Here's one of my favourite video game girls, Chun-Li, in her costume from the Alpha series of Street Fighter games. It's such a simple look and one that I feel is quite unique. It's always a challenge to draw Chun-Li. I tried to make an effort to draw her legs a little bigger, her arms a little more muscular and to capture her gorgeous eyes.
I absolutely love Cammy! She gives Chun-Li a run for her money in terms of the Street Fighter character I like best. She's agile, tough and totally badass. Her tragic past and success following it makes her into a survivor who went from a bad guy to a hero. That's certainly something to admire. In recent years, there's been hints here in there in the games (and in the UDON comics) of a budding friendship and partnership between Cammy and Chun-Li which I think would be an awesome thing to see more often. The trailer of she and Chun-Li going up against Asuka and Lili was awesome.
I wanted to take a break from drawing all of Catwoman's costumes to draw some video game fanart. Yesterday, I drew Ivy and Morrigan while today I opted for some Street Fighter fanart. Here's Chun-Li for you all.
Chun-Li's always been one of my absolute favourite characters. She's someone I've grown up with and she's been such an innovative character I actually look up to. She wasn't someone's girlfriend but a serious Interpol agent whose mission was to bring down Shadaloo. Unlike Samus Aran, Chun-Li's gender wasn't masked nor was it exploited. She was a muscular woman whose style of dress was quite modest. Capcom certainly does give its women a little more respect than is usual with other video game companies. Although, not by much.
Drawing Chun-Li is always a difficult thing. She has a very specific appearance. Facially, her eyes are quite obviously Asian so it's often difficult to try and get them perfect. Her costume is quite detailed and takes a steady hand to get it all right. On top of that, posing is very key to Chun-Li. Since I didn't want to draw an action-oriented pose I just went with her stock peace-sign pose. I know, how unoriginal. Ah well.