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Six paths of Pain by cabal-art Six paths of Pain by cabal-art
It's the second week in a row that the newly released episode of the Naruto series contains a picture I simply *have to* do in vector format.

After Itachi waiting for Sasuke at the Uchiha's hideout, we got to see the "six paths of Pain" (we now have to wait a few more weeks to know what that actually means).

This one took me a long time to do because I did it entirely in Xara Xtreme and it was only my second illustration done with that software. No better way to learn than the hard way, right? :)

Amazingly enough the hardest of the 6 characters was spiky head. For whatever reason I was picturing him with a completely white skin, probably because the guy apparently has his face directly on his neck and no ears (what the heck?). Problem was that no matter what I tried he always ended up looking like a snowman or Snoopy from Peanuts. In the end I reverted back to giving him a flesh tone. The other trick with that guy was to break my usual rule and give him a mouth: there's just something in his smirk that makes the whole difference (the character is always shown smiling in the manga so far).

I broke a few other rules such as giving a nose to fiery hair guy (since only Yahiko has a name so far in the manga I had to come up with my own names for them, not very original as you can see :))

Finally, I went away from the apparently common idea amongst Naruto fans that all six of the characters share the same hair color as Yahiko. I most certainly will be proven wrong in my choice of colors when the cartoon catches up with the manga but I stand by my choice until then. Let me know what you think :)

**UPDATE** Thanks to :icondosu: to point out that we actually do know that 5 of the 6 incarnations of Pain have orange hair. So I was proven wrong and here is an updated version :)
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Biggestmidnafan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
why you always do the chiksuarodo pain's first body? -- SPOILER -- its been killed by ero sennin and replaced by a girl, i want to see her too!
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cabal-art Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This illustration is based on the first time the six paths showed up in the manga. I had completely forgotten there was a new one later in the manga, thanks for the idea :)
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AkatsukiRobert Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
That is the best chibi pain ive ever seen.
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cabal-art Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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AkatsukiRobert Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Not a prob, TBH i havnt seen better, ive seen others i like, but this is just great the style...it just flows.
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Chaos-TheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
they wish they were intimidating like this lol
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cabal-art Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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Chaos-TheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
lol
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Terryl13Yrs Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
awesome
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cabal-art Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you liked it!
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Terryl13Yrs Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
ur other bubble work is awesome as well
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cabal-art Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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pmandev Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
:D
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cabal-art Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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arweneressea Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
cool :D
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cabal-art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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akatsuki06fr Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Glad to see something like this 8"3

It's a good idea to do that !!

bravo ^^

and you're welcome ^^
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akatsuki06fr Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
sooo cute :3

they are so cute ^^
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cabal-art Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked them :)
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Dubtiger Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
This is exploding with awesomeness.
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:iconcabal-art:
cabal-art Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Specter-Von-Baren Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Heh heh, awesome! And you're right, having Sein (Smiley Pein) not smiling really does take something from him.
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cabal-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's a weird one for sure. Looking forward to seeing what he's capable of :)
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ricefarmer2007 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
genius!
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cabal-art Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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dpghost Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
aww it's the cutest thing I've ever seen :love:
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cabal-art Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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dpghost Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
no probem :D
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Dosu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww. This is soooo cute!!!

We already do know that four of them for sure have orange hair, though. Yahiko Pein was shown on the cover of 317 and then pony tail, long hair, and fatty Pein were all shown with orange hair on the first page of 377. That only leaves the old looking one and chances are that his hair is also orange. ^_______^

I must fav anyway!!!!! XD
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cabal-art Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Darn... thanks for the info! I knew I was going to be proven wrong before long. Now I need to make an updated version :)
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Dosu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcomes~!

I must say it again! This is so cute!!!
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Overlord-Uoru Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
nice! :D
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cabal-art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you liked it :)
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