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Crazy Eights by Linake Crazy Eights by Linake
♪ Ding-dong, the freakshow's done...! ♫ :sing:
(*to the tune of "ding, dong, the witch is dead" from Wizard of Oz.....or whatever the song's called. I don't really care.*)


Haha. Don't get me wrong-- Szayel was one of the most fun drawings I've done in a while! :D His friggin' background was a whole 'nother story, though... ¬¬;



(rest of the description is mostly just copied from the WIP descrip.)


Yeah. ^^; I always seem to get particularly fascinated with a character after someone mentions to me the idea of cosplaying as them.
.....It scares me how fascinated I am with cosplaying Szayel-Aporro, though. O_o; Even about 2 years away from the cosplay and I'm already super-jazzed about it to the point that I'm creeping out a few of my friends. oO; *lol*
(plus, the only way in Hell they could talk me into wearing a Pepto-Bismol-pink wig was with the promise that I get to be insanely creepy. :plotting: )


Anyway, back to the pic. =p
I worked my butt off on his coloring and getting all the tiny details right. XD I looked at many a screencap/illustration, most of his episodes, and even listened to his "Bleach Beat" songs for inspiration.
...
I'd say it worked. ^^ Looks like I may have another weird little muse. XD


The title --which I blame Kim & Ramia for the recent card game inspiration-- is because of his rank in the Espada and...well....he's kinda nuts. :3 But in a fun way.

But yeah. For those not familiar with Bleach, he's Szayel-Aporro Grantz, basically a mad-scientist, and he's the #8 Espada. (The top 10 of the Arrancar are called "Espada".) So, he's crazy, and 8th rank. :D *LOLSTUPIDPUN*
When he releases his sword (called "Fornicaras", and yes, it means exactly what you think it means), he basically turns into a big tentacly-butterfly thing, like on the right half of the pic.
(Yes, I know this isn't how he releases his sword, but I'm NOT drawing him shoving his sword down his throat. ><; God, the guy's weird enough, let's just leave it at that, OKAY??)

Those two things in the background are two of his fraccion (subordinates, basically, and snacks in Szayel's case. XD), who I affectionately refer to as the "beachball things" since they're so round and bounce around a lot. XP Apparently, the one with the single ponytail (front) is named Verona, and Lumina is the one with pigtails (rear). They're each carrying two of his little voodoo-doll plushies. Lumina is holding up dolls of Uryuu and Mayuri, while Verona has Renji and..... hm...what's that other one?
;)


Character: ©Tite Kubo
Art: ~Linake
Media: 11x14 bristol board, Prismacolor pencils, Micron pens for outlines, and a touch of acrylic paint.
Time: ...about 3 weeks? :shrug:




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:iconlionsong:
Lionsong Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconszayelplz::iconsaysplz: Your amazing rendition of me has been featured here: [link] Please do favorite the article if you enjoy it.
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:iconherodetime:
herodetime Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
My new favorite card game.
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:iconvaguelycreepy:
VaguelyCreepy Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Frankly, that guy was a total dick. Maybe not quite bad enough to completely deserve the particular ending he got, but I'm still glad he's gone. Your picture is excellent, though.

Ooh, ooh! You should make those Uryu and Renji (did I spell those right?) dolls to carry around with you. If you really wanted to go all out, you could even make them hollow and fill them up with those tiny organ pieces made out of clay or something. Maybe styrofoam or sandstone... Something really crumbly.
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:iconanalucia5thespada:
AnaLucia5thEspada Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
awesome^^
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:iconlinake:
Linake Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconanalucia5thespada:
AnaLucia5thEspada Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
i love your art^^
do you do requests or art trades?? :3
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:iconlinake:
Linake Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thanks! ^^ :hug:

Eh, not really. ^^; Sorry! I'm a college student, so I'm usually too busy to do requests or trades....I do do commissions, though, and I also take recommendations for art ideas. :) Kinda like my recent pic of Uki with the Sogyo no Kotowari twins, with a recommendation, there's no guarantee that I can do it, but if I like the idea I'll try it when I have time. ^^;
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:iconanalucia5thespada:
AnaLucia5thEspada Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
oh...
sadly lookin for someone to draw my oc sadako with szayel...
x.X
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:iconlinake:
Linake Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really do OC art anyway, sorry about that! (It's so hard to draw other peoples' OCs....Half the time, they don't have actual images of them --just a description-- so it's tough to try to guess how they look. ^^; Plus, I never know how to show their personality traits in a picture...)

Sorry, though! Hope you find someone who can do it for ya! :)
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:iconanalucia5thespada:
AnaLucia5thEspada Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
well i have pics of her...her expression is similiar to szayels^^
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:iconartisticmoose:
ArtisticMoose Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
This is great!

And the title fits so well. :+fav:
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:icondestinythecat1:
DestinyTheCat1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Whoa, that looks amazing!! Great job :D
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:iconyuki-maru:
Yuki-maru Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
this is amazing!!! Great job on this
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:iconlinake:
Linake Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank ya! :D It was a horrendous amount of work, but worth it, I think! ^_^ Glad ya like it!
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:iconyuki-maru:
Yuki-maru Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
you're much welcomed
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:icondarkjubei:
DarkJubei Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Nice... you did a great job, and it shows ^_^
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:iconlinake:
Linake Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank ya! :hug:
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:icondarkjubei:
DarkJubei Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
np hun... :D
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:iconkillmesoftlyluv:
killmesoftlyluv Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
soooo gooood, and you took so long to make it, awesome!!! :heart:
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:iconlinake:
Linake Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks! :hug:
Actually, 3 weeks is a quick pic for me! XD (At least, a pic with that much detail and a full background). Some of my digital ones can take up to 6 months or more.... ^^;
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:iconkillmesoftlyluv:
killmesoftlyluv Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
aww you have a lot of patience there :hug:
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:iconlinake:
Linake Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
*lol* Thanks! XD
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:iconb093:
b093 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
WOAHHHH tht is so goood! :D u ROCK! I really like the shading of the background that u have done and all .. im still practicing on my shading -_-"
Bt really its a nice work uve done! <3 keep it up bud!
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:iconanimegher:
animegher Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009   Traditional Artist
that looks super awesome, great perspective on the background- sweet expression too :3 sexy evil
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:iconryuuenx:
ryuuenx Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
OMG. I dunno HOW you found the patience to do that background O_O; . . . (Oh, btw, sent off the Haruka doll! You should get it this week!)
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:iconlinake:
Linake Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know either. XD It really helped that I spanned that God-awful thing out over...what was it? 2 weeks for the BG? *lol* (That, and caffiene. Caffiene helps. XD)

Ah! Yay!! :D I gave you my apartment address though, and I haven't been down there since Monday (going back tomo-- uh, later today), so she should be in my mailbox then! :boogie:
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Dice1317 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
I like it
It was almost creepier when it was still a work in progress
-Kanku
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:iconlinake:
Linake Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^^
(Really? :O_o: That's odd....How so?)
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:icondice1317:
Dice1317 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
I donno...maybe it was all the white behind him?
-Kanku
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:iconjade-the-g:
jade-the-G Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
let me guess. The lighting and perspective gave you problems.
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:iconcanadianeggroll:
CanadianEggroll Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, this is amazing! My backgrounds fail, but yours is awesome! sweet...
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:icontoastweaselofdoom:
ToastWeaselofDOOM Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
THATSOCOOL!!!! :worship: I LOVE IT! The crazy fruitloop is DONE! XD
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:iconjdeechan:
JdeeChan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
wow I love the BG you did so well hun I don't envy you drawing that but you pulled it off so well <3
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:iconbayonet-alchemist:
bayonet-alchemist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
MY GOD XD THIS IS AMAZING YOU KNOW

I can't even fathom how frustrating such a background can be. Szayel looks awesome @ w @
I wish I could see the hoodoo doll details...
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:iconlinake:
Linake Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:lmao: Aww, thank ya!! XD
(Were it not that my mom comes down to my apartment every weekend, I'd frame him and hang him up somewhere. *lol* But I really don't want to explain why there's a pink tentacle-butterfly mad-scientist hanging on my wall.)

It would've made things SO much easier if I could remember perspective tricks from my old Design classes. ^^; There was some trick she taught us about spacing that would've come in REALLY HANDY for those columns/wall panels of his. *lol* Oh well. I'm getting forgetful in my old age. :XD:;

Here ya go! XD Kinda crappy, since they're so small, but still...
[link]

Glad ya like him, though!! :hug: I can't wait to draw him again sometime! ^^ (with no background this time. XD)
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:iconbayonet-alchemist:
bayonet-alchemist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
I would do it anyway, but its more fun to try and trick her into a different explanation.... you never know X'D

I'll take note of your example and write those thigns down or something X'D Ohdear X'D

OHOHO The artist is taken captive too X'D :hug: Still cool..... and there's totally nothing wrong with no backgrounds >xD
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