Illustration by: bob (biyonbiyon) from pixiv

Illustrators needed for our visual novel project!

Hello! I’m Mikko Saavedra (a.k.a. weetabix), head programmer for New Forte’s visual novels arm (and head PR, as stated in my Twitter profile.) I have been recently notified in New Forte’s “top-secret” online group that we are in need of TWO (2) more illustrators/artists for the upcoming visual novel’s art assets such as sprites, backgrounds, UI, and special event illustrations.

“So, what project will I be working on?”

The project in question is none other than our debut visual novel, You’ll Hear My Voice Someday. It’s about a kid named Kenta Yamada who coincidentally enrolled in a school where Miku, Len, and Iroha are studying. Much more details will be released later on as we work further in the script. (Seriously, there’s a huge gaping hole between the intro and the Miku route. Oh shit, I shouldn’t have said that…)

“But wait a sec, I thought you have illustrators to do the job already.”

Yes we do. In fact, most (if not all) of them have gone to their respective hiatuses for reasons we can’t disclose to the public. In addition, Kyriuki is getting really itchy about the game’s development progress and he REALLY, REALLY WANTS TO HIT THE JULY DEADLINE.

“Great! What are the requirements?”

  1. Experience in creating digital art: By that, we mean someone who has experience in translating his work to graphics software such as Photoshop, Paint.NET, Corel Draw, and GIMP. Trust me, it’s hassling to translate works of paper and pencil to digital format and we really need people with hands made for digital formats. Also, it would be great if you have accounts on deviantART, pixiv, Nico Nico Seiga, or any means of decently providing sample artwork.
  2. Vocaloid fanaticism: Yes. This is a mandatory requirement.
  3. Regular online presence: We’re serious about this too. It is a little known fact that some of our members are active despite not having any means of online communication. Removing that hurdle equals to more plus points to the development process.

“That’s it? Splendid! Where do I sign up?”

Scroll down and you will see a form. Don’t fret if you didn’t get picked, because we might just contact you in case we’ll need your artistic skills somewhere else (like cover art for songs or visual novel omake). In the meantime, the circle would like to wish you the best of luck and we hope to work with you in the future.

“Are you REALLY SURE that’s it?”

Oh, I almost forgot! Let me remind you that your work here will be considered pro bono (in layman’s terms, FOR FREE). New Forte has been operating as a music circle for almost three years with no dinero, and its debut visual novel will be offered to the public at no cost. We hope you understand.