I can't tell you how glad it makes me that of all the characters, you gave Zangief perhaps the happiest ending to his story. I always saw him as a gentle giant, and imagining him living out his days happy and at peace just seems perfect.
How awsome is this??! I watched vsauce2's new video today in wich your art is featured and now I'm here browsing a little bit and whoosh, it'll happen I click one of your pictures Great artwork! Really! *favorites*
Well his quest for enlightenment really seems to have made him lose his glorious pecs. I thought searching for enlightenment might've involved some fasting on ones part. But perhaps thus might be all part if the experience. Or the Red Cyclones quest for peace makes him look unrecognizable and he prefers it that way. Still...he's wrestling bears any odd chance he gets so...part if him still remains in tact.
A new artistic approach to drawing Zangief of Street Fighter and I LOVE IT!!! Love the story behind it too. A more manly, meater, maturer version of Zangief, very real world...The axe, the hair and lastly the gold cross makes me love this picture even more...Good job and hope you do more storyline artworks with more Street Fighter characters.
GREAT rendition of Zangief! The skin texture and shading are incredible! Hee hee, can't quite believe the big guy as a spiritual recluse but hey, it's a fun twist on the character. Guess I'm too addicted to "Rage-aholic" Zangief!