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MONSTER by Wieringo MONSTER by Wieringo
MONSTER by Naoki Urasawa is one of my favorite manga currently being published here in the U.S.-- and I did this sketch for my blog where I extoled its virtues. I drew Tenma --the main character-- to (hopefully) look more Japanese than he does in the manga. For some reason, Urasawa draws Tenma to look just as western as all the other characters in the manga-- who are mostly German.
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MewZakuro123 Mar 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, this picture is great! The style is amazingly different...I love it!
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:iconkenxkao:
Oh, good, I'm not the only one who thought that. That is my only quibble (Quibble I say, Quibble) in that Tenma looks too western.

But you did a great job on this, and my only criticism, would be that Johan don't look quite right in the eyes. It's very small though, you did really good.
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:iconseverusgraves:
Have you read his 20th century boys?
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:icononyma:
Well, he didn't look stereotypically Japanese in the manga or anime, but I wouldn't mistake him for a German. Your guy looks a little Filipino, actually, but, nonetheless, great job.
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jpfan1989 Oct 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that was one of my favorite animes
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literatehyaena Jul 12, 2007  Student Writer
I disagree about Tenma looking Western. The features that... er... Western people think of as characterising Japanese people are not quite the same as the ones the Japanese themselves emphasise. To me, Tenma looks more German here than he did in the manga! *laughs*

Either way, his nationality is important more as a characterising feature for making him conspicuous than any sort of LOOK JAPANESE kind of mentality.
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lindbloem May 20, 2007  Professional
WOW! It's nice to know that I'm not the only one reading this series. My only qualms about it is Johan's face should have been pointier. But that's just my opinion and obviously you're the better artist than me:P
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:icondiana-midina:
Really cool sketh I really like your Johan.
I don't really like Tenma's face. His Nose is longer, and his cheek bones aren't that high.
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:iconpauloskinner:
Her doktor Tenma. Love this guy. Poor guy. One thing about Monster is every german person has a gigantic nose. Doc Tenma's nose is ok though :)
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