Octopus and Rising Sun Illustration

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  • Prize: $100
  • Entries Received: 370

Contest Brief

I am looking for a talented illustrator who can create a realistic octopus and rising sun illustration in a monochrome color scheme. The illustration will be used for print purposes.

Playful Octopus and Rising Sun

Objective: Design an eye-catching, vibrant illustration for the back of a surfboard, merging the iconic Japanese Rising Sun motif with a playful octopus.

Style and Theme:
Realistic Imagery: The octopus and the rising sun should be depicted in a realistic style, with detailed attention to the natural features and textures of the octopus, and the radiant, dynamic appearance of the sun.

Japanese Rising Sun: This emblematic design should be central in the illustration, radiating warmth and energy. The sun's rays should be vivid, extending across the surfboard in a symmetrical pattern.

Playful Octopus: The octopus, known for its intelligence and playfulness, should be rendered in a realistic manner, but with a whimsical twist. It should appear as if it's playfully interacting with the rising sun, wrapping its tentacles around the sun's rays in a harmonious dance.

Color Palette:
Predominant orange and white, reflecting the traditional colors of the Japanese Rising Sun.
Various shades of orange, grey, blue and for the octopus, adding depth and realism to its portrayal.
Composition:

The Rising Sun should occupy the central or lower-central part of the surfboard.
The octopus should be positioned in such a way that it appears to be embracing or spiraling around the sun, with its tentacles elegantly entwined with the sun's rays.
Balance between the vibrant sun and the more subtly colored octopus is key, ensuring neither element overshadows the other.

Usage:
The illustration will be used exclusively on the back of surfboards, serving as a distinctive and attractive design element that enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of the surfboard. The surfboard will be a teal color board.


Deliverables:
A high-resolution digital illustration, adaptable to different sizes and shapes of surfboards.
A mock-up showing the illustration on a surfboard for a visual understanding of the final product.


Deadline:
30 days

Inspiration Image:
An image of the Japanese Rising Sun serves as a reference for the style and color scheme.
Note: The illustration should evoke a sense of movement and fluidity, resonating with the dynamic nature of surfing and the ocean.


Skills and Experience:
- Proficiency in realistic illustration techniques
- Strong understanding of monochrome color schemes
- Experience in creating illustrations for print media

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