Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh! This took THREE days. One day for the lines, one for the coloring, and the last just for deciding the background. The lines were easy. It took two movie lengths to finish Orihime's hand. Ulquiorra's hand took about the same time. Orihime's hand was easy to color but Ulquiorra's was a pain. And the background was the biggest pain. It took hours to find the right background. I was going to make it like the recent opening "Change". Where they are reaching towards each other with a bright white light as the background but it was a failure. Then I thought of the scene where Orihime tells him that "I'm not afraid" (which is where the title came from) and reaches out towards his hand. That background was easy, just the Hueco Mundo night sky. I was able to finish that background within 10 minutes.
I used this scan for the hands: