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Quick character design just to make sure I still can haha. You can get a free sketch if you can name the guy this one's looks are based off of. Ofcourse it might be difficult because this is a sketchy sketch (just look at those sloppy tats XD)

As a short bio, his current name is Reuben Rockwell (he has changed it several times) and once upon a time he was the second captain of Division 13, Ukitake's predecessor. During the first quincy war he attempted to make himself more powerful to defend SS, ended up turning himself into a hollow, and had his ass kicked by his daughter. His wife was killed in the war and he was exiled. His daughter remained in SS and would be the captain of division 13 if some other stuff hadn't gone down with her. 

Reuben spent his exile time traveling everywhere in the gigai a friend smuggled to him. He was stuck in the human world for several hundred years, but made the most of his time, often traveling as a sailor on cargo ships. He eventually got himself into tattooing, having been a pretty good painter (a hobby from SS). He ends up tattooing his own gigai, and himself to match, and gets a new one for each country he travels to (and some just because he can). Though he missed his daughter, he really enjoyed his 'human' life, and didn't mind that his spiritual pressure was slowly getting sucked away by the gigai. 

In the current AU storyline, Reuben is the owner of his own tattoo shop, and had been for about five years when the SS approaches him and asks him to return to help in the shadow war. Unfortunately, his abilities had been greatly diminished after spending so much time in the world of the living, and his recovery keeps him from fulling going into active duty. Between training to get his powers back, Reuben opens another shop in the Gotei to keep himself from getting too bored, and reunites with his daughter, who had also become a visored (many years after his own visored incident)

Though he's still recovering, Reuben was always known for having the best control over his spiritual pressure, and can control it as easily as breathing. His other skills are well-rounded, though he prefers kido and zanjutsu over using his shikai or bankai. Currently he is still considered 'retired', though he is slotted to take a captain spot in any squad except the 4th and 5th in case one of the other captains is killed.

aaaand yeah, hope you like him haha
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dragonofthesand Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I literally can not even

how is anything on this sloppy it's actually really gorgeous, both the art and the bio. 
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha

Man the tattoos were just pooped on there XD but thanks~ I dig this guy too haha
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dragonofthesand Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that was one hell of an artistic poop. Like Michelangelo himself came back with the most creative diarrhea I've ever seen


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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you think this compares to Michelangelo gurl yo need your eyes checked something mad
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dragonofthesand Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not saying it's like the Sistine Chapel, but it's not crap either. It's really good work
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ssshhhh
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Tiniest-Peach-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
All the tattoossss <333 He looks so awesome Jordan~ I know who he's based off but I'm crap with names. Still I just love him and ohhh he's so handsome and lovely and I love his name as well. Very handsome Jordan! <3
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yiss I love tattoos
And thanks~
It's okay someone already won haha
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Tiniest-Peach-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I loves them too! I'd never get one cause i'm a big wuss about pain and neddles~ Always Jordan my friend <3

And I saw X3
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
eeeh they aren't that bad
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Tiniest-Peach-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
They are for someone who is deathly afraid of needles Snakes XD 

But still they are super pretty! Of course I just like people with tattoos X3
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
psh I'm afraid of needles :P
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Tiniest-Peach-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I have a phobia of them so badly sometimes. I can barely stand getting my blood taken with out someone there with me to keep me sane XD
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Getting a tattoo is completely different from getting blood drawn :P

but I don't really think we need to compare who has a worse phobia of needles
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sarani-chan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oooh nice! :clap:
his eyebrows and eyes kinda remind me of Sir Ian Mckellen :lol:
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha they do, kinda XD
He's based on Miles Better though~
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Yaeko-4896 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow he looks amazing
btw awesome work
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you C:
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Z-Angaros Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, I love that guy XD
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha me too, one of my favorite beards~
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Merc-Wit-da-Mouth Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
MILES BETTER!
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ding ding, you got it
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Merc-Wit-da-Mouth Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Woot! I just I looked at him and was like... that's the hot older tatooed gent... I must know his name x'D. Anyways I find it awesome you based an OC off him :3
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just liked the way he looked :shrug:
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Merc-Wit-da-Mouth Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OH MY GOD I KNOW THAT GUY! *goes to look up name*..... can't find it yet but I shall! I at least have seen him online lol. Anyways great job so far Jordan, he looks badass :3
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what do you want for your sketch?
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Merc-Wit-da-Mouth Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm.... I have to think of that one lol. I have a few ideas :3
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
rrkay
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Merc-Wit-da-Mouth Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay so... I would like a sketch of Andrew wearing this armor, fav.me/d5ef12u , just without the helmet lol. Then I want him to be holding a sword similar to his bankai one, fav.me/d5on384, just with the crystal at the bottom being circular and looking like a reptillian eye. Oh and the sword should look like metal, not crystal now.
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markerart Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
His hair/stare look like Nick Offerman
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
noope wrong

I highly doubt anyone will guess it actually haha
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XBrokenRiversX Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
His eyes really pop! And his sleeves are incredible, not sloppy. 

I can't say I know who this is lol. I don't know many people who are famous
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thans haha

He's not really famous per say unless you're really into tattoos
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XBrokenRiversX Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Urrrrg then I should know him. 
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Miles Better is his name
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XBrokenRiversX Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I just looked him up. He looks like one bad ass man
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
he is~
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Crimson-Agony Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hmmm...that hair and mustache are amazing, and those sleeves are boss =w=

I feel like I know this guy...but I don't know from where :'D
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha grazi

I doubt any of my watchers will be able to guess tbh
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Crimson-Agony Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
welcome~

yeeeaaah, I dunno XD he just reminded me of peoples~
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artlistair Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TAT SLEEVES.
My calculus prof has them. They are badass =w=


He looks really cool :dummy:


....

Is he based off of my Calculus prof?
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snakes-on-a-plane Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yissss

and definitely not haha I would be a wizard
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