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So while I was procrastinating I did some quick recolors; if a redesign of the hoodie is necessary, I can do that, but I figured I’d start with these.

These are great! I am most fond of bottom left but bottom right is also very good. I’m a bit wary of the top two mostly because of the similarities to Mitsuki might be too prevalent, but the bottom ones are different enough that they’re safe.

Okay but… here are some online dollmaker “photos” of each member of Team Medic as genin and as chuunin. 

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Wow, that first hairstyle for Jiro is remarkably close! Although I’m disappointed there wasn’t a bandanna option for Youbirin.

Not sure how much I like that haircut for Chuunin!Jiro, though. I don’t mind him getting a haircut, but I don’t think an undercut’s really the look for him. Maybe something like… 

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Ooh! Yes… your chuunin!Jiro haircut is much better than mine! I’d be hesitant to do the across the nose scar (since it’s very reminiscent of Iruka-sensei… unless that’s what you wanted?). I also kind of…

Do you think Jiro’s new jacket is reminiscent of Masumi-sensei’s? As a sort of homage–also still in line with loyalty to people not a place… 

I don’t really know what we want for Masumi-sensei, but maybe something like this?

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The thing with the Jacket might work. And I agree with Masumi’s bun, but I pictured her with black hair and glasses. The glasses are absolutely necessary because she needs to the scary maniacal glasses-light-flare-thing. Because she can’t be a mad scientist-type without that.

And I hadn’t really intended him to be Iruka-esque, I was just trying to find alternate placements for the scar and that one wasn’t intrusive. And one over the eye would have been too Kakashi, and over the cheek would almost conflict with the scruff I was giving him. Maybe instead of being across the bridge of his nose it’s diagonal across the middle of his face? Like he dodged backwards instead of to the side kind of scar.

Diagonal across the face works well, I think. Because it invokes a far more desperate situation than an across the nose? Like he didn’t have the ability to do more than a basic healing on himself before going back into the fray–or it was such a chaotic battle that he couldn’t concentrate enough to make it a neat heal. I like the idea that of the three Jiro is the least traditional healer–like, yes he’s still a medic, of course, that’s what he’s trained for, but his genius in the medical field is because he’s such a non-traditional healer. His defibrillator hands? No one would think to electrocute their own patient–who does that?

So while he does pick up the healing jutsu quickly (not as quickly as Sakura, of course) he would rather figure out how to alter it than to complete perfect the original… maybe?

To be entirely fair to Jiro, the idea to electrocute the patient is largely based on the well-known fact that electricity can effect muscle movement, either stimulating it or preventing it. So the logical jump to using it to jump-start the heart is still a jump but not terrible. Or at least, not that terrible.

Later on, his medical focus turns towards the brain, because it’s electrical sparks across billions of neurons in the head. Or, also possible, he finds other ways and methods to do things, like his defibrillator hands. In fact, electrcity can be used for short-term alleviation of pain. Also, I feel like he has to eventually come up with a pacemaker seal. He’s not a sealmaster but having a seal made to help people’s hearts beating with electricity sounds like something he’d do.

Add in some other elements, and you can have Wind to aid breathing, Water to disinfect wounds and distribute medicine… Actually those two are probably the best things, so one or both can finish up his elemental affinities.

Actually, giving him sealing could actually help set his medical practice from Sakura and Youbirin. While his battle style is still heavy lightning, having medical seals – like the pacemaker seal and maybe a similar one for anemic patients using water or earth – could really differentiate him. But that’s just a thought…

Also, now that I have a tiny bit of time:

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Chuunin!Jiro and Masumi-sensei look great! 😀

I wonder if, since seals don’t start off as his specialty, maybe he goes to Shikako (or TenTen if you don’t want to intrude too much into DoS) in order to help him–as a joint project. I just really like the idea of a secondary character in one story is the main character of another story (and vice versa).

Or, conversely, if you want to save seals for Youbirin–since it goes well with summoning–then you could probably have Jiro specialize in genjutsu. Because if he doesn’t figure out some way to basically make himself immune to genjutsu by having some kind of counter current in his own brain then… well. Maybe not pre-Shippuden, but as an eventually everything goes to shit and it’s mostly the Uchiha’s fault? That’d be a pretty good Chekhov’s gun. And since all sensations are your brain interpreting information from your nervous system that does go well with his Lightning-medical jutsu.

(I think another reason why he is such a unique force in Konoha medicine is that Lightning nature is horrifically rare as a elemental nature within Fire Country. Like it could be the only ones who do have it beside Jiro were the Hatake clan who were a) a tiny ass clan even before Kakashi became the last one and b) highly offensive battle shinobi. So all the Lightning related medical advances? It’s unique to Jiro. Most medics never find out what their elemental nature is–it’s simply not necessary since they’re usually not on the field–and the few that do usually have water or fire or earth (Wind is very rare, apparently).

… He’s probably my fave, too…

Also, sealing is something that takes a long time to become good at. Whereas genjutsu is something that–once understood–can easily built up. It does mesh better with the timeline of “getting stronger” for both of the boys if Youbirin is the one to get sealing…

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So while I was procrastinating I did some quick recolors; if a redesign of the hoodie is necessary, I can do that, but I figured I’d start with these.

These are great! I am most fond of bottom left but bottom right is also very good. I’m a bit wary of the top two mostly because of the similarities to Mitsuki might be too prevalent, but the bottom ones are different enough that they’re safe.

Okay but… here are some online dollmaker “photos” of each member of Team Medic as genin and as chuunin. 

Keep reading

Wow, that first hairstyle for Jiro is remarkably close! Although I’m disappointed there wasn’t a bandanna option for Youbirin.

Not sure how much I like that haircut for Chuunin!Jiro, though. I don’t mind him getting a haircut, but I don’t think an undercut’s really the look for him. Maybe something like… 

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Ooh! Yes… your chuunin!Jiro haircut is much better than mine! I’d be hesitant to do the across the nose scar (since it’s very reminiscent of Iruka-sensei… unless that’s what you wanted?). I also kind of…

Do you think Jiro’s new jacket is reminiscent of Masumi-sensei’s? As a sort of homage–also still in line with loyalty to people not a place… 

I don’t really know what we want for Masumi-sensei, but maybe something like this?

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The thing with the Jacket might work. And I agree with Masumi’s bun, but I pictured her with black hair and glasses. The glasses are absolutely necessary because she needs to the scary maniacal glasses-light-flare-thing. Because she can’t be a mad scientist-type without that.

And I hadn’t really intended him to be Iruka-esque, I was just trying to find alternate placements for the scar and that one wasn’t intrusive. And one over the eye would have been too Kakashi, and over the cheek would almost conflict with the scruff I was giving him. Maybe instead of being across the bridge of his nose it’s diagonal across the middle of his face? Like he dodged backwards instead of to the side kind of scar.

Diagonal across the face works well, I think. Because it invokes a far more desperate situation than an across the nose? Like he didn’t have the ability to do more than a basic healing on himself before going back into the fray–or it was such a chaotic battle that he couldn’t concentrate enough to make it a neat heal. I like the idea that of the three Jiro is the least traditional healer–like, yes he’s still a medic, of course, that’s what he’s trained for, but his genius in the medical field is because he’s such a non-traditional healer. His defibrillator hands? No one would think to electrocute their own patient–who does that?

So while he does pick up the healing jutsu quickly (not as quickly as Sakura, of course) he would rather figure out how to alter it than to complete perfect the original… maybe?

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So while I was procrastinating I did some quick recolors; if a redesign of the hoodie is necessary, I can do that, but I figured I’d start with these.

These are great! I am most fond of bottom left but bottom right is also very good. I’m a bit wary of the top two mostly because of the similarities to Mitsuki might be too prevalent, but the bottom ones are different enough that they’re safe.

Okay but… here are some online dollmaker “photos” of each member of Team Medic as genin and as chuunin. 

Sakura (basically canon)

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Youbirin – the Naruto face triple stripes were closer to the Nohara block than the Inuzuka downward stripes

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More bandages! Also, he’s happier!

Jiro – there’s no wire mesh… uh… yeah his was the hardest.

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Unsure what the wardrobe change for Jiro should be, but I like the idea that he also gets a haircut… and a scar 🙂

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So while I was procrastinating I did some quick recolors; if a redesign of the hoodie is necessary, I can do that, but I figured I’d start with these.

These are great! I am most fond of bottom left but bottom right is also very good. I’m a bit wary of the top two mostly because of the similarities to Mitsuki might be too prevalent, but the bottom ones are different enough that they’re safe.

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Mostly a coloration change this time, but it’s a pretty substantial one.

The white/blue one is a simple change from his former shirt, but I added a change of pants as an option. Because the navy pants might mesh better with Sakura’s spandex shorts or something?

And then a huge recolor on bottom, because I thought adding the gray might set him apart from the other two while making the blue accents might call to lightning better or something? Plus, all of the Team 8 genin wear mainly gray, so it’s a call-forward to that whole deal. And a variant of that with the other color shorts.

I agree with @sweeterthanmydreams, it’s definitely a decision between top left and bottom right.

The reasoning for the bottom two is really neat (“call-forward” is such a cool term!) but something about the top left is just super compelling to me. Maybe he goes through a wardrobe change after (possible) death of jounin-sensei and switching to Team 8? I mean it’s canon that everyone had a wardrobe change before Shippuden so…

Maybe top left is his pre-Shippuden and then bottom right is Shippuden since it has a more adult/Konoha chuunin feel to it.

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Try #4! Didn’t mess with Youbirin too much because his design is pretty much done, but I did mess with his bangs and bandanna a little bit.

Jiro’s jacket mk 2 more directly calls back to Kumonin chuunin jackets with the separating lines and straps and such. And the mesh shirt got longer for balancing(?) purposes. I also made his wrist-protector larger to be more believable. (Honestly though, if Kankuro can have his weird hood-hat as his forehead protector while still a genin, and Chouji can get his custom-made panty-shaped one as a genin, then them being available in different sizes isn’t that far-fetched.) It makes it a good place for if he needs to run chakra through it for a magnet; just slip it down to his palm and he’s good.

Ooh! Okay–I am liking the asymmetry on Jiro much better as a shirt with mesh sleeves than a long-sleeved jacket. 😀

I wonder (if it’s not too much trouble) what it would look like if the black were a different color? For either Youbirin or Jiro, I guess, because I realize having both of them wear black while Sakura doesn’t would make them look off as an entire team. Unless Sakura also gets some black in her outfit…?

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Try #3!

I changed Youbirin’s pants and Jiro’s hoodie as suggested, but I also moved their forehead protectors. Mostly because I realized they were both doubling up on styles of their future teams (Jiro and Hinata wearing theirs around their necks, Shikamaru and Youbirin wearing theirs on their arm) So Youbirin gets the Badana-style, and Jiro is unique with his wrist-watch substitute!

As for Jiro’s hoodie… The over-the-shoulder jackets of most Kumonin are actually their chuunin flak jackets, which doesn’t translate well for a Konoha genin. So instead I called back to the asymmetric style while keeping it subdued. I think it turned out well? Ish?

I also considering converting Youbirin’s belt into the forehead protector or finding another style for Jiro, but I think these work reasonably well.

Youbirin looks fantastic! I can’t think of anything I would change 🙂

Jiro’s outfit is better than before but… I don’t know… it doesn’t seem as spot on as Youbirin’s does for him? Also, unsure how a wrist-band style protector would work? I don’t know how much the metal part of the protector can bend or if there are different sizes available–but I do really like the idea! Also, given his lightning abilities, I wonder if he doesn’t also use his forehead protector as a functional compass or magnet? That’d be way cool 🙂

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I updated my designs for Youbirin and Jiro, and came up with these radically different versions as a result. The kanji on Youbirin’s shirt is a poorly-drawn and slightly-obscured 医, which means medicine. (it’s pretty obvious i’ll admit, but i’ll remind you that the kanji Chouji wears on his shirt is literally just food.)

I’m a bit concerned that the orange/black combo on Jiro might edge too closely to Naruto? But the rest of his design might be unique enough to avoid that.

Just so we have the links: here’s the original designs and here’s my answer to your ask.

Though, basically, it shakes out to: I really like this redesign for Youbirin–it’s mostly dark and not showy except for the off-white vest which screams medic clan to me. He could probably rock shorter trousers or maybe the bandages roll up higher on his leg so it still feels like Naruto-world aesthetics.

I’m less fond of the orange for Jiro–though I do like the more feathered out hair and the mesh for him (the mesh works better on him than it did on Youbirin)–yes, because it’s awfully close to Naruto’s own outfit but also… hm… 

So I did a quick browse of all the named Kumo nin and their outfits and I’be noticed that they all have a lot of sashes crossing diagonally and some sort of asymmetrical top. And while Jiro is very much so about proving his loyalty to Konoha I like to think that he keeps some hold of heritage–finds a balance in his identity between his home and his culture–and it’s kind of. Like… he already looks like a Lightning Country native because of his skin and hair, it’s not like his clothes will fool anyone so maybe that’s the one concession he allows himself? Or maybe it’s his parents that want him to keep at least this much… So maybe green… or turquoise–since Youbirin no longer has blue–in an asymmetrical diagonal across his jacket? 

(Also realized that probably Jiro’s crush on Youbirin was because Youbirin defended him as a child from racist punks because to Youbirin, Jiro’s ability to play ninja was more important than what his skin color is)

Hmm… This could actually put Youbirin in an interesting position. He’s a clan kid, yes, so he’s better off than Sakura or Jiro. But he’s not from a clan that doesn’t actually have anything other than a fast-track through medical practices? Which would mean he’d have to find something – anything, really – to get him up to snuff with point-blank super strength and chain lightning. Maybe he could form a summoning contract later on, as a desperate attempt to stay relevant? Or something like that.

Yes, that exactly! Like–Youbirin probably either explicit or implicitly lords his clan kid status above his teammates (oh, you don’t know how to do this already? when it’s something not taught in the Academy… a shortcut for starting campfires or something) and it’s this foundation that keeps him ahead of them…

At first.

And while Sakura doesn’t get her point-blank super strength until after Tsunade comes back (which means after the Chuunin Exam / Sound Invasion and thus after Youbirin loses his mentor) she does have perfect chakra control which canon!Sasuke got jealous of during the Wave arc. And while I’m unsure how soon you want Jiro to get his chain lightning, Youbirin basically grew up with Jiro as his minion–as his inferior–so any hint that Jiro might at all be better than him, no matter how insignificant would be grating.

So this inferiority complex is already the reason why he gets pushed towards Kabuto… if he does get the summoning contract I think it should be for a different reason. Like having realized his mentor was a traitor to Konoha and that he might have–even minimally, even unwittingly–added to that is what pushes him to temporarily take leave.

And so he retreats to his clan–some of whom are basically like, you can just go back into the Medic Corps where it’s safe, tons of Nohara are there, there is honor in this–some of them even bring up the last time a Nohara was a field/combat medic–Youbirin’s very namesake–and she died!

But maybe someone–the Nohara that has a summoning contract, maybe–is like. There is no shame in making a mistake, but not trying to correct that mistake? That is shameful. And maybe Youbirin brings up how even if he were to go back, he’s so behind, and that Nohara is like… if that is actually your concern and not just some excuse then you can sign this scroll. Insert-creature-here will decide if you are worthy.

… Yeah? Maybe? I don’t want to hijack the plot or anything…

I’m not saying mutual per se, just that it’s where his attraction lies. (Partially because I had a huge crush on him even before I knew I was gay) Jiro is more driven than his teammates – he’s not a clan kid or from a konoha family. But he’s also more calm, and a bit reserved. He doesn’t like having to take charge, because it’s not something he’s used to. Or something. Another topic: For Youbirin, I was thinking it’d be neat if he had access to some neat forbidden meds, like a battle-pharmacist?

There is something oddly attractive about Kiba–though I myself am aero ace–he seems like the kind of guy who everyone has a crush on at some point in their lives, even if it is a very brief crush.

Given what we’ve come up with for Jiro’s background that sort of personality does fit. I wonder if he’s the kind of person who has to frequently tell himself “bear with it, I’ve had worse” whenever someone insults him because of his heritage. “This is nothing compared to X physical wound,” or “that doesn’t even make sense, is that supposed to offend me?” And obviously, Jiro would get his crush on Kiba because Kiba stands up for him whereas Jiro would have just taken it.

As for Youbirin, I’d worry that the forbidden meds would edge a little too close to the Akimichi three color pills–and given that similarity, it’d be odd for the Suzu/Nohara to have such knowledge and not be more closely allied with the Ino-Shika-Cho clans. I do agree that the Suzu/Nohara clan would more likely have some secret clan knowledge than a blood limit–or their ability is so mild as to not have elevated them into one of the major clans. Like… I dunno, magic diagnostic powers. Which only helps if you can actually back it up with healing. I mean, it’d make the Suzu/Nohara clan an integral part of the Medic Corps, but not very helpful beyond it? Which is kind of the vibe we’ve been developing for their clan.