listened to the song "Sadness and Sorrow" in a loop to keep me in the proper mood. I'm starting to feel like I need therapy now.
If you are interested this is sized to be a wallpaper for 1024x768
This was about 3 days work I believe. I mostly worked on this during bits of free time from commissions. The image is hand drawn and colored using Paintshop Pro Vr7.

I'm not sure what kind of reaction this image will get. Seeing as this picture is more about the environments and no character appears. I hope you enjoy this image and I look forward to any comments someone would like to add.
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:icon18skorpina:
18skorpina Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My mom's logic when she saw this: "Don't come close to the swing cause I'll rip your hair out and then they'll call the FBI...
CRYING!!
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Kyoko-Akushi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Ne, ne~ tell your mum that I'll be more than happy to steal her talent of... dunno how to call it. 😄
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18skorpina Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heeheehee, I'll be sure to let her know that her talent of "something" will be stolen!
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:iconfoxxfireart:
FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Professional Artist
That honestly took me a minute.
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:icon18skorpina:
18skorpina Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have no idea how stunned I was when she said that to me
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Kyoko-Akushi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Wow...
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:iconfoxxfireart:
FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you.
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:iconfineas-acertiamino:
Fineas-Acertiamino Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
Awesome. Great drawing.
Without reading a word I got what you wanted to convey.
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you. That was part of the goal. Giving a feeling of the characters' emotions without ever seeing them.
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RandomPerson1310 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
This concept is pretty brilliant, excellent job.

I couldn't help but giggle at the differences from Sakura's experience to the other two. Naruto's went through loneliness and failure. Sasuke went through betrayal and tragedy. Sakura... had to sacrifice being pretty. Relativity does play a concept here as the moment when she cut her hair was when she realized she wasn't living up to her potential as a ninja and would have to sacrifice certain values to do that. Thinking about it, though, the moment here was actually a triumphant one for Sakura. I don't feel she really went through any "tragic" event that could equally be compared to Sasuke and Naruto.
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you. She gave up more that being pretty. She had to put aside her pride and sense of superiority. It's just unfortunate that Kishimoto never gave her anything more than superficial growth. As the series concluded, I really noticed some rather remarkable sexist tones to the female cast as a whole.
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RandomPerson1310 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
I wouldn't really call it sexist. Tamari was always one of the best characters in terms of... character. And as much as Sakura, Ino and Hinata had major crushes, Naruto and Lee were just as lovestruck. It's just that the story focused way too much on Naruto, Sasuke and their enemies at the end. Most everyone else became useless by then, or their point was to help Naruto and Sasuke. When you have a show where woman already aren't abundant, which isn't that far-fetched in a show about an occupation that is essentially the army (not that woman can't fight, just that historically speaking, war was a male dominated field), and almost all characters become useless save the main ones, who are both male, naturally the female percentage of uselessness will be higher than the males.
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SkyAzura Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Kishimoto said he never really planned something for Sakura. I really think he should've made at least a back story though, being one of the main characters and all. Some side characters have had it much better than her.
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RandomPerson1310 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
I don't mind Sakura not having a tragic backstory, that could make a great foil if written correctly, but it adds to the long list of reasons of why her character just can't compare with her teammates. She was put right next to Naruto and Sasuke but just didn't measure up in any way possible.
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SkyAzura Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah that's true. I feel like there was almost no development on her part. She doesn't necessarily have to have a tragic backstory, but any backstory of some sort would've been okay. I feel like I know almost nothing about her.
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Dikoleo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
100% agree. 
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scorpgoku Featured By Owner Edited Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow ... ! It's amazing how a picture can describe a complete story .. Incredible ! :)
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you. I was aiming to create an emotional reaction through the audiences memories.
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mollaroo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
IM SCREAMING THIS IS SO GOOD OMGMSNFHDOFNFNFJDJD it's so sad AAAH ;-;
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you.
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:iconmollaroo:
mollaroo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome <3
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Dyrnax Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is actually a really cool idea, drawing attention to the events that made the characters who they are ^_^
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you. That was the basic idea.
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Obito-Uchiha13 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist
Wow! This is outstanding! :D You don't need characters to get a point across. I really am in love with the colors you chose. They fit so well together and flow nicely. I'll have to check out your other works as well! :) Keep up the fantastic work!
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:iconfoxxfireart:
FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you. It was an interesting test of invoking character emotion without ever showing the characters.
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Obito-Uchiha13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist
Keep up the fantastic work! :D
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Luciandra-Michaelis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great. if i could suggest something, maybe try changing the color of the line art to a color a few shades darker than the object for the background to make the foreground pop a bit.
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:iconfoxxfireart:
FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Artist
Go look through my views. This is by far one of my more popular images. Nothing needs changing.
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Luciandra-Michaelis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
uh okay... as i said it was a light suggestion (that also praised your work btw) and i gave reasoning as to how it could work for you.
no reason to get all snooty. also, when i pointed out changing line colors, that didnt mean this work specifically. just something i was pointing out you could try sometime.
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Artist
It's just a good rule of thumb that you don't tell an artist what they should change about their art work unless they're asking for that sort of input. It's the equivalent of walking up to someone on the street and telling them how to dress.
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Luciandra-Michaelis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
which is why i used non commital "if i could" and "maybe" which indicated that it wasnt a big deal if
you werent cool with me saying so. i cant take a million years to dictate every little thing i say so
i dont ruffle any feathers. i suppose a clearer way i meant it was "hey, if you feel like it, maybe try this sometime"
but its whatever. again, i did not say you should change your art, nor did i say you should change this piece.
i know i wouldnt get flustered over someone saying something basically the same like:
"wow your work is great! maybe sometime you could try this ______"
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jns701 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd be in so much pain too if I got a terrible haircut like Sakura. It's a rock fact! 
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NekomataTenshi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
made my day! hahahhaa Creepy stare 
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AshiroAl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol. Naruto lost his parrents and he was treated like dirt. Sasuke lost his parrents because of his brother and he`s out for revenge...Sakura lost her hair...th..that`s it.
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Artist
The hair was symbolic of her tossing aside her vanity and changing who she was as a person. Sadly, Kishimoto never gave more anything more than superficial growth.
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kwendynew Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do not underestimate struggle of the maiden's heart... Or at least don't say it so she can hear it.
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AshiroAl Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow...so much struggle in being useless...Sorry doe. She is useless compared to Sasuke or Naruto. She`s always talking about how she wants not to be helpless...but she fails.
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kwendynew Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eternal fate of shonen action female semi-lead character.
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AshiroAl Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meh..
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Wyldkat123 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Kunai
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:iconfoxxfireart:
FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Artist
Yes, that is a kunai.
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InkOfSpades Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I dislike it how a lot of people forget how much pain some naruto characters went through, real or not there are similar situations out there. This hit home man, thanks for the awesome pic <3
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks. It's one of my more popular pictures.
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Hylla-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Great job! With the music playing in the background, this picture makes me feel so.....Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 
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motionlessinhell Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Artist
Amazing :)
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:iconfoxxfireart:
FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks.
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motionlessinhell Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student Artist
no problem 
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KikaHyuga Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014   General Artist
Omg.....so good. I just can't believe my eyes. It might be one of the greatest things I've seen.
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:iconfoxxfireart:
FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks a lot. It's appreciated, but you may want to get out more. There's a lot better stuff out there in the world.
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KikaHyuga Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015   General Artist
I try but, my mom is very protective.
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