You know how some artists have loads of (pretty) sketches? The reason why I don't, is because whenever I like something, I tend to take it a step further... and end up with a finished product that is far from "sketchy". Sometimes I wish I'd restrain myself more and just draw more things. |D But then again, then I wouldn't end up with pictures I like... or backgrounds that I can call decent without spending hours and hours and hours (just a few) on them. I didn't intend to draw this with this background, it was suggestion by a friend. I used some of the Hakuouki episodes as background for the colour and general feel (you can say a lot about the Hakuouki Anime, but the backgrounds (specially in Reimeiroku) are pretty. *v*)
Anyways, more cross-over pictures. After drawing Lavi and Okita
I figured it wouldn't hurt drawing more. But the first sketch of these two was so boring and weird (something that could be interpreted as them commening on each other's clothing, just to give an idea |D) that I redrew it. I found these neat reference pictures on tumblr (thanks for uploading them, person <3), figured it was a good time to use them... Because the biggest thing Kanda and Hijikata have in common is their swordfighting. Since Kanda is the most hotheaded one of the two, I drew him in the "attacking" pose. I wouldn't consider it unlikely that if Kanda
ages/matures another 5-10 years, his character might show more similarities with Toshi's. ;3
Also, they're training... not fighting. Shinsengumi's Vice-Commander wouldn't break his own code, now would he?
Kanda Yu (c) D.Gray-man/Katsura Hoshino
Hijikata Toshizou (c) Hakuouki series/IF/DF/Yone Kazuki
PS: They're both considered "demons" in their respective stories: the Demon Exorcist and the Demon Vice-Commander.
PS2: Kanda is the taller one.
PS3: Serious title for a non-serious picture.
Tumblr (Sketch1 and 2): [link]
(I wasn't kidding about the clothing comment)
Lavi and Okita: [link]
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