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Bloody petals by eikomakimachi Bloody petals by eikomakimachi
This pic shows a Kenshin's nightmare featuring Shinta surrounded by red petals. Shinta must have had this kind of nightmare when he started to be a hitokiri. The red petals are nothing but a way to represent blood (I don't know if I have managed to give this effect to the pic).

Like the petals, I tried to give the background a "redish" effect, so the only things that were not in a red tone was Shinta's clothes. While blue gives the idea of peace, which I relate to dream, the red gives the ideal of war, blood, which I relate to nightmares. I first wanted to make a dark background, but then I gave up and did this red background for the pic.

Rurouni Kenshin (c) Nobuhiro Watsuki
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DotheRenhop Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
*__* You are, simply amazing. There is no other word for it. The color combinations and your drawing style in this is unsurpassable. ^^ I don't even know the characters...but this is beautiful.
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Nymfadora Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
The coloring rocks, and so does the reddish effect...:w00t:You did a really great job!:clap:
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ScarredSwordHeart Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Aw, poor little chibi. How could he have known?
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clownfishgirl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Aaaah, I love this series!!! :) I'm not sure if I recall the nightmare bit though...Is that something exclusive to the anime? (i read the manga, all 28 volumes, but have never seen the anime...^^; ) Anyway, the coloring is AMAZING!!!! :+favlove:!!!!!
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a-xmasmurder Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The anime itself is not really worth it. It's cool, but the manga was ten million times better. Just my opinion though.
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LeahCK Featured By Owner May 25, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THe colors are beautiful in this picture. The colors sorta make it look real. Nice job! Keep up the good work! :D
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Paranoid-Duckkie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
The yellow glow is particularly striking. ^^
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sapphireyuriko Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005
WOW!! Your art really make me :drool:. I like your coloring!! :love: You use pencil color?
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eikomakimachi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005  Professional General Artist
Yes, but I prefer watercolor.
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sapphireyuriko Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005
Very nice!! :excited:
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ryu-inu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005
beautiful colours! O.O
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SaffyreNeko Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Details and shading are just beautiful. I'm speechless. :clap: :+fav:
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RsSanimefan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
uwaa Kenshin!! i love te pic, the hands and pose are realy good and so is the bg but he looks so innocent i coudnt tell ti was suppose to be like a "deathish" theme.. :shrug:
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Asaphira Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005
Wow, you really have a good sense of what colors to use, because the background is perfect :hug::hug: Really lovely shades, and I can really feel the sunset touch.
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eikomakimachi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I just love drawing sunsets ^_^.
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Tanka-chan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005
I love Kenshinnnn!!!
beautiful colors!! really liked it! :clap:
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liliy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the technique you used to color. This is a beautiful image, very well done and it is full of life. Like it lots! ^_^
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gemelli Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005
looks awesome! Love the colouring :D I like the atmosphere in the pic too :D
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nelouod Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005   Traditional Artist
I love the way you colored this drawing...it makes a great atmosphere
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alexsanlyra Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uia! Esse ficou loko heim Eiko! Vc realmente consegue fazer umas cores incriveis... e o aspecto rabiscado da um ar rustico ao desenho, bem legal. Ta de parabenz! +fav
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Impichi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005
your color concept... it's amazing...
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otakgod Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great color! be careful with hands , really good shading! so shinny! :O
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eikomakimachi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005  Professional General Artist
hands? *didn't notice anything strange on them*
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otakgod Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD thats the point the right hand look.. O_o sticky deformation >_<
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eikomakimachi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005  Professional General Artist
No, the hand it's like that, I've checked it. I used a Kenshin Kaden's illustration to help me with the sword and hands (I'm not very good drawing weapons), although I've changed lots of things (the original pic is an adult Kenshin with Kaoru in front of him, holding his sword exactly that way, but he is not looking ot us and his clothes are different, as well as his legs position), and the hand was like that (I thought it was odd even in the original pic, but after checking if I was able to hold something like that, I've found out that the hand was in correct position).
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otakgod Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well well ok ok :P if you say it , I won't have arguments with you then :P leave hands XD :P don't be angry....ok? :P it's only a comment ;)
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eikomakimachi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005  Professional General Artist
I wonder why people ALWAYS think the artist is angry when they reply a critique o_O... I was just answering, I'm not mad at all (Just to let you know: When I'm mad I start talking in a ironic way and really fast, although this last hint can't be noticed here in DA, but just ask my friends, they know when I'm really angry ^_~).

But Kenshin's way of holding a sword is quite unnusual, isn't it? ^^;
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otakgod Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD well I dunno.... but hey :P i'm only making fun , I knew you wasn't angry :P XD
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eikomakimachi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005  Professional General Artist
Ah, okay ^^, lol.
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miriambr Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a really nice drawing! ^^ It looks great! I loves the colors!
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