Illustrate Something for New Book

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $190
  • Entries Received: 13
  • Winner: Decafe

Contest Brief

Here is a snippet of a section of a new kids book that is being self-published and I am looking for an illustrator who would like to help me bring the story to life through beautiful illustrations.

In this contest, I am only needing you to create a one page illustration that would sit alongside the text below. In this childrens book, this is essentially two pages. The characters are GingerBread People (the boy must have two buttons and the girl must have one button) and they are on the edge of a deep, dark forest on their way to a huge brown mountain.

There is no restrictions as to the artist tools in which you use, it just has to be something you will be proud of and are willing to share the world. It also has be able to be printed into a colourful children's book.

Once a winner has been chosen, they will then be engaged to complete 16 pages for me to illustrate the entire book. To be negotiated at the time of engagement.

From the book, choose a scene below and show me your stuff:

"They filled up their packs and headed out towards the great mountain which loomed in the distance. It looked like it was too far away to ever get there, but they were determined to try. They walked for days over the grassy hills. One day they came to the edge of a deep forest.

“It’s pretty dark in there, Benny,” said Rose.
“It sure is, but we’ll find our way,” said Benny.

They held hands and walked into the forest. When they felt scared they would whistle and that would make them feel better. After they had passed through the forest they began to hear a rumbling sound in the distance. They walked on and the sound got louder.

“It’s a river!” said Rose.
They came to a steep gorge and peered over the edge. White-water roared below them.
“I wouldn’t want to get dunked in there! It looks as white as milk,” exclaimed Benny.

Near them was a rickety old wooden bridge.

“I don’t think we can walk across that,” said Benny.
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I can't wait to see your submissions.......
The production of this book is a dream of mine and I can't wait for you to be part of it.

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“AN AMAZING ILLUSTRATOR. Great technique, eye for detail and just beautiful work. Thank you SO SO much for helping my dream to come true.”

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Public Clarification Board

  • lendula
    lendula
    • 4 years ago

    please check #13

    • 4 years ago
  • MagicRabbit
    MagicRabbit
    • 4 years ago

    Hello, thank you for the invitation. Is is possible to extend the time of the contest?

    • 4 years ago
  • sunita1730
    sunita1730
    • 4 years ago

    your illustration is not clear.
    If it helps to chose my blog is dnesavi.blogspot.com

    • 4 years ago
  • DragonFlamely
    DragonFlamely
    • 4 years ago

    Hi. I'm little late probably but here is some of my drawings http://dragonflamebg.deviantart.com/gallery/. Should give it a shot? Because your story sound very interesting and fun to illustrate.

    • 4 years ago
  • noorulain0412
    noorulain0412
    • 4 years ago

    I've submitted my entry... I'll change the dimensions if you'd like to do so... Hope it would be up to your expectations... Thanks!

    • 4 years ago
    1. noorulain0412
      noorulain0412
      • 4 years ago

      Hi please rate #7

      • 4 years ago
  • Katherinelobo
    Katherinelobo
    • 4 years ago

    Hi! I´m working :) Do you preffer some dimension? (high/wide)

    • 4 years ago
    1. MIrador11
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      26.5 x 26.5 centimetres
      can't wait to see you entry

      • 4 years ago
  • cowlickbros
    cowlickbros
    • 4 years ago

    thanks for inviting me to your contest. i'll try to come up with an entry as soon as i'm done with my prior commitments. is there anyway that there will be a budget for the illustrations for the pages of the book instead of none at all? as this will be more inviting to have more entries in the contest. just a suggestion. thanks again for inviting me

    • 4 years ago
    1. MIrador11
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      No problems and yes, a budget for illustrations is definitely possible :)

      • 4 years ago
    2. MIrador11
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      Changed it now so the brief now states that the 16 pages that need to be illustrated will be negotiated upon winning this contest. Much better idea, so thanks for the suggestion!

      • 4 years ago
  • blacktee011
    blacktee011
    • 4 years ago

    Thank you for invite Rose but the budget is not so motivating for 6 pages,and credit as illustrator is worthless if the book will not be the next big thing in the industry,well 99,9% of books are not,so...I wish all the best and good luck.

    • 4 years ago
    1. MIrador11
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      thanks for your comments and I really appreciate your feedback :)

      • 4 years ago
  • MIrador11
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Thanks so much for participating. The contest is now guaranteed. Here is some more information too.The dimensions will be 26.5 x 26,5 cm, so square in shape. The gingerman are a metaphor for a husband and wife who are struggling to have children. So you need to find a balance between real and make-believe.

    • 4 years ago
    1. daveyDsign
      daveyDsign
      • 4 years ago

      Ok, thanks for that I'll work for it when I'm this week, are you expecting some style of drawing/painting? I can adapt my self to fit what you look for :)

      • 4 years ago
    2. MIrador11
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      don't mind, you can use what you are most comfortable with. I believe it needs lots of colour to keep the kids engrossed so no black and white, just plain charcoal or plain lead pencil - make sure you use colour.

      • 4 years ago
  • blacktee011
    blacktee011
    • 4 years ago

    *16

    • 4 years ago
  • daveyDsign
    daveyDsign
    • 4 years ago

    Can you Guaranty the contest? So many people more will participate :)

    • 4 years ago
    1. MIrador11
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      Done!

      • 4 years ago

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