♪ Ding-dong, the freakshow's done...! ♫ (*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!
His friggin' background
was a whole 'nother story, though... ¬¬;
(rest of the description is mostly just copied from the WIP
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.
Anyway, back to the pic.
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.
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
Media: 11x14 bristol board, Prismacolor pencils, Micron pens for outlines, and a touch
of acrylic paint.
Time: ...about 3 weeks?