The site Deviantart is currently hosting a competition in conjunction with game developers, CAPCOM of the Street Fighter and Resident Evil fame. Amongst about a billion different games.
Anyway, the competition basically wants you to enter a piece of fan art in honour of the Wii console version release of the video game, Okami.
So, using inspiration garnered from the fan art, concept art and other images featured on the above site as well as experience from actually playing the game (which.. I've ben able to find a copy of) the contest holders want you to submit as many pieces of fan art for judging as you want, with the prize being a copy of the game on the wii, a wii itself, a years subscription to Deviantart.com and of course, some recognition in some way by members of CAPCOM themselves.
So, here are some sketches that I've hammered out so far in preparation:
The game follows a very sumi-e influenced style which you may or may not be able to tell by looking at the site (though I'd be very suprised if you couldn't to be honest.. ) and this is fortunate because I have a 'loose hand' type of drawing style so to speak.