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]
Redid the background - not sure if it is taking away the focus from the central figures; comments please..