In a few months, I will have finished my new Fantasy Adventure RPG system. It is divided into several books: Four "core books", which hold the game rules, monsters, magic items, options and so forth that you will want to have when play a game acording to my rule system; four "source books", that detail the four most important game worlds my game currently has; and several „options books“ that hold new character classes, genre-specific add-ons, new magic items and rules for creating new character classes, character races, spells, magic items and monsters.
The cover illustrations for my first "core book", the Players Handbook (the book with all player rules, options and the ability to take your character up to the 50th level and beyond) and the third „core book", the so-called Monster Tome (a big monster collection, about 500 monsters strong) has already been created. But for the first and most important of the „Core Books“, my Players Handbook, which holds all rules and character classes for my RPG system, I still need a good painted cover illustration. That's where you come in.
For this particular cover, I need a color illustration that depicts the following scene:
An adventurer party is either departing or entering a big, skull-shaped cave. On top of the skull-cave, unknown to the adventurers, hide two big ogres who are about to kill the party by lifting big boulders.
The art style must be detailed and photo-realistic, but at the same time, painted in very strong, bright colors, kind of like the old movies that were shot in Technicolor. Bright, detailed, realistic, yet evocative of classic Fantasy. "Quirky" fantasy art is completely unsuitable for this project.
The illustration will be A3. Job begins in September 2016 and should be finished by November 15, 2016. Please attach at least one OLD color illustration sample to your bid/message, so that I can judge whether your art style is right for this job.
If you finish this introductory job with the cover for the game master guide, you are eligible to start with one of the next cover jobs for me. Right now, I'm looking to expand my artist team, and I have lots of covers I need to have created for me: Covers connected to my original fiction, covers connected to my original RPG system, covers for old book classics (which I need, new, good covers for, so that modern people will actually want to read them) and so on. But it is extremely important that you are able to be directed.
Upon payment, all rights to the cover go to me. Budget for the cover is limited to 150$, but a positive (and detailed) feedback is assured. Although the feedback is NOT considered part of the payment but is something I give customarily for a very well-done job. And it has proven on other places to be a BIG help in getting new work for artists. And, of course, if you finish this cover, you have the perfect piece for your portfolio to get all kinds of commissions from the RPG industry!
Okay, looking forward to your bids. Don't forget to answer all questions, attach at least one old color sample of your work (unanswered questions and/or missing old art samples will cause me to take you from the list of applicants) and Good Luck!