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Soul Calibur's IVY sketch by AdamWarren Soul Calibur's IVY sketch by AdamWarren
Now that I'm finished with the well-behind-schedule EMPOWERED vol. 4 (now due out Oct. 22nd, apparently, rather than Sept. 12), I'm wrapping up all kinds of miscellanea that wound up being delayed by this most recent State of Deadline Emergency.

Among said miscellanea are a handful of old commissions from the San Diego before last (or thereabouts), including this request for an illo of "Ivy" from Namco's SOUL CALIBUR fighting game. I reffed the piece from some images dating back to the character's first appearances in the series; I was mildly surprised to notice that, at this early point in her existence, Ivy was nowhere near as hugely and pendulously endowed as she wound up in later installments. That was somewhat fortunate for me, as I'm not particularly into drawing the brobdingnagianly ginormous bewbage, as it were. (Sensitivity ahoy!)

Once upon a time, I did play some of the earlier games in the SOUL CALIBUR series... but I've since had to give up the entire fight-game genre, as me poor drawing hand can't cope with games that require extremely repetitive, high-speed button-mashing. I know a few artists who are both highly productive AND fond of heavy-duty fight-game buttonmashery; presumably their hands are made out of carbon fiber, nano-extruded diamond and frickin' adamantium, as opposed to my mere flesh-and-blood appendages...

Anyhoo, the piece is drawn with Mars Lumograph 2mm lead (3B hardness) on linen-finish cardstock.
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kiske-otoko Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
marvelous *-*
cornerstone8060 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
One of many reasons why i respect and admire your style. the breasts aren't gigantic. and they don't look as if you traced around a coffee cup and called it good.
MADstarter Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
OOOOOHHHHHH, BABY!!!! :wow: :jawdrop: :wow: :jawdrop: Another lady who has stolen my heart!! :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

And I don't mind in the least losing it to her, you know!!!! :love: :love: :love: :love: :D :XD: :rofl:

It doesn't matter to me if Ivy is drawn in manga/anime style or other. :) She'll always look equally BEAUTIFUL AND SEXY to me!!!! :heart: ;) :heart: :D
Remedy13 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student General Artist
i love your style soooo much!
wolfgirl7200 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
if it were me, i would alter the nose and the mouth a bit, but not much. great job!
rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Re. Adam's sensitivity to drawing huge cartoony titties: I love those kinds of illos, but I realize that unless your name is Masami Obari (e.g. Angel Blade, Gravion), having a female fighter with unfeasibly large tatankas looks a bit wrong. Besides, I've been a fan of Adam's work for so long that I'm willing to cut him a break on the hooter issue.
Resident-Evil-Gamer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
XD Ivy's havin' a little too much fun with that sword
Terminatorinhell Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Ivy is the hottest babe in Soul Calibur :P
wazuka Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
She looks happier in a more innocent way for a change.Really good.She always makes me happy to be a male.
Project-GenEx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heehee, you made her look younger
superzwiebel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Love the style, great work. I also think that Ivy looks better with a breast reduction, LOL...
jlove13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for drawing ivy without gigantic boobs o.O
Dylaren Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
This is fantastic!
Mikaboshi01 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
dude awsome!
sketchandthecity Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
I like this Ivy more than the current Ivy.

SC$ has gone the fanservice way, I'm afraid.
AnnaWfromtekken Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Come on Adam Warren u don't need that kind of rude hands, u just do what u do, all these excellent works. I like ur Ivy a lot, i find her a little similar to Freefall from Gen13. Both my favorites. Go on A.W. and remember: "Adam's legend will never die!"
DamionS Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Professional Filmographer
AWESOME! Adam I like your version better than mine :blush:
jrl3001 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008   General Artist
Very awesome picture!
darklight-ravager Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Awesome work on Ivy!
VampyrFetal Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great sketch!
IconOfSin24148 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Hmmm you have an interesting way of drawing eyes Adam, I like :)
DamonDaSaru Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Haha..yeah, my friend commented that she gotten so huge in the game. Kinda makes it hard to take her serious. :P this! The motion of the whip and her smile makes me feel like she is really enjoying whipping her victim.
Didn't even notice that booty. Hehe.
BlackTsunade Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
YAY,i love others who think of Ivy more than just some slut that wanna fight.She kicks ass,and so does this drawing!
monicalynnevallejo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Love the game^^
Love your artwork, and yeah can sypathize with the hurting drawing hand, my bones are starting to give up on me, right now until I get insurance I am taking tylenol arthritis_ _!!!!!!
But it doesnt stop me from drawing^^
Raven-the-White Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
VERY nice. love the way you portrayed her. x3
keonivex Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Student Interface Designer
I challenge you in Soul Calibur 4! hahaha. well if you ever got that free time.

Always awesome to see your drawings of gammer chicks. They always look way rad and bad. -thumbs up- :3
jeremy-thebeast1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
sweet work!
Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
One of my favorite characters.
I mean, how can you not like an insane woman?
VermeilLeFaye Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Great game, great character and of course great artwork! ^^
bluessaurus Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Way to go, sir! :worship:
kite-san Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
i can't help but think she looks entirely too happy for Ivy. that big a smile can only mean seas of blood big enough to run passenger cruises on.
Dualmask Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I must admit your style doesn't favor Ivy's've got a playful, sort of whimsical flair and Ivy's this deadly serious, tough as nails dominatrix type... But the quality of your art is always high so I had to fave this anyway.

On the note of the character designs in SCIV, as I own the game I can say that... well at least not all the girls are top heavy, scantily clad bimbos like Ivy. Cassandra still looks pretty conservative and at least Sophitia's 2P outfit is a pretty concealing suit of armor. Plus, you're free to put most of the characters in different outfits if you so choose.
GhoulKing Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
I like this take on her. I agree that she's pretty ridiculous these days. Although a more reasonable version of her could be made in SC4, hmm... Anyway, nice work!
ScarlettStar Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist
absolutely stunning effects!
kallitechnis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008   Writer
Quality art supplies count when making good art.
dagonking Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
OMG OMG!!!! NO wai!!! I love your style on IVY!!! :D This is amazing. She still has a massive tush!!! I love it! INSTANT :+fav:
EchidnaJoe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
Ahh Soul Calibur. Home of the sluttiest bimbos in gaming. btw her boobs are bigger.
vest Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
Eh, I do my artwork with an existence involving a lot of Guitar Hero. But instead of nano-extruded diamond, it's better to use a tin alloy plated in moissanite. I heard threaded zirconia also works.
Paskaniska Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work as allways, what sized paper you use on these? Just wondering cause of the small detail in teeth.
The-Avatar Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome stuff, dude! This takes me back...

Also, this peice very much reminds me of the D.P.^_^
Out-Take Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
thats cool, no giant boobage. I think it looks better that way...and besides I'm an ass man
pirateneko Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Soul Calibur! Its like one of my favorite fighting games of all time. and Ivy is awesome =D
Jmike31 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice i like the style of art
true-pain Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
So any Dirty Pair in the near future or a cross over between Empowered comicverse and Dirtypair comicverse with Sleet cause the havoc in the time stream
Darkmyster Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
Awesome rendition...
blcdude Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
Regarding Ivy... she gets bigger each game, and her outfit gets smaller each game. It's getting ridiculous. That said, it's an awesome sketch.
Magoichi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
fully as hell as always
DamionS Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Good job man. It's way better than the one I did :)
rrward Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be in my bunk.
RoninDude Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hah hah, I still play soul calibur 2 for ps2. Love it!
Great job, interesting seeing her in your style!
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