Edit: Thanks so much for all your lovely comments. You've all helped to strengthen my hope that something more will happen and that he may be alight in the end. But I guess all we can do now is wait and see.
Why can't I stop crying?! I finished this only hours before I read chapter 502 yesterday and I'm glad I did, otherwise I probably wouldn't have even been able to finish it. *sobs**warning chapter 502 spoilers*
After reading the previous chapter (And after a couple days to calm down) the urge to draw him again hit me hard. I didn't want a picture showing his death (as I've already seen some artists do) 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. I still have hope though that something will happen and that he will be saved in the end (where is Orihime when you need her?) but I admit my hopes were dimmed a bit after reading 502.
I'm almost ashamed at how much his his supposed death has affected me. I am again amazed at how much a made up fictional character has affected my life, and seeing his death before I went to bed yesterday (and gosh it was horrible) has me more distraught then I would have ever imagined. I fell asleep crying and I've barely been able to hold back the tears today (in fact right now I have tears running down my face). But I will not let my obsession and love for him die as well, but gosh I can't help but think why him out of all the characters.... why him... ---
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.
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Drawn with a regular mechanical pencil.
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