I see, I know sometimes there is close to zero time for anything but hey anyway if you ever feel like making a shmup just knock on my door, I only use Flash but I think there can be done impressive shmups , so Im always open for a collab in any way
I did not study anywhere, I worked out on my own. The only art classes I can remember were 2 courses to make up my total number of required hour for non-art major. Those classes where high school level so I can easily get an A.
Thunderforce's art style was a result of a technical issue of old computers, so as many old school games like megaman etc. That several pixel icon need to standout from the background and enemies. So we got this simple mixture of red-white and blue-white arrangements. Although their style was influenced by Rtype but with a more muscular design to suit its gaming action. My art is far form being best, there are better ones done before on pixiv.