Hey i don't want you to feel that i was trying to impress anything on you And i apologize if i have. We all have our own taste i can whole heartedly agree friend.
I guess the thing that i meant to say was that the fun and excitement around sf4 for me, is more about raw nostalgia and pure un-adulterated glee then anything.(and finally play as ryu&kens master hehe)
Ya im a HUGE 2-D fan myself as i am nearing my 30th B-DAY i respect all that came during my childhood time. Im talking about megaman, mario and some good ol SF2. I still remember the long ass lines at the arcade machine, the stale ass popcorn/pizza, the trash talk(face2face), the exciting buzz in the air, and that weird pedo old guy in the corner LOL. I loved it all...except the weird pedo dude. Now we are reduced to homophobic,racist 13 years olds cursing us out over xbox live. What happened to this gaming art and craft i loved so much? What happened to the character, colors, and creativity...now everything is a muted grey FPS.
Besides that i miss old school 2-d Disney, and anime that rocked like the sf2 animated movie and all its fan service cheesy goodness. I know it doesn't make much since to include ibuki, or makoto(time wise to say the least) but when i went home and me and my Aging gamer friends(fathers and grown men now) huddled around the screen PLAYING a round of SF4 it was like i was 13 again...Sf3 didn't come out until around junior or senior year of high school and while i have MAD respect around the animation & game-play i guess i have more ties to the original SF2 which i FELL the original concept of SF4 was centered around. BTW:it would take MAD effort to do that baby in HD)
They just struck a cord with my hind-site i suppose. Im an easy buy LOL. Heres my digital paint of ibuki...i would love a PRO to give me a critique or two as i have much respect for your art. Again, wasn't trying to lay that on you in a negative way. I love to see different perspectives on things man so i appreciate your thoughts. Later
I'd rather your artwork be originally your own. Not that I dislike Udon crew in any way, the "Street Fighter/Darkstalkers/Capcom" franchise is one of the few "Mainstream" fictions I like.
Generally, if you want to sell it, a female character would be best, but also you should try to make it somehow suggestive of the rest of your world. For instance, are there any "Wonders" of this world, like a space elevator, trans oceanic tunnel or high speed rail station?