Children's Book Illustration

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $200
  • Entries Received: 34
  • Winner: Grandeluxe

Contest Brief

This project is a Children's book that requires illustrations on every other page. The illustrations are simple, requiring a fade-in effect so as to allow the illustration to be placed anywhere on the page. Each illustration will be quite similar, in that they will all have a similar view. The idea is that the reader is looking through a window into a small decorative tree, just outside the window, and looking at a bird nest similar to what is shown in the attached photo. However, each illustration will have only slight changes to the nest as follows:
1. looking out a small room window at a partial bird nest in small decorative tree
2. looking out a small room window at a partial bird nest in small decorative tree
3. looking out a small room window at a bird nest with three to four small bird eggs
4. looking out a small room window at a bird nest with three small baby birds with no feathers
5. looking out a small room window at a bird nest with three young birds with feathers
6. looking out a small room window at an empty bird nest

I'm not looking for a cartoon drawing, but somewhat realistic. I'm unsure on selecting a penciled drawing, or something in color. Maybe something that is in color with pencil effect.

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  • keithopson
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    I wanted to thank each of you for your hard work. I've been very impressed by the level of professionalism and dedication that each of you have, and for working with me on drawing what was so difficult for me to explain was in my mind. I had a bunch of little helpers in deciding which illustrations to select. Some have asked why I'm purchased multiple entries. To explain this, I can only say that many of you helped to bring to life what I was seeing in my mind. Your drawings brought forward emotions that I will always hold dear. This has been a journey, and you have been a wonderful part of it. I don't take any of your hard work for granted. This is my simple way of saying thank you!

    If, and when the time comes that I have the opportunity to use your illustrations, I will gladly and faithfully give you the credit that you deserve for your hard work and dedication. Thank You once again! God Bless.

    • 1 year ago
  • keithopson
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    Thank you all for your submissions. There are still a few days left on this contest. Your submissions and changes are very nice. Keep it up! Your submissions are making it increasingly difficult to make a decision. Once again, thank you all for your submissions.

    • 2 years ago
  • adrianabuzoianu
    adrianabuzoianu
    • 2 years ago

    Do you whant the room, a character in it or just the window, tree and bird nest?

    • 2 years ago
    1. keithopson
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      no character needed at this time. You can have partial room if you like, but not necessary for each image.

      • 2 years ago
  • hanantabak2
    hanantabak2
    • 2 years ago

    can you please provide an example of how you want the pencil style to be?

    • 2 years ago
    1. hanantabak2
      hanantabak2
      • 2 years ago

      something like this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/71002131599988093/

      • 2 years ago
    2. keithopson
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      maybe something like this: http://newdrawings.blogspot.com/2012/10/tree-drawing.html

      But it doesn't have to be realistic. This is for children aged 2-5

      • 2 years ago
  • elysaud
    elysaud
    • 2 years ago

    Must it be that kind of tree? can not be another type of tree where the nest is more visible?

    • 2 years ago
    1. keithopson
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      It can be another type of tree as you suggest. Thank you.

      • 2 years ago
  • limonzz
    limonzz
    • 2 years ago

    working on it.

    • 2 years ago
  • elysaud
    elysaud
    • 2 years ago

    working

    • 2 years ago
  • pliiats
    pliiats
    • 2 years ago

    Hi. Young birds - which species?

    • 2 years ago
    1. keithopson
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Mockingbirds. Great question. Thank you!

      • 2 years ago
  • elysaud
    elysaud
    • 2 years ago

    Would you accept a realistic drawing in crayons? or do you need drawings with vectors? Professional illustrations for children are usually made by hand. they are artistic compassions.

    • 2 years ago
    1. keithopson
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      I would be willing to consider crayons. I would love to see an example of what you are talking about to ensure I'm understanding correctly.

      • 2 years ago
    2. alessandroleone
      alessandroleone
      • 2 years ago

      the type of technique is not important, but the quality! #increaseprize

      • 2 years ago
  • lalinea
    lalinea
    • 2 years ago

    Should the difference between 1 and 2 be in the degree of completion of the nest?

    • 2 years ago
    1. keithopson
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Yes. Exactly. Great question.

      • 2 years ago
  • moatasemreda
    moatasemreda
    • 2 years ago

    what do u mean with " fade effect " ?? do you mean it must have some kind of transparent edges ?

    • 2 years ago
    1. keithopson
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      I don't have to have a fade effect, but was just thinking of how a photo can have a focussed view, then the edges seem to go out of focus, almost like a depth of field change. I hope this helps.

      • 2 years ago
  • hanantabak2
    hanantabak2
    • 2 years ago

    by decorative tree you mean a tree with flowers on it?

    • 2 years ago
    1. keithopson
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      The type of tree has no flowers. It's similar to the tree in the photo of the above link. When I'm describing decorative, I was more meaning that it is a tree used for landscaping around your house, and one that does not grow large. I hope this helps.

      • 2 years ago
    2. keithopson
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      However, please also note that the drawing would not be showing the complete tree, just the portion of the tree that can be seen in the photo I provided. Thank you for your inquiry.

      • 2 years ago

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