I grew up play a lot of Street Fighter. When SF3 - Third Strike came out it was decided that I try to learn Makoto, one of the game's harder to learn characters. She's the kind of fighter that with enough time and effort, her usefulness opens WAY up.
Heard she'll be in Super Street Fighter 4 coming out in April. So did this little illustration.
I feel like tonight's process was kinda like learning to use her in the game. Lots of extra work and effort up front, but this feels like one of those 'breakthrough' pieces artists are lucky to get in life.
Night well spent!