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Rock Star -Version 2- by ekormekolindo Rock Star -Version 2- by ekormekolindo
:star:First off: Thank you so much for your help! I had more people vote than I thought would. I really REALLY appreciate it.:star:

This piece was created for a contest that Shonen Jump is holding. The challenge is to draw your favorite Bleach character as a musician. The entries will be judged by Shonen Jump judges based on following the rules, the potrayal of Shonen Jump and Bleach spirit, and quality of the art. The top ten will be posted on the Shonen Jump website and the people can vote for their favorite. The winner will receive a custom Bleach-designed guitar with Kubo Tite's signature.

I am not a musician. I can hit the power button on a radio and that is about it. My brother, on the other hand, is, as he put it once, a guitar god. He loves to play his guitar and quite frankly, he is really good at it. I knew I wouldn't enter this contest for myself but if he wanted the guitar, I would give it my best shot. Sure enough, he said he would love to have one, so here we are.

I pondered the pose for this for a while. Suddenly, a vision of my bro in this position came up and I instantly knew, this is what I should do. I quickly sketched it up and began to work with it in Illustrator. I came up with three different ideas all based on the same pose:


This was the second.

This one, I wanted it to be a flat color and use black as the shadows. If you haven't noticed yet, some of my more recent pieces use this form of shading. I, personally, love working with the dark shadows as such. So this one took on much more color. The background also stole some elements such as the circles, star, and arrows from the first but now are colored in a stylish fashion.

Bleach Kubo Tite
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:iconninjazsasuke96:
NinjaZSasuke96 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Fucking awsome! I love your bleach work! Rock on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconekormekolindo:
ekormekolindo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! ^_^
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Pasiphilo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
This looks fantastic, I love the style. I've been experimenting with lineart/colour myself, but still finding my groove. This is beautiful work.
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:iconekormekolindo:
ekormekolindo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Just keep practicing and you will find your niche. :)
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Even better than the original!:heart:
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:iconpurpledarknessvampyr:
purpledarknessvampyr Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is actually so coool!
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:iconekormekolindo:
ekormekolindo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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tobiart Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
great work! *_*
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:iconekormekolindo:
ekormekolindo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:icontobiart:
tobiart Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
u are welcome!
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Chiaroscuro-Ink Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009   Traditional Artist
I like this one the best still, I think. I do like all of them, though! The colors are so bright and bleach-like.
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:iconekormekolindo:
ekormekolindo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed. It makes an awesome background too. :)
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Chiaroscuro-Ink Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009   Traditional Artist
=D
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Shira--hime Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009   General Artist
Well, I'd fav all of them, but this is the one I voted for, so I feel like I owe it my fav. ^.^
Love the colors- it's so Shonen Jump. I also like the white shadow on Ichigo. It's such a Bleach effect that it ties in the words well.
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ekormekolindo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. I used this one for my new background on my laptop and I :heart: it so. The white shadow was an after thought but it was needed to help draw Ichigo out from the background. He blended in too well. :)
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veinsrunempty Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
this one is my personal favorite. :)
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:iconekormekolindo:
ekormekolindo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I quite enjoy this one. Despite the fact that the third piece won the vote, I printed this piece as well for my wall of drawings for I liked it so much.
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veinsrunempty Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
It has more original flare, than the other two, I think.
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Avatarded99 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Student General Artist
Gah these colors are even awesomer! <3
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:iconekormekolindo:
ekormekolindo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! Thanks. :D
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