Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Yoga Flame, Yoga Flame...

Ah...the ever so popular anime and video game "Street Fighter II". The actual animated film was released back in 1995 and was recently re-released onto DVD (uncut version). Alvin Lee and his uber talented team at Udon Comics has continued dishing out this amazing quality of art work. I was so blown away by thier take on the SFII characters, I decided to paint the Martial Arts Yoga Master, known as Dhalsim. Known for his ability to contort and extend his extremities in ways that are physically impossible, I decided to smash him into a box shape for this illustration. Creating the glow effect in his eyes were the most time consuming, but fun.

Acrylic on 16"x 20" canvas.

8 comments:

Alina Chau said...

THat's a very cool illo!! Love the texture, it almost have a silk print quality to it!

Monkeyfeather said...

Cool stuff Gerald. I think I owe you an e-mail...

Scott Warren said...

That's incredibly cool.

Walt Sent Me said...

lol...awsome gerald. So thats the Dhalsim piece you were talking about. It really came out really sweet.

-Patsy

Goobeetsablog said...

that guy is awesome!
a worth tribute- love the orange
and tribal tatoos

-brian

C. Bennett said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments on my blog. Just had to comment here, because its a great picture, and Dhalsim has always been my favorite SF character.I love how his arms create a frame.
Keep up the good work!

C. Bennett said...

P.S. Your profile icon is awesome, if i could comment on under it i would.hehe.

Anonymous said...

Hey man. Love the work you're doing with the model painting. Thanks for stopping by and for the compliments. Great blog you have here. SFII.. the memories!

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