Since March 2012 our "FGE Project" is growing and growing. It is much more than I expected it would be at this time. While we build up big art tributes like the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter, the giant Mortal Kombat Tribute with its over 300 artwokrs, the KOF 20th Anniversary, a Beat'em Up Tribute and in December the Tekken Anniversary this group project grew to a gallery with now over 200 different fighting game characters while it stayed on dA unlike the other art collaborations.
Last week when I updated that journal with the thumbs of the submissions I noticed a little ugly problem. Only 200 thumbs can be displayed in a journal which meant that not all submissions were visible in the journal. This will look worse when the project grows again of course.
That and also the big positive feedback to the idea of making this project a challenge for thosegroup members who take characters like Homs from Tobal No2 or Lee from the first Street Fighter game made me thinking that the FGE Project deserves its own website.
My idea would be a blog where I would feature 3-4 of the submissions per week, each blog-üpst would contain the image and the credit to the artist as well as a short description of the drawn character including a screenshot, and also - if the artist likes the idea - an own little description by the artist, like why he drew that character, how he likes the character and his design and if there were any difficulties with drawing that character as example.
Additionally I can create galleries there like a Street Fighter II gallery with all 12 classic characters when they are drawn and also bigger ones for a whole series as example. Back in 2012 I build up a website for this group already but I had just too many ideas I wanted to cover while I also worked on my big website project Game-Art-HQ.
The new FGE Project website would just be a blog and gallery and grow slowly.
I already bought the url the-fge-project.com/
and set up a little page, which has no real design yet of course.
This project has become something damn awesome, it really deserves more than just the dA gallery folder.
Any ideas and comments regarding the project and the website are super welcome