‘Archive: The Finishing Touch – Right!’ Rendering by: AFCombat.
Sarcasm doesn’t become me, but there are some things that I see which make me blurt out some sort of sarcasm.
Don’t get me wrong, I like this picture very much. So the sarcastic title is tongue-in-cheek, or as the English would say: ‘Cheeky’.
What is so funny is my Freudian Slip when I first titled the picture I typed in the following: ‘The Finishing Tough – Right’.
While at first glance, this is a hurtful picture – At least to the boxer’s breast. However, Aaron, the artist, is being rather subtle – By that I mean when upon close inspection he has depicted a small spray of fluid being ejected from the nipple of the struck breast.
Now, when women fighters go after the opponent’s chest, eventually after several rounds of this tit pounding, there will be a buildup of various fluids in their breasts. When hit hard this trapped liquid will squirt out from the nipple. And that is what’s happening here.
Aaron has two DA websites. His DA Main Site he calls: ‘AFCombat’, and the other one is a Group Site he calls: ‘WTFBA’, which stands for: ‘World Topless Foxy Boxing Association’.
Since we are both female boxing aficionados, as well as friends, he has given me permission to upload some of his artwork from both sites and comment on it.
This one is from his DA Main Site group site.
The following are his comments from his DA Main Site ‘Artists Comments’ section when he uploaded this picture on March 12, 2018:
Title: ‘Old Experiment/Tribute...’: “I'd made this back in October, when I was revamping the bed ring. It's another adaptation of a ‘PCTOONS’ image, since it was his work that gave me the idea to do a bedring in the first place!
The original image is here:
And the full story can be purchased here: foxybrawlers.com/dashop/index.…
As Drew would write: ‘Nuff Said.”
The following are comments from various DA viewers and are from Aaron’s DA Main Site ‘Viewers Comments’ section:
From: Shanna1600 – March 12, 2018: “I am not too familiar with the source material, but it is always fascinating to get a look at some of things that inspired you to create the art that you do.”
From: bozeeke – March 12, 2018: “Foxfax was a foxy boxing cartoon website back in the mid-late 1990's into the mid 2000's. PC toons was the pseudonym of the artist who did these cartoon fight stories. His most well known work among foxy boxing fans has got to be the comics featuring a young foxy boxing jobber named Teena Dream. The webpage name was later changed to PC's Toons and later was shut down circa 2006-2007 if I recall correctly. A lot of the old art can be purchased on the foxybrawlers website or their lulu page. I believe they bought PCs entire catalogue, most of which is still for sale on their pages.
Here's a link to the PC toons part of the lulu page: www.lulu.com/spotlight/pctoons
Reply from: Shanna1600 – March 12, 2018: “Thank you so much for the background and information!!”
From: jjjones – March 13, 2018: “That is a dangerous site for one's pocketbook, bozeeke. Just verified this coupon code for 15% off: FWD15
I'm going in...”
From: slim20 – March 20, 2018: “Anybody know why pc stopped?”
Reply from: bozeeke – March 20, 2018: “I only remember that he did and I was a bit devastated being a big fan of his work. I don't remember a concrete reason why being given.”
From: bozeeke – March 12, 2018: “Love the golden thong on the loser.”
From: jjjones – March 13, 2018: “PCTOONS was a pioneer. His Teena Dream vs Domino Glamazon is one of the greatest jobber matches of all time. MAN, do I miss that FOXFAX site!”
Reply from: bozeeke – March 13, 2018: “Don't we all.”
From: harryplinkett – March 13, 2018: “Those are some heavy punching bags, though. I bet they can take a lot of punishment.”
From: Chupa666 – March 13, 2018: “Those stories I think were my first introduction to the genre. Busty Galore I think was the character. So interesting to see how inspiring it was.”
From: ars8982 – March 13, 2018: “FOXFAX is what pulled me in to the foxy boxing cartoon world. It's pretty cool to see a great artist such as yourself paying homage.”
Now to the picture itself:
In my arrogant opinion, I consider this an intimate masterwork of art. By ‘Intimate’, I mean this is not an ‘Epic’ picture; no arena filled with a boxing ring, Referee, ringsiders, and handlers.
There is the implication that all of the accouterments of a full blown boxing match are there – But just not shown, nor need to be shown. This is a detailed closeup of a face, her upper body, and the booty of the boxer who has just landed that punch to the side of her trapped opponent’s right breast.
By ‘Booty’, I’m assuming, from the skin coloring, that this is the backside of a Negress.
And trapped to me means that stricken fighter has thrust her back against the corner ropes and is trying to stay on her feet, but her legs are buckling and her body is giving way.
And the Negress is doing what she can to send her trapped victim to the canvas floor.
This is an image that is close up and personal. Up close, and even more Up Tight.
The overriding theme is female boxing is not always sexy; it can be at times carnal and horrifically brutal. And that Greek version of ‘Agon’ has been made visual.
The question then arises, is there precedent?
Especially when it comes to breast punching:
Is there ever! And here are some startling examples of the women’s boxing genre of: ‘Up Close And Personal’:
Here is the visual link to a picture I titled: ‘Archive Mark393: Toon Boxing – Right Uppercut To Left Tit’. Rendering by: Mark393: LINK:
Here is the visual link to a sports photograph I titled: ‘Trapped In A Corner Pose: Right To The Tit’. Sports photograph by: Drew Hammond: LINK:
And finally a sports photograph I titled:‘Interracial Boxing: On The Tit Attack’. Sports photograph by: Drew Hammond: LINK:
As an aside, I just ran into the word: ‘Idiom’, and never gave it much notice, thinking perhaps it was the plural for idiot: One idiot – Two idiom. Or two idioms.
Now I come to find that idiom means it is a mode of expression, a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words. Simply: Jargon – Spoken by a group of people with common interests, like in boxing.
Boxing, or: ‘The Sweet Science’ (A idiom), is a sport that has contributed one Hell of a number of colorful words, phrases, and expressions that are far out of proportion to its current stature among athletic endeavors.
Here is a list of idioms that originated in boxing and were subsequently extended to the world outside of the square ring – Ranging from A to Z:
Ass Up Face Down: AUFD. A boxer punched to the knees with their butt literally facing upwards and their face figuratively eating canvas.
Bare-Knuckle: Fierce or determined (from boxing done without gloves).
Beat Someone To The Punch: Accomplish something before someone else does.
Blow-By-Blow: A detailed account (referring to commentary during a boxing match).
Bob And Weave: Be evasive (as a boxer ducking to avoid an opponent’s blows).
Come Out Fighting, or Swinging: To be immediately aggressive or energetic.
Deliver, or Land A Knockout Blow, or Punch: Hit someone, or do something, that is decisive and total.
Down And Out: Destitute (an analogy to a boxer who has been knocked down and remains motionless).
Down, or Out For The Count: To be totally defeated or overcome. When a boxer has been downed, the Referee does a countup to ‘Ten’, the number of seconds a fighter has to get back on their feet. The amount of time that has run out for a boxer to stand up after being knocked down.
Drop, or Take Off The Gloves: To abandon civility (from the practice of using bare fists rather than gloves).
Duke It Out: To argue (Dukes is slang for fists. English slang for: ‘Duke Of Yorks’, which was substituted for: ‘Forks’ as slang for fingers or hands).
Glass Jaw: High vulnerability (from a reference to the target point on a boxer’s chin or jaw that is most fragile).
Go Down Swinging: To persist to the very end. From the notion of a boxer fighting up to the point at which they are knocked out.
Have Someone In Your Corner: Have an ally (from the boxer’s support team, positioned in a corner of the ring).
Heavy Hitter: An influential person or other entity (from the term for a boxer who lands particularly hard punches).
Heavyweight: A powerful person or entity. In boxing they have weight classes, and a Heavyweight is at the top of those classes. And has the weight and fistic power to be recognized as a ‘Heavy Hitter’.
Hit Below The Belt: To act unfairly. Boxing trunks have a waistband that serves as a belt, and a punch below that waistband will hit the fighter in the groin, which is regarded as extremely unsportsmanlike. In-fighting: Conflict within a group (from the term for boxing close up).
Keep Your Guard Up: To stay alert (from the idea of protecting one’s face with both gloved hands).
Kisser: Lips. Inflect pain. Punches to the mouth can split its lips, and that can be quite painful, as well as bloody.
KnockOut, or Kayo, or KO: Two meanings here: 1. A decisive blow that ends a boxing match. 2. A stunning female in the looks department.
Lead With Your Chin: To take a considerable risk (from the inadvisable act of exposing one’s chin).
Lightweight: An insignificant person or entity. In boxing they have weight classes, and a Lightweight is near the bottom of those classes. They don’t have the heft nor fistic power to be considered as a ‘Heavy Hitter’.
Low Blow: A hurtful or unfair action or comment. The same as: ‘Hit Below The Belt’.
On the ropes: To be in deep trouble. An analogy to an exhausted boxer who is hanging onto a rope at the perimeter of the boxing ring.
One-Two Punch: This is a combination or sequence of two impactful things occurring in quick succession. In boxing it usually means the first blow to the body followed up with a quick punch to the head.
Pull Your Punches: To hold back from using full force or your full resources (as when a boxer does not use their full strength when delivering punches).
Punch-Drunk, or Punchy: To be mentally dazed or physically fatigued. From the notion of a boxer being mentally disoriented, or physically exhausted from receiving multiple blows to the head or body.
Put Up Your Dukes: Said by someone as an invitation to fight (see: ‘Duke It Out’).
Ringside Seat: A position close to an incident or event or chain of events
Roll With The Punches: To be flexible (from the idea of a boxer remaining in motion by bobbing and weaving, despite having received repeated blows).
Round: One of a series of activities or events (from the name of a 3 minute period of time during a boxing match).
Saved By The Bell: Rescued from difficulty at the last moment (from the bell rung at the end of a round in boxing).
Slap-Happy: See: ‘Punch-Drunk or Punchy’.
Slugfest: A nasty battle. The conflict can be literally or figuratively a severe combative event.
Spar: A mild fight or dispute. From the term for training between two fighters who are not competing but learning from each other in the ring. Used in the phrases ‘Sparring Match’ and ‘Sparring Partner’.
Square Off: Prepare for conflict. From the tradition of boxers standing facing each other at the beginning of a match.
Straight From The Shoulder: Direct and forthright (an analogy to a blow delivered shoulder high, using one’s full strength).
Sucker Punch: An unexpected blow.
Take A Dive: To fail on purpose. From the slang phrase referring to a boxer falling to the canvas after being struck, and allowing the Referee to count them out.
Take It On The Chin: To stand up to severe criticism (from the idea of a boxer receiving a blow on the chin without falling).
The Gloves Are Off: Said when someone begins to act mercilessly (in reference to boxing without gloves).
TKO: Short for: ‘Technical Knock Out’. A win awarded by the Referee when the loser has not been knocked unconscious. Winning a knockout of an argument or award, but not one that is won in a serve or crushing way.
Put, or Throw, or Toss A Hat Into The Ring: To issue a challenge or indicate one’s interest in participating in a discussion or event. From the custom of a challenger throwing his hat into a boxing ring when a boxer takes on random opponents.
Throw In The Towel: To give up (from the custom of a member of a boxer’s support team tossing a towel into the ring to indicate that the boxer, or trainer, concedes defeat).
Undercard: A subordinate activity or event in a series (from the term for the category of one or more boxing matches preceding the featured bout).
Zinger: A quick punch to the face that causes surprise, or shock to an opponent.
In my DA Main Site (drewhammond), and my DA Group Site (CombativeWomen), I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.
These various folders hold what I consider some of the greatest combative female pictures, illustrations, and photographs in all of Deviant Art. How many additional renders will be added to these various folders is a question that I just don't know. I’m getting along in years, and as time goes by I will endeavor to commission additional epic masterpieces of female combative art – All of which, in my vain opinion, I consider will be timeless in their quality; and as such will be introduced into this, as well as my other DA folders.
Now, when selecting an avatar for a group folder it has to be the best of the best because it will represent all of the other renders in that folder.
That is why I have chosen the following picture for the ‘The Best Of AFCombat And WTFBA’; this because I consider it a masterpiece in representing both the imagination and attention to detail that Aaron brings to all of his works. In this render he has combined the three elements I consider essential in the creation of a timeless work of epic art depicting the brutal world of combative women.
The first is the POV (Point Of View). It is as we, the viewers, are sitting at ringside and staring straight across the canvas at the flattened Blonde boxer. Aaron has the eye for angles, and this one is a straight shot across the boxing ring. He does this time after time, showing stunning POVs in all sorts of configured angles depicting fistic fury.
The second is Aaron’s ability to capture the instant (And they are fleeting instants – To quickly pass into eternity) a winner’s raised gloves in victory.
In other pictures he will show a solid punch sinking into a body, and one will see, and almost hear the thud of fistic leather driving into flesh. In other cases a leather enclosed fist slamming against facial bone – Again the viewer can almost hear the sound, but in the case with punches to the head, it’s usually a smack of leather against fluids, like sweat and blood (Literally) – And unyielding bone.
The third is the realism he brings to the fight scene. No stick figured models – These. The women he shows are full figured and well muscled fighters. These are big powerfully built women, and equally are they powerfully driven to emerge victorious. There is this boxing cliché: ‘Show me a fighter who has a lot of heart, and I’ll show you a fighter who will be physically beaten to a pulp some day’. Aaron’s fighters don’t quit, and he shows the grim brutality of female combat and the horrific physical toll it can extract from a fighter’s face and body. Methinks the artist’s favorite color is blood red, because in a lot of his scenes his fighters are covered in crimson. He makes visual the expression: ‘The Blood Sport Of Fighting’.
Finally, in some battles the beatings are so grotesque outwardly, and yet so courageous inwardly, that what emerges is: ‘A Terrible Beauty Is Born’. Women who will not quit and will go down swinging – No matter what the cost to body or soul.
Here is the visual link to that Avatar which I titled: 'Avatar: The Best Of AFCombat And WTFBA - DA Folder': LINK:
The reason I titled this render: ‘Avatar: The Best Of AFCombat And WFTBA – DA Folder’, is because I consider the artist, Aaron, who has a DA Main Site he calls; ‘DACombat’, and a DA Group Site he calls: WTFBA, which are the initials for: ‘World Topless Foxy Boxing Association’ as one of the best artists on DA, or anywhere else, in creating definitive art depicting female boxing.
As an aside, I don’t say so, but in my mind, when I see WTFBA I think: ‘What The Fuck Boxing Association’. So cancel my artistic license, already.
Anyway, I have decided to create a folder in my DA Main Site that will contain what I consider the best of Aaron’s artwork, which he has uploaded onto his two DA Sites.
This is the avatar of that folder, and being the gateway to that folder of exceptional renders, I feel the picture representing that folder has to be the best of the best. And this one is.
Now, the artist has titled this work: ‘Angelique LeStrange in the Prison Boxing League’.
In his ‘DA Artists Comments’ section he wrote the following when it was uploaded onto his DA Main Site: AFCombat on May 21, 2017:
Title: ‘Angelique LeStrange in the Prison Boxing League’: “This will probably be the next story for the weekly update. Of all my characters so far, Ol' Angel feels like the most likely to have been in prison...”
Moving on yet again:
Over the years, a number of DA viewers have written to me essentially asking, ‘What the fuck is going on here?’ Or, ‘Why are you depicting women fighting each other?’
Well, the only answer I can give is this: “You are what you love. You are not the one who loves you back.”
Which means what you love defines you. It doesn't matter what others think. Of great danger is allowing those who love you define you. It’s wonderful to be loved, but those who love you are human, and as such have human frailties. If you allow them to define you, then when those frailties come to the fore, and they will – It’s a part of being human, then the hurt can be excruciating. Sometimes to the point of suicide.
Now to the essential point: Those women who have made the decision to venture into the minor world of ‘Pain’, or have chosen to submit to the major world of ‘Agon’ have determined to prove to themselves, and to themselves alone, of if they have what we pilots call: ‘The Right Stuff’. They know full well that when they enter a boxing ring it is dangerous, and can be lethal on occasion.
Now, I can tell you that flying an airplane can be scary at times – When weather conditions rapidly deteriorate and you can’t see a damn thing, or having to land on a short runway and there is a 40 mph crosswind, or the ultimate terror, which is your engine quits. It is those, and a myriad of other aerial situations, when you need the right stuff to not panic, to trust your instruments, and yourself.
And what is the ultimate test of a woman’s courage, spirit, body, face, and endurance? In a word it is: War. And boxing, be it with bare fists or gloves, is fistic war – Almost to, and sometimes beyond that: ‘In Extremus’. Actual warfare is both figuratively and literally: ‘At the point of death’, and from the Latin literally means: ‘In the farthest reaches.’
Our current civilization has modified this form of fistic war into a sport. And ‘Aboveground’ has rules and ‘Belowground’ has none, with ‘Underground’ somewhere in between – Rule wise that is.
But this sport always takes place in some form of ‘Battleground’. And in the ‘Background’ always lurks that ultimate price of warfare the: Spectre Of Death’.
Boxing is a dangerous sport and the ghost of death is always near. Here is the visual link to that: 'Ghost Of Death Is Always Near: LINK:
The end result is these women become fistic warriors, and are willing to take a chance on propelling themselves ever forward in order to emerge victorious in this one on one war. Knowing full well the fickle compass of fortune, or luck, or whatever, can swing against them and the painful consequences would result in their becoming severely battered about the face and body, bloodied, bruised, ultimately beaten into unconsciousness.
Conscripts who are joined in ferocious battles with outcomes that can end badly as they become casualties of war.
Now as to the artist:
Aaron stages a vast number of boxing matches on his DA Main Site he calls: ‘AFCombat’.
The boxing gear the women wear range from bikini bottoms, string thongs, classic thongs, boxing trunks that have the waistband cover the navel, in contrast to boxing trunks whereby the waistband is below the navel.
And then his fertile imagination invented a strictly feminized ‘Boxing Trunkette’, in that a narrow waistband went across her ‘Pooch’ and a V of cloth descended from the front of that waistband down between her legs and up her backside, in which another V of cloth was attached to the back of the waistband. The result was the universal boxing rule, be it between men or women, was no hitting below the belt was still in full effect. In boxing trunks the ‘Belt’ was the waistband and punches were allowed to hit the waistband, just don’t go below it.
There is a however, to all this, and it pertains to the ‘Trunkette’ – This because the narrow waistband was so low that it went across a woman’s lower belly which included her external pooch holding her enclosed womb, as well as her internal left and right ovaries. A female’s ‘Nuts’, so to speak.
There aren’t a lot of strong stomach muscles down there, so when a boxing glove hits that area in can sink in and hurt the sexual essence of a woman’s reason for being.
It was not for sinister reasons for the unique design. Quite the opposite. It was to help prevent the female boxers to descending into becoming ‘Punch Drunk’. Football players have far fewer hits to the head as boxers, and they wear plastic padded helmets.
Now there are two basic female punching styles.
Headhunters – Who concentrate on hitting the head of an opponent.
Body Pounders – Who concentrate on beating up an opponent’s body in order to beat her down to the canvas in severe pain.
Along the way, those Headhunters can inflict a lot of brain damage on their opponents.
These Trunketts permit the Body Pounders to punch away at her sexuality and eventually such sensitive parts will compel her to drop her gloves to protect her pained lower body, leaving the head exposed for one or two powerful blows to the chin or jaw – Knocking her out and ending the fight. This instead of hammering the fragile brain with punch after punch for round after round.
In a very short period of time this artist has developed into one of the premiere creators of ‘Combative Women Art’. In DA we have a number of astonishing artists who are the finest in this field. However, each has their own distinctive style, and I rejoice in this. As the French say: ‘Vive La Différence’, which literally means: ‘Long Live The Difference’. And I’m for that.
To be added:
A person with average reactions, which will get he or she through a lifetime in good order – Be it pedaling a bike, or later driving a car, or in sports as in tennis, or swimming, or even that which is considered quite difficult, mainly piloting an airplane.
But in boxing, average reactions will get you knocked out – Fast. This because it is an exhausting sport that requires intense concentration, split second timing in attack, and equally split second timing in defense. We’re talking microseconds here.
All the while exerting a tremendous amount of physical energy of leg and arm movements for three minutes at a time. Also all the while being constantly pummeled about the head and body. And this goes on for round after round – In the late rounds each of those three minutes becomes interminable.
To merely survive, a boxer has to have fast reactions.
And when you have two fighters whose reaction time is approximately equal, their punches will land simultaneously, and occur in various double whammy variations throughout a match. That is each will first set up and then lash out with a punch, and both blows will land at about the same time because their action and reaction times are similar.
And picture after picture ‘AFCombat’ makes all that visual.
By definition what he creates are precise in delivery, technically powerful, stunning in their impact (Especially to the face and body), and downright gorgeous as they are perfectly executed (Especially the KnockOuts).
In Rome there is a massive building called: ‘The Pantheon’. Originally it was a temple dedicated to all the various Roman Gods. Later it was used as the last resting place for the heroes and heroines of the Roman Empire. By definition the word pantheon means someone who has been included in a very special and unique group of the arts. Rembrandt, Beethoven, Michelangelo, Picasso, Rodin, Stravinsky, Shakespeare, and Mozart come to mind.
In DA we have a pantheon of outstanding artists who concentrate their vast talents in making visual the concept of combative women.
A goodly number of their works were done using 3D software. That doesn’t take away from the fact that they created a series of some of the most remarkable works of female combative art that I have ever seen. In my opinion just about every one of these renderings has the visual power of a Michelangelo; the only difference is the Renaissance sculpture’s medium was marble, while these 21st Century artists medium is electrons. As Buonarroti once stated when asked about how he approached a block of marble – In effect that the figure, or figures, are already residing inside the block. All he need do is chip away at the marble covering their likeness. Or words to that effect.
In this case these modern day artists could state that all they did was push a number of electrons around until they bunched up together in some sort of artistic pattern.
Aaron has set up a ‘Patreon’ section. Members who join his Patreon Site will have access to all forms of female fighting, which he updates on a weekly basis.
Here is the link to that site: LINK: www.patreon.com/afcombat
In addition, here is the link to his DA Main Site: AFCombat: LINK: www.deviantart.com/afcombat
And here is the avatar of his DA Site logo: LINK:
For now, anyway.