The forum of the National Caricaturist Network now has a monthly competition and I'm going to enter it for November. The project is to make a MAD magazine cover with the new Sylvester Stallone movie "Rocky Balboa" as the theme. I'll have to come up with some cover ideas as sketches and submit them, then work them up bit by bit to a final piece, all the while receiving feedback from some world class caricature artists as to what I'm doing right or wrong. Daunting! Still, hopefully it'll be a really good learning experience for me and I hope I'll end up with a seriously good portfolio piece at the end of the month!
I'll post all the sketches and progression of work here through the month.
Wish me luck!