Cartoon for Salmon Swimming Upstream

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $490
  • Entries Received: 41
  • Winner: chrisguiblin

Contest Brief

I would like a cartoon illustration that shows the following:
- salmon swimming upstream
- one salmon thinks about the problem differently and solves it by catching a lift upstream instead of swimming the hard way with all the other salmon
- the broad themes i am trying to get across through the illustration are:
1. we have a big challenge this year and we are all going to have to work hard to achieve our goals
2. we need to think differently about our challenges to see if we can solve problems more efficiently
3. we can do it.
I would also like a second version of the illustration that is simplified with just a single salmon.
Please note i would like a very simple illustration/cartoon and not a very very detailed sketch. The simplier the better.

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  • YogNel
    YogNel
    • 4 years ago

    #36 #37 #38

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

      Hi - i like 38. the first image but is there any way you can make the water look like a river rather than an ocean? also can you make the fish look more like salmon fish please. thank you

      • 4 years ago
    2. YogNel
      YogNel
      • 4 years ago

      Have you already selected a winner?

      • 4 years ago
  • Jun01
    Jun01
    • 4 years ago

    Hi, can you tell me exactly what style cartoon/illustration you want? Do you want something realistic, cartoony or in-between (like a comic-book)? Or are you undecided as to the style you require? Thanks.

    • 4 years ago
    1. Jun01
      Jun01
      • 4 years ago

      I would have been happy to do that but there's about only 7 minutes left in the contest, do you plan on extending it?

      • 4 years ago
    2. Jun01
      Jun01
      • 4 years ago

      Wish I'd avoided this project.

      • 4 years ago
  • Jun01
    Jun01
    • 4 years ago

    What are the issues with #20, so I can make changes, please?
    Have you selected any entrants and are working with them to finalize their design(s)?
    Thanks.

    • 4 years ago
  • YogNel
    YogNel
    • 4 years ago

    Any 3-4-5 stars yet?

    • 4 years ago
  • maygan
    maygan
    • 4 years ago

    please feedback for #39

    • 4 years ago
  • wardv
    wardv
    • 4 years ago

    how are #1 and #2?

    • 4 years ago
  • Jun01
    Jun01
    • 4 years ago

    Please describe the illustrative/cartoon style you prefer as there are many. For example, do you like the traditional black-outlined comic-style drawings or a more child-like, fun cartoony style.

    • 4 years ago
  • Jun01
    Jun01
    • 4 years ago

    Hello,
    What are the issues with #20, so I can make changes, please?
    Have you selected any entrants and are working with them to finalize their design(s)?
    Thanks.

    • 4 years ago
  • aarpum18
    aarpum18
    • 4 years ago

    Hi,a s per the correction of salmon who catches a lift somehow so he is a bit faster than the other salmon. here it is. please give feedback of #27 and #28. Awaiting reply and let me know if there is any change. Thanks, aarpum18

    • 4 years ago
    1. aarpum18
      aarpum18
      • 4 years ago

      Hello, is it ok or need to change? Thanks, aarpum18

      • 4 years ago
  • maygan
    maygan
    • 4 years ago

    Hello,

    please feedback for #25 . Thank you.

    • 4 years ago
    1. maygan
      maygan
      • 4 years ago

      and #25

      • 4 years ago
    2. maygan
      maygan
      • 4 years ago

      #26

      • 4 years ago
  • Stevieyuki
    Stevieyuki
    • 4 years ago

    Hi, have you checked entry #16? Please give feedback about my entry so I can modify it. Thank you.

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

      Hi - i think you could remove the words at the bottom of the picture please. is there a way you could show that one of the salmon are catching a lift or a ride of some sort to get upsteram faster?
      It also seems like the fish are swimming across rather than upstream so if this can be fixed that would be good thanks. Regards

      • 4 years ago
    2. Stevieyuki
      Stevieyuki
      • 4 years ago

      How about entry #23 and #24? Hope you like them. Thank you. Regards, Stevie. :)

      • 4 years ago
  • Jun01
    Jun01
    • 4 years ago

    Hello, feedback and a rating for #20, please. Thanks.

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

      looks good thanks

      • 4 years ago
  • Jun01
    Jun01
    • 4 years ago

    Please see and reply to PM. You can click on the blue \'Jun01\' above to ge there.

    • 4 years ago
  • aarpum18
    aarpum18
    • 4 years ago

    Hi, please check #17, its rough sketch to just give idea about salmon showing spirit and facing the challenges in beautiful way. I am working on original. As just to get idea I have put rough sketch. Please give feedback am I on right path? Thanks, aarpum18

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

      Hi, the salmon look fine thanks but i am after one salmon who catches a lift somehow so he is a bit faster than the other salmon. i hope that makes sense.

      • 4 years ago
    2. donnmarlou
      donnmarlou
      • 4 years ago

      hi some feedback about # 4 and 8 tnx :)

      • 4 years ago
  • donnmarlou
    donnmarlou
    • 4 years ago

    hi! please rate # 4 and #8 tnx :)

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

      Hi - your illustration is great but a little too symbolic for what we are after. is it possible you can create something a bit more realistic looking of the salmon swimming upstream and one salmon taking a lift? you don\'t need to have the caption at the bottom either thanks.

      • 4 years ago
  • grafixsoul
    grafixsoul
    • 4 years ago

    What about entry#3 and private comment please.

    • 4 years ago
    1. grafixsoul
      grafixsoul
      • 4 years ago

      What about entry#10?

      • 4 years ago
    2. leoniekemp
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      Hi your fish look like dolphins rather than salmon. are you able to change them so they look more like salmon?

      • 4 years ago
  • YogNel
    YogNel
    • 4 years ago

    Hello, Please check #15

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

      Hi, your Number 14 is very good but can you redo the image so the salmon on the ski is going in the same direction as the other salmon?

      • 4 years ago
  • artinearth
    artinearth
    • 4 years ago

    Hi, can I have feedback for #18 please?

    Thanks

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

      Hi - I think your image is great thanks.

      • 4 years ago
  • Utnapistin
    Utnapistin
    • 4 years ago

    Hi.
    I\'m working on my submission.
    Please do not end contest before time runs out.
    Thanks

    • 4 years ago
  • artinearth
    artinearth
    • 4 years ago

    Hi, please don\'t close the contest early!

    Thanks

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

      ok i won\'t

      • 4 years ago
  • donnmarlou
    donnmarlou
    • 4 years ago

    just to clarify ,how many images are needed and what are the specific sizes? tnx

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

      two images but the second image will just be a subset of the first. ie. the first image will be the main image with multiple salmon swimming upstream. the second image will just show one salmon. high resolution image if possible so we can print. size ideally about 5cms x 5cms or whatever is near to that.

      • 4 years ago

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