As you may or may not have noticed, I've been trying to pick up some painting skills. I'm taking a traditional painting class alongside of my game design program at school, and figured I'd like to learn digitally as well. Meanwhile, EA has launched a contest called "Inspiring Creativity" on how "The Sims" series of games has, well, inspired my creativity for the launch of the new TS3 expansion pack, University Life. My entire introduction to the digital art world started with learning to make custom content for The Sims games, and after doing it for 7-8 years, I'm still enjoying it so much that I'm perusing a degree in Video Game Design, which I find to be very appropriate given the contest's theme and origin.
Anyway, I've been selected as one of the top 3 finalists for the "Art" category (under the name KrisLW35), for which the prize is a Wacom Cintiq 22"HD You can go here to view the entries in the Art category, and if you'd like to vote for me, I would be eternally grateful