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High Kicks, Back Split by 2dforever High Kicks, Back Split by 2dforever
Just another Ryu picture, of course. Getting tired of drawing pictures with little action, so I decided to draw this. Just one of those cool-to-look-at kicks.

Again, I tired something different colour wise, but it just ended up being a bit grey. Never mind, I shall carry on the onslaught against my old enemy: Colour.
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Joker-laugh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the feel of this ^_^
Vamore Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
there sure is alot of street fighter art out there, but I think this piece really stands out, just how solid the colours and shading is, and that sorta hybrid anime/realistic style, it looks like a sprite from the game made real :3 fantastic work
2dforever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :) It's quite old now, not overly happy with it, but I'm glad you think it's still holding.

Just means that I might have to do some more SF artwork soon ;)
Vamore Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
har, I didn't even look at the submission date when I commented,
yush it still defiantly holds up 8D
saru-k Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
i wouldn't like to recive that kick xD:P
dark-dreams- Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
i love the way you have done his toes, its amazing, true to the form of the kick, the only thing is, i dont think he would drop his guard during said kick, aside from that, its a wonderful piece.
jrh161 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!
Ink-and-Sugar Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Really great Ryu. There's a lot of movement going on, it doesn't feel static at all. Of course, it would be cooler if it was Ken...

2dforever Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for all the great comments! Sorry I'm so slow at replying!
They're very very much appreciated!
x-raider Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
it really looks cool!! compliments! :handshake:

:gallery: [link]
Zonrox Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent pose. Phenomenal lighting. And yeah.

Love your work, dude. :D
Kassworkshop Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
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TheMikko Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
I kinda like the colors. Not like Ryu's the most colorful guy out there, so it fits the feel of it. Just another day of kicking for ol' Ryu. AWESOME work with the pose and, well, everything else too. (^_^)
Nishido Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
murderist Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
nice pic indeed, just a little suggestion, before makin a pic u betta study the dynamics, I'm a karateka and the positon ryu has is totally illogical
2dforever Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
That was the idea, to look like such a fierce kick that it looks impossible to do.
madcow-neotaku Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
you own this man!...wicked lines and colors...+fave...
jaxspider Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
I really feel sorry for his left toes. :worry:
The1Blur Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice....looks close to the style of the artwork for the Marvel vs Capcom games
2dforever Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
'Spose it doeS! Thanks
Skull-X Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work - I love it.
Tigerblock Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
I shall carry on the onslaught against my old enemy: Colour.---> and the battle rages on apon multiple battlefields.
waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the washed out color is successful here, especially in the reds. And of course you did much justice to Ryu :heart: You oughta make a coloring tutorial someday.
etlgfx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2006
Yea nothin wrong with the colour, just gives it a historic feel, now what's this about your not using a tablet, but a mouse for drawing these things? I used to do that, and holy shit it was a pain in the ass.
Anyway, great dynamic pose, very intense
jaimecastro Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005  Professional General Artist
Wow, I really like this Ryu, the way in which you caught the force of the kick is impressive!!!
street-gun Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
i like so much but ken is the best!XD
thelaserhawk Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
This picture is absolutely excellent. You've got my favorite street fighter and captured him in one energy-filled freeze frame. Great work on his anatomy.
khizarmalik Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005
ryu! omg, loveing the slick details keep it up... checking the rest of your gallery too.
crystalinewaters Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
Nice action pose :eyepopping: :+fav:
cool-slayer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great pic. the anatomy is awesome, and there's a lot of energy pouring out of this one :nod: I love the coloring and the details, the pose, the strength... eberything! amazing work! :)
Tencia Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005
I came back to leave a comment, 'cause I felt terribly bad knowing that such a good work didn't get any word from my side. s, first of all, the pose ye chose is extremely dynamic, which makes it also hard to draw (in my humble opinin, at least).
great shading on skin (luv the muscles :heart: ) as well as on the clothing.
adding shadow was a good idea.
and of course... YAAAAY for the SF :D
jaredjlee Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that is a kick with a lot of power behind it!
This picture is pouring with strength!
THe angle of the kick!
The sweat flying form his forehead!
All topped off with the strong shadow on the background!
This is KARATE!
byte2k Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005
damn thats amazing man, rad style of yours
kilik-tag Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2005
I was playing 3rd strike with a frind few minutes ago then as he's gone I check here and see a great comment on my ryu :w00t: so I had to check your gallery :) I'm glad I did !
This a great job, great HK pose, colors, energic face expresion it's all great... I'll check the rest of your gallery now !
rgm501 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
Daaaaaaaaamn this is cool!!!
I really like the colors you chose, i think the grey along with ryu's expression really adds to the atmosphere.
man you captured that kick perfectly, love the motion and the way you did the lower leg. It has a real 3rd strike feeling to it. Man i love that game!
I'm a huge street fighetr fan and let me just say, Its a real gem to find street fighter fanart of this quality.
Really awesome stuff man, definitlly a fav for me!
I've done some street fighter stuff myself, come check it out if you have the time.
Bokor Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
is he doing his Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku or just the ordinary jump kick? ;)
2dforever Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, Glad someone brought that up - Its not his tatsumakisempuukyaku, but it was inspired from the Street Fighter EX equivalent.

However the actual kick is based upon Street Fighter 3's jumping (non-directional, just up) hard kick. He does a fancy little twist with the kick.
Thanks for the comment :)
DarkAlicorn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
RYU!!!! OMG OMG OMG :faint: Best char from one of the best games ever made. :+favlove::+devwatch:
Lady-Hawk Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005
I remember this character! Street Fighter, right?

Tis an absolutely wonderful piece. :clap: Great anatomy, and the color is perfection.
y2jenn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005   General Artist
Oh, I LOVE this one. Well done with the action and expression! I know how it feels knowing that you should do more actiony work. The colors are gorgeous. I adore how gritty they are. They suit Ryu perfectly. My only beef is with his left arm. It looks fine but it's a tad awkward at the angle you have it set at. It makes sense but it doesn't look natural and comfortable. Other than that I'd say this is a perfect image. :w00t:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, I think the lack of vivid colour is what makes this attractive, great work on the pose, and I knew who it was straight away, even looking at the thumbnail. Great memories, playing this game in the arcades when I was younger, though I preferred Chun-Li over anyone else... being a girl and all. On a technical note, I really love the way you colour, so chunky, its almost sculptural.
Scarlet-Dawn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
Wow totally kick ass pose and the anatomy looks spot on ^__^ Excellent work!
pariker Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005   General Artist
I love how dynamic this pose is! :D And the shading in this piece is very well-done. Great job!
cclb Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005
I love the pose and the coloring is so soft and professional like.....its so pretty..
Fonzu Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005
Just Superb...! Love the anatomy, pose and colouring! Great work!
redrab8t Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005  Professional Artist
Dude! This is freaking awsome! I am envious of you colouring skills. Great work.
purplerose Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005   Photographer
Nice job, I like the coloring.
dragonoscuro Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005
go Ryu!
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