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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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Janiczka Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
I absolutely love ur pictures, amazing!
Renemae Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love the title <3
L0nely-Scarecr0w Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beyond perfect
G-A-AnimeFan4 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is just so amazing.
stegi95 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013 damn i love it :3
MiyakoKyouya Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!!AWESOME u so awesome!!!
AuthorNumber2 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Tinkerbell7889 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Merideim Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Strawberry and Pineapple. Prefect!
ChessiaTrick Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Kind of reminds me of some of Ben Templesmith's stuff, but with an anime twist.
sandra30 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
ichigo32191 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
royishot Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i love the pineapple... :+favelove:
FellitoRockero Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Awesome. This is art, no matter how people want to see it.
gypsygrl86 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Very nice. I love these guys. Great use of light.
0Abarai0 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love how this picture comes up when I'm searching "pineapple".
It's so awesome. I fakkin' love it.
keynotesha Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
sexy lol :love:
tundertancos Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Amazing! I love the details and the coloring:)
RenjiAbaraiGR Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Do a RenRuki one!! Because this one is effing awesome!! :wow:
YukikoHime Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the title!
Mela333 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I love it! It's so great! (Renji looks super hot! lol)
lyla1999 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
MiichaalLovesYouu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
I love this(:
BloodShedRed Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
My two favorite Bleach boys!!! Lovely!! :heart:
NeOnFiRe6296 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Your extremely talented you are true bleach fan...


asdarklover Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you did a wonderful job in this drawing. I know how frustating it can be to try and get a character right, but regardless of how you feel you did a great job.
perfect-poison Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
lmao. I saw this picture and went, "Oh, wow! That's cute!" and went to hit the favourite button... only to realize that it's already in my favourites. >_<
I guess I thought the same thing about it the first time! :P
tails956 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like thier nicknames
soifong890 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
love ur art
soifong890 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
can i use this for my destop pls
Midnite-Artist Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
looves renjis hair...and the rst of the pic <3
Virayu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
ahahaha :D :D I love your name :lol: :lol: people may despise but it is so true as to their names :XD: :XD:
this one is very nice and I love how you extended this to your Rukia and Byakuya puctire :) :) this picture is so scenic :dance: :dance:

fantastic!!! :w00t: :w00t: keep it up!!! :la: :la:

take care :wave: :wave:
LuvlyshifterLuvly Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Awesome work of art on this :blush: They are both sexy and I love Ichigo and Renji is hott too but I prefer Ichigo

Awesome work by the way =D
SuiPumpkin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Both works are amazing . well executed. Made me fall in love instantly
BillyNEricRMyLovers Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
your images always have such a beautiful light quality
PerfectDespair Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool!! Amazing job!!
ulquiorras-bride Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
omg i love this!!!
JustDanceNdUBOk Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
07 wwooaahh!!! awesome!
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Yay! My favorite Strawberry and Pineapple head!
GoLDeNTHuNDeRBoLT Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Chimera-Fox Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student General Artist
I LOVE ur work!! Keep up the good work :thumbsup:
Liquidcool2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Where are these men? They must be out there somewhere, beautiful renderings! とても素晴らしい
keelerleah Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
They are both from Bleach. :)
Liquidcool2 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
yeah, got that...It's the only show I watch consistently. Keep up the great art, it's inspiring.
ElenirLachlagos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Amazing. Very beautiful.
whirlwind-watch Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice to see these guys together ♥
ninja2of8 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a dream come true! I love these two!
findyourresolve Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
I can't explain how much I love your art! You're my number one favourite artist XD
Firedragonjada Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
I love this. Awesome
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