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Character Select- Balrog by UdonCrew Character Select- Balrog by UdonCrew
Line Art: Alvin Lee
Colours: Espen Grundetjern

This is the character select portrait of Balrog for the upcoming Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix game coming out on XBox Live and the Playstation network.

We'll have more artwork (and hopefully a release date) for you soon.

Street Fighter and all related characters copyright © CAPCOM
Image copyright © UDON Entertainment
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:iconmudkipz14:
Mudkipz14 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
This guy is a freaking badass. Every time I See someone playing against him I'm all like...........they are gonna get their assess whipped. He looks amazballs in this pic to, good job.
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:iconsmbzfan2:
smbzfan2 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
"Kicking is for pussy's!"
~Balrog
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:iconathuz47:
athuz47 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
good work!
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:iconeakyplanet:
eakyplanet Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
nice work!!
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:iconmonsterbrand:
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
you've been featured here: [link]

:heart:
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:iconmak-attack:
MAK-ATTACK Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
WHERE'S MY FIGHT MONEY?
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:icongreysidewinder:
GreySidewinder Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
I will always respect this dude as the guy who doesn't even need kicks.
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:iconadamc11779:
AdamC11779 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Is there somewhere I could get the lineart for this? Its so awesome, and balrog is my character of choice.
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:iconmegacrusher85:
MegaCrusher85 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Never did like Balrog himself, but I do like his stage music.
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:iconyamenhazem:
yamenhazem Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
awesome! colors all in photoshop?
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:iconudoncrew:
UdonCrew Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Yes. All Photoshop on this one.
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:icontesshufujioka2288:
TesshuFujioka2288 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Balrog face is reaaaaaaaaallllllly awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconsupermarthandroy64ds:
SuperMarthAndRoy64DS Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
Very realistic take on Balrog.

...Well, I think so, anyway. =)
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:iconchorns:
chorns Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Oh Yeah!!!!!!!!!!! Balrog fuck yeah!!!!! Or Mike Bison...whatever!!! BBBBAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!
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:iconsparchert:
sparchert Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
so this is what the balrog from LOTR would look like in person. still crazy n scary. ;) hehe awesome job mate :D
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:iconhiddenlord:
hiddenlord Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic lineart and colours. I can't say anything more.
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:iconindianburialground:
indianburialground Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
I am looking forward to Turbo HD Remix so much, got saved Microsoft Points just for it.
Balrog's one of my favorite characters, and Lee and Grundjetern did him wonderful justice.
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:iconstupiedmariobros:
stupiedmariobros Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
i suppose you wont be needing these tapes no more
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:iconsonshinmaru:
sonshinmaru Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
looks awsom
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:iconbeveon:
beveon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
This design is cool, looking more like M-Tyson :D
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:icongodhorse:
godhorse Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
at least he does not look so ugly as before. aleays drwaing the black dudes ugly look at bride wats with that lip. lol.
this even looks better that the alphas.
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:icondmasterman:
Dmasterman Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
"Eyyy, jes' puttem' in da' reeng' an' I'll pusch' em out!"
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:iconoezo:
oezo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
i can't wait for this goddamn game!
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:icontouge-demon:
Touge-demon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
"I GOT PAID!" XD lol good stuff.
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:iconskullomonkey:
Skullomonkey Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Student Digital Artist
:rofl: he doesn't look like mike tyson anymore XD
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:iconnos22:
nos22 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
straight clowning.
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:iconbrengun:
BrenGun Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
wow great job!!!!!!!!!
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:iconthe3plesix:
the3plesix Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
That looks pretty goood!
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:icondr-salvador:
Dr-Salvador Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Looks great, can't say the same about other art in that Street fighter HD...
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:iconlonelytron:
lonelytron Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
Great work!
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:iconthe-sexy-beast:
THE-SEXY-BEAST Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
Ha, Mike Bison!
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:iconalainvega:
alainvega Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Balrog's the best.

If there's two classic characters in whom i can completely rely on are Balrog and Blanka :thumbsup:
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:icontiocleiton:
tiocleiton Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
round one! Balrog (ou seria M.Bison?) nessa expressão so reforça o quanto ele é bravo. parabens
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:iconphantomhourglass:
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
gotta love these Character Selects, the guy that playes "Kingpin" in Daredevil is going to play him in the new Street Fighter Movie
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:iconsiccxdegree:
siccxdegree Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
That isn't right, give the damn role to Mike Tyson since I'm sure he'd do it, or hell, Michael Jai White, he played Tyson in a movie, for fucks sake, don't deviate away from the Tyson influence, he should be short and powerful not big and retarded...
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:icondanielu92:
DanielU92 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
dangit, thought u were talking about the LOTR Balrog, lol.

Nice anyway
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jimmyjoejoe- Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
You guys are doing a great job with the HD remix from what I've seen. Keep it up! This pic is tight. :]
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:iconinggo:
INGGO Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Nice! Balrog's one of my favorite SF character. And this drawing really blew me away. :D
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:iconfelipecosta:
felipecosta Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing art!
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:iconkitsuji:
Kitsuji Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
WOOT! awesome!

:3
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:iconwolfgriffin:
WolfGriffin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Best Balrog I have ever seen.
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:iconsiccxdegree:
siccxdegree Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Balrog's always been my favorite (I'm a Tyson fan as well), and it always bothered me a bit how in recent years the artwork for him has taken away his Tyson-esqe look, nice to see he looks a bit more like Iron Mike again!
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:iconsailesh:
SaiLEsh Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome *_*!!
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:iconbordgeman:
bordgeman Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
this is awesome dude! :D
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:icongoagleon:
Goagleon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Since I'm not familier with Street Fighter... I totally thought this deviation would be Lord of the Rings. My bad.

But great picture!
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:iconaceratur:
aceratur Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
yess..nicety ;)
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:iconkyu-chang88:
Kyu-Chang88 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Reminds me of Tyson.
Originally, Vega was supposed to be named Balrog, because he was always jumping around like a monkey. I guess they thought a name relating to a monkey would better fit a......black man. That's not offensive at all!
And Balrog was supposed to be named Bison, because of his strong body. And Bison was supposed to be called Vega.
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:iconudoncrew:
UdonCrew Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Your reasons behind why the names were changed is incorrect. There was no racial reason for the name switch. The word "Balrog" has nothing to do with monkeys at all.

Those original names are all still used in the original Japanese version of Street Fighter. The names were swapped because "M. Bison" was too close to "Mike Tyson" and Capcom USA was concerned about being sued by Mike Tyson's promoters. Look at the names, Bison is another word for buffalo and several of the boxer's moves are called things like the "Crazy Buffalo" and the "Buffalo Headbutt".

It was easier to just have the arcade hardware swap names than to program in brand new names, hence the 3 switched names.
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