So hem I don't know if you remember this. In fact I hope ou forgot about this picture xD because I suck so much, I wasn't even able to draw a totally new thing for ya D':
BUT even when I sketched this 4 months ago, I had only you in my mind. Because thanks to you, I really got into Bleach, and could feel my most incredible anime moment of my whole life, WHILE WATCHING THIS FOURTH MOVIE .
This picture just exploded all my records. Longest time sketching (10h+) to get EVERYTHING excactly as I had it in my mind. I have simply no regrets. It looks plain awesome. Longest time linearting (DAMN WHY HIHIO ZABIMARU AND THE SKULL CLAD IN THE SAME PICTURE !!!! DAAAAAAMN I'M SUCH A DUMB PERSON, WHY CAN'T I THINK TO FIND IDEAS !!), and quite long time to color everything.
One of the only complete background (I submitted alone, because well, Zabimaru hides the most part of it) I have for my drawings and yeeaaaaahhh so many experimentations ! I was still a beginner with SAI, so hem I played around with SO MANY THINGS (mostly on the skull clad, which looks epic. There's just that ~dust effect I couldn't get exactly, but it's still fine.)
Background story for this ? Well, when I watched Bleach Jigoku Hen, when Ichigo ~received that Skull Armor, I randomly said to myself : "woooo this skull armor and Zabimaru, and Ichigo becomes the Ultimate Skull Warrior !! .............................wait............" and this is how it started.
THEN why Renji and Rukia ?! I had to change my phone wallpaper, so I decided Renji had also to change his. SO WHY NOT HIS ZANPAKUTO WITH ICHIGO HAHAHA //bricked
And Rukia being like WTF you doing.....srsly...
Then WHILE drawing I tried to stay more or less logical (in this quite non-sense haha), and...since Ichigo was in Bankai state, his reiatsu would be the black and red one. So. Hem. On Zabimaru too, I guess......WELL those little Kuroi Getuga flames on it look awesome as well
And where's Tensa Zangetsu ? Rukia is keeping it, since Renji is taking a photo. Logical.
So I am sorry for not being there for you as much as I would like to. You deserve so many many many things. I hope you like this as much as I do, and I hoooope you weren't expecting something else, or....well. Happy B-Day, Bro.
Bleach (c) Tite Kubo
Art (c) me