Welcome to a very long-awaited challenge (I apologize for that; high school happened :3)!
I always have trouble coming up with challenges that are both specific enough to be actual prompts but not so dictated that I receive fifty of the same entry. Hopefully this one will land right in the Goldilocks zone. Hopefully it will also be universal enough that everyone will be able to come up with something to draw! It’s also one that I may do myself, as I have some inspiration in mind.
your challenge >:D
Your challenge for the new year is to design your own video game character! Any video game works - combat, RPG, or even Candy-Crush-type games; whatever you like to play, or whatever sparks your inspiration. There aren’t many specific rules for this one, just a few things that I ask that you submit with your entry.
a) If your character belongs in/is intended for/was inspired by a specific game, please say so, and give the name of the game. This will help provide context.
b) Backstories are optional, but recommended. They may aid in the visual design process, and they might also help to explain why your character wears a panda onesie and carries a giant pair of scissors shaped like bunny ears.
c) Quite honestly, you could probably draw an existing video game character and I wouldn’t bat an eye, because I definitely don’t claim to know every game out there. If you do, I suppose that’s fine (but probably frowned upon, because that’s not the point of NaturalArt), but I’d like to hear why you chose that character for your entry and/or what you like about their design.
d) If I’ve deeply offended you because you do not play or like video games (sorry ); you can design a character from any existing universe. Chances are, that universe probably has a game series out there!
Entries will be due around January 25, and I’ll try to announce them before the 31st. If someone would remind me when the day gets close, it would probably help more than harm the cause.
With the winners, I’m going to try to post some facts about sodium fluoride, NaF’s mascot molecule. Pay close attention, for they might become a part of the mythical next challenge (if it ever happens, of course)!