Apr 282017

It’s Friday morning! That means the work week is coming to a close, but more importantly, it’s flashback time! Click on a pic! You’ll see it big!

Chun-li was THE female character in Street Fighter II…until The New Challengers came out where they added Cammy. She kicked butt…literally. Her specialty was a flurry of kicks that was pretty much the easiest of all the special moves to pull off, at least for me.

Here’s Nektara as Chun-li. That kicking pose is quite something to draw considering my characters’ dimensions.

Here’s the comparison to the original. Oddly enough, the posing might be a little better on the original, but the overall effect is of course much better in the new piece. The colouring is more on model for Nektara for sure.

That’s all for this week. More fighting in the street next week.

Apr 212017

Hello and good morning Flashback Fans. It’s time for what brought us all here. So let’s do it! Click on pics to see ’em bigger.

Ryu is nominally the main character of the Street Fighter franchise…except the live-action movie. That honor went to Guile since Jean-Claude Van Damme isn’t Asian.

Here’s Todrick as Ryu. Red gloves and a red headband on a red character wouldn’t have been my first choice, but I wanted to stay true to the character. I like how the hadoken energy ball effect turned out.

Here’s the comparison to the original piece. The biggest improvements, other than the smoother lines which is always a given, are the ears and the limbs.

That’s all for this week. A new flashback walks among us next Friday!

Apr 142017

Hello and Good Friday to you all (see what I did there?) It’s mash-up time.

When we first meet Saffron, she’s a seemingly innocent girl who ends up married to Mal after a celebration on her home world. By the episode’s end, Serenity has a new nemesis. She ends up coming back for a second episode only this time, she’s Bridget or maybe Yolanda. I’m being purposefully vague so as not to spoil any of the stories for those of you who haven’t watched the show.

Here’s Chae as Saffron / Bridget / Yolanda. It’s a simple drawing. The costume isn’t very iconic. It’s been a stylistic choice to keep Chae from wearing wigs in most mash-ups, but this one I felt she had to, to sell the character.

That’s all for this week and for the Firefly theme. A new series of flashbacks starts next week! Yay!

Apr 072017

Friday morning. What’s there to besides get ready for work? Oh yeah! Mash-ups! Let’s get to it.

Badger is one of the criminal kingpins in the ‘verse. He has a love-hate relationship with Serenity and her crew. He hates Mal but he loves the money that only Mal can seem to bring in.

Here’s Skitter as Badger. Doesn’t he just look dapper?

That’s all for this week. One more Firefly piece to go. Any guesses as to who Chae will be dressed up as?

Mar 312017

Hey there peoples! I’m trying to squeeze this in under the wire. Woo! [Edit: Published on March 31, 2017 @ 23:59. Perfect!]

Jayne Cobb isn’t a good man. He’s amoral and a mercenary. In a kill or be killed world, he’d just as soon kill you then give you the chance to even think about killing him. But darnit, there was something likeable about the character. They gave him such great lines.

Here’s Barnaby back as Jayne. I’m happy with how it turned out.

Here’s the comparison to the original, which really was my favorite piece of that set. The lines aren’t as crisp as today’s, but it was still a solid picture for me back then. There’s a reason why I kept this one for last.

That’s all for this week. Next week is the first of two new Firefly mashups. See you next Friday for the reveal.

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