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Happy birthday, Chun-Li! by Sgtsoupie Happy birthday, Chun-Li! by Sgtsoupie
“If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of."

It's been several months since my last work, and still, my computer has yet to be repaired completely thanks to my cousin who claims to be nearly 100% finished but never will. I FUCKING hate it when it happens. Especially when there's a shit ton of work to be done. Chun-Li's short fancomic, Black Rock Shooter: The Devil's Cry fanfic ETC.
Anyway, today is the March 1st and I would like to wish a very happy birthday for Chun-Li's 45th birthday! Yes, I've included her date of birth and year. Sure, she may not look like a middle age woman, but let's just say she's training a hell lot more than those who rely on plastic surgery, cyro freeze animation pod, spell, artifact, and other cliche shit most female characters has nowadays.

“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.”

And yes, I put Bruce on it along with her because not only she reminds me a hell lot of him but also the fact she held many unique things based on the official books, NOT SF mangas, and games I've read and played other than watching anime (SFII, SFII V, SF Alpha, ETC), even if there are some vague speculation that Chun-Li actually knows Bruce Lee since she was 5. Before you put flame and troll or even a fucking racist comment, I don't like her or other character or person just because they're Chinese like I am. That includes sex appeal which she does not need to require in order to be famous unlike others as well as the fact she's been evolving in later games just like most characters.

“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”
“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”

I may have been a fan of Street Fighter for less than a months, but I know enough of it. Ever since I see her in anime and mangas aside from games which I always chose her along with Fei Long, I grew very fond of her more than Ryu and Ken. I also know how and why she been so famous even now. And oddly enough, there's also been a lot of females characters that maybe considered a knock off by copying her moves and technique ever since her appearance in 1991 though there are some who are clearly seen as an inspiration such as Pai Chan from Virtua Fighter.
I also love the way she do in terms of her style which is deem original in my opinion because of her lightning kicks combined flexibility, speed and others I can't explained well. This is why she gets a big muscular thigh which to me I don't mind it and in fact I like her that way. Typically there are female characters shows off her sexy yet cliche fanservice you have seen MANY times before like ass and tits just to show off how popular they were. This one seems to be an exception. On the side note, I also like her charisma very well.

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”

I thought it would a nice touch to make Bruce Lee both a tribute to him and one of the main inspiration for Chun-Li to continue on fighting as well as living for her life.
Anyway enough of that, this pic is made very low budget due to my use of laptop which isn't used for working or gaming, but I do put a lot of effort making a great quality. I combined both the Super Street Fighter IV inspired pose and a element of Bruce Lee's trademark weapon the Nunchuck AKA Nunchaku. Originally there's going to be SF4 Chun Li but was forced to switch because of the constant glitches and clunky maneuver (I wish I can make her MVC3 model's thigh bigger DX ). I also planned to put on a pic in Chinese for more authentic way, but due to time constraint, I was forced to switch to English D: In my opinion, I think it looks damn good on her.
So yeah, happy birthday to her in celebration of her 45th birthday! I hope Chun-Li doesn't mind XD

Oh and in case you don't who Bruce Lee is, see the video here:
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Also check out one of the Bruce's imitator named Bruce Li which he is in my opinion the best one:
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On the side note, would it awesome if you make a team where Chun-Li fights alongside one real Bruce Lee while the other is either an imitator or a tribute with some similar yet special appearance? Imagine like this:
Chun-Li:
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Bruce Lee
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Bruce Li OR Fei Long:
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Eng dub (My prefer one in SFII Anime)
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Japanese sub:
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Chun-Li :iconchunliplz: belongs to Capcom

All content including model and weapon as well image photo, with the exception of my idea, posing, and editing creativity, used with XNALARA program belongs to the rightful owner.
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:iconmdtartist83:
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013   General Artist
Ahh... I see you got Bruce Lee here two.
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yep just add a unique feature!
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SonicUnderground316 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I have a hard time finding this model in xnalara could you please give me a link to have it ?
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I saw one but it got deleted by the time I revisit.
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SonicUnderground316 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
I see. It's ok anyway, someone else give it to me. Still, thanks alot.
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Really who's the person? Unless it's 4th Snake who provide you a link.
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SonicUnderground316 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
It was some one call Salliby [link]
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You got that from media fire? You are very lucky sense the link to mediafirecwill eventually be dead after the user account got ended
Day have you seem this:
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SuperMario811 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's crazy she's 45, now, but I bet she would look EXACTLY the same....just with designer glasses, or something. LOL
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yup! Who knows the reason why she looks so young for a middle aged woman!
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Aznbomb3r Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Btw, the person who rigged up the chun li model ended up getting his mediafire account suspended and I cannot get the model anymore. o0DemonBoy0o as a result has given permission to share his model. Would you be kind enough to upload it somewhere for me(as well as for others)?
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Really? That suck.
I may try once my computer is fixed since my hard drive contains all of the original Chun Li MVC3 models.
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xSakuyaChan510x Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good and pretty picture!^^
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it!
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xSakuyaChan510x Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome!^^
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Stay tune for more!
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xSakuyaChan510x Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oki doki!^^
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Keijn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's inevitable comment that each one is the best in their segment: video game and kung fu movies. Great work. ^_^

Happy Bday.
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks very much! This is the best I can do for Chun-Li's birthday by combining both her and Bruce Lee for many reason. Coincidentally, Chun-Li makes a successful debut in 1991, 20 years after Bruce Lee debut in The Big Boss in 1971 who also makes a success.
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:iconkeijn:
Keijn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ;)
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Stay tune for more Chun-Li's pic with Bruce Lee influenced! Also might include Fei-Long in the later future!
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Keijn Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't forget to submit for us. ;)
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That I already did!
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dragonturtle78 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Did you know that Chun Li has a poster of Bruce Lee in her bedroom? I forget which game showed that, but Bruce Lee is in fact an inspiration to Chunny!

I'm fairly certain Chun Li's birthdate is not officially recognized by Capcom anymore. None of the birthdates of the original cast are published anymore. Chunny is in her mid-20's at the time of SF4, so either the SF4 series takes place in the mid-1990's, or the birthdates are no longer official. I think it's more likely the latter.

Lastly, I agree with your reasoning for liking Chun Li. She was the first true game babe, and to this day I still think she's the most unique. She is "classy sexy", unlike most game girls who are slutty sexy, or cater to the schoolgirl fetish. I love her virtuous personality, unlike most game girls (and guys) who fight for selfish reasons. I love that she's strong and muscular, unlike all the tits-on-sticks game girls. I prefer her MvC model because the exaggerated proportions of her SF4 model has actually hurt her reputation. Still... I am absolutely certain she is the perfect girl!
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I notice it, but I've some trouble whether or not it's real or a photoshop editing since I have a SF 20 anniversary book Japanese version and it doesn't have one, even in US version
Oh yes, I'm aware of it since yesterday, but even that, it would be interesting to see that.
Well, that's your opinion when it comes to her exaggerated proportion in SF4 as you're not the only one who dislike the style despite the fact there has already been a exaggerated artwork in Street Fighter games before this. Blame Daigo who's happen to be the same artist from Street Fighter III. He's the one who done it her. Also, this hurt reputation can be applied that is if being compared in the sex appeal. Then again, it's just my interpretation of what you meant ;)
Me, I personally don't mind her in her SF4 style despite some noticeable gripes, and happens to be my 2nd fave including her Super Street Fighter IV OVA appearance, next to her SFII anime appearance.
Thanks for the comment, and don't forget to fave!
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dragonturtle78 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
To clarify, Capcom doesn't publish "year of birth" anymore. March 1 is still Chunny's birthday...
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Remle11 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I love this...Cuz I love both of them as if they were family. I grew up with both of them. I grew up watching bruce lee and other kung fu movies and like most kids he made me wanna take kung fu. Chun li reminded me of those old kung fu movies with that one girl in it and she was always bad as hell. i like her because she is a strong fighting woman and I like strong women and I think she is truly the strongest woman in the world.
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
I too have thought of that when it comes to Chun-Li and Bruce Lee ever since I have the reference or mention of Bruce Lee in some of the anime such as this:
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Too bad, this only exist in anime and not on the Capcom games D:
And yes, I do agree, she truly is the strongest woman in the world :)
Oh and thanks very much for the fave!
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HY-hyhhy-0123456789 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like the picture :iconthumbsupplz:
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Glad you like it! Don't forget to fave!
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HY-hyhhy-0123456789 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alright :iconpewdiebrofistplz:
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SuperGon-64 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great Work!
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it!
Do you think Chun-Li looks good when she armed with a nunchaku?
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SuperGon-64 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's looks pretty cool to see her with weapons especially nunchaku.
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Indeed! I might make more of Chun Li with her nunchaku, this time with her opponent.
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viniciusmt2007 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice!!! ^_^
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
I suggest you try it out with SFIV Chun Li using nunchuck because that would be something no one has yet to try!
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MightyGoodrum Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconbruceleeplz::iconsaysplz:“Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.”
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nice quote, but would like to see what's your opinion about this pic I've uploaded.
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MightyGoodrum Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it:-). The picture matches your explanation, and Chun-Li summoning her inner Bruce lee with the nunchaku is a nice addition. Only thing I think would improve it would be a different color text at the bottom because it kind of blends in to well and is harder to read, and maybe moved Bruce a tad bit to the right so Chun-Li's finger is not in his face. Those are just little things though:-). As I said, I like it. Its a nice tribute:thumbsup:.
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Actually it's more of an inspiration for Chun-Li than a "inner Bruce Lee". Well I would like to improve but my crappy laptop wouldn't be able to maintain it well.
I might make more of Chun-Li in a unique creative way such as the nunchaku, but in my current situation, I can't do anything to make it unless someone else such as you do it.
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BlazeGTR Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconbruceleeplz::iconsaysplz:WAAAACHAAAAA!!!
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lol!
I thought you going to put what Chun-Li's thought about this D:
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TheToonDevil Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013   General Artist
Happy Birthday Chunny! X3
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes, happy birthday to her! What do you think of my idea where Chun-Li's armed with a nunchaku?
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TheToonDevil Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013   General Artist
Rather interesting. I imagine she's really trying to imitate her hero...or impress. XD
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I thought it's an impression based on this:

:iconchunliplz::iconsaysplz:李小龍哦!我只是崇拜的男人。我曾經有過他的海報掛在我的床上。許多試圖模仿他的能力,但他啟發了我,讓我自己。
雖然我有我自己的那份抄襲後,我的第一場比賽。我經常發現女孩誰看,打我的風格相似。(Bruce Lee Oh! I just adore the man. I had his poster hanging in my bed. Many tried to imitate his ability, but he inspired me to make my own.
Although I have my own share of plagiarism after my first game. I often find girls who look to play my style.)
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TheToonDevil Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013   General Artist
Could be. Didn't we all try to mimic our heroes as kids? XD
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Sgtsoupie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Indeed XD
I wish what Chun-Li's thought about my present including yours...unless of course you want to create it...
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TheToonDevil Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   General Artist
I'm sure Chun-li would find the gifts to her liking. WOuldn't be surprised if she printed your picture out to hang it in her room. XD
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