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.
- 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)!