Illustrate Something for a Book Cover

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $100
  • Entries Received: 57
  • Winner: lakmalf

Contest Brief

I need a simple and clean book illustration. It HAS to be a silhouette. Clean, beautiful lines. The colors chosen are up to your imagination. A black silhouette with a white background is acceptable, but so is a purple silhouette with a green or rainbow background. This is for a children's book on the theme of "Fairy Fallout."

Guidelines:
1. The silhouette needs to depict a nuclear-type mushroom cloud with fairies dancing in and out of it. Dragonfly-type wings are preferred.
2. The image needs to be high resolution (at least 300 dpi). PNG format.
3. "Fairy Fallout" is the working title. I would really like to see this formatted like a book cover, so add in the title "Fairy Fallout" to the graphics.
4. This needs to be an original artwork. No exceptions. You agree that you are the creator of the image and that there are no copyright infringements.
5. The winning artwork and all rights associated with it around the world will automatically transfer to me, upon your selection as the winner.

I will be picking a winner at the latest by Wednesday, August 23rd. If an exceptional entry comes in before that, I could award the prize sooner.

NOTE: I HAVE CREATED A VISUAL IDEA OF WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR AND ATTACHED IT AS AN IMAGE FILE. I DID THIS IN MICROSOFT PAINT WITH SOME PICTURES I GOT ONLINE. IT TOOK 10 MINUTES.

HINT: IF YOU WANT TO WIN THIS CONTEST, YOUR PICTURE WILL LOOK EXTREMELY SIMILAR TO THIS. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT YOURS WILL BE ORIGINAL WORK AND NOT PICTURES FROM GOOGLE.

I am hoping that $100 can pay for something very simple like this. Clean lines. Copyright free. Elegant and simple. The more you add to it, the busier it looks. I want a SIMPLE graphic. Solid tones are preferred.

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  • JOB2DONE
    JOB2DONE
    • 4 years ago

    thanks Kate, i can see some light from a distance

    • 4 years ago
  • katefriend
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    I have paid two outside of the contest. Since this is my first contest, I thought that if I awarded someone here, it would automatically close. For that reason, I sent private projects to two winners and even a 4th place winner for $50. However, the person I awarded here hasn't uploaded the files, yet. That means that as far as I am concerned, he has until the end of today or I will award the final $100 prize to someone else.

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

      No problem. The prize is still there as long as you send the files. I also have a copyright release form that I will send to you to sign. Do you have an email I can use?

      • 4 years ago
    2. JOB2DONE
      JOB2DONE
      • 4 years ago

      hi Kate, what do you think about mine?

      • 4 years ago
  • laura5marcela
    laura5marcela
    • 4 years ago

    Hey kate, my design is poor but i have one more but you close

    • 4 years ago
  • eltacha
    eltacha
    • 4 years ago

    I like the winners, but I think that the briefing was a little bit wrong in terms of the simplicity of the illustrations. Only that. I hope everything goes well, greetings!

    • 4 years ago
  • Judith123
    Judith123
    • 4 years ago

    sorry!!#67 not #64

    • 4 years ago
  • Judith123
    Judith123
    • 4 years ago

    hi my entry #64 has not been rated yet. I hope that you will like it!

    • 4 years ago
  • vvit0
    vvit0
    • 4 years ago

    i dont get it - i can see the winners, but at the same time there are 2 days and 22hours to go.. ? Co contest end, or not?

    • 4 years ago
  • DragonFlamely
    DragonFlamely
    • 4 years ago

    Should I make other variations :) . Thanks.

    • 4 years ago
  • katefriend
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    #18, #43, #26, #4, #32, #37, #59 are the main contenders if the current ones don't respond. That doesn't mean that more submissions aren't being accepted. We might even award more prizes if someone wants to really bowl us over.

    • 4 years ago
    1. alwe17
      alwe17
      • 4 years ago

      i'm always ready to submit all the files you need if my entry #37 does get awarded

      • 4 years ago
    2. Judith123
      Judith123
      • 4 years ago

      Hi do you have any comments on how i can improve #39 #49 and #51?

      • 4 years ago
  • katefriend
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    I will be happy to consider you.

    • 4 years ago
  • MagicalDesigner
    MagicalDesigner
    • 4 years ago

    i will be happy if you consider my designs for 4th prize.
    thanks sir

    • 4 years ago
  • MagicalDesigner
    MagicalDesigner
    • 4 years ago

    sir i have tried hard work and provided you #44 #45 #23 #24

    • 4 years ago
  • katefriend
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    These are links to the projects I used to pay the two other contestants. I provide these as proof that I kept my word on having three winners.
    https://www.freelancer.com/projects/Book-Cover.4830949.html
    https://www.freelancer.com/projects/Book-Cover-Winner.html

    • 4 years ago
  • katefriend
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    #31 and #46 have both already been paid $100 each. #17 was offered a 4th place prize of $50, which he hasn't accepted. If #36 doesn't upload the files today (he hasn't responded at all to winning the prize since I awarded it to him), then I will try to award the $100 to #17. If he doesn't respond, then the contest will still be on for the last $100 and a $50 4th prize.

    • 4 years ago
  • ERRICSONRAY
    ERRICSONRAY
    • 4 years ago

    Hello contest holder. is this still on since you said there will be three winners. are you still accepting entries? please update. Thanks

    • 4 years ago
  • Amel90
    Amel90
    • 4 years ago

    #61

    • 4 years ago
  • ERRICSONRAY
    ERRICSONRAY
    • 4 years ago

    hello! please have a look at design #56 . Thanks

    • 4 years ago
  • Amel90
    Amel90
    • 4 years ago

    Check #52

    • 4 years ago
  • Judith123
    Judith123
    • 4 years ago

    I made #51 more colorful :)

    • 4 years ago
  • fcboss
    fcboss
    • 4 years ago

    Hi! Improved what you told me to, Thank you for your feedback. Please check #46

    • 4 years ago
  • MagicalDesigner
    MagicalDesigner
    • 4 years ago

    please check it #45 and give me feedback.

    • 4 years ago
  • MagicalDesigner
    MagicalDesigner
    • 4 years ago

    please check it #44 and give me feedback.
    thanks

    • 4 years ago
  • Amel90
    Amel90
    • 4 years ago

    New #42

    • 4 years ago
  • DragonFlamely
    DragonFlamely
    • 4 years ago

    Hi. I really love the idea. Can tell me should i give it a shot. Here's my art http://dragonflamebg.deviantart.com/gallery/

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

      Yeah, give it a go. I really like your Birds Silhouette face piece. I think you have a real shot, judging by your work.

      • 4 years ago
  • Amel90
    Amel90
    • 4 years ago

    Check #40

    • 4 years ago
  • alwe17
    alwe17
    • 4 years ago

    hi ma'am, i have submitted my entry #37, i have included a 3d render of what it might look like if printed on the cover of a book

    feedbacks are highly appreciated, thank you =D

    • 4 years ago
  • bbngno
    bbngno
    • 4 years ago

    see #26 thanks!

    • 4 years ago
  • MagicalDesigner
    MagicalDesigner
    • 4 years ago

    please check #23

    • 4 years ago
  • MagicalDesigner
    MagicalDesigner
    • 4 years ago

    kindly mam i working on your mockup please wait 2 hours i am send you my best :)

    • 4 years ago
  • lakmalf
    lakmalf
    • 4 years ago

    and check #21.
    good luck Sir

    • 4 years ago
  • lakmalf
    lakmalf
    • 4 years ago

    hi, please check #17

    • 4 years ago
  • katefriend
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    I am so glad you did!

    • 4 years ago
  • fcboss
    fcboss
    • 4 years ago

    Please whait just a few minutes. I will upload mine now!

    • 4 years ago
  • katefriend
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Authors name (and the title for that matter) are not necessary. Really just looking for the art. The title was asked for so that I could get an idea of how it might be placed on the artwork.

    • 4 years ago
  • kiekoomonster
    kiekoomonster
    • 4 years ago

    what's the author's name? will it be included in the cover?

    • 4 years ago
  • katefriend
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    I am looking into awarding more than one winner at this point. Keep submitting! These are wonderful! I will be actively critiquing each entry. Please, don't get your feelings hurt. As with all things business, this is just about making something that will entice consumers to buy this product over the hundreds of other choices.

    • 4 years ago
  • joemellis
    joemellis
    • 4 years ago

    hi katefriend,
    i will be creating a posting shortly,
    was wondering, when the book is published will we recieve printed credits for our illustration?

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

      Yes. Printed credits will be given if and when the book is published, with your artwork. Whether your work will be actually used will be up to the publisher. This is simply the Author's desired cover art.

      • 4 years ago
  • joemellis
    joemellis
    • 4 years ago

    hi katefriend,

    regarding dimensions you say this is for a childrens book,what is the finished print dimensions of the book, this is important to determine land scape or portrait, or you may have chosen a custom sizing to appeal more to your target audience

    also regarding lettering and lay out for your Title, do you have a font idea in mind or would you like a custom font made,
    do you have any prefrence for any particular lay out style

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

      7.5" x 5.5" is the standard size that is being looked at right now. I would like the image in high enough resolution to scale it up and enlarge it, if needed.

      • 4 years ago
  • GraphicKelly
    GraphicKelly
    • 4 years ago

    hello! I'm working on a cover right now, BUT question: is there an author or any other sort of credit besides just the title that needs to go on the cover?

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

      If you want to, you can put Ryan Friend on it.

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

      Also, take a look at the visual example that I posted. Good luck!

      • 4 years ago
  • katefriend
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    I have updated the description. Take a look at the "visual example" of what I am looking for. This needs to be elegant and simple. Clean lines. It should be easy for the right person. Try to stick close to the sample.

    • 4 years ago
  • katefriend
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    I would like the image to be scalable,but the book will be 7.5" x 5.5"

    • 4 years ago

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