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Update:  The picture to the left has a new title and writeup:  'Avatar -100 Greatest Female Fight Pictures.  The original writeup and title still are current with the initial upload: 'Stag At Sharkey's - Redux'.  The following is the writeup for the comments section of a rendering that was uploaded on July 5th, 2009.
‘Stag At Sharkey’s – Redux’.  This is a stunning masterpiece of female combative art, and in my opinion sets such a standard that there may be other’s that perhaps may be its equal, but none that can surpass such a creation.  It has taken almost a year from start to finish to complete this rendering, and it was worth the wait.  It was done by a French artist who goes by the name of MikeG, or as he signs off his latest e-mail to me incorporating my latest tweaks:  Mike.  The framed 4 feet x 3 ½ feet rendering on artists canvas hangs on my house wall.  Redux is from the Latin word ‘reducere’ (bring back) and in English means: ‘brought back, restored’.   In this case the inspiration for this work was another masterpiece painted by the American George Bellows in 1907 titled: ‘Stag At Sharkey’s’.  The same pose, and are you ready for this, the same fight outfits with the same colors, of those two male boxers are hereby brought forward into the 21st Century and updated to a modern boxing ring, with two female boxers in their stead.  And the referee has also been changed to a woman.  After all, this is the era of equal opportunities.  And that is as it should be.  To reiterate, our intent was to try and be faithful to both the pose and spirit of the Bellows work. We have updated the changing American mores by substituting women boxers for men fighters, and yet clothed them exactly as the men depicted in the ring. Concerning the referee, we have evoked a bit of artistic license. As a favor I ask each one of you to please Google: George Bellows 'Stag at Sharkey's' to view the comparison.

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Eating Leather Too’, by Gavin Michelli. What we have here is a major masterwork by a major talent. This is a case whereby art begets art. The model for this rendering was an illustration done years ago by another major talent by the name of Robert A. Moody, who went by: RAM. However, that is what he went by in his early period. Later, when he changed is illustrative style he went by: Rumbler. And that is the name he used when he did the illustration that inspired this painting to be created. I’ll upload the Rumbler work next week. Gavin did an earlier work for me titled: Eating Leather’. Now it becomes clear of how the current title evolved. The college English Majors will immediately pick up on the fact that ‘Too’ should be ‘Two’, since it’s the second picture with the same theme. Well, I’m invoking poetic license here by using: ‘Too’. The original of his work, which is framed and hanging on a wall in my house, measures 2 1/2 feet wide by 2 feet high. From the start the artist and I worked to make this a major work, and one way is to have a ringside crowd watching the action. The previous work he did for me was intended to be more intimate, and as such, smaller; with no crowd. The following was written about the previous work, but much of it is apropos as relates to this one:
“The title is: ‘Eating Leather’, and was created by Gavin Michelli. What we have here is a minor masterpiece by a major talent. Minor, as differentiated from some of the epic masterworks I’ve uploaded onto the ‘DA’ Site. It measures 2 feet x 2 feet square – Not the big 3 footers of the epics. As any woman will lie, size doesn’t matter, and in this case it doesn’t. What does matter is compacted in this tight rendering, and visually rings true about the bloody brutality of female boxing, mixed in with tongue-in-cheek humor (look at the snarl on the Blonde’s face); over-the-top sexuality (forget the bare breasts – look at the excited clits that are outlined in the boxing trunks); great attention to detail (the stitching and laces on the boxing gloves); dramatic POV (Point Of View) of not one, but two boxing gloves heading toward the viewer’s face; and finally the bold colors. I commissioned Gavin to make visual what was in my mind’s eye and he did it magnificently. Needless to say he does commissions and is a joy to work with. His patience is boundless, which has to be, working with me. I’ve never had an artist work for me, I have always tried to have them work with me. This rendering is a perfect example.”
As I said, Gavin does commissions. His Deviant Art Site is: gavinslayer.
Well, ‘Nuff said. So I hope that you ‘Too’ will enjoy this remarkable work. I have. And do. Drew. His Link: gavinslayer.deviantart.com/

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Cunt Punch Kayo: Redux In Color

‘Cunt Punch Kayo: Redux In Color’.  Inked Illustration By:  Jebriodo. Coloration By:  RalviAriyan.

The following is from an earlier writeup of another cunt punch knockout, by the same artist – Jebriodo, but that one was a black and white pencil and ink illustration which I had titled: : '1,700,000 DA HITS:  Cunt Punch KO'.
In that original inked illustration the initial artist and I collaborated on trying to create the best black and white inked render depicting the results of a 'Cunt Punch' that would ever be seen in the annals of combative women.  If we succeeded is open to conjecture, but as far as we are concerned, we hope this should set the standard.

'Between the acting of a dreadful thing,
And the first motion.
All the interim is,
Like a phantasma or a hideous dream.'   Shakespeare:  'Julius Caesar'.

Well, I don't know if hitting below that chain belt is 'The acting of a dreadful thing', as Shakespeare states in what is about to be a foul deed to Julius Caesar, but 'The first motion' of that punch to the Blonde's cunt can be construed as a 'Foul Deed'.  The 'Hideous dream' that was in the mind of the Negress boxer when she saw the opening (Literally the opening of the legs of the Blonde when she was knocked backwards against the boxing ring’s chains; and taking full advantage of that opening slammed a fight ending left glove into her Blonde opponent’s clit.
How this opening came about is the result of the implementation of a boxing cliché: 'The Old 1, 2'.  The Negress had just delivered a solid right uppercut to the base of the jaw of the Caucasian.  (Punch number 1 of 2).  Its power knocked her backwards, and as she fell into the chains she had the sensation that she was going through them and would fall onto the floor.  Instinctually she reached up and grabbed the top chain to keep from falling backwards.  That is when her opponent stepped in and slammed that followup left square into her fully exposed groin. (Punch number 2).
End of fight.

Now to the colored illustration at the top of this writeup:
Here is the visual link to the original black and white (Literally, as the boxers are ‘In Deed’ Black and White) inked and penciled illustration by Jebriodo, the artist.  I titled it:  '1,700,000 DA HITS:  Cunt Punch KO', which I commissioned to commemorate my having hit this milestone of viewership:  LINK: 

1,700,000 DA HITS:Cunt Punch KO by drewhammond

Now we get into the coloration of this masterpiece which I have retitled: 'Kunt Punch Kayo – Redux In Color’:
And it starts with the title.  The title denotes that this painting is a ‘Redux’.  The reason I added ‘Redux’ to the title is because it is from the Latin word, ‘reducere’ which is ‘returning’, or to ‘lead back’.  The original picture was a black and white illustration.  I had an artist friend of mine, who is a colorist, return to the original and color it – Thusly, the ‘Returning’ (Redux).    

There are milestones in life as there are milestones in DA.  Concerning my Main Deviant Art Site (drewhammond), and my DA Group Site (CombativeWomen), every time an additional 50,000 hits are registered, I consider that a milestone and seek to have a picture created in order to visually depict my hitting such an honor.
Back then I passed 1,700,000 DA hits, and this was the work to commemorate it.

Normally I want these milestone renders to be of epic proportions, with a Referee, a trainer at ringside, rows of viewers, and an arena with background lights.  But not this time.  The two of us worked to create a close-up scene of great detail – An intimate setting of two fighters going at it.  I usually like to have my fighters depicted ‘Whole’, by that I mean none of their limbs are truncated.  But in this case we cut off the lower part of their legs in order for more upper body detail.
In actuality, there are two milestones going on here:

The first is I have reached over 1,700,000 DA hits on this DA Site.
But of greater import is the second, which is the artist, Jed Dougherty, and I collaborated to try and create the most erotically combative render between two women boxers in all DA.
As an artist evolves he or she will also face their own artistic milestone.  And it can be a daunting one as they trudge toward the unknown fraught with risk – For in the distance is the promise, or the curse, of one of two momentous results: Failure or Success.
And that is what this artist, Ralvi Lingga Ariyanale, faced when I commissioned him to colorize the original inked illustration.  He is from Indonesia and has a DA Site he calls:  ‘RalviAriyan’.  I consider him an excellent illustrator, and he has a unique artistic style that I really like.  In all of DA, Ralvi is one of the best in depicting combative women.  I wanted the best so I went to the best to do this painting.
Consequently, I had Ralvi return to the original inked black and white illustration and he did a re-do of the picture by coloring it.  Thusly the 'Redux' in the title for the re-do.
As can be seen, he did an astonishing job, and I recommend him highly for any of my viewers who want a commission that will be done quickly at a fair price.  This is an artist who will put the necessary time into a work in order that the result will be exactly to the customer's wishes.
To contact him here is the link to his DA Site:  ‘RalviAriyan’.  LINK: ralviariyan.deviantart.com/
And here is the link to the avatar of the logo of his DA Site:  LINK:  :iconralviariyan:      

The following is the original writeup for the original black and white illustration, that became the basis for its colored re-do: 

Title: '1,700,000 DA HITS:  Cunt Punch KO'.  Illustration by:  Jebriodo
This was an underground ‘Fight To The Finish’ boxing match and it must be understood that both the fighters and their managers agreed beforehand (beforeglove?) with the promoters of this battle that this was a 'Punch anywhere boxing match'.  That is what the small number of ringsiders paid a lot of cash money to see – To view two women attack the other's face, body, and sex with gloved fists.  It seems they got their money's worth.

So what’s going on here?
This is literally and figuratively an ‘Underground Boxing Match’.  It’s taking place in the basement (Literally Underground) of a deserted factory, and has not been sanctioned by the State Athletic Commission (Figuratively Underground), as they are not about to allow women boxers to fight bare breasted in public.
This is the conclusion of a ‘Fight To The Finish’ battle that ends when one boxer has been counted out by the Referee, or quits because she can’t take any more pain.  Ringside judges need not apply.  They will fight by male rules: 3 minute rounds and 1 minute rest periods.
In the beginning, to be a bit biblical, each of the women is devoted to rendering her opponent unconscious (At boxing’s worst), or have her give up because of the horrific pain to her face and body (At boxing’s least).  This is not for sport, but under the table cash; and as such each wants this fight to end as quickly as possible so the winner can take the money and run – So to speak.
Knowing this, the fight was planned by the promoter to be a brutal affair, and to add to the agony they were issued 6 ounce boxing gloves.  Normally fighters wear 8 ouncers, and up.  A 6 ouncer has just enough padding to protect the knuckles, but is small enough to dig deeply into the body or sting the face.  These nasty sized gloves were to appease the ‘Blood Lust’ of a limited number of invited female boxing aficionados who paid a lot of cash money to sit at ringside.

There is a ‘However’ to all this, and it’s more than money.  Ego has a significant influence on why two equally powerfully built and superbly conditioned woman would allow themselves to be subjected to relentlessly pound each other upon face and body with undersized boxing gloves.
The initial motivating factor was ‘In Deed’ that under the table cash purse.  And both women had agreed that this would be a: ‘Winner Take All’ fight.  Since both women would be going all out to finish off the other, this match would eventually degenerate into a contest known by the term:  ‘In Extremis’.  Now, the Latin term ‘In Extremis’ means:  ‘At the point of death’.  Therefore, the promoter had both women originally agree to the winner gets everything and the loser nothing; knowing that they would go at each other to such an extreme that it would degenerate into a literal ‘Battle To The Finish’, and the end result would be the loser would be rendered physically incapacitated by excruciating pain.  Or worse – Via knockout.

Here is where ego raises its ugly head.  The eventual winner, knowing that she is making it painfully clear, that she is the superior woman, and as such will walk out of the fight ring, with the full intent of leaving her totally defeated opponent lying prostrate on the canvas floor.
They may be fighting for money, but in addition this will become a physical contest between female rivals to determine who is the ‘Alpha Woman’.  They may start out by fighting for the pride of being the winner, and in addition, fighting for superiority; but methinks towards the end neither will view this fight as a sporting contest, instead it will degenerate into a battle of humiliation.  As well as physical and emotional destruction of a female rival.
And this is exactly how it is happening, by one humiliating the other by destroying her cunt with a solid punch to her sexual essence.

I consider this as a great POV (Point Of View) of a female boxer who has humiliated a rival fighter by attacking her sex.
Presented here are the results of a 'Cunt Punch Knockout', of such power that the Blonde will drop to the canvas floor, unable to rise because of the agony between her legs, fully conscious of the Referee’s voice counting out her defeat.  We tried to create a unique view of a blow at its moment of impact, and then angled the boxers positions so the viewers will see one of the finest fight enders ever seen in the annals of combative women boxers.  If, we succeeded is open to conjecture, but as far as we are concerned, we hope this should set the standard.

Sorta.

By ‘Sorta’ I mean this cunt punch theme has been done before by Jed and I.  Here’s the background:
In addition to my DA Main Site I also have a 'DA Group Site' which I call: 'CombativeWomen'.  It doesn't get nearly the traffic that this, my 'DA Main Site' gets, and yet it has some wonderful renders by astonishing artists.  Therefore, for them to get more exposure, which they richly deserve, I have set up the same milestone criteria as for my Main Site – Which is to commission a milestone picture when the Group Site has an additional 50,000 DA Group Hits.

When the Group Site passed 150,000 DA Group Hits I went to Jed and commissioned him to do an initial cunt punch ko.  This was the first work he did for me and was uploaded into my DA Group on September 24, 2013.
Here is the visual link to that render I titled: '150,000 DA GROUP HITS:  Kunt Punch KO': LINK: 

150,000 DA GROUP HITS-Kunt Punch KO by drewhammond

So there you have it, two illustrations depicting cunt punches.  One showing the actual blow close up, and the other showing the aftermath of a blow in epic proportions. 

Later I went to that artist, Ralvi Lingga Ariyanale, who is known for his coloration of illustrations, and commissioned him to do the previous illustration:  Here is the visual link of the result which I titled: 'Kunt Punch KO: Redux In Color':  LINK:  

Kunt Punch KO:Redux In Color by drewhammond

Moving on:  As I am wont to do with both my DA Main Site (drewhammond) and DA Group Site (CombativeWomen), I like to celebrate every additional 50,000 DA Hits to either site by commissioning an artist for an original ‘Masterwork’, to make known such milestones.  To that end I commissioned 'Jebriodo', (the name of his DA Site) to create an intimate illustration, as well as another of which I considered epic.

Now, I'm not that big into black and white illustrations.  I like pictures with color.  However, there are some artists like RAM/RUMBLER; Eric Stanton; and Daniel Pascarelli who are astonishing in what they uniquely create in the illustrative art form genre.  Into that Pantheon of illustrators must be inducted Jed Dougherty, the name of the artist who did this superb work.

The following is how these stunning works of art were created.  Below is the writeup I did for the illustration in the Group Site, but in the main is apropos to both pictures:
I was stumbling along surfing DA when I had one of those 'OMG' visual moments.  There are a plethora of art works that will evoke a 'Oh My God' response from viewers, and the following illustration was what introduced me to Jed's work.  On my DA Group Site I was approaching a milestone 150,000 hits and I thought here was an artist who could do something unique for me.  By unique I normally will commission an artist to do a milestone work for me in color, but in this case the illustrative power of his pencilwork was so astonishing I made up my mind to have my first commissioned penciled milestone.  If he had the time to do it?
Here is the visual link to that first impression of his work which caught my attention which he titled: 'Top Amazon Lana':  LINK: Commission: Top Amazon Lana by Jebriodo

I contacted Jed and we worked out a fair deal for both sides.  However, he was busy on other projects at the moment and I told him I would send a number of various POV (Point Of View) poses that taken together and modified into a new creation, we would create of a unique knockout scene.  It would be an illustration of the result of a punch to a woman's clit, and she dropping to the canvas in agony holding her pubes with a unfeeling boxing glove.  Since no picture that was exactly like this had been created, I had to send him a number of various images of what the Referee would look like, and where she was positioned, the position of the two fighters, the trainer throwing in the towel, even down to where the corner post and ropes would be.  All sent as E-Mail attachments.
The first thing that needed to be decided upon was what would the winner of this match look like.  I reviewed all of his illustrations and the following visual link served as the POV which he titled: 'Commission Onyx Triumphant':  LINK:

Commission Onyx Triumphant by Jebriodo
She was to be a powerfully built Negress who would have a large blonde afro, boxing gloves, fight boots, and an invented thong.

When Jebriodo had some spare time he did a preliminary sketch whereby he blocked out where everyone was positioned.  I was astonish of how he got everyone in the precise position on the first pass.  I OKed the sketch and then we chose the image of the defeated fighter.
The following is who we chose.  She would have the same boxing gear as the Negress.  The major modification would be she would have shorter hair.  This was going to be a busy picture, and so we had to simplify it at times to prevent visual overload.  To add contrast to the illustration, she would be Caucasian, but in both cases they would be wearing solid white boxing gloves, again for stark contrast.
Here is the visual link to the picture chosen to serve as the POV for the loser which he titled: 'Red Leaps': LINK:   

Commission: Red Leaps by Jebriodo

The look of the Referee and Trainer was left up to the artist.  Of course he sent advance sketches for my approval before committing them to penciled permanence (If such a thing happens).

After a month of all this back and forth sending of attached sketches to me, and my replying back with innumerable tweaks, here is the result.  Again, I wanted to show the underside of underground boxing, not as a sport, but instead a brutal 'Fight To The Finish', that could only end via knockout.  And both fighters and their managers agreed to such unsportswomanlike rules to win by any way they could in this 'Pay For View' televised topless boxing match in a small arena.  Seems in this act of creation, I invented a new word: 'Unsportsmanlike', and to that end the artist has made that expression visual, and an extraordinary vision it is.

Yesterday the finalized (sorta) work was sent to me.  By 'Sorta', Mister Dougherty asked if there needed to be any more changes.  In my return E-Mail, I stated:  "Jed, my asking you to make changes to this masterwork, would be likened to me asking Leonardo if he would add eyebrows to his 'Mona Lisa'."  And that pretty much sums up how I feel about the stupendous talent of this artist.

Now we come to a different act of creation.  Or in this case the act of invention.  There are all kinds of 'Fight Thongs', but I have never seen one that had a metal triangle, and attached to the left and right side corners a small metal chain that curved upwards around the fighter's hips to the other side to hold up the rear panel of the thong.  At the base of the thong (the V) would be attached a cotton pouch (so to speak) to enclose her 'Mound Of Venus (again, so to speak).

Here is one example of why this work took a month to do.  When Dougherty created this cotton pouch to my very specific specifications, he included a 'Camel's Toe', which I felt was critical.  However being a great artist, he was subtle on displaying the 'Clit Slit' of the Negress.  In the following E-Mail 'Tweak' I stated that I appreciated his subtlety, but in this case I wanted to go over the top and emphasize that the winner was sexually excited and her pubes were bulging with excitement and that ultimately this boxing match came down to sex.  It was her clit versus her opponent's clit, and she got to her opponent's first – And that last punch of the fight destroyed both the Blonde's will to continue fighting, as well as sexually knocking her out of the contest. 

He also does full color pictures. Needless to say, I love his work, and found him to be very accommodating to my wishes.  I drive artists crazy because my exactitude in what I want to see in my commissioned works, but throughout this act of creation, Jed was patient, and quickly responded to my plethora of 'Tweaks'.  Methinks he probably gave another name to those tweaks of mine, but being the gentleman that he is, kept it to himself.

In the beginning, to yet be a bit biblical again, both the artist and I decided to make the attempt to create something that would be visually powerful and display combative energy.
From the outset we decided that in the conclusion of this fight picture it would feature a knockout with the trainer throwing in the towel to stop the carnage.  A move that would moot, because the Blonde would be in no condition to beat the Referee's ten count.  Therefore, the scene would depict utter defeat combined with towering triumph as the winner steps over her downed rival.
Now, this is a view both often done, and well done, by numerous others. Therefore, to stand out, it had to be unique, to be something more. Much more.  I think that 'Kunt Punch' (I'm evoking my poetic license by using the alternative spelling of: Cunt) nails that uniqueness of boxing scene every bit a forcefully as the 'Be all-end all' punch that nailed the Blonde square in her pubes.

This is the result. For this is a ‘Masterpiece Of Epic Proportions’. It’s all here: The conclusion of a tough fight; a dynamic K.O. ending; and a ringside crowd reacting to the knockout.
Everything was done just right. And a lot of time and care went into this render – But that is what it takes to create a masterwork in the first place, and why such epics are so rare.
I could go on, but I’ll let the art speak for itself.

'Nuff said.
Drew

Except to add that I am so very grateful to all my viewers who took the time to wander over to my group site and were responsible for so many hits.

Here is the link to his 'Jebriodo' DA Site:  Link: jebriodo.deviantart.com/
And here is the link to the logo of the avatar of that DA Site: LINK:  :iconjebriodo:

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Archive JON:MMB-Roundhouse Right KO

'Archive JON: MMB – Roundhouse Right KO’.  Rendering by: JON. MMB = Mixed Match Boxing.

Here’s what’s happening.  Earlier in the day the White female Brunette had challenged the White male Brunette to a private underground ‘Fight To The Finish’ boxing match that evening.  He accepted and now it’s taking place in a boxing gym, after it has closed for the day.  The manager agreed to let both fighters use the gym’s boxing ring if he could be the Referee.  To which both said: ‘Sure’.
Although he’s well built, he sure wasn’t suffering from the curse of overconfidence.
In fact he was so confused and distracted by her good looks that he wasn’t able to fully concentrate on his opponent – Which can lead to a speedy disaster in a boxing match.
Spoiler alert:  That is exactly what the modern day Fistic Gladiatrix had planned – And ‘In Deed’ came to pass with this knockout of a blow.  Even if it went the other way and beat her, he still can’t win.  After all he’s a guy who has just punched out a girl.  If she wins, which is just about to happen, then he’s been beaten by a woman.  He loses either way.
And clever gal that she is, she knows that he will finally be faced with this dilemma as both climb into the gym’s boxing ring. 

As mentioned before, this was an ‘UnderGround’ fight.  The major difference is in a ‘AboveGround’ match the women boxers have their breasts covered, often with protective breast cups, and there is no hitting their chest.  While in this ‘UnderGround’ fight the women fight bare-breasted and punches to their chests are allowed – Even encouraged.  In this case, about as distracting as the bare chest, is she is wearing a bikini bottom – No boxing trunks, nor even shorts tonight.     

Now, all of these pictures were once included in a web site that the artist, Jon Tenny, maintained at one time: 'juxvma542.deviantart.com/'
However, he later closed it down.
I was appalled at the possibility of the Deviant Art viewers losing the chance to view these remarkable works of art.  And did something about it.
That being said, and done, I created an ‘Archive’ section in my ‘DA Main Site’ (‘drewhammond’) for the collected works of Jon Tenny – Of whom I consider as one of the great masters of depicting mixed fighting in all of its grim brutality.

The title of this archive folder is: ‘Mixed Matches – The Best Of JON’.  And this specific work of art is 'In Deed' one the best of this superb artist.
Titles aside, this artist is one of the finest creators of ‘Mixed Match Fighting’ ever.  He has also done some ‘Fem Versus Fem’ pictures too, which will also be included.

When the featured render at the top of this writeup was sent to me via E-Mail, the artist did not include a title.  Therefore, I had to create a title in order to give it a better description so that it could fit into this ‘Mixed Match Archive’.  The following is my reasoning, in detail, behind my title: 'Archive JON: MMB – Roundhouse Right KO’.
Firstly, I started with: 'Archive', because that is where this picture is going to be placed – Into an archive of Jon's best works called: ‘The Best Of JON’.  This because I have created an ‘Archive’ section in my ‘DA Main Site’ (‘drewhammond’) for the collected works of Jon Tenny.
Next is:  ‘JON’, because that is who the artist is.
After that, for additional description, I added: 'MMB', the initials for: 'Mixed Match Boxing', because it is a boxing match between two different sexes, and that is the fundamental fact of what this picture is all about, and also what this scene depicts.
Concluding with what’s going on:  A ‘Roundhouse Right KO’.
I can get away with all these title creations or modifications because Jon gave me his written permission, sent via 'DA Notes', that I can create, modify, or change his renders and titles.
While at times I may modify this artist’s titles, or even change them completely, or to create a new title in order to be more informative, and this is one of those times.  What I will not change is my admiration of his artistic genius.
And this the last I'm going to talk about this subject.

Moving on:
In my DA Main Site: ‘drewhammond’ I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.
When selecting an avatar for a group folder it has to be the best of the best because it will represent all of the other renders in that folder.  That is why I have chosen this one, as I consider it a masterpiece in representing both the imagination and attention to detail that Jon Tenny, the artist, brings to all his works.
This astonishing picture is a combination of stunning female beauty and superb masculinity (In actuality both of these two are especially stunning) as they pound away at each other in the grim brutality of a female versus male ‘Fight To The Finish’ – Literally.  And this harsh aspect of mixed match boxing sealed the deal on my choosing this render as the avatar.
The following is the visual link to the avatar of my 'DA Main Site' folder titled: 'Mixed Matches - The Best Of JON', in which all of his renders reside:  LINK: 

Avatar:Mixed Matches-The Best Of JON Folder by drewhammond

What follows is a detailed background for some of the reasons why underground fighting is more fascinating then the aboveground matches:
There are a number of cash only underground industries in this country, and one of them is ‘Underground Boxing’.  There’s cash money to be made in this, and eventually it attracted underground fight promotors.
They developed weight classes and champion titles for these weights.  But expanded it to mixed matches.  And some of these MMB matches became epic battles.  The following is a brief history of one such clash:
And so it came to pass that these underground promoters eventually contacted a female pretender to the underground throne who had previously challenged the male mixed match underground boxing champion to a belowground title fight.  At first she was ignored, and it pissed her off, and she was vocally abusive about it.  After a while he got equally pissed and it degenerated into a grudge match that both wanted.  And that is when a private match was arranged between them.
Much to the chagrin of the promoters, there was no money to be made in this fight, it was to be a private affair to settle new scores between them.
To this end, the Blonde got her wish, and the only difference was no one would be sitting at a paid ringside seat.  No paid, nor unpaid attendance – Not even their significant others.  There would only be three in the boxing ring, the two of them and a female Referee.
The rules would conform to the ultimate underground genre, which is a 'Fight To The Finish' boxing match.  No ringside decision makers need apply for this battle.
Shown here is a snapshot in time, where she’s been trapped against the ropes, attempting a clinch, which didn’t work, and the result is she is receiving a debilitating punch to the chest.
Here is the visual link to that render which I titled: 'Archive JON: MMB – Clinch That Didn’t Work’:  LINK:  

Archive JON:MMB-Clinch That Didn't Work by drewhammond

This picture is what I would term as a ‘Minor Masterwork’ of epic proportions.  Epic doesn’t have to mean a scene on a vast scale.  It can be intimate, and that is precisely the case with this picture.  This is a clinch that defines pain.  It makes visual the face (literally in her face) of pain, and in literature and art and film what is more epic than the depiction of pain.
At this moment of agony is shown a man versus a woman in a brutal boxing match, whereby the outcome has not yet been decided.  Often Jon will create what the English call a: 'One Off', which means it is a singular picture, and many of Jon's renders are also singular in their superb quality.  And that is the case here, as this is ‘In Deed’ a ‘One Off’.
In the beginning, to be a bit biblical, both fighters agreed it will go on, round after round until one quits due to excessive pain, or exhaustion, or worst still, is rendered unconscious.
And that is what eventually happened, one was knocked out – Cold.

Spoiler alert:  This challenge to the reigning male underground champ didn’t go well for his female challenger.  In the next round is depicted the end result:  Here is the visual link to that picture which I titled: 'Archive MMB – Stripped Of Her Dignity KO': LINK: 

Archive MMB:Stripped Of Her Dignity KO by drewhammond 
The background is both contestants agreed that the rules would conform to the ultimate underground genre, which is a fight to the finish boxing match.  The brutal meaning being that there was no limit to the number of three minute rounds, and would end when one could not beat the Referee’s ten count, or one quit because of too much pain, or the Referee stopped the action, because of inaction by one of the fighters, this in order to prevent further damage, or a boxer was no longer able to defend their self.  No ringside decision makers need apply for this contest.  But, it was also understood by all that the main purpose of having a Referee in the ring was to break up clinches and eventually count to ‘Ten’.  Otherwise, stay out of the way and let the fight end via a knockout (Hopefully).  In this case the wish of the female was granted exactly.  Only not as she had expected.

In the aforementioned spoiler alert, she eventually was rendered unconscious.  But worse than that, the defeated Blonde was also been stripped of her dignity, as well as stripped of her thong.  She has been knocked flat on her back as well as also being knocked out of this ‘Fight To The Finish’ underground private mixed boxing match.  This private grudge match fight is over and she’s currently unaware of her loss, and of her humiliation.
The Referee has gone through the motions in her count up to ten, to then award the knockout win to the male boxer.  This is one of those pure ‘Knock Out’ cases whereby the loser has been literally KOed and is unconscious of their loss.

Now, there are three kinds of KOs, one being the loser has been punched unconscious, which this picture depicts; the second is the defeated boxer has been pounded to the canvas and is conscious but can’t get to their feet within ten seconds; and the third is actually called a ‘TKO’, which stands for a ‘Technical Knock Out’.  That is when the Referee steps in and stops the fight because one boxer is no longer able to defend their self and serious damage could occur if the match continued.

A ‘KnockOut’, or ‘KO’, is the ultimate end of any boxing match – Be it male, female, or mixed match.  It is what every boxer strives to inflect upon their opponent.  In all of sports, a KO is the most decisive ending.  The irony is this, the most brutal of sports is often referred to as: ‘The Sweet Science’.
This term became well known via a number of boxing articles that A. J. Liebling wrote and classified as ‘The Sweet Science’, all of which were written by Abbott Joseph Liebling (October 18, 1904 – December 28, 1963) for the prestigious magazine ‘The New Yorker’ from 1951 through 1963 – Right up to his death the same year.  ‘A.J’, which he was known as, was a devotee of boxing and also a great admirer of Pierce Egan, who was a great writer of boxing and published a number of works in what he called: ‘Boxiana’.
Egan chronicled the era of bare-knuckle fighting in England during the early 19th century and described boxing as: ‘The Sweet Science’ because he determined that the successful fighters were the ones who had the intelligence to understand the strategy and tactics of boxing, and as such they usually overwhelmed the ‘Knuckle Dragging’ animalistic brawn of opponents.  He had a clear eye, and as such also coined the more brutal phrase: ‘The sweet science of bruising’.  A.J cited Egan frequently and named his collection: ‘The Sweet Science’ in honor of Egan.

Jon has done a series of pictures depicting different women versus different men in various locales – Be they privately held ‘Underground Matches’ (Both figuratively and literally), or ‘Aboveground Matches’, again both figuratively and literally.

Now, the difference between a regular boxing ring and a regular wrestling ring is a boxing ring has to be built especially for boxing matches – Be they gloved or bare fisted.  The floor is usually wood planked and can only be used for stand up fights.  It is covered with canvas and thinly padded, in order for the boxers to move quickly. The floor of a wrestling ring is also usually wood planked, but is well padded in order to absorb bodies being slammed to the canvas.  A boxing match can be held in a wrestling ring, and the main consequence would be the increased padding will slow down the boxer’s footwork a bit.  However, wrestling matches can not be held in a boxing ring venue, because broken bones will be the result of bodies crashing against those unyielding and unpadded boards.

The following writeup was included when I uploaded one of his other pictures:
Now, the reason for an archive of Jon’s various works is because a few years ago a very talented artist left Deviant Art, for a variety of reasons, none of which I need go into.  When he still had a DA Site, which he called: ‘juxvma542’, from it (with his written e-mail permission) I had uploaded a number of his renderings under the auspices of my Main DA Site 'drewhammond'.  It was a series I called: ‘Masterpieces By Others’.
In addition, I also uploaded some of his other works in my DA Group Site 'CombativeWomen’.  Within that DA Group is a folder titled: ‘Mixed Matches’.  However, this picture is not one of them.  This is the first time that it has been uploaded on any of my DA Sites.

To view some of Jon’s other renders that have been included in my DA Group Site ‘CombativeWomen’.
Here is the visual link to the avatar of that DA Folder ‘Mixed Matches’ that is in that site:  LINK: 

Avatar:Mixed Matches Folder-CombativeWomen Group by drewhammond

When he closed down his DA site all of his works were gone.  My intent was to resurrect them by placing them in an archive, which would allow future DA viewers to see some of the most astonishing pictures of male versus female combat ever created.
And here they are, and this dedicated archive keeps growing because Jon has sent me his favorite works for me to display, as well as followers of Jon have gone into their computers and dredged out their renderings they had stored, and sent them to me for inclusion in this archive.
He had already yanked all of his work from his DA Site when he started transmitting to me most of his images via attachments to my E-Mail, and some didn’t have titles.  And others were also sending me his renders and in a lot of cases they weren't titled either.  And this is one of those cases.

Jon’s artistic oeuvre was wide ranging in that he had created a number of underground mixed match 'Club Fights', some of which were a fistfighting series, also a boxing series, and a wrestling series; all of which were between two opponents of the opposite sex.  And he did the same thing with his aboveground works too.
This is a masterwork of man versus woman boxing, whereby the outcome has not yet been decided.  Often Jon will create what the English call a: 'One Off', which means it is a singular picture, and many of Jon's renders are also singular in their superb quality; and that is the case here.

As is in most of this artist's works, this is a fight to the finish match.  In the beginning, to be a bit biblical, yet again, both fighters agreed it will go on, round after round until one quits due to excessive pain, or exhaustion, or worst still, is rendered unconscious.

As concerns ‘Kayos’, in some of Jon’s mixed boxing works, when there is a KO, and after the Referee’s countup to ten, there will be the announcement of: “Winner by knockout”.  Which is exactly what the ringsiders depicted in some of his pictures (The ones who paid the big bucks in order to see a knockout close up in one of these public and privately held mixed matches).  And then there are the even more private underground matches, restricted to each fighter's significant other, as well as close friends – Depicted in this render.
To conclude on the subject concerning actual knockouts.  If knocked unconscious, the loser won’t hear the Referee's voice declaring he/she has been knocked out of the match – Asleep as they will be.  After it's all over the defeated fighter will surely remember the aftermath of the battle when the loser ‘Comes To’ and reflects upon the humiliation of their loss, because it is likely they'll have a splitting headache.  That afterfight headache pain comes with the territory, so to speak; and is the sort of ending to any of these fight to the finish matches that each combatant fully understands, via the underground rules both fighters had agreed to – By both the male champion and the female challenger.

As he was preparing to close his DA Site I wrote to him:

“Jon, I have started a new series of renderings I consider ‘Masterpieces’ which are not part of my ‘Gallery Of Combative Women’. They will be uploaded one per week and the maximum by any one artist was going to be three. Or so I thought until you added to your ‘DA Site’ a series of bare-fisted mixed match renderings that are staggering in their visual and emotional impact. Therefore, you have made me break all the rules. Consequently, a fifth and final rendering has been added to this series, done by you, and here it is. Because I do not own these images, I need your written permission, via ‘DA Notes’, to display all of your works on my ‘DA Gallery Site’.”

Which he did.

In conclusion, the following writeup was included when I uploaded one of his earlier pictures, and in the main I consider apropos to this one, as well to any follow-on uploads:

"In my opinion a work of art that I would classify as a ‘Masterpiece’ doesn’t have to depict an ‘Epic Scene’. Although, most of the art works I commission are ‘in deed’ epics. A masterpiece can also depict a POV (point of view); or a profound emotion made visual; or a profound thought made visual; or an event with extreme consequences; or a critical decision about to be made, or just made. Or in this case another image by Jon which is quite different from my norm; and what I consider the norm is female versus female – Of which there are many who would not consider this normal at all. Bizarre would be a gentle word of what they would think. Anyway, I digress."

In all this talk about 'Epic', and 'Masterwork', here is the visual link to a stunning piece of artwork that visually combines the words epic and masterwork into one complete whole:  I titled it: ‘MMB – The Phantom Punch: Redux’:  LINK:  

MM-The Phantom Punch:Redux by drewhammond

Since then Jon, and others, have sent me a number of additional superb renderings, and here is another one of them.

A number of viewers have written to me essentially asking, ‘What the fuck is going on here?’  Or, ‘Why are you depicting men and women fighting each other?’  Or going even further with: 'Why do you show women fighting each other?'
Well, the only answer I can give is this:  “You are what you love.  You are not the one who loves you back.”  Which means what you love defines you.  It doesn't matter what others think.  Of great danger is allowing those who love you define you.  It’s wonderful to be loved, but those who love you are human, and as such have human frailties.  If you allow them to define you, then when those frailties come to the fore, and they will – It’s a part of being human, then the hurt can be excruciating.  Sometimes to the point of suicide.

Now to the essential point:  These women have determined to prove to themselves, and to themselves alone, of if they have what we pilots call: ‘The Right Stuff’.  I can tell you that flying an airplane can be scary at times – When weather conditions rapidly deteriorate and you can’t see a damn thing, or having to land on a short runway and there is a 40 mph crosswind, or the ultimate terror, which is your engine quits.  It is those, and a myriad of other aerial situations, when you need the right stuff to not panic, to trust your instruments, and yourself.

And what is the ultimate test of a man or woman’s courage, spirit, body, and endurance?  In a word: War.  And boxing, be it with bare fists or gloves, is fistic war – Almost to ‘In Extremus’.  Actual warfare is both figuratively and literally: ‘At the point of death’, and from the Latin literally means: ‘In the farthest reaches.’
Our current civilization has modified this form of fistic war into a sport.  And ‘Aboveground’ has rules and ‘Belowground’ has none, with ‘Underground’ somewhere in between – Rule wise that is.

But this sport always takes place in some form of ‘Battleground’.  And in the ‘Background’ always lurks that ultimate price of warfare: Death.
Boxing is a dangerous sport and the ghost of death is always near.  In fact I had an artist friend of mine make visual that ghost.
Here is the visual link to that picture I titled: ‘Ghost Of Death - Always Near’. Rendering by: MkG2k7: LINK: 

Ghost Of Death-Always Near by drewhammond
The end result is these women become fistic warriors, and are willing to take a chance on propelling themselves ever forward in order to emerge victorious in this one on one war.  Knowing full well the fickle compass of fortune, or luck, or whatever, can swing against them and the painful consequences would result in their becoming severely battered about the face and body, bloodied, bruised, ultimately beaten into unconsciousness.  Conscripts who are joined in ferocious battles with outcomes that can end badly as they become casualties of war.

It all starts with the sounding of one metallic note, the clang of a steel hammer hitting a steel bell, signaling the beginning of the first round.  It has been said that a boxing match can be viewed as a study of poetry in motion.  Myself, I view it as a novel, each round is a chapter, the ending the denouement.
To some that first ring of the bell is music to their ears, having the same hypnotic effect as the first notes of a Beethoven symphony – Everything else follows from them.  To the end of time. 

Finally, I’m not that big into male versus female fighting, and this site, which is devoted to combative women, reflects that. However, this artist has altered my opinion of mixed matches by a combination of excellent renderings and rather erudite musings as well as superb visual/written descriptions. The reason I chose this second of the two mixed match renderings is again a personal one.  As I said before, I’m rather opinionated, and it takes something like a smack on the side of my head with a baseball bat to get my attention. Sorta like how you get the attention of a jackass with a wood pole whammed on their snout. This rendering got my attention. And my opinion on the subject of mixed matches has changed considerably.”

‘Nuff said.
Drew.

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‘WIP: Defenseless – Gladiatrix Death Pit Fight’.  WIP = Work In Progress

Devil fella (Universe) by Ehsartem 

This is a ‘Work In Progress’ depicting the climax of a battle between two female Gladiatrix in a small Roman arena called a ‘Death Pit’.  These Pits were not for the public, instead they were built so invited Roman guests would be able to look down into the pit to observe close up these deadly ‘Fights To The Finish’.
And this fight is about to be finished.  The Greek Gladiatrix has been beaten backwards against the wall of the pit.  She has been relentlessly attacked by the African Nubian, who has systematically stripped away the Greek’s helmet, shield, and sword by her overpowering strength, tactics, physical speed, and quick reactions.  When she was in Gladiator school her trainers saw, and called her ‘A Natural’.
Meaning a cunning heartless killing machine that is.
The Negress is now advancing to finish the contest.

When I have an artist create a picture for me there are a number of visual steps I take in order for that artist to never be in the dark of what is in my mind’s eye.  It is maddening to an artist in trying to figure out what the Hell is in the head of the person who offered the commission.  Artistic pride dictates that they want to please a paying patron, but they are often left in the dark what is exactly wanted.
Out of kindness, and to save time, I don’t put them in such a dilemma.
The first thing I do is send them, via E-Mail attachment a rough POV (Point Of View).  That way they know the approximate pose of the fighters, the angles, and a bit of the background.
After I receive the first sketch via E-Mail attachment, I proceed with what I call: ‘Tweaks’.  I copy the sketch, pencil in changes, and then return it to the artist for them to incorporate the tweak.
This back and forth sending of E-Mail attachments takes up a lot of time, and that is why it takes around a month to finish a render that is exactly what was in my mind’s eye in the first place.

When viewing this work, there are those who will think it is complete.  I didn’t use the word ‘Finished’, because that expression is reserved for the defeated Greek.  In my opinion, it still needs a little tinkering (more tweaks), and then will be done.  Stay tuned for the ‘Finished Work’.

The following are visual links to various 'Death Pit Fights: 
This first one I titled: 'Hot Button Pictures - Pit Fight': LINK:

Hot Button Pictures-Pit Fight by drewhammond

This one I titled: 'Gladiatrix Fighters Death Pit': LINK: 

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Gladiatrix Fighters Death Pit by drewhammond


This one I titled: 'Masterpieces By Others Nr - 42': LINK: 

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Masterpieces By Others-Nr:42 by drewhammond


This one I titled: '1,300,000 DA HITS: Close Encounter Of The First Unkind': LINK:   

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1,300,000 DA HITS:Close Encounter by drewhammond


This concluding one I titled: 'Archive: Naked Gladiatrix - Death Struggle Most Intimate':  LINK:  

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Archive-Naked Gladiatrix-Intimate Death Struggle by drewhammond

‘Nuff said.
Drew.    

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‘Avatar:  Best Of GunnerSteve3D – DA Site Folder‘.  Render by: GunnerSteve3D.
This is the full title as the DA title block doesn't have enough slots for all the words. 

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem

‘We shall not cease from exploration.
And the end of all our exploring,
Will be to arrive where we started.
And know the place for the first time.’   T. S. Eliot

As an artist evolves he or she will face artistic milestones.  And any of them can be a daunting one as they trudge toward the unknown fraught with risk – For in the distance is the promise of one of two momentous results: Failure or Success.
And that is what Steve, this artist faces – Every time he posts a new render.  He has a DA Site he calls: ‘GunnerSteve3D’ and I consider him one of the finest artists in all DA in depicting combative women. 

In my DA Main Site: ‘drewhammond’ I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.
This folder will hold what I consider some of the greatest combative female illustrations in all of Deviant Art. How many will be added to this Best Of GunnerSteve3D collection, I just don't know.  As time goes by there will be additional masterpieces he has created for others, as well as me – All of which I consider will be timeless in their quality; and as such will be introduced into this folder.
When selecting an avatar for a group folder it has to be the best of the best because it will represent all of the other renders in that folder.  That is why I have chosen this one, as I consider it a masterpiece in representing both the imagination and attention to detail that Steve brings to all of his works.
This astonishing picture is a combination of a stunning beauty as well as the exuberance she shows in her face – The pure joy of knowing that she has just won a tough fight against a worthy opponent.
And that sealed the deal on my choosing this render as the avatar.

GunnerSteve3D titled this superb work of art: ‘Lara Versus Venus Number 43’.  Steve did a series of 44 panels detailing a complete ‘Fight To The Finish’, between Venus Williams and Lara Croft from the very beginning to the knockout of an ending, and this is the 43rd panel.  For this picture to fit into my ‘Best Of’ Avatar, I had to completely change his title to make it more descriptive.  It is now titled:  ‘Avatar: Best Of GunnerSteve3D – DA Site Folder’.  The following is my reasoning concerning this change.
Starting with: ‘Avatar’. Because that is what it has become.
Concluding with: ‘Best Of GunnerSteve3D – DA Site Folder’.  Because it is.
Now, there are times when I’ll modify or change one of this artist’s titles, and this is one of those times.
Although I changed this artist’s title, what I won’t change is my admiration of Steve’s artistic genius.
And that is all I'm about to say on this subject.

What we have here is a Kayo of an ending.  And it is Lara Croft who is the one being knocked out.
Over the years Steve has specialized in creating a number of Lara Croft images in various situations.  And his situational art work of her is varied, as she isn’t always tomb raiding.  Since Angelina Jolie initially portrayed Lara Croft, that is his model – So to speak.  But not literally, as he exercises his artistic license to some degree by reworking her looks for a more ‘Over-The-Top’ presentation.  With the emphasis on: ‘Top’, as his Croft is top heavy, but not overly so.  Try ‘Heavenly So’.  Using the image of his Lara Croft as an artistic foundation, this artist, has created a number of other fighters who are similar in looks, but different in personality.

Normally, when I commission a picture I have an artist do what is in my mind’s eye.  I usually have both of my boxers big, muscular, and mean – In and out of the ring.  Their bodies can take 10 rounds of punches, and arms and shoulders deliver 10 rounds of blows.
But in this avatar those requirements are the exception because I wanted to see pure beauty and Steve displayed it in Venus Williams.
She’s tall, and not that big; but she is quite fit; muscular, but not overly so.  And she’s not mean.  She’s a sweet girl seeking to prove to herself the limits of her courage.  The norm for my fighters is they are in a state of rage and want to hit something or someone.  In boxing they can legally hit someone.
And that rage results in blood.  And bruises.  And swelled closed eyes.  And breasts pounded so bad that the accumulating fluids are oozing from the nipples.
All very unantiseptic.
All this was made moot by Venus being in this picture because the artist brought a vision of both her sweetness of personality to be joined with the sweetness of her victory.  Yep, she’s the winner of this match.

I think the following by Shakespeare is apropos about the situation that Lara Croft finds herself in:

‘I have touched the highest point of all my greatness.
And from that full meridian of my glory,
I haste now to my setting.
I shall fall.
Like a bright exhalation in the evening.
And no man see me more.’    Shakespeare: ‘Henry The VIII’.

‘I shall fall’, and what a fall it was.  As per usual, Shakespeare got it right when it came to combative women.  And it was a roundhouse ‘Right’ delivered by Venus to Lara’s chin that put things ‘Right’, meaning ‘Right’ to the canvas, flat on her back and out of the match. 

Applaud fella (Reactions) by Ehsartem

Now, I’m a writer, not an artist, and as such commission works of art.
Half a lifetime ago I once owned and published and sold illustrated novellas and novels about combative women, and a few mixed match ones under the ‘Brand X Publishing’ nameplate.  As such I sought out the best artists and commissioned them to do the illustrated art work.  Almost all of them I have uploaded on my DA Main Site (drewhammond).

A final aside:
There is the common expression: ‘He; or she; or they; didn’t know what hit them’.  And that is pretty much what happened to the chin of the unconscious Lara.
Here is the visual link to the punch that pretty much ended the fight.  Steve titled it:  ‘Lara Versus Venus Number 36’:  LINK:

Lara Vs Venus #36 by GunnerSteve3D

Thomas Wolfe wrote the following, and I consider it rather apropos concerning this picture at the beginning of this writeup:

‘Like an ignorant young fighter who, having never been hurt, having never tested the full strength of an immense and merciless power, having never been stung by the bitter asp of defeat, having never been made wary by a blow of incredible, unrealizable force, and who thinks in his insolence and pride that he is the measure of all things and will be triumphant in every conflict, so, now, it seemed to him he had been overtaken by disaster, and was fairly, fatally engulfed in an abyss of ruin he had not foreseen.’  Thomas Wolfe; ‘The Web And The Rock’.

What one of the greatest American writers of all time, Thomas Wolfe, wrote in that one sentence (he had a tendency to go on like that) is apropos for one of these boxers.  To be a bit biblical, ‘In the beginning’, both women knew that the end result for one of them would be to be pounded to the floor.  Eventually one would either end down on their knees, or their body flat on the canvas floor.  Either way, she would be engulfed in an abyss of ruin that she had not foreseen.  The defeated fighter may be conscious of her loss, brought down to her knees by such pain that the will to continue will have been pounded out of her; or sprawled out on the floor, unconscious of her humiliating defeat.
The worst nightmare for one has come true and is depicted here in this superb work of gloved fistic art.

Here are the visual links to the two boxers:

The first is Lara Croft awaiting the start of a round against Venus.  Steve titled this excellent render: 'Lara Versus Venus - Panel Number 22':  LINK:

Lara Vs Venus #22 by GunnerSteve3D

The second is Venus Williams who is also awaiting the start of a round against Venus.  Steve titled this excellent render: 'Lara Versus Venus - Panel Number 21':  LINK:

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Lara Vs Venus #21 by GunnerSteve3D

Moving on:
I no longer write nor pay artists to supply illustrations for published illustrated novels that I created decades ago.  The only commissions I pay out are for my DA Site and the DA Group Site.  The following are the two commissions I awarded Steve to create for me:

Here is the visual link to a previous milestone render he did for me – ‘950,000 DA HITS: The Art Of Creation’: LINK: 

950,000 DA HITS:The Art Of Creation by drewhammond
It is an epic masterwork, in that it has it all.  An arena filled with viewers; a boxing ring with the full complement of ropes (Four); a great looking female Referee doing her countup in a professional manner; a great angle of the defeated boxer punched to her knees which allows the title of the picture to be displayed on the soles of her fight shoes; and a winner with ‘Attitude’ on her face.  The viewer knows what she’s thinking:  “You’re mine, bitch.”
A perfect picture for its time – August 25, 2014.  And after that time Steve created a number of perfect pictures.
Almost too perfect.

And here is the visual link to the second milestone render Steve did for me which I titled: ‘1,200,000 DA HITS: The Art Of Creation – Redux’:  LINK:

1,200,000 DA HITS:The Art Of Creation-Redux by drewhammond
The reason ‘Redux’ is in the title is because the first picture Steve did for me was titled:  ‘950,000 DA HITS: The Art Of Creation’.  Now, ‘Redux’ is from the Latin word, ‘reducere’ which is ‘returning’, or to ‘lead back’.  Steve went back to the previous picture and used the winner, Stella, in that render and carried her over to this current render.  Only this time in the re-do, the previous victress has now become the vanquished.
Also carried over from the previous render is a portion of the title: ‘The Art Of Creation’.  Not the act of creation, what we have here is the art of creation.

As mentioned before, this particular artist has a DA Site he calls: ‘GunnerSteve3D’.  And being English reflects in his art work the rich artistic history of that noble race of island people.  And in the doing, makes visual the unique inner vision deep inside his vast soul to bring forth into the light of day a superb talent to pictorially present all that is noble in action and spirit in combative women.  All sorts of fighters who are willing to literally lay bare their bodies in order to display their deep courage to push themselves to the limit – And beyond.  A willingness to accept time after time a undue amount of horrific pain in order to present an unrelenting desire to not only seek victory and glory, but to reveal their very inner souls in their quest to not only win, but to prevail.

Da Vinci Fella (Artists) by Ehsartem

‘Nuff said.
Drew.

Except to add, here is the link to the DA Site of ‘GunnerSteve3D: LINK: gunnersteve3d.deviantart.com/
Steve does have an 'Adults Only' website Blog, and here is the link to that site: LINK: www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…
Finally, here is the logo to the avatar of his DA Site: LINK: :icongunnersteve3d:

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Angels Bearing A Fallen Gladiatrix To Heaven

‘Angels Bearing A Fallen Gladiatrix To Heaven’.  Painting by: William Adolphe Bouguereau. 

Angel fella (Universe) by Ehsartem

‘For I am now ready to be offered.
And the time of my departure is at hand.
I have fought the good fight.
I have finished my course.
I have kept the faith.’   2 Timothy 4:6-7 KJV

This is one of the most beautiful paintings I have ever seen.  In fact I consider it rather heavenly.
It was painted by a French artist: ‘William Adolphe Bouguereau’ in 1878 and the original resides in the ‘Perigord Museum Of Art’ in France.
William titled the work: ‘Soul Carried To Heaven’.  He lived from 1825 to 1905 and was a rather prolific painter, in that time period he created about 822 finished works of art.

About the word: ‘Gladiatrix’ being in the title:
A ‘Gladiatrix’ is a female Gladiator.  The word is a modern term for a woman gladiator of ancient Rome. Like their male counterparts, woman gladiatrices fought each other in arenas, often to the death in order to entertain audiences at various games and festivals. Needless to say, they were considered an exotic rarity by the Roman mob.  However, the Roman elite knew full well of them as their exploits have been found in some accounts written by members of Rome's intellectuals.
Not all of them were slaves and forced to fight.  There were a number of them who volunteered to be trained in gladiator schools, this in order to obtain a Roman sponsor, who would bet on her to win.  If she lasted long enough, and won enough, the sponsor would have to show his appreciation by paying her off with enough money that she could retire from such brutal combat.
As such some were held in high regard, and this painting depicts in a noble way, a Gladiatrix who has lost her life in the arena and is being carried heavenwards by two Angels to Heaven.

The following is a visual link of a render which shows a fallen Gladiatrix held by a Gladiator, and he is offering her up to the Gods. 
I titled this superb work of art: ‘Victory Without Honour’. Rendering by: Roboman28':  LINK: 

Victory Without Honour by drewhammond        

‘Nuff said.
Drew.

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Archive-Best Of GunnerSteve3D:Mbali Kayo's Stella

‘Archive – Best Of GunnerSteve3D: Mbali Kayo’s Stella’.  Render by: GunnerSteve3D. **

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem

Steve, the artist, is a friend of mine and I consider him one of the finest artists in all of Deviant Art in depicting combative women.  He has a DA Main Site which he calls: ‘GunnerSteve3D’.
I recently wrote to him and asked his permission to create an archive of the ‘Best Of GunnerSteve3D’, which he graciously agreed to.  In the note to him I stated it was a new series of ‘Character Cards’ that was the tipping point of why I wanted to feature his works in a DA archive folder.  This latest Character Card is both clever and unique.
Here is the visual link to that Seventh (7th) Character Card render which continues to add to this archive folder.  I titled it: ‘Archive – Best Of GunnerSteve3D: Mbali Character Card’:  LINK: 

Archive-Best Of GunnerSteve3D:Mbali Character Card by drewhammond
The following is how Steve feels about this Character Card series which he uploaded onto his DA Main Site on January 15, 2017.  It is from his ‘DA Artists Comments’ section:   

Title:  ‘Mbali Character Card’:  “I have been wanting to do a card like this for ages and have spent way to long mucking about with this!!  Hopefully it look's half decent;)
I thought it would be good to have a few stats...Might add some more if anybody has any ideas (comment below) **UPDATED**
Production Credits:  Made In Daz Studio 3~Reality2~Luxrender.
Thanks for the look.”

And that’s it.  Now there is a man of few words.  Especially rare for an artist.
And yet, upon reflection, it does say a lot – Pictorially that is.  So what else need to be said?

Now to the featured picture depicted at the top of this writeup which I have titled: 'Archive - Best Of GunnerSteve3D: Mbali Kayo’s Stella'.
Steve uploaded this render onto his DA Main Site on January 17, 2017.
This is a rare bout for Steve to create, because he doesn’t do many interracial boxing matches.
But I do. 
By ‘Interracial’ that means it is a boxing match between two women of different races.  In this case it is the Mulatto from Soweto, South Africa versus a Caucasian from Alta, Norway.
Normally a lot of artists like to feature interracial fights because of the color contrast – As do I.
In this case the international ‘Interracial Boxing Match’ is between two women, from two different continents (Africa and Europe), who are both in the ‘Heavyweight Division’ – Literally.
Mbali is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 199 pounds.
Stella is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds.

Here is the visual link to the 'Stella Character Card', who is her opponent in this boxing match: LINK: 

Archive-Best Of Gunnersteve3D:Stella Character by drewhammond 

During prior occasions when I uploaded some of his pictures, I stated he was an artist of few words, but that is not the case here.  The following is from his ‘DA Artists Comments’ section:

Title: ‘Mbali’:  “A new girl explodes onto the GunnerSteve3D boxing scene; taking out everyone in her way starting with Stella – Who never stood a chance!
Please welcome MBALI.  All that is known at the moment is that she hails from Soweto, South Africa and she's tough....  Real tough!
A brand new series of brutal boxing renders to start 2017....enjoy!
Made In Daz Studio 3~Reality2~Luxrender.”

Applaud fella (Reactions) by Ehsartem

In his uploads, he is often succinct in his verbiage, which is the case here – Trusting that the art work will speak for itself.  Which it, and he, often does; and has the talent to find a way of creating great works, some of them grand works of art, all of which speak most eloquently for themselves – Visually.  And in the main, they tell us a lot.  No descriptive words need be added, and I’ll leave it at that.

The artist titled this action render: ‘Mbali’.  However, in order for it to fit in the Best Of Steve folder I had to modify his title to:  ‘Archive – Best Of GunnerSteve3D: Mbali Kayo’s Stella’.  The following is my reasoning for the change:
Starting with: ‘Archive’, because that is where this picture is going – Into an archive.
Next is the name of the archive:  ‘Best Of GunnerSteve3D’.
After that the first boxer, from his title: ‘Mbali’.
Concluding with what just happened:  ‘Kayo’s Stella’.
In times past, and in times future, I am inclined to tinker with a number of Steve’s titles. By that I mean there may be times when I’ll modify or change the title of one of Steve’s superb renderings.  And this is one of those times.  But what I will not modify is my admiration of his considerable artistic genius.

Steve is English, and being English reflects in his art work the rich artistic history of that noble race of island people.  And in the doing, makes visual the unique inner vision deep inside his vast soul to bring forth into the light of day a superb talent to pictorially present all that is noble in action and spirit in combative women.  All sorts of fighters who are willing to literally lay bare their bodies in order to display their deep courage to push themselves to the limit – And beyond.  A willingness to accept time after time a undue amount of horrific pain in order to present an unrelenting desire to not only seek victory and glory, but to reveal their very inner souls in their quest to not only win, but to prevail.

Finally, Steve does commissions when he has the time.  He did two for me and here are the visual links to them:

The first one I titled: ‘950,000 DA HITS: The Art Of Creation’: LINK: 

950,000 DA HITS:The Art Of Creation by drewhammond

Later Steve and I collaborated on another masterwork:
Here is the visual link to that second one which I titled: ‘1,200,000 DA HITS: The Art Of Creation – Redux’.  LINK:  

1,200,000 DA HITS:The Art Of Creation-Redux by drewhammond

Both of them are epic masterworks.  They have it all – Stunning knockouts, great looking female Referees, plenty of ringsiders, and backgrounds.  This is the kind of quality art work he does for a fair price and completes each work on time.

‘Nuff said.
Drew.

Except to add, here is the link to the DA Site of ‘GunnerSteve3D: LINK: gunnersteve3d.deviantart.com/
Steve does have an 'Adults Only' website Blog, and here is the link to that site: LINK:  www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…@

Finally, here is the logo to the avatar of his DA Site: LINK: :icongunnersteve3d:

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Archive-Best Of GunnerSteve3D:Mbali Character Card

‘Archive – Best Of GunnerSteve3D: Mbali Character Card’.  Render by: GunnerSteve3D.

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem 

Steve, the artist, is a friend of mine and I consider him one of the finest artists in all of Deviant Art in depicting combative women.  He has a DA Main Site which he calls: ‘GunnerSteve3D’.
I recently wrote to him and asked his permission to create an archive of the ‘Best Of GunnerSteve3D’, which he graciously agreed to.  In the note to him I stated it was this series of ‘Character Cards’ that was the tipping point of why I wanted to feature his works in a DA archive folder.  This latest Character Card is both clever and unique – Sorta.  More on that later.
Anyway, here is the seventh (7th) ‘Character Card’ render that continues to add to this archive folder.
The following is how Steve feels about this Character Card series which he uploaded onto his DA Main Site on January 17, 2017.  It is from his ‘DA Artists Comments’ section:

Title:  ‘Mbali Character Card’:  “I have been wanting to do a card like this for ages and have spent way to long mucking about with this!!  Hopefully it look's half decent;).
I thought it would be good to have a few stats...  I might add some more if anybody has any ideas (comment below) **UPDATED**
Production Credits:  Made In Daz Studio 3~Reality2~Luxrender.
Thanks for the look.”

Well, Steve asked for ideas, and he got one.  From me.  The following comment by me is from his ‘DA Main Site Viewers Comments section: 

From:  drewhammond – May 6, 2016:  “OMG, Steve, great idea.  Sorta like the series that Majorfann is doing on his own DA Site.  Each of your two series will be great in their own unique way.  The following is a visual example is how he did his series.  Like Mbali, this one is also a Black boxer:
'Archive-Wallpaper Fighters Number 6: Alyce’: Visual LINK: 

Archive-Wallpaper Fighters Number 6:Alyce by drewhammond
The difference is Mbali is African, from Soweto, South Africa.  Because of her light color, I would assume she is a ‘Mulatto’ (Half White, Half Black), while Alyce is an African-American, and both parents were American Blacks.
As a suggestion, since you made the mistake of asking.  I would suggest you add above the Character Card’s speed/power/etc. block, another block (There is room to fit).  It would show her physical stats.  As to stats I would suggest Mbali be 6 feet 1; and weigh about 199 pounds.  However, I'm sure you've already determined those to your own liking.
Superb concept, congrats, Drew.”

Reply from:  GunnerSteve3D – May 6, 2016:  “Thx Drew...  That's a cool idea with height and weight...  Your suggestion for Mbali's weight/height will be, as with the Lara Card, the starting point;).
Majorfann's picture is cool:)

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Thanks, Steve.”

Reply from: drewhammond – May 7, 2016:  “Your concept is equally cool and equally unique.  As the French say:  'Vive La Différence'.  And I'm all for that.  Your good friend, Drew.”

Why the DA format is so much fun, as well as informative, is the give and take in the ‘DA Viewers Comments’ section.  Take for example, the following series of comments concerning this render:

From: bozeeke – January 17, 2017:  “A beautiful monster.”

From: Fan1ofSinclair – January 17, 2017:  “She is certainly a very powerful beauty!”

After I upload a 'Character Card', I do a follow-on of that character in action.  Here is the visual link to Mbali in action, which I titled 'Archive - Best Of GunnerSteve3D: Mbali KO's Stella:  LINK:

Mbali by GunnerSteve3D

Moving on:
Lara Croft is one of Steve’s favorite characters and this is a superb artist who has specialized in creating a number of Lara Croft images in various situations.
And his situational art work of her is varied, as she isn’t always tomb raiding.  Since Angelina Jolie initially portrayed Lara Croft, she has become his model – So to speak.  But not literally, as he exercises his artistic license to some degree by reworking her looks for a more ‘Over-The-Top’ presentation.  With the emphasis on: ‘Top’, as his Croft is top heavy, but not overly so.  Try ‘Heavenly So’.  Using the image of his Lara Croft as an artistic foundation, Steve has created a number of other fighters who are similar in looks, but different in personality.
Steve has often depicted Lara Croft as a boxer and it so happens that the following is the very first picture that I ever saw of Steve’s renderings, and is still a favorite of mine.  And it is quite apropos for this writeup. 
Here is the visual link to what I consider one of Steve’s astonishing masterpieces, and one of the greatest pictures in all of DA, which he titled: ‘Lara359’: LINK:  

Lara359 by GunnerSteve3D

The background of this knockout (Literally and figuratively) of a picture is the downed boxer is another of his superb creations he named: ‘Stella’.
This is one of the most astonishing POVs of a female boxer I have ever viewed.  I see her as a ‘Tower Of Power’.  Only in this case Lara has brought this towering tower of power down – Like flat onto the canvas.
Here is the visual link to the other boxer Stella.  He titled this render: ‘Fighter’:  LINK: 

Fighter by GunnerSteve3D

And it is Stella that Mbali knocks out. 

Steve is English, and being English reflects in his art work the rich artistic history of that noble race of island people.  And in the doing, makes visual the unique inner vision deep inside his vast soul to bring forth into the light of day a superb talent to pictorially present all that is noble in action and spirit in combative women.  All sorts of fighters who are willing to literally lay bare their bodies in order to display their deep courage to push themselves to the limit – And beyond.  A willingness to accept time after time a undue amount of horrific pain in order to present an unrelenting desire to not only seek victory and glory, but to reveal their very inner souls in their quest to not only win, but to prevail.

The artist titled this Character Card render: ‘Mbali Character Card’.  However, in order for it to fit in the Best Of Steve folder I had to modify his title to: ‘Archive – Best Of GunnerSteve3D: Mbali Character Card’.  The following is my reasoning for the change:
Starting with: ‘Archive’, because that is where this picture is going – Into an archive.
Next is the name of the archive:  ‘Best Of GunnerSteve3D’.
Concluding with his original title: ‘Mbali Character Card’.
In times past, and in times future, I am inclined to tinker with his titles. By that I mean there may be times when I’ll modify the title of one of Steve’s superb renderings.  And this is one of those times.  But what I will not modify is my admiration of his considerable artistic genius.

Finally, Steve does commissions when he has the time.  He did two for me and here are the visual links to them:

The first one I titled: ‘950,000 DA HITS: The Art Of Creation’: LINK:  

950,000 DA HITS:The Art Of Creation by drewhammond

The second one I titled: ‘1,200,000 DA HITS: The Art Of Creation – Redux’.
Here is the visual link to that second one:  LINK:  

1,200,000 DA HITS:The Art Of Creation-Redux by drewhammond

Both of them are epic masterworks.  They have it all – Stunning knockouts, great looking female Referees, plenty of ringsiders, and backgrounds.  This is the kind of quality art work he does for a fair price and completes each work on time.  

‘Nuff said.
Drew.

Except to add, here is the link to the DA Site of ‘GunnerSteve3D: LINK:  gunnersteve3d.deviantart.com/
Steve does have an 'Adults Only' website Blog, and here is the link to that site: LINK:  www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…

Finally, here is the logo to the avatar of his DA Site: LINK: :icongunnersteve3d:

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1,950,000 DA HITS-Lola Kayos Alyce-Underground

‘1,950,000 DA HITS: Lola Kayos Alyce – Underground Boxing’.   Rendering by: Majorfann.  (EC)
This is the full title as the DA title block doesn't have enough slots for all the words. 

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem

‘No man is an island, entire of itself.
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend's,
Or of thine own were.
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls.
It tolls for thee.’   John Donne 1624 poem:  ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’. 

This is one of the most beloved, as well as profound poems ever written.
As concerns this picture, the poem has two meanings.
The first is a boxing match takes place in a confined area.  There is no escape from the bout, the ropes hem you in.  If extended to its ultimate, and brutal conclusion, a boxing match will result in one fighter lying prone on a canvas floor and being counted out of the contest by the Referee; and the standing boxer making her earned escape by first walking away and then slipping through the confining ropes.
It is an intimate contest, fists slamming into an opponent’s face and body – Those fists only enclosed in a thin layer of padding and leather covering.  Only a wrestling match is a contest that is more physically intimate.
To paraphrase Donne: ‘No woman is an island.  Each woman is a piece of the struggle – Times two.
The second part is about the Referee.  Again, taken to its ultimate conclusion, and again to paraphrase Donne: ‘Don’t ask for whom the countup tolls, it tolls to ‘Ten’ – The number of seconds needed to end the contest.
It is at this moment in a boxing match that the drama is most intense.
The third person in a boxing ring is a modern day English poet – John Donne in a black and white striped referee’s shirt tolling out the countup, second by second, to its concluding ‘Ten’. 

All the while, the suspense of those sitting at ringside, all of whom are directly viewing the downed boxer, who is trying her best to beat the count and get back onto her feet in order to continue to courageously keep on punching.
Ah, the drama of novels writ.  And movies made.

There are milestones in life as there are milestones in DA.  Concerning my Main Deviant Art Site, every time an additional 50,000 hits are registered, I consider that a milestone and seek to have a picture created in order to visually depict my hitting such an honor.
I have now passed 1,950,000 DA hits, and this is the work to commemorate it.
To that end I went to my good friend, and even better artist, J. Anthony,  

There is precedent:
He did it before.  And in the doing also featured Lola. 

It was way back in June 6, 2012, when I uploaded the first ‘DA HITS’ picture that the two of us collaborated on.  I titled it: ‘650,000 DA HITS – The Parting Shot’.
Here is the visual link to that epic masterpiece of combative women artwork:  LINK:

650,000 DA HITS-The Parting Shot by drewhammond
In both cases JA (The term I give for J. Anthony, the artist) and I, from the getgo decided that his Blonde creation would be the winner of the match.
In the first one it would be one Caucasian, the Blonde Lola, defeating another Caucasian, who is also one of his creations, the Brunette Jane.
Here is the visual link to Lola:  LINK: 

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Archive-Wallpaper Fighters Number 4:Lola by drewhammond

And here is the visual link to Jane:  LINK:

Archive-Wallpaper Fighters Number 23:Jane by drewhammond

In the second picture, this one, it would again be the Caucasian Lola, but her defeated opponent would be another of his creations, the Negress Alyce.
Here is the visual link to Alyce:  LINK: 

Archive-Wallpaper Fighters Number 6:Alyce by drewhammond

In this new picture we wanted color contrast between the fighters – Literally and figuratively.  Literally it would be a match between the races, however, both American.  That is: ‘American-American’ (White) versus ‘African-American’ (Black).  Figuratively it would be a ‘Black And White’ picture – Sorta.  The following term would be more apropos: ‘Black Versus White’.  And yet this is picture that is in color, and also a number of those depicted in it who are of: ‘Color’.  Ah, the subtleties of the English language.
Now, neither one of us wants to stir up controversy, but there will be some thin-skinned DA viewers who will take umbrage of us depicting a White woman defeating a Black woman.  And the opposite umbrage will also occur with those who are PC (Politically Correct), questioning why don’t we show a Black knocking out a White.  These days, during the polarization of American society, everyone seems to have an agenda.  Therefore, artists have come to realize that they can’t satisfy everybody, so they do what they creatively need to do.  Simply put, in our case: It’s for color contrast – Period.        

Moving on:
In both renders it was meant to be a ‘Glamour Picture’, which on the face of it is normally a contradiction in terms. How can a picture of two women boxers, who are all sweaty and bruised and punching each other senseless, be considered glamorous? Well, here is that contradiction made visual, and if one is searching for one word to describe this visual phenomenon, try: ‘Beautiful’. Nothing quite like this has been done before and as such each one of these renders is rather unique.
Now, is there precedent? Well, sorta.  A literal ‘Glamour Shot’ of a picture depicting a female boxer was created some time ago. Say 50 years ago, and when it first appeared it caused quite a sensation. It was an advertisement by the Maidenform Bra Company and in 1961 ran in a number of magazines and was titled: ‘I dreamed I was a knockout in my Maidenform bra’. Here is the visual link to that ad: LINK: Hot Button View: Fantasy Boxing by drewhammond
That painting of such a stunning work of art was the inspiration for the two Lola pictures. 

So what’s going on here with this current picture?
Simply this:
In their own contrasting way, both Lola and Alyce are beautiful women.  And they know it.  And they know each other as they both work for the same company.  Working for a small company there aren’t a lot of employees, and both women wanted to be ‘The Queen Bee’.  They didn’t hate each other, but they were equal rivals, and where females are concerned, a rival is a cause for concern.

And action.

And reaction.

To settle this simmering conflict some of their female coworkers suggested a way to resolve this feud.
A number of them worked out at an all female gym, including the two who were badmouthing each other.  In the back was a portable boxing ring, and they proposed to both rivals that they take their dispute, which was becoming onerous, and move it to the confines of that gym’s boxing ring.  Gloved fists would settle the matter once and for all.
After jointly hearing the proposal, each thought they ‘Could Take The Other’.  Whereupon did both make it verbally known.     

And at that moment is where the Greek expression for arrogance raised its ugly head.  It’s called: ‘Hubris’ and describes someone who has extreme arrogance, or foolish pride or has dangerous over-confidence.  Because of their looks, and intelligence, these two women are not used to hearing the word: ‘No’.  They being only human, such attention can turn a girl’s head.  And both of these women were head turners.  A trait, turned to belief, that can be dangerous.
The reason such thinking can be dangerous is because Shakespeare identified such a trait in his play ‘Hamlet’, and after 400 years has been refined to become known as a ‘Shakespearian Fatal Flaw’.
And these two were cursed with it.   

In his ‘Tragic Plays’ Shakespeare has his core character cursed with that flaw, and ultimately at the end of the play results in their death.
The genius of Shakespeare, like no other author, before or since, (With the exception of Yahweh, and you have to go to the ‘Old Testament’ to peruse writing that is literally divine literature), has his various tragic protagonists afflicted with a defect in their personality that would be considered a normal human emotion, or at its worse, a bit dark – Like jealousy, or envy, or even anger.  Normally not crippling traits – We all get pissed off at times with our boss, a parking ticket, even with our significant other.  But such mild darkness, even irritants, taken to their extreme can directly lead to a person’s tragic downfall – If acted upon.
For example, here are two Shakespearian characters, each of whom have this fatal flaw, that on the surface would seem innocuous; a human frailty that should not be harmful nor injurious to themselves or others.
At one extreme of action is Romeo, who is impulsive.  He is still in his teens, and impulsiveness at that age can be deadly.  This because similar to a lot of teenagers, Romeo doesn’t look ahead and think through the consequences of his actions.  In the play ‘Romeo And Juliet’ those impulsive consequences are tragic.
At the other extreme of action, which in the play ‘Hamlet’, is inaction. This because Hamlet is a brooder, and as such broods over which action to take.  His indecisiveness and inability to commit to any course of action also ends in tragedy.
Romeo’s fatal flaw, his impulsiveness, resides at one end of the action spectrum; while Hamlet’s tragic flaw, his inability to decide on any form of action lives at the opposite side of this emotional spectrum.
In his ‘Hamlet’, Shakespeare profoundly speaks about this ‘Vicious Mole Of Nature’:   

‘So oft it chances in particular men,
That for some vicious mole of nature in them.
As in their birth.
Wherein they are not guilty,
Since nature cannot choose his origin.
That these men, carrying, I say.
The stamp of one defect.
Their virtues else be they as pure as grace.
As infinite as man may undergo.
Shall in the general censure take corruption,
From that particular fault.
The dram of evil,
Doth all the noble substance of a doubt.
To his own scandal.’       Shakespeare:  ‘Hamlet’. 

And so it came to pass, that the gym’s manager, agreed to rent the portable boxing ring to the group after closing hours, and would do it for free if she could be the referee.
To prepare for the match both Lola and Alyce hired a personal boxing trainer.  Each trainer had one month to get their fighter ready for the 'Big Bout'.
When Alyce was knocked out, her trainer can be seen working past the confining chains and heading toward her downed fighter. 
And this picture reflects the final result.  The brutal truth of ‘Hubris’ made painfully visual. 

As an aside, the following is the writeup I wrote for the initial render that featured Lola when we collaborated on our first commission, which I titled: ‘650,000 DA HITS’:
The artist, J. Anthony, whose DA Site is called: ‘Majorfann’ created a character fashioned after Marilyn Monroe.  However, it was no copy of Marilyn, as she was only the inspiration; and Majorfann used both his considerable talent and artistic license to render his own distinctive version of a ‘Blonde Bombshell’.
JA called her: ‘Lola’, and when I first saw her I wanted to feature her in an original rendering of one of my pictures commemorating my hitting one of my 50,000 DA HITS milestones on my DA Site.
I found ‘Lola’ to be one of the most stunning women ever created by anyone in the Deviant Art community and needed to be showcased.  When I brought that up with JA, he agreed, and that is how she became our joint first example in an epic picture.
Most often a vision of a picture first starts out in the mind’s eye, and only after it’s created is a title attached to it. However, in this case all that is reversed. The title ‘The Parting Shot’ came to mind first and then I sought out a way to make it visual. Lola had to be the centerpiece of the picture and that is why I approached Majorfann. Together, we came up with a scenario whereby on the left side would be another fighter who has been completely knocked out of the fight and is hanging on the ropes. She will either be counted out by the referee with the rope still supporting her, or she will fall to the canvas. Either way, before that happens, Lola is shown delivering the last punch of the fight – To then walk away to her corner. Thusly ‘The Parting Shot’. Or blow, or punch, or what have you. It is an underhanded (underfisted?) punch, crawling with meaning. Foremost it is a contemptuous blow. As can be seen, the Blonde is unmarked, signifying she wasn’t in a tough fight. Consequently that final blow is to show her contempt for the other fighter’s lack of boxing prowess. Secondly, that glove is slamming into the essence of her opponent’s femininity, clearly showing that Lola is the better woman.
I could go on, but you get the idea.

Majorfann and I go back a long ways.  The deep friendship and mutual admiration runs deep.  A while back he started a clever series of renderings he called: 'Wallpaper Fighters'.
This is the the visual link to the avatar of the folder which contains all of all those Wallpaper Fighters:  LINK:

Avatar:Wallpaper Fighters Series Folder-Majorfann by drewhammond

And in this avatar, it is Alyce who is on the winning side as she is overwhelming her opponent Joan.  Those of us who follow Majorfann's DA Site, all love Alyce.  Her spunk is a particular favorite of ours.

In my DA Main Site: ‘drewhammond’, I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.
This render is one which was created by J. Anthony, who has a DA Site he calls: ‘Majorfann’.  In his vast oeuvre of fighting women pictures I had to select an avatar for this group folder and it has to be the best of the best because it will represent all of the other renders in that folder dedicated to his ‘Wallpaper Fighters Series’.  That is why I have chosen this one, as I consider it a masterpiece in representing the drama of ‘Underground Boxing’ taking place in the boxing ring of a boxing gym after it was closed for the evening, but rented for this after hours private match.
Both boxers know about and accepted the brutality of a ‘Fight To The Finish’ – Literally, in that both fighters understood that this boxing match was going to be a knockout of a battle – Again literally.  As such, each had a score to settle with the other, and both were determined to go all out to render their opponent unconscious – At worst.  Or pounded to her knees and counted out – At best.  No winner by decision – This.
It’s the duality of ‘Yin And Yang’ made visual in the depiction of this Black Versus White (Instead of the normal ‘B&W’ Black And White picture) in this ‘Woman Of Color’ in a color picture.
It is the intense facial concentration of Alyce as she is smashing past the defenses of Joan in order to slam a stunning punch to the face that sealed it for me that this was to be the avatar.
Here’s the background of this superb rendering:
JA titled this render: ‘Alyce Versus Joan – 5’.  He uploaded it on his Majorfann Da Site on December 10, 2008.  It is panel 5 of a total of 9 panels depicting a fight to the finish boxing match between the Caucasian Joan and the Negress Alyce.  This series, from the start to its knockout of a finish, is in a folder he called: ‘Cougars and Kittens - Alyce v Joan’.          

In conclusion, I am so very grateful to all my viewers who took the time to wander over to my site and were responsible in my going so far so fast. I mean, who would have thunk it – 50,000 additional solid hits (figuratively) every couple of months.  Now closing in on a total of two million hits.

‘Nuff said,
Drew.

Except to add, here is the link to majorfann’s DA Site: majorfann.deviantart.com/
Also here is his DA avatar link: :iconmajorfann:

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Knowing When To Back Off

‘Knowing When To Back Off’.  Rendering by: MerlinKing.  (046)

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem

The expression ‘Knowing When To Back Off’ has a double meaning in boxing.
The first is when a Referee tells a standing boxer to: ‘Proceed To A Neutral Corner’.  This occurs when one fighter has been knocked to the canvas and the Referee is about to do a ‘Countup’.  He, or she, doesn’t want the standing boxer to be hovering close by as the count begins.  Obviously there are four corners in a boxing ring, and two of them are for each of the combatants and their cornermen (or cornerwomen), and the other two corners are unoccupied and as such ‘Neutral’.  The standard dimensions of a boxing ring range from 16 to 22 feet per side (The length of the ropes from corner to corner).  So a neutral corner is a good distance from what is happening at midring.
The second meaning is when a standing boxer is close by a fallen opponent, it’s damn intimidating to a fighter who has to look almost straight up at the person who just pounded them to the canvas. Referees know this and want the downed fighter to concentrate on making a decision to get up before the count reaches 10.  There was a time when a fighter would hover over a flattened opponent, but ring etiquette now dictates moving to the neutral corner.

As to the picture itself:
This is an artist who is a master of the POV (Point Of View).  He has the ability to imagine a scene in his ‘Mind’s Eye’, and then has the artistic megatalent to make it visual.
Here is yet another masterwork from an artist who calls himself: ‘Merlin’, and has a new DA Site he calls: ‘MerlinKing‘.
And he put one of his latest creations there.
And here.  It’s all here - The conscious and the unconscious, the ‘Yin And Yang’ of female boxing made for all to see.  The pathos for a fallen fighter, contrasted with the arrogance of the standing winner.  The defeated opponent is not even aware of the symbolic humiliation of the stance of the victoress at the far side of the ‘Squared Circle’.

The essence of Yin And Yang is what initially seems to be opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary.  In a physical way, both women are ‘In Deed’ interconnected as well as interdependent, in that both boxers are committed to a confined area called a ‘Boxing Ring’.  There is no escape from the enclosing ropes which define the physical limits of all four sides. They stand or fall within those surrounding ropes.  Once both have entered into the confining ropes of what is known in boxing terms as the ‘Squared Circle’, there is no deliverance from that painful hell other than in eventual victory or defeat.
All sorts of yin and yang dualities are made manifest within those ropes – Be it light and dark, war and peace, love and hate, but in most instances it is usually triumph and despair.

Often triumph is displayed by the raised arms of the victrix.  Here is one of Merlin's examples – The visual link to one of his renders that I titled: 'Nirvana Pose: The Ecstasy Of Triumph’:  LINK: 

Nirvania Pose:The Ecstasy Of Triumph by drewhammond

But in this case Greta, the Negress, has taken it upon herself to ‘Know When To Back Off’ to a respectful distance from Sally, the Caucasian, standing with her gloves on her hips, patiently awaiting the outcome of the match.  Greta hasn’t that long to wait as Sally has been rendered unconscious.
Merlin has re-created this respectful attitude of a worthy opponent who has been pounded to the canvas, and the eventual winner patiently standing, again respectfully, some distance away.

Here is the visual link to one of his renders that I titled: ‘MPBO: This Blood’s For You’:  LINK: 

MPBO: This Blood's For You by drewhammond

In stark contrast, here is the visual link to one of his renders which shows a fighter standing disrespectfully close to her downed opponent.  I titled it: ‘550,000 DA Hits’:  LINK:

550,000 DA Hits by drewhammond

Finally, back to respectful - Here is the visual link to one of his renders that I titled: ‘Broken Nose. Broken Dream’:  LINK: 

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Broken Nose. Broken Dream. by drewhammond

If truth be told, I’m a writer, not an artist, and as such commission works of art.
Half a lifetime ago I once owned and published and sold illustrated novellas and novels about combative women, and a few mixed match ones, and commissioned artists to do the illustrated art work.  All of which I have uploaded on my DA Main Site (drewhammond).
Currently on DA I still commission original art work but just post them, and include a written commentary on what I was attempting to depict as well as the background of the commissioned artist.  With some selected pictures have them framed and hang them on the walls of my house.  They no longer go into illustrated stories.
In addition, I upload works by artists I admire and do writeups about their work and about them.  With their written permission of course, sent to me via DA Notes.
And that is the case here.  So in giving credit where credit is due this stunning female boxing picture was created by the artist, Merlin, and he has a DA Main Site he calls: ‘MerlinKing’.

Now onto the artist who created this render:
Merlin has retired – Sorta.
At the end of last year, December 2015, my good friend and artist, who calls himself: ‘Merlin’, retired from ‘Merlin’s Kingdom’, a website he helped create, along with his partner, Seaking, back in 2001.  During that time period he created about two illustrated stories a week to total 850 – A prodigious amount of superb artwork.  Not 850 individual pictures, but 850 illustrated stories that contained a multitude of pictures – Just about any, of such quality, that they could stand on their own as a fine work of combative female art.
But such artistic drive can come at a steep price.
Burned out comes to mind.
So he retired and gave both his artistic eyes and creative mind a much needed rest.

It lasted six months.

During June 2016 his creative urges eventually got the best of him and he started to create new works.  That is when he started up a DA Main Site he calls: ‘MerlinKing’.  And this avatar is from that DA Site.
The artist and I go back a long ways, and over those many years I’ve devoted a lot of words detailing Merlin’s vast oeuvre of artwork.  Now, there are those who would label the whole combative women genre as: ‘Fetish’ – In both art and word.  However, methinks both Merlin and I view such subject matter with a clearer eye – Albeit we would both admit to our collective eyes being more than a bit prejudice, especially when he and I discusses the fetish aspect of females fighting other females – Or on occasion men.

Speaking of avatars, there is a folder in my DA Main Site (drewhammond) that contains all of my DA Main and Group uploads of ‘Merlin’s Kingdom’ renders.  It has been recently retitled: ‘The Best Of Merlin’s Kingdom And MerlinKing’, because new works from his own DA Site that I will display and write about will now be included.
Here is the visual link to the avatar that is the gatekeeper leading to his full array of those pictures I uploaded on Deviant Art:  LINK:  

Avatar:Best Of Merlin's Kingdom And MerlinKing by drewhammond

Moving on:
Currently another artist, who goes by: ‘Seaking’, is fully in charge of Merlin’s Kingdom and has opened up a ‘Visitor’s Area’, and within that area he established a ‘Merlin’s Guest Gallery’ devoted entirely to this great artist’s post retirement artworks.
Here is the link to Merlin’s old web site can still be accessed by the following: LINK: www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…@
In addition, Seaking has also established a DA Main Site he calls: ‘World-of-Waldo’.  He is from Canada and here is the link to his DA Site:  Link: world-of-waldo.deviantart.com/
Also here is the avatar of his DA Site logo:  Link:  :iconworld-of-waldo: 

Looking back I’ve always considered Merlin as someone who is blessed.  Not in a religious way, instead he is doing what he likes, and how many of us can claim that.  He has conquered his craft and methinks in the doing has ‘Won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know’.
In his novel ‘You Can’t Go Home Again’, Thomas Wolfe wrote the following, and it is apropos to Merlin, to a stunning degree:

‘If a man has talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has talent and uses only half of it, he has half failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.’

Somehow, from a somewhere known only to his muse, this Englishman used his artistic talents to the fullest, and the result is we, his viewers, have experienced a visual satisfaction and psychic triumph from his art that has both dazzled our eyes as well as tormented the swirling, churning inners of our oft troubled souls.

In my DA Main Site: ‘DrewHammond’ I have a substantial number of this artist’s renders. As mentioned before, this fine Englishman used to have a website which he called: ‘Merlin’s Kingdom’ and it was devoted to combative women; as well as some combative men; and featured renderings in the 3D format by Merlin, who used to be the site’s co-owner.  On that site there is plenty to read too, as there are a number of stories, accompanied by pictures, throughout that site.  Merlin, who used to do the art work is from England, and as such everything is first class – In that his art reflects the rich artistic history of that noble race of island people.  And in the doing, reflects the unique inner vision to pictorially present all that is noble in action and spirit in combative women. Fighters who are willing to literally lay bare their bodies, display their deep courage, accept at times an amount of horrific pain in order to present an unrelenting desire to not only seek victory and glory, but to reveal their very inner souls in their quest to not only win, but to prevail.  Consequently, I suggest my viewers give that site a gander.

When Merlin uploaded this stunning picture onto his DA Site on October 26, 2016, he titled this featured picture at the top of this writeup: ‘Between Rounds - Fight 5’.  It depicts a aboveground boxing match in a small Las Vegas arena, that is a 'Paid TV Production'.  However, it point of fact, it has underground rules, in that it is a ‘Fight To The Finish’ boxing match and was being held in a public arena and was being televised nationwide on a 'Pay For View' TV channel. 
Now, these two women are fighting each other, not for the sport, but instead for over/under the counter cash money.  They have agreed to a ‘Winner Take All’, battle that will go on until one quits or is knocked out.  Ringside judges need not apply.  The female Referee is there to essentially stay out of the way.  Her sole duty is to break up clinches and to do a countup to 10 a prone boxer and raise the winner’s glove.  Under no circumstances is she to stop this fight.  It will be fought to a brutal conclusion.

A small group of aficionados of bare chested women fighters have collectively put up a large cash prize to supplement this ‘Winner Take All’ contest.  They are all ringsiders sitting either in the dark, or on two sides of the ring, away from the two camerawomen who are recording this fight.  This because this rather erotic fight is in the process of being filmed, and depicts a fight between two topless women, and the ringsiders don’t want to be seen on camera.  However, each will be given a recording of this fight for their personal use.  Their version will never be released to the public. 

The following is what Merlin had to say about this scene in his DA Main Site ‘Artist Comments’ section: 

Title:  ’Between Rounds - Fight 5’:  ”Judging that Sally is out cold the referee makes a fast count.  ONE.. TWO.. THREE.. FOUR.. FIVE..”

Thanks, Merlin.  That tells us a lot.  And yet, upon reflection, what else needs to be said.  This picture visually said it all.  There is nothing more I can add, and will leave it at that.     

Now, for this to be included in my ‘Best Of Merlin's Kingdom And MerlinKing’ folder I had to change his title to:  ‘Knowing When To Back Off’.  The following is my reasoning for this complete change:
Starting and ending with: ‘Knowing When To Back Off’.  And that is what the African-American boxer did.  She walked away from the downed opponent.
In times past, and in times future, I am inclined to tinker with Merlin’s titles.  By that I mean there may be times when I’ll modify or change the title of one of Steve’s superb renderings.  And this is one of those times.  But what I will not change is my admiration of his considerable artistic genius.
And that is all I'm about to say on this subject.

There also were DA viewers who also had something to say in Merlin’s ‘Viewers Comments’ section:

From:  Gaidenxera – October 26, 2016:  “Hard not to feel sorry her when she is in that state.”

Reply from:  MerlinKing – October 27, 2016:  “She put up a good fight, but the end result was sort of inevitable.”

From:  Sere78na – October 27, 2016:  “The Referee could count to 100!  She is totally out! Great details! I especially love the shoes!”

Reply from: MerlinKing – October 27, 2016:  “It is a really total KO!”

To conclude.  The combative women that Merlin portrays are realistic fighters.  A number of the DA artists portray their fighters with slim figures who are visually based upon Vogue Magazine models.  These almost stick like figures would be broken in two in no time by a buffed fighter.  As an aside, there are those who view Merlin’s well fed battlers as corpulent – In a word fat.  Now, the German word: ‘Kummerspeck’ means: ‘Excess Weight’ gained from emotional overeating.  Literally: ‘Grief Bacon’.  In my opinion they are not overweight, instead I see them as: ‘Voluptuous’.

To be added as an example:  Here is the visual link to an example of Merlin’s ability to show a combative contest that has been concluded – Utterly.  Of total defeat made visual, which I titled: ‘Centauri Analysis Of Women-Summary’:  LINK:

Centauri Analysis:Women-Summary by drewhammond
Here is a visual link to one of his renders that I titled: 'A KO Is A Lonely Loss Pose: Alone In A Crowd’:  LINK: 

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A KO Is A Lonely Loss Pose:Alone In A Crowd by drewhammond

A final aside:
There is the common expression: ‘He; or she; or they; didn’t know what hit them’.  And that is pretty much what happened to the chin of the unconscious boxer in the red trunks.
Thomas Wolfe wrote the following, and I consider it rather apropos concerning this picture at the beginning of this writeup:

‘Like an ignorant young fighter who, having never been hurt, having never tested the full strength of an immense and merciless power, having never been stung by the bitter asp of defeat, having never been made wary by a blow of incredible, unrealizable force, and who thinks in his insolence and pride that he is the measure of all things and will be triumphant in every conflict, so, now, it seemed to him he had been overtaken by disaster, and was fairly, fatally engulfed in an abyss of ruin he had not foreseen.’  Thomas Wolfe; ‘The Web And The Rock’.

What one of the greatest American writers of all time, Thomas Wolfe, wrote in that one sentence (he had a tendency to go on like that) is apropos for one of these boxers.  To be a bit biblical, ‘In the beginning’, both women knew that the end result for one of them would be to be pounded to the floor.  Eventually one would either end down on their knees, or their body flat on the canvas floor.  Either way, she would be engulfed in an abyss of ruin that she had not foreseen.  The defeated fighter may be conscious of her loss, brought down to her knees by such pain that the will to continue will have been pounded out of her; or sprawled out on the floor, unconscious of her humiliating defeat.
The worst nightmare for one has come true and is depicted here in this superb work of gloved fistic art.

'Nuff said,
Drew.

Except to add here is the link to his DA Main Site ‘MerlinKing’:  LINK: merlinking.deviantart.com/
And here is the visual link to the avatar of that site:   :iconmerlinking:

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Avatar:Best Of Eric Stanton-DA Main Folder

‘Avatar: Best Of Eric Stanton – DA Main Folder’.  Illustration by: Eric Stanton.  (EC)

  Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem

‘I have touched the highest point of all my greatness.
And from that full meridian of my glory,
I haste now to my setting.
I shall fall.
Like a bright exhalation in the evening.
And no man see me more.’    Shakespeare: ‘Henry The VIII’.

Applaud fella (Reactions) by Ehsartem

As per usual, Shakespeare got it right when it came to combative women.  There are a number of Shakespearian sayings that are so profound that they have become clichés for the next 400 years.
‘The lady protests too much, methinks’ from his play ‘Hamlet’ is a classic example of nagging females.
Now, in the boxing world, there are also a number of boxing clichés that resonate in the very soul of those who are in the sport and some of them denote the ache of a profound the pain of their brutal truthfulness.
The most horrific is one of the oldest, and the most tragic of all boxing clichés: ‘Just about every boxer fights one too many fights’.  It’s that last, and becomes final, boxing match that isn’t a match.  He or she has been finally outmatched, because their opponent is younger, stronger, faster, and meaner, and they will methodically destroy their older opponent.  It often is a bloody affair.
Against the advice of those who care, the experienced boxer will enter the ring one more time out of pride, or ego, or to prove to themselves that they still have the right stuff.  The horror is sometimes they have to.  They are broke and need the money.

This theme of one fight too many is timeless and has been explored in depth, by word and picture – In this case my words and Eric’s illustrations.
Going back 2,500 years to ancient Greece, the following is an example of a defeat most total.  Depicted here are two female Gladiatrix who have just completed a boxing match in an ancient Greek arena.  The African Nubian has just been pounded to her knees by the Greek Spartan, and she has nothing left.
Here is the visual link to that Stanton illustration which I titled: 'Spartan Versus Nubian: Total Defeat – Redux – Inked’:  LINK: 

Spartan Versus Nubian:Total Defeat-Redux-Inked by drewhammond

A final aside:
There is the common expression: ‘He; or she; or they; didn’t know what hit them’.  And that is pretty much what happened to the following Stanton illustration of a unconscious Brunette catfighter who has been knocked flat on her back by the bare fists of that triumphant Blonde.
Thomas Wolfe wrote the following, and I consider it rather apropos concerning this picture:

‘Like an ignorant young fighter who, having never been hurt, having never tested the full strength of an immense and merciless power, having never been stung by the bitter asp of defeat, having never been made wary by a blow of incredible, unrealizable force, and who thinks in his insolence and pride that he is the measure of all things and will be triumphant in every conflict, so, now, it seemed to him he had been overtaken by disaster, and was fairly, fatally engulfed in an abyss of ruin he had not foreseen.’  Thomas Wolfe; ‘The Web And The Rock’.

Here is the visual link to that illustration which I titled: ‘Catfight Dominance: By Eric Stanton’: LINK:

Catfight Dominance: By Eric Stanton by drewhammond

What one of the greatest American writers of all time, Thomas Wolfe, wrote in that one sentence (he had a tendency to go on like that) is apropos for one of these catfighters.  To be a bit biblical, ‘In the beginning’, both women knew that the end result for one of them would be to be pounded to the ground.  Eventually one would either end down on their knees, or their body flat on the backyard grass.  Either way, she would be engulfed in an abyss of ruin that she had not foreseen.  The defeated fighter may be conscious of her loss, brought down to her knees by such pain that the will to continue will have been pounded out of her; or in this picture sprawled out on the ground, unconscious of her humiliating defeat.
The worst nightmare for one has come true and is depicted here in this superb work of fistic art.
The ‘However’ to all this is no one could have foretold which one of them would end down – Flattened.  

In my DA Main Site: ‘drewhammond’ I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.
When selecting an avatar for a group folder it has to be the best of the best because it will represent all of the other renders in that folder.  That is why I have chosen this one, as I consider it a masterpiece in representing both the imagination and attention to detail that Eric brings to all of his works.
This astonishing picture is a combination of stunning beauty and malevolence made and sealed the deal on my choosing this render as the avatar.
This is the avatar for my ‘DA Main Site’ (drewhammond) folder of: ‘The Best Of Eric Stanton’.  This folder will hold what I consider some of the greatest combative female illustrations in all of Deviant Art.
How many will be added to this Eric Stanton collection, I just don't know.  As time goes by there will be additional masterpieces he created for me, all of which I consider are timeless in their quality; and as such will be introduced into this folder.

Da Vinci Fella (Artists) by Ehsartem

I’m a writer, not an artist, and as such commission works of art.
Half a lifetime ago I once owned and published and sold illustrated novellas and novels about combative women, and a few mixed match ones under the ‘Brand X Publishing’ nameplate.  As such I sought out the best artists and commissioned them, of which one was Stanton, to do the illustrated art work.  Almost all of them I have uploaded on my DA Main Site (drewhammond).

‘Nuff said.
Drew.

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CalvadosJapan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Free---Fall Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Hi,

 The 1st half of my new story is up....

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let me know what you think!

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CatfightKing Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx for the Fav's Drew!!
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Thank you for the favorite :D
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Colinscrod Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
Thanks for the Fave, it means a lot coming from you.
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I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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jmarkoff2 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
I think the Ghostbusters 2016 ladies are really hot and hope they make it into this gallery someday.
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