Bleach: Bleach: Cloudy Skies

Bleach, Renji Abarai, Rukia Kuchiki, Ichigo Kurosaki, Byakuya Kuchiki
Bleach Series Renji Abarai Character Rukia Kuchiki Character Ichigo Kurosaki Character Byakuya Kuchiki Character


Artist Comment

This is the first time I've posted any of my art on this site (please see my main DeviantART site for more art-including lots more Bleach): http://keelerleah.deviantart.com/

I don't know how much I'll post here (because I'm very protective over my art and I dislike it being used or even downloaded)... but I figured I should post at least a couple here. You can save this to your computer I guess, but PLEASE DO NOT RE-UPLOAD THIS ON ANY OTHER SITES or I will not post any more new art. >.>

I've recently got a random urge to do another Bleach pencil drawing. I came across a photo of the band The Gazette on my computer and the idea for this just hit me (and yes, both Byakuya and Renji's clothes and poses are referenced directly from the pic I found). The clouds were also referenced from some photos I took. I have always found drawing clouds in pencil difficult, so I didn't know if I could get them realistic or not... but I guess they turned out alright.

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.

Pencil only version (as well as a second WIP image): http://keelerleah.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/new-bleach-art-and-vampire-art-now/
I also have a step by step tutorial showing how to color under pencil like this. --> http://keelerleah.wordpress.com/2009/09/15/new-art-tutorial/

Time: Pencil: approx. 3 days in my spare time, Coloring: 6 hours.
Drawn with a regular mechanical pencil.
Colored in photoshop.
Multiple references used (see above)
No Critique desired.

Art © copyright keelerleah/drowranger (me)
Ichigo, Rukia, Renji, and Byakuya (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.


Chosen by SolemnSerpent and fireflywishes

Considering the high caliber of her artwork, drowranger's recent leap into the MT indy art gallery is a well appreciated one. What amazes us about this artwork is clear to see: it's wonderfully detailed (the tiniest details in the textures in their clothing and sky gives this a bigger 'wow!' factor), it's skillfully colored (the lighting from the sunset is pulled off excellently), and it has a memorable execution of Bleach's most notable characters - Wild West style. This is one Bleach artwork that you shouldn't miss.

Great work drowranger, we can't wait to see more of your artwork in the MT galleries!

Proposed by SolemnSerpent and highlighted by fireflywishes.

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  1. fireflywishes Retired Moderator Nov 02, 2011

    Oh, I'm so happy you decided to start posting your artwork here again! ^_^ Seriously, your talent is on a whole different level. I love your realistic style of drawing the characters. ^_^

  2. Raffachan Nov 02, 2011

    Absolutly beatiful *_*
    At the first sight I thought that it was a scan and you've just uploaded it in the wrong category...
    But when I open the page and download it...I was like...O_________________O
    I saw your account on DA, too and all your works are amazing ç_ç
    Then I saw the tutorial on your blog and I think I'll try to use it for my next work, maybe :p
    Thanks again for sharing ^_^

  3. beckmcq Nov 07, 2011

    Great work once again! You got skills, thanks for sharing them with us.

  4. faloop Nov 07, 2011

    The colors look good. I like the details, but the image itself is so small. It would've been nice to see it larger (and without all of the watermarks all over it). Something kind of looks off with some of the anatomy though...I think Renji's head looks a little too big? Anyways it's overall pretty nice.

  5. nekolalugo Restricted Member Nov 10, 2011

    so perfect and great...
    i like it^^

  6. DarthTofu Nov 12, 2011

    oh your stuff is SO GOOD. <3 :O (just checked out your dA)
    Please do share your stuff more often here!

    The clouds and clothes are really awesome! Though it kinda is a bit jarring to see anime-style faces on realistically rendered everything else. /lolthatsmyproblem

  7. Tatsuki-Galathea Nov 14, 2011

    oh don't expected if you idea comes from the GazettE, are you their fans?
    I like your pictures so much! looks rally visual kei, that's brilliant idea, combine bleach with visual kei, oh my god Im speechless, Your pictures are very nice! :D

  8. rairame Nov 30, 2011

    so nice! love your fan art :) will fav

  9. ahome Dec 06, 2011

    is beautiful!

  10. xBlackxBladexNobilityx Dec 08, 2011

    o cool i didn't know you posted your work on here!
    awesome wallie :D

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