A lot of you are probably aware of the latest Art Order challenge. Gotta Have a Hook.
Unlike most challenges or contests this one is very specific in what the resulting images will be and I have to admit it's very intimidating. Everybody is going to be turning in a male dwarf fighting a hook horror. You could make the most amazing fight scene from this and STILL not stand out. So the task at hand is not whether you can make an awesome fight scene but whether you can make something unique of it. Like the contest title, you have to have a hook. It's scary to think you can fail even with an awesome image. Here comes the cheesy conclusion. I should probably work on every image as though a hundred others are painting the same concept. Everything should have a hook.