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Another day another battle (rough draft) by midnight21 Another day another battle (rough draft) by midnight21
Just a pic of my character Dahlilah using Arnis, a form of Martial Arts from the Philippines to defend herself against an attack from the Red Shark gang shortly after she left a training session.  The Red Sharks thought they could easily kill her on the spot since her husband Gangster wasn't around to protect her but they underestimated the situation again. She attacked the Red Sharks with brute strength and defeated them all in a matter of a few minutes. Once the battle was over, she left the wounded gang members laying in a pile and walked away without saying a word.  Little did she know that Gangster was standing by around the corner, watching her every move. He could have helped her like he did before, but he knows that her ability to fight had improved drastically over the years so he decided to let her put her fighting skills to the test. He knew that she was destined for something great, but he wants to finish them off himself next time in a final brawl...

*Note i'm gonna give her a hip tattoo later on to cover up an ugly scar she got out in the battle field.  I'm not sure what it will be yet but it will be done.
*Note 2: They are not swords she's using. Those are twin bo staffs that she would frequently use to fight her opponents. Think of them like the weapons Donatello would use in TMNT.
*Note3: This is a WIP. I have yet to make corrections with whatever mistakes I made with this piece then I'll ink, color and shade at some point later.

Dahlilah Valor is my character. Please don't use without permission.

The red shark gang are random unnamed characters owned by :iconcozykangaroo:.  Gangster also belongs to her as well. Please don't use without her permission.

Thank you.
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016   Digital Artist
She may be fighting off a gang but I may still draw Starzone facing the opposite direction like they're sparrin XD Additionally gang members must be pretty dumb to take on someone that just walked out of a martial arts studio XD Although I did read an article once with some amusement of some guy who mugged this little old lady outside a building, unfortunately for the mugger the little old lady happened to be some tai chi master who taught at the building which happened to be a kung fu school, and was apparently also a marathon runner.  It ended badly for the mugger XD Pose came out pretty great, just remember what I said about the bottom wrist, always needs to be straight when punching or wielding a weapon XD

Good luck with the inking and colouring and all, looking forward to that :)
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midnight21 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well dahlilah is an avid martial artist and a gym junkie like her husband so it is likely she'll get into sparring matches once in awhile. So she'll likely fight with starzone at any time.

Unfortunately she does not know how to swim or surf due to lack of water on Mars. Her husband will teach her the basics since they will live by the beach but it will take awhile for her to get halfway decent at it. Martial arts will always be her strong suit either way.
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016   Digital Artist
Well Starzi's there so they can play in pictures at least if not in fic (as I still have no idea what I'm going to do there) XD
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RosietheEchidna Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks pretty tough and formidable with those swords!  I never heard of Arnis before, though.  I think I'll look more into it! ^^
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midnight21 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
actually they're bo staffs... i have thought about swords in the early stages of this pic but bo staffs would suit her better.

Thank you for commenting :)

The finished product will be submitted soon.
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Edited Dec 8, 2016   Digital Artist
They'd be kali sticks (or escrima which was the other word I wanted but couldn't remember), bos are short staves but still two handed weapons XD
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RosietheEchidna Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoops!  From that angle, I thought they were swords!  Sorry... ^^;
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midnight21 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol it's okay. and yes she is pretty tough... joined the army at the age of 18 and served as an officer for four years on Mars. Then she retired and left her  home planet to start a new life on earth as a police officer, working her way up to become a forensic scientist, wanting to solve cold murder cases and help others find the closure she never really had with those she killed during the war. She's lived a pretty difficult adult life but she will find happiness in the end. 
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