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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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:iconkrylika90:
Krylika90 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Nicely done, love the eyes :heart:
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011   Photographer
Thank you! :huggle:
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Krylika90 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Your welcome ^_^
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:iconhunlin:
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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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. :(
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MynameisHitsugaya Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
Welcome!

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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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008   Photographer
Charcoal is hard in the sense that it smudges easily. Really easily. So it takes some getting used to. That's why I like working in the negative so much - if you mess up you can just darken something in and start over, and you don't have to worry about the pretty white page getting all streaky. :lol:

It's really cheap, too. You can pick up a pack of condensed sticks for about $2. :boogie:
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MynameisHitsugaya Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
XD Charcoal sounds fun to use! Next time im at a store ill take a looky see to see if theyve got any...
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008   Photographer
I think it's a lot of fun to use. :D

Don't forget to get a can of workable fixative if you do get some charcoal. You'll need it if you don't want your drawing to rub off little by little over time. ;)
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MynameisHitsugaya Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
XD ok, thnx! Ill hafta remember the fixative part, cuz i forget things alot XD
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DavisJes Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool looking character.
Great job.
I am still watching the series and have not gotten to this guy yet.
Plus I still have to read the manga.
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner May 3, 2007   Photographer
Thanks :)

He is quite a cool character. If you're watching the English dub, it'll be a long time before you see him. He comes up around chapter 180 or so in the manga.
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DavisJes Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am watching the subtitled version and I am only on episode 70 something.
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner May 3, 2007   Photographer
You'll get to him eventually. He's in the most recent episodes. :D
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mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
:wow:So he's like a demon?
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:iconareteeirene:
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007   Photographer
Yeah, you could say to that. But not demon in the Christian sense, since hollows don't come out of hell (and there is a hell in the Bleach universe). Definitely an eastern ghost gone really bad. Although some of them are turning out to be either very neutral or even good characters. I suppose once they regain a semblance of their humanity, they revert to being more human-like again. Some good, some not. But all immensely powerful and scary. :D
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mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
:nod:What's Hell like in Bleach's universe? Much more scary than the Christian version?
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007   Photographer
Well, I can't say exactly because we've only seen the door open once, and never what it's like inside. I wonder if the series will ever descend into hell. :? It looks pretty nasty though, just by looking at the doors and the hand that came out to suck someone down.
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mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
:nod:That make it more scary if you don't know for sure.
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:iconmmpratt99:
mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
:nod:That make it more scary if you don't know for sure.
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GetsugaTenshou992 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
I like this picture, very "charcoal" feel, a natural, artistic feel than "photoshop" art. Background is also well done, contrasting nicely. Nice detail overall, I love it. On a totally different note, how do these emoticons work? I'm using firefox but can't use them.
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007   Photographer
Thank you so much. :) I do love the feel of charcoal, and it does give a totally different look to subject matter. I just can't get into pure digital work; I like getting my hands dirty.

As for emotes, the faq is here: FAQ #53: How do I use Emoticons? Where are they?

Some are the same as regular text emotes, so :) will give you :) but most of them are words placed between colons. For example :evillaugh: will give you :evillaugh: (don't ask how I got the text to not turn into an emote, it's my magical secret. ;) Ok, not really, but I don't want to confuse anyone). You can open the legend by clicking on the emoticon link just under your avatar when you open up the comment box.
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
What is the thing on the side of his face :-? Very good rendition. If you think there are only a dozen transformers in the bin, think again. There are all sorts of shapes and sizes. Will have to have Andrew sort them for me then I can capture the lot and post it in the scraps.
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007   Photographer
He's a hollow, so he has a hollow mask. But since he's now an arrancar, he's be able to break his mask and reemerge as more human again. That's what's left of his mask.

Did I only say dozen? I meant dozens if I did ^^;
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Yes, the bin is to nearly overflowling. No wonder I never put the bigger one away... no room. Am so glad you cleared that up about the arrancar. As if I understand :disbelief:
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007   Photographer
You gotta read all the way through. :D Very much like the preacher figure, except they control, theoretically, tens of thousands of souls apiece (or more). That's a lot of power.
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
It is a lot of power. Am not sure how many souls The Preacher controls at any given time but in Ghost it is alluded to be in the thousands. Will just have to read all the book.
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007   Photographer
Well, hollows eat souls, the menos grande eat other hollows, and the arrancar are made up of many menos grande, with one core dominant soul. So it is a lot. Yeek.
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
How do you remember all of that. I'm like, wha.....?
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007   Photographer
Um, cause I've been reading it? :shrug: I'm pretty good at remembering what I read.
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:iconsiriuslylostwerewolf:
Kickass, yo! xD *cough* sorry^^;
I like the contrast of all that black and white and those lovely green eyes:flirty: xD
I think you did a great job! :thumbsup:

And omg I can't believe he's only number 4!!!! I thought he was number 2!!!! :faint: Poor Ichigo...I hope he and Rukia and Chad are ok:fear:
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007   Photographer
Me thinks Ichigo is due for an inner world confrontation. He always gets one when he gets owned by someone.

I did think Ulquiorra was a higher number than 4. I also wonder if Hiraku is going to show up, especially since he was in the two page spread last week. It was the three still standing, and Hiraku. That surprised me, really.

What I want to know is why Orihime just doesn't blow a hole in the wall and go after Rukia. She should be able to, right? Just reject it out of existence. That girl, it seems to me, doesn't realize her potential.

I tried at least four shades of green before I settled on this one. And you were right, this was by far the most white I have ever used. :XD:
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:iconsiriuslylostwerewolf:
Ooh yes! Inner confrontation!! *jumps up and down* But didn't he just have one of those when he was fighting with the Vaizard?? He needs a break:(

I hope he shows up...I wanna see him again:excited:

Maybe Orihime feels like she would endanger her "remaining" friends chances of living if she tried to escape:shrug: HOPEFULLY all the characters who were injured are still ok. I mean...there haven't been any major deaths yet and I don't wanna start now:fear:

I love white charcoal...maybe because I like drawing highlights with it:boogie:
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007   Photographer
We saw a lot of Shirosaki, yeah, but we haven't seen Zangetsu in forever. I'd hope it would be Zangetsu he sees; forces him to really take control of the hollow. Damn the other Vaizard can get 14 hours straight!

I doubt anyone really important to the story line would die now. Too early in the story. And Rukia is just no way. People forget she's the female lead and the character that links all the others together. Chad maybe before it's all over, but really I expect (hope :D) that he's going to end up a vaizard as well. He'd be so cool with a mask. El Diablo...

Hardly anyone has died in the entire story. The one guy who Mayuri blew up, and some past tense deaths- Ichigo's mom, Orihime's brother, Hinata... but considering the type of story it is, I'd wager most people make it out alive, except Aizen (or other bad guy if he is also being manipulated by someone). :shrug:
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:iconsiriuslylostwerewolf:
14 hours STRAIGHT!? Wow. Can you imagine how powerful Ichigo would be if he could master that? :faint:

Yeah...Rukia can't die. Half the people would probably stop reading the manga. I would probably consider it:O

I'm hoping that Aizen will die...with the help of someone very close to him:plotting:
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007   Photographer
I assume you mean Gin? :D
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Frankenteddy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
Wow
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007   Photographer
Thanks :D
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Frankenteddy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
No problemmo! :aww:
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Soundwave78 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
yeah, u lost me at the title. I seriously dont like Manga, It just doesnt do it for me. THe only japaname i ever liked was the Transformers. THats about it. I mean, its a nice piece, though.
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007   Photographer
His name is actually Spanish ;)

I've always been a comic book lover. I don't really have preferences for style. Grew up reading boatloads of marvel. I've inherited my brother's complete Transformers series. Haven't decided what I want to do with it yet. We've still got all his transformers, too. I keep meaning to get them out and take some stock photos of them at least. As an 80's child, I watched them a lot too. But as for anime, it was Voltron I loved as a 10 year old. :XD:
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Soundwave78 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
DO U HAVE SOUNDWAVE IN THAT COLLECTION, IF SO I MAY WANT TO BUY IT FROM U, IF ITS IN A HALF WAY DECENT SHAPE
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007   Photographer
I have idea, but there's dozen in the bin, so maybe :D

Do you have a good link to what he looks like, so I can check when I get home again? (probably in two weeks will be my next trip up that way)
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Soundwave78 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
He's my avatar, and when in transformed mode, is a radio
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AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007   Photographer
Yeah, but the avatar is so little ;)

Is he the one with the tape deck?
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:iconsoundwave78:
Soundwave78 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
yes, the blue tape deck
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