Saturday, March 29, 2008

Street Fighter Sketches





I was a HUGE Streetfighter II fan growing up--shoot I still am! Back in the day, my buddies and I spent countless quarters at the local Golfland arcade, Aladdin's Castle at the mall, and 7/11's across the Bay Area trying to perfect our combos, reflexes and strategic mind games.

Thanks to a post by the Unleaded Artists, I was made aware of an illustration contest for the upcoming Street Fighter Tibute book. Although I didn't have time do up a final illustration, I figure I'd pay tribute to this great game here.

Hopefully I'll find some time in the future to fix, tighten up, and color a couple of these roughs.


NOTES:
  • I gave Sagat a pony tail because the moment I saw Tong Po in Jean-Claude Van Damme's old flic Kickboxer, I immediately thought, "That's what a live action Sagat should look like!" This fight takes place in my made-up backstory, where Ken meets Sagat for the first time. The two were a lot younger and were fighting in local underground fight clubs before they went international. Being a cocky young buck, Ken underestimated the Thai fighter and got his ass handed to him.
  • In the Guile vs. Ryu pic, I'll be changing Ryu's pose from a fireball charge-up stance to a throw pose. I'll need to add some trail for the fireball as well. Finally, I'm going to see if I could show a bit of Guile's face.
  • Guile's flat-top -- believe it or not, my hair used to look like this back in the day! It was all about the Aqua-Net (non-scented ultra hold)!

6 comments:

RD Sarna said...

Woo!
Great Force in the sketches....really dynamic...awesome stuff as usual!

Oz Gani said...

Memmorrriieeesss....

dyee said...

Nice sketches. Hope you have time to do a finished piece.

Saul Ruiz said...

Yea man! Cool composition. I am excited to see it finished. I like the Ryu comp too.. very dynamic. Heres to 6 buttons and a joystick.

Bryan Wynia said...

Amazing blog man. Really cool stuff. Thanks for sharing. Good Luck!

The Pencil Box said...

Dude, your thought process and willing to share is admirable...pimp hats off to you bro!!! p.s. full of zest, full of vigor and life.