Tengu Man Picture

I've been wanting to draw this guy for years now. And well, I figured its about damn time I did. So here it is, ladies and gentlemen. For those of you who don't know who this is, this is Tengu Man, one of the Robot Masters from Megaman 8, the first Megaman game to be released for the PS1 and the Sega Saturn in the mid to late 90s. And as you may or may not have guessed, this guy is one of my favorite Robot Masters from the Megaman universe. I mean what's not to like about him? He's got an awesome design, he flies in the air, and he has a multi-bladed weapon that he uses to slash at enemies, and he can even create tornadoes with it. His weapon is the "Tornado Hold". Now for those of you who don't know what a tengu is, a tengu (天狗) is a mythological creature of Japanese mythology. They are often regarded as a type of Shinto God or yokai. And they are traditionally depicted with both human and bird-like characteristics. The earliest tengu were pictured with beaks, but this feature has often been humanized as an unnaturally long nose, which today is widely considered the tengu's defining characteristic in the popular imagination. Which explains why Tengu Man's mask has a freakishly long pointy nose. Now, in the English version of Megaman 8, Tengu Man had a pretty dorky voice. Not to mention it was the same voice that Bass was given, which is a double bummer. But thankfully, Tengu Man has a much better voice in the Japanese version. Tengu Man is also pretty cocky and arrogant, often boasting about how awesome and great he is, and at the same time putting others down for how inferior they are to him. Yeah, this guy has a massive ego to boot. Anyway, I wanted to draw this guy for a long time. And well, I'm surprised at how this turned out. I didn't think I'd be able to draw this guy because he has a pretty complicated design. But I seemed to have nailed it.

Tengu Man © Capcom.
Art © MDTartist83.
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