This was done on April 2nd 2000.
I was reading the manga Fushigi Yûgi by Yû Watase during this time, and this particular scene where Tamahome confesses his love for Miaka in front of the emperor Hotohori really stuck with me. I remember almost drowning in his gaze, his beautiful face covering an entire page. I wanted to learn how to draw men like this and so I took up my pencil. NO TRACING!
Sadly, I never did get the hang of it I guess, but this is still a good drawing, also done in a bigger scale than the original picture. I remember the hair being a total pain to draw.
Time - no idea.