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BLEACH: Always You by shadoewhunter BLEACH: Always You by shadoewhunter
"Time will never have an effect on our friendship."

Years later, when Ichigo has accepted his role and responsibilities as an official Shinigami and Orihime has returned to her normal life back in the real world, she still knows he's always there watching over her. For them, their friendship is something that can only get stronger and she'll always be there, waiting for him to return one day.

Look! It's not a REBORN collab! ~jfong and I decided to take a break from our incredibly long KHR collab series. Instead, we drew the first two characters from the ani-manga BLEACH we were prompted with: Ichigo Kurosaki and Orihime Inoue. This picture is our first collaborative attempt at realism. To try something new, we toyed with the idea of what would the pair look like ten years later. (Possibly influenced by our recent REBORN pieces?)

Our greatest challenge was translating them from anime style to a semi-realistic portrayal. I honestly think my Ichigo is too old for 25, but I absolutely adore the way Orihime's mouth and hair are drawn.

Collaborator: :iconjfong:
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Omorashi-lover Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Friendship is nice... But Ichigo x Rukia and Orhime x Uryuu if it comes to romance
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colored-wine Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
This picture makes me want to keep up with Bleach. I really adored this couple when I read bleach but I'm sure things have changed between them. Do you know of any place where I can read scanlations?
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shadoewhunter Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
onemanga.com has everything up to the current scanlations. :)
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Miyukitty Featured By Owner May 2, 2008   Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful! I too love how Orihime turned out. ;3 Ichigo's face is still a bit too long and pointy for realism, but I still like the softness of the overall colours. Lovely work!
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shadoewhunter Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Thanks!
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Silent-TS Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
nice, i really like orihime's hair, can see the wind in it :D
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shadoewhunter Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
J did a very good job layering the hair.
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missnarutogirl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
so beautiful! You draws so well! i'm a fan of you!
lool
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shadoewhunter Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Thanks very much!
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ans-pencil Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
your realism is so good and i luv their expressions c:
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shadoewhunter Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Thanks! I hope it expressed our intent.
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kelvie-da-kid Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
To be honest one of the best pieces of bleach art i've seen in a long time.

I like the way you've captured this image.
I guess i won't say too much, other than, fav.
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shadoewhunter Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Thank you! That is very flattering :D
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