This could go as just as any Rurouni Kenshin fanart but it's in fact fanart of one of my favorite Rurouni Kenshin AU fanfics Vaster Than Empires by Ayezur. This scene left such a happy feeling in my heart I had to picture it on paper. Thank you, Ayezur, for being amazing. All my love to you <3
“Lord Himura was sprawled out underneath the tree and her sisters were using him as a pillow. Ayame was cuddled against his side and Suzume had nestled in the crook of his good arm. They were asleep, all three of them. The girls were clearly worn out, little more than puddles of sleepy child, and Lord Himura looked – like he was actually resting. There was no tension in his face, no weary crease to his brow or slight frown drawing down his lips. In fact, it almost looked like he was smiling. There was some kind of fruit juice smeared on all their faces, and the tree above looked remarkably devoid of plums for the season.
There were flowers braided in his hair: anemones and daisies and dandelions, and Kaoru put a hand to her mouth to smother a laugh.”
-Tools: mechanical pencils & paper stump on A4 paper, Photoshop -Art: by me -Fanfiction: Rurouni Kenshin AU Vaster Than Empires by Ayezur archiveofourown.org/works/6926… -Original series: Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki
The theme I chose is Redemption. I tried to portray Kenshin's life of happiness with his little family and a bright future after all his suffering. I also made his scar significantly smaller, as it was mentioned in the manga that a scar left from a sword with strong emtions won't disappear as long as these emotions aren't cleared.
It took me quite a while because I massively lack artistic drive at the moment
To make a long story short: I've had an urgent and very unexpected surgery yesterday and it will take some weeks for me to recover. Since I don't know when I'll be able to submit anything, I post this more or less finished picture.