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Work stages on a variant cover I drew for a long-ago Udon Street Fighter spinoff miniseries, focusing on the ninja heroine Ibuki (which featured writing and art, respectively, by emerging young talents Jim Zub and Omar Dogan). Note that, on the final piece, artist Emily Warren (of Teahouse fame) colored directly over my pencils, as I hadn’t the time (nor the inclination) to ink the piece. Wheeee!

Note that the more pronounced angling of Ibuki’s body in the rough gave way to a less kinetic orientation in the pencils; alas, I couldn’t compose the final illustration properly without losing that angle. Sigh.