I am certainly in limbo at the moment especially in my work life. There’s so much gray area and it made me so unhappy. Well, I am not the only person in my department who is unhappy with what is happening. We’re sad and we’re all weighing our options. It’s so hard to be in this situation where you love the people you work with and you love your work but work isn’t loving you back. Deep sighs.
With that said, a bit of the burden is lifted off my chest. Thank you for letting me rant a bit. For a treat, here’s the finished/colored version of the chibi Ichi-Ruki I drew a couple of days ago. ‘Finished with colored pencils.
Because charlmeister is a fellow Ichi-Ruki fan, I want to share here (and with her) what I wrote about Bleach, Ichigo and Rukia at the end of the Deicide arc (Chapter 420). It was posted in my old blog (viktorialouise@LJ) last September 22, 2010.
I am stunned to learn that there are only a few Ichi-Ruki shippers. I’ve always thought that this pairing is the most famous and the most probable to come true should Kubo end the manga with a romantic twist. As of the moment, that wish of mine is far from ever happening. But I am crossing my fingers…
Anyways, here’s what I wrote before:
Took me almost five hours to finish coloring and adding a simple background. I still don’t know how to color according to lighting effect. That I need to study further when I am not feeling lazy anymore. Hihi! But I do love how this artwork turned up.
I have always been an Ichi-Ruki fan. I even wrote a blog entry back in September of 2010 in my old blog @ LJ, romanticising the Bleach story – trying to connect Rukia to Ichigo in every possible way. I think I wrote it because I was heartbroken when I saw the last panel of the arc “The Last Getsouga Tenshou” – Rukia faded away in front of Ichigo. I thought it would be the very last time I’d see them together.
So when the Fullbringer arc ended and brought them together again, I thought I’d see a story that would bring them a lot closer. However, that didn’t happen. Rukia became a vice captain and though Ichigo became the hero of Soul Society, welcome to visit it anytime, he also gained a new power – a Quincy’s power.
Shinigamis and quincies are at the opposite sides of the spectrum. How will Rukia and Ichigo be together now?
And as of the moment, the back story of Shiba Isshin is being tackled. A shinigami, former captain of Gotei 13 squad 10, mentors of Rangiku and Toshirou… Isshin fell for his savior, a quincy named Kurosaki Masaki. What will this story unravel for Ichigo’s current state? Will he be a shinigami or a quincy? Or will he be the creature that Aizen created?
I am anxious as to what these new developments will do to Ichigo. It seems like he is getting further and further away from Rukia and the ending I am hoping to have. I know that Bleach isn’t really a romance story but there were arcs that seemed to be swaying to that. Plus, Kubo kept on teasing Ichi-Ruki fans about how he likes these two. I don’t know…
With growing frustrations and all, here’s a fanart I just finished fifteen minutes ago. I have been planning to draw a chibi version of this panel for the longest time. Finally, I had the sketch completed. I hope to finish coloring this tonight.