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Street Fighter II Redesign - Blanka by SpineBender Street Fighter II Redesign - Blanka by SpineBender
"I'll attempt to do a series of semi-realistic portraits of the original 12 Street Fighter II characters. I'm going to redesign their look, but I'll try to remain true to what defines them. The goal is to make them look like real street fighters or something that could work in a movie."

Blanka!
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:icongunswordfist:
gunswordfist Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Ah, street hobo Blanka. Good work!
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:iconneptoonz:
NePtOoNZ Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Awesome so realistic
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Art123444 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great artwork!  I'd like to paint your stuff on a motorcycle!  Do you physically airbrushpinstripe too?  Very good detail! 

Mike in Tennessee
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional
Feel free to do it. I never airbrushed a thing in my life :)
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:iconprof-ohmgee:
prof-ohmgee Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! I think this fantastic...impressive work.

Blanka rules.
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:icongisellerocks:
GiselleRocks Featured By Owner May 13, 2013   General Artist
This is jawdroppingly amazing!
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconjoannagebka:
JoannaGebka Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Your best one!
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:icondonovan448:
Donovan448 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favorite character!
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:icontdub731:
tdub731 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
How long did this take?
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional
No clue dude. :) 10 hours total? Maybe...
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:iconnibrasi:
NibrasI Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You need to credit dave rapoza more.
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional
I detected a hint of provocation in your comment, so I'll explain this the best way I can. Dave Rapoza has been a great influence on my work, which shouldn't be surprising considering how his tutorials are some of the first videos I used when I wanted to learn how to paint in Photoshop. I credited him multiple times, linked other people back to his profile, his study group and his YouTube channel. These Street Fighter portraits are just a fun way for me to get better at painting from imagination and to help me get more exposure. I didn't steal anything from Dave nor do I intend to profit from these portraits. I suggest you stop worrying about Dave not being credited enough and concentrate on your own work.
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NibrasI Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
First of all, any tone of "provocation" was something you assumed. Secondly I commented because I saw an article which linked to work that looked like a copy of dave's with absolutely no mention of his name; to make sure I wasn't jumping to conclusions I took a quick look at your profile and there was still no mention of Dave. I understand and in-fact have always been in support of emulating your favourite artist as part of the learning process but I think you should always mention their name when that's the case. There's a big issue of you harming their career - even un-intentionally - when you don't do so. Obviously this is a sensitive issue for you but even so, a backhanded insult is not professional behaviour.
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SpineBender Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional
Judging by your response, I think I assumed correctly. Since I already addressed Dave's influence on this series in my previous post, let me make something perfectly clear. Dave didn't draw Blanka. I did. Making a semi-realistic portrait of a well known video game character is not something Dave invented (he made it popular on DA though). I'm sure Dave would be impressed with your efforts to protect his livelihood, but there is exactly zero percent chance of me harming his career. I don't think I insulted you in my previous comment. I didn't berate you or your work. I just gave you a suggestion. The professionalism of my behavior is something that is up to my clients to decide upon, not you. When you make a comment like: "You need to credit dave rapoza more", you are being purposefully annoying. You didn't comment on the quality of the work. You weren't being constructive or helpful. You're just trying to sound smart, get on Dave's good side, or drum up some DA popularity. You can keep fighting this imaginary crusade of yours all you want. I'm done explaining myself to you. Happy new year.
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HITMONTIN Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
very cool
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional
Thanks.
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:iconhitmontin:
HITMONTIN Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
blanka is brazilian
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:icontendou:
tendou Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great.. GREAT..!!!
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional
Thanks!!!
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:iconaaronsartstuff:
AaronsArtStuff Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the way you captured him.

Imagine a security guard finally getting his hands on, when Blanka spins around and gives him THIS intense look and maybe a jolt of electricity. ;D
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managerswife Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
denstist?
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional
There is no dentist brave enough...
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:iconmonaparvin:
MonaParvin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature [link] :iconsoulcollectors: :hug:
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional
Thank you very much for the feature. Much appreciated.
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:iconasaziel:
asaziel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No man with just a little sense of self-preservation would fight THAT.
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional
If you fight THAT you're just asking for trouble. Just sayin'.
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:iconasaziel:
asaziel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly.
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Roseredwrath Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
This is amazing. I've been waiting on edge just for more of these. If I may ask, who do you think you'll do next?
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional
Thank you very much. I don't know yet. Honda, Dhalsim or maybe Vega. We'll see.
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Roseredwrath Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Alrighty. Can't wait. :)
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Dear SpineBender
Your work is featured in
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become ART-PORTRAITS's member you are welcome!!! ...:heart:
regards
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional
Thanks for the feature!
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:iconmarratokensuto:
MarratoKensuto Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Amazing work! :thumbsup::D
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional
:thumbsup:
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:iconmarratokensuto:
MarratoKensuto Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
lol :la:
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btnkdrms Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is good - if Blanka was a dude that rages into this - I can dig it!
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconneruvous:
Neruvous Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Outstanding
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional
:)
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:iconchekred:
ChekRed Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
well done :) its amazing
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional
Thank you very much.
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:iconbrentsherlockart:
BrentSherlockArt Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This blanks is freaking epic he is one of my favorite characters
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional
Glad you like it.
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:icond3rx:
D3RX Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Epic win!!
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional
Thanks dude.
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Dude, Blanka looks freakin' incredible! :0
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:iconamrock:
Amrock Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Excellence on Blanka!
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hotbulletslug Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
He reminds me of a modern Orc, that speaks Portuguese and sings the body electric. Haha, sorry for the puns.
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:iconspinebender:
SpineBender Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional
Apology accepted. See that it never happens again. ;)
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