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Alexis (Inked) by Vanqvisher Alexis (Inked) by Vanqvisher
Character concept I'm working on. She's a genuine Jun-Fan Jeet-Kune-Do practitioner who was inspired to take up martial arts training by watching Bruce Lee movies as a teen. Also practices MMA but focuses primarily on striking. On the same team as Cass and Joanna.
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Tobbe-Totte Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
She looks lika a totally badass fighter Usui-Fight (Takumi Usui) 
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe thank you!
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Tobbe-Totte Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
I hope we will see more of her :)
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Assuming I live long enough to draw her again, you will...
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Tobbe-Totte Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
I think you will live long enough too that ^^
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CIIKXV Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Interesting character!! She must be pretty fast! :D This roster is developing nicely! :D
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alexis is a bit out of the mold of your typical MMA type, but that's what I like about her. She's flashy but she still takes her work seriously.
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CIIKXV Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
And I bet it helps if her opponents don't take her as seriously! ;)
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not that she needs the edge, but I suppose part of the philosophy of JKD is breaking with tradition to throw your opponent off...
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CIIKXV Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
I'm sure she's an expert at that... and fast and powerful kicks!! :D
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Sharigan360 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
I love the one piece suit.

What do they call that style? 
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd just call it a leotard... A slightly different style is the singlet which is made for freestyle wrestling--not exactly my thing though.
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Sharigan360 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Well I think it looks cool.
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MetaDoodles Featured By Owner Edited Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like she came right out of a 90's videogame.
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was definitely part of the inspiration--but the inspiration for her comes from a lot of different places. I'm excited to show more of her in action soon!
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MetaDoodles Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think she would stick out compare to your other girls 
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I haven't drawn her in MMA gear yet. I'll do a "group gym photo" pose sometime and that should tie it all together. Also, I haven't introduced their coach/trainer/sensei yet.
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MetaDoodles Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, nice.
BTW, kinda random out of nowhere question.
Does any of your character have any siblings?
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmm... This is reminding me that all of my characters need more developed background stories. Cass has two younger brothers. I think Joanna is an only child. Peter is of Irish descent so he probably has a lot of siblings... Alexis has a couple as well.
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MetaDoodles Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, Interesthing, I Imaging Peter surrounded by kids :XD:

Ilena has 2 brothers, one younger one older. The young one really admires her a bit too  much.
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm, and I can imagine being her older brother and worrying about her all the time! Or maybe just being annoyed by her pugilistic tendencies...
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SubtleRoar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
She looks like a Streets of Rage thug. XD
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was thinking more like protagonist?
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SubtleRoar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
I immediately got a "Soozie" vibe from SOR3, honestly. 
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I see it! I was more of a Final Fight guy, honestly. But they're both great!
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SubtleRoar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
Oh, without a doubt. Final fight has Poison, while SOR has Blaze- Both are iconic women in their own right...yes, Poison is a woman to me. <3
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Final fight had some great bosses--also gave rise to Hugo, who was based on Andore (3 syllables), who was based on Andre the Giant. And I've always been a fan of Cody, Guy, and Maki in the Street Fighter games.

As for Poison, regardless of whether she's a cis- or trans- woman, she is a woman, so the point is moot. But I guess we have that luxury in fiction to make our own minds up about unseen details of a character--however integral to their character those details are.
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SubtleRoar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
And regardless of the endless accounts of people bitching and arguing on forums...those hips can only belong to the most voluptuous of women. <3
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think she was originally intended to be a woman, but then Capcom changed her to a "tranny" (I think meaning transvestite in this case) in order to make it "OK" for Cody and Hagar to hit her... Like... [insert Jackie Chan "mind is full of fuck" meme here] ... Eventually they said that she had fully transitioned...

I don't know, it's so messy, this is what happens when you let a corporation manage a character instead of the character's creator. And the most frustrating thing is they made this whole mess to avoid the "never hit a woman, ever, EVER" trope, even though this was the SAME FUCKING COMPANY that created Chun Li, and there were plenty of other fighting games that pre-dated Final Fight that depicted women suffering brutal beatings at the hands of men.

This is why I make the art that I do. I want to show people that women in combat sports can be tough, period. You don't need to sugar coat it. We need to see both sides of it because if we pretend like it doesn't happen (absence of fan art depicting male over female victory) it creates the illusion that these female characters are somehow getting a pass, when real women are of course disproportionately affected by intimate partner violence, and so on and so on, as nauseum, excelsior.

I just think we'd be a healthier society if we looked violence right in its fucking face instead of pretending it only affects men.

/rant
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JadeOwl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
Is that a wrestling singlet she's wearing under the jacket?
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sort of, I thought maybe a leotard over/under shorts would be a cool look, but idk, now that I say it it sounds stupid. I'm trying to create the sense that she's quick and wiry, so I chose clothing that would communicate that.
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Sharigan360 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
Love the hair. 
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Somewhat influenced by Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop, Kathy from the Thermals, and Angela Hill.
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RosietheEchidna Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A Jeet Kune Do practitioner?  Now this is interesting! ^^  I can't wait to see what she can do!
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, yeah should be interesting. I have to watch a lot of Bruce Lee movies now! :P also Donnie Yen!
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CIIKXV Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Donnie Yen rocks!! :D
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RosietheEchidna Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, just don't go overboard with them! XD
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, good job so far.
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, this one should get full inks colors and back story eventually. Same goes for Cass.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright!!
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crazyman54 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
She looks great
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, it took me a couple tries, then I found a design that really worked for her!
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crazyman54 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
Getting better and better
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man, it means a lot!
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crazyman54 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
No problem buddy
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MedleyAssault Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Student Artist
Shoes? What is this madness?
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Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha yeah, I guess I thought it would be a cool look. I love high tops. But I suck at drawing shoes so I need more practice. But she obviously fights barefoot too, and I will draw her as such.
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