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Ichiruki: Never Give Up by luculentquark Ichiruki: Never Give Up by luculentquark
Never give up; never surrender? Anyway, I like drawing blood, and I wanted to learn how to draw boulders, so I combined them here. Sketched by hand, colored in CS2.

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DraconisIgnites Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's scenes like this that make me remember how much I preferred Ichiruki to Ichihime, it reminds me of something I once heard.

"Who do you want? The princess who stands behind you or the queen who stands beSIDE you."

She's a fighter, she doesn't give up, barring her execution, but that was her accepting her death. It annoys me to no end Bleach's ending, I like Orihime, I do, she's a nice girl, and she's had her moments, but with all the power she had, she never truly used it, she lacked the heart of a warrior, and never belonged in battle, a great healer, but to me the power to reject phenomena, to reject reality, it's potential was never truly reached by her.

Rukia though has the resolve, the heart, she's a warrior who fights to the end and would do so alongside Ichigo, they had actual moments, and one of the saddest fights for me was between her hollowfied form and Ichigo. They had a deeper connection to me not only because she gave him the power to protect, but because she also made the rain go away, she freed Zangetsu's world. First Ichigo saved her and then she saved him from despair. They just had that bond, that unbreakable link that I'd forged from people who have fought with and for each other.

I believe that if Ichigo would have been paired with Rukia, he would've stayed in the Soul Society with her, and they both would've become captains of the Gotei. Ichigo fifth because of irony.

Plus I'd like to imagine that Byakuya would one-up Ichigo at their wedding by finding Masaki and bringing her to him.

They've been linked since the beginning of Bleach, and they should've gotten together, it just made more sense.

But instead it's the overused pairing of the hero and the princess, instead of a true King and Queen.
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aoukiji Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016
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isharaine Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the look in her eyes, blazing intensity right there.
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FreakyFanatic101 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This art is awesome! Though I admit, when I first looked at it I thought Tensa Zangetsu was going through Rukia's arm...
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LunaYuuki Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is extremely good!
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chipAmir Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
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zXBlackRabbitXz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Black and white?....

THAT'S IT....THEY'RE PLANNING TO MAKE THEM A COUPLE... :iconlooolfishplz:
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DowntownGirl03 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
That's how this manga should look like >:D
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khikhi-kiara Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, incredible bonds! Awesome! XO
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ChristaSheen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist
I know you may not reply to this but I'm just really super curious about the story behind this picture, if you have time that is to tell me :) btw good job!
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luculentquark Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no, I have the time, but I'm just afraid the story's not that impressive, haha. I had imagined Ichigo and Rukia fighting someone who was hopelessly overpowering them (maybe Aizen, maybe some other villain that hadn't been introduced) and even though they'd been beat to pieces, they refused to give up. Plus, I really enjoy drawing/writing battle scenes, even though I'm not very good at either, haha. That's all! Sorry if it's a disappointment, haha.
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ChristaSheen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist
haha no not at all! I'm impressed! you did a great job! keep it up :D
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LexCorp213 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
luv the dark look. it's haunting.

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╚╗╔╝
╔╝(¯`v´¯)
╚══`.¸.Bleach
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MimiStriped Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Damn..I love the epic side of this pic...just fabulous ! :love:
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StrawberryBlast46 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Student Writer
very epic!
<3 so much!
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Gagou Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
DAMN she looks fierce. I love this. I really like the colours too.
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BlueFoxJutsu Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The way you color and the details you put to your works always amazes me:heart:.
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KaityRS Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
DANG! this looks sooo epic xD
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Shannonagon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AH-MAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
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Davaro0 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
KUDOS THIS IS GREAT
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GDWeed Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing or wat?
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hadaheart Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
LOVE THIS!
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monkycid Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so awesome!
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Piccolo14E Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
protecting each other till death
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
very nice!
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asdarklover Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love how Rukia came out. She's so determined.
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StrawberryDeathGum Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
awesome dude!!!!!!
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callmePLANKTON Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
I love the determination in Rukia's eyes ♥
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AnneaGoewin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!:la:
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Nekashi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
LOVElovelovelovelovelove this ! Really great job ^^
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Jedi-Guardian Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
They look like they've been through hell (literally) and are more than willing to go back in together.
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LediVetrov Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
GREAT!!)
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MaxiBeyond Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
This...is so cool!!!!! *sparkly eyes*
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Jay22237 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
This is absolutely stunning! I really don't know how to describe it!
Great job along with your other pictures!
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Keitorin-Bleach Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
whoa thats real good... :D
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FullFORCESoldier Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is...utterly mesmerizing. AMAZING JOB!
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DravenMade Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
wow, love their eyes - so much of a story going on in this picture just from their facial expressions. be so cool if they ever fought together in such a hardcore battle like this
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alonceBrain Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
like Skillet- Never Surrender :)
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KidRou Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
i cant even surpass u!!!
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GhibliGirl91 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
But they won...
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SilveredBlue Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
This is gorgeous. Again. XD
I love how their eyes are almost glowing in the light, and their poses. Ichigo's expression is so telling.
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ObsessedByDaydreams Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
'love Rukia's pose! cuuurves! and the highlights!!
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SunshineDog Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
This is amazing!!:la:
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kukai19 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
AWESOME...!!!
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ChubbyPandaBear Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
(`v).:.
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
This is amaaaaaaaaaaaazing!:clap:
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EternalFront Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
BLOODDDDDDD D8< i liek et =3=
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le-cuivre Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
fffffffff. this is the most amazing picture I've seen of ichiruki ♥____♥ gahh.
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DragbaX Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ouch!! :O
awesome!! i love it! :heart:
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zanessa33199 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Oh, this is awesome. :+fav:
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