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Sorry... by AreteEirene Sorry... by AreteEirene
"I wouldn't have minded being bound a little while longer. Sorry, Rangiku."

This one is for you Meghan! :blowkiss:

Ichimaru Gin. :love: One of the bad guys of Bleach. He usually gives everyone the willies, except for one character, a rather buxom lady he's been friends with since childhood. He only looks at her like this. Otherwise he's got the creepiest closed-eyes smile you've ever seen. Creepy... :fear:

He could be trying to kill you... creepy smile. He could be teasing you... creepy smile... he could be having a really bad day... creepy smile. I think I shall make an emote of him, and I will base it off this guy :D

But I like him when he really smiles. Especially because it's not particularly clear what the hell he's up to in the Bleach universe, or why he's even helping the primary bad guy. What, exactly is in it for him? Who the hell knows. :shrug: That, of course, is what makes him infinitely interesting as a character. If you don't know who he is and are interested, you can read about him here: [link]

I really really like how he came out. So if you don't, thhpppttt to you. :P


Time for this one is hard, because I finally got around to documenting my process, so I can make a tutorial on my charcoal technique. So, um, around 4 hours, with many breaks to take pictures and such. Probably only around 2 or so hours of actual work. He was pretty quick.

Method: Charcoal Reduction
Materials: 80lb drawing paper, 4B condensed black charcoal, 2B condensed white charcoal, medium black vine charcoal, white charcoal pencil, pink pearl plastic eraser, kneaded rubber eraser, fingers for blending and smudging, Lava brand soap for clean-up
Size: 12"x9"
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:iconaccenlia:
Accenlia Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Oh my gosh I found this through your tutorial and saw the general face structure and just knew! Love!
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Photographer
Thank you :D
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Shin-Fei Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
AWWW! :icondragonweepplz: This is so cool! :clap:
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011   Photographer
Thank you :D
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Shin-Fei Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You are quite welcome! Love your quite too. ^w^
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Gaufrier Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm absolutely in love with this! Also, i saw how you made this in one of your tutorials. :D
Brilliant!
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010   Photographer
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconmyrauchiha:
MyraUchiha Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Awww! *hugs him* That's so cute!
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009   Photographer
Thank you :)
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
interesting. Makes one wonder about Gin...
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009   Photographer
He's difficult to understand, that's for sure.
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
i agree
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arashi77 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
I love this scene... It's so sad but beautiful!!!
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008   Photographer
Thank you so much! :)

I love Gin. Do you read the manga?
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arashi77 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Off course I do :) And I love him, too :D :*
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Aizen--Sousuke Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
Hm, this is certainly a fan work that I definitely like. The whole composition is somewhat dark and shows a side of him that doesn't scream "creepy". Lol. Of course, I rarely see an Ichimaru fan art that doesn't play on the creepy smile of his expression. Oh, the charcoal is an interesting change of medium instead of the usual digital/ink thing. Very nice. Sorry for the longish comment. :D
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008   Photographer
Thank you so much :D

I do like Gin when he looks like his guard is down. And I adore working in charcoal. Hardly anyone seems to use it, especially for fanart.

I got a kick out of your screenname. OMG I got a fave from Aizen! :noes: :giggle:
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Aizen--Sousuke Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
You're welcome. :D

Well, it is a rare sight to catch him without that evil little grin of his. Haha. You really ought to create a lot more fanwork using charcoal. Especially Aizen art work >_> *whistles* Lol. Seriously, your skill is something to be admired.

Why wouldn't Aizen favor Gin? =P :D
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   Photographer
I do most of my fanart in charcoal. :D I've got a whole folder of them. :boogie:

I'm glad you like it. :hug:
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Aizen--Sousuke Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
I'm just going to have to favorite more of your fanart. :D
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008   Photographer
Aw, thanks! :glomp:
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xXTheGrouchXx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
^_^
GIN BBY<3
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008   Photographer
Glad you like it :D
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xXTheGrouchXx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
Of course.
Gin is the love of my life.
x]
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naruto32 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
this is the best Gin fan art i have seen in a long time he is my utmost Fave lol
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008   Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug:
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naruto32 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
your welcome ^^
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xXxLiarxLiarxXx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
oh yay! it's Gin!! he is awesome, your artwork of him is awesome! I love it!
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008   Photographer
Thank you so much :hug:
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Grassangel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Oooh! Gin!
He suits your charcoal pictures very well. Not to mention this is possibly may favourite scene in Bleach so far concerning Gin.
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007   Photographer
Thank you :D

I do love it when he softens a bit. :)
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ShadowDoppleganger Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
wow this is really good! :wow: awesome work! :clap: and i agree with you, he creeps the heck outta me! XD
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007   Photographer
Thank you so much :D

He's creepy but I sure like him that way :giggle:
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DarkGhostAJC Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Wow, that came out perfect...
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007   Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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Kunoichi5 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
Nice =D What did you use to do this?
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007   Photographer
All the materials are listed at the bottom of the description. I even made a tutorial using this piece as an example, which you can see here: [link] if you are interested :D
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juunana Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Love the coloring!!!!very cool :)
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner May 10, 2007   Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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Ellimere-the-Strange Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Tina. I envy you. I wish I could make something like this.
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner May 9, 2007   Photographer
But that's why I made the tutorial! :lmao:

Thank you for such a nice comment. :blowkiss:
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Ellimere-the-Strange Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
It's not that, it's just the fact I can't afford the materials.
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner May 9, 2007   Photographer
You can get everything you need for under $20 American. Charcoal is pretty much the cheapest medium there is :D
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Sonikki-Valentine Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
BEAUTIFUL!!!!
I love it!!

:+favlove:

Awesome job!!!!
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner May 8, 2007   Photographer
Thank you so much! :glomp:
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Sonikki-Valentine Featured By Owner May 8, 2007
You're very very welcome!!!
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sura-hime Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
Woooow. O__O That's the best realistic Gin I've ever seen! You captured his emoition really well, too. For once he doesn't scare me! ;] :heart:
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner May 7, 2007   Photographer
Thank you so much! I do like him with this face. He's not so creepy this way. :D
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sura-hime Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
You're welcome. :]
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Ellunas Featured By Owner May 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. I loooove that expression. I haven't gotten too far into Bleach (still only in the late 30's), so I haven't seen much of Gin, butbutbut...

You did an awesome job!!! :)
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