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A tribute to my favorite UlquiHime fanfic: Muse by ~KittyMcDaniels~ :heart:

...because what is an artist (in this case: pianist) without his Muse?

I've tried to capture the essence of what this fiction meant to me: losing everything, being broken, and finding the light again...
Carla, thank you so much for writing this story. It has really touched me on a deeper level and has been an amazing experience. :hug: T-T///

Piano musicsheet I've used:
- Debussy: Arabesque I.
- Debussy: Reverie
- Debussy: Claire de Lune
- Chopin: Nocturne Op.72 No.1
- Saint-Seans: Le Cygne

Characters Kubo Tite
Tile texture by ~hhh316

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JMK-Prime Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student General Artist
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art! 
OlliveOil Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohoho~! Is it just me, or is our dear Orihime wearing the black dress mentioned previously in Nilihism when Ulquiorra mentioned his new piano? :3

Beautiful composition, love! Your eye-catching piece sent me reading Kitty's fanfiction for an entire day. xD
Both your art and her writing capture this couple impeccably. Well done! :heart:
ArtsySilvi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
OMG I love all ur art work and plus ur so nic2😀
theunluckyducky Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Muse... Such a good fanfic... ╥﹏╥
AnnieSchiffer Featured By Owner Edited Oct 7, 2014
This fanart is gorgeous and conveys so many emotions. Thanks, Luleiya-san for making beautiful fanart of my OTP. ♥
rose-92 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i love this! *-*
the colors and the light are wonderful!
tanamu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's absolutely amazing! How long did you paint it?
Lifepaw1 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
A very beautifully created stunning drawing!
dlobefar Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
This is beautiful. It makes me want to read the story again.
shadamy20 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
This is very gorgeous. love the style
ReinsQueen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student General Artist
I can't even handle how great this is. I go back and reread Muse a couple times a year. So good~ 
You actually had the patience to do those music sheets?! I would die!
Greatme88 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
HeadphoneNinja25 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Agh, this is so gorgeous! I really wish I could draw and color that well, but for now the best I can do is practice and keep you in mind as a role model, I guess. If you're this good now, I can't imagine how your art will look a few years from now... O_O
(Oh, and by the way, thanks for putting a link to the fanfic. It effectively helped me find a new favorite author on Fanfiction. :))
xXMaploryXx Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the best artwork I've seen with this pairing! You are amazing! Thank you for this beautiful picture (:
KittyMcDaniels Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
I hadn't added this to my favorites yet because I never log in, omg. *looks at 3k notifications and sweats nervously*

Thank you again for this lovely artwork and I'm so, so glad that you were touched by my wild idea of an UlquiHime fic. May we continue to cry about it until Bleach is over, and in our old lady reminiscing to our future grandchildren. TwT
luleiya Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment! :hug: And it's me who should be thanking you for writing this beautiful story and inspiring me to draw. It's been a wild ride for my emotions, but totally worth it. :heart:
Xenovora Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how you make the hole in his chest bleed, it's a really nice twist to his character design! :)
wintunwolf Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Lemme just... cry...

FreyaAbendstern Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
this is really stunning
normally i am not a fan of digital art i prefer traditional work, but this is so beautiful and expressive and i love the pose of the muse
TaschaaChan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow it's beautiful and filled with so many emotions. It's amazing how you did this! 
KaiTokiwa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it!!! you did a great job!
SweetAyu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Absolutely love this! Great job! :heart:
StealUrSoul Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Writer
Oh My God, this is absolutely gorgeous. You somehow managed to show all the emotions Ulquiorra bottled up inside, and they finally show through what he loves: music. And the detail of blood seeping through his shirt from what should be his Hollow hole. And Orihime up there, just like some sort of an angel, which is somehow ironic due to the fact that we know Orihime's lifestyle in the FanFic. So yeah, awesome picture!
ToaTepsak Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

This is absolutely beautiful~

Orihime looks gorgeous :clap:

AttackOnUpdate Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   Digital Artist
ahhhh I read this back in April! xD I LOVE THIS!!!! xD
Right-to-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
This is just gorgeous! I love it!
shinjuxnarutoxx Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
AHH! Now this is what I call a beauty...
FinalVirucide Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks gorgeous! :)
shamuto-de-kaatsu Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
omg YES YES YES! finally someone who read it!
i have been fangirling about this fic for sooo long! and im willing to draw the babies of heuco mundo xD
and this is an awesome job! i can finally bring a good vision of the fic now! 
landra15 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice job
Serinji Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! The colors, the piece! It's all magnificent!:wow:
Rikamono Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
so beautiful !!
Anlapis Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist
This picture is so much breathtaking!!!!
Yuria-chu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art will inspire me forever!
It's beautiful.
Didoune24 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
OMG, that's so beautiful, so perfect...
I've read this fanfiction and I was captivated by it.
I saw your art and I was mesmerized by it.

Orihime's face and posture are incredible, so angelic. That's the prettiest way Orihime's features have been drawn from all the UlquiHime and Bleach fan art I've ever seen. So sweet, so pure, so tender... And Ulquiorra is a piece of art too !!! Looking both broken, miserable yet amazing between all those sheet musics...
And the rose... So wonderful...
And the light that makes the atmosphere more intimate and that relieves the painful details from the bottom part of this drawing...

Congrats, you're an awesome artist !
Sabby-Phantomhive Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013 new......idol ♥-♥ UlquiHime is one of my OTP's too. I say "one of" because ByaSana and IchiRuki are OTP's too.
Havatari Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Artist
Well done Bleach fan :P 
Althought I think that her face is suppose to be more childish... Through the whole the anime she is a big kid :)
theanimegirlaka Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Really beautiful.
Nortstar Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
awww^^ it is so pretty :)
Xsign-of-fireX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh, Luleiya, it's so gorgeous. . . I don't think words can express how beautiful this is. . . wonderful, WONDERFUL work.
The-Time-Hunter Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Daughter-of-Shadow Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous, and now I have to read the fic.  :D  Orihime looks so serene.  She is definitely fulfilling her role as a muse.
Aimiyuharmonia92 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Photographer
love it 
Silverbloodwolf98 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aff when I saw this on browse DA I thought it was OCs , so I didn't open it o.o but I saw Ulqiorra somehow xD then, now, I see it in group and finaly open xD ! Amazingdrawing, even if I am not big fan of this pairing
Aioros-sama Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is splendid! Awesome job!
Butterfly-Chu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so beautiful! I love the colours, the symbolism, the expressions. I can't get over how detailed and fabulous this is! I love the ends of Orihime's dress and how it tapers off like paper.

I really miss Ulquiorra. The manga just isn't the same without him.
Iwonn Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Orihime's hairs are so beautiful :iconchuuplz:
elena-nekrasova Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Как же ты шикарно рисуешь! Очень трогательная работа, такие эмоции, нет слов...
CODEno-103 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I first started to read that fic, I thought it was about a rich, flawless man trying to save the naive woman who's life was being wasted, but it was so much more than that! Their backgrounds are so tragic and you can tell they both had suffered so much, and gosh, the ending was perfect. It's my fave fic too, the story is so deep and it was a pleasure to read (I just have so much feelings about Muse <3)

Now, about your work: I'm speechless, I just don't know what to say about it, I have no words to describe how wonderful this is. You did such an amazing job and captured the esence of the fic so well. Ulquiorra's expression is so touching and heartbreaking, and Orihime looks so delicate and angel like. I just can't stop staring at it, and I'm still finding little, amazing details everywhere. The hair, the dress, the roses and piano and sheets, everything looks so smooth and flawless. And I loved the touch that the blood gives to it, it lets you know that he's battling inside and her expression and pose shows so much affection and kindness <3
I mean it, this is one of my favorite Ulquihime pics ever. You did a wonderful job!
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