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This is a sketchy character design I did a while ago for another story of mine: Curse of the Winged Koi (that I'll be working on after I finish Knite and WE)

Iwazaru is the name of one of the 3 wise monkeys; it literally translates to "don't speak".

And yes, those are hands tattooed around the mouth :D

Drawn in Paint tool SAI, colors added in Photoshop. Font is hand written.
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AquaShadow3 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist
((OH MY FOSH I LOVE THE TATTOO(?) ON HER MOUTH, WOW. excited happy ))
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
NO words Needed... IM THE WIND......
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:iconpuncake32:
Puncake32 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he reminds me of hake from spirited away *_*
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:iconpandafun101:
pandafun101 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that tattoo mask thing is awesome :o
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:iconakodieon:
akodieon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, he's so cool!
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MarBelieves Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
This is really cool. I love how the face paint is two hands covering the mouth, stating that he does not wish to speak.
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:iconricknn93:
ricknn93 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
this character seems like an assassin, ninja, person with a dark past, or supernatural being. Epic
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TrakZ385 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student General Artist
i that "speak no evil" refrence with the mask that looks like hands over her mouth i had anidea like this but it was fro the eyes..nice draw tho
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Swetochik Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
very very beautiful!
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drifting-musician Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Really awesome looking character; I love the idea of the hands tattooed over the mouth! Absolutely gorgeous coloring, too. I love it!
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MurasakiShitsujiXD Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
That'd be a really cool tattoo!
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NamikoOli Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
LOve this!!
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:iconkyle-lemay:
Kyle-LeMay Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nejiro?
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River-Severn Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010   Digital Artist
Wow. :omg: You can write Japanese too? I'm so jealous :XD:. Love your calligraphic style.
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MalteseLizzieMcGee Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
Oooh, air brush look LOL
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FeathersNoir Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student Artist
That's an amazing idea for a character, and he looks awesome! :D
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mouse120 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Hey guiz, I drew this :eager:
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EnabledDelirium Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL YO
one free internet for you
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mouse120 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Oh boy, I can't wait to play with my new internet :iconimhappyplz:
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neverforgethem14 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it, and hate the person who stole!!! GAHR. That makes me so mad.
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BringerofD Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
meh they screwed up the color too.
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YaoiTeachings101 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Photographer
who stole it?
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BringerofD Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
this was a while ago so i dont remember, but someone was printing this on tshirts and selling them.
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YaoiTeachings101 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Photographer
kk :]
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neverforgethem14 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that's just dumb.
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yusaji-kioli Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
I love how easily ignored that DO NOT USE was.

(lying lying lying)
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EmmaVirus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
oh cool, at first I thought the tattoo hands were a mask!
The textures look great, and the pose is looking very nice! =D
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:iconradijs:
Radijs Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I love the picture. I'm not an artist or anything but the concept that it shows. It has so many possibilities.
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astrozombiie Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
At first glance I found this to be straight forward, a pretty drawing. But taking another look I noticed the hands around the mouth. Very interesting. I love that^^
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andycobain Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
wow
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SeeThroughDream Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
great!!!
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something about this really jumps out. I think it's mostly in the pose and the expression. The colouring job really adds to it too I think.
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amaranthine-rain Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
D: Wouldn't it hurt a lot, though, to get tattoos on your mouth? I looks amazing, though, and I'm really looking forward to all your webcomics. :D
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OOh, most gorgeous! :0
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Kryptoknite2010 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Is he supposed to be a samuri or a fisherman? he looks cool.
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OnMyLastCig Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
amazing, cant wait to see what you do for the cant see and dont listen aspects of the three monkeys
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Mikandii Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*dies*
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EmmilyTM Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
You have no idea just how jealous I am of your mad awesome skills. I would kill to create pieces like this!
Amazing, as always! Simply amazing!
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EN6789 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
I understand the concept on why the hands are there, and I think it is a great idea, but I find it distracting.... maybe if you darkened his clothes more so the hands don't stand out as much? But maybe that was the point, so I don't know
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CanisEnthusiast Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
What an amazing concept. Brilliant.
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yonaka-no-tetsuya Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
i realy love your art
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ReisAngel Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That is a rather brilliant concept - I love it! :D :heart:
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lockezerox Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
how you made the hakama upper part?

textures?
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The-Winged-Warden Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Student Writer
I love the water colors and the facial tattoo around the mouth. To me it looks like one of those oriental art pieces you would see hanging in a museum. Its beautiful.
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GiftedElements Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Student Writer
"Iwazaru is the name of one of the 3 wise monkeys; it literally translates to "don't speak". "

So that does mean he can't speak right? I first thought that when I saw the hands tattooed on his mouth.
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chibi-rukia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
pretty!~
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kkyccu Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Holy..*o*
Looks a bit like watercolour! The shadows are magnificent 'U'
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sethness Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
A better translation of "iwa-zaru" would be:

The "Iwa..." part is "don't speak", as in "Iwanaide".

The "[zaru" part is from the word "saru", which means "monkey".

Put it all together, and you have "non-talking monkey"/
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GhostlyIntuitionx3 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
like the hand :3 besides that.. ur work is awesome ;D
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Miharu-sensei Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful Colors ! *.*
I love it !
Great Job ! :3
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