Website background illustration for http://thejesterscourtband.com/
Final design is to be a web background (vector is a plus but not a necessity) image 1980 px wide by approximately 800-1000 px in height. At the bottom of the background image, transitioning into a repeating background pattern is required. The background image will be placed behind the main container which is 980 px in width meaning key design elements need to be on each side of the main container. The illustration can be either an stylized photo with the required elements added to it or a full hand drawn illustration or if you feel like you have something else that will work I look forward to reviewing it and providing feedback.
Ideas for background image design - we really like a romantic desert courtyard theme possibility with Spanish style columns, outdoor fireplace, rustic wood and rough hewn stone. The design should have the effect of looking into a romantically lit courtyard. This effect could be done with curtains on both outer sides of the image (please use curtains that are red in color, tied back, and with a harlequin diamond pattern if you're going to use curtains). The environment should be of evening or deep dark-blue sky. The sense of depth is required for the image. The illustration can be less abstract than the current image on the website, and hints of greent/plants could be a nice in addition to the brown/tan, rich burgundy types of color schemes too. We also really like a rough hewn look.
The background should not be too busy as to distract from the readability of the content. The website currently has a background image that transitions into a repeating background for your example. The repeating pattern could be, but is not limited to, a harlequin diamond pattern.
The style of the background image design should be in tune with the logo style.
We like desert style courtyard rather than an elaborate Italian courtyard.
Many supporting files to inspire ideas attached. When possible use brand colors.
*The contest holder is a dedicated project manager from http://championstartup.com that looks forward to reviewing and providing feedback on all designs. We'll even give suggestions on how you it may be possible to improve your design if we see something that could help you.