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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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:iconbattousaiblade7:
BattousaiBlade7 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
very cruel sad scene
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconthelingeringshadow:
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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:iconporcelain-requiem:
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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:iconknight-dawn:
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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:iconporcelain-requiem:
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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:iconknight-dawn:
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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:iconporcelain-requiem:
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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:iconknight-dawn:
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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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At least she's inspired people...
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:iconironbloodaika:
IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Man I loved this show! Made me fall in love with a different kind of samurai!
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my favorite anime, which is why I loved her art so much. I will miss her...
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:iconironbloodaika:
IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Wait the person who made Rurouni Kenshin was a girl? Awesome!
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, no. It was made by a man.

`hakubaikou died... she drew many wonderful images of RK.
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:iconironbloodaika:
IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Oh God...that's horrible. When did this happen? How?
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dunno all... she died in a crash.
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:iconironbloodaika:
IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
That's so horrible. What other manga did she work on?
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She drew lots of stuff here.
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:iconblaze-typhoon:
Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
A good tribute for a lost friend.
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's just so hard to believe she's gone. =(
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:iconblaze-typhoon:
Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
How old were they?
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't know... but I remember she was going to art school, so she was probably in her 20s.
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:iconblaze-typhoon:
Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Wow, i hate it when they die young.
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:iconhave-a-sum-pudding:
have-a-sum-pudding Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
You know, I actually prefer your style to the original!
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved the original though... it was so detailed.
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xSUMMERSxEVEx Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Goodness, I was almost ready to shed a few tears when I saw this pic in my message and art update box.

It's a very emotional piece, and not many artists are able to capture sadness like that in an artwork (at least that's my opinion).

Reading on and finding out that the person had passed on....then I was really ready to cry. I had never heard of the person, but I mean to look at a sad piece of artwork and then find out about someone passing on...

May the person rest in peace, and I think it was very kind of you to honor the girl and dedicate the picture to her. Deviantart seems to be a great online community who can come together and actually help others or show kindness even if they do not know the person in real life.

It is a beautiful piece, and this only shows what a great artist you are. I feel somewhat proud to be one of your watchers. <3
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Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.

She loved Rurouni Kenshin, and since it was a sad image of someone who had died young, I felt it suited her...
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xSUMMERSxEVEx Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Death is sad enough as it is, going before you've even had the chance to truly appreciate life is even worse.

On a hopefully more happy note, are there any more drawings you have that you're working on at the moment? I know I have quite a few to finish myself.
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
None at the moment...

It is sad...
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:iconclemon:
clemon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice. I'm a fan of Rorouni Kenshin (the Manga if I have the spelling right...) although I found that the author has some vague-ness in doing Kenshin's romance life.

You have good emotion in this picture. :D Good job. I think it's better then the manga's scene (which I can't really remember, it's been so long...:blushes:)
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never read the manga, but I'm a huge fan of the anime.
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:iconclemon:
clemon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I can tell. :D
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:iconriku-x-gaara:
Riku-X-Gaara Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
I hope you don't mind, but I'll be using this in a video I'm making, I'll be giving credit to all the artists for the pictures.;)
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind. =D I'd love to see it.
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:iconriku-x-gaara:
Riku-X-Gaara Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Sure, I'll send you a link when I have time.:)
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:icondevianttyger:
DeviantTyger Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
I've read the manga. It still brings at least 1 tear to my eye.
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's such a sad story, yet it's so beautiful too.
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Sheba-chan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
I can't believe I didn't see this! D: It's amazing!

I'm like you. I like both women too. They each had an enormous role and greatly affected Kenshin's life, helping to mold his character as the manga progresses.
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Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:icondragon-celtic-chan:
Dragon-Celtic-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Awww... :cling:
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:icondragon-celtic-chan:
Dragon-Celtic-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome. :D
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Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This one shows so much sadness, nicely done. I need to read this manga. I've had my eye on it, so I guess it's time to give it a try, eh? Or would it be better to start with the anime?
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Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only watched the anime, so I can't say which is better. But both are good, since the anime was pretty faithful to the manga. =D

So maybe check out both... =D
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Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually do actually, read both the manga and watch the anime. I like finding the differences between the two stories. :)
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, as far as I can tell, though there were differences, some of the stuff the anime added was cooler.
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:iconpurplefire40:
Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I will most definitely have to check out the series then. Thanks for the recommendation!
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob. =D
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:iconblaze-typhoon:
Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
So that is the woman I saw when I looked on the box for the Kenshin movie.
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, she was Kenshin's wife.
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