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"Live..." by amie689 "Live..." by amie689
Kenshin and Ikumatsu from Hakubaikou's fanfiction "Soul of a Hitokiri" over at [link] Also available at fanfiction.net

Sketched this about a year ago. Finally decided to paint it, which took about a month between work and family.

Not entirely happy with the composition. I was going for a softer look and minimal detail, as I wanted to focus on Kenshin's expression, but couldn't go back after I got carried away doing Ikumatsu's hair.

I'm sure there're a lot of cultural inaccuracies here - I notice that obi's tend to be very elaborate in texture and pattern; and I'm don't think Ikumatsu would be wearing make-up (neck) when she's meeting Kenshin, but couldn't resist it.

The title is obvious I think, as that was Ikumatsu's message.

Reference for the hair is [link]
and other details from [link]

Edit 24/02/09:
Redid the background - not sure if it is taking away the focus from the central figures; comments please.. :)
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:iconfalken02:
beautiful art i have always loved the series :)
and watching the movie was just an orgasm lol
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amie689 Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)

I'm more partial towards the manga... but yes, watching the live action was rather orgasmic... 

Takeru-kun was Kenshin....
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This is very beautiful. :aww:
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amie689 Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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amie689 Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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:iconthedeathassistant4:
I love that scene. Nice work!
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amie689 Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconcandipopxlov:
This is amazing! I love how the art looks so realistic and beautiful!
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