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Kabuto: Reborn by Yakushi--Kabuto Kabuto: Reborn by Yakushi--Kabuto
And so...out from darkness, into the light, I crawl, on hands, knees, belly... stripped bare of chains of glory, painfully aware that many trials still remain, and not knowing, not knowing...


I don't know if I can count all the layers of symbolism I came up with while making this one. Please enjoy them all!

Kabuto Yakushi is (c) Masashi Kishimoto
Pic belongs to :iconyakushi--kabuto:

let me know if you have a themesong suggestion.
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:icononlykamei:
onlykamei Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
This one is amazing :wow:
and those dragon eyes.. just wow.
Love the idea.. everything :aww:
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
thank you!
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:iconlarayadracomshu:
LarayaDracomshu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
did you check out Madara's wood dragon yet? .....it looks like Gonzo from the Muppets.
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
i saw it XD very strange
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:iconlarayadracomshu:
LarayaDracomshu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was laughing out of disbelief and happiness that dragon reminded me of Gonzo XD
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
XD nice
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:iconlarayadracomshu:
LarayaDracomshu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, btw, Orochimaru is possibly still alive. Trolling son of a bitch XD after all that time he still lives lol
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:iconudeservedforthat:
UDeservedForThat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Need help Kabuto? *gives him a towel to cover himself*
Isn't it some kind of reincarnation? Or just a symbol of going back to the begining?
I Think that this song will suit (coz of the video. watch it carefully and you will understand ;) ) [link]
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:icontsuki222:
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Great symbolism, interesting that when Orochimaru did a draconic transformation, he used the 8-braches technique, and transformed into Yamata no Orochi, a demonic destructive dragon. But Kabuto used the Dragon Sage technique, and became similar to a classic Chinese Dragon, a benevolent demi-god. Could this be already a sign of his possible redemption?
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
thank you very much! we'll see i guess!
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:iconsakura845:
Sakura845 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
It's BEAUTIFUL like all your art *sniff* for the song suggestion, what about 'Jumper' by Third Eye Blind? lyrics: [link]
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
thank you! I'll check it out!
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:iconsakura845:
Sakura845 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
;)
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:iconthe-lost-hope:
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Really cool. No other words.
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
thanks!
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:iconthe-lost-hope:
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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:iconthewritersrevenge:
TheWritersRevenge Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Writer
So much symbol, so much win.
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
thanks!
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:iconyanagi-no-yume:
Yanagi-no-Yume Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Poor Kabuto, it's like his life is an endless line of "now what?"s.
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
yeah...
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:icondorianecgordon:
DorianECGordon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There's something slightly strange with Kabuto's right arm: it seems a bit innatural. Having said that, the colouring and the shadows are marvellous, and I love symbolic pictures! Very nice!
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
i agree with you about that arm, alas XP but thanks!
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:iconlynx-kitten-ari:
Lynx-Kitten-ARI Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
IS HE REALLY BACK!!! No Matter Is HE, YOU SAVE MY DAY!!!
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
XD haha, yeah!
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:iconthe-lost-hope:
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Very cool.
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
thanks!
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:iconthe-lost-hope:
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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:iconracerabbit:
racerabbit Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Im scared and facinated at the same time O.o
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
XD good?
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:iconracerabbit:
racerabbit Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Quite ^_^ Since it brings out strong emotions, its a very good artwork :)
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:iconblackhat10:
BlackHat10 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I think Kabs is gunna needa showa after this XD
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
XD yeah
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:iconcamilia-chan:
Camilia-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creepy but very well-drawn
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconcamilia-chan:
Camilia-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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:iconelfjune:
elfjune Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
I also wanted to do the 'joy' thing but this board won't let me do two pics in one post. [You did this really quickly after the comic.]
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:iconelfjune:
elfjune Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
The dragon is awesome. :winner: The body almost looks never ending. It is missing the tip of one horn like Kabuto's old dragon self and it's eyes look almost harmless and lifeless but the back legs are definitely operational and up. It looks like one of the 'whiskers' is tring to hold Kabuto's arm too. I like the hair on the dragon.The mouth is very well done, all that red. Looks like raw flesh. The teeth are very, very sharp. don't think Kabuto will get out of that mouth unscathed. The saliva is gross. But I guess no more gross then when Oro comes out of the snake's mouth. You drew Kabu with his glasses on so at least he can see in front of him. If he didn't have them on, could he see well enough to know where he was? [It's been someone else's lifetime since I took literature so my ability to see symbolism at the first glance is wasted.]
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
you see a lot of important details there, actually! really good eye you have! you're the first to pick up on the relevancy of the dragon's posture :) good job
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:iconelfjune:
elfjune Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
You made me feel good, thank you! :clap:
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:iconitachifan-girl:
Itachifan-girl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
nice
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
thanks!
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:iconitachifan-girl:
Itachifan-girl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ur welcome
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Great
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
thanks!
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:iconkiamara:
kiamara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Happy Un-Birthday Kabu-CHAN!!!
Four eyes...I don't remeber anyone calling him that in the manga...But someone should have...It's a great Clique...
And responding/Contintueing :iconmiss-evening: rant ,their is actually a pariste out there that eats it's hosts tongue off and attaches itself in it's place, eating whatever it's host does...In a twisted sort of way...Kabuto looks kind of like that...
(That paristite only attaches itself to fish I think...)
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
well, they do in the american version, i think. jiriya calls him that during the sannin battle. and uwa, that sounds creepy to me XD
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:iconkiamara:
kiamara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
yeah they kinda make me want to lose my lunch staring at them...:icondizzyplz:
[link]
thats a link to an article about them ...
Huzzah 4 Jiriya! :heart:
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
freaking scary bastard...
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:iconakunei:
Akunei Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mr. Artist you are amazing ; 3 ;'

-steals your coloring skills-
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:iconyakushi--kabuto:
Yakushi--Kabuto Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
X3 thank you
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