Waaah thank you so much !! °////° i'm really happy you love it ! Yes i see him as a really lonely person, it makes me quite sad when watching the anime ! I wanted to show people how Rin can be calm and also sad and not just angry and mean ;^;
Honestly, at first I thought Rin was an asshole throughout the series. Until that episode where it explained why he was so upset in Australia (and freaking kid Rin has to be all fluffy and adorable XD) - made me really sympathetic because I knew how that felt (where you work hard, but you're still not doing any better against people who most likely didn't work as hard as you, but had the "talent" so it seems so easy, so your confidence gets shaken and as a result, you get frustrated and want to give up because: "Why bother anymore?"). Loved him as a kid, though. XD
Anyway, the colours are rather soft and calm - like his state of mind for once, since he was so usually on edge. The lighting on the windows and the hazy reflection on the pool are quite lovely, too.
Your comment makes me sooo happy ! ♥ I didn't like it either at first, he seemed so mean and proud of himself But after 3 or 4 episodes i totally fell in love haha (and young Rin, yeessss too cute XD) I like when people changed their mind about him and finish to love him héhé ~ ♥
Well, Rin's still not my favourite (Makoto is, and by the time the anime ended, Rei tied with him XD) though his kid self is my favourite. XD I did feel really bad for him and hoped he'd get better, and yeah, he's getting better.