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Kneel to the Twin Kings by Shuukaku92 Kneel to the Twin Kings by Shuukaku92
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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Belerionx Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
beautifulHeart 
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! Glad you like my work :hug:
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!!
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Glad you like it! Also thanks for all the favs ;P
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I love your Art!!!

CHICA INTENSIFIES chat icon 
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! the intensity of that icon is a bit disturbing though :P
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Phan 2 
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Hug 
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:iconthe-last-phantom:
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
cats rule 
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Hahaha, I don't think I can top that ;P
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visiteur2 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
that's great, really!
and it somewhere remind me of kubo's Style
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  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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Superjustinbros Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent. :D
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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Superjustinbros Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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L-MASTER Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
powerFULL :D
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:iconshuukaku92:
Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Glad you like it :dance:
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luffysecondgear Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
i'm breathless its wow
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student General Artist
:D glad you like it!
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mjcbosque Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow! Renji's true bankai form! amazing! :icongreatjobplz: :iconpervyrenjiplz:
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student General Artist
:iconohyoublushplz: thanks!
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mjcbosque Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome! keep up the good work! :icongreatjobplz:
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Heh, I'll do my best!
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mjcbosque Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Akari Akazaki (Good Job) [V3] Chinatsu Yoshikawa (Good Job) [V3] Yui Funami (Good Job) [V3] 
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danielcamilo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
perfect!!! 10/10
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
:hug: Thank you!
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Akane96 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
This one is awesome! XD
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:iconshuukaku92:
Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Glad you like it :meow:
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IsidoraN Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
wow,awesome
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
:D Thanks!
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Raynated Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is brilliant!!! :la: 
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you :happybounce: 
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Raynated Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!! :la: 
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TaNa-Jo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Artist
aaah OMG! Do you take requests/ etc? *_*
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm sorry, but because I work full-time, I've decided not to take on requests. However, you can join my birthday raffle for a free request by faving this journal! The result probably won't be as extensive as this deviation, but of course I'll try my best ^^ Also, I'm thinking of doing monthly request-raffles, so if you check my profile page every now and then, who knows?
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TaNa-Jo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
Oh okay :D
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30point Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Nice work!
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D
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Blychee Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah Renji ! :la:
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student General Artist
:la: choir 
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angelarivera Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist
That's a great drawing it cool 
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you I am a dummy!
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nab2000 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Stumbled upon this awesome piece of art.  Very cool!  I love the coloring!
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! Glad you like the colouring, I tried something new so I'm glad it holds some appeal~
Also, thanks for faving!
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Galiar Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing, keep it up! :D
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student General Artist
:happybounce: thanks!
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Takalla Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome. Looks great!
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Shuukaku92 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks :D
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Takalla Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No probs! :D
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nAvidx7 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliance... ^^
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