Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ulquiorra Schiffer - Resurreccion Segunda Espada - Bleach

This is another fan art dedication to a Bleach character. This is Uliquiorra Schiffer, the number 4 Espada, in his second release form.

Graphite, 14 x 17".

Bleach characters are manga characters and usually drawn in the that form. I wanted to put my own spin on them, so mine are not drawn in the standard manga style.

Again, I had some difficulties with my camera. You will see where notice some areas where the camera caught a glare off of the graphite, causing parts of the image to appear lighter. Some areas were also blurry or discolored. The actual drawing is even in tone and color.

Ulquiorra Schiffer Original Sketch © Faeorain, 2009

Bleach Character, Ulquiorra Schiffer © Tite Kubo, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Illustration Friday: Subtract - Kenpachi Zaraki - Bleach

Subtract one eye patch from a certain captain of squad 11 of the 13 court guard squads, and,'re in for a world of trouble!

Graphite, 14 x 17 ".

For those who don't read manga or watch anime, you may not get the connection, so I will try to explain while hopefully not making this too long.

This is based on a manga/anime character from Bleach. He is Captain Kenpachi Zaraki, and when he removes his eyepatch, his reiatsu ( spiritual pressure/source of power) goes into overdrive. All soul reapers/shinigami/ and captains have different levels of reiastu. Kenpachi has an enormous amount of it, but he loves battle so much, that he wears this special eye patch to suppress the bulk of his power, thus drawing the battle out for his enjoyment. When the eye patch comes off...all hell is gonna break loose! ( He is also notorious for not taking very good care of his sword, thus all the damage shown).

Kenpachi Zaraki Original Sketch © Faeorain, 2009

Character Kenpachi Zaraki © Tite Kubo, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

IF : Legendary - Thor

I chose Thor for this week's topic. He seemed suitable, and I have been wanting to do another drawing of him for awhile now. This was done in graphite on 11 x 14 ", 90 lb, cream colored paper. The actual drawing is a full body drawing, but I cropped it for now because the whole picture does not fit into my scanner. I didn't feel like wrestling with my camera/lighting tonight, as I usually have to do with my larger drawings. I get so very frustrated with taking pictures of my work. I wished I had a better camera and decent lighting.

Thor © Faeorain, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

IF : Intricate - Shaman VI

Ink and graphite, 4 x 6 on 111 lb. drawing paper. A special thanks to Live Model Books and model Jesse for providing the pose for my base sketch.

I figured since several people have told me that my twine men are intricate, that I could post this new one for the IF topic this week.

Shaman VI © Faeorain, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Giveaway Drawing: Twine Brown Jay Postcard

This is an original ink and watercolor postcard illustration. I drew him a little while back, but decided to take him out of my shop and offer him as a giveaway on my blog. If you would like to be the new owner of this little bird, all you have to do is a leave a comment here, and either an email address or some way I can find you to get your mailing info if you should win. The winner will be chosen by a random drawing at the end of this month, ( March 31st). And feel free to follow my blog for future updates on new artwork : )

UPDATE: Winner announced!

Ok everyone, I'm 2 days late on this, but I just did the drawing, using the random number generator at, and the winner is......Focus_ret! Congratulations!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-04-02 23:07:02 UTC

1 Samantha
2 Haru-Dori
3 v_spitalermt
4 arttage
5 Donn
6 Andie - email entry
7 Focus_ret
8 Kim
9 maryvangils
10 Jonna
11 Susan Faye

thanks for participating! , Fae