Adding colour and background to the Striding Alder

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: £20
  • Entries Received: 27
  • Winner: blacktee011

Contest Brief

Attached is a pen and ink drawing of a tree, I now want some colour added to the image. When finished, this coloured image is to be printed as a greetings card. I have no fixed ideas on the type of colouring, whether a watercolour wash, or detailed colouring, bright or muted. A background should be added that refers to the text below, for instance a wooden bridge fording a stream, set at the same angle as the bridge forming within the tree. Whatever the background, I do not want any visual references to Venice.

The tree however must stand out from the background

This is the second tree in a set of twelve, The Steadfast Oak was the first tree, here is the contest:
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Standard card size is 127mm x 177mm which is a ratio of about 1 to 1.4, The design can be either portrait or landscape. (Notice for the Oak, I awarded two winners, one landscape and one portrait, they both got all the prize money). With a 3mm bleed all round

Here is the description to appear on the front of the greeting card with the tree:

The Striding Alder
Wherever you walk, I’m there with you. I am the clogs that form the sole of your shoe, the preferred wood for building the bridges that take you over streams. That’s because I don't mind getting my own feet wet; they say I hold up most of Venice.
I often hug riverbanks as I love the running water that helps disperse my seeds. If you’re going on a long journey take a tip from me. Place my leaves in your shoes to keep your feet cool and stop them swelling.

Also attached is a sketch of the leaves, I do not want this image on the card, but would like the shape of the leaves represented in some way on the card.

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Public Clarification Board

  • perrybond
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Next contest is now open:
    https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Adding-colour-and-background-to-The-Merry-Hawthorn-38841.html

    • 4 years ago
  • perrybond
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    I don't need borders or 3d views of the card

    • 4 years ago
    1. zsolooHUN
      zsolooHUN
      • 4 years ago

      remove borders, please rate #29 ! Thanks!

      • 4 years ago
    2. mMm24hours
      mMm24hours
      • 4 years ago

      ok sorry for mistake .

      • 4 years ago
  • thenomobs
    thenomobs
    • 4 years ago

    add borders #27. thanks!!

    • 4 years ago
  • thenomobs
    thenomobs
    • 4 years ago

    retaked number #25 thanksS!

    • 4 years ago
  • blacktee011
    blacktee011
    • 4 years ago

    Please rate 4th submission.Note that it's only about 60% finished,I just want to be sure that you like it and if you want me to continue.Any suggestions? The black border is bleed 3mm,that can be removed.

    • 4 years ago
    1. perrybond
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      Now we wait. If I get a good landscape one, I'll award two prizes.

      • 4 years ago
    2. blacktee011
      blacktee011
      • 4 years ago

      yey,that means i won? i will be gone for the weekend and will return at monday.i never won a contest before so i don't know how it works.i believe i will have the option to send you the psd? so i hope you can wait till monday.see you soon and have a wonderful weekend.

      • 4 years ago
  • mMm24hours
    mMm24hours
    • 4 years ago

    can you rate #19 to work on it if you don't like it , thanks

    • 4 years ago
    1. mMm24hours
      mMm24hours
      • 4 years ago

      do you have any comment on #21 if you want any thing to do in it tell me , thanks for you

      • 4 years ago
  • thenomobs
    thenomobs
    • 4 years ago

    retaked #18 thanksss!

    • 4 years ago
  • thenomobs
    thenomobs
    • 4 years ago

    i do some retakes in #17 thanksss!

    • 4 years ago

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