Hey mate, I agree totally with you about the Chow topics. Perhaps we could start setting a few subjects for ourselves and try to get them finished in the week timeframe. I've realised that if I really want to push my work further that I need to do more completed illustrations and start revealing to myself the flaws in my overall composition and rendering skills. So perhaps if we set ourselves a topic and get a week to complete the design sheet re: Ch0w and then another week or so to take the newly created character and place them in a scene. It could be a good way to get some new completed images for our portfolio's and try out some different techniques. We could apply the same idea to the other community challenge topics and work on our environment and industrial design skills as well. I'm going to go back and have another look at the dragon when I get a few minutes, I do feel like it's a shame to leave him unfinished.
I completely missed the belly button problem in the minotaur!! I suppose the high waistline threw me when I was looking for the error, you always expect the belly button to be between the waistline and the chest. It now just seems crazy that a rogue belly button wasn't spotted earlier.