My two teenage kids have created and published their own fantasy trading card game called Exodus. They have two different theme decks available and the base set of the game is done, but it is time for new illustrations! They are paying for the artwork with their own money they have saved. Their budget for the job is $56. Here is the job description my kids wrote:
Hi, we need 4 new illustrations that will be made into cards for 2 new Starter Decks that will be released this Winter. We are looking for an artist with good examples of how they draw bright crystals, ice, stars/nebula, and luminous forests (brighter colors than the attached reference, but that is a good detail reference). Ideally, artwork that is similar in style to our existing artwork, and you can view some of our game's existing artwork at our official website: www.exodus-cards.com
The 4 new images we need illustrated are:
- Lightstruck Lebanon (side-view of a living Lebanon treefolk with lightning connecting its branches and limbs; It walks, towering higher than surrounding mountains, bringing lightning and thunder in its wake),
- Plaguespire Wolf (a living ice formation in the shape of a large wolf; ever-growing crystal shards and needle-like ice spires protrude from its body [and cluster higher on its back] and jut out in every direction),
- Garnet Shardfolk (an ice creature made of rubies and red crystal shards; it emits a crimson glow from within the core of its body),
- Planetary Crag of the Cosmos (a massive summit; a living mountain that is infused with nebula, galaxy matter and stardust; clouds swirl around it as its peak reaches into the atmosphere),
Each illustration needs to be 825 x 1125 px (they can be larger as long as they keep that aspect ratio) at 300 DPI.
These illustrations will need to be delivered as PSD (Photoshop) files with separate layers intact. This will allow us to overlap the character or part of the environment over the card frame to make it look like it is "jumping out" at the viewer!
We will provide detailed descriptions for each drawing upon awarding the job. We have some references we want to provide for a couple of these cards, but others you will have complete creative freedom. We are looking for an artist that can provide lots of detail and bright colors in the artwork.
When the final illustrations are made into new trading cards, you will be credited as the artist in the bottom right corner of each card. We will also mail you the final cards that you illustrated, after they are printed!
These cards will be found in Starter Decks in 2016. This new expansion will be a huge addition to Exodus and these cards are sure to be extremely popular!
We look forward to working with you on creating epic new Exodus artwork!
Jake and Lexi