This is an really old collaboration from 2001. Pencils (Ryu)= Tong. Pencils (Akuma) & Inks= WebYoSan.
After checking out WebYoSan's Street Fighter fanart with cool design and well inked lines, I decided to do my bit and add some rendering. I was originally going to go for the normal Ryu, but decided his evil persona should be shown instead- he looks and plays better than the original anyway It was the first time I'd tried making use of the 'Multiply' and 'Screen' airbrush blend options. They can slightly increase the speed of CGing as it saves keep picking lighter/darker colour tones separately, but it can look more messy. I tried to overcome this messiness by later adding regular airbrush on top to smooth things over. In the end, the CG still took hours, but worth it! When approaching a CGing task (or any task in general!) it's often daunting and difficult to get started because I never know if it'll turn out well, but after I get stuck in and take my time, I usually manage to get decent enough results. However, there has been times in the past where I've started a CG or artwork and I just cant do it! I wonder if it's because what I'm doing is too hard for me, or if I'm just not in the right frame of mind. Luckily with colouring, if the line art is good, it inspires me to produce something on par.
10 years later and I did open up the original file to do a few colour corrections to bring it up a notc