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Strawberry and Pineapple by keelerleah Strawberry and Pineapple by keelerleah
Hehee, I have a feeling that both would simply despise the title I picked. ^^

This time I decided to draw Ichigo and Renji. The plans for this was to extend the Byakuya and Rukia drawing I did awhile ago. (seen below) It does more or less line up but the heights of the characters were a big issue. (of which I won't go into detail here)

I also had big issues with drawing Ichigo this time. No matter what I did I just couldn't get his face right. *sighs* It even got to a point where I was forced to use white out on some parts due to heavy amounts of erasing (And the black smudges left because of that). At one point I was even going to quit and abandon it... but I kept at it and tried my best to fix some of the mistakes as best as I could when I colored it....

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.
Sorry for the watermarks... ^^;

The pencil only version can be seen in my blog --> [link]
I also have a step by step tutorial showing how to color under pencil like this. -->[link]

Time: Pencil: 5 days, Coloring: 7 hours.
Drawn with a regular mechanical pencil.
Colored in photoshop.
No Critique desired.
-- yes I know Ichigo looks off. :|
As always, thanks for looking!

Art copyright =keelerleah (me)
Renji and Ichigo (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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Don't knock yourself for Ichigo--I think he looks great, the whole picture is amazing!  When you consider that over the length of the manga and anime, Ichigo's look continued to evolve, not just his power, it's no wonder some artists may feel they're not quite capturing him right.  But when Kubo has drawn him so many different ways, how can fan artists be faulted?!

I love the color palate, the way you made this match up with your Byakuya/Rukia piece, and the over all atmosphere of the work.  Ichigo and Renji have probably never been so calm around each other, lol!  Seriously, their brotherly relationship is so cute, seeing as Renji's the older of the two, so it casts Ichigo as the little brother of the pair, but he's got such a dominant "big brother" personality.

You know who else has a really cute big brother/little brother, which-is-which vibe?  Ichigo and Toushiro!  Technically, Toushiro is older, but he's still so young in Soul Society terms. So he's both older and younger than Ichigo.  And now we have their oft-suspected link confirmed, as Toushiro used to serve under Ichigo's father.  I'd love to see a picture with the three of them in it, Ichigo, Toushiro, and the both of them irritated by Isshin.  Just in case you're ever in need of new inspiration...(as if!)...please?
epicmangageek Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love the title <3
L0nely-Scarecr0w Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beyond perfect
G-A-AnimeFan4 Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is just so amazing.
:iconstegi95: damn i love it :3
MiyakoKyouya Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!!AWESOME u so awesome!!!
AuthorNumber2 Sep 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Merideim Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Strawberry and Pineapple. Prefect!
ChessiaTrick Jul 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Kind of reminds me of some of Ben Templesmith's stuff, but with an anime twist.
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