Create an Illustration for a book cover

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $110
  • Entries Received: 49
  • Winner: Spln

Contest Brief

I have written a young adult's fantasy book and I need an illustration for the cover. The cover illustration will be of two teenage boys and a green European ( Not Eastern) style dragon. The boys should be dressed as simple present day teenagers i.e) t-shirt and jeans. One of the boys should have very dark brown hair, the other should have light brown hair. The boy with the dark brown hair should appear slightly older than the boy with the light brown hair.
The background can be that of a forest or clearing, just so long as it's 'natural' cool climate backdrop.

This contest has been set up to find a cover illustration for the first book, there will be four more books published, so there is further work potential for the contest winner. Contest winner will be credited in the published work.

At this point i am open to most styles, i have attached an example of a style that i feel would work particularly well for this cover.

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  • dreae82
    Contest Holder
    • 5 years ago

    I would like to thank all the artists for taking the time to submit their entries, your efforts are appreciated. Many of the works are incredibly impressive. I will be contacting 4 of you in the next week with separate project offers. In the meantime the prize will be awarded to the work that we feel works best with the book. Thank you again everyone for your participation.

    • 5 years ago
    1. DragonFlamely
      DragonFlamely
      • 5 years ago

      it was a pleasure!

      • 5 years ago
  • elderwand86
    elderwand86
    • 5 years ago

    Please check #81 . Thanks you.

    • 5 years ago
  • Spln
    Spln
    • 5 years ago

    Hi, thank you for extending the time, find my work here #80 ,
    best regards

    • 5 years ago
  • TsN5
    TsN5
    • 5 years ago

    #79 :) Thank you.

    • 5 years ago
  • jyuss77
    jyuss77
    • 5 years ago

    Have a look at #78 please... thanks

    • 5 years ago
  • lakmalf
    lakmalf
    • 5 years ago

    Hi, #77

    • 5 years ago
  • jyuss77
    jyuss77
    • 5 years ago

    #71 for the larger size, thanks

    • 5 years ago
  • jyuss77
    jyuss77
    • 5 years ago

    Hi, Please check #70 entry ... thanks

    • 5 years ago
  • momotaros
    momotaros
    • 5 years ago

    the final cover will look like this: http://www.mundoreturn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/vagrantstory.jpg colors etc...

    • 5 years ago
  • umby
    umby
    • 5 years ago

    Please check #69

    • 5 years ago
  • umby
    umby
    • 5 years ago

    Please check #68

    • 5 years ago
  • jyuss77
    jyuss77
    • 5 years ago

    Hi, please check #59 entry... thanks

    • 5 years ago
    1. jyuss77
      jyuss77
      • 5 years ago

      Thanks to contest holder for rating my work and extended time, i'll do my best for you.

      • 5 years ago
  • ermelindaardini
    ermelindaardini
    • 5 years ago

    A feedback for entry #64 will be nice, thank you.

    • 5 years ago
  • elderwand86
    elderwand86
    • 5 years ago

    Please check #62 . Thanks you.

    • 5 years ago
  • momotaros
    momotaros
    • 5 years ago

    Please check the entry #58 -

    • 5 years ago
  • Spln
    Spln
    • 5 years ago

    I'm sorry, due to private circumstances I won't be able to finish the work until tuesday, 17th. Best regards, Bart.

    • 5 years ago
  • akgallentes
    akgallentes
    • 5 years ago

    please give feedback on #49
    here are sample artworks of what I am capable of if you wish that I continue with the design: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tgpfc3gpy20psf5/request%20nazgul.jpg
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/68287em7at2by1x/gunslinger.jpg
    thank you for the opportunity!

    • 5 years ago
  • umby
    umby
    • 5 years ago

    Please check #48

    • 5 years ago
  • Createrra8
    Createrra8
    • 5 years ago

    Please take time to rate my work #39

    • 5 years ago
  • elderwand86
    elderwand86
    • 5 years ago

    Please check #40 . Thanks you.

    • 5 years ago
  • lakmalf
    lakmalf
    • 5 years ago

    hi, please feedback to #37

    • 5 years ago
  • egutidzegio
    egutidzegio
    • 5 years ago

    please check #36

    • 5 years ago
  • Spector01
    Spector01
    • 5 years ago

    Please left me feedback #35

    • 5 years ago
  • WinterAu
    WinterAu
    • 5 years ago

    hi~i am new here but i still want to join the contest ;]

    • 5 years ago
  • Createrra8
    Createrra8
    • 5 years ago

    On what ages are they? young teens? or somewhere 18?

    • 5 years ago
  • Createrra8
    Createrra8
    • 5 years ago

    What's the relationship between the teenagers and the dragon??? Are they fighting the dragon? or are they all companions?

    • 5 years ago
  • lemonpanda
    lemonpanda
    • 5 years ago

    Hi Dreae,
    If I may ask, what's the dimension of the book? Is it portrait, landscape, or perhaps square sized? It would be helpful to know so that I can draw it to fit the book cover. Thanks in advance!
    Regards,
    LP

    • 5 years ago
  • khauz
    khauz
    • 5 years ago

    Hello. Will you need a back cover? I can design an illustration for both sides, just like Harry Potter books.

    http://www.seanpaune.com/images/books/hpdhuslargefull.jpg

    • 5 years ago
  • totta00spy
    totta00spy
    • 5 years ago

    please check #25 - 25# i hope u like it...am so happy with this chance u give us

    • 5 years ago
  • publishinggurus
    publishinggurus
    • 5 years ago

    You need it cartoon style or realistic?

    • 5 years ago
    1. dreae82
      Contest Holder
      • 5 years ago

      Hi I would prefer a more realistic style.

      • 5 years ago
    2. skllyanin
      skllyanin
      • 5 years ago

      http://yatingsunportfolio.blogspot.com
      Hey, take a look my stuff, hope we can work together!

      • 5 years ago
  • Vixxxen
    Vixxxen
    • 5 years ago

    please check and rate #18 #19 feedback would be great!

    Thank you

    • 5 years ago
  • ibnfadlan
    ibnfadlan
    • 5 years ago

    HELLO
    http://alexei.cghub.com/images/
    Does my style fit with what you're looking for?

    • 5 years ago
  • egutidzegio
    egutidzegio
    • 5 years ago

    i hav question witch contest holder. do u want onle cover example or full versions of cover ?

    • 5 years ago
  • allensoard
    allensoard
    • 5 years ago

    http://asoard.deviantart.com/gallery/ Does my style fit with what you're looking for?

    • 5 years ago
    1. dreae82
      Contest Holder
      • 5 years ago

      Hi Allen, your work is wonderful, do you have anything a little more 2D looking?

      • 5 years ago
    2. allensoard
      allensoard
      • 5 years ago

      Actually I don't and I'm guessing that's more of what you're looking for. Good luck everyone!

      • 5 years ago
  • egutidzegio
    egutidzegio
    • 5 years ago

    check #15

    • 5 years ago
  • kabarsa
    kabarsa
    • 5 years ago

    Please have a look at my style and tell me please if it fits http://kabarsa.daportfolio.com

    • 5 years ago
  • AlexanderWelsh73
    AlexanderWelsh73
    • 5 years ago

    What is the title of the story? Knowing this would help -I can incorporate the title into the illustration and work on a font that matches the style.

    • 5 years ago
  • onez82
    onez82
    • 5 years ago

    Hello, do you think this style could match?
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cAIqj5BBL7o/UZqPBY6DQnI/AAAAAAAAD7M/KhDb4b246Oo/s1600/the-old-man-and-the-sea.jpg


    Thank you very much

    • 5 years ago
    1. DragonFlamely
      DragonFlamely
      • 5 years ago

      Onez82, Awesome illustration btw

      • 5 years ago
    2. dreae82
      Contest Holder
      • 5 years ago

      Yes, definitely! I hadn't considered that style but it would work.

      • 5 years ago
  • JOB2DONE
    JOB2DONE
    • 5 years ago

    hello, would you mind rating mine?

    • 5 years ago
  • Abdulhadijatoi
    Abdulhadijatoi
    • 5 years ago

    I can make same to same like your attached file so i wanted to ask you?

    • 5 years ago
  • technomatic
    technomatic
    • 5 years ago

    Working

    • 5 years ago
  • DragonFlamely
    DragonFlamely
    • 5 years ago

    http://dragonflamebg.deviantart.com/gallery/ Should i give it a shot? Thanks.

    • 5 years ago

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