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yasashii kaze.. by amie689 yasashii kaze.. by amie689
Himura Kenshin and Yukishiro Tomoe of Rurouni Kenshin

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Request prize for :iconhinata-kenshin: - more that a year overdue.. and she requested Kenshin and Tomoe during happier moments..

Kenshin and Tomoe happy moments were barely implied - For the longest time it was just looking for ideas, since I'm basically a canon / canon compliant person and have a strong aversion to direct copy..

In the end, I had 3 references for Kenshin and 3 for Tomoe, and one for scene and lighting/ shading.. and even more issues.. they all had different lighting, shading, angles and perspectives I've spent so much time just editing even before any part is complete..

Takeru Satoh was used for Kenshin and Satomi Ishihara was used for Tomoe.. from various promo and magazine shots.. and a wedding photo from Flickr for the mountians and initial idea... No screen caps,.. this scene was never written or animated- I just put every thing together, although it is still plausible in the canon verse.

I was going for realistic but with all the mixed match references, the lighting is still rather surrealistic :P
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ShainadeAries Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love them <3 My favorite couple :) 
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amie689 Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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the movie was awesome for an adaptation from the anime world to the real world, i can't wait to watch the next one :D
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amie689 Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was a plausible project, the manga being a pseudo historical story.. 

so everything was just waiting to fall into place.. the techniques, story telling, the right director.. and most importantly the right actor to play such an athletic role and yet emphatic to the deeper tones of the main character... 

Can't wait either.. 

This is almost the Japanese version of the Lord of the Rings, in terms of epic-ness... 
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ScarredSwordHeart Aug 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Such a doll. Those lips. *sighs*
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amie689 Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha.. both their lips.. ;)
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PunkPotterKid7 Jul 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:_omg I loved this movie...
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amie689 Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The "Rurouni Kenshin" live action ?.. so do I.. but this scene is not it the movie, or the anime.. not from the manga too.. 
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broomclosetkink Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Surrealistic lighting or not, this is amazing, bittersweet, and so lovely. You've officially broken my emotions, but oh well, I suppose I'll survive...;)
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