shi painter oekaki made at OC
This is a second go at a theme I worked on a while back
concerning Naruto's origins and how he is attached to his father's intentions. I think this is actually a strong theme for the entire series, the idea of the previous generation exerting it's influence on the younger and how one either reacts against or goes along with it. You can see examples of it in Gaara's story arch and in the ongoing Sasuke/Itachi dynamic.
I'm not sure that I like this version better or not. I think that they're just very different methods of telling the story.