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Know Your Street Fighters by ken-wong Know Your Street Fighters by ken-wong
Huge 36"x24" poster available for $25, from iam8bit here:

Please download for a clearer, bigger image!

Street Fighter was and is a huge inspiration on my artwork. Growing up, the art of Akiman, Bengus and others inspired me to learn anatomy, character design, and how to portray power and focus in that uniquely Capcom way. In high school I maintained a Street Fighter website mostly as an excuse to collect and document all the Street Fighter artwork I could scour from the web.

After quitting my job around a year ago I wanted to "get back into training" with my art. I started drawing a few of the Street Fighter characters, deciding to focus on expressing each fighter's personality through shape and gesture rather than lighting or muscle detail. I averaged one character a day. I thought I'd just do my favourite characters, but ended up doing every playable character in an arcade edition of a 'main' series game (sorry, no Gill, Ingrid, Eagle!).

Nearing completion, I stopped, as the challenge wasn't there anymore. THEN, iam8bit gallery invited me to participate in their awesome Combo Attack tribute show to celebrate Street Fighter's 25th anniversary, providing the perfect excuse to finally finish the series and fix some of the characters that were bugging me (just like Capcom does).

The experience was a great chance to revisit and study amazing character designs, to drill down to the essence of these characters.

A big thanks to Jon Gibson and Noah Lane from iam8bit for making the poster possible. And thanks to Capcom for 25 years of art, inspiration and entertainment.

If you're looking for my previous posts of the character groups, I've put them in storage since half of them are out of date :P.

Poster for sale here: [link]
Original art from the sale here: [link]
Prints from the show here: [link]
My limited edition print from iam8bit's Time Travel show:
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itshappybunny1234 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
[Hmm, nice.  Let's see, top to bottom row, left to right, Ryu, Ken Masters, E. Honda, Chun-Li, Blanka, Zangief, Dhalsim, Guile, Balrog, Vega, Sagat, M. Bison, Cammy, T. Hawk, Fei Long, DeeJay, Akuma, Charlie Nash, Rose, Sodom, Guy, Birdie, Adon, Dan, Rolento, Sakura, Gen, Evil Ryu, Cody Travers, Karin, R. Mika, Juli, Juni, Necro, Alex, Oro, Ibuki, Elena, Sean, Dudley, Yang, Yun, Urien, Hugo, Makoto, Twelve, Q, Remy, Abel, Crimson Viper, Rufus, El Fuerte, Seth, Juri, Hakan, Gouken, and Oni.  Did I get them all right?]
mr-perkins Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
who's the guy between Akuma and Rose?
itshappybunny1234 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
[That's Charlie Nash, Guile's bestie.  He supposedly died in the Alpha series in trying to stop M. Bison.]
hismit Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Amazing work!

Any chance you'll add Poison & Decapre?
shaoshisho Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice ! But where is Gill  ? :)
TheRessen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Very nice...!
breonnagy Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
I bought this print from iam8bit for my mancave :)
Umbra-Exe Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such an awesome style. Loving the poses on these guys, too!
Toineed Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Very awesome!
Llewxam888 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014   General Artist
amazing work man, great shape language.
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