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In the ring by Slasher12 In the ring by Slasher12



My first pic of 2014
Java second occupation a boxer, his first being a comic book artist. When Java is in the ring  personality changes to this.

Tools used:
Sketch Book
Alvin Draft/Tec Retrac Mechanical Pencil 0.7mm/blue barrel with HB lead
Copic Markers: Black
Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
Faber-Castell artist pen S, F
VuPointSolution Magic Wand Scanner
Bamboo Tablt
Artrage 3 (Color)
Manga Studios  Debut 4.0 (Text)
Skcethbook express (Finshing)

Java J. Tyler Kim C. Jones

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Im going to be very detailed here due to the fact Ive seen you work on this from the start and now that I see the finished project, this is one of those pics that not only gives the audience an insight on how your chars behave in your world but this is one of those pics that strikes a major chord and you can't help but feel like you want to root Java on.

Vision) 4.5 out of 5) The bight colors and the details with the shading and light tones and the marks enhances the "monday night fight" moment. To me, it feels like Java is not yet down for the count but he's taken some significant damage from his opponent, whoever he may be. Plus he's not just determined to emerge victorious, he's out for blood!

Originality) 4.5 out of 5) Boxing kangaroos isn't something everyone is all-too-familiar with but you took this concept and cranked it up to 10 here, it almost feels like Java meets Sylvester Stallone in a sense where he went from a timid individual to a fighting machine when he's stepping in the ring against an opponent. The Yin-Yang symbols on his blue boxing gloves to me is a subtle detail about how he can be on and off the boxing court.

Technique) As I read through all of the tools that you used to make this pic, you really went above and beyond in making this scene almost out of an animated film, looks like Java has some spunk left in him and he's ready to give it all he has left. Even as I type this out, I could almost hear "Eye of the Tiger" playing as Java roars at his opponent to come right after him, he wants to KO his opponent right now and the crowd is roaring him on!

Impact) As I explained before, all the tools and the emotions and hard work you put into this picture is worth more then a thousand words, this is probably without a doubt THE best picture of Java you drew that even I want to yell out multiple words to root him on!

You did an excellent job KJ =3 Excellent job indeed!
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Like I said on FA, I think this is a good dynamic piece you've illustrated here. The background while simplistic works very well and is enough to give a sense of atmosphere.

Java himself looks very battered but nonetheless is clearly a fighter who is determined not to let someone get the better of him. The light reflecting off him is a nice touch and the beads of sweat make him look even more in the zone as if it were.

I think the only fly in the ointment is that perhaps the text in the speech bubble should be bigger and more intense, more profound even, to really hit the point he is putting across.

A good solid effort, one of your best! Keep it up!
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TheTapir Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
You really nailed his facial expression.  It looks great.
MikeBennett1980 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way his mouth is open with the tongue curled and the teeth showing! Very cool expression! Keep up the good work! :D
FiretrontheHedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ardor3226 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Reminds me of Rocky but in anthro form.
SagaFantasticArt30 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
It's time to fight! My Brookley is no rival to fight with him in Las Vegas, well he is expert fighting with gloves and wearing boxing shorts! Awesome!   :boxer: 
OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
BanditRingtail3 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Well, I already faved it on FA. =P Why not?
JHMirda Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
SciPhiFox Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. That's awesome. I love the expression and stance of the character. They look great. Nice work. :)
ladyAmberPearl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
just a question of curiosity, why the yin yang symbols on his gloves? Does he fight with those ideals in his mind, or is it just something he respects/thinks looks cool?
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