First off let me say I had a blast working on this piece. It's for the very cool looking Street Fighter show at Gallery Nucleus opening this Friday in Los Angeles. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend, but if anyone is able to make it, let me know how it goes. Since the majority of my work lately has been fairly serious, I really wanted to do a picture of a bunch of characters beating the junk out of each other! So I picked Sagat, Cammy, Vega, and Dhalsim... I usually use a ton of reference, but for this piece I really tried to push myself to draw a lot from my head, or at least really push the limited reference I had. I'm pretty pleased with the final result!
By the way, the second image is the sketch I did before I transfered that onto the paper and inked the final with sumi ink and brush. I used a little bit of a B pencil to add the mid-tones on the tattoos and such.
And if anyone is interested in coloring this image, feel free to email me, and I'll send you the hi-res version!
all the best,