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Bleach Today- Ichigo Kurosaki by keelerleah Bleach Today- Ichigo Kurosaki by keelerleah
I started drawing this picture over a year ago. It remained unfinished until last night when I randomly came across it during some cleaning. Deciding to finally finish it, I completed sketching all those stupid little rocks, then scanned and colored it.

Although, while I was coloring it in photoshop, my computer decided to stop working for a moment and I lost nearly 5 hours of work. *Cries* I managed to save a .jpg version of what I had done but the PSD file was gone. >.> So what you see here is a re sized version of that .jpg file. I retouched a few spots but even so, there are a few things that bug me... so please no critique again. I cried over this enough last night.

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.

Reference used for the pose, background, and clothing--> [link]

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

No Critique desired.

---Others in the Bleach today series---

Oh, and I now also have a gallery at pixiv, stop by if you want. ^^ --> [link]

Art copyright =keelerleah (me)
Ichigo Kurosaki (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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Death8erry Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
I look at this, and I love the detail, but not what you are detailing. You give the shinigami (soul reapers, whatever) those noble gardens, Ichigo is sitting above a river in the slums. It's not right.
Fridasofie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I think it's amazing:-)
delvallejoel Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cute-Heart Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student General Artist
nice :D
PrincessInoue143 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i love the effects........... so soft and pure.......... looks like a style out of impressionism........ love ichigo's hair and eyes. so detailed and nostalgic. great job!
G-A-AnimeFan4 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So detailed and amazing. I love his hair and facial expression. Nice! :D
Caitriona695 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
I like the way you did his hair.
drumgirl Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! I still need to start reading this series sometime. I'm so behind on everything right now. Anyway, I love the use of color, I get a very autumn feel from this :rose:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional
Thanks very much! :hug:
drumgirl Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are extremely welcome :D :heart:
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