Illustration for T-Shirt: A Shark Holding Hands with a Fish and Other Arm Around a Donkey

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $270
  • Entries Received: 53
  • Winner: elinavarro

Contest Brief

I need an original full-color illustration created for a t-shirt (high-resolution). If you like, you may submit concept outlines to get rating of whether or not I like your concept before you put full work into it.

Illustration: a shark in-between a donkey and a fish. He is holding hands with the fish on one side, and has his arm around the donkey's neck (like a friend) on his other side. It is as if he is keeping them both close. You can also experiment with shark holding both hands, or switching the hug and hand holding between fish and donkey, or arms around both.

I want the style *NOT* to be extremely cartoon-like, but definitely still be an illustration. It should not look silly like a goofy cartoon, but rather should look like a moment in time if these three characters ever showed up together.

This is for a t-shirt for poker players. In the game of poker, a shark is the best player with all the skill. He wins. The fish and the donkey are both very bad players who always lose their money to the shark, but they always want to beat him every time they play. The feeling of the shirt should be that the shark is keeping the donkey and fish close to him to deceive them and pretend they are friends, and the donkey and fish are both happy to stay friends and play with the shark even though they hate him and they know he is better than they are.

Some guidelines: no cowboy hats please. No playing cards or poker chips please. Poker players already know what these symbols (donkey, fish, shark) mean without these images and so I don't want them. Backgrounds, if used, should be very simple and on separate layer. Facial and body expressions and style will be everything when I choose a winner.

If I like several entries, I will probably also pay a few people for runner-up designs.

You can see my last contest here to see what styles and ideas I liked most: https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Illustration-for-TShirt-A-Donkey-Riding-a-Goldfish-1476239

Good luck!

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Public Clarification Board

  • kvinay84
    kvinay84
    • 3 weeks ago

    please check this #116

    • 3 weeks ago
  • kvinay84
    kvinay84
    • 3 weeks ago

    Please check #113

    • 3 weeks ago
  • amalonit
    amalonit
    • 3 weeks ago

    Cool entries here !

    • 3 weeks ago
  • manesomnath1
    manesomnath1
    • 3 weeks ago

    #108

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  • kvinay84
    kvinay84
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hi Please check #103. Thank you!

    • 3 weeks ago
  • kvinay84
    kvinay84
    • 3 weeks ago

    Please check # 98

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  • kvinay84
    kvinay84
    • 3 weeks ago

    Please check #97

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  • ecomoglio
    ecomoglio
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hi, please check #96 . Thanks.

    • 3 weeks ago
  • ecomoglio
    ecomoglio
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hi, please check #95. Thanks!!!

    • 3 weeks ago
  • AdriandraK
    AdriandraK
    • 3 weeks ago

    please check #94

    • 3 weeks ago
  • manesomnath1
    manesomnath1
    • 3 weeks ago

    #81

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  • ecomoglio
    ecomoglio
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hi, please check #77. Thanks!!!

    • 3 weeks ago
  • kvinay84
    kvinay84
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hi please check #76 . Thank you.

    • 3 weeks ago
  • joepic
    joepic
    • 3 weeks ago

    Working..

    • 3 weeks ago
  • kvinay84
    kvinay84
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hi please check #61 .

    • 3 weeks ago
  • theeerteeen
    theeerteeen
    • 3 weeks ago

    Please check #58. Any feedback will be great. Thank you in advance.

    • 3 weeks ago
  • berragzakariae
    berragzakariae
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hi, Please check #54 thank you

    • 3 weeks ago
  • AdriandraK
    AdriandraK
    • 4 weeks ago

    Please check my revised artwork #46 . Thanks

    • 4 weeks ago
  • ecomoglio
    ecomoglio
    • 4 weeks ago

    Hi, please check #42. Thanks!!!

    • 4 weeks ago
  • felixhadi
    felixhadi
    • 1 month ago

    Kindly check entry #25

    • 1 month ago
  • gianfmartin
    gianfmartin
    • 1 month ago

    oh man those designs!!

    • 1 month ago
  • YudiiKrolina
    YudiiKrolina
    • 1 month ago

    Hello, this is great what you want to do, I would love to work on this design, but it would also be cool to hide it, sealed nobody will copy the style of the other contestants, greetings

    • 1 month ago
    1. danoah
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      I think you may have that option, I don't know. But I like that artists can build on each other and see what the best ideas are. It's how you get a great finished work.

      • 1 month ago
    2. Maxoverdrawn
      Maxoverdrawn
      • 1 month ago

      yeah she can seal it herself. it's much cheaper for the artist to seal the work rather than the contest holder.
      @Yudi T. Don't worry, if your work is strong enough the quality will shine through and you'll get the prize. sealed or not. Good luck!

      • 1 month ago

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