lindseyfairleigh got their new illustration or graphics by running a design contest:
Edgy illustration for a dark Urban Fantasy book cover
Check out lindseyfairleigh's Illustration or graphics contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
Author of emotionally charged science fiction and fantasy books
What's your vision?
An illustration - no typography - for the book cover of the first book (Ink Witch) in a new dark Urban Fantasy series. The series has a "Jessica Jones" meets "Supernatural" feel (dark, haunting, gritty). I'm looking for someone who will be able to work on a 1-to-1 project basis for the later books in the series after this contest. The main protagonist is a young, female tattoo artist/fortune teller in Seattle, WA. REQUIRED ELEMENTS: - the illustration will be used for a paperback (wraparound) book cover (8.5" x 12" total) and an ebook cover - the protagonist MUST be on the right half of the illustration, and she MUST be the focal point. - Female protagonist (white, slim/slender/fit, 18yo, brown eyes, pretty, tough, hard): generally wears fitted jeans/leather pants, cropped tank tops/t-shirts, red leather jacket, combat boots (any combination is fine), has "magical" tattoos (Egyptian-esque) on arms/hands and regular black tattoos elsewhere on her body, hair color changes frequently but is never shorter than her chin. - protagonists expression should be fierce/angry/determined - Sword - katana with a "magical" crystalline blade. - Iconic Seattle-ish background including a shipyard/shipping containers/cranes. - realistic-ish style - this doesn't need to look like a photo, but I'm also not looking for anything cartoony - some sort of a magical glow in a bright color that really pops OPTIONAL ELEMENTS: - an ouroboros (a circular symbol of a snake eating its own tail) - Tarot-related imagery - Tattoo-related imagery/style
A sketch is absolutely fine for the first round. :) I am looking for someone I can continue to work with for the illustrations on the covers of the later books.
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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