Illustrate a short lyrical children´s book

  • Status: Open
  • Prize: €140
  • Entries Received: 18
  • Winner: mayank94214

Contest Brief

Dear contestants,
we would like you to illustrate and design a children´s book containing the attached poem. It is a story about Fara, who breaks away from a star and then falls through space and sky until she lands in loving arms.
The target group of the book are customers who will buy it as an elegant, valuable and high quality present for parents-to-be and also customers who will read it as a good night story to their children.
The task is to design the full book, including the front and back cover. You are free in the decision about the size of the pages, the setting and placing of the verses and the font of the text.

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  • orbnorsolya
    orbnorsolya
    • 3 hours ago

    Dear contest holder, please don't take this as a comment with a "mad" tone, but I just have to share my thoughts regarding the project. I understand that a quality book costs a lot, but 140 euros for a 20 page + cover pages book with an elegant touch is quite far from fair. These illustrations require a lot of work and attention to detail and the illustrator doing it will invest a lot more into it than just their talent and time. Honestly, I started working on the sample illustration, but after realizing that the payment refers to the whole project, I decided not to upload it. Generally a well detailed and finished illustration cost somewhere between 35-45 euros. Too bad....the story is sooo lovely and gentle. I am sure it will be a big hit, since there are lots of lovely illustrators here, it's just that the person you or the author will pick, deserves a bit more. I am sorry, I did not mean to be offensive. I wish you all the best.

    • 3 hours ago
    1. carlabms
      carlabms
      • 2 hours ago

      1 good illustration, with a proffesional revision and sketch process, can take a week. You can think about the salary of a week. That is a fair price. And I live in Chile, and I have been in USA. Chile is more expensive. "For many people, 140€ is a lot of money" -> that is not true. the true is, there are people with more needs than you, who work for a misery.

      • 2 hours ago
    2. unintended1
      unintended1
      • 27 mins ago

      I just hope next time you will know better how illustrator work and pay the fair price for hard work.

      • 27 mins ago
  • jasminschiessl
    Contest Holder
    • 2 hours ago

    Dear contestants! Thank you all for your efforts and for the time you spent taking part! This was our first contest ever and it was already a great pleasure for us - seeing all the creative illustrations you made.

    • 2 hours ago
  • Jenay1
    Jenay1
    • 18 hours ago

    If I understand correctly, the winner is to illustrate a 20 page book for $140? When I first read the description, I thought the prize was for the initial concept and 1 illustration.

    • 18 hours ago
    1. carlabms
      carlabms
      • 13 hours ago

      Yes, she want a whole book for 140€. xD

      • 13 hours ago
  • reddmac
    reddmac
    • 1 week ago

    140 for the whole book? or just the cover...how may pages?..Thank you :)

    • 1 week ago
    1. unintended1
      unintended1
      • 4 days ago

      good questions, I'm thinking about taking part in this contest so would be nice to know your answers.

      • 4 days ago
    2. jasminschiessl
      Contest Holder
      • 4 days ago

      Dear prospective contestants, in the description, we wrote:"The task is to design the full book, including the front and back cover. You are free in the decision about the size of the pages, the setting and placing of the verses and the font of the text."

      • 4 days ago
  • cvarjotie
    cvarjotie
    • 4 days ago

    Please wait a couple of days to close the contest. I will be sending my entry soon. Thank you.

    • 4 days ago
  • starwings333
    starwings333
    • 5 days ago

    Dear contest holder,I think this is a big project for whole a book,In my design,it's about 20 pages, so i suggest we just drawn 1 page for a test,if someone be the contest winner,then finish all of the pages

    • 5 days ago
    1. jasminschiessl
      Contest Holder
      • 5 days ago

      Yes, it already works kind of like that :-) since this is our first time putting up a contest like that, we just left that open. We will know better the next time. We expect a significant application to show one or two scenes of the book, preferably one in space and / or one on earth, also showing what Fara would look like. We already got some great works! Thank you all in advance for taking part in this project and for sharing your inspiration with us :-)

      • 5 days ago
  • UmaGuru
    UmaGuru
    • 6 days ago

    please check #10..........kindly rate and feedback please....

    • 6 days ago
  • mayank94214
    mayank94214
    • 1 week ago

    Hello, Did Some artwork related to the inside pages of the book, Please Review entry #7

    • 1 week ago
  • jasminschiessl
    Contest Holder
    • 1 week ago

    Dear competitors, we are already really thrilled and happy about the things happening at this contest! Know that this is your first work to be published, so we are entering new ground with this. If we find somebody with a style that suits us, future cooperation is conceivable. Also, the winner of this contest will be mentioned as illustrator of the book and will get a free copy of the book for sure :-) Thanks a lot for letting us have a share of your talent and creativity!!!

    • 1 week ago
    1. mayank94214
      mayank94214
      • 1 week ago

      Hello Contest Holder, Just completed my submission for the contest. Entirley an original design. Please review entry #4

      • 1 week ago
  • mayank94214
    mayank94214
    • 1 week ago

    working on it

    • 1 week ago
    1. jasminschiessl
      Contest Holder
      • 1 week ago

      good luck ;-)

      • 1 week ago
  • mayank94214
    mayank94214
    • 1 week ago

    Really love your writing. I will submit artworks in a day or two

    • 1 week ago
    1. jasminschiessl
      Contest Holder
      • 1 week ago

      We're feeling flattered... this will be our first official book... :-) we already love this contest!

      • 1 week ago
  • martavandereck
    martavandereck
    • 1 week ago

    One more question: you are looking for someone to illustrate the cover of the book ( one design)? Of the entire book ( many illustrations)?

    • 1 week ago
    1. jasminschiessl
      Contest Holder
      • 1 week ago

      We're looking for someone to illustrate the entire book :-)

      • 1 week ago
  • majinmarcus
    majinmarcus
    • 1 week ago

    I've always wanted to illustrate a book, I can't wait !

    • 1 week ago
    1. jasminschiessl
      Contest Holder
      • 1 week ago

      Yeyyyy :-) we're excited about your ideas!

      • 1 week ago
  • martavandereck
    martavandereck
    • 1 week ago

    Can you tell some more info about Fara? How she looks like, how old is she?

    • 1 week ago
    1. jasminschiessl
      Contest Holder
      • 1 week ago

      Hello martavandereck, it is thought as a poetic story about a baby just in process of coming into life. It could for example literally begin with the boulder breaking from a star and transforming into a baby during the progression of the story... but that is just one idea. We intentionally did not tell more so that we get lots of different creative ideas. Hope that helped you a little bit :-)

      • 1 week ago

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