Bleach Wallpaper: Chire, Senbonzakura

Kubo Tite, Studio Pierrot, Bleach, Byakuya Kuchiki Wallpaper
Kubo Tite Mangaka Studio Pierrot Studio Bleach Series Byakuya Kuchiki Character

1024x768 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Oi~! It's been ages I haven't post a wall in MT but I'm back on the road again! :D I have a new version for almost each of my old wallpapers that can be found in my animepaper account since MT won't let me update them. =_=;

Onto the wall... I'm not a Byakuya fan (Renji <3) but I'm dedicating this one to all the fangirls (Tate? :D)/boys out there lol. All started off with the Soul_Society Livejournal community contest I won. I received a Japanese magazine where there was a nice picture of Byakuya that screamed to me "vector me oh great sandy!" XD Click here for the original scan I made.

As you can see, it was meant to be vector: recolouring and redrawing the missing and covered parts by the text. The vector took me roughly 4 days. I know I'm slow but I'm making the thickness of the outlines manually and not with a custom brush so it takes some time. =_=;

Now onto the scene itself. When I saw the picture, I knew right away what I wanted to do with it. Something simple and pure, I wanted to make it exactly like his shikai performance in the anime with no painted background to give it a dramatic aspect. Just Byakuya and his zanpakutou surrounded by "sakura petals". I gave it a few more FX to make it more spiffy (fog, glowing aura, rays of light, reflection of the sword in his eyes, etc.) and decided to make it "in the process", that is not with the blade completely disappeared, to have a dynamic scene.

I used different photoshop textures to fake the reiatsu ("spiritual pressure"), all for the dramatic effect's sake.

I've decided to make it lavanda and not pink like in the anime because pink looks a bit... well... gay. XD

I placed the petals with parsimony to not break the balance of the composition.

About the title (which is the actual summoning sentence "Chire, Senbonzakura"), I would have, at first, placed it bottom middle but I think I did this too many times before so I've decided to use the fact that Japanese writing can be used vertically to place it at a perfect place to the left (it gives balance to the composition, the scarf on the right side dividing the space in two).
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  1. iiwa Oct 25, 2005

    wow sandy!
    this is great! i love how you vectored and i love the purple glow!
    super cool :D keep it up and i hope to see more from you! XD

    p.s. cool! first post! XD

  2. Electrastar Oct 25, 2005

    Pretty awsome work. Going from an orange-based image to a full-color vector...and the petals along with the effects are pretty awsome as well...I'm not a Byakuya fan (in fact, I pretty much hate the guy...) but this is some top-quality work.

  3. tsubasawingjing Oct 25, 2005

    :D wow!!!
    KHUchiki Byakuya..so cool here...
    even i not really like this character.. XP
    but the color is nice...
    keep it up! :D

  4. Erosenin Oct 25, 2005

    Quote by tsubasawingjing :D wow!!!KHUchiki Byakuya..so cool here...
    even i not really like this character.. XP but the color is nice...
    keep it up! :D

    very nice wallpaper of BLEACH.......

  5. royaldarkness Oct 25, 2005

    ooh very cool byakuya wall!!! omg, he looks so kewl ^^ on top of that, my favourite colour, purple!!!!!!! so gonna fave this ^3^

  6. EevaLeena Oct 25, 2005

    Hmm.... no wonder I saw lot's of your walls popping up like crazy over ap... ^_^ Anyways, me love it! Even though purple got to be one of my least favorite color (somehow it remind me of Orochimaru... *shudder*)... this one is kinda nice. Hmm.... already add a favs! Muahahaha!!!

  7. Susi-chan Oct 25, 2005

    I'm .. in .. LOVE!
    Oh my gosh what a beautiful wall!
    That's SO going on my +fav list! <3

  8. tAtEkAnE Oct 25, 2005

    >XD byakuya is mine! bahaha o_o
    anyway only <3s for sandy xD
    nicely done...now i wanna wall him again..but im swamped by too many stuff, and i havent seen a scan of byakuya that screams for me to wall ;-;

  9. Aurore Oct 25, 2005

    Wow, finally a new wallpaper from you! Ureshii! What a beautiful Kuchiki Byakuya wallpaper! About the lavenda color you're right, the pink one is a little bit too gay for Byakuya, haha! Great Reiatsu pressure effect, like the anime. I love the reflects on Byakuya eyes. And great vector you (toujours aussi parfait tes wallpaper sandy ^^) + fav

  10. LasT-LighT Oct 25, 2005

    This looks Awesome... love purple...now more then ever XD
    Great work keep it up

  11. fukushuusha Oct 25, 2005

    As I said on AP...
    really amazing job with this. a definite fav

  12. kaisui1tatsu Oct 25, 2005

    I like the purple in this pic! It makes it seem so . . silent. I love silence! Great wallpaper!

  13. unicorn2006 Retired Moderator Oct 25, 2005

    Wow this is really ridiculously good.. I've admired your earlier submissions and was actually wondering why you hadn't submitted in a while. *gawking* I love the effects you've created. I usually try to give suggestions but really don't have anything to say here. ^^; This is really a job well-done.

  14. SkyKing8 Oct 25, 2005

    Byakuyo probably has one of the best attacks in the whole of Bleach. Cant wait for his fight with Ichigo to take place :D

  15. Mileiyu Oct 26, 2005

    Wow, this is just amazing >_< i love byakuya! He's my favorite! This is such a gorgeous image =] Thank you very much for sharing your work.

  16. mukAi- Oct 26, 2005

    wow, great pic. The backround suits the scan really nicley *adds to favs*

  17. jocelyn08 Oct 26, 2005

    hehehe..this is a nice wallie of byakuya~ *loveees*
    i like the colour and texture you use in this wallie and yes, i agree with you..pink makes him look gay..><

  18. finalruin Oct 26, 2005

    byakuya goes purple!
    nice wallie there!

  19. ejwcobra Oct 26, 2005

    oh, Nii-sama looks so cool! sweet wall sandy-san, thanks for sharing

  20. tienbaygo Oct 27, 2005

    zomg it's byakuya. i love this wallie, espeically the purple. lol. great job. *scatters* XD

  21. emac7 Oct 27, 2005

    This character is such a jerk in the anime, but when he fights he's so freakin cool. Especially when he does this move. Anyway great job converting the release of his zanpaktu (I wonder if i spelled that right). :)

  22. Val3f0r Oct 27, 2005

    Yay.... Byakuya wallpaper XD very nice purplish glowing effect around him... very simple as I can see yet awesome :D great work as always Sandy... *faving it*

  23. Milkiyo Oct 27, 2005

    man, this wall totally rocks! XD
    love the purple effects, the colour blends in well too
    although I don't like Byayuka, I can make an exception for this!^^

  24. llUchihall Oct 27, 2005

    omg this wallpaper is crazy

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