We are looking for an illustrator for a mobile game / app that is set in the style of children’s books. Each story is approximately 12-15 pages.
For your bid, please provide a price for creating 6 stories. We will set the first milestone as creating 1 story and continue with the other 5 if the first one goes well. If the product goes well, we will be looking to create many more stories on an ongoing basis, so please take that into consideration.
We have attached some reference images that give an indication of the general style we are going for. We are looking for a simple style but with enough personality to keep a child interested. The shading will be flat and simple, the lines clean. We need an approach which keeps image file size low - vector art is okay so long as it still looks great, but we will likely use jpgs or pngs in the app.
Please build into your bid the expectation of an initial concepting phase to agree on the style / look. You will be expected to create compelling and unique characters as well as interesting backgrounds for the story.
Ideally you will have experience creating illustrations for children's books, but if not please provide us with some sort of proof of your ability to create this sort of work - especially your ability to create interesting characters and to visually illustrate what is happening in a story. The stories themselves are pretty simple. For example, "Fred and Mary walk through the forest. They see a monkey. Fred says, "Look, the monkey is happy". That sort of thing.
Preference will be given to those who are solo Freelancers (as opposed to part of an agency - we like to speak directly to the artist, not a manager). Preference will also be given to those who can prove to use clearly their ability to create this style of children's illustration.