kswaterford got their new illustration or graphics by running a design contest:
Create an exciting Sci fi illustration for Future Fantasy Publishing
Check out kswaterford's Illustration or graphics contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
Science fiction novels - Target audience: science fiction fans.
What's your vision?
I am planning to publish a series of science fiction novels in the near future and have written some associated short stories for marketing purposes. What I need designed is ONE illustration for one of those short stories (there will eventually be 3 for each story). This illustration will appear as part of a free e-book and an A5 printed version of the short story. The scene to be illustrated has 4 main elements. 1. Background - storm clouds within Jupiter's upper atmosphere (should be dark, claustrophobic in feel). 2. Foreground element 1: observation platform at rear of ship - no windows, platform surrounded by force field (this is a stealth ship so not too many lights). 3. Foreground element 2: illegal Lyquis farmer/engineer (Lyquis = illegal drug produced by bacterial colonies that live within atmosphere) standing on edge of platform, large, home-made 'scatter gun' rifle resting on shoulder, other thumb tucked into tool belt. 4. sparkling swarm of Sylph (bacterial colony that produces Lyquis) rising up around ship. I will attach a mock-up of this illustration (very rough - colours need to be changed) to give you a sense of the composition, but feel free to experiment, particularly with the ship and Lyquis farmer. Farmer character should have some basic, futuristic armour, and a tool belt, but should look more like a rogue bounty hunter than a conventional soldier.
Although intellectual property will be purchased as part of this transaction, the artists name will be displayed in all versions of the short story, beneath my own. I would also like the illustration to be signed (in a discreet manner). Based on the success of this design contest, I will have more work soon after.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Illustration or graphics starts at €319.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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