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© 2003 - 2020 hakubaikou
Fanart of Rurouni Kenshin: Reminiscence
(aka Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal)
Characters © Nobuhiro Watsuki

I saw some gorgeous artwork by an absolutely amazing artist named ukitakumuki the other day. (See my Favorites page.) It inspired me to try something new with my own artwork. I didn't want to copy ukitakumuki's style. (Heck, I couldn't if my life depended on it. I'm not that good.) But I did want to experiment with my own.

And this picture was the result. I'm pretty happy with it. It turned out fairly close to what I pictured in my head. Anyway, it's not very detailed, but it wasn't meant to be. This was fun to do.

Sketched, colored, and shaded on Photoshop. Took about 2 and a half hours total. (Most of the time was spent doing the clouds. I hate drawing clouds.)

My Rurouni Kenshin obsession has been going strong for almost a year now. Wow. I've never been so obsessed with anything like this in my life. Woohoo.
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KaguranokazeHobbyist Traditional Artist
you are amazing
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Morahmotoh255's avatar
This is nicely done! I'm very impressed!
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Hitokiri-EnshiNStudent General Artist
one of my favs
Kenshins-Soul's avatar
I thought I had faved it here but it is now.  But I did save your artwork years ago at your website, Haku. 

You're still sorely missed from this world. I miss you. ):
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It's beautiful. Kenshin's stance, the slight blur, the brief feeling of vertigo;it all adds to the effect. Truly a battle scene to be commended.
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LadyNtinaHobbyist Filmographer
wow so cool!i love the way yuo have ,ade him stand like this into the grass holdint his sabakato pointing at the sky!!!
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Completely defines Kenshin as one of the greatest swordsman in anime/ manga history.
Beautifully done.
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LasherliHobbyist Photographer
wow its amazing
BritsMc13's avatar
I love this one! Your artwork is beautiful :)
julyrains's avatar
This is just GORGEOUS!
inkliizii's avatar
O M G This has got to be the best picture I have seen in at least the past month! I am so jealous..... I'm gonna have to make sure that I check out ukitakumuki too.
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There is so much happening in this picture, not to mention the fact it has one of my favourite characters... But jesus, the shading in this is intense.
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i love this work you should be proud of it and so should anyone who sees / finds this well done. Hospitals need chefs remember.
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FilldeserpHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. That. Is. Fantastic! That is SO going on my favourites!
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karatechick13Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this image on the net a couple of years ago and have loved it ever since. i am SO glad i found the artist who did it so I can say THIS IS AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing it! :D I love your style, it really creates a sense of motion. You don't know how much I have wanted to find the artist of this. Thank you so much! :D
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I got the thousandth fave! YESSSS!!! This is amazing. The colors flow and contrast together so perfectly. It really shows the heart of the moment. The misty quality gives me the impression of looking through a memory, like the blurring line between past and present. The perspective only adds to that. I feel sadness and happiness at the same time while watching this picture. It's exquisite in my eyes and heart. A picture that can make the heart cry is one worth an infinite record in history.
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I saw this on youtube somewhere so I came looking for it. It's amazing. I think the lack of details somewhere adds to its charm, had you done more details it would not have had the same feeling to it I think.
I love this, an instant fav
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Really good Kenshin art!Cool!))
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that is a nice piece of artwork!!
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i love this pic! ^^v
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