Concept art for online game

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We are looking for talented digital painters, illustrators, and concept artists to create visuals for an upcoming online collectible card game called Chromancer.

BACKGROUND
A large world of city-states exists amidst an aether of swirling energies. Chroma is a crystalline source of energy, which springs forth in little rifts in parts of the void. The city-states have large bustling economies and a central part of the economy is based around the harvesting of chroma. Teams go into the wilderness to do this, seeking out the little rifts and mining them. Chromancers are a special class of citizens with supernatural powers -- the ability to, through cards, manipulate these various energies and materialize forests, mountains, creatures from the past, great heroes, and even magical spells. The city states are awash with competing merchant interests and clans, and often a mining team will come across another; the two will compete for the mining spot. Typically mining squads are chaperoned by a Chromancer for this purpose: the Chromancers duel each other for the spot, quite literally manifesting armies out of the very energy they are drawing to lay claim over the source.

THEMES

The Chromancer Universe takes place in a Medieval setting. The materials of the age are traditional and epoch appropriate -- wood, leather, steel, papyrus, vellum, precious metals, crystal, and stone. The art and art direction in the Chromancer Universe is inspired by a wide range of societies and cultures encompassing European, African, Middle and Near Eastern, and Asian Medieval traditions.

The art in the game is not meant to be explicitly representational or realistic, but instead should be painterly interpretations of a fantastic universe, appropriate to the general time period (5th to 15th centuries). Compositions should be unique and exciting. We want the world depicted in the cards to exude energy and dynamism.

The game is focused on colors, and the powers and characteristics of each of these colors. Red heroes, creatures, and buildings have very different attributes (and appropriate strategies) than Blue or Green ones.

As such, the artwork created should focus heavily on color, and less on defined form. Think swirling, impressionistic artwork, instead of very strict linework and defined form (such as cell shading or anime influenced design). We are interested in: COLOR, MOVEMENT, COMPOSITION, and EMOTION. We do not want traditional Dungeons and Dragon type artwork. We want Impressionistic artistry and style.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Digital paintings or illustrations that we can use to illustrate the website, associated materials, and - most importantly - help establish an atmosphere as the game is developed. We will be looking for an initial run of 5 illustrations/paintings, after an initial trial project of one painting (to calibrate expectations and establish a working relationship). Please bid for the cost of 5 digital painting/illustrations, at a minimum size of 11x17 at 300dpi.

See attached images for examples of appropriate art styles (we do not claim any ownership of the attached images). These are simply examples. We want COLOR.

Reply with an attached portfolio of concept art - fantasy themes are preferred. Please do not bid if you do not have a portfolio of concept art (or can exhibit fine arts training). Please be able to communicate in fluent English. Please be able to commit to finishing the project if you are chosen.

We are happy to answer questions. Thank you.

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  • emifloyd Profile Picture

    emifloyd

    Mar del Plata,  Argentina

    I'm an Illustrator and Graphic Designer with over 10 years of professional experience in the Illustration field: comics, covers, children's book, character design, concept art, graphic design,digital paintings and more.

    Adobe Flash, Graphic Design, Banner Design, and Logo Design

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    canifu

    Hollywood,  United States

    I am a Motion Graphic Designer with over 12 years of experience. I specialize in Logo Intro Videos and Explainer Videos. I enjoy it so much, that’s all I do, all day and all night! After years of working in TV network / ad agencies, I became a full-time freelancer so I am available throughout the day and I plan my schedule around my projects. I work with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Aftereffect, Autodesk Maya and Maxon Cinema4D. I can complete a project on my own from research, style development, storyboarding, design, asset creations, animations and editing. I also produce videos for e-learning courses, internal training videos and pretty much anything motion graphic related are within my line of expertise. Whether you have a rockstar budget or a normal one like everyone else, talk to me and you will be glad to have me working on your next project.

    Video Services, Photoshop, Animation, and After Effects

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    wolber

    Manchester,  United Kingdom

    Photography, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Maya

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    aprilily21

    London,  United Kingdom

    I am an illustrator who enjoys creating book covers and illustrations using the amazing tools of the digital era, mixed with the never out of fashion pencils on paper. I am specialized in Science Fiction and Fantasy art but I wouldn't say no to creating the next ultimate secret agent, superhero, or the cutest bunny rabbit. I love working with people who have an open mind and a tremendous imagination! Sounds like you? Than I'd be more than glad to put my creativity at your service.

    Illustrator, Illustration, Caricature & Cartoons, and Covers & Packaging

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    comics583

    Lviv,  Ukraine

    work with figures

    Logo Design, Game Design, Illustrator, and Arts & Crafts

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    dallinbifano

    Cheney,  United States

    My name is Dallin Bifano, and I am a Concept Artist and Illustrator from Washington State. I have worked on trading card games, video games and done several genre specific book covers. I am very interested in your project and would be happy to answer any questions that you have for me if you have any. Along with the images that are posted on Freelancer, here is are a couple of my websites that have more art for you to look at: http://www.dallinbifanoart.com/ and http://www.dbbdesign.net/ I look forward to hearing from you, Dallin Bifano

    Illustrator, Illustration, and 3D Modelling

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    FreemanFox

    Leeds,  United Kingdom

    Hi, I'm Ian, an illustrator, concept artist and character designer based in Surrey, England. I'm eager to start working on some exciting artwork and would love to hear from you if you are working on any projects to which I can add my creative input. Take a look at my portfolio to get a good feel for my work, and feel free to contact me should you like what you see.

    Logo Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Arts & Crafts

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    artofalonzo

    San Pablo City,  Philippines

    Delivers high quality designs, topnotch illustration and graphics. Specialize in 2D art game illustration for PC, iPhone, Android. Sci-fi and Fantasy Art TCG illustration Character Design Concept Art Environment Design.

    Graphic Design, Photoshop, iPhone, and Android

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    jaggu2005

    jabalpur,  India

    I am an illustrator from India. My focus is with fantasy and science fiction. I create imaginary places on my laptop/graphics tablet and sketchpad. Currently I'm working on a growing collection of stereoscopic paintings. Commercially, I've worked as a freelance concept artist since 2007. I've worked on many projects from android to ipad, from browser games to trading cards.i don't follow any particular style of art, thus i can adapt to any kind of genre . Recently i've started working for dc comics on their earth 11 branch ..

    Graphic Design, Arts & Crafts, Illustration, and Caricature & Cartoons

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    joebennett

    Newmarket,  Canada

    Innovation. Imagination. Captivating Creativity. Specializing in Illustration, Concept Art and Design. The Creative Evolution starts here.

    Graphic Design, Photoshop, Industrial Design, and Illustrator