Gorgeous colouring. Cool poses. Love the etheral glow they got from the moonlight shining dawn upon them. This truly looks like it could be part of an offical collection. It is awesome. Really love the setting they were drawn in and that the artist chose for the night as they are hunters operating in the darkness. Also note the attention for the details. The red lights to signal the skyline to airplanes. The buckles on Ran's jacket. Ran's gloves. The crinkles in Ken's jeans. Also found in his jacket and in the others' outfits. It makes the drawing feel alive. As if any second they can continue the movement they already started on this drawing; Truly a work of ART! There is just nothing that I don't love about this work. I'm a a fan!
Love here Ken's troubled regard. Yohji's wink whilst he is smoking his trademark cigarette. Ran's forward motion. And Omi's drawn up white socks. The gorgeous sunset yellow-orange of the background just adds to the atmosphere of the drawing. And is that a wind blowing over the grassfield? Is that what the white swish beneath is supposed to represent? It is cool. This drawing makes me think due to teh colours, the all than not present wind and the boys' facial expression like they are on the edge of a new dawn. Whether what will come after this will be better, is anyone's guess, but it truly feels like they are off here to a final battle they may or not may come back from and without any clue what the new day will bring for them should they survive. Or it is a representation of their grieve over what they have left behind by chosing this new life as assassins. That is also possible I guess. In any case, beautiful.
Ken during Weiss Kreuz and during Gluhen. Love the grive presnet in his eye during his Weiss Kreuz period. That time was indeed also hard on the boy. Coming to discover that the man you wanted to avenge and for whom you partially joined the assassin's team was actually the one who betrayed you in the first place and is responsible for having lost everything. Not to forget that even if there is a killer soul in Ken, there is also that kind and gentle part which slowly finds itself strangled due to all the madness he has to witness and all the blood he finds on his own hands.
It is funny to see how he got a change of eye colour for Gluhen, LOL. I wonder what is up with that. I like how he has a bloddied bandage here on his arm. And a stern regard. This isn't sweet, doubting Ken anymore but a man with a fully developped killer instinct. This Ken you don't want to come across anymore in the dark or in the shadows ... The difference is staggering. Very cool and neatly done.