Character illustration for a bicycle ride

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $250
  • Entries Received: 91
  • Winner: biboofamily

Contest Brief

TWe want a pig on a bicycle to be our mascot for a bike ride called Tour de Fuzz. The illustration is meant to act as a commonly recognized caricature to help with our branding, much like The Michelin (tire) Man, Ronald McDonald. This caricature will NOT be replacing the logo, but augmenting all marketing communications and merchandise, and to be iconic with the Tour de Fuzz brand (visible on the current website: [url removed, login to view]).

*The design will be used in print materials, on the website, and in our merchandise. The design should be easily used across multiple platforms, but it should not be childish and intriguing graphic work is encouraged.
*The bicycle ride is mostly for adults, mostly male, many of them work as police or in law enforcement or in emergency services). This means it should be an adult male pig, masculine (yet still appealing to women)
*The illustration should also be wholesome -- the kind of illustration that would be acceptable for the Olympics to use. The 'mood' of the pig should be intense (as if he is competing in the olympics) but not angry.
*The pig is also probably better if it is NOT colored pink, since it will be used prominently on clothing, mostly men's clothing (cycling jerseys, tshirts, etc.) -- it would be better if it is colored with grey, black, blue, white, red.
*Above all, it needs to be clear that it is a pig (or boar) and he should have 'personality', probably looking directly at us. Keep in mind you are creating a character that we will use permanently!
*He should be somewhat human-like, clearly a pig but walking around on 2 legs (for an example, look up Clo the Cow)

Here are further details:

A. Details about usage of the design:
• Clothing, with designs varying in future years. Mostly cycling clothing (jersey, bibs, jacket), t-shirt, hooded shirt, socks.
• Print materials: magnet, rack card, flyers of varying sizes, posters.
• Online on Tour de Fuzz websites, etc.
• Potentially signs, decals, etc.

B. Requirements:
Vector art illustration of a pig bicycling. The design should go well with or without the tour de fuzz logo (as it appears at [url removed, login to view]) and should look good at various sizes.

C. Design Parameters (General Tone):
• Generally masculine (e.g. pig may be more of a wild boar, such as a razorback pig), must be an adult pig
• May be driven/intense personality (he is in the middle of hard exercise), but not angry.
• The design should be highly catchy and have personality
• Best colors are those we use on our website: blue, black, grey, white, red. The colors represent the colors of emergencies (flashing lights from ambulances or police cars).
• Some suggestions: We like the retro bicycle poster look. (see [url removed, login to view]). Or it may be somewhat edgy (e.g. more like tattoo art).
• Avoid being too 'cartoonish' -- this design is not a kid's cartoon. It should be appealing and have personality, but not cutesy.
• He should not be 'fat'. He does not need to be 'fit' (it is desirable for him to still be pig-like) but just bulky or with a 'pudge' not obese.

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  • Ojiek
    Ojiek
    • 3 years ago

    nice try #80 ... i saw that pig head before http://idobbq.com/hogs-gone-wild-competition-bbq-team/

    • 3 years ago
    1. StephenMina2013
      StephenMina2013
      • 3 years ago

      In all fairness I think you improved the original version, I like what you done to the "Hogs gone Wild" version, it has slightly more shadows and you turned the ears round nicely, good work! Not sure it will be allowed but you never know?

      • 3 years ago
    2. vitorkanamura
      vitorkanamura
      • 3 years ago

      yeah.. very similar !!

      • 3 years ago
  • mckirbz
    mckirbz
    • 3 years ago

    Congratulation!

    • 3 years ago
  • StephenMina2013
    StephenMina2013
    • 3 years ago

    Just out of interest what did you think of my designs, I value your feedback even if this contest has ended.

    • 3 years ago
  • StephenMina2013
    StephenMina2013
    • 3 years ago

    Thanks for the contest, I think you should check out the link that was shown up on here earlier, there is a designer out there that has just had their hogs face copied onto this contest. http://idobbq.com/hogs-gone-wild-competition-bbq-team/

    • 3 years ago
  • ss8140
    ss8140
    • 3 years ago

    #119

    • 3 years ago
  • abdolilustrador
    abdolilustrador
    • 3 years ago

    Hi!
    Please, a feedback of #113
    Thanks!!

    • 3 years ago
  • vitorkanamura
    vitorkanamura
    • 3 years ago

    check #115.. and give your feedback please ..

    • 3 years ago
  • ss8140
    ss8140
    • 3 years ago

    #117 will blow your mind!

    • 3 years ago
  • Wagner2013
    Wagner2013
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #86, #87, Thanks!

    • 3 years ago
  • mckirbz
    mckirbz
    • 3 years ago

    Hello there pls check #109

    • 3 years ago
  • vitorkanamura
    vitorkanamura
    • 3 years ago

    Hi !! I made a new version for you !!
    I hope you like it !! #114.. thank you !!

    • 3 years ago
  • abdolilustrador
    abdolilustrador
    • 3 years ago

    Hi again!
    Please, check the pig #113
    I hope you like it.
    I will appreciate a feedback.
    I wait your answer.
    Thanks!!

    • 3 years ago
  • ss8140
    ss8140
    • 3 years ago

    Don't close before the end plz!

    • 3 years ago
  • abdolilustrador
    abdolilustrador
    • 3 years ago

    Hi!
    Please, check #104 and #105
    I hope you like it.
    I wait your answer.
    Thanks!!!

    • 3 years ago
  • estela51
    estela51
    • 3 years ago

    send a new delivery

    • 3 years ago
  • Milos009
    Milos009
    • 3 years ago

    please comment #99

    • 3 years ago
  • abdolilustrador
    abdolilustrador
    • 3 years ago

    Hi!
    Please wait.
    I am working in your design.
    Thanks!

    • 3 years ago
  • chubi91
    chubi91
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #91, #92 and give me feedback, thanks !

    • 3 years ago
  • victorshade9999
    victorshade9999
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #89

    • 3 years ago
  • Wagner2013
    Wagner2013
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #86, #87, Thanks!

    • 3 years ago
  • Hotata
    Hotata
    • 3 years ago

    Good day, check please #82 , I need your opinion.

    • 3 years ago
  • biboofamily
    biboofamily
    • 3 years ago

    Hi sir, please check PM and comment on sketch #80

    • 3 years ago
  • tourdefuzz
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Fun is good! We like some of the humorous elements as long as they aren't too childish. That is, calling it the "Tour de Fuzz" is humorous to begin with, and using a pig mascot is very humorous (since both fuzz and pig are words for police). So if the illustration is a bit more fun/humorous, that is a plus!

    • 3 years ago
    1. estela51
      estela51
      • 3 years ago

      I love to participate in May I will be in Paris maybe see t-shirts with my logo printed

      • 3 years ago
    2. estela51
      estela51
      • 3 years ago

      The logo is vector, it seems fun and can simply be any size

      • 3 years ago
  • Milos009
    Milos009
    • 3 years ago

    Please check PM

    • 3 years ago
  • Milos009
    Milos009
    • 3 years ago

    Hi

    • 3 years ago
    1. Milos009
      Milos009
      • 3 years ago

      Please comment on sketch #75

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

      Nice work! We like #2 better (but without the helmet, maybe a cycling cap) but we like the legs of #1 better. Since the condition is to be vector art, I'm assuming it will be put in that?

      • 3 years ago
  • Wagner2013
    Wagner2013
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #69, #70, Thanks!

    • 3 years ago
  • jorgeromero3d
    jorgeromero3d
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #65 #66 #67 Thank you

    • 3 years ago
  • jorgeromero3d
    jorgeromero3d
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #63 Thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • tourdefuzz
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Bicycle helmet is not necessary. Optional, but I think the ones without a helmet look better. I'd suggest either no helmet or a cycling cap.

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

      I mean: nothing on the head at all or a cycling cap instead of a helmet

      • 3 years ago
  • Wagner2013
    Wagner2013
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #62. Thank you

    • 3 years ago
  • jorgeromero3d
    jorgeromero3d
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #61

    • 3 years ago
  • tourdefuzz
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    IMPORTANT -- If we come up with a 5 star winner, we may also have more work for him/her... help with poster, tshirt design and more. Our hope is to find an illustrator to work with long-term!

    • 3 years ago
  • vitorkanamura
    vitorkanamura
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #50.. and give your feedback. Thank you !!

    • 3 years ago
  • victorshade9999
    victorshade9999
    • 3 years ago

    Dear Sir, I submitted new entries #55, #56 and #57. Please let me know your opinion.

    • 3 years ago
  • StephenMina2013
    StephenMina2013
    • 3 years ago

    Just working on this image, hope your not planning on closing soon.

    • 3 years ago
  • Snoop99
    Snoop99
    • 3 years ago

    A better version, #43. Thank you very much!

    • 3 years ago
  • Snoop99
    Snoop99
    • 3 years ago

    Please, check #42. We hope you like it. Thank you a lot!

    • 3 years ago
  • victorshade9999
    victorshade9999
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #41. Thank you.

    • 3 years ago
  • artnimator
    artnimator
    • 3 years ago

    #37 pls check my ruff entry, thank you :)

    • 3 years ago
  • unsoftmanbox
    unsoftmanbox
    • 3 years ago

    http://kirichenkov.cgsociety.org my work

    • 3 years ago
  • estela51
    estela51
    • 3 years ago

    Is a pig or boar?

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

      Could be either. If it is a pig, it shouldn't be too cutesy -- it is an adult pig and it is into fitness.

      • 3 years ago
  • tourdefuzz
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Here's a good EXAMPLE of a great brand icon/mascot: Clo the Cow. See examples here: http://cloverstornetta.com/2011/07/2000/2000wholly-cow/
    and
    http://www.empirerunners.org/otherraces?eventId=399669&EventViewMode=EventDetails

    Except we want a cycling pig (one that is more masculine).

    • 3 years ago

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