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

Close-up kenshin, tomoe close-up by amie689

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.

Edit 23/06/14: I was in the middle of editing this, when it finally occurred to me to check the timeline... Ikedaya incident happened in July, and by winter, Tomoe died.. so it wouldn't have been possible for the two of them to have a spring together, so I had to change this version to autumn.  

Last autumn by amie689
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equigoyle Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it!
amie689 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you... I thought it was incomplete before.. :D
lndzbrdn Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amie689 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. Really appreciate the comments & the faves
lndzbrdn Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome!:hug:
ShainadeAries Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love them <3 My favorite couple :) 
amie689 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
Falken02 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
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
amie689 Featured By Owner 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... 
Falken02 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
well said :)
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