Artist to Color Illustration for Coloring Book Cover

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $250
  • Entries Received: 51
  • Winner: LenisMar

Contest Brief

We're adding color to the cover of our book and you should be the artist to do it!

Whether you add it with incredible coloring pencils skills, markers, watercolors, or your favorite medium, the colored cover should stand out and look spectacular. It must be eye-catching and professional!

**Make sure to tell me what medium you are using in each entry.**

Other than that, go nuts and explore your creative side!

Download the cover PDF and print it at home.
Pro tip: print it on a A3 paper.

Final results must be digitized properly for maximum resolution. TIFF file required. You must have access to a quality scanner. Here's a video that shows you how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2zzEeC247k

Final file should be a high resolution scan saved as a TIFF or an illustrator file in case of digital coloring.


Find the files and rest of instructions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uaBXCpKJCDh1FJilTkoW-yDnnjqyP_vSSoZZIaCQzHU/edit?usp=sharing

No artistic restrictions. Do your best work!

Happy coloring!


UPDATE:

Hi all, thank you for your entries so far. I'm noticing that most artists are having trouble with the logo areas, the titles, the spine and the text section. These areas have to be treated with care since they should stand out. I suggest to either leave them blank or find a way to color them without overwhelming said areas. Somebody picking up the book would want to read it or see it clearly at least.

Also, we are looking for great coloring: it has to have harmony, think about color combinations that are complimentary and that make the artwork "pop." Shadowing is great. Don't miss your chance to add color variations. For example, I've noticed some artists in the rush to finish the work are coloring entire sections with one single color. That doesn't look good. For example, the letter M in the back cover looks like it has frosting/icing on top. If you color the M green, would the frosting on top be also green? I don't think so. It's like a red velvet cake. The cake is red and the frosting is white. Think about that when you color! Avoid sloppy work!

Thanks everybody.

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Public Clarification Board

  • aimfulmedia
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Hello everyone. We will be selecting a winner this week. Thank you for your patience. If you had a withdrawn entry, please add it back. Thanks

    • 1 month ago
    1. Undinasnow
      Undinasnow
      • 1 month ago

      Hello! Please check the comments on my work, I have added a link for a quality image!
      # 69

      • 1 month ago
    2. ScottCoyotte
      ScottCoyotte
      • 1 month ago

      Thanks for the update!! :D Good luck to everyone!!

      • 1 month ago
  • akifzaman2603
    akifzaman2603
    • 1 month ago

    Please check #68

    • 1 month ago
  • aimfulmedia
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Hello contestants who have not submitted yet. The contest closes in one day. Don't miss your chance to submit your entry!

    • 1 month ago
  • chiwai90
    chiwai90
    • 1 month ago

    I use photoshop and clip studio for coloring.

    • 1 month ago
  • chiwai90
    chiwai90
    • 1 month ago

    Hi, I am working on the project. But I work best digitally. Hope you are okay with that.

    • 1 month ago
  • aimfulmedia
    Contest Holder
    • 2 months ago

    Hello all, thank you for your submissions. We still have 7 days left. We welcome newcomers as well as anyone who wants to submit improved designs. It's time to start submitting full cover images. We're still searching for the submission that takes our breath away! You got this!

    • 2 months ago
    1. akifzaman2603
      akifzaman2603
      • 2 months ago

      what a motivating speech! makes me excited to do the colouring for the fourth time ?

      • 2 months ago
    2. akifzaman2603
      akifzaman2603
      • 1 month ago

      Dear Contest Holder, Please check #59 I have tried watercolor this time keeping the previous color combinations. I hope you like it.

      • 1 month ago
  • akifzaman2603
    akifzaman2603
    • 2 months ago

    Dear Contest Holder, Please check #46 Its the updated version

    • 2 months ago
  • ScottCoyotte
    ScottCoyotte
    • 2 months ago

    i've uploaded the completed cover for entry #13 , has been labeled as #42 . Hope you like it :D i'm open to any changes you would like :3 If you need anything else please let me know :D

    • 2 months ago
  • akifzaman2603
    akifzaman2603
    • 2 months ago

    Please check #41

    • 2 months ago
  • Bazma
    Bazma
    • 2 months ago

    Please Review #34, if you like it then I shall proceed

    • 2 months ago
  • Bazma
    Bazma
    • 2 months ago

    can I download the page, I would like to colour it digitally!

    • 2 months ago
    1. aimfulmedia
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Link to the files are added on the google docs shared on the contest details, thanks.

      • 2 months ago
    2. Bazma
      Bazma
      • 2 months ago

      Thank You so much! :)

      • 2 months ago
  • Daniellecheri
    Daniellecheri
    • 2 months ago

    Hi, my proposal is #24 , I hope it will be to good for you and I look forward to your kind feedback. Thank you!

    • 2 months ago
  • aimfulmedia
    Contest Holder
    • 2 months ago

    Hi all, I'm noticing that some artists are having trouble with the logo areas, the titles, the spine and the text section. These areas have to be treated with care. I suggest to either leave them blank or find a way to color them but without overwhelming said areas. Somebody picking up the book would want to read it or see it clearly at least.

    Also, we are looking for great coloring: it has to have harmony, think about color combinations that are complimentary and that make the artwork "pop." Shadowing is great. Don't miss your chance to add color variations. For example, I've noticed some artists in the rush to finish the work are coloring entire sections with one single color. That doesn't look good. For example, the letter M in the back cover looks like it has frosting/icing on top. If you color the M green, would the frosting on top be also green? I don't think so. It's like a red velvet cake. The cake is red and the frosting is white. Think about that when you color!

    • 2 months ago
  • akifzaman2603
    akifzaman2603
    • 2 months ago

    Dear Contest Holder, please check #19

    • 2 months ago
  • Beena111
    Beena111
    • 2 months ago

    I am doing it. Will upload it as soon as I finish it.

    • 2 months ago
  • aimfulmedia
    Contest Holder
    • 2 months ago

    Hey all, the cover file has been updated. You can find it here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uaBXCpKJCDh1FJilTkoW-yDnnjqyP_vSSoZZIaCQzHU/edit?usp=sharing

    • 2 months ago
    1. akifzaman2603
      akifzaman2603
      • 2 months ago

      Hello there, please check #10 and let me know if you like it or not. please.

      • 2 months ago
  • akifzaman2603
    akifzaman2603
    • 2 months ago

    please check #10

    • 2 months ago
  • manjiribhave
    manjiribhave
    • 2 months ago

    I am artist!! Interested in your project, would like to proceed with digital painting/coloring.Will shortly submit the small sample piece attched in reference document.Many thanks

    • 2 months ago
    1. aimfulmedia
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Great! I am looking forward to see non-digital versions but digital versions are also welcomed. Thanks.

      • 2 months ago
  • ShiulyBrahma
    ShiulyBrahma
    • 2 months ago

    Please give the ai file

    • 2 months ago
    1. aimfulmedia
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Link to the files are added on the google docs shared on the contest details. AI file will be available by tomorrow. Thanks

      • 2 months ago

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