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Geruch des Todes by Nichii Geruch des Todes by Nichii
"Scent of Death"

My contest entry for :iconclubkenshin:

One of the conditions was to draw the Hitokiri version of Kenshin. So I tried and since I always loved that tragic side of the story, I couldn't help but throwing in Tomoe (or rather her ghost) as well.
I hope this works?:B

Since Kenshin is my favourite Manga, he needs more attention from me...much more...*sigh* What have I been doing all this time (can exams be really MORE important than him...?)?!

Anyway. I hope to post more pictures soon. I'm on vacation, babez :w00t:


EDIT: Right, so I know that Tomoe is actually a little taller than Kenshin but with this concept I preferred to make him the tall one (seems manlier and stuff). I'll hope you'll forgive this inacurracy^^;
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demonlovers Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
amazing work 
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ShyScope Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!  I love this work of Art^-^
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enchantedsleeper Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I kind of figured that Tomoe was on her knees when I saw this. I think I'll keep imagining it that way X3 I'm not of the opinion that guys need to be tall to be "manly", nor that they need to be "manly" at all come to that. :P

Great artwork <3
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Nichii Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Thank you! I'm glad that some people can still use their imagination with this :>

Kenshin isn't very manly to begin with (at least when it comes to appearance)... xD
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Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Very nice!
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Nichii Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Thank you ;_;
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Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
You're welcome.
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xKiiro-me Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I cryed D:
My favorite couple... EVER.
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Nichii Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Really? So you don't like Kenshina and Kaoru or just not as much?

It was so tragic...oh, all the tears that I cried ;___;
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xKiiro-me Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
I just don't like...
Tomoe and Kenshin were meant be be together T^T AND THEN SHE DIES! My heart :iconohmygodwhyplz:
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Nichii Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Not just yours!!! You're right though, they were perfect for eachother! Though I also like the chemistry between Kenshin and Kaoru because he can be truly at peace with her <3
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xKiiro-me Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Well, you are right at this point. As my favorite mangá I just can't dislike Kaoru/Kenshi couple that much, but compared to Tomoe... nyaaaaaaaaaaah >< They are perfect ~now kiss~
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raberbagirl Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, one of the things I really like about the KT couple is that she is both older and taller than him. XD I think it's cute and cool that he's still able to be the manly protector despite that. :)

I like this young version of Kenshin, and I'm glad you included Tomoe! Even though they are separated in a way, they still manage to be together. ^^
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LittleGreenHat Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is so beautiful :heart:
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ScarredSwordHeart Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The snow always carries bitter memories for him.
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TheDeathAssistant4 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Melancholic, ne? Great job illustrating the mood.
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Knight-Dawn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Aw. Poor Tomoe.
I love Kaoru, but... I feel bad for Tomoe, too. DX
I like the effects you did with this. The lighting is nice, and brings attention to Tomoe without being too obvious. And the petals in Kenshin's other hand are a nice touch. (Or is it something else? I'm just assuming they're sakura petals...)
Kenshin does look very manly in this, actually. Normally he looks a wee bit girly (which is okay) but he looks nice this way, too. Hee hee. (I just like long hair on a guy, actually.)
Definitely going in my favorites. :)
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Nichii Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Ah, sorry. I just discovered your comment^^; I feel the same about Kaoru and Tomoe. Before I didn't like the idea of a love-rival for Kaoru but I guess that I'm fine if it's Tomoe. She's been through a lot after all.
The stuff that is falling down into his hand are petals, yes. I meant for them to symbolize Tomoe, so I drew them as white plum petals...it was a weird idea that came out not so nicely XD

Thank you for your thoughtful comment! It is highly appreciated :)
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Knight-Dawn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Lol, it has been a while since I wrote that. That's exactly my thoughts on the matter. While part of me kind of wishes Kaoru was Kenshin's only love, I realize Tomoe was important to him, too.
And white plum petals does make more sense. Thanks for clarifying that.^^ They looked a little pink, and sakura flowers are a common symbol for the samurai... but white plum definitely would make Kenshin think of Tomoe.
And you're welcome. :D
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Hakuramen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoah. It took me a moment to notice Tomoe's apparition there: ethereal, ghastly, but tragically serene. It reminds me quite a bit of the scene in the OVA where Tomoe's ghost wraps her arms around a Kenshin resting beneath a tree. If anything, I think Tomoe is just kneeling down and grasping Kenshin comfortingly-- almost seeking to pull him back-- than standing still and tall.

Nice depiction of the Battosai. You capture both the atmosphere of melancholy well with the surroundings-- and the glimmer of hope of the petals lifting itself away from his fingers.
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Nichii Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Thank you! That scene from the OVA is exactly what I was thinking of, when I drew this. Amazing that you notcied :nod:

I really appreciate that you took some time to actually type out such a nice comment :D
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Hakuramen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! It was my pleasure. :)
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shadowzabimaru Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
awww.... so sweet and sad.....
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Nichii Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Thank you! I always end up crying, when I come to that chapter in the manga :( I do hope that they'll consider including the jinchuu arc when remaking the anime! :D
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shadowzabimaru Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student General Artist
awwww.... i didn't cry, but almost, and was in shock for days xD
they had better! i wish they would reanimate the whole thing from the very beggining.... though that's not probable but anyway xD
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Nichii Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I guess we'll have to wait and see...
What do you think about the actor for Kenshin?
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xXBrokenMemoriesXx Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! :heart:
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deuxexmachina22 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
:iconadorableplz: beautiful!!
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lucaslike92 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohhhhh nice watercolors <3
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Nichii Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Thanks :) though...I cheated. Only the lineart is traditional, the colors are all added on the computer;)
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lucaslike92 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol. well the lineart is also good. besides, not everyone can color on a computer *points to self* actually I suck at coloring in any media >.>
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nmfinney Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Wonderful work
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Keroberus1977 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Wow...haunting...
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Anifanlover Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
wow very beautifully done :D love it!
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Taiyou1129 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*-*!
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danmt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Amazing art
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Wolfblood11 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
i love kenshin aka shinta. i love him so much that my twin sis and i named our horse Kenshin after him. <3
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Nichii Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Yup, that is love :D
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Wolfblood11 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
and dedication. his show name is *not all who wander are lost*
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Shibib333Gedio Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Tolles Bild :)
Ich bin ebenfalls ein großer Kenshinfan ^^
Bin schon fast mit dem Manga durch...Den Manga finde ich besser als den Anime.Obwohl,der Anime ist auch ganz super und die Openings und Soundtracks ebenfalls.
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Nichii Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Oh cool! Der Manga ist wirklich sehr viel besser! Zumal der Anime ja die komplette letzte Arc weglässt :(
Ugh, ich find's immer toll, wenn Leute Kenshin mögen :D
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Samurai-Akita Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Kenshin ist auch mein absoluter Lieblingsmanga! Kompliment, das ist ein großartiges Bild! Die Farben die Stimmung... einfach alles!
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Nichii Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Yeah! Ich hab immer das Gefühl, dass Kenshin hier in Deutschland nicht genug Anhänger hat... Liegt vielleicht daran, dass der Anime nie ausgestrahlt wurde :(

Jedenfalls tausend Dank für den lieblichen Kommentar!
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Samurai-Akita Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ja, da hast du recht D= Leider. Ich kenne kaum jemanden, der Kenshin mag (außer ein paar aus dem Kenjutsu Dojo...) Ich denke auch, dass er erfolgreicher wäre, wenn der Anime ausgestrahlt würde. Wundert mich eigentlich, dass das nie geschehen ist!

Gerne, hast du dir auch verdient!!!
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Courtney-Crowe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing, i love Tomoe >_< nice coloring too
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Nichii Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Thanks a lot! Well...I didn't like her at first but she kinda grew on me. It's a pity that those two didn't get to spend more time together :(
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Courtney-Crowe Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, i wish they did
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TanoshiiGirl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Awesome pic!!!!!!! It just looks soooooo good and the feel of the it is amazing!
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Nichii Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
What do you feel when looking at it? :>

Thanks, by the way ;)
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TanoshiiGirl Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
You are most welcome. And I feel really peaceful and at ease looking at that pic.=D
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