I am Lazure, once a volunteer sprite contributor before the great hiatus. I would like to announce that I have recently returned to Terraria development, this time as an official artist on the team.
Looking back in review, several of my pieces have been in Terraria since the 1.1 days. This includes some item icons, werewolves, mermans, mummies, unique chest armors for female characters, special hair sprites for wearing hats, candy cane blocks, additional brick flavors, several hardmode weapons and armor pieces, and last but not least: the trash can icon. Since my post-1.2 return, however, you may find my work in 4 Halloween paintings, the Ice Queen, Elf Archer, Elf Helicopter, more female armors since 1.2, and various other goodies.
Those who know me already know I am passionate about adding more to the game, including the representation of female characters, more variety in building materials and discovery of new things to add a broader experience. I am here to continue ahead on this passion!
Just wanted to give you an update on the ETA of the 1.2.2 update. All items are currently in game and the only thing left to do is balance (it is way too damn hard right now) and wait for the new event track that is currently in the works! It looks like the update should be out within the next 2 days!