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Leave This To Us! by Thesis-D Leave This To Us! by Thesis-D
"Leave this to us!"- Lieutentant Rukia Kuchiki & Sode no Shirayuki

My entry for this month's contest at :iconbleachrealism:

EDIT: I WON 1ST PLACE! ^___^

The theme was Rukia Kuchiki and her zanpakuto Sode no Shirayuki. :)

Rather than displaying a sparkly, snowy, regal effect that Rukia's sword dances usually have, I decided to go with a blade of fiery ice effect by having the energy wrapping around the blade and pulsating with mist. I wanted Sode no Shirayuki to have a more fierce and powerful looking release, to help reflect Rukia's strength, determination, and will power.

Please FULL-VIEW for complete details! :)

Made in Painter X w/ tablet
Artwork by & Damien Jones 2012
Rukia Kuchiki Tite Kubo
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L-MASTER Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awesome
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Heavens-Aria Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woooow i love the details of the ice-magic coming off her sword~
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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BlackieFriendOfSnow Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rukia looks great and sode no shirayuki is fantastic looking!! Really well done
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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BlackieFriendOfSnow Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem
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TonyJeffers Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student
I like your painting style here! It's cool that you can make your work look so smooth and seemless. The glow on the sash at the end of the sword is a bit distracting but, I do really like the contrast of black and white here.
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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IchikawaMichinari Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
OMG! Sode no Shirayuki looks amazing here! So intricate and beautifully deatailed! <3 And I love how strong Rukia looks here. She is such a strong a character in the anime and it is good to see you portray that. And though it is a small detail I love the way you drew her badge! ^^
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest, I don't know anything about Sode no Shirayuki, the new badge, etc, other than the information I've garnered offhand from others or by looking at reference pictures. I had the option to draw traditional Rukia, before the promotion, before the person in her sword is revealed, etc, but I had already drawn so many pictures of traditional Rukia, that I wanted to draw the updated version, with newer uniform and hair. :)
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IchikawaMichinari Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Well, I think you did a great job! Though I did stop reading the manga after Deicide. I might come back to it in the future when it is all done. I still appreciate beautiful pictures of Rukia though!
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I have several more in my gallery, if you want to look at them; I even have a folder just for her. :)
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harbinger1087 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
badass sword and Congrations on your 1st place victory in the contest
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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harbinger1087 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NP
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UltimateRidley Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the shading and the way you used the colors, despite the number of colors being sparse. I also like how you did the glow effects on the sword and ribbon (that is a ribbon right? I haven't watched much Bleach xD). :)
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. Yes, it is a ribbon. :)
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plangkye Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Rukia's face here is fantastic, loads of expression. Rare to see that in anime fanart.
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I think that when an artist works with semi-realism it just enables them to show more than standard anime is sometimes incapable of doing, for lack of defined facial features.
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Mkemaster Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This quite impressive, nice shadows and colors, love the effects. Though you could have made it even better if you had a bigger Tablet and a nice toned backgrounds :)
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)

To be honest, a larger tablet isn't necessary to do what you suggest, it will just require more scrolling, and after years of using my tablet, I've gotten fast and used to working with the confined space, that it ends up not affecting my work.
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Mkemaster Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol sorry, I meant Sword not Tablet! XD
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, ok! That makes more sense! :XD:
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YumeLyd Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh that looks great!i like your style in which you drew Rukia's face
also the glow on the sword and ribbon add a nice contrast against the black background
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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zerodj Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really superb! I am glad you won first place! The details and realism are indeed shown here. You applied a very nice shading to this drawing that makes it very powerful. The sword is way superb, I can't find the words to describe it.
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)

Her sword is so important to the character, and to the theme of the picture, that you just can't skimp on something like that and expect to come out ahead, let alone win a contest. There were other good entries, too though, and it was nice to see what the other contestants brought to the table. :)
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zerodj Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome! I agree, the sword was a really important part of it. It gives it that special finishing touch.
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Doko-Latte Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I love this ermahgerd~ I love the weapon, and they way you drew her is great!
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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Doko-Latte Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
No prob ^^
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Theshelfs Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
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Please drop by and fav the feature... and why not join the group :)
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the feature. I appreciate it. :)
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AshuraG Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
On "Leave this to us!" I like the light effects and her hair...but the eyes seem dead somehow, maybe it has something to do with the edged light reflexes on her eyes. But you picked the dark background well, to make the weapon shine...

Well, not my anime, but I know about Ruika.
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. Yeah, I wanted this to have a serious tone to it. Normally, when I draw Rukia, I try to make her moe or adorable in some way.
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DaWonderer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
it's a kind of magic..
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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Tentagami Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the amount of details you did to the hair. What really drew me to this picture is the glowing sword. :D
Excellent work! :D
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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Morebud Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
That sword is mesmerizing! Beautiful focus of the piece. The black background really helps to smash that sword into our eyeballs. Congrats on your contest win by the way!
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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TB8S Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the glow and the minimal color palette. Really helps the sword stand out. The sword itself is fantastic too. I really like the way the energy wraps around the blade.
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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JollyGolightly Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can see why you won ( congrats!)
It was a good idea to do the BG totally black, it really made the white stand out
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The black/white contrast and the swishes of light in this piece are amazing, you've certainly captured the electric vibe you were going for :nod:
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you; glad that you think so. :)
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ChazzVC Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
interesting style, i love how you detailed her weapon
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, normally her sword wouldn't have an effect like that, so I wanted to be original with it.
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ChazzVC Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i kind of figured, but i liked the effect
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