kaslam311 got their new illustration or graphics by running a design contest:
Create a scene or image that helps to capture and visually articulate who my wife is
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Entertainment & The Arts
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I want to have a graphic designed for my wife as a surprise. I tried to have a painting commissioned a while ago but the painter really missed the mark and it just didn't turn out as I requested. I will have the winning image printed and framed. My wife is an amazing person. Trying to list / outline her achievements would take forever. Some highlights: She has a degree in international human rights, has spent time in the Middle East on peace keeping missions, has lobbied Congress on behalf of child soldiers, was awarded an international award as an advocate for peace by a major NGO. She speaks regularly as an anti-bullying speaker where we live locally. She's a new mom (our son is 8 weeks old) but is already amazing at it. She has a sister who has a learning disability who she has always cared for. Her three siblings (two sisters and a brother) call her on mothers day. She has the word "Justice" tattooed on her wrist in Arabic. I want something that helps to depict who she is as a person that I can have printed and framed. I realize you can't capture all of "that" in a single image but I am hoping to find something that helps illustrate the essence. I had the idea of having her fighting up a hill against some sort of "darkness" and holding a shield that deflects the darkness from those behind her that she's defending. That might be stupid but its just an example of what I was thinking. I really don't want to get too specific with the approach because I'm not an artist. I would like to trust you to take your own direction with it. The artwork doesn't have to be exceptionally literal - this is very important - I'm trying to capture a persona not necessarily tell a story. I would appreciate you being very creative and going in whichever direction you think best for what I'm trying to accomplish. I'm not looking for a "mural" necessarily but something along the lines of the type of scene that people would use historically to try and chronicle greatness. I'm also not looking for a certain type of "genre" - I'd be just as open to a traditional pencil sketch as I would to anime or 3D animation or even comic book type drawings. The medium isn't as important as the message. I do want something that is very colorful. Some notes: - She's an amazing actress and has a very rich creative side. - She's a beauty pageant winner and was Miss Arab USA (I don't want this included either - just an "fyi") - She loves to read. Her favorite books are the Harry Potter series. I don't want this included at all from a literal sense but might help to define the "tone" or "theme". - She's Palestinian by heritage. I don't want that to be the central theme but some small inclusion or hint towards it would be meaningful. - She's very strong, direct and brave. She walks with her head high. - She's beautiful and very feminine and has a natural grace to her. - I have included pictures of her for your reference. Update: 6.15.2015 Hello designers! I wanted to update the brief (the folks at 99designs said that's a best practice). I'm really looking for something that tells a story. Not a slide show or anything, I still want a single image. Just something that has a sense of narrative to it. I want to see her in an environment that reflects where she's been and maybe even the things she has fought against. She works against oppression, has fought sex trafficking, has done peace keeping in the middle east (she has been tear gassed) and really has a warrior spirit. I want to see something like that reflected in the imagery.
If you have any questions or ideas that you'd like to communicate to me I'm all for a brain storming session prior to starting.
599 US$ Custom package
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.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their illustration or graphics.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
kaslam311 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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