Hm... a bit of a spin on the train trip image. The coloring here is more pure... the lighting needs some serious work.
HOWEVER, this one probably took just as long as the other one. Unlike the other one, which was a practice test on my lighting theory, I tried to improve my textures in this one. You know, the wood actually looks like wood, the rocks look like rocks, and Gaara's shirt doesn't look the same texture as his face.
I am also aware that this image is a little larger than normal x____o.
Anyway... remember Temari's elbowing Kankuro in the face in the last picture? Well, that was 'cause he was about to go and give Gaara a nudgie. In this image, he succeeds in giving Gaara a nudgie! Thus, Kankuro is a very happy ninja.
(there are two more sand sib pictures to go--four in a series XD)