Here we show some of the main cast members of the book enjoying some sun down by the beach. I figure based on Ibuki's BG in the game, she lives in the Kansai region somewhere between Kyoto, Osaka, and Sagano where there are bamboo groves.
The swimsuits are actually Akiman's design which I found in our SF 20th Anniversary book. I firmly believe that Ibuki would drink iced coffee, thats just the way it goes. We also see Ibuki's goggle wearing friend Sarai eating Takoyaki (Octopus balls).
In the right BG, the guy is Yuta which is the dude who holds Ibuki's training pad when she first enters the screen in the SF3 game. Apparently his eyes wandered a little bit too much for Makoto's taste and she felt in necessary to redirect them.
Don , Ibuki's tanuki, sits by the cooler and we have Oro going for a dip.
This piece took a very very long time, and I tried many new things on it. It will be available at all the conventions and special events that UDON goes to this year. There will be only 400 copies of this cover made and I will be signing them all.
As always if you are interested in Ibuki Legends #1, then please go to your local comic shop and demand they order it for you. You will not be disapointed!
I will be selling the original art to this piece this summer as well too along with some other covers and things. If you're interested let me know quickly.
BW: 005 - 01 Micron ink pen
Colour: Corel Photopaint 8 (1997) I swear I have the last copy of this program.