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Chun-Li by kevinwada Chun-Li by kevinwada
The first lady of fighting is here! I participated in a group project with fellow AMAZING artists Dean Stuart, Mike Manomivibul, Grim Wilkins, Colin Nitta, and Jonathan Stagnaro for APE 2012. We all claimed different characters and my first inclination was to do Yun and Yang, but no one was repping the ladies. So, of course, I had to go with Ms. Chun-Li here.

I had to give her her famous thighs, but I was tired of her default costume so I went with this one instead. Still purely her, but much more suited to participating in ass kickery. Wanted her to look powerful and focused. She got some major muscle booty.
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Amazing style. The pose is dynamic, sexy but not erotic. Chun Li is focusing on her opponent, a bit sad but confident. Her outfit and hair shows that she is a dedicated and serious person. The textures are superb, and the use of red is surgical. The yellow background, complementary to the blue foreground, creates a perfect point of focus to the character. I even pray that someday in a near future all we can see and play a Street Fighter with your style, Kevin. That would be really groundbreaking. Congratulations for this great piece of amazing and inspiring work.
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First off, kudos for not making her the bloated-monstrosity-that's-more-breast-than-human that she's usually portrayed as by the fandom. I know that, as a female character that's placed in a fighting game made up mostly of male characters and targeted towards a male fanbase, she's supposed to be eye-candy, but you've managed to make her more than just a beautiful and dangerous woman. The picture conveys a feeling of quiet and serenity as she practices or engages in combat (which is left up to the viewer, another plus for this piece). Her femininity is apparent without being thrust into the face of the viewer, and you've managed to embrace in a realistic way the body proportions of an athletic woman.

On the flip side, while she hasn't been drawn as the overly busty, lustily plump sex object she's often seen as, she isn't mannish in form, either. The shape of her breasts and posterior, as well as her arms say "female" without making her seem weak, while her powerful thigh in the foreground can hardly belong to anyone but an individual who engages in some leg use-heavy activity (running or, you know, kicking the crap out of random strangers).
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joeFJ Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Your art style rocks! Such soft tones but with sharp defined edges. 
gavacho13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
datobula1998 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i can't say anything but... dat ass... <3
Arju01 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this Chun Li .
Lady-Buffy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
impressive ;)
MooseDirtyComics Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Her emphasis is always her legs, I love that you gave her an amazing set of arms. 
victorroa Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
HYDRO57 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
lvl99tonberry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
She looks amazing. I love the way you made her look totally serious and badass as a priority, instead of how sometimes she is drawn "pretty first, badass second." ...Which is not to say she doesn't look nice, just that it's nice to see her prettiness not being the primary concern of a picture.
bLINKfRAID Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional
You know what I love? How for once--as awesome as Chun Li is--she isn't overstated in this picture. It's just her and the power she exudes.
unveilpure Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
niccee, very unique
FrostimusPrime Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
No critique

Love her face
dav2879 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Woman of my dreams
killacam1982 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great. and all the critiques match up.
fosterboy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work!
Love the colors.
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Nice posing!
SonicUnderground316 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Very she really remind me of Zhang Ziyi here.
SonicUnderground316 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
oops i meant to write very nice pic XD
AndrewOlivet Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
bokukurokuro Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
love it
Kisonii Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
This is a lean, Chun-li, one at the peak of her training and more focussed than ever.
Love the Japanese print feel of this too.
Bubblegumdove Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Why she gave up this far more practical outfit, I can't fathom.
phiq Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Love the focus in her eyes! One of the best Chun Li pics I've seen, such personality.
conejitoasesino Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
The bottom of her right under breast should be slightly higher since her arm is raised. Unless that's supposed to be her rib. In which case the curve of the left side breast should be moved slightly more towards the center. Um... I care a lot about breasts. lol. Otherwise beautiful job!
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful work!! :)
Narked Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Captured her perfectly, Her speed, power, and beauty! Great work here!
noskin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
i really love how the most saturated/brightest area is her leg haha. it's smart and funny to make it the focus. also her hair is really cool!
starcru Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012 it.
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
awesome colors
Djota Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Marvelous water colors.
rgm501 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
love the semi realism in this piece, she looks great.
smashEXPLOSIVEshow Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
great work! love the form.
ilfie Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the bold blue and how it accentuates her.
aggielexi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty awesome!
chibi-stella Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
You did very well designed! I think it is difficult to draw chun-li but the lady you succeeded very well
matildarose Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
This has to be one of my favorite depictions of Chun-li. As a girl who grew up with a Sega Genesis, she was sort of one of my heroes!
themeanypoet Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Friggin AWESOME. I really want to point out every detail but dang... its just everything that's so good about your art.
steveraider Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is AWESOME
DimRasha Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
absolutely breathtaking!!!! Congrats!!!!
JobbytheHong Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student
Wow! This is great. I love how dramatic it looks. :D
Dave-Wilkins Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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DoreHenrique Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
niiice!! ^^
regourso Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wonderful composition, I also support the decision of using this outfit for practical reasons.
Chialupa Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
shes wonderful!
Saryni-meriden Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I absolutely love the way you rendered her physique. It's gorgeous in a powerful, feminine way. Incredible, truly incredible. Even how you altered her costume to make it easier for her to move: brilliant.
sketchy208 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Chun-Li rocks! Nicely done! :)
Skopt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Love how dynamic and colourful this is. The composition is beautiful!!! Along with the implied lighting, this is just a flat out awesome piece. <33
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