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Monster by MarcelPerez Monster by MarcelPerez
And now for my series of "humiliate myself" pictures, I present to you a remake of a pretty old drawing that I should have redrawn quite a while ago already.
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 :iconryina:, because she was originally the one who asked me to do a Monster fanart (we were both into the series =D)

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!! it?



...ok here you are: [link]

Medium: Watercolors, and ink for the lines.

Comments welcome!
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015   Writer
Wonderful tribute! Really captures the characters!
lonebunny95 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is just fantastic! I love the use of color to emphasis the objects each character is known for. Definite fave!
notbamf97 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
AlbusFay Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing, I love the blend of all the different characters
Kingflabadingdong Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
very well done. great piece 
DualBlades Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
This is done really well! And oh my god, Minster is my favorite anime and manga series ever, Kenzo Tenma forever!
Sleepingseeker Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing! I adore the manga. This fanart is well done!
crystalmangafreak21 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Artist
Omg  i love that Manga it sooo wired   and the Twins glob the twins. this is awesome :)
automnal-glimpse Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing fanart, I love it ! I started watching the series and I'm addicted haha
Viole1369 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Monster Folder Icon Pack ( 4 version)
Used for Folder Icon, Hope you mind :)
MarcelPerez Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Not at all! ;) Thanks!
velimirius Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
spoonbard Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome! :D It's been too long since I watched/read monster!
raintalker Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
*screams* PERFECT! OAO
dragoeniex Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
This is very nice. ^_^ Into my favorites it goes! The perspectives have become much more dynamic, compared to the last version.

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?
Paw07 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I loved that show! This is probably the first piece of fanwork I've seen though.
oozora33 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Es perfecto como encaja todo
Arwenjones Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Artist
These vingettes sum up the characters perfecty, you did a great job!
D-Thessy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Me encanta tu dibujo, estoy empezando a ver la serie y me encanta. Lo que me da un poco de miedo es ver como acabará porque lo que cuesta siempre en una serie/buena historia es hace un buen final ¡y eso lo digo aún yendo por el cap 5! XDDDDD
Los simbolismo son preciosos y los detalles.
Pingo1387 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I love Grimmer-san in this.
Hybrid-Sunshine Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
That is so epic, I gotta say. :) I love the selective coloring. Everyone looks great!
LiziJun Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
it's wonderful!!!!you show their characteristics excellent with your style!
chibiFANanime Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its german *.*
MarcelPerez Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Yupp =)
chibiFANanime Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe :D
beatrice1979a Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice art. I like how you only added only one colored area for each character. It really makes you focus your eyes and appreciate the art even more.
MarcelPerez Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Glad you like the idea =) This is one of my most beloved pics for me =)
hanaoka-a Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Me firmaste esta ilustración en el Salón del Cómic y ya la tengo colgada en una pared de mi cuarto :,D
MarcelPerez Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Y yo que me alegro!! ^^ Muchas gracias!!
wildcat1987 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
great drawing and i dint think i like the anime but i seem to find myself not able to quit watching it
MarcelPerez Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
It's so damn ADDICTIVE o.o xD
Sushili Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
oh, wow, what a great fanart! i love it. such expressive characters
igvisblajevuss123 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes EPIC love monster, but its better as anime than a manga so to speak its just far more interesting
MarcelPerez Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Don't worry, I like both for different reasons =)
Taivaanraapija Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it very much! Especially Lunge <3
SimpleBend Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow, I just finished this series, and this is the best fanart I've seen so far. I love everything of it. The colors contrast with the b&w. The shadows, just perfect and it has the mood of Monster! :D
MarcelPerez Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thanks a lot, really ^^
NelaNequin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, nice Artwork! I really love art with blackwhite and some color for contrast. The lines are smooth, as well, so: Keep it up!
MarcelPerez Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Glad that you like!!
shk33BG Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
monster!! ^w^
RoydGriffin Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011   General Artist
Awesome!!! O.O
ledman86 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Wow, Tenma looks so tough :D
NimbusStev Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Wow, I love this! It's obvious that these are Urasawa's characters, but you added enough of your own touch to really make them unique.

And that's watercolor!? That is a magical land that I dare not enter. You've earned my undying respect, good sir! :XD:
MarcelPerez Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
It's an awesome land and you should totally enter it! LOL
danlayton Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is superb!
Opaqueninja00 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hooray for Grimmer!

Johan- Chaos
Grimmer- Justice
Lunge- Reason
Tenma- Humanity
Eva- Materialism
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!!
MarcelPerez Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
I go for Nina as "Pureness", as she's the one who resisted the Monster stuf.. you know, spoilers LOL xD
Opaqueninja00 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol yah Ok I see :) I believe that's true.
MarcelloCheese Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Where does Nina fit in this story? I mean, what does she represent?
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...
MarikoKurama Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
I think you're thinking too much about it.. o_o
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