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12 August 2010 @ 08:08 pm
Bleach Portrait 5  
Gin: In the Way


WARNING:  Blood and gore.  Not kidding.  I mean, it's all symbolic or whatever but still THERE IS MUCH RED IN THIS PICTURE.

 







The scanner basically slew the thing but I've got a digitally painted version of this on the way .  Since I'm headed on vacation tomorrow (YAY!) I thought I'd leave this here for y'all while I'm gone. 

Gin...ah, Gin.  The moment I read THIS panel http://mangastream.com/read/bleach/82151810/15 the picture basically drew itself.  I'm a huge GinRan shipper (in my personal circle of Bleach fans, my nickname is Matsumoto) and the angst for the past month has been oh-so-tastily satisfying. Like much of the fandom, I've been squealing "I KNEW IT!" all week.    Don't get me wrong, I know Gin is not a good guy.  But I'm telling you, it feels so good having proof he's not a villain. 

HIS LOVE FOR MATSUMOTO DOES NOT REDEEM HIS OTHER SINS.  Like so many others in Bleach, Gin is focused on only one person. This is not a good thing, no matter what the fairytales say.   (Look where it's taken Tousen.  Or Orihime.  Or Hinamori.  Or Hitsugaya. Or...y'know, that's enough)  If you're willing to destroy the world to save one person, even if it means sacrificing yourself, that means the person you love is going to end up alone watching the world burn. You have to share the love.

Of course, you could take it too far the other way and run yourself ragged trying to save EVERYONE.  (Yeah, Ichigo, I'm looking at you)


EXCELLENT NEWS! (and slightly OT) The portfolio I worked on last week instead of a Bleach portrait?  It was my application for the Animation BFA major at Brigham Young University.  It's one of the top animation programs in the country according to a Mr. Ed Catmull (President of Pixar, btw.  Y'kno, PIXAR.)  I've been trying for two years to get in and have applied no less then 4 times. 

And I made it.  YAY!


Who's going insane from lack of chapter this week?  Skilly is going insane from lack of chapter this week.
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manonlechat: gin and rangiku: hugmanonlechat on August 13th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
OMG, it's so twisted and darkly GinRan-ish--- love it!

(Great job on those hands, btw.)
manonlechat: gin and rangiku: all is fair in love andmanonlechat on August 13th, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
Btw -- Mind if I link this on ginran?
 Lady Camille Catherine Cecily Lloyd-George X: Diva Matsuskilly_n_duff on August 13th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
*blush* Oh! um...yeah. Wow. No one's ever asked me that before. Yay!
kanjo_girl: byayorukanjo_girl on August 13th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Of course, you could take it too far the other way and run yourself ragged trying to save EVERYONE. (Yeah, Ichigo, I'm looking at you)

lol, it can apply to everyone in Bleach, I suppose. There's Rukia who is too self-sacrificing and

I love this art. The red is so prominent. I adore how he cradles the heart within his arms. But I do have a question: is that Ran's necklace he's pulling on? The broken smile seems to scream most at me, though I'm not sure I like how his eyes are open. D: Makes me sad.

Not a big GinRan shipper, since I never liked Gin all too much. *gets stoned by Gin fans* However, my brother keeps driving me to like the creepy character. I'm such a huge Rangiku fan, though when she begins her happiness, I am weary.

You're not the only one who's sanity is going bye-bye. I need Bleach...

Thank you for sharing this amazing work of art, and hopefull more?
 Lady Camille Catherine Cecily Lloyd-George X: Diva Matsuskilly_n_duff on August 13th, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
I've been trying to upload one a week. XD

And yes, that is Ran's necklace. I've always thought it was silver but the newest tankoban cover let me know it was gold. Huh. Who knew?
never give up!  ৵  never surrender!: (bleach) gin will smile for youloquaciousquark on August 13th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)
HOLY WOW. I--I love this so much. Everything about it is so perfect--the pose, the hands, the eyes, the concept. I seriously love this. Do you have a deviantart?
 Lady Camille Catherine Cecily Lloyd-George Xskilly_n_duff on August 13th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
Why yes I do! This one won't be up yet--I'm going to wait until the painted version is finished.

http://skilly-n-duff.deviantart.com/
never give up!  ৵  never surrender!: (bleach) ichiruki is so simple.loquaciousquark on August 13th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
Well, I am in love with it. I can't wait to see it go up!
シボ 洋蔥さん: I want to shine on younijibug on August 13th, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)
omg first time I saw 'loquacious' in a username ♥
never give up!  ৵  never surrender!: (leverage) geeks shall inherit hardisonloquaciousquark on August 13th, 2010 05:28 am (UTC)
Hahaha. Well, it fit when I created my journal, and it's stuck ever since! :D
シボ 洋蔥さん: magatama silvernijibug on August 13th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
The soft penciling just about did me in *___* It reminds me of ashes and, unsurprisingly, Rangiku's zanpakutou.

But aagh it's been so long since I've seen Gin in his shihakusho. ♥
nehalenia: gin rangiku halo downnehalenia on August 13th, 2010 04:40 am (UTC)
Congratulations on your application being accepted! That's fantastic news! Thank goodness you kept trying!

Oh, and your Gin is fantastic. I love my romance doomed and full of angst so of course I love Gin/Ran. ;)
♀*La Muerte Chiquita*♀la_kalaka on August 13th, 2010 05:00 am (UTC)
CONGRATS FOR BEING ACCEPTED!! YEAH! *________________*//


I do love the red, it's a peautiful contrast and you got a powerful imagery here. I do love things like these *_________* *wants to eat heart*

r0ck3tsci3ntist - sorry, kidding: Badour0ck3tsci3ntist on August 13th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
Really lovely, though I know how hard it is to scan pencil.
Super Nintendo Chalmersstrawberries_85 on August 13th, 2010 10:35 am (UTC)
Ooooh, I love how morbid it is. It's absolutely gorgeous, great job.
rukia_princessrukia_princess on August 13th, 2010 12:37 pm (UTC)
Wodnerful drawing, and congrats on your acceptance in the program! Well derserved! ♥
georg_vanlunden: Reprezent. Du.georg_vanlunden on August 13th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
Seeing Gin with his eyes open alone is a strange sight, but seeing him with such a ... serene/relieved/sad, whatever it is look in his eyes? That's just STRANGE man. Not OOC, I wouldn't go that far. Just unusual. Oddly enough, that is what stands out the most to me in this picture- not the heart with Matsumotos necklace which I must admit IS a fine addition to the picture. Verrah nice, verrah nice indeed.

And man, congratulations on making it into that program! Hope it leads you someplace good!
redgreendressredgreendress on August 14th, 2010 11:13 am (UTC)
omg, bloody Gin. This is totally awesome! thank you for sharing and congratulations on getting accepted - hope you make it big!

_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on August 15th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)

I'm so very proud and happy for you. Mazel tov on your acceptance and many blessings.