Hi folks, sorry I haven't been around on DA this
year. I've been going through a bit of a low streak lately and I'm trying to catch up with some overdue work. I only finished the last set of commissions yesterday needed to pay the bills, so I'll be spending the next week or so preparing a couple of submissions for UDON's Capcom Fighting Tribute
contest. The deadline has been extended to February 9th for anyone who is still interested in entering. Maybe it's my imagination, but I haven't noticed the same overwhelming response to this contest like the previous Mega Man Tribute
. If memory serves correctly, the Street Fighter Tribute got 1500 entries, the Darkstalkers Tribute got 2000 entries, and the Mega Man Tribute got 2500 entries (dunno about the WoW Tribute). Time will tell if UDON gets an even greater turnout this year. Remember, a shiny new hardcover copy of the book is available to all winners!
So after I'm done with that, I should be submitting stuff regularly on DA again. My next pic will be another Sonic Origins piece, and I'm sure the latest Sonic Universe arc with Nicole should inspire further ideas. I plan on doing a review of the first two issues next week. Another thing I've been meaning to do for a while is give my DA page a facelift, particularly designing a new journal skin. I made this skin when I was still using my old laptop, which had a lower resolution. But I notice that a narrow fixed-width skin doesn't translate well to larger screens, so I'll have to work on something more flexible. I'm open to ideas if you have any.
I'm really going to be grinding at the art desk next month. There's been a lot of big reveals in the Transformers community lately, particularly Takara's gift set for Superion and Hasbro's new Devastator combiner. These things are as expensive as they are tantalising, so I'm going to be saving up a lot in the piggy bank. Better get to work!