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It was going to be a surprise but I figured I could post it here anyway...

It's a sketch of :iconsonichomeboy:'s commission which was with his character Raul Xi (the canine) sparring with my character Xingren (the cat).
They're not 'fighting' really... even if they look thoroughly pissed off at each other :XD:
I had some difficulties with this one mainly with posing. I looked up a ton of references and they all made it look static so I watched some old Kung-Fu movies a while back and broke out the sketchpad. Whenever I blinked I'd catch a pose in my head and doodle it quickly, then I'd pick two for these characters.
The idea here is to not have it have contact but rather their blows falling short as a means not to actually hurt one another; they're not enemies after all.

~ChameleonBot did help with Raul's posing since when I did it the perspective was a bit 'off' so I was grateful for that. I need a good background setting for this. I'd imagined a Dojo but... not sure if I like that idea as it may be too cliche.
I have to fix Raul's left sleeve because I forgot to turn on that layer when I merged them apparently... it fades out from the end better in reality but here it looks weird.

I will admit I am rusty with anthros lately, I have't had a need to draw them as a lot of these commissions are of four-legged animals, haha! But I did the base sketch for this a while back so I had the basic ideas for a while and *SonicHomeboy saw it and finishing it was just a matter of refining the sketch a bit.
So here you have it.
A commission WIP. Yay!
Glad I got this one all sorted so once he approves I can finish it! :la: This one will be fun to line and colour :)

No sticky fingers ;P
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wolfartiswhatido220 May 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
no erase marks? HOW?
NINJAWERETIGER May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SonicHomeboy May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks very promising to me! =D A fierce yet friendly spar of these two. =P I look forward to seeing it completed soon! ^^
Igneous-Dragon May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmm MMM das so gewd 8'D<3

Haha sheesh my human/anthroistic things suck. I SERIOUSLY need to practice :XD:
These are may look like they're trying to kill each other, when really they're just to good friends testing each other abilities as fighters
J-Kenji May 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I say it looks pretty good!
But that arm... it does look weird... but the rest is well done |D
Renomon-X May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is looking awesome x3
panther-star May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's AMAZING! I love it! :D
Mitsuki-Heartnet May 3, 2013  Student Writer
Those poses. :iconiheartitplz:
Bakuflint May 3, 2013  Professional Artist
Good Job. :)
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