You see, I'm a bit fan of Urasawa's work, specially Monster since it was the series that got me hooked to him
So I did a fanart almost 5 years ago, while I was reading the manga. But alas, seeing it today, it looked pretty crappy...
So I needed to try to remake it! I drew this between spare times in university and my comic jobs... There are a bunch of other old pics that I want to re-do while I have some time, but it's hard to find the said time, people!!
PS: Yes, I know that Tenma hardly ever fires a gun in the show, but it looked way more natural to color the smoke than the gun (which is also gray in color, and if I painted it in another color it would look like some plastic toy gun, so yeah...). But, remember! Once or twice, he still DOES shoot! So the gun smoke is still valid! LOL
Oh!! This pic, like the old one, is still dedicated to my friend , because she was originally the one who asked me to do a Monster fanart (we were both into the series )
I won't show you the old drawing, because it's really awful and I don't want you to see it!
You'll have to look for it yourselves!!
...ok here you are: [link]
Medium: Watercolors, and ink for the lines.
I think your colored gun smoke is justified. Tenma fires at least three times. Once into Roberto, once into Chritof's (sp?) ear, and once again to chase Roberto away from Dr. Reichwein. Also, whether or not he'll be able to shoot someone is one of his biggest character points. He struggles with it a lot.
In the end, though, I really do think he was going to pull the trigger on Johan. By then, there was a harder dilemma for him to face.
If he could, would he save Johan again?
Los simbolismo son preciosos y los detalles.
And that's watercolor!? That is a magical land that I dare not enter. You've earned my undying respect, good sir!
Nina- umm... Innocence?
Thats the only thing that she might be... or would that be better for Dieter?
...This is too troublesome...
Anyway wonderful artwork! Going to fav this!!
Johan is the titular Monster, so he symbolizes chaos/fear
Grimmer.. he's like a super-hero type of guy, so maybe justice (STIENER!!!)
Lunge is logic, reason, objective fact and truths in life.
Temna represents the positive side of humanity.
Eva is materialism. People who go about their dy and think of only the things in front of them.
But what is Nina? I can't figure her out...