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RYU : Sketchy WIP by Red-J RYU : Sketchy WIP by Red-J
Hey guys!

Havnt had a chance to post something new in a little while. Mainly cause I have been busy with work-art, which unfortunately dosn't usually get seen for quite some time. I will see about posting some of that stuff in the future.

Anyway, for now, I wanted to show this rough breakdown sketch, as well as some of the 'studies' I have been doing. Not sure if many have noticed, but I had put a little sign on the bottom of my journal entry saying that if you caught the 30,000 page views on my front page, and copy n pasted the info, I would take a request drawing. Well, lucky THORCUS grabbed that, and requested a couple of streetfighter characters. The one which popped out to me was RYU. I have always had trouble drawing RYU, so I did a couple of different versions to try and get him right.

For the final piece I plan to do full finished inks. I will be fixing up a lot of the mistakes you can see in this sketch. Particularly the leg region which I feel is a little crappy and undynamic right now. It will be interesting to see how it turns out anyway. My inking is pretty rusty these days.

Anyway....now's the time to go hardcore on the critiques. If there is anything extra crap, now's the time to say it, or forever hold your piece! haha

Thanks for looking!

J.
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MOtero Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
dude what about some hole or texture in the moon? i think is gonna look awesome.
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Red-J Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2006  Professional General Artist
hahaha.....did you see the finished inks? They are already posted :D

By the way, I intended that one to be a sun rather than a moon.....Ryu's original stage was a sunset background!

J.
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MOtero Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
yep, is awesome! is suposse to be like 12 pm sun ligh in the drawing? hehehe... maybe in late afternoon colors will look awesome :D orange sky and all that stuff hehe..
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Red-J Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2006  Professional General Artist
Well....... I do plan on posting a coloured version pretty sooooooon...... Next week for sure :D It is as you described!

J.
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MOtero Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
awesome.
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lains Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
hah..i'm finding a lot of comic value in your three facial studies. the characters somber, someber, grwarrrhhhhhhh!
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wolfprime Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
His shoulder anatomy looks kind off.

All the other points I had have been addresses already so . . . Can't wait to see the final!

k.
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Professional General Artist
Well, the final is finished. I'm not sure if I will post the inks for everyone to check out right away, or wait till I get a good coloured versaion back first....

I probably will post the inks within the next couple of days though :D

J.
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wolfprime Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005
Post the inks !
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005  Professional General Artist
They are up and in my gallery dude! Check ou my front page :)

J.
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wolfprime Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005
Done and done.

I've noticed that shoulder thing a few times on some of your other pics. That's a style choice?

The inks came out wonderuflly, the white was done well and don't sweat the crosshatch, it looks good.

k.
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005  Professional General Artist
Cool, thanks!

Can you explain to me exactly what you mean by the shoulder thing, and I will explain it :D

If its something you have noticed as a repeated thing, then it would seem to me that it must be a style choice of mine, and probably the way I have chosen to construct my muscly shoulder muscles. I have definately not been a great example of perfect anatomy, but I think when your playing with anatomy as much as I do, then it is important to keep consistent.

Hope that makes sense!! :)

J.
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wolfprime Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005
Well. the deltoid [shoulder muscle] is basically an upside down tear drop. That's if viewed from the front, side or back. It IS separated into three parts, anterior, posterior,and medial. The point of the 'teardrop' sits right between where the bicep and tricep muscles meet. However, it is not split down the middle like you've depicted it.

I just happen to be looking for pics to illustrate this and found this website [[link] There are a few pics that show what I mean.

Hope this helps.

k.
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005  Professional General Artist
Hey K. I'm getting a "page not found" on that link, but I hear what your saying about the muscular structure. Its not something I have really gone into studying, but I will have a look at some shoulder muscles, as I am interested in finding out how they actually work! heh.

thanks!

J.
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Equilus123 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005
thats such a cool take on the character man! nice work!

EQ!
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
cheers man! I only hope I can give it the finishing touches it needs in the inks!

J.
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Equilus123 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005
ah im sure u will.

EQ!
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eDufRancisco Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
JON YOU 'RO-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-OCK BUDDY! :D

I'm here, in Minas Gerais, geee man, still working many thang at the same time, but that's ok coz I'm anormal, so I'm fine!

How 'r ya over there man?
Cya!
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
haha... Doing good over here Edu. Just very busy with a bunch of different art things. Same deal as always ;)

When are you comming back to Sao Paulo, dude?

J.
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eDufRancisco Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Hm', I think next Month, not sure... Take care Jon! :D
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005  Professional General Artist
Cool! Well, take it easy man, and Feliz Natal!

J.
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eDufRancisco Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
The same Jon! :D
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scoundreldaze Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2005
Cool stuff...as always!! Although for my personal taste, the 3 mugshots down-left are too "off-topic", I find they're not "ryu-esque"enough... then again, I think it's cool that you didn't chose the way everybody else depicts him, so: well done!!

...Man, this reminds me that I still have to do a SF-piece myself one day... ;P
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
yes....evreyone should always draw streetfighters!

J.
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scoundreldaze Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005
WORD!! We would all live in a better world if everyone would always draw streetfighters!! FOR JIMMINY CRICKET'S SAKE, MAKE STREETFIGHTERS, NOT WAR!! ;)

P.S.: ...and Ryu sure IS a hard one to draw!!
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005  Professional General Artist
lol!

U make a good point! Perhaps you should run for president?!
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scoundreldaze Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
*lol* ...well, before that, I'll follow your advice and draw Street Fighters!
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Professional General Artist
heh...cool! I'm getting in more of a streetfighter mood myself these days! I just watched the animated movie this morning, and I finished the inks for this piece on Friday....

Now wouldnt a streetfighter 2 video game junky loving president be the way to go?

J.
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scoundreldaze Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
DUDE, YOU'VE RUINED MY RYTHM!! For some days now I can't stop thinking about HOW BAD I need to do a SF-piece myself... and that although there are so many other things that I should do right at the moment... ARGH!!! CURSE YOU!!! So count me in for those presidential elections!!! ;)
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005  Professional General Artist
haha.... The inks for this piece should be up pretty soon :D

J.
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iizzoe Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005
Actually, I like the emotionless aspect of him as you had mentioned. Most peeps say "pretty Boy" because you never really see his face banged up, even in the animes, which you put off to someone who takes careful stride in not getting hit in the face, hence the pretty boy talk.
But, yea, even angry he's more of rugged handsome, than "Hulk handsome."
Great work Red, can't wait for the end piece.
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
cheers man! I only hope I can deliver something worthwhile!

J.
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abraaolucas Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic draw man=) que tipo de caneta vc acha melhor para finalizar?
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
Oi Abraao,

I use these wierd fineliners which I bought in Chile for the main lines. I can't tell you the brand because it has rubbed off the pens from so much use! haha. Basically any black fineliner or micron is good, as long as it dosnt fade when you erase over it. I like to use the sizes 0.5, 0.4 and 0.2.

I also use a brush with black ink, and white paint. I also use white out for effects and clean up....

Hope that makes sense :) I found that the good materials are hard to find here in Sao Paulo, and when you find them, they are quite expensive!

Jon.
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abraaolucas Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
for the time being I finish with "bic", but I intend to improve my drawing. Here in Amazon also it is very difficult to find good materials.
thank you friend=) espero que vocÍ compreenda o meu inglÍs=)
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005  Professional General Artist
haha... tudo bom! Eu compreendo tudo perfectamente. (I just don't write very well!) hahaha

Yeah.... It can be hard to produce good results without the right materials.

J.
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Gosp Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Man... he looks sooo daaamn grum-peey!!! :D Good one!
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
Yeah.....he is pretty pissed here >:(

haha.

thanks!

J.
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Undertow69 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005
:headbang: That rocks! Sweet job!
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mastermead Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005
Certainly an original take on a well-known character, nice job!
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Anaealrhan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Red, looks cool dude. Personally I think that his feet aughta be further apart, cuz it starts to lose the dynamics of the rest of a dynamic pose. I really like it though dude. Love your style.
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
thanks a bunch man. I will definately be messing with those feet before I go to the final version. I'm hoping to do a good job on those inks!

J.
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Anaealrhan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob, Man. You are a really good artist dude. GO with your own gut instincts too. You have got some really kick ass lines in your artwork already. I am quite sure that your inks will turn out better than what I usually produce(which isn't really saying much, even though I am slowly improving). Keep up the good work
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sd- Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
whoa... street fighters :D *jumpz*

i like that picture and this character, too :)
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
thanks! Hope you like the final version when I post it!

J.
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soulfreeze Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
he looks a bit sly stallone on the bottom left...not really a ryu :S

love the kit though!
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
cheers. Your right. He does have a Rambo look about him with the big red headband. heh.

J.
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soulfreeze Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
ah well, never mind. ryu is badass, but he needs to look...like ryu, i suppose?

you rock man, keep it up.
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TheNass Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005   Digital Artist
Hmm, Def liking the middle 1. Very dynamic and nice expression. But the 3 facestudies on the bottom left don't really look like ryu. He looks old and ugly. I like his facial structure in the middle pic a lot more. You know, with the shorter nose and shorter jawline etc. The study on the bottom right looks nice tho. But also makes him look a bit old.
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Red-J Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
yeah. I pretty much agree with you on the face structures. I think I needed to draw the ugly n old ones first before I realised what I was doing wrong ! lol.

thanks for the comments!

J.
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