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I hardly ever, or close to never draw anything in the style of Japanese Mange/Anime.
It is a style I enjoy seeing - Hayao Miyazaki's movies are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen - but the style is not something I ever draw inspiration from.
This drawing was created when I was at the university styling animation and met many people who as obsessed with Manga/Anime as I am with Disney.
The way they talked about it with such passion lead to me trying out to explore that style... After doing so I found out that it is not for me...

But sure was fun to give it a go! :)


Pencil and Photoshop CS
"David Kawena" 2007
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:icondeathinapinkboa:
DeathInAPinkBoa Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist
You've hidden this in your scraps. I don't know why. It's one of your best
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:icongei-creator:
Gei-Creator Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heart
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:iconmdj3420:
MDJ3420 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
whats the ones name in the middle?
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:iconalvarotwain:
Alvarotwain Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I Just Wanna Know
What's name Then?
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:iconbigolkidd:
BigOlKidd Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
OK, you REALLY need to do more with these guys! Or did I miss something somewhere??
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:iconmasqueradexlies:
MasqueradexLies Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
They look incredible! I admit I also thought this was going to be a Disney pic when I saw the thumbnail - it has that kind of style. x3 Lovely. :3
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:iconnevine-16:
nevine-16 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
i hope you make a movie one day!
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:iconco0oleman:
Co0oleman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wo0ow probably it comes a great story!!!
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:iconquibbles1000:
Quibbles1000 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never been more in love than I am now o-o *Stunned*
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:iconanate14:
ANate14 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I must say I do love this drawing. If only I were given free reign over them and their storyline!
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:icondraconicat:
Draconicat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Very neat!
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:icontorivb:
torivb Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
gosh i love the stories! hahahaa
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:iconjshadoe:
Jshadoe Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
what is this for? sounds exciting! let me know
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:iconannabanaani:
annabanaani Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010   General Artist
They're all so cool. : D You're awesome. Love the red head... And if saw that big one in real life, i would so run as fast as i can...
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:iconoblarm:
OBLARM Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey!!! Great characters, I'd love to read a story if you ever write one. I've been trying to write something like a movie script (I'm not sure if I could handle it as a novel) inspired in Unreal Tournament, the video game, I already have some characters, also about war and science fiction I guess that's why I like this piece so much. Really, very good story=) and drawings, as always.
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:iconigloinor:
Igloinor Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Gosh! You're AWESOME artist! I met ur works on deviant first time, and I'm in love with them...
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:icondaisychic14:
daisychic14 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
The last guy looks like he has his eye on someone.:)
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:icontabitha05:
tabitha05 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
wow thats awesome, this would make a great anime
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:iconbetter-pathos:
better-pathos Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009   Digital Artist
i love this, especially the son, so cute! i love thin lean guys *_*
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:iconnightfrightloverdd18:
nightfrightloverdd18 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009   Writer
wow...very hot...i especially love the father and he ex-stripper....i get this titan A.E feel from it a bit....very hot....:icondroolingplz:
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nightfrightloverdd18 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009   Writer
wow...i know its been like two years since you submited this...but it cant hurt to new comments can it?XD anyway...awesome overall. i especially love the father and the ex-stripper...very hot.:iconlustplz:
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:iconicyhugs:
icyhugs Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:faint: the black haired guy is the sexiest....:faint:
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:iconrubymustang123:
rubymustang123 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
all them are awesome but somthing abot the red head ..... kind of disturbs me
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:iconbabeandandy:
babeandandy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Yah the guy in the white shirt is definitely my cup of tea :) very hot... and as with all your art very very good... good's such a crappy word... :)
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:iconrobsaint:
RobSaint Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll take the guy in the white shirt please... =P
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:iconmachingmonkey:
machingmonkey Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
That is fantastic. I love the look and the stories. Thought of any names yet? : :
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:iconsaintfighteraqua:
saintfighteraqua Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What an excellent character collection!
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:icon7angelm:
7angelm Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
All your works are incredible. Love it!
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:icondavidkawena:
davidkawena Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks a million! :D
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:iconmrsweasel:
mrsweasel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:idea: They need names! Hmmm, ok, here's my input, in order from left to right: Mac, Lynx, Devon, Drev and Noah. I might even write you a fan fic about them. :love:

Of course, you can call them whatever you want..they're YOUR characters. I love your work, keep it up! :thumbsup:
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:iconautopsygirl:
autopsygirl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
the big guys' cod piece sent me into a fit of giggles,

youve got mad skills :nod:
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:iconspice-powers:
Spice-powers Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I so TOTALLY love them all! congrats mate! grreat and wonderful job!
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:iconkilajula:
Kilajula Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
I am in awe of your character design skills. Not only origin, but costume design, body type and everything. And a huge diversity in style at that. Not to mention the fact that they're all easy to drool over. Well done! Funny how something of this caliber didn't meet the standards of the project and was almost forgotten.

What can I say? Gotta :+fav:!
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:iconpumpadude:
Pumpadude Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
I think I'm in LOVE with the hottie with black hair. Hubba! Hubba!
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:iconyuribaby:
Yuribaby Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
I want the black-haired guy to eventually fall for the orange-haired guy, even though the black-haired guy is straight (::cough::yeahright::cough::). Grr...your artwork makes me so mad because it makes me want more! I want to see the movie now! Seriously--make one!
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:icongore-chu:
GORE-chu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
Love it!
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:icontempestscox:
TempestScox Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007   Artisan Crafter
i think you should have the guy on the end have a crush on the red-head guy
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:iconbluevalentinerose:
BlueValentineRose Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007   Traditional Artist
truly love the red head and the guy with black hair he loves.... will it work out?
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:iconfeujenny:
FEuJenny Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
Aaaw... Love the red-haired guy... Love red hairs... Hate the black-haired guy -.-
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:iconvicked:
Vicked Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! This is so damn cool! Nice costume designs too! :D
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davidkawena Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks for that comment! I really work hard on costumes, even when my characters are not fully dressed!...

Still thinking of becoming fashion designer one day... ;)
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:iconvicked:
Vicked Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wow cool! Well, in a way you are a fashion designer, setting the trend for your characters. :D
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yamaneko369 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
HOTT DAMN.....u definately draw some of the sexiest guys i've ever seen

my fav is the brown haired boi on the far right *drools*, 2nd fav is the orange haired boi, then the black haired boi, then the 2 blondes(not sure which one i like better)

but they're all very sexy ^____^ YAY YOU!!!
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:iconeggheadcheesybird:
EggHeadCheesyBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007   Digital Artist
Gay pride FROM TEH FUTURE!
Yes. Good stuff.
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:iconandy-dowley:
andy-dowley Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
you HAVE to be gay....
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:icondavidkawena:
davidkawena Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
:?
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:iconiroh101:
Iroh101 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
The first guy [with the white shirt] is a charater from an "How to draw manga book"
and if you don't know what I'm talking about, I'll scan the page and send it to you.
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:icondavidkawena:
davidkawena Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
Huh?! Someone I used to know had a book with that name... Maybe I was inspired by that?! I donno, but I'd love to see.
Can you send a scan, please... It would be much appreciated! :)
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Scrabbydoo98 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
I love them! I also love the story behind them. The way you gave them feelings about their amputations is great. I'm an amputee (left leg below the knee) and it's cool seeing characters that have delt with it too. One has built his own prosthesis and moved on while the other is still fighting through his loss. That's how it is in the real world - everyone handles it differently. Great job!
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geoffreydean Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If only Disney would make 'em like this, eh?
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