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Farewell - RIP Hakubaikou by Porcelain-Requiem Farewell - RIP Hakubaikou by Porcelain-Requiem
Just wanted to draw a sad doodle...

So, I chose to draw Kenshin and his late wife, Tomoe from "Rurouni Kenshin."

I'm one of those weird fans who likes both women. Most fans of RK either like Kaoru or like Tomoe. But I can't help but like both women. Because each one suited Kenshin during different points in his life. Tomoe was there for him when he was a manslayer, and Kaoru was there for him when he was a wanderer.

So yeah... Kenshin (back when he was the Battousai) accidentally killed his wife, Tomoe after blood had gotten in his eyes. By the time he realized he had slashed through her, she was already close to death. After the matter, Kenshin swore to never kill again, and wandered for ten years before meeting his new love interest, Kaoru.

So, enjoy! And full view!

Characters - Rurouni Kenshin
Art - *Porcelain-Requiem

EDIT - 09/22/09: I have just found out that `hakubaikou had passed away some time ago... and so I am now dedicating this image in honor of her. I never knew her personally, but she ran an old Rurouni Kenshin Oekaki Board... one of the first I ever used, and she was always nice and commented on many pictures there, including mine. She also drew lovely Rurouni Kenshin fanart.

Rest in Peace... =(
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BattousaiBlade7 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
very cruel sad scene
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Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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TheLingeringShadow Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Truly a sad picture, depicting the tragedies that Kenshin had to endure during his time as Battousai and one of the most defining moments in his life.
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Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I tried to make it as tragic as the original scene was.
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Knight-Dawn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Actually, I am also a fan who is fine with both Kaoru and Tomoe. I don't hate either of them, simply because they come from two completely different places. It's very possible to love two people equally, and Kenshin definitely loved Tomoe very much, but also loves Kaoru very much...
Also, beautiful drawing. It's smoothly drawn, and composed nicely.
(And I think it's sweet of you to dedicate it to Hakubaikou.)
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Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They were right for him at different points in his life.

Thanks. I still miss her terribly. =(
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Knight-Dawn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Exactly.
...And your welcome.
I only found out about her not even a month ago, but I really feel sad about it even so. I can only imagine how others must feel, especially if they knew her.
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Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew her from some years back. She owned a drawing site I frequented then.
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Knight-Dawn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Ah. I see.
I can tell she was very kind and inspirational to lots and lots of people. I wish I could've known her, too.
As it is, I just hope that someday, I can even be half-way as awesome as she was.
I mean, I have lots of ideas... It's just hard for me to get them down on paper sometimes. I'm happy if my work comes out like I want it to, but then I look at what else is out there and feel like I could do better. So I always try to go one step further ahead.
I guess that's what makes me sad about her. I can tell she was the kind of person who had a lot more to give, and it's a shame her life ended early.
:(
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Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At least she's inspired people...
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