Konami has launched the Metal Gear Art Studio, a new art scheme which marks the end of the publisher's Metal Gear 25th Anniversary celebrations.
The Metal Gear Art Studio is home to a Digital Drawing Board which can be viewed online and shared over social networks.
Fans can use the studio's tools – the same as those used by Yoji Shinkawa - to create artwork inspired by the series. A complete set of digital brushes, pens and pencils can be used online, as can rulers, masking tape and various inks.
The real-time studio makes it possible for others to see what's being created, or watch replays of created works.
Yoji Shinkawa himself will be producing the first image, whilst a series of guest artists have also been invited to participate, and will be revealed at a later date.
There will be a competition for the week of February 18 – 24 to create the best Raiden image. This will be followed by new competitions every three weeks:
25th Feb – 17th March: Mechs and Vehicles
18th March - 7th April: Snake
8th April – 28th April: Female Characters
29th April – 12th May: Male Characters
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be released on Friday for PS3 and Xbox 360.
Source: Press release