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S-Lancaster as Poison by Saxsy S-Lancaster as Poison by Saxsy
This is my second drawing of the superlative Sophia Lancaster, this time posing as Poison from the Final Fight series.

From the time that I started drawing this to the time I created a proof, I had no idea who Poison was. She was a prototypical "I don't know who you are, but I like it" character, about which I will soon have a journal entry. I figured she was just some random pink haired vixen who could fight and look really good.

Of course, I was wrong about that. There's a very, very interesting tale to be told about Poison, who she is, how she developed, and indeed the controversy surrounding a female character introduced in a fighting game in 1989. Wikipedia doesn't do it justice, so I will simply direct you to this amusing documentary: ([link]). I know some people don't want to be concerned with the subject of the documentary so I won't comment further here.

As for the drawing itself, I figured (before I knew) that Poison would have an alluring and almost hypnotic charm to her. I wanted to do a background that sort of reflected that, which actually took some time to figure out. At first I thought about trying to realistically draw some Christmas-style color lights, but after a bit of trying they looked silly. Instead I went for the more vague flashing lights without an identifiable source, perhaps what you might see after getting smacked with a punch from Poison. I also wanted to make the image itself fall along those lines, hence the shine off the eyes, teeth, collar and handcuffs. I think it worked well.

The drawing itself is based on the photo "8ight", as posted in Sophia Lancaster's deviantART here: ([link])

Sophia Lancaster's excellent work can be found here: ([link])

And, as always, thanks again to Sophia Lancaster for being far too many superlatives to mention and for allowing me to use her photo to draw her.
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Zallira Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like this one a lot, nice expression in the face!
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Saxsy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thanks! It's one of my favorites, too. The model is exceptional.
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S-Lancaster Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Another beautiful draw!! Love your work! You do have the skills! :)
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Saxsy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Thank you very much. That means a lot to me. :)
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DemondNight Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Dat eye twinkle..
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TGPL Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
He, she or whatever. Still damn hot!
Very good work, nice to see final version.
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Saxsy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
This raises an amusing question: assume Sophia Lancaster is female (I have no reason to doubt that), and assume Poison is transgendered (not debating that here). In that case, I have drawn a woman posing as a man who is posing as a woman. If I knew about that before hand I wonder if I might have been able to subtly convey that. Probably not. Someone with a lot more skill might have. But it does make me laugh.
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TGPL Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I still think that you did great work. Person at the picture looks just like Poison - and this is most important thing here.
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Saxsy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
For that I owe a great deal of debt to S-Lancaster. Her outfits are incredible.
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