We are looking for an illustrator for appx 17 illustrations. The story is based on a unique little girl and we are looking for an illustrator that is able to provide a unique style that will make our book series stand out against the others.
The story is about imagination and wonder.
The main character will be a girl - about 8 years old.
We are looking for a kind of unique style. Something new.
She is a unique, creative child. She should look imperfect. Maybe a style of drawing with unique proportions? Like a smaller body or oblong head or something different. Something to make her style different from the look of characters in other books. She is a little odd maybe, but not ugly...still endearing and loveable. She is timid, shy, kind and artsy with a HUGE imagination. She doesnt talk a lot because she is often staring off at everyday things, very deep in thought, imagining a different world with incredible, whimsical ideas
She should have exaggerated, long wavy hair. Her hair is important as it will take on an important part of the book.
We like the idea of having sort of un-bordered hair. So the character will be outlined but the hair is a bit different in that it doesnt have an outline necessarily. (I can provide samples to show what I mean by this - where the whole image is outlined except the hair. The hair just has some random whispy lines over it to insinuate strands but doesnt outline the entire shape of the hair - if that makes any sense.) Open to other ideas to make the hair sort of a unique element to her character.
We'd like to see saturated, vivid colors (but we also like more textured, hand drawn tones look with ink and watercolour as an option.) We are open to your interpretation.
Her clothing style should be unique. Like how a sort of quirky artistic type would dress. Maybe mismatched, maybe bohemian style - you decide what you think works best.
(Will provide samples for inspiration, they are named for the examples they are showing)