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brandished sword by amie689 brandished sword by amie689
This is my entry for the :iconclubkenshin: competition...

Bakumatsu Kenshin..

As usual I had no clear idea when I first started; did three different sketches and even for this one the figures were moved around even as I had already started painting...

I initially just wanted to do any random fight during Bakumatsu, after all it was 5 years before Kenshin left, ..you know the usual Kenshin against many.. but having Tomoe's figure in the background seem appropriate, which placed this during Ikedeya jiken..

I can't remember how times I've watched the OVA to get the details of the fight.. (and was amazed anew at the awesome fluidity of the fight movements, the details and the sequence of the story telling).

I picked up several things I didn't notice before.. the fact that Shinsengumi were wearing chain vests.. Kenshin noticed after the first stroke, after which he went straight for the throats... but because of the angle in this pic Kenshin's tsuki would have been higher so his arm would have covered his face.. so I tweaked it but that's the highest it gonna go.. and yeah the katana would have gone through to the back but I wanted to keep the rating low.. so you can just take it that the loose haori would be pushed back instead of being pierced and it covered the wound :p

other deviations - the Shinsengumi had their haori tied, and the hakama tucked and were wearing the knee length tabi...
but since I'd already started painting...

the dropped lantern was also not logical, but heh.. I wanted a a low and closer source of light ...


Edit:
made the lantern paper burn and added the yellowish light reflection of surfaces..
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asdfneingag Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wooww....this is sooo...full of meaning *.*
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amie689 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again :D
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Tony-345 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
I love the detail in this.
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amie689 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :D

I enjoyed painting them :D
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CrashBoxWS Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
realy cool thank friend!
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amie689 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank YOU for commenting :D
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e431 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
it makes me want to see the movie -
great job !
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amie689 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D

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not too crazy about the subtitles though.. :P
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e431 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
a little ^^"
but google translates well ;p
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amie689 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha...

I will have to differ, then :D
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