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I've met you somewhere before by eikomakimachi I've met you somewhere before by eikomakimachi
This is a slightly Alternate Universe pic, kinda like "What if...". I drew this thinking about this: What if Kenshin had met a lost Souji Okita when he was a child in the middle of a road before the incident that made him met with Hiko? Well, they would probably have become friends for a while, while Kenshin tried to show Okita the right way XD.

Those two character have similar personalities, so I think that if they weren't enemies in war, they would probably become good friends. Based on this idea, I drew this pic for *hakubaikou's contest, "Friends & Enemies ".

My original idea was to draw Saitou and Kenshin after the Jinchuu saga, but I think everyone thought about Saitou. Then I wanted to draw Sanosuke fighting with Kenshin with his zanbatou, but Sanosuke doesn't have that "enemy" tag at all. I ended up drawing Souji Okita with Kenshin, representing the Shinsengumi. Like Kenshin said in the mangá, he and the Shinsengumi shared the same ideals and they only were enemies because of the war context.

Okay, enough of explanation XD. And I know, my Souji Okita is way too bishy... but I think he is good enough for a first attempt. I've never drawn anyone from Shinsengumi before.

Rurouni Kenshin (c) Nobuhiro Watsuki
Media: watercolour and dark brown ink for lineart.

Edit: forgot the link to the contes ^^; ---> [link]
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ZEON-4-EVA Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
awesome idea! awesome picture! my two favorite samurai characters!
Askald Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your watercolours are really good and the idea is brilliant !
Good job :D
WingzemonX Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
o.o hun, I think that it is a little impossble, because Okita Souji (The Historical Character) traveled to Kyoto only until 1863, and Kenshin was already Hitokiri Battousai in that moment, but is a a ok alternative scene xD I Like it.
eikomakimachi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Please read my comment below the picture next time, for I really am tired of people simply ignoring what I write on it and asking/pointing things that I've already explained. I am aware that historically this event is impossible, the fact that the scene is AU was due to the contest's theme.
Oro-dono Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
How cute <3
SoujisBlackCat Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that's adorable! I love Souji's expression :) There's no way to draw him "too bishy", he always looks good!
Keikotsu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
I think it's kawaii.
Yonami Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Acho muito interessantes as pekenas situazons q vc retrata em alguns dos seus desenhos, momentos simples e cotidianos =)
eikomakimachi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Muito obrigada ^_^. Eu acho que cenas do cotidiano podem ser bonitas, apesar de muitas pessoas não gostarem de retratar isso por acharem "comum demais".
Yonami Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
De nada =) mas na verdade essa eh a beleza, o cotidiano nos traz tantas opzons do q fazer ou mostrar, eh muito melhor q tentar pensar em algo mirabolante e ainda assim non obter o sucesso desejado =)
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