Yeah I didn't like how the dimensions had to be so long and so short. I know it is so that they can easily make it into a banner but still. It's not easy to draw a character in those dimensions and still have great quality. I've seen some that can do it but not everyone.
I agree... It is quite difficult to portray well a character with such restrictions but, as you said, there are certainly people who can do it exceptionally, and seemingly effortless. But that's ok. We, mere mortals, have to go through a lot of practice and pain in order to reach that level ^^
I was going to actually. I had the sketch done but I never had time to color it. I had so much in school going in these couple of weeks that I just didn't have time to color. I really like the design I did but I wish I had more time.. This was actually a pretty cool contest, too! Man, did I miss out... :\