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Kneel to the Twin Kings
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Published: April 22, 2014
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I've been wanting to draw Renji ever since his new bankai was revealed! When he was first introduced as a villain, I really disliked him, but after his character development during the Soul Society arc, Renji became one of my favourite characters, and has been since. So it was about time I did some proper fan art of him!

Initially I tried to approximate the copic marker/watercolour effect that can be seen in a lot of traditional manga drawings, such as Kubo's own colour spreads. But while working, I deviated from this concept and mixed in some stronger colours and cleaner cell shading as commonly seen in anime. I guess that's because I have little to no experience with traditional colouring outside of pencils and pastels ^^;

Still, I'm kinda happy with how this turned out :)

Let me know what you guys think!

PS The title is a reference to both the name of Renji's new bankai, Souou Zabimaru/Twin Kings Snake Tail, and the title of that epic chapter in which he first reveals his bankai and stands up against Byakuya

EDIT: I made a (rather messy) step-by-step of this deviation, with lots of random notes on drawing



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Image size
2367x2873px 3.14 MB
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Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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Belerionx's avatar
Belerionx|Hobbyist Artist
beautifulHeart 
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Shuukaku92|Student General Artist
Thank you! Glad you like my work :hug:
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The-Last-Phantom|Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!!
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Shuukaku92Edited |Student General Artist
Glad you like it! Also thanks for all the favs ;P
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The-Last-Phantom|Professional Digital Artist
I love your Art!!!

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Shuukaku92|Student General Artist
Thank you! the intensity of that icon is a bit disturbing though :P
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that's great, really!
and it somewhere remind me of kubo's Style
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Shuukaku92|Student General Artist
Thank you! I was feeling rather nostalgic while drawing this, so I'm glad I was able to capture the Bleach style a bit =D
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Excellent. :D
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Shuukaku92|Student General Artist
Thank you!
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You're welcome.
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L-MASTER|Hobbyist Artist
powerFULL :D
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Glad you like it :dance:
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i'm breathless its wow
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Shuukaku92|Student General Artist
:D glad you like it!
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mjcbosque|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow! Renji's true bankai form! amazing! :icongreatjobplz: :iconpervyrenjiplz:
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Shuukaku92|Student General Artist
:iconohyoublushplz: thanks!
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mjcbosque|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome! keep up the good work! :icongreatjobplz:
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Heh, I'll do my best!
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danielcamilo|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
perfect!!! 10/10
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:hug: Thank you!
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This one is awesome! XD
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Glad you like it :meow:
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wow,awesome
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