there's a fight comin to LA on March 1st. Capcom is having a Street Fighter X Tekken launch party that night to celebrate their new game. i was asked if i wanted to participate and do a piece for the event. i had a couple of ideas on what to do, but i decided to finally finish an old idea of mine.
this is my original sketch for a couple years back. i probably did it in 09 or 2010. i really can't remember. i just thought it would be funny to have a monkey throwing flamin poo and yell Ha-Dookie, instead Hadoken. i've never really drawn any monkeys before, so it was kinda tough.
i did an updated sketch in pen on regular copy paper, scanned it, printed a low opacity version, then used a Sharpie to clean it up.
i've never really played any of the Tekken games, but Kuma is a fighting bear and that works for me. i drew the bear first then the poop was an overlay. i used pen and paper again, but i just used Sharpie straight on the original sketches.
it all lined up pretty well once he was all scanned in.
and here's the final. it feels like i haven't rendered anything in years, so it took me a while to get this done. Panda Kuma and Monken were done in Photoshop pretty quick. all of the meters, the background, and text were started in Illustrator, but ended up being modified or recreated in Photoshop.
i haven't been to one of these events yet, but i hear they get pretty crowded. you might also have to sign up, so check out http://www.streetfighter.com/event/ for full details.
When: Thursday March 1
Where: Majestic Hills – 650 Spring St, Los Angeles CA
Time: 8pm – 12am