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Update:  The picture to the left has a new title and writeup:  'Avatar -100 Greatest Female Fight Pictures.  The original writeup and title still are current with the initial upload: 'Stag At Sharkey's - Redux'.  The following is the writeup for the comments section of a rendering that was uploaded on July 5th, 2009.
‘Stag At Sharkey’s – Redux’.  This is a stunning masterpiece of female combative art, and in my opinion sets such a standard that there may be other’s that perhaps may be its equal, but none that can surpass such a creation.  It has taken almost a year from start to finish to complete this rendering, and it was worth the wait.  It was done by a French artist who goes by the name of MikeG, or as he signs off his latest e-mail to me incorporating my latest tweaks:  Mike.  The framed 4 feet x 3 ½ feet rendering on artists canvas hangs on my house wall.  Redux is from the Latin word ‘reducere’ (bring back) and in English means: ‘brought back, restored’.   In this case the inspiration for this work was another masterpiece painted by the American George Bellows in 1907 titled: ‘Stag At Sharkey’s’.  The same pose, and are you ready for this, the same fight outfits with the same colors, of those two male boxers are hereby brought forward into the 21st Century and updated to a modern boxing ring, with two female boxers in their stead.  And the referee has also been changed to a woman.  After all, this is the era of equal opportunities.  And that is as it should be.  To reiterate, our intent was to try and be faithful to both the pose and spirit of the Bellows work. We have updated the changing American mores by substituting women boxers for men fighters, and yet clothed them exactly as the men depicted in the ring. Concerning the referee, we have evoked a bit of artistic license. As a favor I ask each one of you to please Google: George Bellows 'Stag at Sharkey's' to view the comparison.

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Eating Leather Too’, by Gavin Michelli. What we have here is a major masterwork by a major talent. This is a case whereby art begets art. The model for this rendering was an illustration done years ago by another major talent by the name of Robert A. Moody, who went by: RAM. However, that is what he went by in his early period. Later, when he changed is illustrative style he went by: Rumbler. And that is the name he used when he did the illustration that inspired this painting to be created. I’ll upload the Rumbler work next week. Gavin did an earlier work for me titled: Eating Leather’. Now it becomes clear of how the current title evolved. The college English Majors will immediately pick up on the fact that ‘Too’ should be ‘Two’, since it’s the second picture with the same theme. Well, I’m invoking poetic license here by using: ‘Too’. The original of his work, which is framed and hanging on a wall in my house, measures 2 1/2 feet wide by 2 feet high. From the start the artist and I worked to make this a major work, and one way is to have a ringside crowd watching the action. The previous work he did for me was intended to be more intimate, and as such, smaller; with no crowd. The following was written about the previous work, but much of it is apropos as relates to this one:
“The title is: ‘Eating Leather’, and was created by Gavin Michelli. What we have here is a minor masterpiece by a major talent. Minor, as differentiated from some of the epic masterworks I’ve uploaded onto the ‘DA’ Site. It measures 2 feet x 2 feet square – Not the big 3 footers of the epics. As any woman will lie, size doesn’t matter, and in this case it doesn’t. What does matter is compacted in this tight rendering, and visually rings true about the bloody brutality of female boxing, mixed in with tongue-in-cheek humor (look at the snarl on the Blonde’s face); over-the-top sexuality (forget the bare breasts – look at the excited clits that are outlined in the boxing trunks); great attention to detail (the stitching and laces on the boxing gloves); dramatic POV (Point Of View) of not one, but two boxing gloves heading toward the viewer’s face; and finally the bold colors. I commissioned Gavin to make visual what was in my mind’s eye and he did it magnificently. Needless to say he does commissions and is a joy to work with. His patience is boundless, which has to be, working with me. I’ve never had an artist work for me, I have always tried to have them work with me. This rendering is a perfect example.”
As I said, Gavin does commissions. His Deviant Art Site is: gavinslayer.
Well, ‘Nuff said. So I hope that you ‘Too’ will enjoy this remarkable work. I have. And do. Drew. His Link: gavinslayer.deviantart.com/

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Archive Mark393:MM-Jessica Finishes Jose In MMA KO
‘Archive Mark393: MM – Jessica Finishes Jose In MMA KO’.  Rendering by: Mark393.  MM = Mixed Match. MMA = Mixed Martial Arts.

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem

Mark, the artist, uploaded this picture onto his DA Site on January 13, 2013.  
The following is from his DA Main Site ‘Artists Comments’ section about this picture:

Title: ‘Jessica Finishes Jose’:  “Yes, it's his first round – And the last one for tonight...”

There were others who also had something to say about this knockout of a picture, and the following are from Mark’s DA Main Site ‘Viewers Comments’ section:

From:  ringer0 – January 13, 2013:  “Well done!  Looks like a one-punch KO.
Did Jose totally underestimate Jessica, or does he have a bit of a glass jaw?
Only the moves leading up to this climax will tell the tale.”

From:  ArthurShark – January 13, 2013:  “How'd I know you would comment here lol. You love the view of women beating men don't you? Lol.”

Reply from: mark393 – January 28, 2013:  “Why not?
'Women - they're men, too.' (c) me. “

From:  mark393 – February 23, 2013:  “I guess, he thought SHE does.”

From: Seleneboxer –January 13, 2013:  “Great pic. The sweat flying helps show how hard the punch was.
And the way they are unmarked shows that it was a short fight.
What MMA gloves are you using there? They look good.
You can accomplish a lot with a kind word--but you can accomplish a lot more with a kind word and a good left hook!”

Reply from:  mark393 – February 23, 2013:  “Jose has Don's sport gloves by PhilC with fingers made invisible.
Jessica wears M4 Xtreme Fighter's stuff from Richarbi, adjusted.
I don't use commercial marks. I don't like any of the ones that I did try.  For some renders I make marks individually on an ad hoc basis, based on the original textures.”

Reply from: Seleneboxer – February 26, 2013:  “Thanks!”

From:  kay101 – January 13, 2013:  “Wow! Bam! Absolutely fantastic art, Mark!”

From: Lurker1001 – January 13, 2013:  “Amazing pic – The sweat flying, the expression on his face.
Now all we need is a victory pose.
Angus.”

Reply from: mark393 – February 23, 2013:  “Thanx! I like adding these sort of details.  Sometimes a simple prop will make the scene speak.”

The question that can be asked is does Mark show any males beating any females?  I can attest to the fact that he takes a balanced approach in the win loss category of Mixed Match Boxing.
For instance here is the visual link to an example which I titled: ‘Archive Mark393: MMB Draft – Frank Kayos Lacey’.  Rendering by Mark393.  MMB = Mixed Match Boxing:  LINK:  

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Archive Mark393:MMB Draft-Frank Kayos Lacey by drewhammond


Moving on:
In my DA Main Site I have a number of 'Archive' folders.  Each of them hold the 'Best Of' various artists or subjects, and each of those folders have a 'Avatar', which serves as the gateway to that specific folder.  The pictures by Mark are going into a folder I have titled: 'The Best Of Mark393 Folder'.  Here is the visual link to the Avatar of that folder:  LINK:  

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Avatar:Best Of Mark393-Countup To End Of Our World by drewhammond


As concerns Mark, the following is a writeup I did way back on January 21, 2015, for a picture he did for me which I titled: ‘Avatar: Mixed Matches Folder – CombativeWomen Group’.  Render by: mark393.’  Though written 4 years ago, his artwork is timeless in its quality and humor.  However, in this Avatar it is sans humor.  And I feel the comments by me are as apropos now, as then:  

In my DA ‘CombativeWomen’ Group I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.  
This one was created by Mark, an artist who has a DA Site he calls: ‘mark393’.  This terrific 3D rendering is from that superb website – Which is devoted to combative women; as well as some combative men; and mixed matches between the two.
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 this one, as I consider it a masterpiece in representing the drama of ‘Aboveground Boxing’ held in an arena.  Both boxers know about and accept the brutality of a ‘Fight To The Finish’ in which it goes to a knockout.  Each is determined to go all out to render their opponent unconscious – No winner by decision in this battle.
To conclude, it’s that sprawled female boxer on the canvas who is in pained distress and is looking at her opponent and is thinking hard about staying down or getting up to continue fighting that sealed the deal on choosing this picture as the avatar.
This picture and writeup was originally uploaded in my ‘DA Group’ Site, and placed in the ‘Mixed Matches’ folder on July 26, 2012.  The POV (Point Of View) is so profound that it has returned to become the visual symbol of that folder.  Kind of makes visual the cliché: ‘Whatever goes around comes around’.
Here is the visual link to the Avatar of that DA Group Folder:  LINK:

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Avatar:Mixed Matches Folder-CombativeWomen Group by drewhammond


Now, this picture has a history:
The following was written by me when it was originally uploaded back in 2012.  It held true then, and holds true now, and as such is apropos for all our tomorrows:  
‘MMB: All The World’s A Stage’. Rendering by: mark393. MMB = Mixed Match Boxing.

‘All the world’s a stage.
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances.
And one man in his time plays may parts.’        

Shakespeare: ‘As You Like It’.

To paraphrase the Bard, ‘All The World’s A Boxing Ring’. Or at least for these two players. Consider how similar a stage and boxing ring are. Both are usually elevated; both are the absolute center of attraction for an audience; and both present the full range of human heroism at one extreme, and folly at the other.
I’ll leave it up to the viewer to determine where, within those extremes, this scene represents.

Mark titled this work: ‘Sequel – 1 (I)’. For an artist who has the talent of placing a lot of passion into his pictures, the title seems almost passionless. In our discussions, I never asked him about his unemotional titling. That’s his business, but he has given me the latitude to modify his titles whenever I see fit. And with this render I see fit.
I might add that although I changed his title, what I won’t change is my opinion of his artistic genius.
The following is from the ‘DA Artist’s Comments’ Section pertaining to this render:

“Title: Sequel – 1 (I). That's just a knockdown.”

Well it may be a knockdown in his view; in mine, it’s a knockout – Of a picture.
The following was written by me for that picture of the Blonde being pounded to her knees, but is repeated here as it is apropos to both the scene and action:

‘Like an ignorant young fighter who, having never been hurt, having never tested the full strength of an immense and merciless power, having never been stung by the bitter asp of defeat, having never been made wary by a blow of incredible, unrealizable force, and who thinks in his insolence and pride that he is the measure of all things and will be triumphant in every conflict, so, now, it seemed to him he had been overtaken by disaster, and was fairly, fatally engulfed in an abyss of ruin he had not foreseen.’

Thomas Wolfe; ‘The Web And The Rock’.

What one of the greatest American writers of all time, Thomas Wolfe, wrote in that one sentence (he had a tendency to go on like that) is apropos for one of these boxers. The result for either the man or woman will eventually be that one will be either end down on their knees, or their body flat on the boxing ring canvas – And be engulfed in an abyss of ruin he/she had not foreseen. That defeated fighter may be conscious of their loss, brought down to their knees by such pain that the will to continue has been pounded out of them; or sprawled out on the canvas, unconscious of their humiliating defeat.
How do I know that? In the beginning of this titanic struggle the artist makes clear that this will be his intent. What is so tantalizing about this work of superb art, is the artist gives no hint of who will win. We’ll just have to wait and see (to literally see) on the direction his whim takes us as concerns the brutal ending.

So the question can arise, has Mark have any of his female boxers defeat their male opponent other than the one at the top of this lengthy tome?  
Does he ever.  
Here is one of my favorite win scenes - By any gender.  It is superb. Here is the visual link to that render which I titled: ‘MMB: Rapture’. Rendering by: mark393. MMB = Mixed Match Boxing: LINK:  

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MMB: Rapture by drewhammond


In conclusion:
Reflect upon this: Have you ever personally known a person before they were recognized as ‘Great’? The strange fact is in most cases, you recognized that they had some sort of talent, but in the main were just about like everyone else. Methinks that is the case here with the following picture:
Here is the visual link to that groundbreaking picture: LINK:  

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Archive mark393:MMB-In The Beginning by drewhammond


Methinks this is an artist who is on the verge of being ‘Great’, and in my opinion this is the first of his great pictures.
There is a 'However' I have about this render.  And it is this:
I have this quirk about missing limbs and heads in a ‘Fight Picture’, and in this case the top of the woman’s head is missing. I’m assuming that the artist wanted to place the fighters in front of the viewers, this in order to be as close as possible, as well to preserve all the detail of the boxers. And that is his artistic decision, which I fully respect. However, in the ‘Great Scheme Of Things’ the headless boxer is of small consequence. What has to be kept in mind is the power of this POV (Point Of View). Therein resides its greatness. This is visual theater. And the start of something big – And brutal. Possibly even bloody.

Here is the background of this render:
This is an initial picture that Mark, the artist, created and uploaded onto his DA Site depicting a mixed match boxing POV (Point Of View) that was stunning. And not one punch had been yet thrown. All the tension of the beginning of the first round was there, and magnified by the angle of the piece. The viewer is at ringside – The front row, looking up at the impending battle.
Mark had created that first picture in response from Kay, who requested a mixed match render.
In his ‘DA Artist’s Comments’ he stated: “Request by Kay, III.”

I wrote to the artist about the 'Headless Boxer' and he responded with the following:
Here is the visual link to that 'Redux' of a picture, in which Mark, made both fighters: 'Whole'.  
When he did that for me, it was the start of a long term friendship of mutual respect and admiration.

‘Neff said.
Drew.

But there will be more.

Except to add that here is the link to the mark393 DA Site: LINK:  www.deviantart.com/mark393
And his mark33 DA avatar of his logo link to his Site: LINK:  :iconmark393:
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Dark Side Of Female Boxing-Literally:Redux
‘Dark Side Of Female Boxing – Literally: When She Ate It – Redux’.  Rendering by: Colinscrod.
This is the complete title as the DA title block doesn't have enough slots for all the letters.
 
‘We shall not cease from exploration.
And the end of all our exploring,
Will be to arrive where we started.
And know the place for the first time.’   By: T. S. Eliot.  ‘Little Gidding’.

This is the second picture of a two picture comparison.  
This second picture has the word ‘Redux’ in its title, and that is because after viewing this second render, we, the DA viewers, will return to the first picture with enhanced insight ‘And know the place’ in our minds ‘For the first time’.
The word ‘Redux’ is quite important, and that word is from the Latin word, ‘Reducere’ which is ‘Returning’, or to ‘Lead Back’. Consequently, what the artist, Colin, has done is he has gone to his previous render which he created, and did a re-do of that initial picture, which is now at the top of this lengthy tome.  

The following is from Colin’s DA Main Site ‘Artists Comments’ section when he uploaded his revised picture onto his DA website on December 20, 2018:

Title: ‘When She Ate It, Revisited’:  “Permit me a small rant.  I don't intend to go back to all 900 or so of my old pics and do a re-do them with new software, at least not in public.  But every once in a while, Pygmalion's dream comes true – A work of art that seems to move, take a breath, and then comes to life.  It's the goal of most ‘Realistic Artists’ (I think, at any rate), to have this happen at least occasionally to their work. It's most important in surrealism; and my own niche are subjects that aren't quite true –That never happened - That don't exist.  
But SHOULD.
And it all comes down to LIGHT.  That's the Philosopher's Stone.  That's the magic that makes the unreal seem real.  In depicting my combative women niche which I hope makes the viewer seem to hear the grunts of the fighters as leather enclosed fists dig deep into their innards; the sound of the slap of leather against their fluid covered faces; and smell the unique odor of heated sweat from the struggling women.
There's an old rule, a cliché of sorts: ‘If you screw around with something long enough, it'll break.’
I don't think I've broken this piece, but if I have, please feel free to tell me.”

Consequently, there were replies, and the following are from the artist’s DA Site ‘Viewers Comments’ section:

From: Polkaindepolder – December 25, 2018:  “I love the atmosphere here.
To me: It seems this fight takes place in a small – Let’s say 200 people audience max; underground cellar (yea, yea, pleonasm, I know). Illegal of course. Huge bets, shady men in Italian suits, slutty women with way to much makeup on. The fights are real and the ref lets the fights end in a brutal KO, no matter what.  Give the people what they want, so to say. The winners never get out undamaged, the losers are lucky that they are not beaten to death.
Something like that.
Thanks dude!”

From: Yensid577 – December 28, 2018: “The rather smoky atmosphere can make it a little difficult to see. Especially when you're getting punch drunk, woozy 'n dizzy. Her visions gettin' a little more foggier 'n blurred. Some of it's from the sweat gettin' in her eyes.”

From:  boxinsistah – December 28, 2018:  “I think you broke it. The earlier one was great. With women of color, the darkness takes away from their features. IMHO.”

Reply from: drewhammond – February 19, 2019:  “I respectfully do not agree with ‘boxinsistah’.  Even though Colin is a good friend of mine, that doesn't get in the way of how I regard his art.  Personality wise we are quite different, but that doesn't interfere about how I feel about his initial work:  'When She Ate It'.  Then, as now, I consider it an epic masterwork.  I love this picture and gave it little thought of how it could be improved.  With this 'Redux' he didn't improve it, instead he changed it. We can see it in a new light, or in actuality, a 'Darker Light'.  Colin has invoked his 'Artistic License' to              


Here is the visual link to the original picture that Colin created, who has a DA main Site he calls: ‘Colinscrod’.
I uploaded this render onto my DA Main Site: ‘drewhammond’, and titled it: ‘When She Ate It – Leather That Is: Negress Kayos Negress’. Picture by: Colinscrod: LINK:

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When She Ate It-Leather:Negress Kayos Negress by drewhammond


At first I was thinking of subtitling this powerful render: ‘Two Sistas Going At It – Hard’.  Or ‘Sista Kayos Sista’.
For those who are not familiar with ‘Comptonese’, or ‘Oaklandnese’, ‘Sista’ is a dialect of ‘Sister’.  
A dialect is a particular form of a spoken language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group.  In this case the specific regions are Compton, in Southern California, and Oakland in Mid-California; and the social group are African-Americans.      
The Urban Dictionary definition of ‘Sista’ is: ‘A proud Black woman who carries herself with pride.  Also, a female Black friend, who is more than one's best friend.’

However, these two boxers are bitter rivals and don’t like each other.  As such they both got into a boxing ring to settle with gloved fists who is the ‘Alpha Woman’.  That is why I used ‘Negress’, which I consider a neutral word describing a Black human being who is a Negro woman.  In my opinion, it describes a race, without any connotation of racism.  There are those in the PC community who think the word ‘Negress’ is insensitive; and the more militant see it as offensive; and the radical view it as racist.  Negro is as far as I go.  My Mulatto live-in girlfriend uses the N-word with her sisters, and sistas all the time, but I was not brought up that way.  I refuse to utter it – Never ever.  Except in a novel, and I will write the word to denote racial rage when a character becomes unhinged with anger.          

Moving on:
The artist who created this fine piece of artwork is Colin McKenzie, and his DA main Site he calls: ‘Colinscrod’.  
The following thoughts about this render are from Mister McKenzie, and are from his DA Main Site ‘Artists Comments’ section when he uploaded this render onto his site on October 20, 2018:

Title: ‘When She Ate It’:  “Godiva, ‘The Diva’, Ghiradelli, versus Mavis Davis.  A slightly earlier shot of ‘The Diva’ making her opponent ‘Eat It’.  This time referring to eating leather, then eating the canvas.”

There are others who had something to say about this brutally powerful picture.  The following are from the artist’s DA Site ‘Viewers Comments’ section:

From: Gaidenxera – October 20, 2018:  “Love the look on Mavis's face as she takes the shot.”

From: Ultramagma – October 20, 2018:  “Great!”

From:  boxinsistah – October 25, 2018:  “Pretty impressive.”

As an artist evolves he or she will also face a milestone of their own.  And it can be a daunting one as they trudge toward an artistic unknown that is fraught with risk – For in the distance is the promise of one of two momentous results: ‘Abject Failure’ or ‘Sublime Success’.
And that is what this artist has faced, does face, and will face.
Time and time again.  
And did it again.  In this case Colin has created a visual success that is epic in both its brutal power and visual beauty.  And in the doing has created a rather provocative POV (Point Of View) that has made visual the boxing cliché: ‘Eating Leather’.  

Now as to the artist:
I have an artist friend whom is ‘Good’ in two ways.  First I am honored to be able to call Colin McKenzie a ‘Good Friend’.  Second, he has a ‘Good Heart’, in that he views female fighters – As the Joni Mitchell song goes: ‘From Both Sides Now’.  

‘Well something's lost.
But something's gained,
In living every day.
I've looked at life from both sides now.
From win and lose and still somehow,
It's life's illusions I recall.
I really don't know life at all.
I've looked at life from both sides now.
From up and down, and still somehow,
It's life's illusions I recall.
I really don't know life at all.   Joni Mitchell: ‘Both Sides Now’.

McKenzie depicts them as visually human, and shows ‘Both Sides Now’ – In the extreme.  Some are very good looking, while the majority are not.  They range from one extreme of fatness and unfitness, to the other extreme of bulked up muscular women bodybuilders.  Some are downright ugly, while others are upright pathetic – And some simply foolish for getting themselves into an untenable situation.  But in just about every case Colin shows them as human beings – Often flawed, but deserving either our admiration or pity.  
But never our loathing.  

A lot of his fighters have: ‘Heart’.  
Now, the expression ‘Heart’ in the boxing world means a fighter will continue to punch away at their opponent to the very end – Even though they have no chance to win the match because they realize they are outmatched in speed, endurance, strength, fistic speed, and punching power.  They will stay in that squared circle until they are battered senseless and bloody, and eventually drop to the welcoming canvas – To be counted out.  And even then they will try to get back onto their exhausted feet.
There is a boxing expression that has become a cliché which trainers recite:  ‘Show me a boxer who has ‘Heart’, and I’ll show you a fighter who eventually will have one fight too many, and they will be beaten so badly that they will be physically broken and emotionally destroyed.  To never ever fully recover.
Here is an example of a boxer with 'Heart'.  I titled it: ‘2,800,000 DA HITS: Red Pounded To Her Knees Kayo – Redux’. Picture by: Colinscrod: LINK:

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2,800,000 DA HITS:Red Pounded To Knees Kayo-Redux by drewhammond

 
So, the question can arise on is there visual precedence of this boxing cliché: ‘One Fight Too Many’.
Is there ever.  
Here are a number of visual results of ‘One Fight Too Many’, that oftentimes becomes one bloody encounter.
In addition, that punch to her mouth was so horrific that she was knocked 'Cross-Eyed', as well as knocked out - Of the fight.
So, here are some examples of a boxer who had one fight too many, and other examples of being knocked cross-eyed:
Starting with the visual link to a picture I titled: 'Avatar: Best Of YOG And Femfiteart Archival DA Main Site Folder’.  Render by: YOG: LINK:

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Avatar:Best Of YOG And Femfiteart Archival Folder by drewhammond


After that serious scene, here is a touch of whimsy of a boxer knocked cross-eyed. This is the visual link to a render that I titled: ‘Archive Mark393: Knocked Crosseyed – Whimsy Made Visual’. Render by: mark393: LINK:

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Archive Mark393-Knocked Crosseyed-Whimsy Is Visual by drewhammond


In conclusion, here is a picture that is unlike the others, in that they show the conclusion of a bad decision.  Meaning, she is about to embark on 'One Too Many Fights'.  This is one of my all time favorites in that the artist hints at the profound Greek word: 'Pathos'.  I titled this masterwork:  'Archive MWBO: Her Final Fight’.  Rendering by: Richard57.  MWBO = MasterWorkds By Others: LINK:

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Archive MWBO: Her Final Fight by drewhammond


The preceding renders are examples of the fundamental goal of Deviant Art, which is to create an artistic vehicle in which pictorial ideas that are in someone’s mind’s eye, and allow them various avenues to make such visions visible.  DA offers a pathway to the creation of art – And that in itself is both inspiring as well as noble.    

If they have the artistic talent to pull this off, then it will be a daunting task; but I will remind him/her of the Robert Browning poem when he stated:

‘Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?’

Now to the artist who sent me the render at the top of this lengthy tome:
He goes by Colin McKenzie, and his DA Main Site is: ‘Colinscrod’.
These are 'Gifted' pictures he does for me.  Here's another one:
Colin gave this next render to me and gave it the title of: ‘In Your Face – Literally! Here is the visual link to that superb render: LINK:

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The Kayo Final Humilation: Eat This Bitch by drewhammond


Well, that title worked for me.  All I did was add the word: ‘Bitch’, to show that these two boxers didn’t like each other.
But it did get me to thinking.  At first I thought of revising the title, and came up with one I thought was a rather clever title: ‘Black On Black – Literally’.  Then common sense took over and I left things alone.
But I just can't leave things alone, so I eventually changed the title to: 'Eat This - Bitch'.

I don’t create these pictures, except in my mind’s eye, as I am a writer, not an artist.  As such I either commission works of art or friends will ‘Gift’ them to me.  As in this ‘Gift’ case .
Half a lifetime ago I once owned and published and sold illustrated novellas and novels about combative women, and a few mixed match ones, and commissioned artists to do the illustrated art work.  All of which I have uploaded on my DA Main Site (drewhammond).
Currently on DA I still commission original art work but just post them; or with some selected pictures have them framed and hang them on the walls of my house.  They no longer go into illustrated stories.
In addition, I upload works by artists I admire and do writeups about their work and about them.  With their written permission of course, via DA Notes.
So in giving credit where credit is due this stunning female boxing picture was created by the artist, Colin McKenzie.’
Colin gave the render at the top of this lengthy tome the title of: ‘When She Ate It’.

Well, that title worked for me – Sorta.  However, I felt that it needed a bit more description, so I modified his title to become:  ‘When She Ate It - Leather That Is: Negress Kayos Negress’.  

Colin does commissions.
He did one for me, and here is the visual link to that picture I titled '1,550,000 DA HITS: Enough’: LINK:

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1,550,000 DA HITS:Enough by drewhammond


And as you can see, as an artist, he is as good as they get.

Over the years I’ve issued commissions to various artists.  I realize that when I commission a picture from an artist, I am not the easiest person to work with – This because I have a vision in my mind’s eye, and want very much to see that vision made visual.  
I’m even this way when I ask, or an artist volunteers, a gift picture.  And that is what I subjected this artist to.
Colin has a sense of humor and it is this trait that gets him past my grumpy stages.  He is also patient, and will try to do whatever he can to make a work of art come out exactly – Be it a gift or a customer.

'Nuff said,
Drew.

But there will be more.

Except to add that to access other works of his here is the link to his 'colinscrod' Deviant Art Site at:  LINK: www.deviantart.com/colinscrod
And here is the link to the avatar to the logo of his DA Site: LINK:  :iconcolinscrod:  
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Archive Mark393:Stop!-Wrestling Stretch KO
‘Archive Mark393: Stop! – Wrestling Stretch KO’.  Rendering by: Mark393.

Mark, the artist, uploaded this picture onto his DA Site on June 13, 2017.  
The following is from his DA Main Site ‘Artists Comments’ section about this picture:

Title:  ‘STOP!!’:  “Zhanna, she's out, her eyes rolled up.  Release her, you won.”

There were others who also had something to say about this powerful picture, and the following are from Mark’s DA Main Site ‘Viewers Comments’ section:

From: Toni123456 – June 13, 2017:  “What about a rematch?!”  

Reply from: mark393 – June 16, 2017: “Piece of cake. You wait for it.”

From:  Shadows-secrets – January 18, 2019:  “Oh that taut torso!”

Reply from: mark393 – February 8, 2019:  “Yes. Just begging to be punched...”

Reply from: Shadows-secrets – February 8, 2019:  “Yes, so begging, that helpless tummy.”

Reply from: mark393 – February 8, 2019:  “Oh, my poor drunken folks!
Oh, her yummy helpless tummy!”

Moving on:
In my DA Main Site I have a number of 'Archive' folders.  Each of them hold the 'Best Of' various artists or subjects, and each of those folders have a 'Avatar', which serves as the gateway to that specific folder.  The pictures by Mark are going into a folder I have titled: 'The Best Of Mark393 Folder'.  Here is the visual link to the Avatar of that folder:  LINK:  

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Avatar:Best Of Mark393-Countup To End Of Our World by drewhammond


As concerns Mark, the following is a writeup I did way back on January 21, 2015, for a picture he did for me which I titled: ‘Avatar: Mixed Matches Folder – CombativeWomen Group’.  Render by: mark393.’  Though written 4 years ago, his artwork is timeless in its quality and humor.  However, in this Avatar it is sans humor.  And I feel the comments by me are as apropos now, as then:  

In my DA ‘CombativeWomen’ Group I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.  
This one was created by Mark, an artist who has a DA Site he calls: ‘mark393’.  This terrific 3D rendering is from that superb website – Which is devoted to combative women; as well as some combative men; and mixed matches between the two.
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 this one, as I consider it a masterpiece in representing the drama of ‘Aboveground Boxing’ held in an arena.  Both boxers know about and accept the brutality of a ‘Fight To The Finish’ in which it goes to a knockout.  Each is determined to go all out to render their opponent unconscious – No winner by decision in this battle.
To conclude, it’s that sprawled female boxer on the canvas who is in pained distress and is looking at her opponent and is thinking hard about staying down or getting up to continue fighting that sealed the deal on choosing this picture as the avatar.
This picture and writeup was originally uploaded in my ‘DA Group’ Site, and placed in the ‘Mixed Matches’ folder on July 26, 2012.  The POV (Point Of View) is so profound that it has returned to become the visual symbol of that folder.  Kind of makes visual the cliché: ‘Whatever goes around comes around’.
Here is the visual link to the Avatar of that DA Group Folder:  LINK:

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Avatar:Mixed Matches Folder-CombativeWomen Group by drewhammond


Now, this picture has a history:
The following was written by me when it was originally uploaded back in 2012.  It held true then, and holds true now, and as such is apropos for all our tomorrows:  
‘MMB: All The World’s A Stage’. Rendering by: mark393. MMB = Mixed Match Boxing.

‘All the world’s a stage.
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances.
And one man in his time plays may parts.’        

Shakespeare: ‘As You Like It’.

To paraphrase the Bard, ‘All The World’s A Boxing Ring’. Or at least for these two players. Consider how similar a stage and boxing ring are. Both are usually elevated; both are the absolute center of attraction for an audience; and both present the full range of human heroism at one extreme, and folly at the other.
I’ll leave it up to the viewer to determine where, within those extremes, this scene represents.

Mark titled this work: ‘Sequel – 1 (I)’. For an artist who has the talent of placing a lot of passion into his pictures, the title seems almost passionless. In our discussions, I never asked him about his unemotional titling. That’s his business, but he has given me the latitude to modify his titles whenever I see fit. And with this render I see fit.
I might add that although I changed his title, what I won’t change is my opinion of his artistic genius.
The following is from the ‘DA Artist’s Comments’ Section pertaining to this render:

“Title: Sequel – 1 (I). That's just a knockdown.”

Well it may be a knockdown in his view; in mine, it’s a knockout – Of a picture.
The following was written by me for that picture of the Blonde being pounded to her knees, but is repeated here as it is apropos to both the scene and action:

‘Like an ignorant young fighter who, having never been hurt, having never tested the full strength of an immense and merciless power, having never been stung by the bitter asp of defeat, having never been made wary by a blow of incredible, unrealizable force, and who thinks in his insolence and pride that he is the measure of all things and will be triumphant in every conflict, so, now, it seemed to him he had been overtaken by disaster, and was fairly, fatally engulfed in an abyss of ruin he had not foreseen.’

Thomas Wolfe; ‘The Web And The Rock’.

What one of the greatest American writers of all time, Thomas Wolfe, wrote in that one sentence (he had a tendency to go on like that) is apropos for one of these boxers. The result for either the man or woman will eventually be that one will be either end down on their knees, or their body flat on the boxing ring canvas – And be engulfed in an abyss of ruin he/she had not foreseen. That defeated fighter may be conscious of their loss, brought down to their knees by such pain that the will to continue has been pounded out of them; or sprawled out on the canvas, unconscious of their humiliating defeat.
How do I know that? In the beginning of this titanic struggle the artist makes clear that this will be his intent. What is so tantalizing about this work of superb art, is the artist gives no hint of who will win. We’ll just have to wait and see (to literally see) on the direction his whim takes us as concerns the brutal ending.

So the question can arise, does Mark have any of his female boxers defeat their male opponent?Does he ever.  
Here is one of my favorite win scenes - By any gender.  It is superb. Here is the visual link to that render which I titled: ‘MMB: Rapture’. Rendering by: mark393. MMB = Mixed Match Boxing: LINK:  

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MMB: Rapture by drewhammond


In conclusion:
Reflect upon this: Have you ever personally known a person before they were recognized as ‘Great’? The strange fact is in most cases, you recognized that they had some sort of talent, but in the main were just about like everyone else. Methinks that is the case here with the following picture:
Here is the visual link to that groundbreaking picture which I titled: ‘Archive mark393: MMB – In The Beginning’. Rendering by: mark393.  MMB = Mixed match Boxing: LINK:  

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Archive mark393:MMB-In The Beginning by drewhammond


Methinks this is an artist who is on the verge of being ‘Great’, and in my opinion this is the first of his great pictures.
There is a 'However' I have about this render.  And it is this:
I have this quirk about missing limbs and heads in a ‘Fight Picture’, and in this case the top of the woman’s head is missing. I’m assuming that the artist wanted to place the fighters in front of the viewers, this in order to be as close as possible, as well to preserve all the detail of the boxers. And that is his artistic decision, which I fully respect. However, in the ‘Great Scheme Of Things’ the headless boxer is of small consequence. What has to be kept in mind is the power of this POV (Point Of View). Therein resides its greatness. This is visual theater. And the start of something big – And brutal. Possibly even bloody.

Here is the background of this render:
This is an initial picture that Mark, the artist, created and uploaded onto his DA Site depicting a mixed match boxing POV (Point Of View) that was stunning. And not one punch had been yet thrown. All the tension of the beginning of the first round was there, and magnified by the angle of the piece. The viewer is at ringside – The front row, looking up at the impending battle.
Mark had created that first picture in response from Kay, who requested a mixed match render.
In his ‘DA Artist’s Comments’ he stated: “Request by Kay, III.”

I wrote to the artist about the 'Headless Boxer' and he responded with the following:
Here is the visual link to that 'Redux' of a picture, in which Mark, made both fighters: 'Whole'.  
When he did that for me, it was the start of a long term friendship of mutual respect and admiration.

Now, the question can arise, does Mark do wrestling pictures?
Does he ever.
Starting with the following:
Here is the visual link to a picture I titled: ‘Archive Mark393: Submission Hold - In Extremis'.  Rendering by: Mark393: LINK:

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Archive Mark393:Submission Hold-In Extremis by drewhammond


And concluding with the visual link to a picture I titled: LINK: ‘Archive Mark393: A Night At Mark's Place’.  Rendering by: mark393:  LINK:

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Archive Mark393:A Night At Mark's Place by drewhammond


‘Neff said.
Drew.

But there will be more.

Except to add that here is the link to the mark393 DA Site: LINK: www.deviantart.com/mark393  
And his mark33 DA avatar of his logo link to his Site: LINK:  :iconmark393:
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Archive Mark393:Becky's Mistake-Right To The Chin
‘Archive Mark393: Becky's Mistake – Right To The Chin’.  Rendering by: Mark393.

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem

With the word ‘Right’ in the title, there is a double meaning.  
The first is it was a right MMA Glove that slammed straight onto Becky’s chin, knocking her backwards and knocking her out of the fight.
The second is that punch was aimed ‘Right’ at her chin and it landed exactly on target with devastating force.  The power of that punch, and where it landed, was a ‘Fight Game Changer’.

Mark, the artist, uploaded this picture onto his DA Site on March 22, 2015.  
The following is from his DA Main Site ‘Artists Comments’ section about this picture:

Title:  Becky's Mistake:  “'She did so nicely in three rounds and lost the match in just three seconds...
She made one only mistake and her opponent, almost defeated, pulled herself together and turned the table around.  
The first hit shook her so hard that she failed to raise her guard up.
The second straight to the chin broke her in half.  
For a moment she stared up into the ring lights, eyes open wide, before the third hit exploded in her abs, sending her arched body flying backwards, unconscious. She was out even before she landed on her back, and it was all over. She was about to win and now she was done...”

There were others who also had something to say about this powerful picture, and the following are from Mark’s DA Main Site ‘Viewers Comments’ section:

From:  Jose-Ramiro – March 22, 2015:  “Amazing shot!!
Keep up the good writing and drawing.”

From:  Excalib – March 23, 2015:  “Great action shot – Just as she is straddling her opponent she is at her most vulnerable!”

Reply from:  mark393 – March 23, 2015:  “Yes, that was the idea.
Thanks.”

From:  sparkiinc – May 7, 2017:  “Did she break her jaw?”

Reply from:  mark393 – June 13, 2017:  “Hope not. That's what helmet is for.”

Moving on:
In my DA Main Site I have a number of 'Archive' folders.  Each of them hold the 'Best Of' various artists or subjects, and each of those folders have a 'Avatar', which serves as the gateway to that specific folder.  The pictures by Mark are going into a folder I have titled: 'The Best Of Mark393 Folder'.  Here is the visual link to the Avatar of that folder:  LINK:  

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Avatar:Best Of Mark393-Countup To End Of Our World by drewhammond


As concerns Mark, the following is a writeup I did way back on January 21, 2015, for a picture he did for me which I titled: ‘Avatar: Mixed Matches Folder – CombativeWomen Group’.  Render by: mark393.’  Though written 4 years ago, his artwork is timeless in its quality and humor.  However, in this Avatar it is sans humor.  And I feel the comments by me are as apropos now, as then:  

In my DA ‘CombativeWomen’ Group I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.  
This one was created by Mark, an artist who has a DA Site he calls: ‘mark393’.  This terrific 3D rendering is from that superb website – Which is devoted to combative women; as well as some combative men; and mixed matches between the two.
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 this one, as I consider it a masterpiece in representing the drama of ‘Aboveground Boxing’ held in an arena.  Both boxers know about and accept the brutality of a ‘Fight To The Finish’ in which it goes to a knockout.  Each is determined to go all out to render their opponent unconscious – No winner by decision in this battle.
To conclude, it’s that sprawled female boxer on the canvas who is in pained distress and is looking at her opponent and is thinking hard about staying down or getting up to continue fighting that sealed the deal on choosing this picture as the avatar.
This picture and writeup was originally uploaded in my ‘DA Group’ Site, and placed in the ‘Mixed Matches’ folder on July 26, 2012.  The POV (Point Of View) is so profound that it has returned to become the visual symbol of that folder.  Kind of makes visual the cliché: ‘Whatever goes around comes around’.
Here is the visual link to the Avatar of that DA Group Folder:  LINK:

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Avatar:Mixed Matches Folder-CombativeWomen Group by drewhammond


Now, this picture has a history:
The following was written by me when it was originally uploaded back in 2012.  It held true then, and holds true now, and as such is apropos for all our tomorrows:  
‘MMB: All The World’s A Stage’. Rendering by: mark393. MMB = Mixed Match Boxing.

‘All the world’s a stage.
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances.
And one man in his time plays may parts.’        

Shakespeare: ‘As You Like It’.

To paraphrase the Bard, ‘All The World’s A Boxing Ring’. Or at least for these two players. Consider how similar a stage and boxing ring are. Both are usually elevated; both are the absolute center of attraction for an audience; and both present the full range of human heroism at one extreme, and folly at the other.
I’ll leave it up to the viewer to determine where, within those extremes, this scene represents.

Mark titled this work: ‘Sequel – 1 (I)’. For an artist who has the talent of placing a lot of passion into his pictures, the title seems almost passionless. In our discussions, I never asked him about his unemotional titling. That’s his business, but he has given me the latitude to modify his titles whenever I see fit. And with this render I see fit.
I might add that although I changed his title, what I won’t change is my opinion of his artistic genius.
The following is from the ‘DA Artist’s Comments’ Section pertaining to this render:

“Title: Sequel – 1 (I). That's just a knockdown.”

Well it may be a knockdown in his view; in mine, it’s a knockout – Of a picture.
The following was written by me for that picture of the Blonde being pounded to her knees, but is repeated here as it is apropos to both the scene and action:

‘Like an ignorant young fighter who, having never been hurt, having never tested the full strength of an immense and merciless power, having never been stung by the bitter asp of defeat, having never been made wary by a blow of incredible, unrealizable force, and who thinks in his insolence and pride that he is the measure of all things and will be triumphant in every conflict, so, now, it seemed to him he had been overtaken by disaster, and was fairly, fatally engulfed in an abyss of ruin he had not foreseen.’

Thomas Wolfe; ‘The Web And The Rock’.

What one of the greatest American writers of all time, Thomas Wolfe, wrote in that one sentence (he had a tendency to go on like that) is apropos for one of these boxers. The result for either the man or woman will eventually be that one will be either end down on their knees, or their body flat on the boxing ring canvas – And be engulfed in an abyss of ruin he/she had not foreseen. That defeated fighter may be conscious of their loss, brought down to their knees by such pain that the will to continue has been pounded out of them; or sprawled out on the canvas, unconscious of their humiliating defeat.
How do I know that? In the beginning of this titanic struggle the artist makes clear that this will be his intent. What is so tantalizing about this work of superb art, is the artist gives no hint of who will win. We’ll just have to wait and see (to literally see) on the direction his whim takes us as concerns the brutal ending.

So the question can arise, does Mark have any of his female boxers defeat their male opponent?  
Does he ever.  
Here is one of my favorite win scenes - By any gender.  It is superb. Here is the visual link to that render which I titled: ‘MMB: Rapture’. Rendering by: mark393. MMB = Mixed Match Boxing: LINK:  

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MMB: Rapture by drewhammond


In conclusion:
Reflect upon this: Have you ever personally known a person before they were recognized as ‘Great’? The strange fact is in most cases, you recognized that they had some sort of talent, but in the main were just about like everyone else. Methinks that is the case here with the following picture:
Here is the visual link to that groundbreaking picture which I titled: ‘Archive mark393: MMB – In The Beginning’. Rendering by: mark393.  MMB = Mixed match Boxing: LINK:  

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Archive mark393:MMB-In The Beginning by drewhammond


Methinks this is an artist who is on the verge of being ‘Great’, and in my opinion this is the first of his great pictures.
There is a 'However' I have about this render.  And it is this:
I have this quirk about missing limbs and heads in a ‘Fight Picture’, and in this case the top of the woman’s head is missing. I’m assuming that the artist wanted to place the fighters in front of the viewers, this in order to be as close as possible, as well to preserve all the detail of the boxers. And that is his artistic decision, which I fully respect. However, in the ‘Great Scheme Of Things’ the headless boxer is of small consequence. What has to be kept in mind is the power of this POV (Point Of View). Therein resides its greatness. This is visual theater. And the start of something big – And brutal. Possibly even bloody.

Here is the background of this render:
This is an initial picture that Mark, the artist, created and uploaded onto his DA Site depicting a mixed match boxing POV (Point Of View) that was stunning. And not one punch had been yet thrown. All the tension of the beginning of the first round was there, and magnified by the angle of the piece. The viewer is at ringside – The front row, looking up at the impending battle.
Mark had created that first picture in response from Kay, who requested a mixed match render.
In his ‘DA Artist’s Comments’ he stated: “Request by Kay, III.”

I wrote to the artist about the 'Headless Boxer' and he responded with the following:
Here is the visual link to that 'Redux' of a picture, in which Mark, made both fighters: 'Whole'.  
When he did that for me, it was the start of a long term friendship of mutual respect and admiration.

‘Neff said.
Drew.

Newton's -Emote- Cradle by Caoimhemotes
But there will be more.

Except to add that here is the link to the mark393 DA Site: LINK: www.deviantart.com/mark393  
And his mark33 DA avatar of his logo link to his Site: LINK:  :iconmark393:
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‘Avatar: DA Main Site – drewhammond Logo.  Special and personal illustration by: RAM.  

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem

‘We shall not cease from exploration.
And the end of all our exploring,
Will be to arrive where we started.
And know the place for the first time.’   By: T. S. Eliot.  ‘Little Gidding’.

This is the full size avatar that is the logo for my DA Main Site: ‘drewhammond’.  The following is what I wrote in my DA ‘Artists Comments’ section when it was uploaded onto my newly created DA Main Site so long ago:

Title: ‘DA Avatar: Full Size-Improved’. “DA Avatar: Full Size-Improved. By: Drew Hammond. The original, as well as initial, picture that became the DA Logo was uploaded on April 15, 2008 and was also the first render on my just opened Deviant Art Site.
We in the United States are always seeing products advertised here as: ‘New And Improved’ – Especially soap products. And there were times during the last century when such a claim was ‘In Deed’ true. So here is my version of ‘New And Improved’, a claim made true by the new and improved HP copier/scanner I now have.
Although a number of combative women masterpieces have been uploaded on this site, I am really fond of this illustration which was done decades ago, and yet I find it timeless. In short, it pretty much sums up what this site is all about. It is a 'KnockOut' in more ways than one.
‘Nuff said. Drew.”

Half a lifetime ago, when I started to create books and booklets about combative women, I created a company called: ‘Brand X Publishing’, and wrote the stories and commissioned artists to illustrate them.  I then had them printed into books and booklets, advertised them in newspapers, and sold them through the U.S. Mail.
The artwork was always done in black and white inked and shaded illustrations.  The two finest illustrators I ever commissioned were Eric Stanton and Robert A. Moody.    
I had started out with a logo done by the first illustrator I commissioned, and here is the visual link to the original which I titled:  ‘In The Beginning-Redux’:  LINK:

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In The Beginning-Redux by drewhammond


When Robert A. Moody started doing illustrations for my books he was still developing his artistic technique.  That is when he took the letters in his name and reduced them down to: ‘RAM’.  
I asked him to do what the British call a ‘One Off’.  I sent him a copy of the original inked illustration, and asked him to create a very special unique illustration for me.  Which he did.  And both he and I consider this one of his best artworks – Ever.  And he never used the technique he applied to this work ever again.  

Over the years a number of DA viewers have commented on this RAM illustration and the following are from my DA Main ‘Viewers Comments section:

From:  nygiant1952 – October 30, 2011:  “A couple of things going on in this drawing.
First are the many contrasts that one sees...  A Caucasian against a Negress.  The color of the bikini bra and briefs – Black and white.
Second, the landing of a tremendous punch to the opponent’s jaw which puts one boxer asleep while her opponent is still wide awake......  And that is what boxing is all about!!”

From:  gotmilknot – October 30, 2011:  “Like the punch itself, she stepped in, (right between her legs), and caught her right on the button.  Also see how the Blonde’s nipples are erect, nice touch!”

From:  suerichardsff – October 30, 2011:  “I luv this drawing and I realize that you may not be the artist per say.  Still, it is extremely inspiring and if there is any chance of using it please let me know. Actually, as I reread the above I see that you are the amazing artist who drew this and I have to say that you've done an incredible work of art, hon.
My email address is listed below and I really would appreciate a reply no matter what the outcome is. hugs! Susan xox  sue_richards_ff@yahoo.com .”

Reply from:  drewhammond – October 30, 2011:  “Well, since you ask, I’ll answer. Oh yes, I’m always a pushover for a pretty face – Per your avatar.
Here is the situation. I’m suffering from congestive heart failure and tomorrow (Monday) I go into surgery to correct the problem – Maybe. The odds are about 50/50 that I’ll die, and as such I hereby give you full permission to use this render as you see fit.  After tomorrow I don’t know if I’ll have the ability to communicate with anyone. If truth be told, I do not have the artistic skill to create this magnificent picture. In my DA Main Site I make sure I give due credit to the actual artist. When I was writing and publishing these illustrated stories decades ago I had in my mind’s eye how each picture should look, and sought out those artists, and commission those who would create the images that were true to the story, and create each picture as I envisioned it. So what you see is my mental vision made visible. Exactly as it was in my skull, and dutifully paid for. What you see is what I am, and I take full credit for it. Without me such images would not exist. And what I am is in my profound love and respect of women, especially for those special few, ‘Those precious few’ (to paraphrase Shakespeare’s ‘Henry The Fifth’) who have to the courage to put their bodies and spirit on the line in the squared circle in order to know what stern stuff they are made of. In gloved fistic combat to soon know if they are to be undone, or if their courage to overcome be done – Then thy will be done.
‘Nuff said. Drew.”

Reply from: suerichardsff – October 30, 2011: “You are much more important to people out here than you realize, Drew!
PLEASE be safe, please want to survive..... We want you to continue with your fine art work and live a nice long life. There is more to life than just drawings and you will be back in a few weeks recovered.
Doctor Susan says so! hugs! xox Susan xox xox xoxox .”

Reply from: drewhammond - October 30, 2011:  "You can take any of my art on DA and use it to best effect. If I die tomorrow, my ex-wife, who left me to become a nun (I do that to people) will take over everything and close down the site and burn every rendering I have commissioned. Including the 20 printed on artist's canvas and wood framed hanging on my walls. She will look upon it as the 'Bonfire Of The Vanities'. If I survive then in a day or two after leaving the hospital, I will update the site. I am the last of the Hammonds, so everything pretty much ends with me. So do what you must and don't wait, because if you do, it may be all gone - As may I. Drew."

Reply from: suerichardsff - October 30, 2011:  "But you should see the 'Manip', because the story may be something you do not wish. I usually send email b4 I post so the artist can say either yea or nah or suggest editing....
I am in the process of copying as much of your Gallery as I an. hugs & kisses, Susan xox
PS I really hope all goes well with you, hon."

From: majorfann - November 6, 2011:  "This was the very first Drew Hammond/RAM pic I ever saw, and it was in an ad in Variety for Brand X Publications; and my life was changed forever. Up until that moment there had been the occasional ad, like that classic for Maidenform, or once in a while something in Vogue or Cosmopolitan, but this was the first time I'd seen women in real action. It was also the first time I realized that there were other people who loved this stuff as much as I do.
Thank you Drew Hammond."

Reply from: drewhammond - November 7, 2011:  Hay, Majorfann.  You sure are giving away your age - That ad was placed in 'Variety' around 30 years ago. Anyway, for all the viewers to see (read) first hand how 'The act Of Creation' begins, your comment gave me an idea. What say we get together and you take that illustration and we update it to your superb style and make a color 'Redux' of it. We can add ropes and some background viewers to the picture. We can title it 'One DA Hit - Redux'. What say you? Drew."

Reply from: majorfann:  November 21, 2011:  "I say yes!"

Reply from: drewhammond: November 21, 2011: "When? Drew."

From:  xZeroMan - December 12, 2011:  "I see this was done by you. I have seen you host many extremely talented artists but it is a real treat to see something done by you. No wonder you used it for you avatar. It is right to the point, sexy women in combat. I love that too!
Also I want to take the moment to seriously wish you a speedy recovery from your hospitalization. I know these are by no means original words but I can find nothing that sums it up better than to say "may you live long and prosper."

Reply from: drewhammond - December 12, 2011:  "Well, if truth be told, the surgery was a failure, and they could not remove the blockage in the main artery in my heart. So I have about six months - If that. Both of my parents died of painful cancer, so in my case it will be quick. 'Nuff said. Drew."

Reply from:  xZeroMan - December 13, 2011:  "Oh my god...
Are you being serious? My thoughts go to you, your friends and family."
 
Reply from: drewhammond - December 13, 2011:  "Those are the facts. You asked, I answered. I'm okay with this. Drew."

Reply from: xZeroMan - Deceber 13, 2011:  "Yes of course I understand."

Now to other things:
When I went back to those early illustrations to find the rough illustration which served as the model for the revised one at the top of this lengthy tome, I was astonished at the number of early rough illustrations that served as the model for quite a number of updated finished pictures that have become classic poses.
For instance:
Here is the visual link to an original illustration I titled: 'Crucified: Nailed To The Canvas’, and was uploaded on May 18, 2008.  LINK:

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Crucified: Nailed To The Canvas by drewhammond

Here is the Redux (The word: 'Redux' means an artist has gone back to the original illustration, and recreated it in his own artistic style).
Here is the visual link to that picture which I titled: ‘Canvas Crucifix: Knocking On Heaven’s Door - My Lord’.  Rendering by: MerlinKing and, and was uploaded on December 7, 2016: LINK:  

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Canvas Crucifix:Knocking On Heaven's Door-My Lord by drewhammond

Next is the visual link to a original illustration I titled: 'Greek Female Olympics - 2,500 Years Ago', which I uploaded on July 8, 2008. LINK:

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Greek Olympic Female Boxers by drewhammond

Here is the Redux of that illustration.  This is the visual link to that picture which I titled: 'Bloody Caestus Combat.’ Rendering by: Merlin, which I uploaded on December 8, 2011: LINK:

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Bloody Caestus Combat by drewhammond

Next to last is the visual link to a original illustration I titled: 'Paradise View - Catfight.' Here is the visual link to that illustration:  LINK:

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Paradise View - Catfight by drewhammond

Here is the Redux of that illustration, and this is the visual link of that picture which offers a 'Worm's Eye View' of a boxing match I titled: ‘500,000 DA Hits’. By: DaleCar:  LINK: 

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500,000 DA Hits by drewhammond


Concluding with the visual link to an original illustration I titled: 'Hot Button Pictures- Inspiration For The Act Of Creation In Art'.
The illustration was by: Eric Stanton, and I uploaded it on January 12, 2009:  LINK:  

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HBP:Inspiration-Creative Art by drewhammond

And here is the Redux, the visual link to the revised picture I titled: 'Alien Katfight - Literally', which I uploaded on April 18, 2008:  LINK:  

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Alien Katfight - Literally by drewhammond


Moving on:
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:  

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Ghost Of Death-Always Near by drewhammond


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.    

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.
Some bunch.
Some pattern.

‘Nuff said.
Drew.

Newton's -Emote- Cradle by Caoimhemotes
For now, anyway.

But there will be more.
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‘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: june faithful Page 20 by AFCombat 
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
So there.”

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:

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Archive Mark393:Toon Boxing-Uppercut To Left Tit by drewhammond


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:  

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Trapped In A Corner Pose:Right To The Tit by drewhammond


And finally a sports photograph I titled:‘Interracial Boxing: On The Tit Attack’. Sports photograph by: Drew Hammond: LINK:

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Interracial Boxing:On The Tit Attack by drewhammond


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.

Moving on:
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:  

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Avatar:Best Of AFCombat + WTFBA:DA Folder-By Aaron by drewhammond


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:  

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Ghost Of Death-Always Near by drewhammond


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.
Some bunch.
Some pattern.

Finally:
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:  :iconafcombat:    

‘Nuff said.
Drew.

For now, anyway.
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Celebrity Fights:Nicki Minaj Vs Cardi B-Groin Down
‘Celebrity Fights: Nicki Minaj Vs Cardi B – Groin Down’.  Rendering by:  PGandara.

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem

The question is:
Does bad blood exist between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B?
Here is just a sample of the back and forth ‘Shade’ they give each other:
 
Cardi claimed that Nicki ‘Barked at her managers’ for giving Cardi a featured spot on G-Eazy’s ‘No Limit.’ Cardi continued with: “Maybe I should sue you for defamation of character since you wanna claim that I’m using something called payola, because you don’t understand why I’m so fuckin’ successful.”
The legal threat was in response to Nicki’s September 10 comments claiming that Cardi had practiced payola.
Nicki also denied a report, spread by Cardi's sister, that she had leaked Cardi's phone number to her fans.
Cardi responded to that claim as well, arguing that it wasn’t a coincidence that her number was leaked one hour after the fashion week altercation when Cardi threw a shoe at Nicki.
Cardi also said to Nicki: “I’m tired of the fucking whole internet shit. I’m tired of the interview shit. If you really wanna talk about it, you know where to link me. ...
We can talk about it.
Or we can fight it out.
I’m with whatever.”

When the management ‘Suits’ at HBO saw this "Or we can fight it out" from Cardi, they figured that they could turn this ‘Celebrity Feud’ into another money making 'Celebrity Fight'.
Just like the one they did with the HBO Special: 'Laila Ali Versus Claressa Shields’.
Here is a visual link to that HBO Boxing Special which I titled: ‘Celebrity Fights: Déjà Vu – Laila Ali Kayos Claressa Shields’:  LINK: 

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Celebrity Fights:Deja Vu-Laila Kayos Claressa by drewhammond

Or the HBO Special: 'Nicki Minaj Versus Miley Cyrus'.
Here is the visual link to that HBO Boxing Special that I titled: ‘2,550,000 DA HITS: Nicki Kayos Miley’: LINK: 

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2,550,000 DA HITS:Nicki Kayos Miley by drewhammond

Nicki had won that encounter with Miley decisively, and could do it again against Cardi.  

Though we call them suits, some of the HBO executives are damn smart, and they showed it by going to Cardi first and asking her if she was willing to put her body where her mouth was and challenge Nicki to a HBO Boxing Special in a ‘Winner Take All Boxing Match’ in which the winner keeps all the profits from the televised ‘Pay For View’ receipts.  She accepted the terms of the challenge and publically stated them to Nicki.  This forced Nicki to accept the challenge.  
If they had gone to Nicki first, she could have blown off what Cardi said as so much hot air, and moved on.  However, with Cardi officially daring her to accept, via social media, Nicki was cornered and couldn’t back down from the singer who had become her Nemesis – Rapping career-wise, and now physically confrontational.  

And with agreement between the two women, the stage (Or in this case boxing ring) was set for yet another HBO Celebrity Fights.

It was held in a Las Vegas casino auditorium to a sell out crowd, both in paid seats, as well as in HBO Pay For View signups.  

The fight was pretty much even for the first five rounds.  Then at 1:45 into the sixth round, Nicki nailed Cardi with a vicious punch to her exposed breast - Which can be seen in the HBO TV Monitor. 
The shock and pain knocked her backwards and she lost her balance and fell against the corner chains.  She was literally hanging on - Her gloves gripping the corner chains as they tried to keep her from sliding down onto her booty. 
Nicki immediately closed the distance and with all her might, slammed a downward right glove square into Cardi's clit - Smashing it against her pubic bone. It was a fight ending knockout of a punch. 
The shock of the impact caused Cardi's open mouth to eject her white mouthpiece.  Her hips, thighs, groin, and pooch convulsed from the pain, and she released her grip on the chains and slid straight down onto the ring's corner canvas.  She had lost all control of her legs and was unable to beat the 10 count that the Referee counted out.  She didn't even attempt to try.

Here is why that punch to the pubes was legal and not unsportswomanlike:   
The boxing fight thongs they both wore were designed to be lowriders, and that they were.  These specially created female fight trunks were meant to expose the vulnerable lower belly 'Pooch' of each woman as well as the upper groin, and the thinking behind the design was to give each boxer the opportunity to after the other's body, and doing so would reduce the number of brain damaging head shots. 
And it worked.  
 
To great effect.
To be added, in the title I used the word: 'Groin'.  It was meant as a pun, and is in reference to the boxing term cliché of you are: 'Going Down'.  In this case the boxing glove is 'Groin Down'.  So suspend my artistic license.      

Moving on:
I have decided to establish in my Main DA Site: ‘drewhammond’, an 'Archive' of what I considered the best works of various celebrities fighting each other.  They can range from 'Superstars', who are female singers and actresses, to famous athletes, who are in the main - Boxers.
The superstar female singers and rappers are the most fun to watch because of their colossal egos they often have a 'Beef' with another singer.  It can be silly and petty to downright nasty with a lot of name calling.  What I, and a number of DA artists have done is turn their arguments with each other into fistic confrontations - Usually with boxing gloves or fists.

In my DA Main Site I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.
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.  It will be the 'Gateway', and that is why I have chosen this one, as I consider it a masterpiece in representing both the imagination and attention to detail that Patricio Gandara brings to all his works.  Patricio is from Argentina and has a DA main Site he calls: 'PGandara'.
Here is the visual link to that Avatar, which I have titled: ‘Avatar: Best Of Celebrity Fights – DA Main Folder’.  Render by: PGandara: LINK: 

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Avatar:Best Of Celebrity Fights-DA Main Folder by drewhammond


'Nuff said.
Drew.

Newton's -Emote- Cradle by Caoimhemotes
But there will be more.  

Except to add that the artist who created this Epic Masterwork at the top of this lengthy tome has a Deviant Site titled: 'PGandara'.  
He does commissions.  To access his other works, as well as getting the information and fees for commissions, here is the link to his Deviant Art Site: LINK: www.deviantart.com/pgandara
And here is the link to the avatar to the logo of his DA Site: LINK:  :iconpgandara:
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Avatar:Best Of Colinscrod DA Main Folder Archive
‘Avatar: Best Of Colinscrod DA Main Folder Archive’.  Rendering by: Colinscrod.

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem

‘Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword.
His truth is marching on.

‘Battle Hymn Of The Republic’.  Written by:  Julia Ward Howe

There are times when genius likes to tinker.  Sibelius and Stravinsky come to mind in that they would sometimes revise an earlier work
For the matter, Beethoven wrote four different overtures for his opera ‘Fidelio’.  They are known as the ‘Leonore Overtures’.  

The following is a render that I thought was perfect.  It just couldn’t get any better, and that is what I wrote to my good friend the artist, Colin, who has a DA Main Site he calls: ‘Colinscrod’; when I uploaded it onto my DA Main Site on April 7, 2016.
Here is the visual link to that superb render which I titled: ‘1,550,000 DA HITS: Enough’.  Render by:  Colinscrod LINK:

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1,550,000 DA HITS:Enough by drewhammond


It seems my title: ‘Enough’, was not enough for Colin – For he likes to tinker with his creations.  And the result is at the top of this lengthy tome.  In his revision Colin turned perfection into magnificence.
Here is why.  The initial picture would bring out any reasonable combative woman aficionado feelings of sympathy for her defeat.  It is sad to see anybody, man or woman, but especially a female, pounded to her knees in such pain that she is unable to rise up.  An aficionado would admire her courage, but know that boxing is a brutal sport and a painful loss is always a present concern.  And that is what the initial render conveyed.  The winner is looking down at her with a mixture of surprise, in that she can see her opponent is out of gas and out of the fight, and relief that the battle is over and she will have on her ‘Fighting Record’: ‘Winner By Knockout’.  No ‘TKO’ this.  The Referee’s countup to 10 will officially mean a KO, no stoppage via a ‘Technical Knock Out’.  Her arms and gloves are wide open signaling the fact that boxing is a noble sport going back 2,500 years to the Greek Olympics, and this noble contest has been concluded and was fought fair and square.

However, the tinkered picture had added two things.  
1.  Her face has been bloodied.  The initial picture was bloodless.  This is a woman’s face that has now been cut up.  There may be scars.
2.  The expression on the face of the Negress has changed.  It is no longer that mixture of surprise and relief, but instead one that is hard to read.  She may have felt it was a battle between races and this time the Black won.  And took her fistic revenge against a White.  Or race may have nothing to do with it at all.  The African-American may have felt rage against the American-American for some personal slight, and this match was to settle some sort of score between the two.

And then there is the new position of the winner’s glove.  One glove reminds me of the upraised glove of                  
Muhammad Ali as he looked down at the Kayoed Sonny Liston.  The expression of: ‘Get Up Sucker And Fight’ comes to mind.  
There is a picture that comes close to that scenario and expression, and I titled it:  ‘MM-The Phantom Punch: Redux’. Rendering by: Jon.  MM = Mixed Match.  LINK:  

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MM-The Phantom Punch:Redux by drewhammond


Now, in this revised render, I detect in that expression on the face of the Negress a new boxing cliché:  ‘Get Up Bitch! I Want To Cut Up Your Face Some More.’
As a consequence, the aficionados, male and female – Both, will now feel a deep pathos for the fallen woman, because she doesn’t deserve such wrath.
And speaking of the rage of wrath, the cancer of the sour grapes that the Negress may have felt at the first round seems to have metastasized over the following rounds into the concluding ‘Grapes Of Wrath’.

‘And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth.
And gathered the clusters of the vine of the earth.
And cast it into the great wine press of the wrath of God.’  Revelations 14:19.  KJV.

Concerning this knockout of a picture - Literally, I think the following is apropos for this work:

‘A sailboat is safe within a harbor.
But that is not what sailboats are for.
Nor where they belong.
They are meant to harness the wind.
To challenge mighty oceans and storms at sea.
To prevail against such terrors,
With the power of the wind and their sturdy sails.
Both the ship and her captain to venture into ‘Harm’s Way’.
To know anew, the meaning of courage and freedom.
The gift and the curse is to be the master of his ‘Ship Of Fate’.
This in order to learn the two extremes of life.
The exultation of joy in winning total victory.
Contrasted with the despair of utter defeat.
Between the ‘Alpha Of Triumph’ and the ‘Omega Of Defeat’,
Is to experience the highs and lows of a life lived full.’    Drew Hammond.

To that end, the artist whom I commissioned to create this render, Colin McKenzie, has already pictorially explored that moment when each fighter experiences their ‘Alpha’ or ‘Omega’.

What I most wanted was for the DA viewer to feel empathy for the downed boxer.  A feeling of compassion for having the guts to prove herself against a formidable opponent, and eventually losing to a woman who was stronger, faster, and could endure more pain. She was, during the course of a number of rounds, overwhelmed.  
And then Mister McKenzie turned everything on its head with this revised picture.  
He made ‘Pathos’ visual.  And Colin had the artistic genius to somehow make it happen.
Pathos is a Greek word that in English means ‘Suffering’:  ‘A quality that evokes pity or sadness.’
As originally conceived between the two us the initial picture was meant to be a sad picture.  There would be no leap of joy from the winner, not even a flexing of biceps to signify triumph.  The winning Negress was to be all business, and entered into this match to prove a point.  She was going to be ‘The Alpha Woman’ in this gym.  Point taken, point confirmed.
Both expected this would be a tough battle, and neither thought it would be over in a couple of rounds.  But it was, as the Blonde is gasping for breath because of the 'Pooch Punch' she just received deep into her lower belly.
Things happen quickly in boxing matches.    
Not as quickly, but, with a steady deliberation the artist had more to say about this work – Visually.  
And did he say it.  
When a boxer has been bloodied, as well as being punched to her knees in agony she’ll start to think.
Possibly one thought would be: ‘I think I’m going to take up a different line of work.’
However, most of them are pretty gutsy, and it’s a given that when one woman enters a boxing ring and sees another woman in the far corner whose sole purpose in life after that bell rings is to render her unconscious – Well that takes a level of courage (Or insanity) that most women don’t possess.
Consequently she’ll have to make a fundamental decision, and Shakespeare said it best in his ‘Hamlet Soliloquy’:

‘To be or not to be.
That is the question.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer,
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune;
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles.
And, by opposing, end them.’  

The courageous Blonde boxer, ever the warrior who would not quit, decided to ‘Take arms against a sea of troubles’, in that she was determined to beat her opponent.  
All to no avail.  

The initial picture took almost a month to do.  Mister McKenzie is also an American, but doesn’t live in L.A.  So we had to communicate via E-Mail and its attachments.
Artists hate it when someone commissions them and says create a picture for me with hardly any guidance.  And no rough POV (Point Of View) pictures to get an idea of the poses he wants.
Well, I won't put an artist through that.  After Colin accepted the commission I sent him a rough POV via E-Mail attachment.  His first initial sketch was sent back to me via E-Mail attachment.  Then after that I sent him a return E-Mail and the attachment had its first 'Tweak'.  A tweak is a minor adjustment to a picture.  This series of tweaks would go back and forth on a almost daily basis.  However, Colin was never left wondering what I wanted next.  There was always an incoming tweak.
That is why it takes a month to do a commission for me.  Some can handle it quite well as Colin did, while it drove others crazy.  That is until they viewed their final work, and read the viewers praises.  All is forgiven is an apt phrase.      
Here’s the setup leading up to this knockout of a render.  This was a ‘Fight To The Finish’ boxing match that would continue, round after round, until one of the fighters is knocked out or quits. No going to a decision – This.  The Referee is 'Vanessa Primstarch', and she is in the ring to break up clinches and to count one of the fighters out.  Otherwise, she’s to stay the hell out of the way.
These two both attended the same boxing gym and at one point had a serious beef.  It wasn’t bad enough that each would hate the other, but it was of some magnitude and it needed correction.  Both were accomplished fighters, but neither had fought the other.  Each thought they could take the other so they went to the owner of the gym and asked her if they could fight each other in her boxing ring after the gym was closed for the night.  The only ones in would be their significant others and some close friends.
The owner agreed to this and on the following Friday night this was the result.  
I commissioned Colin to create for me a milestone.  It was titled: ‘1,550,000 DA HITS: Enough’.
Now, there are milestones in life as there are milestones in DA.  Concerning my Main Deviant Art Site, every time an additional 50,000 hits are registered, I consider that a milestone and seek to have a picture created in order to visually depict my hitting such an honor.
When I passed 1,550,000 DA hits, I went to Colin and commissioned him to do a work to commemorate it.  As Colin was creating this render he gave it a working title of:  ‘Enough’.  Well, that title worked for me, so when it was completed I incorporated his brilliant insight of what that downed fighter was thinking (And also showing it visually) into the final complete title of this epic masterwork.

The following are standing portraits of the two fighters:    
‘Atomika Jones’: Visual LINK:

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Atomika by Colinscrod
  

‘Xian (China) Sanchez’:  Visual LINK:  

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Xian by Colinscrod


I’m a writer, not an artist, and as such commission works of art.
Half a lifetime ago I once owned and published and sold illustrated novellas and novels about combative women, and a few mixed match ones, and commissioned artists to do the illustrated art work.  All of which I have uploaded on my DA Main Site (drewhammond).
Currently on DA I still commission original art work but just post them; or with some selected pictures have them framed and hang them on the walls of my house.  They no longer go into illustrated stories.
In addition, I upload works by artists I admire and do writeups about their work and about them.  With their written permission of course, via DA Notes.
So in giving credit where credit is due this stunning female boxing picture was created by the artist, Colin McKenzie, and he has a DA Main Site he calls: ‘Colinscrod’.
Now, I consider this picture as a revolutionary work of art because it is meant to be damn painful to look at.  It was not fought for the sport of it, nor for money, it was to satisfy egos, and the result is one ego was elevated to the same degree that the other was inversely lowered.
And speaking about revolutionary, the revolutionary work of art for the 20th Century was created by Pablo Picasso in 1907 and is titled: ‘Les Demoiselles D’Avignon’. After it, painting was never the same again. About the same time, but a few years later in 1913, Igor Stravinsky composed ‘Le Sacre Du Printemps’. And classical music was never the same again. In art and in music, two revolutionary works of art foretold the future of the 20th Century. Now we are in the 21st Century and there is room for a work like this.
Colin does commissions, and as you can see, he is as good as they get.
Over the years I’ve issued commissions to various artists.  I realize that when I commission a picture from an artist, I am not the easiest person to work with – This because I have a vision in my mind’s eye, and want very much to see that vision made visual.  And that is what this artist did – Exactly.
He has a sense of humor and it is this trait that gets him past my grumpy stages.  He is also patient, and will try to do whatever he can to make a commission come out exactly as the customer wants.

The following is an earlier picture that Colin created and here is his the comment about this excellent work:
"The 'Ilsa vs Atomika' fight has been my most popular, and my most personally satisfying work yet.  I got the skins of both fighters from Renderosity.  Skins from DAZ look too damn airbrushed to be realistic, I didn't like the look of the generic V6 fighter in Atomika's earlier bouts.  And that plus new lighting really seems to have made a photographic-looking finish.  Any ideas or suggestions from fellow hobbyists?"
Here is the visual link to this great picture which he titled: 'Strut To The Neutral Corner':  LINK:

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Strut to the Neutral Corner by Colinscrod


In conclusion, I consider both of these works as very powerful as well as quite moving – Each in its own unique way.

'Nuff said,
Drew.

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But there will be more.

Except to add that to access other works of his here is the link to his Deviant Art Site at:  LINK: www.deviantart.com/colinscrod
And here is the link to the avatar to the logo of his DA Site: LINK: :iconcolinscrod:
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‘Avatar: Belly Pain Punches – DA Main Folder Archive’.  Rendering by: Majorfann.

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem

In my DA Main Site ‘drewhammond’ I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.
Each of these folders is an ‘Archive’ of a specific cluster of ‘Themed Artwork’ or the works of a specific artist.  As such I’ve decided to set up another ‘Archive’ which will feature a folder devoted to belly punches.    
This archive folder will need an avatar for its logo.
The full title of this avatar is:  ‘Avatar: Belly Pain Punches – DA Main Folder Archive’.  
The avatar will serve as a ‘Gateway’ to all the images of belly punches that I have collected.  

The artist I have chosen to visually depict this avatar is my good friend J. Anthony.  I call him JA, and he is one of the best creators of combative women in all of DA
Now, I’m doing a writeup of each one of those belly punches and placing every one of them in my DA Main Site folder.
As mentioned before, the concept seems simple, and ‘In Deed’ visually it is.  But he thought of it first.  
In my DA Main Site: ‘drewhammond’, I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.
This one was created by J. Anthony, who has a DA Site he calls: ‘Majorfann’.  In his vast oeuvre of fighting women pictures I had to select an avatar for this group folder and it has to be the best of the best because it will represent all of the other renders in that folder dedicated to ‘Belly Pain’.  That is why I have chosen this one, as I consider it a masterpiece in representing the drama of ‘Underground Boxing’ taking place in the boxing ring of a boxing gym after it was closed for the evening, but rented for this after hours private match.
Both boxers know about and accepted the brutality of a ‘Fight To The Finish’ – Literally, in that both fighters understood that this boxing match was going to be a knockout of a battle – Again literally.  As such, each had a score to settle with the other, and both were determined to go all out to render their opponent unconscious – At worst.  Or pounded to her knees and counted out – At best.  No winner by decision – This.
It’s the duality of ‘Yin And Yang’ made visual in the depiction of this Black Versus White (Instead of the normal ‘B&W’ Black And White picture) in this ‘Woman Of Color’ in a color picture.
It is the intense facial concentration of the Caucasian ‘Big Red’ as she is smashing past the defenses of the Negress Pam, this in order to slam a stunning left 8 ounce glove deep into her stomach.  
And it is this image that sealed it for me that this has to be the avatar.  

Here’s the background of this superb rendering:
JA titled this render: ‘Big Red and Pam 08’.  He uploaded it on his Majorfann DA Site on March 1, 2009.  It is panel 8 of a total of 10 panels depicting a fight to the finish boxing match between the White boxer Big Red and the Black fighter Pam.  This series, from the start to its knockout of a finish, is in a folder he called: ‘Big Red Versus Pam’.
The following is from Majorfann’s ‘DA Artist’s Comments’ on this specific picture:
Title:  ‘Big Red and Pam 08’:   “***”.
Thanks JA, that: “***” tells us just about everything.  It seems in most of his depictions this is an artist of few words.  As concerns this picture try no words at all.  However, upon reflection, JA actually does tell us about everything, because in this case the artist lets the image speak for both him and the two herselves.
However, there are a number of Majorfann’s vast number of viewers who have something to say about this picture.  Here are their comments about this work that were placed in his DA Main Site 'Viewers Comments' section:
From:  arenafighter – March 1, 2009:  “Great Job!!!!! I have the Feeling, Pam is goona be FDAU before too long!!!!!! Keep up the Great work!!!!!!!!”

From drewhammond – March 2, 2009: “In answer to ‘arenafighter’, Pam didn’t end down in a FDAU (Face Down Ass Up) position.  
Here is the visual link to her losing pose which JA titled: ‘Big Red And Pam 10’. Drew”:  LINK:

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Big Red and Pam 10 by majorfann


Now back to the viewers comments about the render at the top of this lengthy tome:

From: Seleneboxer – March 2, 2009:  “Nice pic. Pam's in trouble here for sure – That punch is sinking in deep, and she's not in a position to hit back.  And Red's right is cocked. Pam's pose is just right for someone who's hurt and trying to cover up.
SWEET!
You can accomplish a lot with a kind word--but you can accomplish a lot more with a kind word and a good left hook!”

From: rustyblood – March 4, 2009:  “Awesome work, never saw one like this before and I think it is terrific! Thanks for sharing!
Future does not flows in one direction, there has to be one we can choose.”

From: james5674354 – March 15, 2009:  “I love a good belly punch and this is a great one. Nice work.”

From: Seleneboxer – January 3, 2013:  “I'm looking over some of my favorites, and this one is GREAT!”

From: boxnboy65 – April 29, 2013:  “Love the way Pam is wrapped around her glove!!!!”

So, the question can arise on if JA has created any other stomach punches as good as this one?Has he ever!
For example here is the visual link to one I titled: ‘Archive – Wallpaper Fighters: Susannah In Action’. Rendering by: majorfann:  LINK:

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Archive-Wallpaper Fighters:Susannah In Action by drewhammond

Next is the visual link to a render of his I titled: ‘Archive: Wallpaper Fighters – 27 - Vera Versus Valerie In Action’.  Rendering by: Majorfann:  LINK:  

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Archive:Wallpaper Fighter-27-Vera V Valerie Action by drewhammond

After that is the visual link to a picture I titled: ‘Archive – Wallpaper Fighters 35: Edyth In Reaction’.  Rendering by: majorfann:  LINK: 

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Archive-Wallpaper Fighters 35:Edyth In Reaction by drewhammond

Concluding with the visual link to a picture I titled: ‘Archive – Wallpaper Fighters: Scarlett In Reaction’.  Rendering by: majorfann:  LINK:

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Archive-Wallpaper Fighters:Scarlett In Reaction by drewhammond


‘Nuff said.  
Drew.

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But there will be more.

Except to add that here is the link to his ’majorfann’ DA Site:  LINK: www.deviantart.com/majorfann
And here is the link to the visual logo for his avatar on his DA Site: LINK:  :iconmajorfann:
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‘Archive BIGETZ: Eyes Half Open But Nobody’s Home – KnockOut’. Rendering by: Bigetz.
This is the full title but the DA title block doesn't have enough slots for all the words.

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem
 
‘O God, O God!
O that I were as great.
As is my grief.
Or lesser than my name!
Or that I could forget what I have been.
Or not remember what I must be now!’
Since foes have scope to beat both thee and me.’  Shakespeare: ‘Richard II’.

Shakespeare sure got it right, as it seems her foe, the Brownette Chinatsu, who is standing in the ‘Neutral Corner’, smugly watching the downed Brunette, Karen, being counted out by the Referee, has ensured that the artist has made visual the Shakespearean concept of: ‘Beat Both Thee’ (Karen’s pride), ‘And Me’ (Karen’s knockout loss).

The Japanese artist, Bigetz, in his website: ‘Bigetzzone’ created a series of 27 pictures that depict an entire female topless boxing match from start (Introductions) to finish (KnockOut).  He called it an ‘Extended Scenario’ and titled it:  ‘Karen’s Challenge’.
What he called: ‘The Final Update’ was on September 05, 2009, when he uploaded it into his website.
Karen is wearing the red boxing trunks.  Chinatsu is in the black fight trunks.

Moving on”
In my DA Main Site: ‘drewhammond’ I have a number of folders, and as such each folder is an archive dedicated to the art works of an individual artist, or a specific grouping of artwork dealing with some aspect of the combative women genre.  Consequently, most of these works of art will have the word:  ‘Archive’ in their title.
Each of these folders will need a ‘Gatekeeper’, so to speak, that will be the lead-in to the archived art work residing within that folder.  That gatekeeper will be an: ‘Avatar’, a visual logo which is representative of the best in that folder.  

Recently I created a folder for another ‘Archive’ on my ‘drewhammond’ DA Site that has been titled: ‘Best Of BIGETZ Archive DA  Main Site Folder’.    
The avatar of this folder will be titled:  Avatar:  Best Of BIGETZ Archive DA Main Site Folder – Total Collapse’.
Now, when selecting an avatar for a folder it has to be the best of the best because it will represent all of the other renders clustered in that folder.  That is why I have chosen this one as the ‘Avatar’ to represent the best art work of the Japanese artist who signs his works: ‘Bigetz’, and has a website devoted to fighting women called: ‘Bigetzzone’.  The link to that website is at the bottom of this writeup.
I consider this avatar as a POV (Point Of View) masterpiece, in that it makes visual a poignant view of a female opponent who has been first ‘Beaten Up’, and secondly then ‘Beaten Down’ to the canvas and has been rendered helpless in defending herself.  
By definition ‘Poignant’ is a number of things, that when viewed can evoke a keen sense of sadness or regret from us that will come out as such emotions as: Heart-rending; touching; pitiful; sorrowful; wretched; tearjerking; and even tragic.
And a number of these emotions welled up in my heart when I viewed the imagination of this artist, as well as his attention to detail which Bigetz brings to all his works.
This astonishing POV is the conclusion of a combination of stunning female beauty and physical power whereby two fighters have been pounding away at each other for a number of rounds in the grim brutality of a female fistic ‘Fight To The Finish’ – Literally that has now been made visual.
And conclusive.
Here is the visual link to that Avatar which I titled:  ‘Avatar:  Best Of BIGETZ Archive DA Main Site Folder – Total Collapse’:  LINK:

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Avatar:Best Of BIGETZ Archive DA Main Site Folder by drewhammond


As an aside:
There are a number of DA Viewers who really dig (Especially digging deep) ‘Belly Punches’.  With some it’s almost a fetish.  
The following is from a writeup I wrote about one of those renders that depicted the result of a belly blow, and it put the fighter on the canvas for the knockout 10 count every bit as much as the headshot put the boxer depicted at the top of this lengthy tome, with her own Refereed 10 count KO.  

In boxing, as in war, there are tactics and then there is strategy. Specific to boxing there are punches that are meant to hurt, while others are meant to do damage. The best tactical punch is the one which combines both hurt and damage in one blow. A ‘Belly Punch’ does both.
Strategy, by definition, is a plan of action designed to achieve a particular long term goal.
And Karen’s strategy was not to be a ‘Headhunter’, but instead go after Haruko’s body most of the time.  
The tactics needed to bring this about is in the definition itself: Short term maneuvers used against an enemy in order to achieve the greatest immediate destructive value.
Eventually in this round that tactic worked, and the belly pain was so great that lost the will to get back up onto her feet to beat the Referee’s 10 count.  
To conclude; there is a succinct boxing cliché which goes like this: ‘Fight your fight; don’t let your opponent fight her fight’. To make the cliché come true, the boxer has to have a grand strategy going into the match – The tactics employed have to follow.
Here is the visual link to that belly punch result that I titled: ‘Archive BIGETZ: Belly Punch Pain – KnockOut’. Rendering by: Bigetz: LINK: 

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Archive BIGETZ:Belly Punch Pain-KnockOut by drewhammond


Here is some background about this punch.  A ‘Belly Punch’, or ‘Blow’ can be delivered to either a male or female boxer.  
In contrast the term: ‘Sex Punch’ is usually limed to female boxers or fistfighters.  This because a blow is delivered to a woman’s sex – Her breasts (Tits); pooch (Womb); and pubes (Clit).    

The term ‘Sex Punch’ has two different meanings, and it depends on if it is delivered inside the boxing ring or out of the ring, and viewed as a witness in attendance. There are three sex areas that a woman fighter can attack. The breasts, the womb, and the clit. In two of the three attacks they are meant to cause pain and be debilitating. Boxing is all about delivering pain, or if on the receiving end, working your way past it. Pile on enough pain and an opponent will drop to her knees and be counted out. A determined body attack will do that.
However, there is one punch that will end a fight, and that one is a solid blow square on the clit. It’s harder to get a gloved fist into that small area called: ‘The Pubes’, but it’s as devastating as a punch to a man’s groin. In both cases it will drop an opponent to their knees and out of the fight.

‘Sexy Punch’ is an apt term for a considerable number of those sitting at ringside. There are the boxing purists, both men and women, who are there for the sport of it. And then there are those who are drawn to women’s boxing – Both male and female ringsiders who are known as ‘Aficionados’. They are drawn to the uniqueness of it – In the main to see those sexy punches land.

And speaking about 'Aficionados', there is a group that are 'Belly Pain'; or 'Belly Punch'; or 'Belly Blow' groupies who have almost a fetish about women being hit in the stomach and pooch.  The picture at the top of this lengthy tome is dedicated to them.  
The following is in my opinion the finest female gut punch in all of DA.  It was created by Aaron, a DA artist who has a DA main Site he calls: 'AFCombat'.  Here is the visual link to the logo of that Site:  'iconAFCombat:
I have titled this render: ‘Archive: Gutted Pose – Visual Impact – Up Close Body Shot’.  Rendering by: AFCombat.

And here is the visual link to that stunning (Especially stunning to that woman boxer's stomach) picture:  LINK:

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Archive:Gutted Pose-Visual Impact Body Shot by drewhammond


So, the question can arise on if there are other Combative Women artists have created 'Belly Punches?
Are there ever:
Starting with the visual link to a sports photograph I took of a underground 'Fight To the Finish' that I titled: ‘Billy On The Attack: Gutting Randy'. Sports photograph by: Drew Hammond’:  LINK: 

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Billy On The Attack:Gutting Randy by drewhammond


And here is the visual link to another sports photo I took from a different underground 'Fight To the Finish' boxing match which I titled: 'Classic Left To Belly Punch: From The Canvas View'.  Sports photograph by: Drew Hammond.  LINK: 

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Classic Left To Belly Punch:From The Canvas View by drewhammond


To sum up:
This specific picture featured at the top of this writeup was done by a Japanese artist who signs his works: ‘Bigetz’. He has a website devoted to fighting women called: ‘Bigetzzone’.
And here is that link: LINK: bigetzzone.sakura.ne.jp/
All of his works are done in Poser 3D and he is very proud of his work. Friends of his have directed me to his website, and it is stupendous. He is very proud of his artwork, as he should be, and has been very generous in allowing visitors to copy his images and download them into their computer memories as well as display them on their own sites; with the normal proviso that they not be published and used for profit in any way without the written permission from the webmaster. To which I fully agree.

‘Nuff said.
Drew.

But there will be more.

Except - Again here is that link to his superb website: LINK: bigetzzone.sakura.ne.jp/
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