Colour and background for The Bewitching Yew

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: £20
  • Entries Received: 13
  • Winner: mMm24hours

Contest Brief

Attached is a pen and ink drawing of a tree, I now want some colour added to the image. When finished, this coloured image is to be printed as a greetings card. I have no fixed ideas on the type of colouring, whether a watercolour wash, or detailed colouring, bright or muted. A background should be added that refers to the text below, such as a churchyard, with just the hint of faeries dancing. The bows in the tree should also be picked out subtly.

The tree however must stand out from the background

This is the sixth tree in a set of twelve, here are the other contests for reference:
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Here is the description to appear on the front of the greeting card with the tree:

The Bewitching Yew
Come sit awhile under my shade in a quiet corner of the churchyard. Breathe deeply the aroma of
my sweet fermenting berries; relax as wood nymphs and faeries dance on the edge of your
vision, as your thoughts mingle with your dreams.
Take my bark, my wood, my leaves or my berries, make medicine or poison; your choice.
But save my trunk for the master bowyer; for when the King calls, the longbow is all that will stand
between you and ruin.


Also attached is a sketch of the leaves, I do not want this image on the card, but would like the shape of the leaves represented in some way on the card.

I will need the final drawing in a layered format such as a .psd file as I may with to make slight amendments to the text.
I do not want borders, unless your design incorporates an artistic border. 3D views of the finished design will not influence my decisions.
I will always add comments if I feel they will be constructive, this does not mean I have decided to go with your design, but I always rate every submission.

Image size: 183mm x [url removed, login to view] (landscape)
This is [url removed, login to view] bleed at top, 3mm bleed sides and bottom.
this gives a finished card size of 176mm x 127mm
Text and important detail should be another 5mm in.

Attached is a template the finished card should be fitted into. Please don't submit entries with the template, but rather just the drawing. I would however like the drawing to be added to the template on the winning entry.

Also attached is my preferred font.

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Public Clarification Board

  • perrybond
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    And this contest for the Elm is still running:
    https://www.freelancer.com/contest/The-Malevolent-Elm-40287.html

    • 3 years ago
    1. mMm24hours
      mMm24hours
      • 3 years ago

      i will work on it and if you have any comment on #13 tell me to edit it , thanks for you

      • 3 years ago

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