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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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:icongunnousai:
Gunnousai Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
nice
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:iconamie689:
amie689 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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asdfneingag Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student General Artist
wooww....this is sooo...full of meaning *.*
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:iconamie689:
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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:iconamie689:
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

[link]

not too crazy about the subtitles though.. :P
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:icone431:
e431 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
a little ^^"
but google translates well ;p
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:iconamie689:
amie689 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha...

I will have to differ, then :D
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e431 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
no no it's good ^^
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amie689 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you're talking about the subtitles, think they've updated to a better version (I went through the list on subscene).. there is still some off the mark in this one..but its not too bad :D definitely won't detract from enjoyment of the movie :D


but if you're talking about google translate.. I really beg to differ :D
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SaintArtemis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
This is awesome!
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amie689 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
arigatou :D
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slurpeegraphic Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
suke kaler dia ..akak pakai brush ape ye
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amie689 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
trima kasih:)

dari dulu air brush... tukar size and opacity aje. Kalau buat scenery baru pakai oil :)
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slurpeegraphic Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
oh ...brape ye opacity akak pakai...corel painting ni sy masih lagi blaja.. tak pandai sangat(T__T)
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amie689 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sori lambat jawab ;p.. sibuk...:P

biasa 1st colour 100%, lepas tu shading anything from 30-75 persent...depending on the wacom pressure sensitivity and shade; final touches, focus area, highlights, mata and rambut, to show detail.. 80-100%.

keep practicing, then you know how the software behaves :)
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slurpeegraphic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
oh mekasih ye kak :)...maklumat begini banyak membantu...:D
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amie689 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sesama :) bagusla dpt membantu :D
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slurpeegraphic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
btul tu ..:D
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TheDeathAssistant4 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
HAHA!!! DIE SHINSENGUMI WOLVES!!!(sorry I'm still in one of my bouts of bloodlust.) I like how detailed this is, the lighting gives it a pretty dramatic effect.
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amie689 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl:

Thank you very much, and for the fave too. I'm happy its satisfying your bloodlust in a safe way :D
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TheDeathAssistant4 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Well if you call torturing Hijikata mentally safe,then I guess so.
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amie689 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would say safe when it doesn't involve ACTUAL blood.. so yeah, LOL.
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craftofboredom Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely love this!x
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:iconamie689:
amie689 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :D
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shadowzabimaru Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
oh wow i LOVE how you've captured the movement here! fantastic!!! =)
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:iconamie689:
amie689 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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shadowzabimaru Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student General Artist
you're very welcome! kenshin ftw!!!
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BubbaYoshi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
wow i didn't even see tomoe until i read the description
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amie689 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She didn't come in until the last minute.. but somehow she tied everything together :)
Couldn't make her bigger though..wouldn't look right:)

Thanks for the comment :)
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MorgainePendragon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's one realistic style! I like it very much. Dramatic szene... It's from the first OVA, isn't it? I cried in the end... Such a horrible circumstance, that he had killed Tomoes fience... Oh, that all comes back to mind by looking at your work! SRY! It's really amazing^^.
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amie689 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the comment. Glad you like :D I cried too the first time watching that OVA alone.
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finnevod Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
tears in my eyes. . ., so Kenshin, so good, so perfect.
well done!!! youre art about kenshin is the best I have seen
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amie689 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much.

I love the story very much and I try to do it justice :D
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equigoyle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You won!!! Yeah! I had a feeling you would. That's awesome!
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:iconamie689:
amie689 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. I wasn't really sure cause I thought you were good too. I'm happy that you won too :)
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equigoyle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! XD
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TanoshiiGirl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
So cool. Looks really action packed.
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:iconamie689:
amie689 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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TanoshiiGirl Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
You are most entirely welcome!
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SiriusFan13 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Great pic! I don't know how I missed this before!!!

:)
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amie689 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :)

yes.. how did you miss it? :D :D

btw, I haven't read any of your apprentice fics yet... waiting to see the movie first :)
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SiriusFan13 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
*grins* Well, if you DO wind up reading them, please let me know what you think. It feels so strange for me to be writing in a new fandom after so long! I'm almost nervous about it:P Especially since it's a whole new set of readers:)

I really enjoy writing in that fandom (as much as Ruroken, really). And I hope you like the movie. I really enjoyed it. (I seriously think you'll like Balthazar!)

Sirius:)
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amie689 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually since I love your writing, I'm kinda holding myself back...being busy helps :D And yup, I'll definitely tell what I think.. although I'm not sure if my reviews will amount to much (that's why I'm an artist and not a writer :))

Doesn't look like I'll get to watch it anytime soon... but I may get lucky :D
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SiriusFan13 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
*hug* Well, I hope you DO get to see it soon. I know in the US, it's going to be released on DVD on Nov. 30. How long do you usually have to wait for US movies to be available?

And I'm glad you love my writing. *blushes* Always feels great to hear that:D
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amie689 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually the movies open quite early here.. its a marketing attempt to reduce the prevalent piracy tendencies on this side of the globe ;p ... but for me its more the lack of time and my stubbornness in insisting a purely relaxing time to enjoy any movie.. hence I'm way behind in my watch list P..

And I totally share the feeling.. for art I mean :D
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