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
More fan art: