Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour


Submitted on
July 13, 2009
Image Size
1.1 MB


3,127 (3 today)
140 (who?)
Please... by amie689 Please... by amie689
As requested by :iconangievx: full version of

edited according to :iconleahhimura24: 's suggestions.

As with the previous version, full view, please :)

Kenshin & Tomoe, the night before the battle in the forest of barriers

Kenshin promising to protect her happiness...

And Tomoe...we can only imagine how she was feeling that night, realising that she had fallen for him, inadvertently betraying her first love and now she is a pawn to bring down this second love...

listening to VOS- Please

The title is the song title and also a prayer...

song is angsty enough...some of the lyrics seemed to fit her feelings, and some of his. (No, I don't speak Korean, I just looked it up)

I had a devil of a time trying to get Tomoe's looks..realistic and yet resembling the manga, the right expression (at one point I was going to throw the whole piece out, deleted her eyes entirely after I had painted the whole face and restarted..and the HAIR..initially she looked like *yikes* a goth chick..

adjusted the lighting and the shading on Tomoe's face to correspond with Kenshin, still have some issues but I figure I'll save it for my next piece :P

Rurouni Kenshin fan art [link]
Add a Comment:
Though I could not say that I see a 15-year-old boy here, I love this work. And I love Kenshin and Kaoru pairing, but I don't know why a lot of people hate Tomoe and "picture" her as a devil in their fictions. I do hate that. Tomoe "was" an incredible woman and suffered a lot of pain. Kenshin caused her a lot of pain and despite of that she fell in love with him and died for him. She didn't want to be the reason for another one's death, especially nor for her lover's one.

Here I can see her as I think she "was". I could not read her thoughts and she looks into him like wanting to know all about him (Is he real? I would want to believe him).

As always, an awesome work.
amie689 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the kind compliments.

At the moment, as with all my other old paintings, I have a love hate relationship with this one,.. by the time I finished this the technical stuff just bugs me; .... sometimes I can't even seen any of the emotions I wanted to convey here, I'm just going by viewers feedback to see if I've hit the right chords... 

About Tomoe and Kenshin vs Kaoru and Kenshin... all I can say is, some people need their own growing up to do, and they've got to do it on their own and they're got to live a life to do it... 

As for me... I love them both.. and I love the way Watsuki told the story. 
your art is really superb.. i am now a fan... but I am not a Kenshin-Tomoe fan :( I thanked her for saving Kenshin but the thought behind that saving wasn't 100% pure love, it was a mix of guilt towards Kiyosato and Kenshin.. But in all, thumbs up for your artwork...
amie689 Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
neither am I.. but Tomoe was so necessary to him finding his own soul again... 

yup... totally unexpected, unintended and unwilling and all the deeper because she see's how much he needs it.. 

the underlying guilt just it makes her more willing to sacrifice herself...

Omg! Lo amé <3
amie689 Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you?
Coooooooooooooollllllll!!!!!!!!!!! Love this very much!!!!!!!!!!
amie689 Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Domo arigatou gozaimashita :D
Douitashimashite.. :D
amie689 Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Add a Comment: