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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 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, this picture is great! The style is amazingly different...I love it!
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KenxKao Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
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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severusgraves Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Have you read his 20th century boys?
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onyma Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
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 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that was one of my favorite animes
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literatehyaena Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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Szelenbaum Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
great!
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Diana-Midina Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
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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pauloskinner Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
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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