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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  Hobbyist Digital 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:
oviedomedina Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Amazing details!
Love specially how the jacket´s leather looks!
Amazing job!
Kurosaki-Hakutou Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*squeaks*!! so cute! ^__^
crazyanimegirl287 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   General Artist
I love Ichigo. He is sexy. <3
md4zolo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
this has got to be the coolest ichigo has ever been!
nykol-haebrd Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great details and very appropriate choice of colors ^^ It's a shame you lost your PSD file :( I hate it when that happens! Beautiful work though overall.
Ichigoslover101 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks sad and lonely.....Ichi T^T But great art work I am blown away at the detail. :iconclapplz: Great job!
doodypoop10101123456 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thats happen to me and my phote shop to but you did an amazing job!!!
fangles Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
I love this :heart:
runepelt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can i download and print this picture so i can put it up on my wall?
Tirebay1 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
This is one of the Best manga illustrations I've ever seen.I've seen a lot of Manga in my 53 years,from Astro boy to Pokemon.Keep up the great work.
x-BlackReaper-x Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very awesome, he looks so relaxed :D
MonsterxPhantom Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
QAuZ Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Hi! your work has been featured here [link] :heart: :hug:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional
Oh, thanks so very much! :hug:
C-Hillman Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why's Ichigo looking so sad? ?_?
SocQA Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Just having seen some pics done by you and I'm becoming your fan!^^

Your style is so damn amazing!!
ichigi111 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
omg is there a fanfiction for this????? O.O
undergroundILL Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I love your pictures of renji with zabimaru next to him in that hall way and byakuya at the window and this picture a lot, theyr some of my favorites by you.
nakoshadow Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
ichigo is very beautifull like that
Blackflame23 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I absolutely LOVE it Leah. <--Icchi fangirl

Keep it up! <3
MikazukiAme Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: :heart: :heart:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Very cool
littlegoblet Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
the composition is quite interesting. It is neat to see him sitting next to a stair rail which what appears to be the streets. very urban and cool nice work buddy cause I can tell this fellow is street wise :P
FullFORCESoldier Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Xarante Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O Sugoi!!! I am so impressed that I-I don't even know how to describe it! You are really amazing! From its thumbnail view, it pretty looks like a realistic Ichigo and upclose is even much much better, or I should say its one of the best artworks I have ever seen in my life :)
tany2323 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
he is hot
Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist
I love it! I knew who it was before I even saw the title. You know you've done a good job when that happens. :D

Great job!
TheArtistyk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww... amazing...:heart:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Junablossom Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great, fantastic work.
ironman00735 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Man, Ichigo looks amazing. And I love all the details you put on the brick wall. Good Job!
AkubakaArts Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
ohhhh it was soo hard T^T^T^T but the result is amaizing!
CallMeFarGone Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
So hate when the computer stops and you loose hours of work. I try to save every time do a new section, however hours go by too fast.
Auto save should come on these computers, with an undo option if your not happy (like a revert to when file last opened).
Apple and Micosoft.... this is a good idea somebody, are you listening!

Great work, you are awesomely talented!:heart::heart::heart:
Cravenkiss Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
ichigo !!! that's very nice, love it :heart:
MellieMasterPrime Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesomely awesome!
MsPastel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
great job.
UZUMASHI Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just awesome !!
ELEKXIAR Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it:heart:
Madame-Mozby Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh, my... this is so beautiful!
Rilguia Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
the final result couldn't be better , nice work!!!!
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