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In 2011 we created the biggest fighting game art collaboration of that time with the 80 Mortal Kombat character Illustrations by 80 artists.
In 2012 we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter with an art tribute of over 200 illustrations that was highlighted by Capcom itself and many websites.
In 2013 we started the FGE Project that resulted in so far over 220 illustrations of many quite unknown fighting game characters.
In 2014 we tributed the King of Fighters series that had its 20th Anniversary with over 40 artworks about the many Teams in KOF History. For the first time our work even apperared on Japanese websites. We also tributed the Anniversary of the Tekken series.Now we have April 2015 and after asking you, the FGE community last week I thought that we go three routes in 2015.
1. We will create a big tribute for the SoulCalibur Series in the next 8 months. SoulEdge was released in January 2016, we can slowly create character illustrations, battle scenes, illustrations of the places in the games like Ostrheinburg Castle. Illustrations of the many weapons in the SoulCalibur games could also be a really cool tribute I believe.
Artists on board:
draws the Palgaea Shrine Stafe from SoulCalibur
draws Sophitia in her standard SoulEdge and SoulCalibur (1) Outfits
draws Shura vs. Cervantes, both had the same moveset in SCIV and will be drawn clashing together by using the same move.
is going to illustrate the Sand Trap stage hazard from SC II-III
draws Tira in her standard SCIV design
draws Ivy vs. Taki
draws Nightmare from SCII
is drawing Seong-Mi-na from SoulEdge
draws Raphael and Amy Sorel in their SoulCalibur III designs
draws headshot/ portraits of Voldo in all of his different designs
draws Nightmare (Not sure from which SC yet)
draws Siegfried vs. Nightmare, both SFIV Style
2. Continue the FGE Project with more illustrations of unpopular and almost forgotten fighting game and beat'em up characters. You can either choose a character or ask for a challenge, in that case I will choose a character for you. The deadline is individual for this one, and is 2 months from the date when you claimed a character.
Artists on board:
claimed the challenge to draw Blob from the classic ClayFighter (12.04)
claimed the Astra Superstars Character Stella (12.04)
claimed Bakuryu the Mole from the Bloody Roar games
3. Continue the big Mortal Kombat Tribute now that Mortal Kombat X is out and added around 10 completely new characters and also new designs for all returning ones.
claimed Shinnok in his primary design
claimed Kenshi in his younger look (Tournament Costume)
claimed Socprion in his new "Gold" Costume
claimed Reptile in his alternate designYou can sign up now for one , 2 or all of the three FGE Art Collaborations for 2015 via a comment here. You can mention already what you would like to draw OR decide if you want a challenge given to you.
Beside these three art activities on FGE we are also running the Traditional Art Contest till June. It is possible to combine the art activities with the contest as well if you decide to join the SoulCalibur Tribute as example and will draw your submission with traditional tools. You can read all info about the contest there:
Surprise! Big Traditional Art Contest on FGE!1st Prize $100
2nd Prize $70
3rd Prize $30
send via Paypal
Draw a fan art of: Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, SoulCalibur, Dead or Alive, King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, Killer Instinct or Golden Axe
The fan art needs to be done with Traditional Tools however. Minimal retouching via Photoshop etc. is okay but the main composition should be done with traditional tools like markers, ink, oil paint etc.
Not allowed is fetish art and nudity, minimal redesigns are allowed, but stick to the original character designs and costumes if possible.
The deadline for this art contest is the 21. June 2015
You can submit up to 2 entries for this art contest till that date, there will be a Gallery Folder with the name "FGE Traditional Art Contest" but you can submit your entry to the standard (featured) folder in the group, just mention it in the description that you made it for the FGE Art Contest, if possible add a link to the group as well.
Hope these three routes are something for everyone!