Naruto Children Group, mostly small pen sketches on notebook cept pencil sketches on sketchbook of Sasuke and Neji. I liked how naruto turned out the best.
The biggest trick that this one had is to make then look in some proximity to a 12 year old especially Sshikamaru and Neji. :/
Edit: Updated for Kyuubi Naruto. Why? Because I like characters that have beserk versions of themselves >: D.
Edit2: Updated for Tenten, Tenten, Ino, Rock Lee, and Chouji(Stage 3). I have a lil to say about them:
Rock Lee: Nothing much special here. I wanted to normalize his "unique" eyes somewhat but still retain a little bit of its feeling.
Chouji: I never thought much of this character but when he took the third pill I thought he looked pretty cool(Thin mode
). I tried to give a shriveled, wrinkled look to his face as to make him look a bit drained. Don't know if that worked :/.
Ino: I never thought too much of her as a character. Bad personally and not particually pretty either. And thats why this rendition turned out bad also.
Tenten: Why are there 2 Tentens? The one on the bottom right corner was the one i started first but then I went back online(I did most of these on the margins of notebooks in class while I was bored) I saw how inaccurate it was to the character. Tenten was a lot sharper looking than what I first depicted, as I thought it looked like XiangFei from the first one. So I redid it.
Furthermore I what I have to add is, when I see fanart I like to see the artist incorperate some of the more subtle features of the character rather than basing the likeness solely on hair, clothes, markings and etc. An example is you can see that Tenten's eyebrows are close to the eyes and sharp(unlike flat like Hinata). Also the eyes peak in the middle similar to Sakura in way (Hinata, Ino, Kurenai=flat|Tsunade=angle out). Also her nose is slightly closer to the mouth than other characters. Anyhow to keep it short thats what I like to see in fanart. But for this to be successful it requires careful and unique character design on part of the original artist. For artists like Kishimoto or that Bleach artist, it's relatively easier as their characters are not soley based on beauty but when you get to artists like CLAMP it gets relatively difficult as the facial features become indistinct.