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Bleach - Farewell Byakuya Kuchiki - by keelerleah Bleach - Farewell Byakuya Kuchiki - by keelerleah
After reading Bleach chapter 502 the urge to draw Byakuya again hit me hard. I didn't want a picture showing him injured  but instead I wanted something peaceful and calming. No blood, no pain, no swords, not even his uniform. I just wanted something to bring about happy memories rather then the bad.
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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.



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Time: Pencil: 4 days, Coloring: 2 days.
Multiple references used.
Drawn with a regular mechanical pencil.
Colored in photoshop.
No Critique desired.

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Art © copyright keelerleah (me)
Byakuya Kuchiki (Bleach) © copyright Tite Kubo
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:iconkhalekakashi:
khalekakashi Featured By Owner 3 days ago
as always they are so amazing *noes bleed*
where are you? it has been long time I did not seen you in FF or here !!!
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:iconsoradejong:
soradejong Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He was the only character of bleach that I liked... Sigh... They always die... I'm not following the manga anymore but I love this paniting
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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional
Er, well I don't want to spoil anything for you... but he didn't die and has recently reappeared in the manga.  ^^;
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:iconsoradejong:
soradejong Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's ggod news!:happybounce: 
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:iconcarys1o1:
Carys1o1 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfblikeplz:
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:iconrei05:
Rei05 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
that's soo amazing!! >___<
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:iconkuroneko1912:
KuroNeko1912 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
your art is so beautiful! <3 
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:icondrumgirl:
drumgirl Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such moving artwork!!! I can see the sorrow on his face affected by your sadness. So he died??!?! That's crazy, so many people like him! I still need to read the series. I'm really sorry to hear about his death, that sucks :( But the best thing about fanfiction is you can change what happens and write your own story heheh! That's what I did when I didn't like what happened in the Dragonlance books.
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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional
Ah, actually he didn't die (I should update my artist comments). The last we saw of him, he was being healed. Then the story shifted and focused on different characters. So we have yet to find out what's going to happen with him.
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Metalmidget12 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
CHANGE THE NAME CHANGE THE NAME MAKE IT AN ODE TO HIS STRENGTH, PLEASE, HE'S STILL ALIVE 30 CHAPTERS LATER, DON'T GIVE ME A HEART ATTACK, DON'T MAKE ME CRY ANYMORE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE !

It is stunning though. All four of them... Just... Change the name, PLEASE.
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:iconriana3388:
riana3388 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist
AWESOME PIECES OF WORK! Are you gonna do anymore on the other characters? Looking forward to it! :iconawesomejobplz::icongrin--plz:
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:icondorcimetal:
DorciMetal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool!
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:icongerardmikeyrayfrank:
GerardMikeyRayFrank Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I will refrain from reading the author's note for it contains spoilers. But yes, absolutely gorgeous. I love Byakuya!
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:iconlandra15:
landra15 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
goregeous!!
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:iconmore-kagu-betza-chan:
dibujas espectacular!!
a lo mejor y no es de tu agrado pero.... podrias hacer una foto IchiRuki de este estilo??
debe de quedar muy hermosa al igual que las que has hecho de Byakuya y Rukia :)
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:iconnairuchan:
nairuchan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i knew i wasn't the only one bawling my eyes out when he supposedly died lol
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:iconmetalmidget12:
Metalmidget12 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for that word. "Supposedly"

It'll let me sleep in peace. He can't die, that freak Kubo already killed off ******SPOILER***** Kira and Yamamoto.

And Unohana. :( How many more captains does he need ?
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:icononlyone42:
onlyone42 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
O.O LOVE IT ALL FOUR OF THEM BUT THIS ONE AND TOSHIRO'S THE MOST!!!
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:iconflickeringshadow:
FlickeringShadow Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I love how you did the spring summer winter fall (at least that is what it looks like) between those four pictures :) the flowers are amazing!
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:iconnisamabyakuyakuchiki:
NisamaByakuyaKuchiki Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
beautiful
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:icondarkmysticrose:
DarkMysticRose Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm still holding onto a sliver of hope that he might still be alive!! I love him so much! I cried myself to sleep after I read that chapter and I'm still distraught over it....:tears:I feel like a piece of me has been broken off and crushed under Kubo's foot! Beautiful work! Byakuya would definitely love this and be proud!!:huggle:
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:iconanat-astarte:
anat-astarte Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Beautiful artwork!
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:iconmblizzow:
mblizzow Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still cant figure out why were hated so much to kill him off. I dont think my attention with the series will last if that decision is final.
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:iconmomoko101groom:
momoko101groom Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
byakuya...died??? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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SynysterDemonicRose Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're not the one still crying. I think I was depressed for a whole month after hearing the spoiler from a friend, and stopped myself on Bleach chapter 498.
So yes, you're not alone. Byakuya fangirls unite!!!
Awesome pic, though.
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Haineko14 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconbyakuya2plz: :iconsaysplz: Y-U-NO LET ME LIVE?

:iconkuboplz: :iconsaysplz: deal with it :icondealwithitplz:
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:icondarkpaladinsorceress:
oh gosh...i cant believe it.. i feels like he is still alive..i guess i am in shock right now cause i cant accept that he may be dead...maybe because i didnt expect him out of everyone..like he was invisible or something...and come on he is not even my favorite....
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:iconepicnight:
EpicNight Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe he died....
:iconcryforeverplz:
This is so good! He would be proud!
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:iconbloodnale:
Bloodnale Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Feel the same way TvT
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:icontokano:
Tokano Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
I still get teary eyed over chapter 502, you're not alone in this.
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:iconhadezeus:
Hadezeus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KUBO WHHHYYYYYY
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:iconakirakai:
akirakai Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like it :D
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:iconvalyrien:
Valyrien Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
first ulquiorra now byakuya.... this manga is set on ripping my heart out...
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Ishtarl-Demonic-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
-joins the flood of tears- I reallu...reallly...REALLY hope that Ichigo's coments of stating he will not let them die be some sort of sign that he isn't gone -adds this to favs- he looks so peacful~
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:iconwideturn:
wideturn Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
*sobs*
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:iconlioness020:
Lioness020 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Absolutely incredible!
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:iconargosaxthechaos:
argosaxthechaos Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Why him? Exactly for the reason why you are so depressed about it now. It is simply to keep the fans in anticipation - because now all Byakuya fans like you will want to know if he truely is dead or not as soon as possible.
If it was Sui-Feng or Komamura only few would care but this is Byakuya so many fans are losing their mind now over it - so yeah its just a cheap trick to attract the fans attention.
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:iconthelostshinobi:
TheLostShinobi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Orihime's gotten so much stronger since the war arc (with Aizen) and they also have Captain Unohana. We should keep our hopes up. Also, Byakuya isn't the only one with a high risk of death. There's also Rukia, Renji, Captain Kyouraku (maybe), and Izuru.
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:iconvvbabe:
VVBABE Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't want him to be gone....I really don't understand why there all going :(
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:iconjacobhater06:
jacobhater06 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Artist
He's still alive, it's been proven in the recent chapter, Ichigo can still sense his spiritual pressure, if he was dead, Ichigo wouldn't have sensed him and would probably be pissed off.
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VVBABE Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope so...so many tears from my daughter as he's her favortie :( and I don't want to loose my love of Bleach as he kills eveyone off...it would suck.
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:iconjacobhater06:
jacobhater06 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Artist
it's most likely true that he's alive because just think about the time when Chad faught the 8th captin, forgot his name, and Ichigo thought that he was dead but he was still alive instead. might be the same case.
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
it look so lovely :)
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:iconsarugaki339:
sarugaki339 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
First, lovely picture as always. Second, I agree, why him out of all the Bleach characters? If you want to start killing off characters, well it's about time Tite Kubo. But why did you start with Byakuya, one of the most awesome??
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:iconkashim-taichou:
Kashim-taichou Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, but we don't even know if he's dead yet. And besides... we can always hope even if he is that Orihime can use her powers!
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:iconryusora:
Ryusora Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
This is beautiful! :love: I really hope he's ok too!
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:iconjesslovesyooh18:
Jesslovesyooh18 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Well atleast he's with his wife
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:iconbyakuyaloverrukia:
ByakuyaLoverRukia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I feel the same. I'm surprised by how a fictional character has affected me so much.
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:iconconstace:
Constace Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Wow, wonderful job)))
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:iconfluffybakura1996:
FluffyBakura1996 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love the style and the use of colours here!!
Bye bye Byakushi, we won't forget you :iconcryingpls:
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