Bleach: Utterly Depressing [vector]

Kubo Tite, Studio Pierrot, Bleach, Ulquiorra Cifer, Vector Art
Kubo Tite Mangaka Studio Pierrot Studio Bleach Series Ulquiorra Cifer Character Vector Art Source


Artist Comment

I'm getting creative with the title because this is what goes through my mind whenever I see him. I have no idea why the face paint is shaped like that but, well, it makes him look depressing D: (note: I know next to nothing about Bleach).

I decided to vector this image after a friend requested it to be extracted for a wall she was going to make. In the end, I said "to hell with it" and vectored it because I was bored by the perspective of reconstructing all those shifted parts (I could have done it, I was just too lazy to, and it made my head spin). I'd like to apologize for the crappy sword holder thingy (the term escapes me ATM), I know it sucks =_=" I was thinking of leaving it out, but I included it after all.

I frankenstein'd these two scans: one and two, and used this for front coat reference and this for skin tone reference. The original resolution of the vector is 6700 x 14200 px and I nearly hugged my computer IRL for the 4 gigs of memory that allowed for PS not to crash on me when saving - with the scans in the same document, the PSD file had, at one point, 290 MB; then, when I removed the scans, it dropped to 53 MB =_= Fair enough!

Other details
PSD file size / layers: 53.5 MB (after removing the scans) / 45
Scans used are mentioned above. Thank you for posting them.
Close-up of Ulquiorra's eyes, at 100%. I screenshot this because the details aren't very visible in the small version. I really liked the look from the scan and tried to imitate it with a texture in the layer Blending Options. And if you're wondering about the orange outline, it's not only for visibility, it's to keep me from getting too depressed D: Honestly, near the end I gave in and made the whole background orange.

Didn't include a fancy background because the file size is already enough. If you want the PNG, you can get it on COA. You can also find the original version of this vector there (6700 x 14200 px), as well as smaller "large" versions (3350 x 7100 px). I had to shrink it to 30% of its original size for it to fit within the MT restrictions.

Um, that's about it, I guess. Comments, faves and/or rotten tomatoes are welcome and very appreciated 8d

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  1. kamuinoyume Apr 03, 2011

    wow, you took two Ulquiorra scans and managed to make something really awesome. I really don't like his design much, which is why this really surprised me. Nice job!

    merged: 04-03-2011 ~ 11:04pm
    Nice job one the Ulquiorra vector, you've menaged to make that depressing guy look awesome. And the eyes look great.

  2. aozoraskies Apr 04, 2011

    You merged the scans well! I thought it was vectored straight off a complete scan, you fooled me. You also fooled me into thinking you watched Bleach for a moment -"Eh? What happened to not liking 'big manga'?!" - XDD :x Utterly depressing vector - such an attractive title :P

    I want the orange-line version~ Funky lined Ulqiorra please! :3 Me love the texture of the eyes, so mesmerising. Lineart and shading's all clean too. Your friend's a lucky waller, whoever she is. Dude is seriously need of sunshine though - so pale

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