Alter image(s) for kids music act

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $40
  • Entries Received: 36
  • Winner: subirdutta84

Contest Brief

Hi there. So after getting a great response when looking for someone to creatively enhance the publicity photo for my band, I thought I would do the same for the publicity photo for my duo. We are a comedic, high-energy rock music group meant for kids and families (kids roughly ages 3-10). What I need is someone to make a creative background for one (or both) of the two pictures attached (EHPDD_5231 and/or EHPDD_5302). That is the main directive, but if you can also add the attached logo (EHPDD_logo2) to the kick drum, and remove the green tape strip from my microphone, and also tweak the image for color, contrast, etc. (probably needed more on EHPDD_5231), that would be appreciated (I can do all of that stuff myself, though, so my main concern here is the design of the background... your entry will still very much be eligible if all you do is the background).

Here is a link to the previous contest: [url removed, login to view] If you look at entries 23, 67, 20, 117 and a few others like that, you will get an idea of what I would like here. 23 was my favorite among those (a copy of that is attached here as a reference), for the color style and the look of it being something that kids drew and had a fun time with. And though the idea of it being graffiti was a little bit naughty, that kind of helped to convey that we are more of a rock band for kids as opposed to something that is more gummy bears and rainbows. I am not saying that I necessarily want that kind of thing for this contest, though, so please do not just duplicate that... But I would suggest to keep that in mind as far as what I might be looking for. Dave and I do the same songs and kind of show as the full band, so there is some crossover there as far as style and approach. But use your imagination and be creative... I will post feedback as soon as possible to hopefully guide you in a better direction, if something is not working for me.

As a suggestion for style, I would think more in terms of comedic/absurd for the image EHPDD_5231, where we are holding our instruments backwards, and something more superhero/comic book for EHPDD_5302. But I am open to any ideas that might work. Be careful not to go overboard, though... the background should look cool and creative and complement our style, but should not overshadow the subjects.

***PLEASE NOTE!! DO NOT USE ANY LICENSED MATERIAL!! If you add pictures of Disney characters, or anything that is not original or public domain, I CANNOT USE IT!! I want to stress that because I had several entries like that last time and I hated to see the time and effort wasted.

I am also not a huge fan of extra words or symbols like musical notes and stuff like that. That being said, the right thing is the right thing, whatever it includes, and I certainly will not rule out entries just because they include extra words or musical notes. And now that I think about it, something with action words might possibly work with a comic book style for EHPDD_5302.

Note: If you do add the logo to the drum kit, I think the whole head of the drum should be white, with the logo centered pretty large within there.

You might want to check out my website and/or YouTube channel for ideas. Search "Eric Herman" on Google or YouTube and you'll find those links. My big hit is "The Elephant Song," so some inclusion of an elephant might work well, though don't just throw an elephant in there for the sake of having an elephant.

Thank you in advance for your efforts and talents. I look forward to seeing what you create! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Take care,
Eric Herman

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Public Clarification Board

  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Wow, so many great entries! Dave and I are super impressed. We're going to discuss the entries and also get some feedback from others, and I hope to choose a winner in the next day or so. If you don't actually "win" the contest, I may still offer you something to use your entry, as I'd like to have some different things available for different purposes or events. Thanks so much for your great efforts, though.

    • 3 years ago
    1. maximo20858
      maximo20858
      • 3 years ago

      Send me a private message and we can talk if you want I will sell you my design.

      • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #26: I like the extra lines behind the carpet for its "trail," but I'm thinking the whole thing is a little busy. Maybe less clouds in the background, and maybe not the balloon, either. Remember, the focus should be on us as the subjects. It's great, though, in general.

    • 3 years ago
    1. EricHermanMusic
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      #36 is great.

      • 3 years ago
    2. subirdutta84
      subirdutta84
      • 3 years ago

      Thanks my finger crossed :)

      • 3 years ago
  • photocreate
    photocreate
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, See entry #35. Two photos in one entry.
    Theme: rocking in the space with Aliens

    • 3 years ago
  • reblien
    reblien
    • 3 years ago

    please rate #31 #32

    • 3 years ago
  • subirdutta84
    subirdutta84
    • 3 years ago

    Thanks i am trying to add some new elements. hope you like that....thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #25: Nice. I like the magic carpet idea.

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #24: It's pretty cool, but too dark and even a little scary. I thought the thing in the lower right was a spider.

    • 3 years ago
    1. charelrensburg
      charelrensburg
      • 3 years ago

      Cool, No probs, I just noticed it myself,, back to the um,,, paintshop.

      • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #20: I love the road continuing up from the ground. That's really cool. But I'm not really crazy about anything else.

    #21: I like the style and coloring, but it's a little too "cutie pie" as far as the imagery.

    #22: I really like the wave going along with the surfboard, and the superhero with the things above the hands is nice.

    • 3 years ago
    1. aliremo
      aliremo
      • 3 years ago

      about #21 yes you were right so I changed it a bit #23, maybe is not enough, I can try without the kids or I'm open to hear your suggestions. Thanks so much for the feedback

      • 3 years ago
    2. EricHermanMusic
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      #23 is a lot better. Thanks! If you have time to try one without the kids, I might like to see that as well.

      • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #19: It's a bit much, and I'm not crazy about the imagery coming out across the picture. I think it will work better to have it on the background.

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #17: The rocket ship seems a bit distracting where it is. Can you either remove it or move it between the sun and my cape?

    • 3 years ago
    1. EricHermanMusic
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      That's great!

      • 3 years ago
    2. maximo20858
      maximo20858
      • 3 years ago

      Thanks I´m glad you like it. If you want I add something or try anything just let me know.

      • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #16: I definitely don't want a Christmas theme. That would only be useful for about a month each year. And I also don't like the bobbleheads for this, either. Sorry.

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #15: That's better. I like the planet there. But the stars are kind of haphazard. In some places, but not others?

    • 3 years ago
    1. maximo20858
      maximo20858
      • 3 years ago

      I can do if you want the stars follow a certain order

      • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #14: You can't have the Millenium Falcon in there. When I said spacey background, I'm thinking of a star field with planets and stuff, but there just can't be any licensed imagery anywhere. Also, I'm not sure what that little black thing is... an elephant? That doesn't really fit well in there with the light sabers.

    • 3 years ago
    1. maximo20858
      maximo20858
      • 3 years ago

      Yes is an elephant, well then I will make star field with planets

      • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #13 is great now. And I love what you did on the floor. That's awesome.

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #12 isn't bad. I'm not quite sure what to make of it, though. Might be a little too "baby" looking.

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    For #11, can you try it without the guitar and microphone on the elephants? And also without the logo on the elephant's shirt.

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #11 is very cute. Not sure that I'm going for "cute" with this, but I do like it a lot. And I love that the elephants resemble me and Dave. Let me think about this and what might make it work a little more for me.

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #7: Yeah, it's better, but when I said "without using any actual Star Wars characters," I think that also includes specific images like the Death Star and X-Wings and such... A light saber is non-specific enough. Also, as I said before, I don't think I'm going to want anything that intrudes on the picture of me and Dave (i.e. the dual light saber you have in his hands). Stick to augmenting the background, please. And though it's cool and I'm a big SW fan, I don't want the whole thing to be "Star Wars." The focus needs to be "Eric Herman and Puppy Dog Dave," and whatever can go along with our personality and style is great, but shouldn't draw too much attention to itself. Me holding a light saber is cool... that seems to fit very well... but I think it needs to go elsewhere, otherwise.

    • 3 years ago
    1. maximo20858
      maximo20858
      • 3 years ago

      Yeah says "I SHALL PASS" Obi wan said that to imperial soldier in the movie " a new hope " , I will try to do all what you want but yeah okey if you dont choose my design I can sell it so you can use it. Do you want something like this design ?

      http://www.pinterest.com/pin/458522805782742349/

      • 3 years ago
    2. EricHermanMusic
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Yeah, that's kind of fun.

      • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #10: That's better. Thanks!

    • 3 years ago
    1. slavkodelic
      slavkodelic
      • 3 years ago

      hehe no problem :)

      • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #9: Hmm, well... nah. :o)

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #8 is great! Just one little thing... if you can please shrink the logo just a little bit, so the corners aren't touching the edge of the drum.

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Actually, now that I think about it, it's a good idea if you do add the logo in, because that should be seen as part of the picture as a whole, and mesh with everything. It's still not mandatory... I'll definitely consider all entries regardless of the logo being there. But you should probably add the logo. And... that being said... please use the updated logo with the blue background that I added to the files (EHPDD_logo2). Thanks!

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    A note to everyone that the logo is a good size and position in #6, but if you're going to add the logo to the kick drum, the whole head of the drum should be made white in order to obscure the towel that's inside of the drum. But again, adding the logo is not mandatory at all, so don't worry about that, necessarily. I would appreciate to see that on there, though, if you can add it. Thanks!

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #6: First impression was great to see the light saber, but I don't think anything else works on that, and more importantly, I really need the background changed. We specifically took these pictures in front of the boring brick wall with the intent of changing that (or livening it up) via Photoshop. So the light saber alone works, also because it doesn't directly affect us... I don't really think I want anything added onto our image. If you could add something like a cape behind Dave like in #5 (make it different, though), and then make the background some kind of Star Wars/superhero comic book hybrid (without using any actual Star Wars characters), then that might work.

    • 3 years ago
    1. maximo20858
      maximo20858
      • 3 years ago

      Okey I will make the changes, working on

      • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #5: Very cool. I love the cape and the surfboard. But the smiley sun seems a bit out of place in there. I agree it needs something there, and the color is good, but maybe try a different look for the sun, or a different thing? Also, the logo is meant to take up a large part of the kick drum. That's not a big deal, though. Great job in general, though!

    • 3 years ago
  • maximo20858
    maximo20858
    • 3 years ago

    Working, meanwhile here I leave you a link so you can see some of my artwork.

    http://www.pinterest.com/maximo20858/ilustraciones/

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I just uploaded the updated version of the logo, with a blue background. (EHPDD_logo2) Please use that one if you are adding the logo to the kick drum. If you did it already with the earlier file, don't worry about it. It can be changed later, if needed.

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Also, for #3, if you're going to add the logo to the drum head, you'll need to white out the rest of the drum head, or otherwise make the logo solid.

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    #3: the band picture was only for a reference, not to be added to this one.

    • 3 years ago
  • EricHermanMusic
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I can't seem to add comments... I keep getting an error message.

    • 3 years ago
  • vjkatashi
    vjkatashi
    • 3 years ago

    Sir, Take a look at this image #1

    • 3 years ago
    1. vjkatashi
      vjkatashi
      • 3 years ago

      Sir everything is clear.
      No overlapping no grass no eye ball

      • 3 years ago
    2. EricHermanMusic
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Thanks. Can you please give me one more where there are no eyes anywhere, including the guitar.

      • 3 years ago

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