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Bleach: Cloudy Skies by keelerleah Bleach: Cloudy Skies by keelerleah
Edit: Sorry for spamming you all again with this, but I got a few messages that this wasn't showing up in some peoples devwatch inbox. I hope it works and shows up now. ^^;

Well I've recently got a random urge to do another Bleach pencil drawing. I came across a photo of the band The Gazette on my computer and the idea for this just hit me (and yes, both Byakuya and Renji's clothes and poses are referenced directly from the pic I found). The clouds were also referenced from some photos I took. I have always found drawing clouds in pencil difficult, so I didn't know if I could get them realistic or not... but I guess they turned out alright.

Drawn completely in regular pencil (on 8.5x11 computer paper) then scanned and darkened. I then added in some color with photoshop under the pencil. Some effects were also added above the pencil.

Pencil only version (as well as a second WIP image): [link]

I also have a step by step tutorial showing how to color under pencil like this. --> [link]

Time: Pencil: approx. 3 days in my spare time, Coloring: 6 hours.
Drawn with a regular mechanical pencil.
Colored in photoshop.
Multiple references used (see above)
No Critique desired.


Me: Renji, you workin' that hat! *starts humming Indiana Jones theme song*
Ichigo, you're great, but crap I hate coloring your hair. So Go Bald Kurosaki!!
Rukia, you like Kalafina don't you? (referring to her dress which was inspired from one that appeared in Kalafina's Magia video)
Byakuya..... *simply stares*.... (5 minutes later) *still staring*
Byakuya: *growing nervous*
Me: MINE!!! *super epic fangirl glomp x3*
Byakuya: *flash steps away*
Me: Darn it!!! *runs after him* Let me have your babies!!!!
Rukia: Nii-sama! *goes running after him*
Renji: So you really think I look okay in this hat?

lol, as you can tell I planned that whole conversation out ages ago as I was working *dork*
Art copyright =keelerleah (me)
Ichigo, Rukia, Renji, and Byakuya (Bleach) copyright Tite Kubo
Do not re-post, resubmit or edit this picture. You Can't use the pictures for layouts, blogs, websites, myspace, banners, designs, posters, cd, books etc without accessing a written permission from me.
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DragonofLight19 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Looks epic, nice job!
Superjustinbros Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good choices for casual wear. ^^
AmiraKurosaki Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Photographer
OMG this is the best dressup ever!!! I love the colouring and the texture you put into it! Just perfect!
Arsiekdhol Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
byakuya you're so hot! >.<
ShiguresHSGirl Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This. Is. FANTASTIC!!! You- I- They- There are no words!
6thDivision3rdSeat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Isamaru: I love the hat on you Renji!!
Renji: Aww thanks honey. *hugs her waist from behind and kises her cheek*
Isamaru: *giggles* Down boy.
Renji: *smirks and nibbles her ear* What if I dont want down?
Isamaru: blushes and smiles* Then dont.
Renji: *smirks wider and shunpos her away to his room where they make out*
rubyred1120 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Very Nice!
RaspberryXxXLilac Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lollipopcigarettes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh this stinks!i tried to find the book at a Barnes and noble close to my house-and they had it- but not at the 9 close to me :-(
Now I'm sad
(love you're art work by the way :-) )
Merideim Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Renji's hair just screams "rockstar" and those are clothes are only helping that image in my head...


Also... I caught Byakuya when he flash stepped away from you... Still want him?
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