All right, I had totally forgotten about this thread until I watched gambit surf through all the illustrations, getting to know the project.
First off, I'd REALLY like to apologize for the stupid suggestion I made, I can sorta see why I did, but I'm rather ashamed to know that I even brought that point up. Forgive me.
Second, what's going on with it? Everybody loved this picture to death, and most of us considered this "unfinished version" good enough to be final as is. How is that coming along, or is it? I know Temp and Dev don't really want to worry about too much updating (or any at all) until some of their revamp-work is done, but I don't think it would be that bad if we had another official character design, would it?
I didn't realize how much I loved this picture until I saw it again...and I'm one again loving this picture to death. When gambit clicked on the picture and asked me why we hadn't considered it for the final version, I was thinking "I have no idea..."
Well, hoping to shed some light on this gorgeous talent here, and maybe to bring some life to the place while greater things are at work =)