Oh, how I could write an epic off of this scene alone... I love the sense of camaraderie present here, but I also sense an undertone of desperation. Others have noted this, but it seems as though they are saying a final prayer before facing a battle they don't plan to return from. I love that kind of stuff, because it makes the audience feel as though they took the journey along with the characters that led up to this point. And the sadness therein of saying goodbye is just that much more painful and powerful. ...or I could just be a sucker for group hugs :3 Great job!
Beautiful ^^ I like the expressions on all there faces, the group hug, and the background of people that makes it more of a real moment while causing the characters to be the focus of this piece. The colors are also easy on the eyes. Great job
amaaaazing are you still doing stuff in Sai or did you go back to photoshop, if I may ask? I would like to try converting completely into photoshop, but drawing there and blending is rather hard, harded than in sai... <dead>