Mae Young Classic 2018: Toni Storm vs Io Shirai
Ink and watercolor on 22″ x 30″ watercolor paper
After the last three paintings it was sure nice to do one with only two figures on it! This piece highlights the final match of the 2018 Mae Young Classic tournament featuring Toni Storm and Io Shirai. Instead of a typical face-off piece or even an action shot, instead the two combatants are vertical stripes invading each other’s space. I used different approaches for the two as well to hopefully drive that idea home, and leaving it up to you the viewer to decide which one will come out victorious.