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April 15, 2007
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Canon PowerShot A95
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13/10 second
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16 mm
Date Taken
Apr 15, 2007, 2:46:26 AM
Ulquiorra Collaboration by AreteEirene Ulquiorra Collaboration by AreteEirene
One piece of art down, a bunch more to go! :w00t:

Collaboration with :iconsiriuslylostwerewolf:. Original art is here: [link] . This is not a coloring collab, but rather Meghan made me a lineart reference which I in turn used to create a charcoal piece. That means I had to recreate her lineart as closely as possible. I hope I did a good job. What do you think NutMeg?

This is Ulquiorra from Bleach. Unless you've obsessively watched all the anime on youtube, and I mean all of it, or have been keeping up with the manga, you probably don't know who he is.

*Spoiler Alert*

This guy is what's called an arrancar - a hollow who's been hybridized to have soul reaper/shinigami powers. That means he extremely badass, yo. This is not a black and white piece; he really is that white. Ghost emo dude supremo. (A hollow, by the way, is a human spirit that has gone bad, so to say, and started to eat other people's souls). The boy never has any expression except. :| And he just totally owned Ichigo in this week's chapter. I like him. I hope I continue to do so. A very interesting character.

*End Spoiler*

Method: Charcoal Reduction
Materials: 80lb white drawing paper; 2B 4B 6B condensed black charcoal; condensed white charcoal; medium and soft vine charcoal; Prismacolor Nupastels: green, bone, light beige; kneaded rubber eraser; pink pearl plastic eraser; fingers for smudging and blending; Lava brand soap for clean up
Size: 12x9"
Time: around about 4 hours. I took some time to have dinner about halfway through, so I'm not sure.
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Krylika90 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Nicely done, love the eyes :heart:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011   Photographer
Thank you! :huggle:
Krylika90 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Your welcome ^_^
hunlin Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Student Filmographer
I know who he is and he's freakin' creepy. Why do people like him so much and pair him with Inoue?
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010   Photographer
That's a good question. Some might be people who simply want to keep her from ending up with Ichigo. Some might be people who identify with him in some way. Some may feel the human urge to impose feelings on an emotionless character, and so superimpose a relationship between the two because they can't wrap their heads around the idea that he feels nothing. It is an interesting balance, to pair the most emotional character with the least emotional. Or maybe they just like to pair up Orihime with whomever she is currently hanging around, so since she's spends so much time with him in the Hueco Mundo arc, he's the natural partner for those who like to ship characters.
hunlin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Student Filmographer
Yeah. Maybe you're right.
Shippers can do weird stuff, unless the character romance is so blatant.
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010   Photographer
Shippers see the tiniest thing and run with it if they want that pair to be real. :XD: I never really understand that, but to each their own, I suppose.
MynameisHitsugaya Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008   Traditional Artist
Omfg thts gorgeous(spelling is probly wrong on tht but o well) Charcoal and pastels are my favourite things in the world cuz i think thye look rly well wen used correctly XD Unfortunatly...the first time(and only time) I used pastels was last year for a 7th grade art project :(

Tht is srsly a kick ass picture! I luv Ulqiourra! XD and u did a magnificent job! Everything else in your gallery looks beautiful as well!
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008   Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug:

I'm not as fond of the pastels. They're fussy and the fixative often destroys the color variations. :(
MynameisHitsugaya Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008   Traditional Artist

Ive never used charcoal before, but my friend told me it was hard to use...I've wanyed to see for myself, but..Im broke T_T Mah parents dont give me allowences so the only times I get money is on Bdays and holidays from my family XD or wen I babysit for neighbors, which isnt all that often either so...yea, no money at the moment! XD

I plan to buy a set of pastels and some charcoal wen I get money...and my birthday is in lke 2 weeks sooo XD Im excited!

Cant wait to see more of your work!
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