Funny enough, as much as I love Street Fighter it's the main character that I actually find hardest to draw. I think it's coz he's so focused on his fighting and there isn't much that's quirky about him (not that I find anyway) hence why I've been putting off drawing him ever since I started doing SF fan art 2 yrs ago O.o Or maybe the appeal of SF is that we can find characters we relate to most and project part of our own personalities into them, making them easier to interpret than others? My favourite is Vega - what does that say about me? loooooool
I started with a quick sketch of the face yesterday and basically put it to my friends asking "does this look 'like' Ryu?" They were kind enough to give me pointers, which I've tried to follow as best as I can. It definitely looks A LOT different now. Still not the most dynamic pose possible in my books, but one problem at a time... definitely a character I shall revisit ;D
Mechanical and graphic pencils on paper. 1 hour approx.