Hi, I don’t post that often in the art thread, mainly because I haven’t been inspired to do video game related artwork. but I was wondering, a lot of other art sites out there do weekly fixed subject art contests, and I think the idea may carry over here well also. I’m not proposing any prize contests or anything, just something to get the competitive spirits going (mainly because this IS a fighting game site), and to get everyone in this forum to improve as a group.
What I think would work is if once a week we throw out a subject matter (like a specific character), then by the end of that week everyone who wants to participate posts up the artwork they did for that character. That way everyone is kinda limited to what they can do, but can still learn off of the different styles and techniques everyone else uses. Also, feedback is a key issue in making this a success. If your just going to cram something out in 5 minutes then post it, you should get the comments you deserve. And if you don’t want any feedback, you don’t have to post anything…simple as that. Looking through these forums it seems like the people that have stuck it out over a year have really improved on their drawing talents, and I think this sort of friendly competition would easily inspire some great work out of people.
So let me know. Does this sound like a good idea that at least a few people would want to take part in? Or am I just rambling on at 4am? Post something and let me know!