It is said that there are 300 shades of African skin. Here are 2 of them.
one of my fave pics actually
is that real life
Ryuk’s original concept art. Takeshi Obata wanted to design Ryuk as an “attractive rock star”, but scrapped the idea at the thought that Ryuk shouldn’t be more attractive than the main character, Light. In How to Read 13, Obata states that Ryuk’s current grotesque face could be a mask to hide his “real” face, and therefore Ryuk may still technically look like this in canon.