Street Fighter IV Fanart – Zangief (Work in Progress – Updated March 20)

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Decided that I want to do some Street Fighter fanart drawings. My first is Zangief. Here is where I am so far. For a full size click the image above or this link. I’ve posted some more progress shots so…

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Here is where I started. I did the head first and got it to a point where I was pretty happy with it. Then I started sketching in his body in various poses till I found one I liked. I was using a Wacom Bamboo to help the process along.

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This was my next step. I used a photo reference of myself for the hands and arms, then kind of just blocked in a general flat color for the body. This will be altered later on.

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This is the first pass of shading on the skin. Started adding in the scars and some basic shadowing and highlights.

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Some more shading, added. mostly on his head and a little bit of adjustment to make his body darker than his arms to give a slight depth to it. Also added his crazy chest hair.

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This was a pretty big jump. I added pretty much the entire lower half here. It only has preliminary color blocking for the boots and the leg hair, and I’ve done some quick shading on the legs.

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