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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 :)


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wolfartiswhatido220 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
no erase marks? HOW?
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner 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! ^^
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Calamitykitten Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
MMMM BABEH
Mmm MMM das so gewd 8'D<3

Haha sheesh my human/anthroistic things suck. I SERIOUSLY need to practice :XD:
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LEgGOdt1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
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
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Effrey Featured By Owner 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
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Renomon-X Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is looking awesome x3
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panther-star Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's AMAZING! I love it! :D
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Mitsuki-Heartnet Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Writer
Those poses. :iconiheartitplz:
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Bakuflint Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Artist
Good Job. :)
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ticklishpaws Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Weird, I drew something just like this today in class! I hadn't even seen it! (Yours is much better than mine though)! Great work. :)
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Razortotheclaw Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure this will turn out to look great!
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somekindahatebreeder Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist
cool
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DunkanBulksGurl Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really good. I bet it will look very good in color.
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I am hoping to get it done within the next day or so, I'm really hyped about this one X3 been working on this one for a while now haha, have to see if *SonicHomeboy likes it though X3
Thank you!
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DunkanBulksGurl Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think he will like it. And your welcome
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Loxome Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
And I noticed that arm. :giggle: it does look a little strange.
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Haha yeah it looks all weird because of that silly fabric; it's like just a loop of fabric :XD: Ah well, I'll fix it and it'll look ok in the finished images ^^
Still bugs the heck out of me right now :I
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Loxome Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Hehe. This reminds me that I need to replace the drawing I did for you, it just didn't work. :shrug:
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RedTheDog Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Woooow!!! :wow:
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WinnDixieX3 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is looking great : D
I love the pose ^^
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