Naruto Tribute - Tendo - The Six Paths Of Pain - ペイン六道 Pein Rikudō
I'm fairly happy ( excited in fact
) today because I have finished the three illustrations I wanted to do as a tribute to the fabulous work Masashi Kishimoto
is doing with Naruto
So here is Pein
. Pein is a very special character in Naruto. Don't read after if you don't wanna get spoiled
First let me introduce the Akatsuki
: A criminal organization composed of ten high-level ninja that have defected from their village of origin. The Akatsuki goal is to take control over the nine powerful tailed daemons so that they can dominate over the world and stop the endless ninja wars.
Pein is the Akatsuki leader, the only thing we see from him in the development of the story is Deva Pain ( The character I actually did ). Pein has the Rinnegan
, the unique eye technique possessed by the Sage of the Six Paths ( He was said to have created the Moon with it ).
At some point, Jiraya ( One the "Legendary Three Ninja" and master of Naruto ) will do a recon mission to the Rain Village with the purpose of gathering informations about Pein. At the price of his life he will discover that Pein has not one avatar but six of them. He is in fact an entity composed of 6 bodies, each one with different abilities.
The character I chose for my images is Tendo ( Deva Pain ).
I have planned to do the 6 Pein but considering the time I took to do one, I'll postpone that for later
If you wanna to know more about that story, I can only recommend you watching the anime !
Notice that I took a lot of liberties in term of appearance, and the Jutsus depicted are not accurate or whatever. If I wanted to be 100% accurate it would be a NPR contour rendering. Also the grading is not meant to be coherent between the images.
Everything done with Arnold of course
So here are the pictures :
Tendo in a devastated street of Konoha ( There is Naruto's house in the background
Tendo middle of what's left of Konoha after he used the Shinra Tensei Jutsu.
Tendo with the forming sphere from the Chibaku Tensei Jutsu.
and here are the Sets, without the depth of field ( and different grading )
and finally my avatar ( now you understand where it was coming from :] ) :
This is my first revision of Tendo, in the future, when it will be easier to handle cloth, rig and hair, I'll upgrade the character and do his friends
Credits goes also to Bob Groothuis who gave me his wonderfull IBL Sets that were used to light the scenes and for the skies : http://www.bobgroothuis.com/
Credits also to my girlfriend that gave me ideas and the necessary stand back when you have the head in the handlebar
Hope you have the same fun watching those pictures than the one I had doing them ( Even if it was very exhausting ).
PS : I'll add various ZBrush, XSI scene shots, etc ... tomorrow or a bit later this week.