One piece of art down, a bunch more to go!
. 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.
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.
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
Time: around about 4 hours. I took some time to have dinner about halfway through, so I'm not sure.