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SONYA BLADE: Butterflies and Bees - Mortal Kombat by Eddy-Shinjuku SONYA BLADE: Butterflies and Bees - Mortal Kombat by Eddy-Shinjuku
Photoshop CS6: Painting, Airbrushing, Illustration and Post-Processing.
Working hours: Started a month ago.


:bulletblue: Basically, Sonya Blade sporting a Bruce Lee-like southpaw stance in her Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance alternate costume.
Martial arts buffs will make a point that Kendo and Tae Kwon Do being her fighting style, though you can't argue that this Jeet Kun Do stance looks freaking cool and oozes swagger, Bruce Lee yo! Just enjoy XD

:bulletblue: Here I have the opportunity to revamp her in my own interpretation; making her a tad younger in age accordingly to the canon story where she's a Lieutenant of the US Special Force, enthusiastic and a badass lady of the force.

:bulletblue: For some reason, I really like her alternate costume her, I mean, this formal army uniform creates high degree of intimidation and commands respect despite she's balistically equipped on the top part lol

This artwork is made for the Mortal Kombat Tribute @ Game Art HQ :icongame-art-hq: and Fighting Games Elite :iconfighting-games-elite:

CREDITS:
- Epic Brush Set by DanLuVisiart: [link]
- US Army Special Force for uniform references.
- Mortal Kombat gaming series by NetherRealm/Midway Games Studios.
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:iconmrash96:
MrAsh96 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
I always liked this outfit the best sexy but still military other games have her looking like a fitness instructor
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:iconmastersaruwatari:
MasterSaruwatari Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Writer
I wish this costume would come back.
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:icon13571979:
13571979 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
SONYA is the best dress. I like this
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:iconzj1984815:
zj1984815 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great, this is one of the best I've seen Sonya in the MKDA spare clothing, uniforms, berets, boots, very sexy.Have a look of my work, I hope to give you happiness.
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:iconamericanspartan37:
americanspartan37 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Awesome art! Epic pose! XD
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:iconhalowing:
Halowing Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
AWESOME!!
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:iconbelzebbub:
belzebbub Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GODLESS WORK

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:iconloaferguy:
LoaferGuy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Good job!
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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:icongraywolf-n:
graywolf-n Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome airbrush style, it really takes you in.
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:iconalleycatcy:
AlleycatCY Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was asking for original uniform. Special Forces outside MK means snipers and soldiers. Not Bicycle Kicks and Pink Rings from arm gauntlets :D

Hence Body Armor
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KeithByrne Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Sonya's DA Alt is one of my favourite costumes of hers and she's rocking it here. Love the post and the lighting. Sonya looks beautiful and very strong and powerful. Absolutely perfect. :+fav:
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:iconasemharun:
asemharun Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so awesome!!
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:iconyneziinha:
yneziinha Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
i freaking love her <3 so perfect
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Epic that you dug her! :iconbigmeowplz:
Just wanted to create a young and fresh looking Sonya ;p
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:iconyneziinha:
yneziinha Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
yeah :3 woah it looks amazing rly you did the same thing with the primary costume from MKA ofc :3 ?
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'll see what I can do :nod:
I'm doing this for an art project and it seems a lot other artists has claimed the spot to draw her, so I may need to draw some other characters ^^;
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:iconyneziinha:
yneziinha Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
okay cool i hope to see it soon (: , btw im gonna watch cuz your work is awesome and incredibly COOL! keep you ART! :)
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:iconshadowyzman:
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Super hot!!
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:iconakunichitaiga:
AkunichiTaiga Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing.
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:iconpemamendez:
PemaMendez Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
goddamn!! look at those thunder thighs :icondamnplz:

indeed, the deviantWatch thing is broken because this didn't appeared on my messages >_>
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol they are mega and packing quite a bite ;p

It's alright, I manually check up on you to see progress, and Miko! :boogie:
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:iconpemamendez:
PemaMendez Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I see :iconicameplz:

I have to start doing the same xDD
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:iconthevocaloid1:
TheVocaloid1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Amazing and sexy :heart:
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:iconalleycatcy:
AlleycatCY Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an awesome image of Sonya Blade. I hate the remake MK outfit. I know the game is aimed at Males 18-34, but that was extremely ridiculous.

Could you perhaps create an image of Sonya in body armor ?
Please :D
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol almost all the female fighters in MK must has the obligatory cleavage ;p
This means it's certain that the developers won't bring back this full military costume, also it's wasn't popular in the first place due to the audiences preference of their female fighters lol
Does she even wears body armor?! OR you meant her latest costume? :D

Btw many thanks for checking out this artwork, cheers! :w00t:
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:iconsceritz:
Sceritz Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
My goodness that is amazing... so very well done...
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ShinigamiMizuki Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME ^w^
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:iconin2umniakillh3r:
In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work, i really love the costume. :clap:
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:iconkitanavsmileena:
KitanavsMileena Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I'm all for Sonya artwork that actually makes her look military. Well done again!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I took this project because it depicted a rare peek into her military commitment when not doing any fighting; don't think we'll ever seen her again all formally suited up like this lol
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:iconkitanavsmileena:
KitanavsMileena Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, yeah really -___-'
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Got offered a spot for Flesh Pits Mileena MK9, how you like her 'costume'? lol ;p
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:iconkitanavsmileena:
KitanavsMileena Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's ridiculously stupid and I hate I went ALL the way through Challenge Tower just to get that...
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think it merits any aesthetic purpose but a pure fan-service ^^;
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:iconkitanavsmileena:
KitanavsMileena Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Obviously...
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:iconjamsoda:
jamsoda Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
very nice work <3 I would totally use this costume if it was in MK9, the composition is perfect and it looks totally legit
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sadly the prerequisite of the current female outfit must have big cleavage lol ;p
Yup, didn't want to go overboard and still looking like Sonya, so you don't have to worry about the legitimacy of the character, it's her alright :D

Anyways, awesome that you dropped by and checked out this artwork, do visit my gallery, maybe there are other stuff may interested you being that my gallery is mostly gaming fanarts, cheers! :w00t:
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
nicely done. i don't even generally like this costume but you did it magnificently!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Survey showed that this is the least favorite Sonya costume lol
My effort her is to give more attention to this alternate costume. I think the game graphic back during MK: DA wasn't high res enough to really show the aesthetics, plus the campy-ness in design didn't help it ^^;
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
haha. yeah. probably why this was the last sonya drawn, though it is the most realistic of her costumes too. how ironic isn't it?
but you pulled this piece off wonderfully. nicely done.
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ceriselightning Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nazi Sonya xD She looks so much better and womanly here than in the game. And my favorite female MK character since I was a kid so this made my day. Great job as always!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol now I can't stop imagine her as this stern Nazi Gestapo with this campy German accent lol
Yup, giving her a fresh treatment here, a tad softer (perhaps more feminine) and graceful.
There were soo many 'versions' of Sonya from games to spinoffs (movies), I think this more subtle version should fit, all she needs now is Jennifer hale's voice acting.....wait, she does! ;p
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:iconana-archer:
Ana-Archer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's more than awesome! :wow:
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for checking it out! :iconxd--plz:
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Artist
Somehow you managed it to make the most unpopular design of Sonya Blade looking both sexy and great in your submission to the Mortal Kombat Art Tribute.

Awesome work!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think the design stepped over the line in terms of campy-ness, which deters players. Here, I give her the Christopher Nolan treatment (Batman Trilogy director) and try to make her to be taken seriously. Fun asides, she is a US Special Force officer, so the depiction should at least merit that.

Btw, I wouldn't make it this awesome if it isn't for a Tribute, an honorable cause. This is what happens when you acknowledge an artist: they get into Overdrive Mode :empllama:
Hope you sorted out the Contributor recognition thingy, I yearned for that badge huhuhu
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Artist
The cool thing is, you and a handful other artists as well took a relative bad and unpopular character or design and somehow you guys managed it to make these character designs look awesome. Something the original MK designers were not able too.

Beside your Sonya, take a look at this Moloch [link] or that Noob Smoke [link] as example. The MK Tribute will kick ass totally when its finally done
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's the best thing of the non mainstream stuff, it has loads of headroom to improve. Plus I saw potential in Sonya's alt costume, it defines the character more with depth with her formal-wear; and of course woman in tight uniform is awesome in every case, even outside the accounts of MK :D

Already saw you put up the thumbnail of my Sonya in GAHQ site, though I see a lot of empty spaces for other fighters, are they claimed or still in progress by other artist?
Also I've revised the artwork, do update to the current one when you decide to put it up @ GAHQ :w00t:
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Artist
Around 6 artists are currently working on MK Tribute entries but around 55 more character designs are still not claimed ^^ i guess it will take around 5-8 more months till its complete
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